Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Stop the craziness.....


The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind. Hurricane Andrew. Not sure if I was coming or going. I'm sure you've all had days or weeks like this. Please tell me you have...In between all the crazy ass fun the "Nana" flew in on her
magic carpet super sonic jet to add a little spice big grin to our oh-so boring life. (insert sarcastic-right). We had a revival. No, not like that. A birthday celebration. The millennium. I mean Nana's *cough* ummm, 49th again. She is not getting any older. Ever. Going down with a fight. A merrymaking better than any New Year's Eve bash on Times Square with all the lights, flash and fireworks. Big bang fun. Miss Mai has officially(thanks Mai) bumped me out of my coveted "favorite "dil" spot forever. Nana was in "awe". Big points with the "mil". She surprised her with a custom made life like poster (ass licker) of photo ops of the fam-dango. Yes, our little Asian princess managed to order with out any of us knowing. --Did I hint she special ordered it and behind my back"?? Nana was blind sided and didn't see it coming, nor did she expect anything. Neither did we. Imagine our jolt when she unveiled it for all to see. Fh and I both gaped at one another with mouths open as if catching walleye. What the hell were we going to do for an encore?!? We were however insistant compassionate enough to concede to Nana's desire to prepare her own birthday dinner. Yes, we do count on our guest to cook and clean. Bwahahaha. Anyhoo, the "mil" was moved to tears. Truly. She kept saying "this is the best gift ever". Ummm, whata' ya saying nana?! Note to self: Pretend I don't notice. I'll never hear the end of it if I don't. *Big snort*. We gorged, sucked and smacked our lips together like a bunch of hungry wolves devouring the titillating feast Nana so effortlessly whipped up for all of us. You're wondering if I was just lying around eating bon-bon's while Nana slaved over a hot stove? Not exactly. I layed on the couch and barked orders to everyone within a 5 state radius! One of which was "don't bother mommy, she's resting, bring me the phone and don't touch that". Yes, I actually delight in Nana's bi-monthly visits. Let's see, if I calculated right she should be gracing us with her presence in (November is a free month due to T-Day) December. She's almost as predictable as my monthly cycle. Must select some new menus for her to prepare for family. LoL.

While Nana was here we met up with my friend Annie and her twins. Wouldn't want her to think for a minute raising twins is easy. We had agreed to meet at the Botanical Garden and then to Chuckee Cheese. Believe it or not none of us had ever experienced the big rat. Well the garden was just the ticket. The girls ran and squealed like wild banshees. Man, oh man did they all have a big time. Well, until Abbey deliberately squeezed her head between the fence overlooking the lake to feed the fish. It looked as if our only option was going to be jaws of life. But, no thank goodness Nana broke her out. I don't remember if she used some fancy schmancy oil to wiggle her free or not. As we all sat around and watched the girly girls we thought better of going to Chuckee Cheese. As Anne Marie so eloquently put it, It's terrible! I was feeling a bit gasey and overly bloated. Yes, I was relieved. We decided on one of my favorite gin joints for lunch. Clyde's. You might think quite upscale for children, but they actually offer a kids menu. So, yes they were expecting us--reluctantly! We kept the waiters engaged with four little 2 year olds not to mention the mess we left for them to clean up and running and keeping the mommy glasses full of wine. We left with more food on the floor than on their plates. They worked for every penny of their tip.....






No sooner had we dumped dropped Nana off at the airport, deflated her air mattress and we were packing up the family machine and heading to my parent's home in Ohio. I know I mentioned last week my dad fell this past winter and broke 6 ribs and punctured his lung. I needed to see him. My mom had reported that he just wasn't healing as well as expected and he had been really blue. Really blue. I was worried about him. Dad was having difficulty not being able to do what he once could do with ease. His body was betraying him and it was making him bitter. Cross. Resentful. He gets gets winded easily and has been unable to do any type of physical exertion since the accident. Yes, my dad was still earning a living before the accident. He is /was an artist and does/did artistic custom faux walls and ceilings. Absolutely beautiful creations.

We spent all day Tuesday lounging at my sister's watering holel! I was like a beached whale lying out in the middle of the pool with a kid floating on my belly.Perfect weather and boy did we have so much fun. The only thing missing was a pina colada and a cabana boy.






Our last day there we headed to the famed Columbus Zoo to meet Sam and her deliciously cute little girl Kieren. It was as if I had known Sam my entire life. There was such an ease. We chattered about everything. A total gagfest. I don't know that we ever finished one sentence. Did we?! Our kids jumped, skipped, giggled and danced. They were like recent parolee's with their new found freedom. I still find myself smiling when I think about how Kieren "called" the girls. She would pat her leg as if calling the dog. Cute beyond words. Kieren by the way is all girl. Wickedly cute and so sweet. I chuckled watching her run. Ahhh...... Last stop was to visit my girlfriends Jody and Kelly. This would be where I chewed off my right arm and hooked the I.V. up with alchol! That's right. My oh-so purrr-fect girls were over stimulated and both had a melt-down in front of friends. No naps.....First time ever meeting them! Sadly for me there is no predicting when this will happen or a way to defuse it. They finally settled down and we enjoyed a delicious dinner. Mommy and friends slung back a few glasses of wine and caught up with one another. It's was as if no time had ever passed. We've been friend's since the 9th grade. That's a long time..... So, how was your week?

25 comments:

Salome's Mom said...

I love it! Girl you have my same energy level. Love the pictures, love the fun you were having. Nana looks great, so do your parents and needsless to say those twins are to die for.

jennifer said...

Now, THAT was a post! Love all the pictures. The girls are so cute. Good choice going to Chuck E. Cheese. You want to put off meeting the rat as long as possible. When they're big enough to go play on their own, it's not so bad.

I can't tell you the times a two year old has mortified me in public. Cade used to throw award winning fits with no warning. Very stressful. Glad you're back, I've missed seeing your crazy life.

Noemi said...

WOW I got tired just reading that post! The girls are getting so big! I second on Glad you are back! Your posts always make me crack up!

Jewels of My Heart said...

You are so funny! Love the gift! hehee Wonderfu pics of all those little beauties. Seeing two sets of twins must be quite the site. Hope your Dad is feeling better. Get some rest!!!!!!!

Sophie's Mom said...

So THAT'S what you've been up to! I've been to the crazy cheesy place, and the kiddos do love it, but I leave with a headache. Pool pics are great, wish I had some 'flotation devices' like you! Looking good in that bikini girl! Meltdown in front of friends? Oh yeah... I especially love that when said friends don't have children... good birth control for them! :)

Welcome home!

LaLa said...

WOW...you had a busy time!! Love it when our GiGi visits too : )

Love all the pics and what cuties those girls are. I hope your visit cheered your dad up..how could it not?

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

OMG!!!!!
WOW!!!!
What can I say.... You have said it all...
You are one busy little beaver...
I LOVE all the pictures..
The girls are adorable...
Take a look at my blog I left you a poem...
Have a Great Day Girly..
YOu are the best..
Kim

secret agent said...

Great photos
I want Mai.... and I don't even have kids yet
So.... did Dad perk up?? Is he doin
better??

redmaryjanes said...

It's great to see everyone's families! I love all of your pictures. I hope that your father is doing better.
I nominated you for an award a couple of days ago!

Cindy from central NC said...

Hi hi hi.....Did I miss your call yesterday? My vm on my BB is not working but I thought I saw your number flash by while I was on yet another interminable teleconf with a bunch of Latinos.....I'm prepping for my big trip to Argentina....arhgh...all my travel dates for going everywhere keeps changing...yes, still working insane hours....retarded insane...It's a damn good thing that I really enjoy what I do but now I just want them to GIVE ME MY BONUS.... :0

How's tonite for you? 8:30ish....I have the grape and plenty of the gab if that works for you...if not, then tomorrow?

Love your post...love the pics....hey, would love to see what Mai did...Can you take a pic of the mil gift? Now I'm intrigued...what a sweetie...

Hey, looks like Abs and Katie have grown this past month...they look taller in that one picture standing in front of Mai.

Oh..gosh...have SO much to tell you....we just gotta talk...

hugs & love,
cin

Cindy from central NC said...

PS I break out in hives whenever I even see out of the corner of my eyes a Chuckie Cheese. Colleen made me go once with her babies....I HATED it....Let me say this again....I really really HATED it....

:)

Beverly said...

Looks like you had a blast. So glad you got the picture of head stuck for later use as a blackmailing tool. Of course I couldn't tell if it was your twin or the other twin especially after holding the crying twin on your lap. Great pics too.

Beverly

stephanie said...

Chucky Cheese? Really? Everything else looked super-fantastic fun!

Christy said...

Holy cow have you been busy!!! Looks like you all had a great time doing your various activities. You sound as busy as I am-- CRAZY BUSY!!!

Glad you are all doing well and I hope your dad is also going OK. It is hard to heal a broken spirit-- your a good daughter!!

Christy :)

Truly Blessed said...

You lead an exhausting life. Good thing Nana comes every other month to give you a break!

Hope your Dad is feeling better (but, wait! How couldhe NOT feel better seeing you and the girls?).

Like Cindy, I'd love to see Mai's gift to Nana. Please?

Steffie B. said...

That's where you have been....and here I thought I was boring you with my boring life! lol Love all the pictures....glad you could see your Dad. Hope things start to calm down for you!
Hugs and smooches

Jeff and Valerie said...

Wow! What a fabulous week. I can't even fathom the idea of floating in a lovely pool! Not sure where all your energy comes from. Glad to hear that Nana is a good cook!!!

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Sam said...

Love ya and miss ya!!! Come see us again! Next time the girls can climb the treehouse and throw Cullen off the side! Cull was really ticked he didn't get to meet you guys!! *sigh* Next time...

Jen M. said...

So what you're saying is that you haven't been doing anything lately.

Lauren and Ed said...

Glad you are up and running again. I have missed your posts. Sounds like you had an action packed time. Loved all the pictures. The twins are very photogenic...love their lips. Beautiful!!!

nikki said...

Holy crap! MY head is spinning...

Loved all the updates, though. Glad to hear your MIL had such a great birthday celebration/your dad looks like he's doin' better/you are gonna have funny tan lines/totally relate to the meltdowns (although, I can't imagine it times two!/your whole fam-dango is fabulous as ever!!!!

kerri said...

I just loved this post, what a great week. Glad your MIL had a great birthday celebration, I just think it is the greatest your MIL feels comfortable to take over your kitchen, wish mine did!!
I enjoyed the pics of your Mom and Dad, you really look like your Father!!
Hope your Dad continues his recovery, sorry it's been such a slow process.

Christine said...

It looks like another great week. SO cool that you were able to journal of it. I am not gonna believe that this was out of the ordinary for you- OK maybe the travelling but - since when does the grass grow under your stillettos?

mommy24treasures said...

sounds like a wonderful trip and you got some really good pictures! They have to have a meltdown at those times. It is in the toddler rules.