Shopping after church. I had virtually nothing to wear to the wedding (I say virtually because I do have 1 pair of pinstrip pants, and could have found something in my closet to go with, but I wear these pants EVERY Sunday to church, and so they are starting to look a little worn), and the twins needed winter coats. Papa stayed with the babies (driving while they slept, feeding them when they woke up, and entertaining them when they got tired of their car seats). Good news - we found everything we were looking for in record time. Allie's coat is technically a boy coat, but I think she can rock the look. More good news, Papa shared some sweet moments with the babies (like holding them both in his lap and Allie reaching over to gently stroke her brother's head. So sweet).
Walking with Kim. Granted, the twins seem to not be big fans of our loop around the Charles. My theory is the lack of cars to watch (since they were quiet whenever we were near the street). My dad and I ended up each holding a baby while Kim pushed the empty stroller (yes, the cries were that heart-wrenching!). Oh, well, we burned some extra calories and worked out our arms as well!
Lucas came home! Lucas got back from the Senior High Youth Retreat. He was tired. He was sick. But he was home! The babies were super excited to see him.
The people at Lactation Care. At the risk of TMI... I found out last Tuesday that the insurance provider the church recently switched to did not cover the pump I've been using - and to pay privately costs a little over $100 a month! I've used the pump solely to feed the babies, so this was a bit of a blow (the reason I had a grumpy day and needed brownies last Tuesday). However, I have a friend at church who's mother runs Lactation Care from her home. I called them and they were able to rent me the same pump 65% less per month! This literally made my day.
Thanksgiving. We celebrated a modified Thanksgiving with my parents (turkey cutlets instead of a big turkey, cranberry juice instead of cranberry sauce, etc.). It was wonderful to share a nice meal together, and to remind us how thankful we are for this time together.
Mobile Babies. OK, Allie got up on all fours and moved forward today (not far, and then she faceplanted and cried...). Also, they are incredibly quick going backwards. Not only have I had to chase them down, but they have a knack for finding the dustiest spots on the floor. I don't know wether to be mortified that I have such dusty babies, or thankful that the floors are getting cleaned!
The dryer isn't dead! I waited to do all of our laundry until the last night of my parents' visit (rookie mistake). I had a lot. 1 load in the dryer died. It wouldn't start. I tried, my mom tried, my dad tried - nothing. We started thinking of backup plans. I couldn't believe this was happening. Then Lucas gets home, goes down, and says, "so if I do this nothing will happen?" He presses the start button and the machine buzzes to life. Don't know why the machine loves Lucas, but I was so thankful it wasn't dead!
Head Start on Packing. We're under 36 hours away from our departure, and since this is the last night of my parents' visit I needed to get some packing accomplished (part of the reason they were coming at this time - to help with babies so I could pack). I didn't get as much accomplished as I had originally envisioned, but I got a good start, and know I won't be so stressed Tuesday.