She’s done working for now

My beautiful pregnant wife Abby is done working for now. She put in her notice 2 weeks ago and finished her last day yesterday. She was emotional when I picked her up from work. She had 2 boxes of stuff that I carried to the Range for her. She said it was a lot of hugs and 2 don’t go please. I know how important she is to the firm but she wants to move. We both want to raise our kids in Paris.

This weekend we will be going to Paris for 4 days. The kids will stay home. We are going to check out the house and make sure she has everything she needs. We also get to tour the hospital where Talon will be born. We have to register and get all of her medical records over to our new o.b. doc. I’m excited to see the hospital. We are taking one of our nannies with us and she will stay there and get things done. My wife will be moving permanently on November 11th. The sooner we get her over there the better. She’s going to take the dog and the cat because they will have to be checked out. I’m taking them both to get their shots updated tomorrow and make sure I have copies of all of their vet records. We can’t enter the country with them unless I can prove they are up to date. They will be soon.

Yesterday was a lot of fun. We had our Halloween office party at lunch time. I lost the apple toss by 2 apples. I was so mad Lol It’s okay though. 2nd place is still pretty good. We gave out prizes for best costume, scariest costume, and most creative costume. We also gave our prizes for the various games we played. I think having fun at holidays gives everyone a break and lets my employees see that I’m not all about work work work. Everyone said they had a good time I cut the day short at 3pm. We had to clean things up and get rid of all of the game stuff.

We got home from work a little later than I thought. We stopped to pick up pizza. We were allowed to trick or treat until 8pm. I took my boys out around 2 blocks. We only went to the neighbors that I know. It was cold and I don’t think they need that much candy. Afterwards we took their bags up to the hospital to get them all xrayed. I hate that’s the world we live in but I would rather do all I can and not ever put them in harm’s way if I can help it. No bad candies which I expected. There was 2 pieces in Heston’s bag that the wrappers came off and I threw them both away. He was pretty pissed Lol They each got to eat 2 pieces. They will get one piece a day until it’s all gone OR until the girls eat it all up. I told them feel free to munch on it all because I really didn’t want them eating a lot of it. The boys did have fun and tried very hard to get out the Trick or Treat. It sort of came out Twip tweep Lol Close enough. My little Batman and Robin had fun. Keep in mind they had already been to 5 different Halloween parties by that time. That’s also why we only did 2 blocks. I was over it.

We got home and handed out candy to the rest of the kids. We gave away the big candy bars. Close to 9 when the last few kids were coming through I started giving out 3 big candy bars each Lol I just wanted it gone. My wife had already eaten 3 big Milky ways by then and told me just get rid of it I’m going to sugar rush Peanut Lol

We all had a great time. The nannies took off to their friends parties after I got back with the boys. Sarah had already got Peace down for the night and by the time she got back from her party Peace was up so I didn’t have to get up to feed her.

All the kids are doing great. Talon is growing and growing. My wife is happy to be off of her feet for a while. She said her legs would cramp up if she was standing too much. I told her don’t get up this morning I would just grab breakfast on my way to work. I stopped at Native Cafe and got my favorite. Always delicious.

My work trips are done. The only 3 trips I have left this year are 2 to Paris and one to Dubai. My wife is thinking about coming with me to Dubai this year. If she does I’m taking twice the amount of security with me. I want to make sure she is okay.

Hope everyone had a great Halloween! We all did. Can’t wait for Thanksgiving this year. We will be in Paris for the holiday weekend. It’s going to be a lot of fun to show the kids the new house. I can’t wait!

Last weekend, babies!

picture13707253107424  I have to go back to work on Monday. I don’t know how I’m going to balance the twins and work. I had all of these goals in my head before they were born. I would take my paternity leave for 4 weeks. I would be able to take conference calls from home, do my emails, and maybe go into the office for half a day on Fridays.

None of that happened. None. I mean I was able to do some emails. But that’s been it. Lindsay has managed to piss off Chicago, Oklahoma City, and Reno all in 4 weeks Lol That’s hard to do. She said she was trying to piss off Los Angeles but everyone there is too chill to rattle. So instead of 6 weeks that I am legally entitled to, I need to go back in.

We made it to the lakehouse a few hours ago. I like coming up here. It’s completely different living. Slower, more relaxed and I feel like we can do whatever we want. In the city I always feel rushed or guilty for not doing something when I have some free time.

I don’t want to leave my babies! Did anyone else go through this? It gives me anxiety. I love taking care of them. I don’t mind any of it. I have never gotten frustrated or upset. Not even once. Yes I have a lot of help but I get in there and do all that I can. I have gotten up with them every night except a few. And that was out of pure exhaustion. Who knew 2 little things could make you work so hard and drain you so emotionally in 24 hours. This has been easy but it’s tiring. It really is. Thank goodness Sarah has been with me helping out so much. She is the perfect nanny. I told her I want her to live with us forever! She laughs and said it would be cheaper for her to do that but she said they will not need her in a few years. I wanted and needed my nanny even when I was 21. I kept in touch with her. That’s why it wasn’t a big surprise when I called Sarah to ask her to come work with me she started screaming and said yes, grandma’s legacy lives on! We are so in sync with our routine it’s like clockwork. I don’t even have to finish my sentences half the time.

Can you grab the….wipes, got em.

Pass me a diaper…here.

Where did I…it’s in the 2nd drawer down.

Crazy how well she knows me by now. Great girl. Very young, very smart. Just an amazing heart. She is going to make a fine nursing teacher someday. So proud of her continuing her education while she’s here. She wants to teach nursing at the college level. I’m helping her pay for school, not all of it, because she wants to do this on her own. She wants to leave here with a few more degrees and be ready to take a job at a great college anywhere in the U.S.

Sarah came up with us this weekend. It’s her day off so she’s going shopping on her own. Then she got invited to dinner at Cam’s bar. There is live music there tonight and he said she gets the VIP table. I assumed she was going to invite me to go with her but she said sorry bub Lol She has made a new friend and invited her to come up after the girl gets off work tonight. The more the merrier. All friends are welcome in my home. I want the girls to not feel isolated.

We made our grocery list. We all still laugh at some of the food cravings everyone is having. I looked at the list after the girls finished writing what they wanted and said Okay I’m not buying Tampons! Ya’ll need to go get those yourself! Who wrote down Jellybeans? What kind do you want? So now I have to go find Dr Pepper Jelly Bellies? Or it is Jelly Bellys? I forget the name of those things.

This is bad but I’m craving a KitKat candy bar. I haven’t had one in a long time. Probably a few years. I don’t eat candy at all so for me to crave that is kind of funny. I break the bars into single servings then dip them in peanut butter. Mmmmm, good stuff. Try it if you haven’t done so before.

We are heading out to the grocery store. Hope ya’ll have a great weekend! We are going to stay in and hang out. There is talk about a big time Scrabble game tonight. I brought it with this time in case the girls want to play. I’m pretty good at scrabble despite my poor spelling errors from time to time.

Twins are great! Alex is not crying as much but he is crying louder. Heston, that boy of mine is so chill. Love my boys so much!

Last weekend before I juggle being a working dad. This is going to get really hard.