Saturday, October 23, 2010

I Want To Blog...

I enjoy blogging, I really do. It's a journal, a connection to so many, it's sometimes therapeutic. I hate that I have not been on in a while, but it seems like things all the sudden got very busy around here. Can I give you a glimpse of the last 45 minutes?

I cooked a feast fit for a king tonight. Fish sticks, tater tots, and mac and cheese :). Jack told me while he was eating, "Thank you Mommy for this good dinner!," and "Mommy how did you have time to cook all of this all by yourself?," and after his 3rd helping of mac and cheese he exclaimed, "This is the BEST!" I don't know what to say to this. I put very little effort in this meal and get huge compliments.

That was a little off track from where I was going...

While I was slaving in the kitchen I had a moment of pride when I thought, "Everyone is playing so nice together, this is just...nice." Two seconds ago I had seen out of the corner of my eye Lillie and Elliott in their room. All the sudden, Lillie walks in with toilet paper hanging from her hands soaking wet. My eyes bulged and I went around the corner to find lots of water all over the bathroom floor, hall, and Lillie and Elliott. I stripped them down to their diaper and made them stay in their bed till I was done in the kitchen, maybe 5 minutes. When I went to get them out for dinner I walked in and they had both thrown their diapers off and Elliott had peed in the bed. They were jumping around like crazy and laughing. They ate dinner in a diaper. They feed off of each other. One starts yelling something the other one chimes in. One jumps over the side of the couch, the other follows. One throws food on the floor, so does the other. I can't tell you how many times they've had to end dinner early because of throwing food.

I'm worn out just thinking about it! I'm currently blogging in the bathroom while they are taking a bath. No toys tonight, just two wash clothes and two cups and they are having the time of their life! I'm going to let them play a little longer then get them out and soon put them to bed. This apartment is a total disaster. I'm going to let Jack watch a movie and I'm going to straighten up for a few minutes after Lillie and Elliott go down, then get working on some projects. Christmas is coming up and even though our Christmas budget has increased it's only because we have to buy 5 plane tickets to make it back to TN, so I'm having to get creative with Christmas gifts. I've had fun working on a handful of projects, it's just more time consuming.

All this to say, I want to blog. I think about it often. I just can barely put my thoughts together to write anything once I sit down to do so. I have one or two entries saved in my drafts that I've never published because its just a bunch of rambling.

Enjoy a few pictures from tonight and pray that the Lord will bring an extra doses of patience and strength as we enter the terrible twos with two!

Lillie just announced she peed in the tub, gotta go!
Elliott just sits there and says "Cheese" whenever the camera is pointed at him.
This is what Lillie does when you tell her to make a funny face.

8 comments:

Katie said...

OH Susan, you are doing a wonderful job! This is just a season and the next season has it's own set of challenges. Next they may not be throwing food on the floor but throwing food at each other. But I can promise one thing, one day in the future you will think back on this time and smile and laugh.

B.J. Caulfield said...

I feel you on the terrible twos except I just have one to deal with (plus a 5 year old) so I couldn't imagine dealing with twins. I'm sure you are doing an amazing job!

allison jones said...

Thinking and praying for you during this time. Kyle and I think Elliott looks like Jack from the pictures. Maybe it is the eyes. Hang in there.=)

Anonymous said...

And I am worn out reading about it. Love and patience will prevail. I always enjoy reading about the latest escapades and seeing pictures of my great grandchildren in action. Love to all, Great Gran

Anonymous said...

Wow! They're getting so big! Lillie looks a lot older in her face! And Elliott is looking like Jack. I miss them :( The stories made me laugh...I can only imagine :)
-Lydia

Anonymous said...

God bless you Susan, you really do have your hands full. You are such a great mom, and your patience level must be close to 100%. Love reading your blogs even more because I know what a labor of love they are. Grandma

Anonymous said...

you are awesome and amazing!!! That is a funny story. I enjoy reading about your experiences. I may be biased but looking at Lillie makes me think I am looking at myself. Just younger!!! Aunt Di

Donna said...

Susan,
After spending a few days with you I don't know how you do it and you just take it in stride. These pictures are some great glimpses of their cute little personalities. I guess Jack must be having some alone time while they are in the tub. They make me smile and I miss ya'll. Love, Donna