A Day on Our Own

Tristen pointed out this evening that it was the first day we were totally on our own with Fawkes and Phoenix. My mom was here all last week and we’ve had people come by pretty much every day. It wasn’t just the four of us the whole time, but we didn’t have anyone come over to help out with the babies or anything. The first other person who was around for a bit was Milly. This was the first day we had the boys at home when I also had to take her to school. We got everything ready the night before- clothes, lunch, that sort of thing, so there really wasn’t much of an impact versus normal Mondays when …

My 40th Birthday Part III: The Big Four-Oh

I can’t remember what time it was when I got my first “Happy birthday.” Might have been a little after 1:00 while Tristen and I were sitting in bed feeding Fawkes and Phoenix. Milly had the sign at the top of this page on her bedroom door waiting for me. Her door is directly across from mine and Tristen’s, so I saw it immediately the first time I walked out the door once the sun was up and she was awake and about. There was some leftover pancake batter from yesterday and it was enough to make a pancake for me, Tristen, and Milly. I left Tristen’s on the pan a little too long and was frustrated at myself for …