Monday, July 26, 2010

Tara Does Daycare

Today was an especially long day.

11AM Jelly (5) and Justy (3) dropped off for some playtime and babysitting. Her mom needed a favor so I said, sure! Come on over!

12:00PM My brother came by. We figured out how to get the 8.5ft couch on the roof of the pick up he borrowed. It was a pickup with a cab, and the cab had rails to tie the couch down. It was pretty funny considering how weak I am, and at one point I felt like I was lifting the entire thing over my head. Oh wait, I was! I almost fell over.

12:30PM Raquel (6) gets dropped off for the scheduled playdate with Tom and Abby. Now there are 5 kids under 6 years old in my house! The 3 year old is autistic too, so he's more like watching a 1 year old that can understand basic commands. He is really sweet too!

1:00PM Jen comes by with Ian (5) and Ryan (2). She called this morning and I told her I had a full house, but why not. The more the merrier, right? So now there's 3 adults and 7 kids running around.

1:30PM Sean has had enough so he takes off.

2:00PM Jelly and Justy get picked up

2:45PM Raquel goes home

3:00PM Jen, Ian and Ryan go home.

Whew! We went through so much PB&J, I ran out of bread! Good times.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dirty Dishes

So the twins have been really into helping me around the house lately. They've (hardly) complained when I asked them to pick up their toys every day and Abby especially LOVES to help out with the dishes. Tom's response today was, "You have to do the dishes AGAIN? But you just did them yesterday."

So here they are happily playing in the water, "doing" the dishes, AKA leaving them covered in soap so I have to go back and re-rinse them when they are done.



And here they are switching places. What? How else would you do it?









Saturday, July 10, 2010

News Flash

The twins are camping with Dad at a local park today. It's a trip put on by the Parks and Rec. Today they did arts and crafts, swimming, frisbee, water balloon fights and jumped in a bounce house. I'm sure there's more.... Paul sent me these pics from his phone.









Friday, July 09, 2010

Wedding Bells

Tom and Abby have made friends with a pair of neighbor kids across the street. The girl is Tom and Abby's age, the boy is 4. In 1st grade the girl will even be in one of their classes. (Tom and Abby are going to be separated.)

Today I took the twins across the street for a play date. It was also a mommy date, as her daughter had another friend and mommy over to play as well. While we were there the twins announced they were going to marry their new found best friends. This rumor has been circulating since 4th of July. It has been confirmed!

Tom is going to be a little heartbreaker, I know it. All the girls in Kindergarten loved Tom and played with him. Most of the moms told me he was the first boy their daughters ever played with. Today, when we got home he was telling us a story about how Abby and the two other little girls were wrestling him to the ground, trying to kiss him. And those are only 5 and 6 year olds. Ahhhhh!!! I thought we had a few more years before this happened! Luck. Wish me luck. I'm going to need it with these two.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

An Elephant Never Forgets

Just like an elephant the twins never forget!

So last Wednesday Abby came to me with one slipper. She has a large heart shape embellishment gem on this slipper and she asked me to cut it off for her. She said Tom really liked it and she wanted to give it to him.

Rather than ruin her slipper I told her to think about it for a week and come back next Wednesday if she still wanted it off. Well, I had completely forgotten about it and she walks into my bedroom this morning with two slippers and asks, "Is it next Wednesday yet?" I had no idea what she was talking about. She says, "You told me you would cut off these hearts next Wednesday."

I thought I had to completely ruin the slippers straps to do this but she assured me it was only tied on with two strings. She was right. So off to get the scissors she went and I cut both hearts off the slippers. Man, these kids don't forget a thing!

***EDITED TO ADD***
It didn't even occur to me that today is only Tuesday. It was only after I published this blog post and saw Tuesday stamped on top that I realized it's not Wednesday yet! Ah, the life of a stay at home mom when all the days are the same!