Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Twin's Christmas List UPDATED

Rachel wanted me to update the list (hopefully this is all) for the girls.

*Baby Einstein DVDs (cheap box sets at Costco and Wal-Mart)
*Children's books
*Small learning/activity toys and rattles, etc (for teething, learning shapes, colors, numbers / letters, etc)
*1 walker
*1 CD player (small/mini boom box -- electric, not battery) for their room (to play their night time music)
* Clothes for this winter should be 3/6 or 6/9 month sizes. (They have outgrown 0/3 and are growing out of "3 month" sizes. 3/6 should be okay for a little while.) Spring and summer clothes 9/12 months.
* Formula! Nestle Good Start Natural Cultures
* Baby gates ( 3 total - 1 specifically for 'top of stairs'. The model pictured in the link is the design type we would like...)

* BeBe Pod Plus -- 1 red & 1 green (or orange)
* Bright Starts - RRRoaring Fun Play Gym
*A subscription to Twins Magazine

Remember, this is just a list to see what the girls need, not something that they absolutely have to have.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

She Who Laughs Last...

On November 21st, while I was at work, Adelyn laughed for the first time in front of Rachel. Sadly, there were no recording devices around , so this was not caught on tape.

Then while Heidi (Rachel's sister) and I were up watching the girls early this morning, I tickled Chloe just for the heck of it. Well, she laughed for the first time to my knowledge. So I grabbed the video camera and recorded some of her giggles.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Twin's Christmas List

Well, with Black Friday upon us this coming, um... Friday, Rachel and I have been asked by family members what they should get the girls for Christmas. But before I tell you, I want to let you know that Rachel and I have agreed that we both do not need anything, but if you wanted to get us something, to put your gift idea (or the amount you were going to spend on us) towards the girls instead.

Here is a list of things we would like the girls to have:
*Baby Einstein DVDs (cheap box sets at Costco and Wal-Mart)
*Children's books
*Small learning/activity toys and rattles, etc (for teething, learning shapes, colors, numbers / letters, etc)
*1 walker
*1 CD player (small/mini boom box -- electric, not battery) for their room (to play their night time music)

We don't need too many clothes, but if people want to buy clothes:
... Clothes for this winter should be 3/6 or 6/9 month sizes. (They have outgrown 0/3 and are growing out of "3 month" sizes. 3/6 should be okay for a little while.) Spring and summer clothes 9/12 months.

Boring (but needed) gifts -
- Formula! Nestle Good Start Natural Cultures
- Baby gates ( 3 total - 1 specifically for 'top of stairs'. The model pictured in the link is the design type we would like...)

That is pretty much it.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Living and 'Cr'ying in 3/4 Time - Jimmy Buffett

The actual title to that Jimmy Buffett album title is Living and Dying in 3/4 Time.

We had been putting it off, but now that we had a few hours to waste on this Sunday morning, we took video of the girls and posted it here on my blog. I had to trim the video down from 7 1/2 minutes to 5 1/2 minutes so I could upload it onto YouTube. Don't worry, you are not missing anything in the parts that were deleted (The parts that were deleted were mostly parts where the girls were not doing anything worth watching).

Saturday, November 17, 2007

I'm So Boring!

I know, I know. It's been 10 days since I have posted something. Well, since Rachel has gone back to work and that the girls do not get to bed until early morning, we do not get to bed until a little after that. Plus, with us getting to bed so late, we wake up later in the daytime. We then only have a few hours to do a few chores around the house before I have to start taking care of the girls for the night (and repeat). So you can see why I have not posted in a while.

So I have decided to post my Twitters above so if you visit my blog, you can see what I am doing or what the conversation is that I am having with someone. That conversation (the ones with @username) is mostly with Rachel while she is at work. They do not have instant messengers installed, and she can't chat or text on her phone... God bless Twitter!

Oh, in case you have not checked it out, I have updated my main page. It looks less over-crowded and less stressful. Very simple. I like it.

What else can I blog about while I am here. Oh-- We almost had four vehicles in our possession the other night. But luckily we were able to sleep on it and we are going to end up getting rid of the new red car (don't know exactly how just yet) and keep just the van and my Neon. I still need to take a picture of it before we do get rid of it to show everyone what it looks like.

We want to take a video of the girls one of these days and post it here, but like I said above, it's all about timing.

Well, I think that is all for now. Since I am a Stay@Home dad now, I do not get out much, so there is not much for me to go into great detail here. Well, until next time.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I'm This Many!!!

Thanks to this cool little website I discovered a while back, I was able to see exactly how old I am in more ways than in just years... And today I am exactly 10,000 days old!

Well, here's to another 10,000!

Congratulations!!!

I originally posted this on the first blog entry of this month, but then I had to remove it because she had not told some family members yet. So now that she has told them, I am re-posting it!

Last month, my sister Annie was proposed to by her boyfriend Ben. She of course said, "Yes", so it looks like I will have a new brother-in-law soon. I asked when the wedding will take place and she said some time next year (depending on her schooling). I'll let you know more as to what I find out.

Congratulations you two! Check out the size of that rock!!!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

"Hula Girl[s] At Heart" - Jimmy Buffett

Because we were busy dealing with car issues on Halloween day, we never got around to taking pictures of the girls in their Halloween costumes. So the next day, we had a few moments to put the costumes on them and then take pictures. Here they are... Shake it girls!

"Wait! Come Back.... It's Just Seaweed"

Now that I have calmed down, I realized a few things:

One, I still don't like the new car. I drove it last night for the first time and I can just feel the vibrations in the cars' steering wheel. So we are going to go look at other vehicles... a domestic vehicle, and when we find a nicer vehicle, we will trade this one in. If we can, I want to get a Ford Focus, but we will have to see what we can afford.

Two, I worked yesterday (11/3) from 10AM to 4PM after another shift working the night before, and I was just exhausted later that night. So I do not think I will be able to work at Lin's in the mornings and then come home and watch the girls.

Three, I don't know how many times I have wanted to say, "Yeah, you can see the picture I just took of the girls on my... Oh wait, no you can't". So I know this blog does comes in very handy. So I am back and will post when I can.

Four, since I am not going to work at Lin's in the mornings, I still continue to work on my business whenever I get a new customer.

(Updated on November 5, 2007 @ 20:52 MST)