ASL? I’m back in 7th grade

19 We are having a great time at the lake house. The girls picked their rooms, picked out what they want done with it and the plans will begin Monday morning. The contractor has 1 week to get everything done they wanted before we all return next weekend. It shouldn’t be that hard. We managed to already buy all of the stuff. He has to get his crew in to install it and paint. We will be going back to the condo Sunday night.

Thus begins the double life of my twins. Downtown city boys through the week, country gentlemen on the weekends. When they are older we will start traveling on weekends so they can learn about American History and visit where I grew up so they see where their family roots came from. Won’t take long since the only 2 places I grew up were in Nebraska and Texas.

It’s interesting to me how many people want to talk to me. I do my best to keep in touch but lately I have fallen so far behind I can’t remember if it was my turn to write back. Sleep deprivation is doing a trick on my mind. I am not a forgetful person at all. In fact my memory skills are 4 star Black belt level. I can recall entire conversations with a little help to my mind started on the memory of it.

I’ve learned a lot about relationships and life experiences. I love hearing stories. I always have questions. Fascinating stuff. Someone sent me this they found on a website and asked me to fill it out to learn the basics.



1. Are you a very open or private person? Very private

2. What is your favorite Christmas movie? Meet the Coopers

3. When did you stop believing in Santa? When Drew told me there is no Santa and punched me in the stomach when I said Yes there is! We were 5.

4. What do you get complimented on the most? My smile

5. How are you feeling right now? I’m great

6. If money was no object, where would you move to? Mars

7. Who was the last person to make you cry? Heston

8. Did you make any resolutions for this year? What were they? No, none.

9. Is there a song which can bring you to tears instantly? Yes!

10. Who was the last person you talked about sex with? Tracy Lol It was a joke but it was hilarious.

11. How did you bring in the New Year? Big time party fun in Las Vegas

12. Have you ever online dated? No way

13. Post a screen shot of your Twitter “Interactions” page. No.

14. Click on the messages tab on Facebook, post a screen shot (erase surnames for safety). Nope.

15. Post a screenshot of your tumblr activity page. I don’t have tumblr.

16. Do you believe in soul mates? Yes I do.

17. Were you born in the United States? No I wasn’t.

18. What age do people usually mistake you for? Late 30s

19. What or whom do you miss right now? I miss everybody

20. What time does your phone say right now? 1:59pm central

BOLD what applies to you.

I have driven a manual/stick shift car.
I have gotten so drunk I passed out.
I have smoked more than ten cigarettes in a day.
I have worn a speedos on the beach.
I have kissed someone I shouldn’t have.
I have had a conversation with a celebrity.
I have done drugs.
I have been to Paris.
I have been to LA.
I have been to New York.
I have been to London.
I have been to Rome.
I have been to Madrid.
I have been to Tokyo.

I have friends who I am attracted to.
I have friends who are attracted to me.
I have friends who do hard drugs.
I have friends who have been to jail.
I have friends who are old enough to be my parents.
I have friends who are married.
I have friends who have children of their own.
I have friends who work in finance/business.
I have friends who are chefs/bakers/butchers etc.
I have friends who are actors/musicicans/famous.
I have friends who are artists.
I have friends who live more than 500 miles away.
I have friends who have seen me naked.


If you could…

  1. Travel anywhere, where would it be? I do miss Miami Beach, always a good time there
  2. Meet anyone, who would it be? Abraham Lincoln
  3. Bring anyone dead back to life, who would it be? Same as 2
  4. Be anyone for a day, who would it be? I prefer being me 😉
  5. Get anything for free for the rest of your life what would it be? Money Lol
  6. Change one thing about your life what would it be? I would be married
  7. Have any superpower what would it be? To fly
  8. Be any animal for a day which would you be? Lion
  9. Date anyone who would it be? This girl I know 😉
  10. Change one thing about the world what would it be? Everyone gets food and water everyday!
  11. Live in any fictional universe which would you choose? Isn’t the internet fictional?
  12. Eliminate one of your human needs which would you get rid of? The need to drink as much water everyday. It’s a lot. I would reduce it to a smaller amount to sustain my life.
  13. Change one thing about your physical appearance what would it be? Shorter by 4 inches
  14. Change one of your personality traits which would you choose? I’m too naive
  15. Be talented at anything instantly what would you choose? Singing!
  16. Forget one event in your life which would you choose? My mom’s death
  17. Erase an event from history (make it so it never happened) which would you choose? 911 to save all of those people who did nothing wrong. God bless them all!
  18. Have any hair/eye/skin color, which would you choose? Blonder, but I do get blonde put into my hair in the summer so my entire head gets lighter brown, keep my blue eyes, love my skin.
  19. Be any weight/body type, which would you choose? I’m perfectly fit. 185 pounds baby!
  20. Live in any country/city, where would you choose? Paris, love it there.
  21. Change one law in your country, which would you change? Equal pay for everyone
  22. Be any height, which would you choose? Prefer to be 6’2
  23. Have any job in the world, which would you choose? Chef!
  24. Have anything appear in your pocket right now, what would it be? Money
  25. Have anyone beside you right now, who would it be? I love having my boys right here

A) What does the last text you sent say? And to whom? It was to O’Malley, I said What’s up?
B) What does the last text you recieved say? And from whom? Sup, from O’Malley
C) What time do you wake up most mornings? 5:30am
D) Are you afraid of walking alone at night? Not at all, come at me bro!
E) What do you do to relax at the end of a stressful day? Read a book
F) Where did your last kiss take place and with whom? Parking lot of my condo, Ellie
G) Do/did you get into trouble a lot at school? No
H) Do you enjoy your job? If unemployed, are you content being so? I love it!
I) Do you often pick up on double entendres and innuendos? Not at all
J) Have you ever been offered drugs but declined? Yes
K) Have you ever met someone who has completely altered your way of thinking? Yes, Jodi did
L) Have you ever been offered drugs and accepted? No
M) Tell us something weird that turns you on. Lol
N) When did someone last admit romantic or sexual feelings for you? Was the feeling mutual? Last night. No, I told her we are friends and to stop trying to push for more.
O) What is something you have given a lot of thought to lately? My will, I have to update it soon.
P) When did you last swallow your beliefs to avoid an argument or confrontation? Oh that’s an everyday thing in my household. My nanny and I couldn’t be more different.
Q) Do you usually initiate hugs? Yes all of the time.
R) Are you a very affectionate person? Very
S) Can you roll your own cigarettes? No
T) What are you looking forward to? I’m going to see Cam at his bar! Miss that guy so much.
U) Do you have any tattoos. Do you want any/more? Yes 15. I’m getting my boys names tattooed on me Tuesday night.
V) Are you mentally strong? Very
W) Are you physically strong? Very
X) Do you think you’re a good person? I know I am.
Y) Name one thing you wish you could change about your life right now. I wish I was married.
Z) What do you usually eat for breakfast? Oatmeal with varied fruits chopped into it. Oatmeal everyday.



Lake House Adventures

picture13707253107424  Good Saturday morning everyone. We are in the lake house. Alex’s dr appointment went great. He gained weight and is eating a lot better. The gas drops are working out. We were even told to start using them as needed. When we see him start spitting up a lot more than use them. I can keep them on the vegan baby formula which makes me happy. I want to raise them vegan and Catholic.

I haven’t been to Lake Forest in a little while. Every time I walk into this house I feel blessed. It’s a lot bigger than I realize. The kitchen is finally finished. They did a great job on it. It’s my Chef’s kitchen of my dreams. Love that. I brought all 3 of my nannies with me so we can figure this out. Because it is my weekend home I know the part-time nannies will be the ones here. I brought my live in nanny to show her what it’s like. There are some shops here and a few malls in the area she might like. Or I told her she can spend weekends alone in the city doing whatever she wants. Her mom is coming in next weekend. I have not seen her in years. It was my nanny’s grandma that was my nanny. Nanny Janet. Loved her so much. A great woman. Seeing Nanny Janet’s daughter again, so many memories will come back to me. And I asked her to bring a photo of Nanny Janet so I can get a copy of it and put it up in my boys’ room. To pay homage to the woman who helped raise me. She thought that was so sweet and told me she would find a good one. She has several of her mom’s photo albums and even some photos of my brother and I when we were little. I can’t wait to see those. I was a cute kid.
Today some contractors are coming in to figure out what I want done to finish this house up. They are going to walk through with all of us. Each of the girls is getting their own bedroom here so I told them they can pick out paint colors and flooring this week. We can pick out windows if anyone wants new ones then next time we will pick out furniture, bedding, and light fixtures. Also if someone is wanting a bigger closet now is the time to speak up. The girls ran around upstairs looking at all of the rooms to figure out which ones they want. It was fun.
I still think my boys are too young to go outside so we are going to take turns today going out in a group of 3. That way someone can hang back for a few hours then it will be their turn to go out and check things out. We already did the grocery shopping. And I forgot to grab the baby monitors so I had to go buy some. I swear it’s always something I forget every time we leave the house with them. I was nervous driving with them. Heston is a trooper. I swear that kid doesn’t make a peep about anything. Alex got in the car, rode for about 2 minutes and started crying. We got him settled down quickly and kept going. When you hear your baby crying it goes right to your chest. I get this overwhelming OMG feeling and I don’t know what to do. Then my “baby training” kicks in and I realize it’s only 3 or 4 things that they need in the moment. You just run down the checklist and figure it out.
The one thing we all agree on, my boys do not like wearing hats Lol They both have a meltdown if you throw any kind of hat on them. They are cool with socks. I have been dressing them alike but in different colors of the same outfit. I’m that dad Lol I think they look cool. I think everyone is sick of me putting them in Batman stuff or Bears stuff. My office in Oklahoma City sent me some Thunder gear so we did mix it up a little. I had no idea how much cool newborn sports stuff there are.
I really want to thank my nannies. They are so sweet and great with my boys. I know they would do anything in the world to protect and care for the boys. I signed them all up for a self defense class so they can learn to defend themselves. I’m not a gun owner and will not allow guns in my homes so I need my nannies to be able to defend themselves and the boys in case they are at the park or even just walking somewhere. I live in a very safe part of Chicago, but it is Chicago. It’s just smart to learn some basic moves to be safe for anyone. All 3 of my nannies are taking on a big job. I make it as easy as possible but when I want something done my way, I can get stubborn. They have been great with me because they realize I am a first time dad. It’s a lot of pressure doing everything on my own. I have to make the best decisions and right now it’s small things. When they start crawling and walking I don’t know what we are going to do. It’s going to be a busy time for all of us. We even talked about making one of the living rooms in my condo a big crawling or walking baby room. Some toys, some nap areas that way when it’s time for them to learn to crawl and walk they have a giant room to be in and they can’t get into anything dangerous or hurt themselves. It’s something I am considering. It’s not really a space I use at all. It became my nanny’s private living room but she said I never watch tv so if she can use the main living room with the big tv she doesn’t mind giving up her space.
I think the girls are almost done picking out paint colors and flooring now. I need to peek in and see if the boys are still asleep. I know it’s almost time for them to get up. I did order some vegan items and baby items that people had recommended me to try. Thank you for pointing me to those. I will let you know how that goes when the products come in. And another THANK YOU for this awesome stroller/car seat contraption. It is so handy and makes my life much easier. Those babies in their car seats and blankets are heavy. I can pick them both up right now but when they get bigger I don’t know that I can do both at the same time. I’m going to have to workout harder to bulk up Lol I had no idea how heavy that would get. Not something I ever thought about.
Anyone have any questions? I left about 80 questions from the last time. It would be a good weekend to answer questions again. Leave them here in a comment and I will move them into a new post. Be nice or you won’t get a response.
Have a great weekend!