Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Coleridge Lochridge Oakleigh the Fourth
but most people will know you as Bunny
Good to know, especially since when I introduce myself people already think I'm saying Bunny.
I'm not sure how they figure this whole thing out, but I'm SURE it's legit...I mean, it is on the internet! Give it a shot:
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Why do the Hooters girls wear hose? It looks crazy.
Anyway, it was good to get out, but I just think a baseball game in Florida at the end of July just shouldn't be allowed. Another few things that shouldn't be allowed...tube tops, bra straps hanging out of shirts, tongue kissing in public, and shorts that show your hiney. I was just praying that Maggie would NEVER try to walk out of the house in some of the outfits those people were wearing.
How OLD do I sound right now?
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Maggie has an ipod and she is REALLY into Hannah Montana these days. She always listens to this in the car and sings it at the top of her lungs. I tried to tape her once while I was driving, but I ran off the road. Note to self...don't try that. Anyway, she started singing at home the other day so I caught it on tape. Enjoy.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
After my night last night I have to confess that I hit the white wine (not too much) and then inhaled a hershey bar and a 100 calorie ice cream thingy. I could have kept going, but since I am the model of restraint I stopped.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Sunday, July 13, 2008
My time with Margot made me miss those Freshmore girls like crazy! And lucky for me, one of them came to visit this week! The McSwain girls and their mom, Susan, came to visit on Thursday. I'm not sure I can describe what it was like to have them show up at my door. It just felt like home. Susan was my family while I was in Durham. She watched Maggie early on while I worked at the Young Life office. She had us over all the time for dinners, lunches, desserts. She opened her home and her heart to me and I feel really privileged. Susan's oldest daughter, Emily, was in my Bible study and she just finished her first year at Bucknell. It's crazy to see someone you've known since they were twelve turn into such a woman!
We spent two days together playing, going to the beach, hitting the pool, and taking care of kiddos. Then on Friday Susan told me she wanted to spend the night at our house with her girls and my girls and let me and Ian stay in their hotel room for the night. Wooo hooo! We all had dinner together and then Ian and I hit the road! We had a great date and we slept in until 10 am...heavenly! It was the first time Ian and I had been away overnight since before the twins were born. Wow.
I mean, who would do that? Who would offer to keep your kids and give you a free night away when they have driven 8 hours to visit you on their vacation? Susan McSwain, that's who. Susan, Emily, Caroline and Malissa - y'all are so great. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Just a sidenote...the movie, Hancock, is really not worth the time or money, which makes me so sad because I love the Fresh Prince.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
I really think one of the ways I made it through this past year is by having no expectation of ever getting to do anything I want. I know that sounds harsh and very non-Oprah-ish, but it's just the truth of my season of life. That way, if I ever did get to do something for myself it was a bonus. You moms know what I mean, though. You have a haircut planned, or even a babysitter coming so you can go to the doctor. Nine times out of ten one of your kids has a fever and you can't even go. So now that the twins have turned one I have started to believe again that I may be able to plan my day so that I can breathe for an hour or so - if the starts are all aligned. That's a bigger "if" than I am willing to accept right now. But what are you gonna do?
What I am going to do is put my kids in the van, drive to Target, come back home and try to trick them into thinking it's time again for a nap. I guarantee I'll be ready for one when we get home.
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
I guess I can't drag marketers too much since one of them is putting Disney T-shirts on our backs! Thanks honey!
So this will give you a good picture of what we do all day. I took this video a couple months ago and it really cracks me up. Especially watching Zoe. She is so big now that she gets the jump up going and then bends her knees and swings back and forth. Ahhh, motherhood.