Friday, November 30, 2007

Monkey Babies

Fridays are my favorite day ~ I have three playdates to choose from. Today we went to the twin group in Vancouver and then my favorite mom's group at the hospital. It's a great way to spend Friday. The week seems so long sometimes, thank goodness I'm distracted toward the end.

* Henry showed off his awesome yoga and crawling skills. It's fun to have a party trick!
* Elliot was a snuggle butt all day, wanting mama love
* bedtime was a snap, and when Henry woke up inconsolable 90 minutes later I took him to bed with me for love nap. So we were both happy!
* Mike and I played nice all night
* Oh, and I talked to the nurse/moderator of the hospital group about starting my private practice. It got me really thinking about getting ready to get back to work! Last weekend Mike mentioned that I couldn't go back to work full time (This was in response discussing daycare costs), which means not pursuing an agency job. I think may be a good choice for all of us!

testing, testing

not just testing my patience, just a general test. Babies good, mama fed. Can't ask for a whole lot more than that...

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Beautiful Day

Beautiful days involve 1) naps; and 2) sunshine.

Henry was so tired this morning that I put him back to bed and he didn't protest. Elliot went down shortly thereafter because I needed a shower and to vacuum the livingroom. I got done what needed to be done by the time they woke.

By the time our playgroup arrived both babies were exhausted again so I threw them in their cribs for naps... There was protest, but Henry slept for over and hour and Elliot slept for 2.5 hours! That meant they missed out on seeing their buddies, but their noses were less runny and they were happy. Yesterday Mike didn't get to see them, so their long nap meant they were able to hang out with him for a bit before going back to bed.

They have been fed and I think I am going to go to bed before they want more food!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Ah, The Happiness

My lord, are things going nicely! So on Sunday we read the paper and fed the babies. They took two real naps, which was totally unusual and awesome.

Why today was great:
* babies slept in late - I didn't get out of bed until NINE!
* Henry showed me that he was tired and then SLEPT!
* Elliot went down for a nap 15 minutes after Henry and also slept!
* I took a shower without a baby crying - I'm not sure that's ever happened (while I've been home alone)!
* I dropped off the stuff of my brother's that's been in my basement
* I picked up my diploma - I guess I'm all ready for the world of work!
* I made peas for the babies - not a big hit. I'm gonna try them again tomorrow.
* Bedtime was perfect...I think that they're not feeling well with all the sleeping :(

Sunday, November 25, 2007


Good day consisted of hanging out in the basement watching football and hanging out with the babies all day.

Also, bedtime was okay...better than the last two nights!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Back to Normal

The family is gone and Mike and I are alone with the babies again. It makes the screaming at bedtime a lot easier to handle when no one is listening in.

Today we:

* Visited our internet friends and got to play with baby Kira
* Ate coffee cake and drank a beer
* showed off Henry's mad crawling skills
* took long naps in a car outside our house
* had more sweet potatoes! Henry actually took a few tiny bites.

Tomorrow we are going to sleep in, even if it means family bed in the morning. I want to get started on the Christmas presents and upload photos. Big plans for this family!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Elliot and Henry tried sweet potatoes today. Henry still doesn't care for solid food, but Elliot loved it! I made a ton in the refrigerator as well as in the freezer, so he's set for a while. Poor Henry will just have to survive on breastmilk.

Everything went well today. Until bedtime. But this the happy, upbeat blog, so let's focus on the fact that I'm going to crawl into bed right now.

(not the sweet potatoes, but the first rice cereal adventure)

Wrong Computer - No Picture

So I missed two days of recording happy thoughts. I thought about them though! Really! So here's a list of good stuff:

- Monday Henry started to pull up on hands and knees on purpose (he had been playing around with it for a week or so)

- Tuesday Henry started rocking back and forth while up

- Elliot got mad last week when I didn't give him a toy he wanted. Neither one of the babies had ever really let me know what they had wanted before! Of course I gave it to him once I understood him.

- Ran into Justine at Safeway last night. I was in a really bad mood and we hung out in the produce section for a long time catching up. I like her because went she told me about her vanilla bean sugared carrot appetizer I told her it sounded disgusting and she laughed. It does sound gross, but I didn't need to be polite.

- I drank some wine last night and it helped make me happy and I didn't feel sick afterward.

I think I am going to take a shower while the babies are snoozing (Elliot) and hanging out with Grandpa (Henry).

Monday, November 19, 2007

monday monday monday

today was cold and rainy. i took the babies to the store for the thanksgiving necessities and no one had a great time. i think we have everything we need, though. later the community nurse came by and we chatted about the babies.

(oh my gosh - they are so little here!)

good things:
- elliot's gaining weight, still two pounds lighter than henry
- have everything purchased for this week
- both babies asleep and snug in their cribs
- snuggled with mike
- got a few naps in
- sucked snot out successfully (though temporarily)
- henry got onto his hands and knees and rocked!!!!
- got some laundry done
- kitchen is semi-clean (not to be confused with semi-homemade)
- going to get into bed now

Friday, November 16, 2007

Day Two of Blessings Counting

Good Things About Today:

* hung out with babies in their warm room

* happy Friday morning mom's group

* babies slept for hours in the car

* good tummy and play time the the kidlets at Lis' house

* easy-as-pie bedtime!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

In an Attempt to Become a More Positive Person

Good things that happened today:

- got haircut
- slept with the babies in my bed for TWO HOURS
- made happy comments with Mike
- felt rested