Friday, June 17, 2016

A Joyful Face

We had the most wonderful encounter last night. I don't normally take the kids shopping because it is easier for Nick to pick up the groceries on his way home from work. But we were in town yesterday and decided to stop by "Kloger" (as Mimi calls it) in advance of the coming storms. (I love Kroger; and I'm sad that they have a bad reputation as an employer). 

Maximus and Minimus had the child-sized carts and were racing up and down the aisles getting watermelon, peanut butter, and taco shells. I was pushing Mimi and Elly in the cart with the race car on it, and dragging the stroller behind me with the twins. It was also after eight on a Thursday night, so the store was blessedly empty. 

We turned down the frozen foods aisle and there was an elder gentleman about half-way down. He took in the older children and turned to me with the biggest grin on his face, and held up four fingers to ask if they were all mine. I smiled and indicated the stroller behind me. He gave a surprised look and then smiled even bigger as he held up a fifth finger. I ducked my head and laughed as I waited for him to come around so he could see inside the stroller. 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

A Belated Mother's Day Video

Twins laughing, helicopters being eaten alive, free sushi... It's epic, folks.


Friday, May 13, 2016

Quests and adventures

We have reached a brand new milestone this week. In their quest for self awareness the twins must also become aware of each other. Octavius has become aware of Jacques; he knows that Jacques is not like the other children or like Nick and I. He seems to recognize his brother, though, and is finally noticing him. It's really weird to watch. 

Are we allies, or enemies?