12 Sep

I am not even sure when i last posted. things are here are hectic. insane. amazing. infuriating. and blissful. wow twins are a handful. wow my twins are a handful. they have each come into their own in so many ways. the past month or so has borne witness to a language explosion. they talk and talk. and repeat things over and over. even when you don’t want them to (note to self – watch what you say)… hook is back in school. second grade. i have no idea where the summer went. i feel like i played mommy cab more than anything else but seriously the kid went to some amazing camps at the art institute, the gym, tours of the city, etc. i am not sure he missed out on much but i still wish we had done more things together. as a family. last summer was honestly easier. the wigglers were smaller. less mobile. you could toss them in the stroller and go do whatever and they would fall asleep or look off into space learning something that was indiscernible at the time. this summer they were way more on the move. when they started walking at 9 months i knew i was in trouble but seriously. these children are monkeys. especially little ms cindy lou who. good god that child is going to drive me to an early grave. she climbs everything. jumps. and laughs. magoo follows suit but is a bit more obedient. he is my budding ocd boy. he likes to pick up. put things where they go. tell his sister no and to get down. even as he then engages in similar behavior. they are fast. and funny. and sweet. there is nothing better than sweet baby kisses. and hugs. my mom and aunt visited for a few days and we braved the state fair again. it is a strange annual tradition that we somehow keep exposing ourselves to. weird. and incredible. and unique. if we didn’t go i would probably miss it. it is so uniquely minnesota. it was nice to see my mom and my aunt. watch the kids interact with them. and just enjoy ourselves.

we have also been fortunate to spend some time with some other local twins as of late. i hosted a lil playdate last week with two sets of g/g twins. an additional set of b/g twins was unable to join in the chicken chasing, swinging, sand throwing mayhem but I am sure there is more to come soon. i was nervous about it. i don’t know how to entertain. but then i remembered – – these are people who get it. who live it. and who are friends. it was fun. and worthwhile. i hope for all of us. and since we shook off plague number one – ie the stomach virus from hell after multiple baths in purell, lysol, and similar disinfectants, we have moved on to the late summer cold which is much more tolerable. only two children have been afflicted thus far. perhaps the rest of us are hardier. haha. we shall see. though even this plague is minor it still keeps folks at bay. understandably. but frustratingly as well since it gets a little lonely talking to 20 month olds and dogs all day long… apparently we all need to be sick or all be well simultaneously. i am not holding out much hope for the winter…

fall is descending upon us. at least some days. and i love it. yesterday was 95. but today was 65. windy. overcast. leaves are falling. on my morning runs with my neurotic weimeraner i can feel the cool air and hear the crunch of leaves under his paws. my favorite time of year. new beginnings. a chance to renew something. campfires. and hooded sweatshirts. and warm drinks… september is unpredictable but i will take whatever is offered, get outside as much as possible and embrace it.

and in case anyone has actually read this far, here are a few pictures to make this post worthwhile…


2 Responses to “hmm…”

  1. tbean 6 ThuUTC2012-09-13T11:03:01+00:00UTC09bUTCThu, 13 Sep 2012 11:03:01 +0000 2009 at 11:03 AM #

    Oh yes. This summer was so. much. harder. than last summer. More fun, in some ways, because the turtles are old enough to really enjoy and experience different activities and outings. But that doesn’t mean I don’t miss the ease of tossing two non-mobile lumps into the BOB and being on my way. Twin toddlerhood is so freaking hard. I hear ya.

  2. tumtumtree3 6 SatUTC2012-09-15T20:25:54+00:00UTC09bUTCSat, 15 Sep 2012 20:25:54 +0000 2009 at 8:25 PM #

    Toddlerhood is difficult and amazing. I’m not ready to handle it x2. Godspeed.

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