Tuesday, August 01, 2006


No time for a real update*, but I had to share this:

Rite Aid is ready for Halloween! I kid you not. Was walking by the local Rite Aid last night and was shocked to see their window full of goblins and ghouls, pumpkins and spiderwebs.

*We hired a nanny. I started work. We're moving out of our current apartment on Friday and into our new one God knows when. (So we're essentially homeless. ) Henry has a tooth. Jack is up on his hands and knees trying to crawl. I'm still 25 lbs away from my pre-pregnancy weight- 10 months later! It's supposed to be 103 degrees today.

Friday, April 28, 2006

time to get a second crib

When I went to check on the babies a couple of mornings ago, Henry had Jack in a headlock. With his feet!

They love sharing a crib*, but are becoming more mobile by the minute. Not to mention bigger and stronger. I think it's in everyone's best interest if we get another crib.

And move it out of my bedroom.

The brother to brother chit-chat is adorable. But not a 5 in the morning.

*I know this because even though my children are too young to actually speak the words, "we love sharing a crib," I am their mommy. And Mommy's intuition is the best.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

wrong answer

Taking Henry and Jack out for a walk in the double stroller is a bit like taking a walk with a movie star. Or how I imagine taking a walk with a movie star might go. Some people gawk and stare. Other folks try to play it cool and simply nudge whomever they're with and raise an eyebrow in our direction. They may even whisper "Look. Twins!" on occasion. And for the most part, these people don't bother me.

But then there are the autograph seekers- those people who feel that Henry and Jack (and I, by extension) are public property and who are certain that we have nothing better to do than to have a chit chat about the joys of multiples. These are the folks who ask the questions I have come to dread: Are they identical? Do twins run in your family? Where did he get those blue eyes?

The inevitable question, no matter that both boys are dressed from head to toe in blue and blue, is "are they a boy and a girl?" And today, dear readers, when asked "Male? Female?" by a sweet old man with a strong accent, I answered, "A boy and a girl". It was only after the old man said "Good, good," did I realize my mistake.

I couldn't very well correct myself. I mean, what kind of mother doesn't even know the gender of her own kids? But I can't help but wonder what kind of response I would have gotten if I had said "Two boys".

"Oh. Not so good. Boy, girl is better."

Thursday, April 13, 2006

the dumbest question ever asked

her: So, are they identical? fraternal?

me: Fraternal

her: Were they identical when they were born?

me: Um, no. They've always been fraternal.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

milestone report

It's been a banner week in the Gringa household. First, a full-night's sleep and then this:

Henry rolled over yesterday. From his back to his tummy.

Now, it only happened once. And chances are he won't repeat this particular trick ever again. But it was pretty damn cool.

Oh. That sleeping through the night thing? A complete and utter fluke. Last night I had the pleasure of getting up at 3, 4, 5, and 6. Let me tell you there's nothing like waking up every hour on the hour and returning to bed only to find that the dog has stolen your spot.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006


Both boys slept through the night last night. I said: BOTH boys slept through the night last night. I got to sleep in until 6:00 this morning.


It was my first full night's sleep since October 30th. Not that I'm keeping track or anything.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

six months old

happy half-birthday, jack and henry!