A day is a day is a day

I’m sitting here with an adorable two year old in my lap.  He has a flashlight, on, which has become a constant companion of late.  He also has a stuffed monkey in his arms that should be in his bed where it belongs.  This little stinker tells me, “We’re going to the airport yesterday.”  I think he meant to say tomorrow or today.  We had a little tickle time where I repeatedly told him we are Not going to the airport which made him giggle in pure happiness.  He is also helping me pick out images for my 365 and 52 projects.  I couldn’t decide what image to pick for yesterday.  This week seems to be all about images of Madison.

This series of images are some of my favorites.  I love the super soft look of them.

This girl has the strangest tongue.  She must rest it against her teeth or bit it all the time to get those red indentions near the front.

Some images from our Home Depot trip on Saturday.  Madison is holding a soap dish for the shower.  Yay!

Many times we use two carts for when we are out and about unless the trip is a short one.  They have definitely reached the crazy two year old stage where they don’t like to listen or stay near mom and dad.  It is pretty frustrating for us and those around us when they are loud or we are trying to get them back under control.  Carts are great for containment as is having two parents on any shopping trip.  My hats off to moms who go grocery shopping by themselves with multiple children.  You ROCK!

It is cool to have two parents who try to think about things.  By this I mean try to figure out the what, why, where and how before situations arise.  An example of this came up the other day.  Madison let us know she liked the Blue SUV better.  She didn’t say why. It stuck with Guy though since we use the green SUV most of the time to try and even out the mileage.  He saw a two pack of these little lights that strap onto your forehead and his internal light bulb went off.  Even though Madison has much better leg room in the green SUV she likes the blue one better as it has individual reading lights verses only a main dome light in the green SUV.  They love their new head lamps for reading in the car.

Here we are eating some popcorn and watching a movie.

Yesterday I got a sweet new chair to use for photo shoots from a fellow Freecycler.  As we were out and about we got gas, stopped by the store for a few pantry items and made a last minute decision to eat at CiCi’s pizza.  Did you know you can have them make you a fresh pizza with whatever ingredients you want?  We do that and have always gotten a tasty hot pizza that hasn’t been sitting under the hot lights for a while.  Only $10.79 to feed all four of us makes us happy.

As we walked into CiCi’s to pay Guy confirmed to the guy it was the four of us dining.  The total came up more then usual so we asked him if the kids were still free.  He said he put one of them on but not the other.  We let him know they were twins and both two years old.  He gave us that look.  You know the one I’m talking about.  The look that says we are eating at a totally cheap place and trying to take advantage of them as our kids were certainly not under the age of three.  He took off the additional meal, but I swear he was giving us funny looks the whole time we were eating.  Maybe I’ll start keeping their passports in my bag to prove their age.  Sheesh.  This is a common issue in my family, especially when kids are at the 10-12 age range for kids meals at restaurants, movie tickets and other venues with age related charges.

The girl who loves snow.  Even though she wasn’t feeling well the snow had her utterly delighted.

Blake just turned to me again to taunt me with his airport dreams in an obvious ploy to get another tickle session.  He got what he wanted.  Madison found her flashlight and is pointing it out the window at the birds trying to find food in the grass.  Rechargeable batteries are awesome!

Blake also wasn’t feeling well and it shows!

Yes, that is pizza sauce on the corner of his mouth.  The kids LOVE pizza and both only ate a little bit and almost no carrots or tomatoes which are normally gone ASAP.

Continuing where I left off this afternoon…

Guy had a few frantic moments today and tonight over the condition of our house.  Toys was a big concern as was the large spot of marker on the carpet in the office.   We ended up going through the kids toy box and storage containers to sort all the toys that have become jumbled together since the last time I organized them.  We took out the baby ones to put with the new babies stuff, tossed some stuff into the garbage and reorganized the rest.  A while back I had tried to use some clear plastic containers with lids, but the kids stood on them until one by one we lost all but the one holding the ABC blocks.  This time we have a few whicker cubes, a whicker basket, the big trunk and a few tote bags dividing up their stuff.   This probably will not work permanently either, but we are using the stuff we have on hand.

The pregnancy continues to go well.  The baby moves all the time now.  He is as crazy as Madison was in my belly doing full body flips quite often.  Saturday through Monday he was only on the right side of my belly button.  It was so weird to have my belly only have baby on one side and it pushed my uterus up higher then my rib cage on the right side.   It was crazy painful and I thought I was going into preterm labor until I figured out what was happening.  My weight….  Not so well!   As of this morning I am only 3 pounds away from the weight I decided not to go over during this pregnancy.  There is a ton of fat I’m able to pinch over my belly and other places so I know it can be repositioned from here on out.  The only problem is that I know it is unlikely to maintain especially when I will not be dieting.  The last pregnancy I was busy trying to gain weight with two babies using up everything I put in, but this pregnancy is all about fighting the urge to eat eat eat way more then is recommended each day.

The kids definitely caught my cold.  Poor babies.  They are handling it pretty well though we were up on and off with an almost unconsolable Madison last night.  When mommy and daddy cuddles didn’t make it better she started asking for her grandma.   They also didn’t want to eat much at all today.  Madison actually went to sleep before Blake tonight who has been crying on and off for the last 40 minutes having me go in to hug him each time.  I think he finally went to sleep though so with that, I am off to bed myself.