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January 14, 2012 at 8:00 pm Leave a comment

Guilt, Denial, Reckoning . . .

Blog, you are like friends I get WAY too out of touch with, and then just don’t know where to pick back up.  I’m going to assume you are like the best of old friends. It will be effortless, right?  And fast? Yes.

Superstars Hank & Willie here for a fabulous weekend while their dad laid the kitchen floor.  We had a BIG time.  Big whales, big dinosaurs, big city, and BALTO, the hit of the weekend, and all the while Anna & Melissa snapping gorgeous photos.  Sadly, there are none from inside the car in which we all fit for this journey.

Followed by another Mystic migration, and further celebration of adorable little boys.

And then came the cousins, discovery of splashparks & sillybands, and smiles.

True love of NetNet was in the air.

Year 2 of M&L at Hard2Guard a great success, they needed bodyguards.

A twin boy Hootenanny with the Derisi boys was a great success – post-lunch skinnydipping shots unavailable here.

An exquisite fresh air dinner with our beloved Grandma, Grandpa, and Netnet was a treat.



Tempted to plan a visit? You should!  You will be greeted by this, be covered in hi-fives and kisses, and lovingly shown TRUCKS, our latest fascination.  Next entry will focus on only one event, visit to Ontario-on-the-Lake, where summer started with a flurry of hose fights, popsicles, and family fun!

July 29, 2010 at 1:07 pm 1 comment

Summer Catch-Up Fast

Whoa, here are some pictures I must post before I can move on.

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The lovely Duffy ladies, thanks for a wonderful visit to Ridgewood!

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Must be summer, these teachers look so relaxed and happy! Can you spot the bride to be? The Birthday Girl?

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Notice the stalking tiger in the back, I agree she is delicious.

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Leo is in LOOOOVVE.  Me too.

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Special visits with Gigi, can never get enough.

And now for some other special visits we had . . .

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Marnie & Quinten!

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Biffy & Asher!

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Kat & Natalia!

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And if you couldn’t spot the bride before, here she is with her beau, happy marriage Carrie & Rob!

September 7, 2009 at 5:56 pm 2 comments

Long Island Secession

No, not me. Did you catch The Daily Show on the latest not-topic around here? If not, you should. Here you go!

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Long Island Wants to Secede
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Political Humor Spinal Tap Performance

Rush, thanks for helping me embed video!!

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We’re spending a lot of time poolside these days. M&L love the water and the heat has finally turned on. We swim every afternoon in the shadow of our neighbors’ house. Good thing since we don’t have a bathtub that fits anymore!

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We think we’re ready for cereal!

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This first time was our cleanest by far. All downhill from here. To be followed by swim in the pool!

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We spent a gorgeous week on the shores of Lake Ontario.

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Everyone had their favorite vacation activities.

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Baby Maggie knows twins are used to getting bopped in the head!

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We returned home to Colorado Buddies!!! How did THESE boys get so big?

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How cute are the newlyweds?

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Our first dip in the big pond – we all loved it!

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And if I’m crazy enough to put a picture of my postpartum self in a bathing suit, I can catch these pretties in their pj’s. Thanks for a great visit to the shore Shah family!

August 14, 2009 at 1:10 am 2 comments

Riverdance

What a great visit with our buddy Riv and his parents. They are the nicest, loveliest company, and we always leave them feeling a little more worldly, in-the-know, and, now, in love with little boys. This one is a born dancer, and what’s not to dance about, life is good!

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And how about this pig pile?

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June 9, 2009 at 1:32 am 1 comment

Having a Kitchen . . . I Mean, Babies.

Okay, here it is, but I’m not wearing a very tight shirt. Maybe next week when I feel truly pitiful, which I am certainly closing in on.

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Going off the anti-contraction medication (Terbutaline) as of tomorrow if all measures well with the babies. Their size, if the weight I am carrying up and down these stairs is any indication, is significant. I foresee no problems in that department.

Which is why I guess we need this very big crib?

img_1390A very special thanks to all the Keegans for this, and its twin, which all measurements indicate will also fit into this room. Dan is becoming more impressive and handy by the minute in this crazy house in these crazy times.
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Meanwhile, I have found the advantage to having a huge belly. The contractors are terrified of me and have worked ahead of schedule to finish the kitchen. No, I’m sweet and I serve them coffee and lunch, and they are still terrified of me and probably some movie-version scene-to-come of my water breaking and giving birth in the back of one of their vans.

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The granite is gorgeous – nice job Mom!

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The “It Works” list? Everything! We are picking backsplash and paint.

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Meanwhile, up in the bat cave –

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Notice we even have matching bedspreads for all our nannies to come! Practically paradise!

Tomorrow I will also test our new Flip Video camcorder – stay tuned to see if I can actually upload video. Right now I’m a little disappointed it is not automatically downloading to my ivideo but to their provided software. Otherwise seems like a nice handy little thing that will NOT be in the birthing room, but around to capture smiles, giggles, etc.

February 19, 2009 at 11:18 pm 7 comments

Will This Start Twin-fights?

We’re actually bypassing the nursery. For now, all we have is a couple of car seats (thank you Amy!!). We’re moving on to when our children are in kindergarten. We figure it will all be a blur until then anyway.

Plus, we need somewhere for guests to stay. Please, guests, stay.

Folks, what do you think of this? Will it be a source of great usefulness (boy on top, boy on bottom, boys on bottom?) full of options? Will it be a source of fighting? “The top is MINE” “You ALWAYS get the big bed!”? Or, the answer we want to hear: this looks like a great solution!

And, more immediately, will guests think we are nuts presenting them with BUNKBEDS!!! (they do unstack!!)

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January 8, 2009 at 2:16 pm 1 comment

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