Monday, September 27, 2010

I'm baaaaaaaack!



Miss me?

Did you??

Did you?!

(I know that *some* special people did because they keep leaving "comments" in Chinese and passing on interesting links.)

Anyway, I missed you all. A whole LOT.

I have a list of excuses as long as my last receipt from Target, but would you believe the most compelling one has nothing to do with Piglet or the Twinks? In fact, it has to do with Mr. K and his (failed! gasp!) attempts to replace my hard drive.

Replace my hard drive. (giggle giggle snicker)

It seems that my MacBook Pro was low on space and it should've been an easy fix. But, OMIHOLYLORD. It was *quite* the ordeal. One ding to my clamshell and FIVE WEEKS later, I finally got my MacBook back. I learned me a very valuable lesson. If you get some sort of message saying that you might be low on disk space due to blahblahblahblahwahwahwahwahblahblah, DO NOT. I repeat, DO NOT read the message to your nerdy, husband who has OCD tendencies about these things unless you intend to relinquish your computer for weeks on end and live with a cranky, frustrated spouse. Don't get me wrong, I know I am lucky to have a nerd at my beck and call and now my MBP is lightening fast and I can store as many damn videos and pictures as I please. I am very grateful.

BUT -- damn, that took for-freaking-ever. And a blogger needs her 'puter.

JUST SAYING.

A short update on we folks here at Maison Piglets. The Twinks are fast-approaching six months! SIX! And they are getting fatter than ever, tipping the scales at nearly 17lbs apiece. Piglet is almost completely potty trained! As in, wears days of the week undies and runs around the house bellowing "I go pee pee! I go pee pee NOW!" I swear, when we are home, the child is naked from the waist down for approximately 77% of the day. It's become clear that THE accessory to have at our house is a pen.is. And if that's true, I am completely out of luck because I don't think J.Crew got those in their last shipment. Same goes for Nordstrom. Maybe I should look online?

Anyway, our summer flew by and culminated with a one week vacation to the beach with my family. What we learned is that there will not be any "vacations" for us for approximately 9.5 more years. At least. Going on "vacation" right now just basically means that we are relocating the hamster wheel and its accoutrements elsewhere.

I will now pause so that you can all get a good, clear mental picture of Mr. K and me running on a giant hamster wheel, wood chips flying, our three piglets cracking the whip whenever we stop to catch our breath.

Got it?

Anyway...seriously.

Being away from the comfort and convenience of our home was a total nightmare special challenge. From packing up all our crap to then trying to jam it into our car to the two hour (in traffic) car ride there, it was so challenging and exhausting and I would just as soon stay home and look at a freaking postcard while listening to some New Agey ocean sounds on CD.

What we learned is that raising twins and a two year-old is unbelievably difficult. And traveling? Forget it. At least for awhile.

(Insert diatribe about how I'm "not complaining" and I know "how lucky" we are, how I "never take my children for granted.") I could write it all out again, but do you really want to hear it?

Really?

Reeeeeally?

I don't believe you!

But rest assured it's what's in my heart. I love my kids and family but, in the words of Mr. K, "I'll be a monkey's uncle" if this isn't the most stressful, exhausting time of our lives.

To make up for being silent so long, and to give you and idea of what we've been up to, I compiled the following snapshots from the past two (hang head in shame) months just for you. Where words fail, photos speak. And where photos fail, you can fill in the blanks!

Enjoy.

Oh how I've missed you my bloggy friends, I'm so excited to be back!

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13 comments:

Love Letters To China said...

So glad you're back! OMG are your little ones getting so BIG! They are adorable. I'm very impressed that you went on a vacation with your entire family. I don't think I could have been so brave. I agree that staying home is probably the right thing to do for a few years. ;-)

I'm so jealous that your big boy is almost potty trained. My little one is driving us crazy. He's constantly having accidents because he's too lazy to get up and go to the bathroom. He's fine when he's at school, but when he's home he just doesn't want to do it. He knows what to do because he'll get up and go on his own when he wants to, but if he's playing or involved in something else forget it. I'll even bring him in and he'll refuse to go. Then a little while later he'll come over to me and tell me he pee'd in his undies. So frustrating. If you have any helpful hints, I would appreciate it.

Love your pics! the last one is the best. So glad you're doing so well and welcome back!

'Murgdan' said...

I missed you! I missed you! Welcome back...and I especially love the barbie wine glass picture. :-) Glad things are going crazingly well!

MGerson said...

Great to have you back on the blog! Reading your latest entry and seeing all the adorable pictures was a great way to start a rainy Monday!

Hugs to you and your little ones!

Nick and Annie said...

Those cheeks - love dem cheeks!! Glad your back. Your posts are so funny & I really missed them. Love the naked butt shot too. So brave to let him run naked. I haven't got that far yet. Were using the potty but w/M&M's as a reward. Whatever it takes : )

nundhini said...

Yea for the update!! Missed the blog, but all is now right with the world!! :)

sprogblogger said...

Glad you're back & even more glad that all is well! (Adorable photos!)

meinsideout said...

YES I MISSED YOU!!! Laughed so loud re hamster wheel. Yes - stressful and exhilarating - a toddler would break me - you are my hero!

strongblonde said...

so. yeah. "vacationing" just doesn't seem to mean the same anymore, does it? small day trips out of the house? fine. anything requiring more than a large diaper bag? not so much. i just can't take it. :)

awesome pics. and welcome back. i missed you :)

oh!! and can you ba-leeeeve my mil? she is totally crazy. we'll have to compare notes and discuss strategy to help me make it TO and THROUGH the holidays!!

Sunny said...

Nothing is more stressful than trying to do something that was formerly a relaxing break from the norm -- like going out to dinner -- with the circus family. I am exhausted just thinking about it. The only way to get a break these days is to give the twins Tylenol so their gums won't ache and they'll actually both take a nap. Ahhhh.

*Love* your pictures. Ridiculously cute.

Jamie said...

Love the pics.

Random Polls said...

We have been on so many vacations with the kids and most were not relaxing. But we keep on going for the "experience". Plus, my family would never see us if we didn't schlep to NY. But, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Finally... FINALLY, this summer we had a great trip to NY. The boys are 5 and 3 now. Oh, and did I mention that we flew our nanny out for five days of the trip? I never thought we would be the "ones" traveling with the nanny but I just think that we got SMART!

LOVE YOU AND YOUR BLOG AND YOU KIDS AND YOUR THOUGHTS!

Jamie said...

I love all of the photos! I think the naked chef is my fav!! :)

I hope you are enjoying your getaway! I am sooo jealous!

Logan and Jack's Mommy said...

Just happened across your blog and wanted to say that your family is beautiful!!!