Monday, August 20, 2007

Our First Twins Game!!!!

Neil got two tickets for the Twins and we decided to bring the kids. It turned out to be quite an adventure. We decided to show up a little late to give the kids time for naps and avoid the rush into the metrodome. What we didn't account for was all the road blocks we'd encounter trying to get to the game. We live about 3miles from the bridge collapse and it seemed yesterday virtually every major road or highway on ramp was closed for construction to accomidate the 35W detour onto HWY 280.



What should have taken us 15-20 min to get to the Metrodome ended up taking us about an hour. We showed up and it starts to downpour. I mean really, really hard. Neil takes Evelyn, I strap Wyatt into the Bjorn and throw a blanket over our heads and we book it to the nearest gate. We got soaking wet!! It was the 6th inning and we enjoyed the game and left at the bottom of the 8th to avoid the rush out. No major mishaps on the way home, but I can say that was the shortest Twins Game I've ever been too. At least they won!






Up and Running

This is week 2 of having a double running stroller and I'm loving every run we take! I got a great deal on this one from Craigslist and both Evelyn and Wyatt enjoy our jaunts. I don't run very far with them, only two miles. I worry about them getting too antsy, but maybe this week I'll see if I can take them a little longer. I time it so that we go out about 1/2 hr before Wyatt needs a morning nap. We get back and I put him down, pop on Sesame Street for Evelyn and I'm able to take a short shower and get dressed.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Must love animals

Monday night we went to Roseville's National Night Out celebration at Central Park. They had a petting zoo and Evelyn went nuts!!! (She reminds me of myself as a little girl. I was crazy about animals).
















Sunday, August 5, 2007

A little bragging about my boy!

Wyatt had his 2nd haircut last week. I think it's easier with boys, because you can just zip their heads with an electric clipper and you are done. He sat content in the Bumbo while I did it.

Before:


After:

Pretty darn good if I say so myself!!! Did I mention how big he's getting? I've started moving him into 6-9m clothes and he's probably between 16-17lbs. Yikes!! He's in the 97th percentile for weight and that makes me sad because I want him to stay a little baby for a little while longer. There's something so sweet about them being little. He's also an awesome night sleeper. I feed and put him to bed at 7pm, he wakes up to eat at 4:30am and then sleeps till 8:30am.

(If I could be guaranteed another one like him, I'd be willing to have a 3rd child.)

Craigslist Vent!!!

Over the past few years we've had our ups and downs with Craigslist. I always have to remind myself that things often fall through or no responses. Our latest project, building a deck, I've tried looking for people to build it on Craigslist. One guy came two weeks ago and it turned out he really didn't know how to build what we wanted. I felt bad after he left because that wasted both our evenings.

My latest contact sounded really promising. He is a licensed contractor and does home projects on the side. He gave me a ball park estimate over email and setup a time to meet for yesterday. He was a no show. I of course hope that nothing happened to him, but it was weird to not get a phone call or email afterwards with an apology or explanation. Seriously, what kind of people set up appts. and then not keep them? I just feel very naive because perhaps I trust people too much.