Saturday, June 30, 2007

I've Been Tagged!!!!

Thanks a lot Angela!!!

First memory - That's tough. I remeber going into my sister's bedroom - I was probably three or four - and I grabbed her curling iron and burned my thumb. I screamed and cried and ran to my dad. He took me outside and cut a piece of aloe and put it on my thumb. He put me in bed and layed down with me until I fell asleep. I used to suck my thumb then and I remember the horrible taste of aloe on my thumb when I tried to put it in my mouth.

First real kiss - REAL kiss? As in sloppy? Ha. Ummm.... his name was Sean Something. I was 13 I think and he was 15... it was in the back of a tour bus in Italy. I can't believe I'm telling people this... My mother's reading this!!!!!

First love - Daniel of course! True love!

First thing you think in the morning - Cal, STOP crying!

First question you'll ask in heaven - So, did I have twins b/c you love me or not love me? HAHA.... totally kidding! They are a true gift!

First thing you think of when you hear the word vacation - How long's the drive?

First best friend - Sophie Alton... I wonder where she is.... haven't talked to her in over 20 yrs.

Last time you dressed up - Ummm.... like a couple months ago... we went to see AIDA (Opas)

Last thing you ate - A black olive (I'm making a salad for dinner)

Last CD you bought - A Kid's Worship CD... I love it!

Last good book you read - A Heart Like Jesus... Max Lucado

Last time you cried - Saturday.... watching a video we made for my father-in-law's birthday. It was from the time Jennifer was born to the present.... over 800 pictures and 48 minutes of great memories. Priceless!

Last time you told someone you loved them - Just a minute ago... Patti came to give me sugar... sweet girl!

Last really funny thing you did - I have no idea...

Last thing you watched on TV - I recorded some cheesy movie off the Hallmark Channel and watched part of it this afternoon... don't remember the name (it was that good).

I tag... Maria, Megan K. , and Megan E. (Paul's Granddaughter)

What I'm ExCiTeD about... Daniel has Monday off! Who wants to go shopping??!!

Friday, June 29, 2007

A visit from Grams and Paw Paw

My parents came to town for the week - it was only a long layover on their way to Maine for a cruise. Wow, life sure is tough for them. I'm sure they're reading this and laughing... "Jenny, been there and done that... now it's time to "party!" Anyway, we sure did enjoy their visit! You know, I don't think they come to see me anymore... it's all about Cal and Patti now. And, that's
okay with me....

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

What's mine is mine, and what's yours in mine!

We've been having some issues... well, lots of issues actually... about fighting over toys. What one has, the other one wants. There are so many toys to play with, but they just have to play with the same one. Patti is talking lots more than Cal is (but the boy understands more than he leads you to believe). I am trying to teach them about sharing and taking turns... hahaha (I can hear you mothers laughing)... teaching two 2-yr olds to share!! One word - exasperating! So, Patti just yells "SHARE!" when Cal starts to play with something she's playing with. Sometimes I have to break up some pretty serious fights (they have tried to hit, bite, pull hair, etc.). It's hard - no wait, impossible - to know who had what or what started the whole thing (unless I saw who had the toy first). So, normally I just cry along with them... no, really I do. My kids are really persistent - hard to believe huh? The other day, the screaming started "NO!" "SHARE!" "AHHHHH!"... a broom! Fighting over a broom! How in the world do you share a broom??? This time, instead of crying, I grabbed my camera and took pictures. Terrible, I know. A couple of pictures might be fuzzy... I was laughing pretty hard. Patti ended up winning the fight leaving Cal on the floor crying (she pushed him down). I'm really not that terrible... we had a talk about fighting and pushing and being "sweet"... the whole thing ended with hugs and kisses (forced on by mommy of course). I think Patti felt bad about the whole thing because she handed Cal the broom afterwards.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


Just some of my favorite pictures...
Here's to you Daddy and our Paw Paws. We love you!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Oh Cal, what are we to do with you?

My sweet Cal. He is a handful. There is never a dull moment with Cal around. I thought I'd share just a few of our "Cal moments" with you... these were taken the last few days.

Here's Cal wearing Patti's dress-up princess shoes. He ran up to me with them in his hands just so excited for me to put them on him. I did. Then, he ran off screaming and trying to get them off. Maybe he was embarrassed when he realized that they weren't very masculine... or maybe they just hurt his feet... I don't know.

Looking cool... sitting on a box.

Do I even have to explain? ...

Yes, eventually it all comes to a brief stop...

Monday, June 4, 2007

Patti and her animals

Patti loves animals! We've bought tons of these realistic horses, cows, elephants, giraffes, zebras, etc. etc. etc. We also have tons of insects, dinosaurs, etc. She gets in these "zones" (I just don't know what else to call them) where she moves them around the house (the entire herd!). They'll be on the coffee table, end table, fireplace, dining room table, etc. etc. etc. If anyone dares play with them, we have a total meltown. Ask Phoebe about it.

She "hides" them under the couch.

No more fwogs!!!!

For those of you who have been to our house the last, ohhhh... year or so, I'm sure you noticed our pond - oops, I mean pool. Here are some pictures of a friend of ours who lived in our pond - oops, did it again - pool.

Our beautiful blue pool.... Sorry Fwoggy...

I took the twins swimming on Saturday... they loved it! Now, we can't go outside without Patti begging to get into the "poo." Notice how small the picture of me in my bathing suit are? Yeah.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Cal and Paw Paw

Cal was really excited to show Paw Paw his new dollhouse (without Patti around - she was reading books with Daddy in the other room).

Here's Patti showing Daddy what book she wants next....

Friday, June 1, 2007

I got sucked in...

Yes, I have a blog now. I still can't believe it myself. Don't expect much okay? I'm just getting my feet wet and can't promise anything spectacular. Maybe some pictures here and there... possibly a few witty comments (but even that's doubtful).

Just a few pictures of our new dollhouse. Poor poor Cal and Patti - they just don't have any toys! I finally made some room for this big ol' thing.... but, they do love it! Thanks Grams! Cal doesn't play along with Patti's "rules"... so, we've had to break up a few arguments. All in all, they've done a great job sharing.