Another dual post brought to you by FoxTwinsDaddy.
Background: So I am a big science nerd, and Tim always plays at annoying me by referring to centrifugal force all the time. Also, we were out to dinner last night at a place that was having a kids’ night and one of the treats was cotton candy as you left.
James: Cotton candy is my favorite candy!
Me: Of course it is because it is nothing but sugar.
Tim: Spun sugar. Using centrifugal force. *pointed look and smirk at me*
ME: Centripetal force. Centrifugal isn’t real. It’s centripetal!! CENTRIPETAL FORCE!!
James: (through a mouth full of cotton candy) Centripetal MAGIC.
(Shamelessly stolen from my personal blog)
A local appliance store was hosing ‘Truck Fest’ and James & Emma had to go check it out.
Before trick-or-treating Addie is not so sure about this whole thing. Don’t worry, she was convinced by the power of chocolate.
Now this is a motely crew. A Dragon, a Princess and a Monkey.
I was shocked that Emma was the one who had no fear about going up first. She already said her line, got her candy, thanked the woman and is ready for the next house while James still contemplates a little.
Practicing his RARW!
Emma needs no practice believing in her Princess-ness. She lives that Princess lifestyle on the daily.
Friendly faces (my cousins) greeting our bunch.
The last post was crossed posted from my personal blog. Currently I’m doing a photo a day project and shared that post because it was about the twins birthday. Not every day is a picture of the Fox children, but quite afew of them are. If you’re looking for lots of pics, feel free to check out my personal blog.
– Fox Twins Daddy
Yikes, a long abandoned blog. I’ll just say adding the “then some” to our “twindom” has made life just a little busy. And every time I think of something I would like to share, I get overwhelmed with explaining how long I have been absent and whether or not I have the time/energy/brain-power to write an interesting post.
But, in the spirit of “Something is better than nothing!” today begins a challenge to post at least one picture a day here. The ultimate goal is for a year, but in the short term, I am shooting for a month. Sometimes there will be a story attached, sometimes not. More than likely they will have been taken with my cell phone. Just a little snippet of our daily lives.
This past Sunday, E&J headed with Daddy and big sis to go see Grandma while Mama and A took a little day trip to Cincinnati. We got to visit with my college sorority sister Erin and meet Chris Colfer (Kurt, of Glee fame) and have him sign our copy of his book. Addie was a hit, of course, because she is super cute. I think she should be Chris’ new book model, what do you think?
Apparently, my children are going to alternate their stages of terrible two-dom. Excellent in that we never have two mini hoodlums at once. Sucky in that there is always one tiny tyrant in my house. Emma first hated (and I mean haaaaaaaaaated) getting dressed in the mornings. Then James hated everything at dinner time. Now he is over that and Emma has begun a mad love affair with pens.
Pens. Like ballpoint ink pens. 85% of the time, she uses them to scribble on random scraps of paper she finds. It’s actually kind of cute because she acts like she is writing notes to people as we dictate. ”Dear Gamma, I luff you. Luff, Emma.” The remain 15% of the time is shared between writing in books, on furniture or her skin. And that is the “no me gusta” part. Tim and I have decided to wean her off of the inky smack she’s addicted to by completely denying the existence of pens when she is most likely to use their powers for evil (and also looking into washable markers and those invisible magic marker dohickeys).
That explanation was to set up this conversation between two grown-ups and a 2 year old.
Emma: I need PEN.
Me: Sorry, we don’t have any pens.
Emma: (wailing) Mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy, mommy!
Me: Emmy, Emmy, Emmy,Emmy,Emmy,Emmy.
Emma: Mommy, NO!
Me: (in an attempt to distract her) Emma, did you have a good day today with Mrs. Bekah?
Emma: NO, Mommy!
Daddy: Did you read any books?
Emma: DADDY, NO!
Me: Did you play with Linus the puppy?
Emma: NO NO!
Daddy: Did you color any pictures?
Emma: Daddy, NO!
Me: Did you take a nap?
Emma: Mommy, NO!
Daddy: Did you eat lunch?
Emma: NO DADDY!
*Cue us cracking up because she was so adamant that she did NOTHING all day and her life was over because of the lack of pens in her grubby little fingers*
Me & Daddy: AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAH!
Emma: You’re not funny.
Oh contrare, wee one. I’m pretty sure I am hilarious!
The official start to summer was, for the first time in a LONG time, crazy hot in Ohio. It was over 90 degrees with mostly full bright sunshine the whole time. My parents came to visit for the long weekend and it was the perfect summer weekend. Food from the grill, smell of just-cut grass, popsicles that melt too fast, and… playing outside in the water.
The previous weekend was pretty warm too, so we set the sprinkler up in the yard for the kids to play in. Mackenzie, being almost ten, is well acquainted with the awesome fun of jumping through the sprinkler. James was tentative at first, only going up to the edge of the spray, but getting into it when Mackenzie jumped through with him. Emma, on the other hand, would not even leave the back deck. In fact, when Tim got out the hose to fill up the baby pool, she clung to me for dear life (still on the deck) and screamed her fool head off. Once the hose was off, she approached the baby pool with much weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth (since there was no one left on the deck to play with) but eventually would dip her hands in and splash around. James would stand in the pool, but refused to sit.
The next weekend with Grandma and Pawpaw present, both kids were brave little rockstars. It was so flippin’ hot, I think they needed the cool-down from the water. We couldn’t stay out long since we are all pretty pale folks, but both kids loved the baby pool. We had the hose out to spray people (*hand up* okay just me) when they got too hot. For whatever reason, that still freaked Em out, even though no one was spraying her. We quickly discovered that she was juuuuuuuust fine with the hose if SHE got to hold it. She would spray down anyone who asked and even sprayed herself. Not like she wants to be the boss or anything. *cough cough*
But thanks to Grandma and Pawpaw, we had a stellar start to summer 2011 and some wonderful pictures to prove it!
It takes mad concentration to step into the pool unassisted. Tongue out = Emma concentrating.
The familial paleness cannot be denied with this one. But how cute are the lizard swim trunks? Or as James calls them, “Dino Swims!”
Emma, Queen of the Hose.
Filling this wagon with random crap is tiring! Hey, Em, bring that hose over here!!
So yeah, it’s been 27 days since I posted last. Sorry! No excuses except that twin toddlers + pregnant mama = complete brain shut down. So one excuse, I guess I have some cute photos and stories to share, but it is getting late so I just wanted to share a couple of photos of Peanut (the nickname for the new baby).
We’re 20 weeks along, so halfway done! We had a high level ultrasound earlier this week and hoped to see the baby’s sex, but in the grand tradition of Hornbeck-Fox babies, this one was way too shy to show the goods. We have one more shot to see them next month, than otherwise, we have to wait and see when they come. But we did get to see Peanut’s sweet baby face!