Where’s my birthday boys?

The birthday party for the twins was good, but for whatever reason I got it stuck in my head I needed to do more. I don’t remember why. So we packed up the fam and flew down to Disney World for the weekend. This was fun until it wasn’t. I forgot how much you have to walk around at those type of places. Pushing the stroller loaded with backpacks and all of the things we bought, I wanted to go home after the first day Lol I really did, guys.

My kids absolutely loved their birthday party. We did a construction and fireman theme. The decorations were easy to find, the cakes were amazing! The family, the friends, and a lot of their classmates from school all had a great time. I had a few kids that didn’t want to leave. I get it, my house is a giant toy store with all of our crap stuffed to the gills plus all the new toys they had opened. One little boy threw himself on the floor and said he wasn’t leaving. Oh yes you are! GET THE >>>>>>>>>>>>> nevermind Lol We had fun. Seeing how much my boys have grown the past year, wow. This whole thing is just flying by. I love watching their faces when they open gifts. I love watching my daughter go throw the present pile and take whatever she wants. If you didn’t know, most people buy 2 of the exact same toy for twins. I’m fine with that because when they break Toy 1 I just open Toy 2 and after they break that one, SORRY ALL GONE.

We cleaned up the party and Jesse said that was one heck of a party. I said yes. From there we started talking about in the future we want to take the kids to any Disney theme park. I would like to avoid Disneyland for obvious memory reasons but I’m cool with Orlando. It turned into maybe I should have done that this year instead of holding it off. She went home and I spent the night thinking over everything.

I swear guys, in my head I actually rationalized the entire trip with they are so young still its better to go now so I can run after them and catch them if I had to Lol I’m not even kidding. I thought well, I’m old, I can’t keep up with them very well now, lets just get this over with. And BOOM. We planned it, packed up and flew down.

Sigh

So Disney World is great. My kids LOVED IT. LOOOOOOVVVEEEED the whole day. I was sweating my a** off, eating things I shouldn’t be eating and waiting in lines longer than the first day of the new Iphones. I didn’t buy the express pass whatever thing. I should have. We did get on the rides. We did shop until we dropped but the best part was watching my kids get hugs by various characters. Mickey Mouse is literally the coolest mouse. I had all of us decked out in the most Disney related gear (Yes even our socks) that money could buy. We looked like his #1 fans and I’m sure everyone else was thinking WOW, bro Lol Just Wow. I don’t care. They mauled Mickey with hugs. My daughter actually fell in love with Donald Duck. I’m not sure how I feel about that yet. It was a very long and exhausting day.

I woke up early the next day to sore feet, sore legs, and feeling my years. I soaked my feet for a good half hour before I realized this wasn’t helping much. I tried to figure out a different game plan but I didn’t have to. My kids woke up and wanted to go home. Ha! See it wasn’t just me. I think at their ages it was probably a little too much for 1 day. I should have split it up better. When we hit a beach we go out, play, go back in and rest. We didn’t really do that. I think they had done all they wanted and just wanted to go home and chill out. I didn’t even argue or try to urge them to stay. FINE WITH ME, LETS GO.

Jesse and the nannies were disappointed. I told them to stay there Lol They said no and I said next year we will do a much better job of this. Yes we will.

We are home and enjoying, let me look, 13 degrees weather. YAY? So checkmark another birthday milestone. We made it through. The only thing missing was my sweet little Talon. God rest his soul, I think about him all of the time. Time heals all but when will it ever heal that one? I’m doing my best here. I really am but I miss him. Every moment of every day.

I hope you all are doing well. My gosh we have a monster storm coming soon. Bundle up guys, winter is coming. I stole that from Game of Thrones. Who is ready for that show to come back on?

Rowboat Book Club Book #74

After last month’s heavy topic I thought we could all have some fun. I know most of you have already read this book before. Let’s do it again. We will be reading J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Harry Potter’s life is miserable. His parents are dead and he’s stuck with his heartless relatives, who force him to live in a tiny closet under the stairs. But his fortune changes when he receives a letter that tells him the truth about himself: he’s a wizard. A mysterious visitor rescues him from his relatives and takes him to his new home, Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

After a lifetime of bottling up his magical powers, Harry finally feels like a normal kid. But even within the Wizarding community, he is special. He is the boy who lived: the only person to have ever survived a killing curse inflicted by the evil Lord Voldemort, who launched a brutal takeover of the Wizarding world, only to vanish after failing to kill Harry.

Though Harry’s first year at Hogwarts is the best of his life, not everything is perfect. There is a dangerous secret object hidden within the castle walls, and Harry believes it’s his responsibility to prevent it from falling into evil hands. But doing so will bring him into contact with forces more terrifying than he ever could have imagined.

Full of sympathetic characters, wildly imaginative situations, and countless exciting details, the first installment in the series assembles an unforgettable magical world and sets the stage for many high-stakes adventures to come.

Dragon a**

Good morning everyone. How are you? Me, oh well I’m dragging a** today Lol I didn’t sleep much last night. I just dropped the boys off at school and I’m getting ready to do some things around the house before I start on my work emails.

Have a great week batfans! I hope you have a good day.
Anyone else dragging a** this morning?


Birthday or Birthdays?

We survived the coldest I’ve ever seen in Chicago. We pretty much just stayed inside and did nothing outside. It worked. Hi guys. Sorry I haven’t been updating much. A lot has happened.

The twins are having another birthday bash coming up soon. We are going with the construction/fireman theme. That’s what they wanted. I’m fine with that because it’s easy to find things for it. The invitations have all been sent out, the party treats have been ordered and the cake is going to be amazing. I’m going with a non-vegan cake for everyone to enjoy. The boys will be getting a smaller version all vegan. I’m pretty happy with how it’s all coming together. I swear it gets easier every year. I am going to go through this whole thing with a positive attitude and do my best to keep my mind off the fact that Talon can’t be with us. I still am not ready to talk about his passing. You know, maybe I never will be. Either way I’m going to do my best to focus on the boys and how much I love them. My daughter has been helping too. She is getting so big. It’s unreal how much my life has changed.

We did get into a truck accident last week. It looked worse than it was. I want to thank the makers of the Cadillac Escalade for making your vehicles so safe. My kids and I were hit twice and we all came away with small bruises. It was scary af. I almost had a heart attack. Okay not really but it felt like my heart was coming out of my chest. It was a reason to go get a new Escalade. Thank you State Farm Insurance. You guys are also the best. Made it a lot easier to deal with things. I have no idea what the rule is about pulling car seats out of an accident and re-using them in the new vehicle but I bought all new ones. I did not want to deal with it. I thank God we are all okay and no one else involved was seriously injured.

I just uploaded a lot of photos to our Family Facebook page. Including the photos from the accident. Well I should say of the truck after the accident. It was pretty crunched up, completely totaled. The new one is better and a lot stronger. I love it. I’m already having fun playing with all of the bells and whistles.

Let me think, the boys school is going okay. They could be more focused but it has a lot of play time and they can’t help themselves. The pre-pre-k school ends at the end of April so that will be fun. I think putting them into a school environment early was the best move. They need to learn how to share and how to follow instructions better. We are working on that. Things are going to get easier in the fall I’m sure.

Jesse and I are still dating. She’s pretty awesome. We are still not serious but we are both monogamous. We see each other about twice a week. It’s nice hanging out with an adult some times. My kids enjoy her. She loves to play with them while I cook and then after supper we sit and visit while the kids go crazy with their toys.

Guys I’ve settled into the good part of my life. It’s quiet, it’s no drama. Things couldn’t be better. I’m so busy taking care of my kids I don’t think to update this as often. I will try to do a much better job. I hope you all are doing well. I hope this is one of the few places online you can go to avoid all of the political crappola happening other places. I don’t support Trump at all but I also don’t feel the need to bellyache over him much. He is who he is and I don’t like him. That’s all I know.

It’s Sunday. Enjoy your last weekend day! Love ya’ll!