Monday, August 13, 2007

Twins, twins and more twins....

fun, fun and more fun

Warning: What your about to see will make you smile. *wink* The cuteness will jump out and smack you. Now, grab yourself a glass of wine and join me as I give a re-cap of a fun-filled weekend with Rony and friends.

This weekend was more for me than anyone. It's always about me, me, me and more me! Of course typical of a "Rony" escapade of any kind it would be riddled with drama and excitement and tons of laughter and wine.Did I say tons of laughter and wine?! Yes, we were meeting her and her klan and also my dear friend Ann Marie, Dave and her twins. But, boy oh boy was this the weekend of all. Twinfest here we come! I so needed this time with other moms who were just like me. You know, twin moms, 40 something moms, working moms, adoptive moms. We were normal. Well, at least this weekend we were. Sort of......

I am still coming (oh am I coming down) off of myheroin uber high induced weekend laced with sugary twin cuteness and adult fun. Way too much fun. It was to be a celebration like none other. They were even (hard to believe) cuter than their pictures. They were tiny little itty bitty carbon copy identical twin dolls. I couldn't drink or suck up their cuteness(all of them-including mommy) fast enough. The cuteness was blinding(yes, I said that) and of course you know typical of The Crazed Mamarazzi there would be photos. Lots of photos. (hush Sen) I couldn't stop staring at them or their mommy. She was bigger than life and stinkin skinny. Truly beautiful inside and out. Sweet, kind, compassionate and so damn fun. I simply adored her. Yes, this was my first real girl crush. Don't all of you get jealous at once. We had connected so long ago by phone but now on a different level. We were friends. We had so much in common.
The day had finally arrived. I sprung out of bed like a jack-in-the box. You remember those days. Loaded with energy. Before the vim, vam voom turned me to dragging my butt on the floor and I can't get up and why did I have that last glass of wine? I set the alarm for five thirty and not a minute past. I was giddy with excitement and couldn't wait to get there. I had been anxiously marking the days off the calendar for weeks in anticipation of this day. We had agreed to meet at the famed amusement park an easy two hour drive for both. Make a plan and do it-that's Cindy's motto.



We were were within minutes of the hotel (the planned meeting spot) when I decided I should feed my little hungry monkeys before meeting our new friends. I wanted to make a lasting impression, er well for the first initial meeting. The girls had barely eaten any of their yogurt before we fled what seemed to be the the middle of the night. They must have wondered what their crazy momma was up to running around at this crazy hour dragging everyone out of bed. But, as usual this would prove to be on the later side of when we should have pulled over. I heard a strange gurgle from the back seat. It was one of those noises that you instantly think "Oh crap, js-suz say it ain't so". As I squinted in the rear view mirror I could see Abbey holding her hand over her mouth and with a panic look on her face. Me too for that matter. I knew from the expression on her face we were doomed. So doomed. I asked rather nervously with a sideways glance "Abbey baby, are you ok, huh"? I had barely blurted the question out when she hurled all over the entire "mommy machine". It was a scene from the Exorcist with her spitting up chunks of morning fuel and her head spinning. Puke everywhere hanging on her like icicles from Christmas past. The leather seats, car seat and Abbey were covered in a sea of slim. I frantically rolled the windows down hoping to avoid the puke smell. Gasp, gasp, gasp too late. The smell was permeating through the sardine packed "mommy machine" like an explosive gas. Oh, shit, shit, shit. Mai pointed out that there was a McDonald's up ahead. So I whipped my stink bomb over to the left lane and as I'm trying to make a hard left I realize there is no effing traffic light and the traffic is not letting up. Oh, crap someone please let me cross. I am holding my breath, oh damn I think I'm going to be sick the smell is so gosh darn awful. We finally pull into the parking lot. Not knowing what to do first I yank Abbey out of the car. Poor thing had chunks of puke hanging all over her. Everywhere. She was so quiet. I didn't know where to begin. So, I stripped her clothes off in the parking lot and just for good measure I stripped Katie too. With twins it's equal everything. I re-dressed both of them and grabbed Abbey like a football and hurriedly head for the potty as if running for the 50 yard line. I scrub her from head to toe but she still smells like a vomit bag. I decide we need to eat, but oddly nothing sounds good at this point. Surprise. We gobble up a burger and I half ass try to clean the car seat up before hitting the trail again. Of course at this point it's like 110 degrees outside and as I open the car it hits me like a ton of bricks. Eeewww it's bad. I load the kids back up for a quick ride up the road. Or at least I hope so.





I'm nominating Cindy's man for the best hubby award because in the "inth hour" Cindy's darling super hot,super smart, super everything dh decided (insisted) upon being her personal driver,escort and all around wait on us good guy so she could have some girl time. ( girls night alone with no kids-or husbands--smart man) What a sweetie. Not only did he have his hands full with his family but he waited on my klan as if we were part of his brood. He treated all of us as if we were "royalty". Lady Di never had it so good. Truly a class act. Everybody needs an "Ed". I want an "Ed"! I don't know anyone that would have volunteered to clean up (true he removed car seat and took up to his room) the vomit covered car seat of a total stranger?!?! Big points here Ed. Big! He made sure wine glasses were filled and no glass sat empty AND feed the babies. A real babe. Lucky Cindy. Lucky us.




We headed to the park but it was short lived due to the intense heat. The sweat balls were rolling down between my loins and between my breast. Cindy asked me if maybe we should consider leaving? I think she too was a bit faint. Um, yeah. My thighs were rubbing together like a freight train and I was a little concerned that we may have a fire soon under my dress due to the intense heat. To make matters worse my underwear were soaked. Thank g-d I was wearing them!! "Yeah, I think it's ok to leave Cin". The babies had barely uttered a single word since arriving at the park. Their little heads were soaking wet. They were truly delirious. We later discover that the heat index was 108 degrees. Dangerously hot. What were we thinking?!


We arrived back at the hotel and tossed the girls in the tub and put them down for a nap. Surprisingly they went to sleep immediately. I took the opportunity to take a cold shower too to freshen up.

While babies were sleeping Cindy, Ed and I slung back a few glasses of wine and got acquainted with one another. When the babies woke up Ed (it was his idea, right Cindy) volunteered to take all the girls swimming. Umm, well, we should have known this would never work. There are 4 of them and damn if they don't just scatter and run in different directions. I sat down on the side of the pool with feet in(couldn't hurt, right?) and Cindy did the same. You probably know where this is going. No, we did not bare it all! Be - still you crazy people. We did not however have bathing suits. Yep, Cindy and I end up in the pool with our clothes on! No, we were not drunk either. Ed was having too much fun with the babies and we wanted to join him. I was in my dress and she was in her shorts and t-shirt. We laughed until I swear we pee'd. I'm sure the other hotel guests thought the "Beverly Hillbillies" had arrived! I guess if I were witnessing this I too would've thought "hicks". lol.

While Cindy and I were getting ready for our date Ed picked up dinner for Mai and himself. Again, points Ed, big points. Anyhoots, somehow Cindy and I (shocking) managed to close down Ruby Tuesday's with the help of two gorgeous martini's and great conversation. Over the course of the evening we discussed everything. I mean everything. Now, if we could just figure out how to keep our men sexually satisfied without being so darn tired we'd could be President. We could have sat up all night talking. Actually we almost did. We had breakfast the next morning together as our children trashed the restaurant and we were oblivious to it. Isn't that what parent's do?? After many, many hugs and kisses we said our good-byes and promised to get together again real soon.

The drive home was a bit rough as my brat whiny Katie screamed all the way home. We didn't arrive home a minute to early. I tossed them into bed for a much needed nap. Mommy was spent but so looking forward to another evening of fun and laughs with our friend Anne Marie, Dave and their little twinkies. Nothing better in this world than going to Ann Marie's. She has the biggest toy room of all. It's FAO Schwartz on steroids. Seriously. They got the good stuff. My girls always stand there as if to say, "where do I begin"? It is the mother lode of all toy rooms. Tons of fun kid stuff.

I'm very comfortable at Ann Marie's and because of that able to let my hair down and let it all hang out. Literally. Anne Marie is just so unbelievably good and such an incredible mom, great role model and a super great cook too. *wink*. The daddies were jamming and jumping up and down to some of their favorite blues music while the babies were imitating them. Daddy was sucking on 9% beer and loving it. So out of character for daddy. After all someone has to stay sober to drive us home. I think he might have wanted me to take advantage of him... I did want to too!



I know at one point Anne Marie and I were swinging and snapping our dinner napkins as if we were throwing our underwear at a famed "rock star". The girls just laughed and danced. Pity them they don't stand a chance in the "jive"
department or winning any American Band contest. Daddy doesn't have much
to speak of in the rythem department. He kind of bops his head back and forward. lol. Yes, this was by far one of my favorite weekends of all time. You and you must join us the next time! I promise you won't be disappointed. Nothing is off topic either. Right, Cin? Lol.


fun, fun and more fun





34 comments:

mommy24treasures said...

what a fun filled weekend! Sounds like such a great time. (except for the puke)thanks for sharing it. loved all the pics.

Jewels of My Heart said...

This post was definately worth the wait! I am exhausted for you. lol
Oh, what a picture of fun you painted for us. Sorry baby was sick but so glad she got better and could enjoy her twinfest. So happy you got to bond with someone who too has been doublely blessed.
Great narrative... great pics... great fun!
Good for you friend.

nikki said...

Your enthusiasm is jumping off the screen...so happy you had such a rip-roarin' time with friends! All of the girls (young and not quite AS young) are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your adventures with us -- I almost felt like I was there...

Salome's Mom said...

Girl I have to pay you a visit. You are my kind of people! I am glad you had a great time after the hurling incident. The pictures are great.

cougchick said...

That post made me tired. Looks like you had a complete blast. Uber jealous.

Love the idea of you swimming around in your clothes. What dorks!

crazylady said...

More fun couldn't have been had with me the party pooper squad around. I'd be doing breathalizers, kid checks, blood sugars, taking blood pressures, and monitoring for signs of overheating and exhaustion.
THAT hubby Ed is one incredibly brave man! FM would never never never give up 3 days of a quiet house without us in order to be the chaperone.
Abbys J Lo wet bulging swim diaper made me LOL.

stephanie said...

Wow, I am exhausted after reading this. Where do you get all of that energy? It sounds like a super-fabulous weekend and I am overcome with the cuteness in the pictures.

Cindy from central NC said...

oh my......I know I'll be reading that post over and over and over...your post is great....the weekend was great..all the beautiful girls ARE great (includes us)...the fun was great....I wish I weren't at work now b/c I need to update my blog, too, but that probably won't happen til this weekend.

Your friend and her girls are awesome, too.

Oh, I so sense a PLAN coming together...It may take weekes in the making/planning but it'd be so fun. (me and my girls, you and your's, anne-marie and hers, heather and her boys, senja (?right?um, where does sen live?) and hers, um...who else?? Let's get like 6-8 "twinkie" families together....maybe the first part of Nov before all the holidays happen....)...Maybe at Williamsburg....usually first of November is not too cold....be more fun at amusement park...we could do Busch Gardens? Or, maybe we just do DC...let them all run up and down the Mall?!

IF YOU PLAN IT, IT WILL HAPPEN...!

Big hugs,
cin

jennifer said...

Sounds like a blast! All except the puke!! That's the worst. Glad you had such a great weekend. Makes me miss my girlfriends. Great post.

Jeter's Mama said...

looks like a great deal of fun was had!!

Sophie's Mom said...

Well THAT'S what you've been up to! Way more exciting than my life lately.

Very entertaining. You couldn't make this stuff up if you tried. Too funny. It's escaping me (okay, I've lost my mind) but someone was just talking about leather scented air fresheners at Yankee Candle. I think we've got an outlet store up here (it is Maine you know, just about as 'hickville' er... um... 'yankee' as you can get.) Sounds like you need 4.

Only an amazing woman can turn puke into drunken fun. I am in awe.

So you're one of those Moms that brings a sick kid to a playdate? I'll remember that.

68 and breezy here, are you jealous?? I'll bet you're not missing me so much now...

But seriously... cute kids all around, and more fun than people should be allowed to have. I'm a bit jealous.

:P

secret agent said...

I am drooling over here

Truly Blessed said...

"I didn't know where to begin. So, I stripped her clothes off in the parking lot and just for good measure I stripped Katie too."

The whole post was fantastic (like the weekend apparently was!), but I could have stopped at the above line and it would have been perfect.

I have to agree about Cindy's DH, Ed. I met him at the WS with the girls in their strollers -- he'd taken them down to breakfast all by himself (on, like day 2 of being their Daddy) just to give Cindy a break. What a nice guy.

I'm jealous that you got to play for the weekend, and even more jealous that those of us who don't have twinkies can't be in your club. What if I said that my Katie was best friends with Sammi & Nicki at the SWI? Would that allow me passage into the club?

Rock on, sista. Your blog cracks me up!

kerri said...

That much sweetness in one post, I feel like I just had a piece triple chocolate cake without the calories.

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Hey you're all invited! It's not just a "twinkie" thing.. lol..... No,I really couldn't make this shit up. I'm laughing too at my dear friend Crazylady's comment. I sure could have used her good sense on the trip.

Now, just so you all know, dear little Abb's was not sick, just car sick. You know-- motion...... She really was fine after that. I wouldn't be exposing my chickies to your little angels if they were sick. Promise! Running to the post office.

Lauren and Ed said...

Awesome! Glad you all had such a fun weekend! Your girls are precious!

Steffie B. said...

Double Happiness all the way here.....you have been blessed which two unique gifts....and so have your friends. Beautiful and funny post Rony.....thanks for sharing it with us!

redmaryjanes said...

You are always having a great time..I love it! Wow, look at those girls, they are beautiful. So many twins. I keep hearing that it's hard to get twins from China, but it seems like I know quite a few families who have them.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Looks like you had a BLAST... Love all the pictures..
You had DOUBLE DOUBLE the pleasure..
Take care..
Kim

Lori said...

Oh that was a good laugh, thanks for all the detail! Loved all the pictures of you beautiful girls and some sweet dads!!

Donna Paonessa said...

Wow, what a great time you had!!! I hear ya with the puke. My oldest daughter (7) gets car sick all the time - I'm used to it now and we've come to realize that we either do our car travels after 2pm (for some reason she doesn't get sick later in the day??) - OR - we load her up with Gravol. Poor kid is always doped up on school trips.

Heather said...

Oh YEAH! We'll be joining you next time! You've got to get some *boys* into that twin-twin mix-mix! Also, Braydon is dying to meet Ed-- he says that any man who volunteers for that weekend is a man that he wants to KNOW! ;0 Let's set a date! ~Heather

Steffie B. said...

Ok....tell me how you email me back personally again off of my comment.

cougchick said...

just noticed the J.Lo butt. too perfect!
Had to check out the hillbillies poolin-it in their clothes. That is hysterical.

Beverly said...

great pics. Looks like you guys had fun. sorry to hear about the initial puking.

Beverly

Mark & Michelle said...

I'm exhausted just reading about it!

Sounds like a great weekend!

I agree that everyone needs and ED!!

DAVID AND AMY VENN'S WEBSITE said...

I ran across your blog through another and I have read through it randomly and I have to say that you are so entertaining. You are so funny. I will have to add your blog link to mine just to find out what you are up to from time to time. You should be a comedic writer...You've got talent!!
Looking forward to more fun,
Amy

Anonymous said...

Hi Rony,
Being placed on such a platform of appreciation makes me humble. Good...no...great people on a first intro are oh so rare, if not impossible to come by. It's a true blessing. Thank you for such kind, though exagerated, applause. I've truly loved meeting you, Katie, and Abby. Your Au Pair, Mai. was wonderful and sweet. I look forward to meeting Jeff. Jeff....HELP! You know what I mean. Much to discuss about life with a wife & twins....

Ed

Jonni & John said...

OMG! Your blog is hilarious! I just found it and really love it. Your girls are beautiful too.

Hugs,
Jonni

A Special Family said...

What a superb weekend!!! Great pictures!!!

theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Ed, just for the record I DO NOT LIE! You were awesome. Other daddies should take lessons from you. *wink* smooch* lick*.

Love you hot-stuff!

tegdirb92 said...

what a wonderful weekend you had!! That is definitely one to remember!!

Christine said...

How Fun! What a great time! Now you need to write a post from the girls point of view- equally fascinating & fun too!
I usually need someone like you to get the party going - then I am in.

Katie J said...

Love the pics of the twins in twin strollers. Too cute!