We leave in the morning, #Dublin #Ireland vacation

We are all packed up and ready to roll out of here bright and early. Man my two boys have been a pain today. Sarah called me before lunch and asked me to come home. She rarely does that. She said they had been crabby at each other all morning and nothing she was doing was working. When I walked through the door they were both crying and angry, Heston had Alex by the shirt and was kind of whipping him around the floor, well the most a 16 month old can do. They were doing Fight Club. I picked Alex up and said Hey hey hey, NO NO! How many parents have said that exact line before Lol Then I picked up Heston and we all sat on the couch until they calmed down. I gave Heston to Sarah and she said actually he’s the one causing all of this. What??? Saint Heston as we refer to him Lol He rarely even has an outburst and even if he does it’s because he is laughing or excited. So I talked to him then put him down so we could walk into the kitchen. We put them in their high chairs and they were talking things out. I got them fed and managed to eat half of my sandwich before the food throwing began. I swear it’s like an overnight naughty switch got flipped on.

My wife called to see where I was at and said why do I hear babies crying in the background. I told her those were her children and it’s all her fault Lol She just laughed and said she has a piece of paper stating they aren’t her children legally but she will lend me some over the phone emotional support. I explained what was going on and she just said Good luck with that.

I got back to work and almost near quitting time my wife called with babies crying in the background. So I threw her the same line and she said YOUR SONS are driving all of us nuts, COME HOME Lol I said okay okay I’m on my way. This time when I got home Heston had his buzz lightyear in one hand and Alex’s leg in the other. He was doing a hitting motion but wasn’t even close to really hitting him. The issue was the intention was there. My wife said Alex tried to take Buzz away and Heston wasn’t having it. I took the toy away and picked them both up for another couch session. This time I let Heston go first to see what he would do and damned if he didn’t go right around the coffee table and try to whack his brother Lol He was a big brute. Alex started crying and then was trying to tell me none of it was his fault. My dog was barking the whole time letting me know it was all their fault and he didn’t get his puppy nap in for the day. My wife was frazzled, Sarah said she would come back after a shower because I guess during snack time she had a drink squeezed on her boob and she said she felt gross.

Is this how it is! Are these two little rugrats at the beginning of some naughty behavior that I’m still shocked and a little entertained by. I hope not. My wife said we are going to have our hands full when the baby arrives. Yes, I know. It’s going to be a disaster. But a very good one.

To all my fans, friends, family members who aren’t going with us, I’m locking up my Facebook/Twitter/Other accounts for up to 2 weeks. I know how much ya’ll will miss me. I may enjoy the peace and quiet so much when we get back to the States and head to Vegas for that 2nd week I may not turn it back on yet. I will not be updating my blog for at least a week. I will be taking notes though so I don’t miss any great stuff I want to share.

Thank you all for the great messages about our family vaca. It’s going to be fun and I really need/want a vacation. Wish us luck. We will in Dublin, Ireland for 7 days. Coming back late on the 7th then my wife and I leave early on the 8th for a week with Lindsay and Dave.

I pray everyone has a great 2 weeks and I will miss all of you guys. I will catch up on my messages when I get home. Have a great 4th of July, America! Stay safe and talk to ya’ll soon!

God loves you and I love ya’ll too!

More like a Grapefruit – 10 Weeks Pregnant

My wife is now officially 10 weeks pregnant. She is supposed to start showing finally. I keep talking to our baby and it hasn’t done anything. She said the doctor told her any day now she will start feeling our baby kick. I can’t wait to feel that for the 2nd time. With Ryan I just knew he would be a soccer player. He passed away at 7 months gestation so I got to do a lot of things. My wife made me download the same pregnancy app she uses. It’s called The Bump. You flip it on and it shows you how big the average baby would be. Today it’s a strawberry. I said oh no my baby is going to be huge, more like a grapefruit. I think last week it said a cherry? She doesn’t believe me. Right now our baby is 1.18 inches long according to this app. I think it’s probably more like 2 and a half inches long with legs out to…………………………..here Lol

We get to find out the sex soon. I think she told me at 14 weeks but I can’t remember. We are NOT having one of those reveal parties. I’m going to make a post the same time she puts it on her Facebook and that will be that. I don’t feel like we need a party to announce that. I’m not that much into myself, I swear. We both want a little girl. It’s more of a balance of gender thing but if we get a boy I will have that proud man thing going for weeks. Ryan was my first, I ended up with 2 boys not one. What’s one more boy in this house. My wife said anymore boys and she’s going to go nuts.

I showed my boys a strawberry this morning and told them that’s how big their baby is. They just looked at me until Heston tried to eat it Lol I said “Babe, Heston just took a bite out of his baby strawberry and she said tell him to not bite his sister” Lol

Uh oh look at the time. I got hung up making breakfast and getting ready for work. I thought I had hit Publish on this one. Spellcheck, Featured image, tags, Ok.

Publish!

Oh and read this neat article. I’ve been doing this wrong the whole time. At least I learned this trick today!

https://www.yahoo.com/beauty/genius-hack-carry-baby-car-seat-goes-viral-2-142520669.html

 

We are going to Dublin, Ireland

  A one week vacation with my in laws, friends, twin sons and more. Oh boy.

This website has been my info guide for the trip. My wife rattles stuff off that I have to Google.

http://www.visitdublin.com

All I know is I’m not allowed to say I’m NOT a James Joyce fan and I’m NOT supposed to crack any stupid Irish jokes. I only have one Irish joke and it’s actually hilarious…but fine.

All I know is my father in law told me I’m going to try a “Proper Guinness” as soon as we land which means the airport bar. I had no idea the American Guinness was improper but raspberries were blown my way when I asked. My Irish wife’s family will be drinking our way across the tourist attractions. I think one of my brother-in-law was born in a bar. Or so they say. I wouldn’t be surprised. I know my wife was born in Chicago so that’s a plus Lol I asked in a bar and she said “In a hospital, duh.” Oh ok.

We are almost all packed up. The dog sitter is prepared to stay in my condo for the whole week. The kid is very easy-going. I told him no friends over. Go hang out with your friends after you take care of my dog. I have cameras everywhere and I know when my security alarm is Armed/Disarmed which will make me turn on my app to see my cameras. I hope that scared the shit out of him. I need to make sure my dog and her cat are okay. I mean he’s earning $1000 to sit on my couch, eat my food, and watch tv. I’m also leaving him $200 extra to buy groceries. Which means he will buy ramen and pocket the rest like last time. Whatever he does, that’s fine by me. I know he does a great job and our pets love him. Plus they are both very easy to care for. You walk my dog 4 times a day, let him out on the roof if it’s not too windy and he’s perfectly fine. All he does up there is bark at the pigeons anyway.

We are leaving first thing in the morning. Our flight is at 10am. I chartered a plane and I’m not flying it. However, my smaller plane I leave in Paris is being moved to Dublin just in case my wife wants to go somewhere in Europe for a day. I told her I was having it moved and she said “We are so spoiled, you know that, right?” I said yes. She said “How much does it cost us to move a plane over to Dublin just cuz?” I said I paid $1200. She just looked at me with her jaw dropped open. It’s a special trip. I don’t think that’s bad!

Ireland here comes the Coopers and my wife’s last name which I won’t ever mention that she still legally uses for her career (Insert a very Irish last name into your mind). It’s going to be fun. It will also be a disaster at some points and I will lay in bed asking myself why do I always do these huge family trips twice a year.