Monday, March 30, 2009


The boys had Joe's bachelor party Saturday night and June and I had a slumber party. I made dinner and our mom came over. We had a fashion show for our wedding attire and watched the first hour Twilight. (I don't really understand the hype?)

All the while, the boys slept peacefully in their pack and play. Mike and Sean were supposed to spend the night at Joes but ended up coming home later (Thank God). Mike and I slept on the couch and never heard a peep from the boys until they woke up for their morning bottle . . .
Now, I have been diligent about using the 4 day wait rule when feeding the boys. I am very careful about what I feed them and write everything down so I have a record in case of allergies etc. They have been fine and haven't reacted to anything. So far . . .
I decided to relax a little bit on my feeding "policies". They boys had two brand new foods in one day on Saturday; cantaloupe and mustard greens. I'm thinking my policy was in place for a reason.

Emetophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of vomiting. Sufferers of emetophobia experience undue anxiety even though they realize their fear is irrational.

For as long as I can remember, I have had emetophobia. (I only recently learned it had a name-ha). If I feel sick, I will lay in bed for hours willing myself not to throw up. I made it through my entire pregnancy without barfing. I would hover over the toilet dying of nausea scared to death I would throw up. It's ridiculous I know. I can remember almost every incidence when someone has thrown up around me or in front of me. I HATE throw up. I'm scared to be around sick people. I want to be sympathetic but I can't.One of my very best friends has the same phobia. We always compare notes to make sure that the other one is not completely crazy. (We both are)

When my phobia comes up people they always say, "nobody likes throw up" or "it will be different when it is your own kids." NOT SO MUCH
5 a.m. Sunday: Keller wakes up babbling like every other morning. I get up and walk towards the room where they are sleeping. I am met in the hall by the worst smell I'm sure I have ever smelled. It's still dark and I pick Keller up from his pack and play. He is COVERED in purple (plums for dinner) chunks. In his hair, his ears and all over his face and body is throw up. I'm sure that he must have thrown up sometime during the night and rolled around in it until morning. I panic. I thank God briefly that my husband is sleeping on the couch. IT IS NOT DIFFERENT WHEN IT IS YOUR OWN KID! I peel Keller's clothes from his body and begin to dry heave. Mike takes Keller and holds him (covered in barf) while I get a bath ready in June's sink. He bathes Keller who isn't phased a bit acts like this happens every morning. I continue to dry heave. We get him bathed and his bed cleaned up. He sucks down a bottle without a care in the world and goes back to bed with Maguire.
I swear I can still smell the puke on him today.
His eczema broke out all over his face and body. I'm not sure if it was from new food, wallowing in vomit all night or June's laundry detergent on the sheets. I am sure that the kid will not be eating plums, cantaloupe or greens for a long time.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

almost Mr. and Mrs.

The wedding is almost here! We have been so busy with events leading up to the big day!! It all started with BreAnne's baclorette party. A bunch of us girls went to L.A. and shopped, went to a comedy club and had lots of fun!
The nest weekend, we had family from Colorado and Deleware come to see the twins for the first time and go to BreAnne's shower! My cousin Calgary is a teacher in Colorado and their Spring Break was last week.

We had a birthday party for my mom when her sisters were here.

and we took some family pictures :)

BreAnne's friend Kacey through her a great shower!

The boys had Joe's bachelor party this past weekend. I have to start another post for that one . . .

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


I wish I could get a job doing fun stuff like this :)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

and another

lovin this class

Friday, March 20, 2009


Even though I have lost much of my enthusiasm for teaching, I love learning new things. I may have too many hobbies because I don't have time to get good at anything before moving on to the next thing! I am mad at myself for wasting all of the free time that I used to have before the twins!

My friend Meghan is always trying to get me to try new recipes and I want to-I really do Meghan. Mike would appreciate not eating cereal for dinner several nights a week.
I also want to sew every cute thing I see and have to stay out of Strawberry Patches. I buy so many patterns and yards of fabric that I'd be embarrassed to let you see my office.
I want a garden too. I started a small herb garden while I was pregnant but it exploded out of the pots in the corner of our yard. Mike just trimmed it all back (he isn't a fan). I used the herbs only a few times-to make herbed butter once. It was tasty.
I have a huge stack of books that I want to read too.
See! I can't concentrate of one thing. I get scattered and jump from one thing to another. I have big plans to read, cook or sew after the boys go to bed or when they nap. I usually end up cleaning, pouring a glass of wine or running out of energy before I can get started.
Most recently, I took a photography class. It was so fun and I loved every minute of it. I've been taking a ton of pictures and I'm now learning photo shop so I can edit them and add fun things to them. I love our baby announcements and Christmas card done in photo shop and have been dying to learn this tricky program. I changed the blog header to something I learned in my photo shop class-yay! Here's another . . .

I'll keep posting pictures of the new things I learn in my class if I don't lose interest. (Mostly for Granny Babb who checks the blog for pictures of her great grand babies every day)

I'm thinking of making exercising my new hobby. Maybe . . .

Monday, March 9, 2009

It's been awhile

I haven't blogged in awhile so here goes . . .

The weather has been nicer lately and I have been meeting friends at the park or the bike trail pretty often. The kids are great in the stroller and seem to like getting out and about in the fresh air. They are also fabulous shoppers and smile at every single old lady that gushes over them and their matching clothes. People still ask me if they are twins. Duh? I haven't been bored or stir crazy and think I could EASILY transition to staying home full time. I've met a some new stay at home friends and have caught up with old ones (Meghan why do you live so far away?) I have appreciated and enjoyed my days at home so much more lately. The boys are happy to watch Baby Einstein on T.V. or crawl around in the living room playing with each other and their toys. They hold their own bottles now too! This gives me time at home to sew, cook and read the million magazines piling up on my coffee table. I think I would be happy for them to stay at this age for a long while. It is getting a bit harder to go to houses of friends and family lately. I chase them around keeping them out of plants, dog bowls and any other hazard they find. They love cords for some reason too.

I finished my last photography class and I loved it. I have taken some really cool pictures of the boys and love using them to practice the new things I have learned.

My job is still up in the air for next year. I know for certain now that I will not get to teach Kindergarten. This is truly where my heart is (if I HAVE to work) but I will go where I am called to serve. I'm hoping I can stay at my school since the boys babysitter is so close but I won't know for awhile still. I am thankful to have a job when so many teachers are being laid off due to the drastic cuts in education in California. I am trying to have a cheerful attitude and embrace the change coming my way.

Mike's cat Max has been sick for awhile now. He has been throwing up at least once a day for about a month. We took him to the vet, they think he has a tumor and wanted to do exploratory surgery for $1300.00! We decided to just wait it out, deal with the throw up for awhile and see if he got any better. He isn't acting sick (other than the throwing up) but we are worried he may be suffering. We are wrestling with putting him to sleep. I hope cats go to heaven.

Mike has been busier with the business these past weeks (phew). Many people are living in their RV's or fixing their old ones instead of buying new but it is still hard to not be able to count on a regular paycheck to budget with!

I have family coming from Delaware and Colorado soon and am really looking forward to visiting with my aunts and cousins and having them meet Keller and Maguire.

BreAnne's wedding in April 4. I have been helping her with last minute details and it reminds me why I eloped. It is so much work! Her bachlorette party is this weekend and Mike will be home with the boys alone all weekend. I know he can handle it but I think I'm going to miss all of them like crazy. I AM looking forward to some girl time and sleeping in though!