Friday, February 15, 2008

Had a crappy Valentine's Day (literally)!

Man, us Mercedians sure know how to party! We started off with a romantic breakfast of green eggs (scrambled eggs with steamed broccoli mixed in), then went to the park for a playdate with friends. We had an intimate lunch at the local Indian buffet, just us and our friends Harper and Merrick and their parents. To cap off the day, Nick and I took the kids to McDonalds for a gourmet meal of chicken nuggets and apple slices. Alden showed how he feels about me by climbing into the top of the play structure and taking a gigantic dump. I mean GIGANTIC. As in, down his legs, all over his pants, onto his socks and shoes gigantic. Now, this sort of thing doesn't happen often (read: ever) so I was totally unprepared and didn't have any extra pants for the poor little chubster. Once I had decontaminated Alden and finished gagging, I realized I didn't even have a manly diaper to put him in!!! Poor little guy had to wear Ruthie's Paper Doll diaper. Sorry Bubba!!! Did I mention that he started crying after he pooped and I had to worm my way into the twisty turny part of the tubes to get him? Yeah. Awesome.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

A new kind of babywearing!

The whole family has been sick and, well, I got a little crazy with the home confinement, barfing, snot, crying, etc. Roo picked up my backpack and somehow this brilliant idea was born!

Isn't she the cutest little thing? She was happy to sit in the backpack, I even put her on and carried her around the house! Forget those pricey Ergo and Mei Tei carriers! My highschool-era Jansport puts those to shame with it's style and ease of use. We probably could have crammed a doll and some Cheerios in there too.

I think we are all on the mend now, cross your fingers! If things get bad again you may see some "twins in a rolling suitcase" pictures.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Obama your mama!

Monday and Tuesday were full of political activities! On Monday we joined some fellow Dems for a little sign waving at a busy corner in town. Apparently Republicans thing it is really funny to honk then FLIP ME OFF! Seriously, what the heck? Don't agree with my political views, but have the class to not flip me off in front of my babies. Ugh.

Tuesday we voted. On the drive to the polling place we practiced saying "vote" and "Obama". While I was filling out my ballot Ruth kept yelling "vooote" with a long Minnesota-esque long O. Alden kept yelling "O-MAMA"!! I don't think the VFW hall has seen so much excitement in many years. We all got "I voted" stickers, Ruthie opted to put hers on on her sippy cup but Alden proudly affixed his to his shirt.