Friday, July 25, 2008

My Formal Apology

Before I had kids, I frequented Babies R Us only for the occasional baby shower item. It was a very overwhelming place to me at the time. Now I can get around there in my sleep and consider it my Mecca. Anyways, every time I would pass by the baby gate section and see this gate, I was in complete horror.

Who in the world cages their children in? Seriously. How hard is it to just watch your children? I would actually go off on this tagent quite frequently as I would repeat, "I will NEVER buy one of those baby cages!"Something about caging your children like animals just seemed wrong.

Fast forward to 10 months later (actully it was 6 months)...

I LOVE THIS GATE! I call it Baby Jail. Not only does it keep all of the toys in one central location, I can put the girls in there and they can crawl all around and play, and I dont have to worry about them getting into anything. I know where they are at all times. It is wonderful! Granted, I did splurge and buy the extension kit so that the play area is 6 foot by 6 foot now. Maybe I can still make fun of the "horrible mothers" that dont buy the extension kit now. Anyways, I would like to make a public apology to any people I may have offended who have purchased the Supergate XT and similar products. I was speaking out of ignorance, and we all know that only hurts people. I will spend the rest of my life promoting such products that will contain my children.

I would also like to issue a formal apology in advance to these people.

This item is making more and more sense to me every day. This one even has a cute little purse to trick them into thinking you arent actually trying to leash them. What a concept!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Fun in the Sun (with 70 SPF of course)

We just returned from our family vacation in Daytona Beach, FL. Any one that knows me knows that I am not a beach person. This is probably due to the fact that I was pretty much born albino. Sunlight hits my pale skin and you might as well start dishing out the aloe for the sunburn that is about to ensue. In my younger years I just burned off several layers of my skin in an attempt to tan. I have matured now and realized that skin cancer is not on my to-do list, so I lather on the 70 SPF. Yes, they do make a 70 SPF. Because there still is the chance that sunlight will find its way through the sunblock, I was stylish on the beach in the ensemble pictured below. Notice that my 9 month old daughters have more color than myself. Just to give you something to compare my pasty whiteness to, here is a picture of my husbands family at the beach. "One of these things are not like the other..."

Since this was the first time the girls were at the beach, we took tons of pictures for your viewing pleasure.

Ruthie in the ocean for the first time. She was very interested in where the sand was going underneath her feet.

Maddie was not such a fan of the ocean. Notice the nasty look she is giving the water. Every time the water would move in and out and would pull her feet up.

She preferred to just be held, like the little diva that she is.

Daddy with the Diva.

Sweet, Sweet Ruthie

Ruthie having a good time with Uncle Micah

Maddie was happy until Ruthie stole her shovel. That is a common scenario in our house. Not necessarily with the shovel, but you can replace it with any object.

Daddy with his ladies.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Let the blogging begin!

For some reason, there has been interest expressed in me having a blog. I have no idea why. Since I am a stay at home mom, with very little adult interaction, most of the postings will be about my twin daughters, Ruthie and Maddie. I really think that is all that people care about any ways, which I completely understand. They are two of the most entertaining people I personally know. I also figured that this would be a good place to post updates on Maddie when she has her open heart surgery on August 19th. I am working on a post about the history of the girls, just to bring people up to date with them. Happy blogging!