Monday, March 22, 2010

Pity Party for One

It was one of THOSE days. I really try to stay positive most of the time (if you ask me; ask Tim and you might get a different answer), but this weekend was the exception. I've pretty much accepted that I am more house bound than the average mom. I've been trying to be better about getting out alone with the kids, but our outings consist of places like the park, Music Makers, and Kids Gone Wild...all places for kids' entertainment. I have yet to try and run errands or actually get anything productive done by myself with the babies in tow. So a lot of the things I need to go do pile up until they become a whole day full of errands....which means at some point I have to depend on someone to watch the kids while I'm pretty much gone for the day. I THOUGHT that I was going to get that kind of day on Saturday, and I won't get into the details of why I didn't, but I didn't....and I completely lost it. I might have even cried. I'm not sure why it was such a big deal this weekend....I think it was just that I thought I was going to get a chance to get everything done and was expecting to get out, so when that didn't happen....I felt sorry for myself!!! I know that I am extremely lucky. My family lives in town; Tim's family lives in town; we have friends and family around us, and we get to get out together more often than most people in our situation. My parents still even come over during the week to help while Tim is at work and I am able to go grab lunch with friends and do things I would never be able to do without all the support we have. Life is good and I have so much to be thankful for...but every once in a while, I have a little pity party.

Luckily, I'm already over it....and I'm back to being grateful and feeling blessed to have these little faces in my life. If I have to be stuck at home, and limited to visiting parks and bouncy houses, there's no one else I'd rather do it with :)

A few pics from one of our many trips to the park last week. Emma is in pink stripes and Kallie is in yellow, which by the way completely threw me off! I had let them pick out which sweater they wanted to wear and it was opposite of how I usually dress them. I kept calling them by the wrong name all day! Emma would correct me, "No, mommy....that's Emma!" pointing to herself. Lol...sorry girls!!!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Oakland Zoo

Ok our day has been as "crappy" as our morning was (sorry about the pun). So while the kids are sleeping, I'm going to focus on better days. Last Sunday...well, actually the Sunday before that (I'm way behind), we took a trip to the Oakland Zoo. It was a beautiful day and the kids are getting to the point where we can let them out of their wagon without them running off (sometimes we have to sing "We're Following the Leader," but that's a small price to pay for not having to pull 90+ pounds of 2yr. old behind you up and down the hills of the Oakland Zoo) - I can't tell you how nice that is! We had so much fun and I love getting the kids out, and tiring them out, all while keeping the house clean! We didn't take that many pictures of the zoo animals...I guess we were too busy taking pictures of our little animals :) Here are a few from our day.
Kallie, Emma and Timmy
Emma playing in the turtle shells.
Kallie's turn on the frog (Timmy is in the background signing and saying "Mimmy a turn!")

Finally...."Mimmy's a turn!"
Timmy watching the lion...
Emma telling two squawking/fighting birds to "share!" Too bad she can't follow her own advice at home :/

This is life these least one is not paying attention and someone is always picking their nose! Hey, if we can get one out of three to look, we're doing ok!

Waiting in line for one last choo-choo ride before heading home!

The Calm Before the Storm

Oh I knew that was too good to be true. Whenever the first words you hear out of your babies' mouths in the morning are, "Bick (big) poo-poos!" "Poo-poos all over it!" and "Poo-poos everywhere!" it's NEVER a good sign! Needless to say, this is the first thing we did this morning....

This isn't always the case...

Is it weird that it's 8am, my babies are still sleeping, and I miss these faces already???

Friday, March 5, 2010

Halftime Score

Bowls of cereal - 5 (Timmy and Emma wanted seconds)

Loads of laundry - 4

Loaded dishwasher - 1

Suckers for getting dressed without fighting me - 3 (I know I shouldn't bribe the kids to do things that they should do anyway, but sometimes it just makes life easier...don't hate!)

Bowls of spaghetti - 6 (everyone wanted seconds)

Kitchen floor swept - 2 (it actually NEEDS to be mopped)

Picked up and put away all the toys in the living room - 2

Sippy cups - 8

Diapers - 9


We've made it halfway through the day AND I've already worked out, ran a couple errands, and showered, so no matter what happens after nap time...I WIN!!!