Boys will be boys

Boys will be boys

Friday, November 25, 2011

Twins' First Thanksgiving

I was so excited this year for thanksgiving. JR's birthday was just a few days before; I was recovering from a random cold and family was in town that had yet to meet my little men. It was the perfect recipe for a perfect day. I think what I was really excited for was that all of my boys were big enough to sit at the table at eat with the family. Yurchik's first Thanksgiving he was 4 days old... it was tough for even mom and dad to sit at the table! His second Turkey day was the big unveil of the twins' anticipated arrival so this year the whole family would be there and participatory. Big deal in mom land I guess! LOL....

Well, the day started out alright. We left the house on time, arrived before food was ready and had plenty of pre-food mingling time with family. The food was great as well. I think this was the first thanksgiving I ate the sweet potato/yams... something I've grown to love since making my own baby food. Yurchik didn't want to sit at the table for long but was a trooper and even ate the turkey! The twins started chowing down on mom's homemade carrots and store bought ham in gravy (I have yet to perfect the meat puree...) followed by their favorite mixed berries. They acted as if they hadn't eaten all day (which is typical!). Then they sat and played while the "adults" ate their turkey dinners. Everyone was happy and their stomachs were overinflated (at least mine was).

Then things spiraled downhill it seemed. Luca in typical fashion started his grunting/ hot pink face letting the world know he needed to g. o. if you know what I mean! Well, Auntie Glo took it upon herself to change him. Well, he pooped through the diaper, up the back and in the process of being changed was able to smear poo all over the blanket he was lying on!!! Oh the adventures we endure. Well, just as our lovely hostess, Aunt Stacy, had finished cleaning up the poopy blanket Anže projectile vomited all over her buffet, the floor, himself and Auntie Barb. Since Anže is the usual spitter of the two we really didn't think much of it....until he did it again, and again and again... By the time we got home and he stopped throwing up he had changed clothes 6 times! Mom's first experience with a barfy kid and hopefully the last for quite a while.

He slept until 4 or so and then woke up hungry. We gave him some pedialyte and he fell right back to sleep until 7:30. He drank some more pedialyte and is sleeping again. Hopefully, it was just something that didn't agree with his stomach or he just overate... needless to say I won't be feeding him ham any time soon just in case (it was the only new thing so that's where I'm starting).

It was, needless to say, an eventful evening. I'm sure Aunt Stacy won't be having us back for a while after the mess we all made! ;) Hopefully Anže can keep his food down for the day and we can go on with our weekend as planned!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Scooter's Jungle

This year we wanted Yuri Jr to have a say in his birthday party. We gave him two pictures; one of a bounce house and one of a guy blowing bubbles. He got to choose which one he wanted. He chose the bounce house. Luckily, we chose a place with bounce houses that does the food and whatnot so it was pretty hassle free for mom! I say luckily because the weather was drab that day. It was cold and drizzly and that would not have worked well if we rented a bounce house or if we had the "bubble man" come. So, the genius struck gold on his choice! The party was a total blast. The kids and adults loved all the different jumpers and activities. The best part in mom's opinion was that they actually put stickers on each gift and wrote down which guest brought it so if the cards were misplaced or anything it was quite easy to know who brought it! It will come in handy when the time arrives to write thank yous (I'm still behind on thank yous from the twins' dedication!! sorry...).

We had a total blast. He had a lot of friends come and got some great gifts. The hard part now is to figure out what he didn't get that he can ask for next since Christmas is only a month away!!

Thank you to everyone that came out and celebrated our big man's 2nd birthday with him! We love you all!!