Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Here is the clip of the kiddos yukking it up to "Knick Knack" - the Pixar short the kids stumbled on over our "staycation" last month. Keelyn and Clare were here for one of our standard Saturday playdate/happy hours :) Ah this is the priceless stuff ya gotta get on the record.
Friday, September 5, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Pete and I bagged our beach trip (long stories...) and decided to have our first ever O family "staycation" with the kids. It was amazingly wonderful and much needed to spend so much time with Justin, Jessica and Sarah. What an amazing week! We spent three days at the bucket pool, went to the DC Zoo, Hershey Park, The Baltimore Inner Harbor and Aquarium and went to see Clone Wars the day it opened. The kids had a blast! We did too - the girls and Justin are getting so big I just cannot believe it. The girls talked our ears off the whole week - and Justin is just amazing with the things the kid comes up with... so smart.
Some random thoughts on my week off:
* My kids are really considerate! One random example ~ Sarah saw a big fish in between two of the "windows" on the aquarium and thought he was "stuck" - she blurts out "Fishy stuck, I have to help him" she is such a sweetie!
*Justin is getting big - and brave. He was a real fish in the water this past week and wanted to go on a ride that I would have never thought he'd step foot on at Hershey Park. WTG Justin!
*The sound of kids laughter can make the whole world go away for a few moments - my kids discovered a little Pixar short called Knick Knack (bonus material on Nemo DVD) and laughed their little butts off at all 2 and a half minutes of it all week!
*Leashes are for dogs! I cannot stand seeing kids on leashes. Moms if you can't stroller, control or get enough people to help you with your kids - STAY HOME do not put them on leashes and let them run wild in a crowded public place... sheesh.
* I don't know how much longer I will dress my girls in matching outfits. I saw twin girls - must have been around 10 or 12 and dressed alike - at Hershey Park and they looked ridiculous... lol :)
Friday, July 25, 2008
Yesterday was one of those days. Sarah woke up with a bizarro rash and splotchy red marks all over her. I left the office and ran her over to Urgent Care. This weird breakout had even the doctor scratching her head - still not really sure what it is. She thought some of it looked like an allergic reaction (contact dermatitis I guess they call it)some of it actually looked like insect bites (weird cuz she hadn't been outside at all on Wed to get bit). They sent us home with two prescriptions - a steroid and an anti-itch medication to keep her from scratching it. We headed over to the pharmacy to get them filled and pick up some Cortaid and Sarah and I got to do a little shopping. She was so cute. Girlfriend talked my freaking ear off the whole time. So adorable. While I was looking at the creams she saw the Bandaids and immediately went for the SpongeBob box - she's turning into her brother. Justin used to have to pick out a pack of Bandaids everytime we went to the grocery store.... She also got to pick out some pops (dum dums) to take home for everyone and she insisted on Thomas gummy vitamins :)
Sarah is a trooper! She is so much better today. TGIF!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Last weekend we had two of my friends from high school visit - Susan and Mike, along with their families. We had a GREAT time. We hung out in the afternoon then piled into the Sequoia and hit the Belmont Concert - it was REO Speedwagon and it was a great show. Merrywood Court gang was there - and a handful of other friends from around town. Then we proceeded to make it over to The Dock to see Kicking Norma, our new favorite local band featuring our old friend Doug on guitar. Jen and I along w/ Susan and Indrani were total groupies right up front singing and dancing and having an overall GREAT time. We may have done some shots - I vaguely remember :) It was really fun to catch up - but as always the weekend goes by too fast when you're having so much fun. The Lanzis even made a showing at Belmont - Mark, Robin and the crew. They brought along some neighbors and Robin said the boys had a blast and called it "their first rock concert" - too cute.
The kids are having a wonderful summer so far. Barbara Jean has been filling their days with playdates, pool outings, park trips, moonbounce sessions, picnics and FUN in general. The kids are loving the bucket pool and Justin is a little fish this year in the water. Now we are all counting down to our beach vacation ~ hope everyone is having a great summer!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Monday, June 9, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Last night the girls were clamoring for fruit snacks so I gave Jess a pack and she decided to share with her "baby" and placed a handful in her baby highchair tray. She forgot about them - later after Sarah inhaled hers and came begging for more - I told her to go eat Jess's baby's fruit snacks. So she proceeded to do just that - then came up to me and said "baby more fruit snacks" - um, Sarah I'm sorry but I was not born yesterday. They are really for you right? I think this might be her very first scam.
Tonight I was wrestling around and tickling the kids on the couch after work and Justin decides he wants to bring a small cup of water over to the couch. So he asks me to hold it and I of course tell him no I will not hold it - you need to go set it on the table or counter so it doesn't get spilled. "But mom i got that water for you" um, yeah right. Justin has quite a few scams under his belt but this was a new one on me.
Newsflash to kids: Momma was not born yesterday. I was the master of scams and you will find it VERY difficult to out-scam me. Have fun trying tho... LOL
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
I never thought I'd meet someone who puts as much salt on their popcorn as I do... lol. I told Nicole we had to get separate popcorns cuz I drown mine in salt and butter and as it turns out - she also pours extra salt into a napkin and takes it into the flick and pours more over her popcorn after she eats off the top layer too. Who'd of thunk.
The first time Pete took me to a movie (Titanic) ~ well let's just say I am shocked he ever asked me out again after that. I actually took the popcorn shaker from the snack area and brought it into the theater so I could re-salt as I ate the popcorn. I think he was a little horrified. He says I am singlehandedly the reason that they now have the salt shaker on a string when you go to the movie theater. He may be right.
I can't believe I've met my salty popcorn match....
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Man we went through a rough period last summer through this past winter where those girls could NOT be trusted during a nap without two onesies on and ultimately - packing tape over their diaper tabs. Seriously... Before we found these "band aids" we had quite a few incidents where the girls would rip off those diapers (even number twos...) and have a big old party in their cribs. Lil strippers.... For a while we used a video monitor so we could run in and head off any "infractions" but it stopped working suddenly last Fall.
So, anyone who has or knows twins knows that nap time and bed time turn into "party time" when you have a buddy in the crib next door. I swear some days they party for an hour or two before they finally fricking fall asleep .......... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr it's very frustrating especially on a day when you have something planned around the naps! They throw everything out of their cribs, rip their sheets off, jump like lil monkeys - you name it.
Fast forward - So we've gone "commando" sans onesies and tape for a couple weeks so far and - no incidents to report! (man if I jinx this I'm going to DIE!!!!!!!!!!!)
Nice work girls... let's do please continue the trend. Pretty please?
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
A former coworker, Steve S., used to always remind me to slow down and appreciate all the important little things in life. He lost his mother a couple years ago and he really went on a spiritual journey after that… He always appreciated the caterpillar story. In fact I am going to call him when Caterpillar season arrives and remind him :)
Monday, April 7, 2008
My poor kids are so tired of being couped up in the house ~ can we just have a sunny day so we can play outside already? Thank God for the computer, our eight zillion toys and snacks!
I know they say April showers bring May flowers - but how are we going to survive the rest of this month? We are still in the single digit days! If you see the sun - please send it back our way. I was really hoping to do something outdoors with the kids this coming weekend - fingers and toes crossed. Rain rain GO AWAY...
Thursday, April 3, 2008
And I love this adorable pic of him and Charlotte - this was at the butterfly exhibit at the Natural History Museum in DC last month. They make a cute couple - but don't tell Brookie...
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
All I have to say is God help me...