Category Archives: The G’s

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Happy 3rd Birthday Gs

3 years ago today I woke up in a quiet house … sometime around 10am.  VC was already at work and I was the only one home.  Later that day I ran a slow run in Central Park with no specific time frame, I took a super long hot shower and carefully folded a laundry load of small baby clothes.  I remember day dreaming in my quiet house, wondering what the little people would look like who would wear those clothes.  Later that day the Gs came into our world a little earlier than expected

This morning I was awakened by an excited G at 6am, she chatted in my bed while I attempted to wake up.  20 Minutes later the other G came in wanting to read books and play games.  Successfully awake we ran through the house looking for presents, sang while we made a special breakfast and played with Papa.  Voices were loud and squeals were frequent.  Later in the morning while VC watched the Gs I squeezed in a 35 minute run, knowing that I could take ONLY 35 Minutes and not a second longer.  I ran back into the house, took a short shower which was invaded upon by 2 toddlers who stripped and jumped in with me.  Finally we all got ready while listening to our favorite songs and went to the G’s birthday party.

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To say that my life has changed in the understatement of the century.  Quiet is a thing of the past, being home alone never happens, I have become an early riser, rarely get to shower with the door closed and every run I go on has a time limit.

And its fantastic.

This life is so beautiful.  The soundtrack of my days is a sweet melody of growing children, my house is full of life, I’m surrounded by love, and having limited time to run has just made me faster.

I am thankful every single day for these beautiful faces

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I’m in wonder every single day as I watch the world through their eyes

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I’m learning every single day what it means to be showered with love

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And I am endlessly grateful.

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Happy 3rd Birthday Gs.  Thank you for being you.

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Oh, so you’re just the President?

We were recently given an incredible opportunity to attend a family meet and greet for President Obama.

Of course we had to put on our party best for the event …

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In preparation I had been explaining to the G’s that President Obama was kind of like the King of the United States.  I rambled on about the difference between a president and a king, the democratic process, voting … But lets get real, they aren’t even 3 yet.  I was sure that nothing I said was being absorbed and I chuckled to myself at the thought of talking politics with toddlers.

Fast forward a few hours to the ball room in the Waldorf Astoria. Continue reading

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The CoatTails

Whew Team. We have A LOT to catch up on. Things are pretty crazy right now, and I am basically hanging onto the coattails of life with everything I got. But I am pretty confident in my grip … It may be a bit of a ride for a while, but eventually I will figure out how to function at this pace!

I have about 25 posts half written to share with you, but today I wanted to pop in for a quick moment and share a little piece of my day.

We started preschool this week.

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Even though they will eventually go to school 5 days a week for 3 hours a day, the first week is one hour each day with a parent nearby. This is part of a gentle separation process. The G’s were in a 2’s separation program 5 days a week last year, so they’re no stranger to being without me … however over the summer they’ve been increasingly more attached. I wasn’t sure how the whole thing would go, but I wasn’t too worried about it either.

Day 1 we all walked into the classroom together, they wandered around, got interested in things and I slipped out.

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They were pressed up at the glass door when I came back an hour later. Not upset, just excited to see me and give me the sticker they had picked out. (Be still my heart!)

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Day 2 we all walked in. G1 and I were in the tiny tiny bathroom washing her hands and when I came out G2 had pulled a chair from the table to the middle of the room. Standing next to it, he tapped the seat.

“Mama you can sit here and watch us play”

He got me a chair! What a little gentleman.

I sat for a while while they busied themselves. Eventually I got up and said I would see them later.

“ok, bye Mama” they said over their shoulder.

When I returned, they burst out of the door with yet another sticker for me, which I of course wore all day.

Today gave me a little confidence boost. I feel like a chicken with its head cut off right now. I am constantly late, constantly overbooked and constantly feeling guilty for not being able to slow down. I worry all the time that I am not 100% the mom that I should be.

And then my (almost) 3 year old son has the manners to get his mama a chair.

It just makes me feel like I am doing something right. :) I guess I am teaching a few lessons along this crazy path.

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I hope your fall is off to a great start! How are your routines different?

Mamas out there, how often do you feel like you are a chicken with its head cut off? (please tell me I’m not alone in that!)