Don’t Call it a Comeback…

Well ok, if you want. But the truth is, the beginning of July is a tough one to take the time to sit back and edit some photos and write up something meaningful. It is a very busy time for both Meggi and I. Of course, I could just post more often than once a month and take more pictures and have more of a reason to post things but that is just not me right now. There are plenty of opportunities to take pictures of the kids. I just have to have the camera ready and snap away. But I do not want to be that parent who is lost behind the camera and is not living in the moment with their kids. I hope, that as they get older we will be doing more activities. Right now its mostly us just hanging out at home or at the park. Mostly because due to our schedules, there is only one day a week when Meggi and I are together with the kids (other than right as they wake up or go to bed). So, if I take the kids somewhere, they stay in the stroller. That is because they are not fast and they are totally all about one of them running after one thing and the other running after something else. They are proficient climbers. As you can tell by this video of Riley. Hattie can do it just as well.

What else have the two devils been up to? Really, not much. As mentioned two months ago, they understand a lot of what we say and they know what certain things are, but they are not forming words yet. A few words. Then again, as a first time parent, I was expecting them to just one day start saying all kinds of words. At least that is what all other mothers make it sound like. Their kids started talking when they were 9 months. I guess you could say ours were also, but they only said one word. I would not really call that talking. Even now, they are only a one word act. And I think its mostly the same words I have mentioned in the past, ma ma, da da, dog, nose… I get apple is a new one and up, but its at and ap for those two words. And of course ba ba is still music. They are quite good at saying no. And Hattie is the queen of saying no when you ask her if she wants to go to bed. Riley, doesn’t really answer yet. I am pretty sure the old stereotype of girls talking first will be true of these two. Riley just doesn’t seem to want to talk. If he does, he does it very quietly and does it when you don’t ask him. Ask him to say it and he freezes up. The one cure new thing is that they will grab your hand or finger, and lead you to where ever they want to go. Riley actually hates dog poop so much, that he will come get you and lead you right to the pile and then walk around the yard holding your finger looking for more. I think our kids might have some OCD issues. Or not…

The one bit of big news is that the kids start a daycare on Monday. Meggi’s aunt Barb has had enough of them making a mess, opening any drawer not locked down, throwing around dirt and playing in the mud. They get to go play with some other kids on a daily basis. Which will be good. If they hung around just us any longer and then would likely just sit around texting their friends and reading the news on their phone all the time. Oh yeah, today’s kids just do that anyways. But the lady that is going to be watching them comes highly recommended by a couple different people that we know personally. So it is good. And we got as good of a deal as we could get in this area. But it is still going to be tight financially.   Once they hit kindergarten, I think we should be able to buy a new car and boat at the same time. Or start paying back our credit cards I guess. heh. Of course by then, they will be involved in some activity like skiing or hockey and well, I guess we will never see money again. 😉

As for the life of their father… I guess not much as changed in the past couple of months. I am ready for them to talk. It would be nice if they could tell me what they want, rather than just have a temper tantrum until you hand them everything neat the location they are pointing to. They do not cry as much as they use to, as mentioned before. Now its more of a fake whining cry. And you know this because the second you give them whatever it is they want, they instantly stop. I am also looking forward to the day when they no longer want to empty every drawer and cabinet in the house just for the sake of emptying it. Or taking out all the recycling.But as always, you love the hugs and the kisses. The way they will walk over to you and sit on your lap. The funny (and sometimes annoying) way they mimic everything you do and what to do it also, though they totally cannot do it. aka sweeping… You make a nice neat pile and then blam-o, they spread it everywhere again. It is one of those things where you get to sleep all night and be all rested in the morning, but by noon, you are exhausted chasing them around and cleaning up after them. By the time dinner time hits and their bed time. You crash on the couch and want nothing to do with anything. Your are mentally and physically drained. Its the thoughts of all the laughs and good times, that make you realize its all worth it.

Well that is enough of my venting for the month. Till next time, enjoy this fun video and these cute pictures…

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