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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter ... and a whole slew of other stuff ...

I know, I've been a bad blogger. Works been crazy, and the nights have been lazy, and I just haven't felt like writing. Plus, I didn't have much to say.

Well, things have changed a bit. Here is a fantastic story for you.

So, Saturday night we were all just home. It was around 630pm and we just finished changing the twins into their pjs. I was getting bottles, and the kids were playing in the family room. Eric was with them. Hailey LOVES our phone. Just loves it. She's always holding it and carrying it around with her. So she was doing that, same as always. So I warm up the bottles and bring them in. Just as we were setting up to give them bottles, the phone rings. I answer it. They say "Hello, this is 911 dispatch. We just received a 911 call from this number."

OH MY GOD!!!

Hailey called 911. Are you kidding me??? I apologized profusely to the operator, and said my daughter was holding the phone and must have accidentally dialed it. The operator was just like "Ok." and that was it. But that WASN'T it!

Five minutes later, as we are feeding them, there is a knock on the door. You HAVE to be kidding me. Eric gets up to answer it, it's a policeman. He needed to come and check up to make sure I wasn't like getting beaten by Eric. It was SO mortifying. He stayed for like 10 minutes and was chit-chatting with us about the twins, but he was TOTALLY staying to see if maybe I was like being abused and it was actually me that called 911, and then got cold feet. The whole thing was just insane. So finally the cop left, and now Eric thinks that the cops in our town thing he is an abusive husband. hehe.

So, needless to say, there will be no more kids touching phones in our house.

What else??

We went to get our picture taken with the Easter Bunny yesterday. That was fun. It was like a 1 hour wait, and then the picture wasn't even good. The kids were SO not into it, and basically just wanted to get out of there. Also, there was a fan blowing on the bunny to keep him cool, so the kids hair is blowing up in the air. But, my brother works at the stand, so we got everything for free. So I don't really care that it wasn't a great picture. If you click on the picture and enlarge it, you can see Jake's hair flying up the air from the fan ... it just looks crazy!
Twins with the Easter Bunny

The kids ate like little PIGGIES this weekend. After seeing the bunny on Saturday, we took them to this Italian place for lunch and they loved the macaroni, and meat sauce, and Jake was loving Aunt Chrissy's sausage. It was so funny to watch them. We took these pics, and Eric said they look like vampires.
Messy Hailey
Messy Jake

We had a nice Easter today. Originally my mom was going to host Easter and just have us, my sister and her husband and my brother. But then I said "Hey, why don't you still go ahead and cook everything, but we'll do it at my house!" And that's what we did. Since we were hosting, we also had Eric's parents, and his sister and her two kids. Really, I didn't have to do much. My sister did the antipasto and salad, my mom made all the food, and my in-laws brought dessert. Fabulous! So we had lots of yummy food, lots of good conversation, and our entire families together. You can't ask for more than that!!

The kids made out like little bandits. Grandma bought them 2 Easter Buckets, along with two chickens that make noise. Yes, it sounds like a nightmare! But they were really cute. Her bucket says "Chicks Rule" and his says "Chick Magenet". There were Animal Crackers and Teddy Grahams and bubbles and they were very happy with them. Here's their loot from Grandma.
Loot from Grandma

We also gave them Easter Baskets. They are so cute. We got them from PersonalizationMall.com. We put Puffs, a bath toy, an Elmo rattle, some other cute stuffed things, and a Mets outfit in there baskets for each of them. As well as a pair of bunny ear. They also each got an Elmo book, but only one of them made it into the picture.
Loot from Mom and Dad

And here is a picture of the happy family on Easter Day. This picture was taken in the middle of too much chaos, and when they were way overdue for a nap! Oh well, we have many years of family pictures to come that will probably come out a bit better than this!!
Family

Now, I would just like to add that just as I was about to end this post, Jake woke up and threw up all over his crib, himself, and once I picked him up, me as well. Oh well, I guess maybe too many rich foods for him today. We stripped his crib, dropped him in the bath, and now he's back to sleep. Did I ever mention it's tough being a mom??

So it's now like 130am, and I'm still awake. He's been dry-heaving and spitting up bile (I know, TMI) since like 10pm. So he's back to sleep again (after 1 bath, 2 changes of crib sheets and 3 changes of clothes) but there is no way I'm going to sleep. I'm a nervous wreck. So looks like momma will be up all night.

Fun times, my friends, fun times.

Erica

6 comments:

xavier2001 said...

I just read your 911 post over on TS and was cracking up laughing. Glad to hear that everything was okay!

Sounds like you had a nice Easter, love the spagetti pics!

And I hope that Jake is ok, and you got some sleep last night :)

Aimee & Hannah said...

Oh my! As soon as Hannah started playing with the phones, I immediately thought of her accidently dialing 911, so I unhooked the phone and let her play with it!! I rememebr awhile back I called 911 by mistake and the police searched my apt. thoroughly as if someone was hiding!! hehehe Too funny!! Stories you can tell your kids & laugh about when they're older!

OK...damn right adorable Easter pictures!!! So stinkin' cute I can't stand it! The Easter bunny was good to your cuties! I definitely need to get Hannah an Elmo Easter basket and all the Elmo goodies with included next year!

So sorry Jake is throwing up and feeling miserable! :o( Sounds like the sausage did not agree with him. I only got sick like this once as a kid and it was because of a bratwurst I ate when we lived in Germany. Really did a number on me! I'm praying it's a short lived and will feel better within 24 hours. Poor guy...

Being a momma is tough, no doubt about it. It's so very hard to see your little babes feeling so sick & miserable! :o(

Once again, I love reading the twins updates! Sounds like they are really thriving and growing nicely!!

Gemini Girl said...

look at that beautiful family!

Seems like you guys had a great time. Always great to be with family.

I had that 911 incident happen to me. I had no excuse though, I was 19 at the time.

BTW- I live in Brooklyn- we should have a playdate of sorts during the sumemrtime when it gets nice out.

MoMo said...

OH..I hope Jake feels better and you got some kind of sleep last night. That is pretty funny about the police and 911--B loves to play with our phones and ends up crack calling all our friends too!!! This story is probably a good sign that we should stop letting him play with the phone!!

Great pics and sounds like you guys had a fantastic easter!!!

Jen said...

Fun times indeed!

Hope everyone is back to normal soon!

Topcat said...

I hope Jake felt better after all that! Phew!

That is too funny about the 911 call, and I LOVE those pics of your bubs eating.
xoxo