03 October 2010

Have I Mentioned...

I really despise moving?

Chaos is everywhere.  I hate chaos.  There are odd, random items that never seem to have a perfect place to be packed.  Do you shove them all in one box and say the hell with it?  Or do you have 500 little, tiny boxes each labeled with the 3 specific items that are in it?  I prefer option 2.  Only I've about ran out of boxes.  Right now I have 3 boxes left.  3 huge boxes.  I should probably save those to pack our clothes in anyways.

Gah.  I hate moving. 

To add to our moving woes.  I can't find a sitter to watch the boys.  I was planning on having a sitter.  The local daycare is understaffed.  So I can't drop them off for the day there.  That was my back-up plan.  Oh, and did I mention?  We can't get a hold of the guy that has the U-Haul rentals?  Mmhmm.  No one has answered the phone.  No one has called me back. 

And.  We wanted to get the boys' room painted before we moved in.  There was an old popcorn ceiling in there that was starting to fall down.  M went to remove it, and found out that its not just the texture falling down.  The plaster has pulled away from the lathe.  Looks like someone is going to learn how to drywall a ceiling.  Hopefully in the next 2 days, before we move (ha.ha.ha.).  Pretty sure we're going to need to be on DIY Network's "Renovation Realities".  We will be the next couple the world laughs at as they tackle impossible renovation tasks with having no clue as to what they're really doing.

I could just put them in a different room.  Yes, that is true.  There is the room that has a door to a rooftop.  Hmm, doesn't seem like a good choice for two little boys that will no longer be in cribs.  Or, there is the other room.  Except, there is a walk through closet into a different room.  And a linen closet.  And the hallway door.  First, two twin beds don't really fit that great in there.  Unless I float one basically in the middle of the room.  Second, these little boys can now open doors.  There are too many escape routes for them.  I am going to take a closer look at that second room tonight though.  Maybe I can make it work.  Because I certainly don't see getting a ceiling ripped down, drywalled, and painted before Wednesday.

Blah. Moving.

01 October 2010

There Goes That Time Thing Again

Time has once again flown by since I've been on here.  I can't tell you how many blog entries I've wrote.  In my head.  While driving down the road.  While cooking supper.  While walking the dog.  And yet, by the time I'm able to sit in front of the computer, the thoughts are gone.

Our little men are growing and changing so much the past few weeks.  The words they can say.  The ideas they come up with.  The things they do.  Its hard to get it all down, and capture every moment like I want to.  There are just too many moments.

One of G's new words is "gosh!"  Its adorable to watch him say.  His little chubby face lights up.  He throws his hands up to his face.  Squishes his rosy cheeks and says "GOSH!".  Where he picked it up?  Who knows.  Me?  Possibly.

Z says many more words than G does.  And while the word count itself may not be greater, he says a lot more unprompted.  He's started putting together little sentences - "what happened, gabvy?"  He also has started saying "I love you"!  Only he says "I wuv ou".  Ah, it melts this mommy's heart. 

I'm currently teaching them to say "two" when I ask them how old they're going to be.  Z says "free", more than "two".  But, hey, its something! 

Motor skills and muscle development, they are off the charts!  They climb, they jump, they dance, they run, they throw, they sometimes catch.  Z has started doing a crazy run, he'll hike his pant legs up and run while leaning side to side.  Its hilarious to watch him.  They also LOVE to make silly faces for me, and put their fingers up by their mouth and try to wiggle their tongue.  G loves to color, and his fine motor development has really impressed me lately.  He's attempting to hold his crayons and markers the proper way, and is really quite good at it and almost there.

Another area that I'm so proud of them in is how well they are recognizing the alphabet and numbers.  I always love it in the car when we're driving down the road and I hear "duppu, duppu".  And then realize that they're looking at the compass display and recognizing that there is a "W".  They'll also say the numbers of the temperature that are displayed.  

It is true that these precious boys are turning TWO!  I'm amazed at how fast those 2 years have gone by.  And at the same time, amazed that it was only 2 years ago that my life was so incomplete but I didn't know it. 

We're also moving again.  This will be the boys 4th move.  Seriously, I think M and I are crazy just no one has realized it yet.  Not have we just moved ONCE but FOUR times with twins.  Under the age of 2.  Yes, officially insane.  This move should be a more permanent one for us.  I say should.  We would like to believe that this is the end of a long line of moving.  And yet, part of me knows better.  I've always said that M has a gypsy side to him, and doesn't like to stay in one place long.  Hopefully this time will be different.  The process of buying a house has been a horror story for us.  And I'm thinking that alone should keep us tied down here for awhile.

Z and Mommy goofing off for the camera

G intent on coloring while we're goofing off