Felix Day

Joel dropped Felix off at about 8:30 this morning and Mia picked him up at about 3:30, so Amanda and I got a small taste of what it’s like to have two small kids.  It wasn’t as hard as we thought, but then again, it was only seven hours. Joel and Mia both had to work today and needed someone to watch Felix.  I think the toughest thing was adjusting to changing the diaper.  I’ve been changing girl diapers so much and for so long that I told Amanda it felt weird that his butt ended.  (Is that a little too much?  It probably is, but it really was something that struck me.)  He napped a few times and ate …

Cheering Cheerios

I had a lot of fun with Milly this morning.  The one thing she did that really got me was that she’d be eating some dry Rice Crispies and Cheerios then she’d stop and begin clapping until I started clapping, then she’d go back to eating them.  But as soon as I stopped she’d start clapping again until I started again, and so on.  It’s like she wanted me to cheer her on while she ate her cereal. She did other things too.  She took one of the kitchen chairs, brought it all the way around the table and wanted to climb up on it.  Then she’d bounce up and down on it and laugh like whatever she was doing …

Karen’s Droid

For breakfast today we all decided to go to the Port City Java where Michael, Amanda’s brother, works.  He wasn’t there then, but we actually did talk to him at the time.  He discovered that he could upgrade his phone from a Blackberry Pearl, which he’s had issues with since pretty much always, to a Droid.  Better yet, he was able to buy one and get one free, so he asked Amanda if she wanted to go halvsies on them. Amanda would have done that, but to get a Droid you have to have a data plan.  Amanda’s currently on her parents’ family plan, for which we pay $20 a month.  The data plan would double that, which would make …

Wrightsville Beach with the Lambeths

I slept so very well last night.  I’m very congested now, but I’m feeling so much better overall. For breakfast this morning Amanda and Jessica made pancakes, eggs and sausage, all of which was enjoyed by everyone, including the baby girls.  They did sort of play together some, but it was mostly in Milly wanting whatever Graelyn was playing with. When Milly and Graelyn went down for a nap, Amanda and Jessica went out to do some shopping while Ben and I stayed home and both worked on some work.  Despite the extra time I put in yesterday I had quite a bit to do today. Once the babies were up and fed they were put in the pool and …