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Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday musings

Oh my goodness. I was about to ask, "when did weekends become so exhausting?" but we're all well aware that the answer to that question is April 5, 2013.

We're headed to Colorado this week to escape our jobs the Texas heat, and we couldn't be more ready. Well, figuratively we couldn't be more ready, but is one ever really physically/mentally ready to fly on an airplane with two 15-month-old toddlers? We've loaded up on episodes of Baby Einstein and Cheerios and are hoping prayers of desperation will do the rest for us and our co-passengers. Relatedly, if you have any tips for flying with kids this age, please feel free to share!

Other than packing, we filled the rest of our weekend with the following:

- Spent Friday evening catching Clara's barf. She woke up from her nap on Friday afternoon and vomited all over her crib while I was changing Colby's diaper (and home alone, mind you). She threw up off and on for the next 4+ hours until she finally emptied her stomach and passed out around 8:30 pm.


Both of the twins have runny noses and coughs at the moment, so we think the drainage might have been what caused it rather than a stomach bug, but who knows. Relatedly, we used no fewer than 8,000 boogie wipes/tissues throughout the weekend and were once again reminded that one of our primary purposes in life is now to serve as human Kleenexes.

- Visited the neighborhood pool. It was cloudy and not very crowded, so despite how exhausting it is to chase two toddlers around the pool, it was a pretty ideal set-up.

In case you didn't already see on Instagram, Clara wore pigtails for the first time on Friday and now her Mommy can't stop giving them to her :)

Colby and Daddy playing at the splash pad…

Meanwhile, Mommy got to supervise Clara while she played with empty fruit squeeze pouches on a dingy pool chair.




- Made a long overdue visit to see my grandparents. They were gracious enough to feed us lunch and let the twins take over their house!


- Made an offer on a(nother) house! A new one popped up on har.com yesterday morning, and based on how things went with the last offer, we knew we needed to act quickly. We scheduled a showing for yesterday afternoon and signed an offer before we left the house. We haven't heard anything back yet, so keep your fingers crossed for us!

- Finished watching Resurrection and started watching Nashville on Hulu Plus. We made it through more than half a dozen episodes and I think that's actually pretty impressive considering how many of our waking hours are spent being dictated by little people. I'm already hooked on both, although it's hard for me to watch Connie Britton as anyone other than Coach Taylor's wife on Friday Night Lights.

So that was our weekend. And this picture was actually taken on Thursday, but I thought it was amusing enough to share. Just enjoying reading the circulars with Daddy...



11 comments:

the blogivers said...

I need you to look at the picture of Clara in the wagon and then note how Brian looks like the disappearing man because his legs are skinny enough to be almost completely hidden by the handle.

Fingers crossed and prayers for good news about the house and 100% healthy babies in Colorado!

Monica H. said...

New snacks! I went to Target and stocked up before our recent plane trip with my 18-month old. We lucked out and he slept most of the time, but the novelty when he was awake keep him quiet and occupied. Just don't do animal crackers in the little red animal box. Holy mess factor.

Amanda McD said...

New house is so exciting! Fingers crossed everything works out in your favor!
We flew last summer with 13-month old Carter and he did WAY better than I thought he would. Between the novelty of being on an airplane, snacks and a nap it was good. Will they let you and Brian sit in the same row with two lap babies? We are flying to Florida this weekend with all 3 and were told we would have to split up since we will each have a lap baby. Praying once we actually board the plane the stewardesses will take pity on us and let us sit together.

Amanda said...

Eeek! The pigtails! So cute!

That's exciting about a new house! Best of luck!

Erika said...

Baby pigtails are the BEST!!! And I thought the same thing about Brian's leg disappearing behind the wagon handle, ha. Have fun flying with the twins!! Sounds awesome!!! hahahaha

Brittany Sciba said...

The pigtails. SO cute. I'm sure the visit meant so much to your grandparents! Have so much fun on your trip! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Bren said...

There is nothing cuter than baby pigtails! I also love how Clara accessorized her swim wear with a fancy necklace. So adorable! Safe travels and fingers crossed for the new house. So exciting!

Jessah @ Dreaming of Dimples said...

How come your babes make me smile every time I see them! Just catching up on blogs! Love these pics

Jaclyn said...

It's my understanding that if you have a soft structured carrier (like an ergo) you can wear the babies through security at the airport. I'm jealous of your trip to Colorado. Flying with babies notsomuch. Good luck with the house!

Natasha said...

Barfing, flying with babies, cute pigtails, fun with circulars -- I think you've hit all the ups and downs of parenthood in one post!

I will be praying for the best outcome for the house offer. House buying is a crazy ride but really worth it in the end!

Brittnie said...

Love her pigtails!! Have a great trip!