Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What a Week...

Katherine, a fellow momo mommy to Charlotte & Lola, opened up her house to the SoCal Momo Mom's last weekend. There were 4 families. Katherine's girls are almost 18 months (I believe), Allison's girls who just turned two a few days before my girls, and Lyndsey who had her 6 month old girls. Along with all the hubby's and three older siblings it was amazing. We had so much fun. The food was great and the company was even better. The kids all got along so wonderfully. It was so great to be able to relate and talk about to people about our experience and have them completely understand. I hope we can start a tradition and do this yearly.
I think this is Evelyn kissing Charlotte.
Addison, Charlotte, Katelyn and Evelyn
Either Charlotte or Lola :)

The SoCal gang...minus 3 hubby's and the older kids.

Every year the fire department has a Fire Services Day. It is a great way for the city fire department and the community to get together and see how amazing our fire fighters are. They put on tons of different demonstrations for kids of all ages. They have fire engines set up all over that the kids can climb on & take pictures. They do water helicopter drops over the crowd and let the kids spray down building with the fire hoses. It is so much fun and our girls really enjoyed going & seeing Daddy at work. They especially liked the helicopter and the headphones.

The girls BFF 'Katie' Kate had her 2 year old party this weekend. The girls had so much fun in the water slide they had set up. It was over 100 degrees this weekend so the water was a refreshing way to spend the day.BFF 'Katie' Kate and Addison
Well the day has come when the girls decided enough is enough with captivity. As Mommy & Daddy slept peacefully Sunday morning Addee & Charlee VERY quietly climbed outta their cribs and crept down the hall to the open bathroom door. They then proceeded to empty out the contents of the entire medicine cabinet before waking up the sleeping giants, aka Mommy & Daddy. That afternoon at nap time we tried to put them back to sleep in their cribs but there was no way they were staying in captivity. So Daddy converted the cribs into toddler beds. The first afternoon came and went with no nap being had and a mess of baby powder all over the floors. The first night was uneventful. It took us going in 3 times to tell them it was night night time before they fell asleep. I'm sure this had nothing to do with the fact that they had no nap and played all day with their BFF in the sun. LOL. Yesterday's adventure ended with Addison eating an oz of Desitin, I still can't figure out where she found it, a call to poison control with a clear card, thankfully, and eventually a 2.5 hour nap. Last night they fell asleep within 10 minutes and slept till 8 this morning. I was SO dreading this stage but overall it is not too bad...yet. Haha. Minus the fact that their bedroom is now empty of pretty much any and all things even remotely entertaining to two year olds. Even the changing table has a new residence in the hallway. We will keep you posted on the progress.
I kept the bumpers on the crib cuz I was scared they would fall out that huge hole. LOL

And yes she is looking at the mess she had made on the floor :)


Claremont First Ward said...

OK, the pictures of the girls by their new beds are priceless. The baby powder, one, even better. I'm so hope to be able to be at the next So. Ca reunion. How fun that the girls already have a BBF, and, I didn't know daddy was a fire fighter! :)

girlytwins said...

well he was a fire fighter for 6 years. but he didn't like being away from home so much so he quit. however he teaches fire technology and a fire academy for the high school district and local community college 2 nights a week. he loves it. he still gets to play with fire but comes home every day :)

Laura said...

I did not know he used to be a firefighter either. So what is his day job now?

This post was so funny! I am feeling for you though. I have been there and am still suffering. It has gotten somewhat better. Removing all stuff from the bedroom is most important. I also threatened to make them sleep in the porta crib if they did not behave. My girls are still separated for bedtime and naptime I just could not take the antics anymore! GOOD LUCK!

Laura said...

Thank you for posting pic of the MOMO reunion. I loved seeing everyone together, twins playing together look so amazing. You will have to email Angie and I with more details! We have to live through you.

Debra said...

I am LAUGHING so much I am in tears because of that pictures of the girls with powder all over them. I highly recommend taking EVERYTHING except the beds out of the room. Even things on the wall that they can get to. It really has not been too hard for us though. (Since I emptied the room!). my boys are SO busy during the day that they are exhausted at night.

Love the other pictures!!

Doug & Stacy Fournier said...

i am so jealous of the momo get together! we have very few twins around here, and the closest twin group is a couple of hours away. i wouldlove to be able to get together with any twin moms! it does look like alot of fun! i loved the picture with all of you. my hubby is a volunteer firefighter. another thing we don't have around here is a staffed fire department. they are all volunteer. the nice thing about that is that he only has to go when he wants to, the bad thing is he doesn't get paid! :) anyway, i really enjoyed your post, the pic of the girls and the powder is too funny! i hope oyu have a great week!

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

How fun! I love the photos. They are all priceless! My girls are into opening their dresser drawers and throwing all the clothes on the floor. Ugh. I can only imagine what it'll be like when they get regular beds. Good luck!

Shannon said...

I can't believe they are in big girl beds now! I haven't made that leap yet. I really want to preserve sleep as long as possible! SOunds like they are doing really well though...aside from the baby powder and whatnot.

Cool picks at Daddy's work! My BIL is a firefighter and the kids love going to see the station.

Of course the picnic looked like it was wonderful! I wish there was a way for us all to meet!

Lyndsey said...

My girls have the matching Gymboree strawberry outfits that your girls have on at Tony's work.. too cute :) We will definately have to have a desert BBQ much closer to home..

jenni anne said...

big girl beds?! it can't be time already!! i love the momo reunion picture, i'm super jealous!! great post, jenny!

Cookie said...

Wow! That is a busy week!
I'm jealous of the SoCal meeting. I don't suppose anyone wants to meet up in the Seattle area. It's great for getting rid of those pesky tan lines ;)

Kim said...

Cute pictures. I can definently relate to the baby powder story! It looks like you had a fun week!

Casey's trio said...

I am holding off on the big girls beds as long as glad things are going well for you so far! Looks like you all have been having lots of fun! Love the MOMO pics too:)