Thursday, January 28, 2010

20 months and stuff

Hi, my name is Mindy and I am an addict.

I am addicted to my husband.
He came home for 4 days and I feel rejuvinated and refreshed and happy all over again! I'm "me" and I don't have massive bags under my eyes, I got to shower 3 days in a row, and I am no longer a stress case. (For now that is.) Dustin is back on for 24 days, and he'll be gone for 14 hours a day. I am not even going to think about it at all because if I do, all that rejuviantion will be gone. I sometimes just need to see him, even if it's for a short time. He literally is my other half, forget all this independent wife junk, I need him. I like depending on him and including him in every decision I make or do. It's weird sometimes how much we think a like. Almost creepy. He'll bring up something totally random to what we are doing and i'll say, "I was JUST thinking about that." It happens way too often.
We rarely argue and when we do he laughs.... because everything is funny in his life.... and I get mad because I am trying to be serious and then he tells me to calm down, which I hate then he laughs because he knows I hate it and then we call eachother names and make fun of eachother and I usually tell him he's a idiot and he says, "I love you" and I say "I hate you" and it's over.

We set a great example for our children.

And so he was home for 4 days and we had fun. We took the kids swimming, went on two dates (one was Jill's birthday dinner) and attempted a family lunch date at taco bell and grocery shopping. Which ended up in getting a babysitter and us just going with Kyla. I used to love family outings but man they are a lot of work now. Even swimming with all of us was quite a bit of work. Fun, but I was done after an hour. Jayci and Presley weren't huge fans of the water, especially Presley. They got used to it and by then their legs were purple so we took them into the hot tub and then I didn't want to get out because I hate to be cold, so we went home. $25 went to good use.
I wanted to get a lot of pictures while he was home to make it look like we were a family sometimes. But I didn't. I did take some swimming though, just before we were told we can't take pictures. Gay.

Yesterday Jayci and Presley were 20 months old. That means in 4 months they will be 2. Really? 2? I still think they are 10 months old. They are hilarious. I love them.
They play so well with each other and Kyla, they are great at sharing. They definitely have their own personalities. Jayci is more outgoing and stubborn and Presley is more laid back and easy going. Presley takes after me of course. Well we can pretend anyways.
Also they are finally starting to TALK. Halleluah. They now fully say mommy and daddy and say it TO us. Not just babbling it, they actually call us by our names now. Jayci is saying a lot more but Presley is catching on and will randomly say some of the same words. This is what Jayci says,
puppy, ball, Dora (for real), Barbie, bumble bee, mommy, daddy, hi, hello, bye bye, bum bum, poopy, uh oh, owie, and some more i'm sure. But she sure picks and chooses what words she wants to say. Not "drink" or "please" or any of the common words, but Dora and Barbie she caught onto right away.
They are so smart though and even though they can't say a lot they sure can communicate and know exactly what I say and I always know what they want. If I tell them to go get a diaper they will, or do you want a snack and they run to the kitchen, or if they are freaking out for something I say to them, "please?" and they instantly calm down and are happy, I really love that.
I also want to share how amazing they are at going to bed. I usually bath them after supper so they play for a bit, then I will give them a snack or bowl of cereal and then brush their teeth. Then i'll get their milks, Kyla carries them up, I carry the girls (that is 50lbs of baby all the way upstairs) and stick them in their beds. Kyla gives them their drinks, I tuck them in and give them their bears and walk out. They go right to sleep. I love it! I used to have to rock Kyla and if she woke up we'd have to rock her right back to sleep and it was a pain. I love how easy they go to bed. They usually talk to each other and I can hear them laughing and stuff for a few minutes until they fall asleep. It's cute.
So they are super fun and cute and I could go on forever about them but I won't, i'll just show you them, which is better.

ps: check out the hair!


I told Kyla to pose hot. She must learn it from her dad.
I gave Kyla the camera and taught her how to take a picture so I could have one with me and the girls and this is what she got. I actually love it, I love how Jayci is looking at me as if she loves me.
She also got some "hot" ones of me in mid dancing.
Don't be hatin.
Hottest creepy stalker picture.

Today we had Jill and her kids over for a playdate and it was her birthday so i went all out and slaved over a cake for her, ok no I bought it but if I would of had more time I would of made cupcakes and had a party with all the stay at home moms. Cute, I know.
Happy Birthday Jill!
Now it's back to reality. BUT, I do have something to look forward to. Dustin's GF (General Foreman) told him they might be going back to his normal shift, who knows when but still I like it. Also after his 24, he's taking me to Edmonton. I've been wanting to get away with just us two for a very long time and now he's taking me, and he won't let me say no. I knew I married him for some reason. Can't wait!


Mindi said...

I'm also a huge fan of the husband being home. I hate it when he leaves at 7am and comes home at 11pm from school...bugs me. least it's not like what you have to go through...but "This too shall pass!"

kyleandtaryn said...

The girls are growing up so fast! And they are getting hair!! Way cute pictures. I'm sorry that Dust is gone so much, but all these hours are going to pay off while he's in school with money and whatnot. I love Kyla's hot pose. haha. Glad you had a fun weekend, now just start the countdown for Edmonton!! Yay for you!!

amieandmichael said...

I love that you told Kyla to pose hot! haha. and I love the pictures of you dancing Mindy!!

Lynn said...

WOw. It's true what they say about the heart growing fonder when apart. That was one wicked tribute. What a lucky girl you are. Sounds like you've got a good one. Hang on to him.

The girls are SO cute! I love Kyla's hot pose. LOL. Too cute. And so are you dancing. Ha HA.

P.S. I laughed out loud when you said GAY about them not allowing you to take pictures. I hate that....when they tell me not to take pictures. Whatever. Some people really don't get it. Life happens WAY too fast to NOT take pictures of the moment. Right? : D

Janas Bananas said...

I laughed when you said Dustin laughs at everything...That is how I remember him, he was always laughing, ALWAYS! Even in church he would constantly turn around and just giggle at us..then he would get in trouble and look back at us over is shoulder and laugh again. Glad you got to have him home for a little while and these shifts don't last too long. Husbands home are always a nice thing.

Megan said...

I'm glad to hear your girls go to sleep easily too. Maybe it's a twin thing. Positive peer pressure or something. I love hearing my boys laugh and talk themselves to sleep. So fun!

Christine Peterson said...

I don't know how you do it with Dustin working such long hard hours. That's amazing! Good to hear the girls go down easy for night time. Phew! Keep it up you're doing a good job!

the fellers said...

I love how you guys fight...cracks me up, also, who doesnt let someone take a picture at a swimming pool? weird! You guys are such a cute little family!

Rhiannon Banda-Scott said...

What adorable pictures :) I love them all hehe

Tina Heggie said...

Your girls are so flipping adorable! And probably the best dressed I've ever seen :)

kelsey said...

i love the twins' swim suits- super cute.

The Harker Family said...

What cute pictures. The girls always look like they are having a blast. I really enjoyed reading the girls bedtime routine. How adorable that they talk to each other before falling asleep. So sweet! Oh and those are the best pics of you grinding it up! Love it! So funny! Too bad you still didn't live in Okotoks because we could hang out while our husbands are gone because mine works 7:00am to 11:00pm seven days a week, and does that every year from January to April as it is their "busy season". Gotta love that! But I also only have two kids, and NOT twins. Don't know how you do it girl!

Francis Family said...

Jana I laughed so hard when I read your comment because that is so him! Hilarious! I can picture him doing it too! And ya Caroline, someday we'll be back...someday. ;)

Ashley said...

They're 2 so soon? Weird. That means Jensen is too. Time goes by way to fast. They are starting to really get hair though, aren't they! They do look like they are a tonne of fun!