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!

About Samuel

Single dad of 4 beautiful kids, Heston & Alex my twin boys, and my daughters Peace and Sky. Dad of 2 angel babies in Heaven, Ryan and Talon. Divorced. Semi-retired app developer, business partner, Commercial Real estate investor, Chicago Bears & Chicago Cubs fan, vegan, lifelong Catholic, voting independent party member, guitar playing singer who owns a dog, and 2 cats. We live in beautiful Denver, Colorado. I started my first blog Janaury 1st, 2012. Official owner of and @NotBatmanYet Twitter account.
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  1. Use breastmilk! Seriously. Weird that you don’t.

  2. No I didn’t order the ebook I don’t use any credit cards maybe once Amazon has it I can get a prepaid card and order one. Thanks for the reply I know how busy you are are.

  3. Hi Sounds like you are having a great weekend. Glad your boys appointments went well they will be so blessed to be raised vegan I think about what I was forced to eat as a child and I feel ill !
    When and where will you sell your hard copies of your book ?

    • I’m selling it for $6 it’s in paperback. I will announce when it is going on sale here. I’m supposed to coordinate it with when we put it on Amazon, iTunes, etc.

      If you have already ordered the ebook in pre-order you get the paperback mailed to you for free. I have a list of who ordered.

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