Thursday, September 17, 2009
TubaDad's away on another short business trip, so we've been having some girl time. When Ro and Ree were little and TubaDad would travel, I swear I was just hanging on by my fingernails. It was so hard and I would get so bitchy by the end of each business trip. I shudder a little just remembering it (and I'll bet TubaDad does too...) Anyhow, the girls are at such a fun stage right now. They're hilarious, they're learning new things at an incredible rate, they understand and repeat everything (well that one's not always a good thing—yesterday my dad was upstairs installing some new hooks in their closet and they said all the noise from the drill was a "pain in the a$$"—yikes, my bad, I'm sure), they play with each other for hours, and they're up for anything. They're really a pleasure to be around, even if all we're doing is hanging out. Here are a few things we've been doing around the house lately: Their good friends H2 and S2 just sent a huge box chock full of awesome hand-me-downs, and Ro and Ree danced with joy: They immediately picked out a pair of matching "pajammies" and put them on, even though it was only 4 o'clock in the afternoon. Oh the glee. They wore those jammies everywhere. Inside, outside, you name it: They dreamed up two new slide activities that I really don't approve of. One of them is pictured here, and the other one took place the next day and was so dangerous that I didn't even get a picture of it (if you know me at all, you know the fact that I stopped them rather than running for my camera means the situation was truly dire): They also biked for hours. Seriously hours. And the bike of choice today was the old one I used as a kid. It's rusty and battered, and too small for them now, but it has one unbeatable feature: you can fit two kids on it (well at least Ro and Ree can): And yeah, that's one of their Halloween costumes. It's hard to tell when they're sitting down, but it's a cupcake. We ordered two of them from Pottery Barn Kids, but for some reason they messed up and only shipped one. When I called customer service, the nice lady said they'd ship another one out in seven to 10 days. I sweetly replied (over the incredible din of two girls fighting to the death for the right to wear the lone costume), "Um, is there any way you can expedite that? I have twins, and right now one girl is wearing her cupcake costume and one isn't—you can imagine the disappointment, right?" The other costume was expedited and should be here today. When daddy's gone, we have froufrou high-brow, gourmet dinners (which make the girls squeal with delight, and which they insist on eating in front of the tv, "since dare called tv dinners, mama"): And we go for walks wearing our fancy clothes (that means leotards and tutus for the girls, and shoes other than flip flops for me): Fun girl time.