Monday, October 27, 2008

Fall Festival

The boys had a fall festival at school Friday night. Twin A is dressed up as Thing 1 and Twin B is Thing 2. Aren't they just precious?!? Several of the teachers this morning told me how cute they were. Their teacher e-mailed me this pic. My little cuties!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Rendezvous 2008

Here are some pictures from Rendezvous this weekend. The last one is the boys on their tricycle at my parents' house. The boys also got to go see an air show with the Blue Angels at the Air Force Base this weekend with their dad. They had a very fun, busy weekend!

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Beds!!!

Well, the pictures suck, but here are the beds...FINALLY! My dad ended up getting new rails since the ones I paid big bucks for didn't work. At least one of them is unopened and can be sent back. The first one is Twin A's bed and the 2nd is Twin B's. I'm just so glad they don't have box springs and mattresses on the floor anymore. They really like their new "taller" beds anyway because now they can crawl under them. They'll probably spend more time under them than on them LOL!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I have a 4-year old bully

I got a call from the school principal today that Twin B had broken a classmate's glasses and was putting his hands around peoples' necks. I don't know what to do with him. We have talks about how it's wrong to hit, kick, push, bite and choke our friends and he seems to understand. He'll do good for a day or two and then he'll be right back at it. I feel so bad for the boy whose glasses he broke. I asked the teacher to put a note for his parents with my name and number so I can offer to pay for the glasses, which I CAN'T afford. I just want to nip this bullying in the bud while he is still 4 years old so he won't be putting people in the hospital when he's 14 years old! I do find some comfort in the fact that my other child is as tenderhearted as he can be. I just don't understand how I can be raising them the same way and they're such different kids. Sigh...

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Sad about Sophie

After many tears, I've made the gut-wrenching decision to return Sophie to the Humane Society. I just can't get her housetrained. Almost every day she pees in the boys' room. I guess last night was the last straw. She peed all over Twin B's brand new comforter and it soaked clear down to his brand new mattress. I'm just heartbroken and feel like somehow I've failed since I can't get her housetrained. I'm sure the boys will bounce back much quicker than I will. My mom and dad are going to come get her tomorrow and take her back for me so I don't have to look into those sad eyes and tell her goodbye. Geez...I can't even type this post without boo-hooing! I sure am gonna miss that dog!

Friday, October 10, 2008

School Pics

The first pic is Twin B's class at school. He's the redhead in the front. The 2nd pic is Twin A's class at the pumpkin patch this week. He's in the middle row right in between the 2 teachers.

Best Friends and Worst Enemies

My boys are always telling each other "I'm not going to be your friend any more" whenever they hurt each others feelings. They'll even go so far as to say I'm not going to live by you when I get big. Today on the way to school though, I asked Twin B who a girl in his class was and he told me they played together. I told him that she said he was her best friend. He said "She can't be my best friend because Twin A is my best friend". It's things like this that make all the craziness worth it. My babies really do love each other! At least I know I'm doing something right.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Big Boy Beds

I was hoping to have nice pics of my boys' new beds to post today. When I thought I was pregnant with A BABY, I bought a really nice crib that converts into a toddler bed and then into a full size bed. At my 20 week ultrasound I got the shock of my life that I was having twins. I wasn't sending my really nice crib back, so I sucked it up and bought another one. Unfortunately no one told me when I purchased either crib that I would need a conversion kit with bed rails to convert them into full size beds. After months of hunting I finally found a store in Canada that would ship the rails to me. Of course I ordered the wrong color because I couldn't remember the name of the dang color I ordered 4 plus years ago! I'm not too concerned about that though. My ex came over last night to put the beds together for me. He volunteered to do it. After much cussing, sweating, and beer drinking he finally figured out why he couldn't get them together. By then it was time for the boys to go to bed so we threw one of the frames that he had put together onto the floor and put the mattress and box springs in it. I threw sheets and their new "big boy" comforter over the top and informed them they were sharing a bed tonight. That pretty much went over like a lead balloon, but they were still pretty stoked about the comforter, so they got in there together. He is supposed to be coming back over today to finish the job. I sure hope I have pics for you tomorrow!!!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

I've had a lot going on at work for the past few months. A coworker has been going through a really bitter divorce and she just basically fell apart. She hasn't been able to do her job so that's left me and one other person to pick up all the slack. She went through a series of disciplinary actions and was eventually fired last week. It was really stressful. I was getting physically sick at my stomach and getting stress headaches every day. I really hate that with everything else going on in her life she lost her job. I truly hope she can make a fresh start and end up much better off than she was.

Things have been busy with the boys too. Pre-K has been a lot of fun. I love hearing about their days and what they did and who their new friends are. I'm having mattresses delivered tonight for their "big boy" beds. I'm so excited and so are they. Now, if I can just keep them from jumping on the bed LOL!

Sorry to everyone out there whose blogs I haven't commented on. I've kind of let everything go by the wayside since all the work stuff started happening. I'm just too drained by the time I get out of here to do much of anything. Hopefully things will be better for my mental health as well now! I'm going to try to start posting and commenting more. I miss my bloggin' buddies!