Thursday, October 28, 2010

Don't Take My MoJo

I just read the most annoying article in Parenting Magazine .
It had this article on "The Caffeine Buzz" - outlined how much coffee affects you and what it will do. The first level was great up to 2 cups a day. Then the next level said: if you drink between 2-3 cups a day it significantly increases blood pressure, potentially shortening your life span by five years. me 5 years is a shit load! I am not uneducated or unhealthy and know that too much caffeine is bad for you for many reasons but 2-3 cups? Come on...I need MoJo..I have twins! According to this article, with my afternoon double espresso, I am technically shaving off about 7 years of my life!

Why would they write that in a parenting magazine for parents no less who typically are exhausted and zombies during those first few years chasing their offspring that run 90 miles an hour - all day- everyday. Now don't get me wrong, I do balance it out with choking down about 64 oz of water a day in between, sometimes more. But even when I was in my tip, top shape - working out 5 days a week, eating well - I still drank 2-3 cups a day of my java juice!

That article just made me so mad because now every time I look at that sweet, savory cup of creamy coffee, the mommy's guilt is going to kick in - how can I enjoy my afternoon double espresso thinking I could be loosing time with my boys in the future!

This is why I have to have my MOJO:

What..A Bumble Bee?

Picking out a freaking Halloween costume was RIDICULOUS this year! Ken and I spent countless hours debating this, wasting probably a full week of our life on this! You would think we were the ones dressing up. This is probably the last year that I will be able to choose for them and do something cute because I know going forward the boys will be picking their own and lord knows I will have to grin and bear it. So I was determined to get my way on this one! Bumble Bees!!! Now, please what ever you do, do not tell Ken that is a "girly" costume. He has sucked down his pride and agreed to go along with me on this one.

The best part of this whole situation is one of his best friends is going with us on Halloween and his daughter is..yep.. A BUMBLE BEE! At first, I laughed so hard when they told me because all I could think of was what Ken's face was going to be when I told him she is going to be a Bumble Bee! I knew he was going to say and did say "See..I told you it was a girls costume"!! So after countless hours looking on line for a "Masculine" Bumble Bee Costume, which doesn't exist, I pulled my mom in to make one of her adorable costumes for the boys! She came through and made it perfect! Here is a sneak peak of some photos I snapped today because the boys had their dress up day /parade at school!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Boys Will Be Boys I realize when you have kids the whole family will say the most random, weirdest, funniest things out of nowhere! These guys have the funniest sense of humor and continue to shock us with their humor.

1.) Nicolas did not want to take a shower one night, it was his turn and he said: "Christian Not Done...Christian's Still Smelly Mommy"!

2.) For some reason they refuse to call a Bra..well a Bra. They call it a Boobie! Imagine hearing this random conversation between Nicolas and Christian (Nicolas has one of my bra's around his head that he got from the clean laundry- running around the house as I am cooking dinner). Nicolas to Christian: "I have Mommy's Boobie"! Christian" I want Mommy's Boobie" Nicolas: "Mommy- can Christian have a Boobie?"

3.)I am changing Christians diaper and he "tooted". He snickered at me and said "I did a butt blaster". I guess Ken and I have a sick sense of humor because we always laugh like little kids when they "toot" a.k.a...let out some gas and call them Butt Blasters.

4.)I woke up one morning and my hair was crazy as ever. Christian: "You look like a Moose Mommy". Me:"What -Why, having no idea what I look like". Christian: "Your hair all crazy, you have horns"! that how you want to start out the day?

5.) Nicolas walked up to me out of the blue and said: "Mommy I am a big boy"! Me: You can't be, not yet! Nicolas: "I am a big boy, going to be REAL TALL"! Christian runs in and chimes the same thing. Me:"You guys can't grow tall because how is Mommy going to pick you up and hold you?" Christian: "I get a ladder and put it against clouds. I come down to you". He meant he was going to be as big as the Giant on Jack and The Bean Stalk"!

Pumpkin Festivals / Polo Party

What A Month and it isn't even the holidays! I haven't been able to post with the boys starting preschool, work, life, household,raising twins...raising twins...raising twins..did I mention raising fabulous twins? Here are a BUNCH of photos to catch up on the festivals we have been too this month (Polo Party and 2 Pumpkin Festivals)!

This photo my friend took who is a fabulous photographer! The boys with their girlfriend Addison!

Taking A Ride With Gram!

Lou -Lou Enjoying The Boys!

It's Been A Long Day! ( The next few photos are from my great friend - I can't take credit).

Saturday, October 2, 2010

My Little Bugs!

I hate bugs, well...most! However, I absolutely LOVE Lady bugs and I feel like a little kid when I see one! The boys weren't sure what to make of the Lady Bug that made a visit to our house, but they quickly feel in love with this this cute little red and black bug.

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Little Charmer!

Quick Update On Christian! (Not only is he the worlds biggest flirt at the age of 2) but he is doing great!

He ended up having to stay over night but we were able to get confirmation that he has G.E.R.D. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) which is a condition in which the stomach contents (food or liquid) leak backwards from the stomach into the esophagus (the tube from the mouth to the stomach) and causes alot of pain and can damage the esophagus.

When Nicolas came to see him the next day, he ran immediately to Christian, climbed up on the bed and gave him the biggest hug. He pulled away and cupped Christian's face, gave him a big kiss and said " I Love you Christian". All on his own! Then Christian looked at him and said "We Go Home Ney-Ney" (thats what he calls Nicolas). And Nicolas said "Go Home". It was like two soulmates reunited! The beautiful bond of brothers!

Anyways, they did a PH probe where they put a tube in his nose, down his throat and to his stomach for 24 hours to see how much acid. The probe was the hardest part for him because he had to keep it in without pulling out. The nurses were amazed he kept it in for the 24 hours without his hands having to be boarded! It was horrible seeing him have it in and how uncomfortable it was for him. The worse was probably when he woke up from the procedure. HEART BREAKING! I stayed up all night, just praying and watching over him, thinking how blessed I am to have him. What a trooper he is. His biospies came back fine and we can help him not have pain with diet and medication!! ALL GREAT NEWS!! I think overall, the outcome will be great for our whole family because we will be eating a much healthier diet!

He was such a charmer at the hospital and all the nurses fell in love with him!He has already gained 1/2 lb in the past two weeks!!! Go- Christian - Go!!