Tuesday, July 22, 2008

You Asked For It

I have been enjoying having polls on my blog as of late. The first poll I added to my side bar was an opinion poll as to whether Joseph and Hyrum are identical or not. The latest poll is at the top of the sidebar. I knew that "Kids Working at Home" posts would be popular, but I had no idea that so many people would be interested in the "A Day in the Life of Me" posts. I have only one question: Why? I added that type of post to the sidebar as an afterthought and that selection is winning by a landslide! Perhaps some of you come to hear about our family's antics because it helps you to realize that your life could be even more stressful than it already is? Who knows?

What I will post tonight will be short; just a few moments of a day in my life.

I went on a walk this morning. Normally, this would not be something blog-worthy, but it is the first time I have exercised AT ALL since the twins were born five months ago. My mother encouraged me to go with her, and I begrudgingly obliged. I should try to be more like her, though. If I was, perhaps I wouldn't need to complain so much about my fatness. She is 5'8", like I am, but is two dress sizes smaller. She is beautiful. If you'd like to see a picture, scroll down all the way to the bottom of the sidebar under "Some of the Ladies in my Life". She's the first and most important.

Anyway, to go on our outing we were accompanied by my toddler and twins. This is vehicle in which we pushed them...


I LOVE this thing! It's called the Joovy Big Caboose and that is no misnomer. When we take it in public places, people stare and we usually hear a comment that goes something like this: "Mira! Parece un tren!" (Being translated, "Look! It looks like a train!") And these are the comments made in the US. I chose this stroller when I was pregnant with the twins because I really wanted something that would hold two car seats (see the bars in front of the babies that are removable; I just haven't figured our how to remove them yet) and would have a place for Johnny. He can stand, like shown, or sit on a little pull-out bench. And look at all the cargo space! It is actually more practical to take the Caboose into Walmart than it is to use a cart, as you can see by referring to THIS post.

Next, we have a photo of a stack of cut zucchinis. Why my thirteen-year-old restacked them after cutting them is a mystery to me, but it does look really cool, don't you think? My mother made a superb zucchini dish with these. I will post the recipe later.


This next photo is the same pile of zucchini, only water colored in Microsoft photo editor. I guess I have nothing better to do. Pretty awesome, though, right? If you want, try clicking on it. It looks even neater then!


The last moment I would like to share is something that goes on in our home a lot. I mean...a lot. I have a rule that I sometimes follow that goes something like this: no TV, computers, PSPs, phone games, Play Stations (okay I think that's it) unless you are caring for a twin. You wouldn't believe how often the kids come up to me to request that they be able to take care of a baby. How did I get so smart? (Or, why didn't I figure this out until the ninth child?)


Thanks for watching!

14 comments:

MERRIANNE said...

I love the Zucchini Stacks!! ha ha!

and The idea for the kids to help with the Twins is FANTASTIC!!!!

Cambria, Greg, Alan and Molly said...

I don't know why it is that people are so interested in other's daily life. To you it appears boring and the same thing everyday, and then to someone else, they are like- oohhh they do that too, or what a good idea, I should do that. Someone should do a college thesis on blogging cause it really can be addicting.

Krissy said...

LOLOLOL ... See, even the most mundane things turn into awesome humor on your page! lol I especially love the "babysitting" of the twins. lol That was just freakin AWESOME. AWESOMENESS.. AWESOME AWESOMENESS. lol And ... I'll tell you why I voted for a day in the life of you...Because of your Wally post! LOL I need more of those! LOL

Krissy said...

Oh... and you have a mac. My DH would be jealous. That's all he talks about. I wish he'd just buy one already so he'd shut up. lol But then he wouldn't have anything else to talk about. Hmm..

Derrick & Laurice said...

I love to read about a day in the life of you because it’s so real. You don’t try and hide anything you just say it like it is and I think we all learn from that. I often am inspired by all that you do and the way that you handle everything.

Jarmeg Family said...

Genius idea about taking care of a baby if you want to play some sort of computer game!! Love it!

Rach =o) said...

I'm interested in your daily life BECAUSE it makes me feel more normal! I love the last picture your a genious. It actually make me laugh out loud.

the singer family said...

I voted for a day in the life of you cause I miss you and your crazy antics. Love the kids helping with the twins idea. Now I just have to have a set.

B Wiens said...

I voted for your "Daily life" as well! It´s just so good to read, that others are in the same boot and make yourself feel normal, that way.
I love your solution to babysitting!

Amanda B. said...

I voted for "A day in the life of you" because it reminds me a lot of my crazy days and makes me laugh about it all! :) LOVED the pictures of your kids playing while "watching" a baby- so funny to see the baby just hanging out there on the couch. ha ha! :)

Kelli said...

How do you keep the kids from becoming so involved in their games/computer/show that the twins don't just wiggle away? Some of my offspring would forget they were on baby duty. Yes they would Jen, it's happened....

Melinda Pink said...

Good idea Jen! too cute

SusieQ said...

Ok, you totally win the smartest mom award.

Kristin said...

Did you go down Lombardy way? I love those walks with our gorgeous Mama.