Tuesday, November 13, 2007

back home, on my own...

twins

matthew

katherine

too cute
oh yeah--i blew it. that whole posting every day in november--well--we got on the road on friday, and i just utterly forgot. and then it was already screwed up, so i admit, i just didn;t worry about it over the weekend while i was at my parents' house. oh well--nothing lost i guess, although i admit i am a little disappointed in myself. stupid type a personality...

anyway--check out these cute as hell babies! these are kimmie's twins, matthew and katherine. they have an older sister, caroline, who is also very cute, but who, unfortunately, i didn't take a single picture of. heck, i barely took any pictures at all on this trip--i was mostly holding babies, or feeding babies, or riding, or feeding babies, or something. i gotta say, kimmie got lucky here--these babies are good natured, adorable, smiley, and they smell good. in short--they are nearly ideal. it is my experience that matthew (my new boyfriend--sorry, hippie!) is more demanding and would mostly rather be eating than just about anything else. katherine seems more reserved and mild-mannered. clearly she thinks her older brother is bourgeois. caroline is toddling around, and appears mostly indifferent to her tiny twin siblings. she's in that phase where she's learning to talk, talking a mile a minute, and you can understand about 2/3 of what she says. she can very clearly say "backyardigans," however, and thank god for it--her love of that show probably saved our asses on the drive down. (btw, the backyardigans have my vote for cool kids' show, even though their website kind of sucks. i am not a fan of dora, who yells everything and tells lies. a riddle is NOT just a silly question, dora! but i digress...)

so that's where i was on friday--kimmie and i (with major help from the man of the house) loaded up the luggage and babies in the minivan and headed south from detroit to our hometown in western nc. the drive went FAR better than we expected. by the time we got to dayton, we had a feeding and dvd schedule all worked out. i was even able to feed both babies at once due to my extraordinarily long arms. the only down side to me is that i feel i have now had enough road food to last about 3 years. i am currently in detox mode. but i digress... so--we got into the hometown at something like 4am, at which time i fell into my parents' guest bed and slept like a dead thing till at least 9 when the parasite demanded i go eat something. kimmie, unfortunately was not as lucky. when she arrived at her parents' house, caroline decided she was up for the day. at 4am. after a 13-hour drive. i know that i will have some moments like this at some point in my future. tell me how parents resist the black market purchase of tranq guns, people. whew. she seems to have recovered. and now i am back home until next wednesday when we split town for t-day. too much travel, man.

anyway--i am on my own till friday while the hippie is off at a conference in reno. the house still seems weird to me without scout, and even weirder with no hippie. and i admit, kind of missing those babies. kimmie, if you are reading this, go kiss the peach fuzz for me.

7 comments:

Kristin said...

my how the blog is evolving....dora debate - LOVE IT! when bailey was tiny we used to debate which kids on barney we liked and disliked. we actually ragged on those kids pretty harshly - i know you're shocked. glad all of you made it....in one piece and pretty happily. caroline waking up after the drive - that's just karma. when kimmie came for my brother's wedding we picked her up from the airport midnight-1 o'clock-ish and then had a 3 hr. ride home. dylan woke up as we got home and thought he needed to be up. i felt drunk from sleep deprivation before i even had my first drink. ;0)
ps - love ya, kimmie!

Em said...

I think the kids on Barney are all vying for a spot on Broadway--excruciating to watch! J--there are all manner of children's shows that will make you want to start drinking by 7 in the morning...Dora's screaming is merely the tip of the iceberg.

denise said...

you resist the tranq guns cause ya know you have to let them up sometime. tho i have admitted to using one that first year with the hippie. we'll talk about that more later:) now, i'm off to take little hippie to the doc's, fever and cough, after our wonderful day out yesterday, sigh. hang in there at the house, i know how lonely it gets. love~denisexxxooo

TJ said...

Those babies are so beautiful, they must have a good-looking uncle pretty close to their branch on the family tree. ;)

jackie said...

yeah--i always DID think david was pretty handsome. ;)

(just kidding, tommy!)

Jenn said...

I am so jealous - I don't remember road trips with the girls being nearly as much fun as it sounds like you guys had. I'm still trying to find a window to get to Michigan. BTW - Congrats, Jackie. I am so happy for you and the Hippie. :)

Anonymous said...

jackie - loved the blog post - i emailed your link out to some friends/family since the kids are now famous! i've kissed all the babies for you and matthew is wondering where his girlfriend went. take care, and hope your week is good! thanks again for everything! kimmie