Sunday, September 28, 2008

Making Plans with a Mother of Twins

Hey there,

This is a disclaimer to all of those who are friends with a mother of twins and what it takes to plan a night out.

A night out of the town with or without your twin children takes an enormous amount of planning, especially with a husband who works 70 hour work weeks and also attends school twice a week. Oh and did I mention he also has to study, which probably adds up to another 4 or 5 hours a week.

SO, as you can probably tell, I rarely get the chance to go out, so when I do, I have to plan probably a week out, making sure someone reliable can handle the boys, managing others schedules, etc.

Well, over the past few weeks, I ran into not only ONE, but TWO incidents where plans were canceled on me. To make those plans in the first place I first had to call and see if Chris could even put it on his calendar to come home at a descent hour. Then, I had to see if the babysitter could come later and stay later, then I went into work late so I could stay late, and then go out afterward.

So as you can see it's a process. So when you cancel on a mother of twins, you are not only affecting her, you affect her work, her baby sitter, her husband, and her children, not to mention her attitude change because now she has to go home when she could be going out on the town without the rest of the family tagging along.

BUT, what is most aggravating is when someone cancels on you when you plan on having your children with you! A mother of twins literally begins her day putting together all the things her children will need in order be satisfied wherever mom plans on taking them. Packing their bags, making sure they don't dirty up their clothes that were put on that morning, making sure that they get their nap. I EVEN had to WAKE them up and put them in the car and begin driving before I was canceled on, which made it worse because my kids need their nap and now didn't get it. If I would have known that they were going to cancel, I could have even slept during their nap, so I could recoup before my second half of the day began.

So you see folks, please don't make plans with a mother of twins unless you plan on sticking with them. Otherwise, you waste A LOT of her time, and others, and in the end, she ends up wasting even more time writing a blog about how pissed off she really was about the whole thing!

Good night!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Can YOU guess what the boys will be for halloween?

Chris and I bought the boys their first Halloween costumes tonight! Probably the CUTEST things you will ever see in your life....especially because there is TWO of them!

O.k. That's your first clue! Start guessing away!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Take me out to the ball game....

Well, after the boys third baseball game, mommy and daddy have it down when it comes to making them feel at ease in between the cheering and booing. Chris even got Owen to sleep! Family day was a success! I love all my boys!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bath Time

So Chris and I were experimenting with the video camerawhile having BOTH boys in the tub at once all at the same time. A big step for us considering we only have two hands and with TWO babies, you can only imagine the limitations that are presented with all that slippery baby splashing around in the water! But, all in all, the boys had fun. You can watch the video below!

Life WIth TWINS!

We are the happiest parents in the world to be blessed with identical twin boys; Owen Christopher and Landen Blake Strait born February 8, 2008! During the pregnancy we kept our fingers crossed that our boys would make it, as we were diagnosed with Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome at 11 weeks. Through it all the boys pulled through and God brought life to two healthy little boys born at 33 and 1/2 weeks. Since then life has been crazy, but good crazy, and nobody will ever know how challenging AND rewarding it is to be a parent of multiples, unless you have them yourself. Our little family exceeds any expectations we had about making a family of our own.