Sunday, July 30, 2006

Tidbits

This past Friday, I decided to make pancakes. I think the last time I "tried" to make pancakes was about 4 years ago. I have yet to master the skill of "flipping" the pancake without making all of the uncooked batter splatter everywhere.

I obviously had quite a mess to clean after feeding everyone breakfast. Joshua and Abby Kate went to the back to play (or so I thought). When I finished I found the two of them running down the hallway with their q-tips. The rest of the entire package of q-tips was littered all over the floor.

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We go through the milk! Joshua and Abby Kate put away 1 gallon of milk in under 24 hours the other day(I think that this is the record for us). Thank goodness that they are no longer on formula! Jason and I spent a whopping $1600 on formula from four months to one year! We'll take a gallon for $4 any day!

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My refrigerator has a lock. All of my kitchen cabinets are locked. My bathroom cabinets are locked. My fireplace has a baby gate. My den has two baby gates. My guest bedroom has a baby gate. I have to keep my bedroom door closed. Abby Kate and Joshua's bathroom door is always closed. The laundry room door is always closed. This place is like Alcatraz.

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Jason and I finally hung pictures in our bedroom. We have been married nearly 7 years and have never hung a picture in our bedroom. We went a little overboard and hung about 6!

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As Jason pointed out on his blog, Andy, our cocker spaniel, is overweight. At his vet visit last month, he weighed in at 50 pounds. The average weight of most cocker spaniels is about 28 pounds. We ended up having to put Andy on a diet. He now eats a "reduced diet" dog food. It costs us about $20 for a 10 pound bag. The bag lasts about a month. I took Andy in to buy a new bag of food the other day and had his weight checked. He has lost 6 pounds!

5 comments:

Jason said...

Our kids could definitely complete the gallon challenge for toddlers. Joshua is especially addicted to "drink". That boy puts away the liquid.

I'm sick of buying diet dog food for Andy. I say we go portion control and stick to the cheap stuff. He is a dog, after all.

Seriously, I think I've pulled my arm out of socket yanking on the fridge with that blasted door lock.

Jamey said...

Isn't it funny how we can 'lock' up our houses, and the kids still find stuff that they're not supposed to get into!?

I have a problem walking that fine line between caring for our dog, Curtis, like we should, but realizing to not spend a lot of money because he is just a dog...when we first moved here, I took him to the groomer. They wanted updated shots and he didn't have them, so they updated them. Well, the bill came out to be almost $300! Then, after I picked my jaw up off of the floor, they told me he needed his teeth cleaned..another $200! That's where I drew the line.

sunny said...

I think that our vet wants to clean Andy's teeth too! I just don't want to pay that much money! You have to draw the line somewhere.

Jamey said...

Petco has toothbrushes and toothpaste for dogs..I'd try that route first! I just don't like the way they make me feel like a horrible person. "If you don't get his teeth cleaned, that could lead to kidney failure..." Well, if that's the case, then so be it. :)

Supabloggasuprememama said...

Oh my! your little boogers are hilarious. I can't imagine twins..the handful they must be. Ive nearly killed aiden like five times and i only have one! ok kidding. kidding. Your pics of the destruction they have caused in your house are hilarious. keep em coming! oh and I cant believe they put away that much milk. I know you guys had to spend some mega bucks on that formula. whys the stuff so blasted expensive? cut us some slack!