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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Good times ...

Ok ... more catch up. I should probably try to update more frequently, huh? Our week was good. Friday night I hosted a jewelry party for Lia Sophia. My sister had one a few months ago, so I booked one. It was mellow, maybe there was 10 of us. I made a ridiculous amount of food for the number of people there, but that's just par for the course.

A few of the girls who came brought their husbands, and the guys all went out to a local bar while the girls chowed down and bought jewelry. Then the guys came back, the parents left, and we busted into playing Rock Band! I've mentioned my addiction, right?

Here are some fun pics of us rocking out ...
Rock Stars
Jan is a Rock Star

The kids started their music class Saturday morning. They seemed a bit hesitant when we first went in, but they LOVED playing with all the instruments. The teacher dumped a big bang of stuff on the floor. There were tambourines, drums, triangles, etc and Mr Moops eyes lit up and he took off like a bullet into the pile. It was really cute to watch them. We got some great cds and I think they are really going to enjoy the class.

Of course I have some adorable pics of them ... Here is a picture of the twins when Barney is on in our house. It's like they are hypnotized!
Barney hypnotizes the twins

Here's Miss Boots playing on her chair. She stands up, I say "Sit down please". She sits. She stands. Repeat. Fun stuff at our house.

And she's UP!And she's DOWN

And I have to show this picture, just because it so captures Boots' Little Miss Trouble personality!
Litte Miss Trouble

And just because he is cuter than words, here is Mr Moop, seriously holding onto Daddy's multivitamins.
My love

Oh and here is one of Mommy's least favorite new games. It's called "Let's dangle our legs through the rungs in the railing!" You know I'm so picturing the whole thing breaking and the twins falling down to the first floor. Ugh!
My sweet trouble

Momma had a fun night out last night. We just finished a huge project at work, so our bosses took me and the other guy who worked on the project out for Happy Hour in the city at the end of the day. We went to Tao for our first drink and a few apps. Then we walked down to Tiffany on 5th Ave (have I mentioned that's the company I work for?) My friend Tom that I was with had me try on a $50,000 engagement ring that looked like this. I was nervous with it on my finger (and it only fit on my pinky.) Wow. Just wow. They make some GORGEOUS pieces. Then we headed over to Divine Bar. We had some drinks and tapas and it was a good time. DH took care of the kids, with the help of my sister. I got slightly drunk and took the train home.

Now I don't feel good. Seriously, how is it that I have one fun night out, and then I catch a cold? I stink. Working from home tomorrow will be a good thing!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I know ... I stink.

I've been really bad with updating lately. I'm not even sure why. Things have been hectic with work, with home, and I've been SO sucky at taking pictures. Which makes me feel awful! We took a million pictures earlier on, and I feel like such a slacker.

So what have we been up to, you ask? Lots of fun stuff. We had a nice Labor Day weekend last week. My parents took the kids overnight from Sunday to Monday. So DH and I had a nice night together, we went to the movies to see Tropic Thunder (so freakin' funny) and just slept late and reminisced about the days before kids when we could sleep if we want to.

This weekend was a good time too. Saturday we had the remnants of Hanna, so it just rained ALL DAY LONG! But earlier in the day before it started, we ran to the mall with Aunt Chrissy and Uncle Ant ... and got a few things, and all went out to lunch. Then we came home and the whole family napped, because it just got so dark out, and it was so cozy in bed. hehe.

We took a couple of really cute pics of Mr Moop playing in our bedroom. There new obsession (or maybe not that new) is the laundry basket. They climb in, they climb out. They fall all over the place and bonk heads and the Moop cries. It's a good time had by all!
Look how cute my man is...
Happy MoopMr Cute

Sunday was gorgeous! It was perfect weather, so we spent the majority of the day outside. The kids played in the yard while DH and I cleaned our cars, and turned their car seats around. Then after their nap, we went to the park with Aunt Chrissy. And this brings us to the cute pictures of our day at the park! We got some cute pics of the kids on the swings. It's hard for me to believe that last summer we took the swing picture with both of them in one swing. Now they are WAY too big!
Lady Boots
Mr Moop

After swinging, the kids played running around the play ground. Boots hung out with Aunt Chrissy and Mommy on the blanket and enjoyed her bubble machine. Mr Moop walked around pushing a pink stroller. Yes, it's Boots' stroller. Yes, he has a lawn mower to push. Yes, there are MANY fights over the pink stroller. And finally, yes, Mom and Dad did go back to Toys R Us and buy a SECOND pink stroller so that everybody could have one. Here Moop is enjoying his stroller. He's one serious dude.
Mr Moop

Lady Boots on the other hand, didn't feel like pushing her pink stroller around, she was too busy running around and just being too adorable for words. Here she is in her short shorts making a somewhat disgusted face. She is probably sick of her mom chasing her with the stupid camera.
Mr Moop

I had a funny conversation at the park with a little girl. We had our bubble machine with us, so this little boy and little girl (maybe 5 or 6 years old) came over to see the bubbles. And they were talking to us and the girl said to me "You have two babies?" and I said "Yes, they are twins. I have a girl (pointing the Boots, who was sitting with us) and a boy (pointing to Moop who Dad was off chasing)". And she said "Yeah, she is a girl because she is wearing girl shorts. He is wearing boy shorts". That made me laugh. With Mr Moops crazy hairdo, his shorts are the only thing that make people realize that he is a boy. Well guess what! I don't care! I'm not cutting his hair yet!

On a completely unrelated to my kids note, I belong to a website community for twins and twin parents. I spend entirely too much of my day there, seriously. Anyway, a woman with 8 month old twin boys lost her husband this weekend. He was 42 years old, and had a heart attack. It was awful. But here's the amazing thing. One of my friends on the site said she should send something like flowers ... and I offered to be the point person. So people could email me how much they wanted to contribute, and once we saw how much money we had, we would get something. These woman pledged $1400 + dollars! Can you believe that?? For someone they don't even know ... I am so proud of the community. It's such a small thing to do for someone else ... but for so many of us, it's our worst nightmare, losing our partner. I just can't even imagine. So it's been keeping me busy! I've been responding to emails, getting checks, accepting PayPal account transfers. It's amazing the anonymous generousity that has been shown. Anyway, I'm just proud ... so I thought I would share.