Monday, February 7, 2011

catching up

No photos, but I haven't written in awhile so I thought I should try to catch up with a few things.

On a fun note, Jason and I actually went out for a date this past Saturday.  GASP, OMG!!  Friends of ours were having a combined birthday party, so we went out to dinner and then went to the party.  Honestly, I wasn't expecting to last for very long and I warned Jason that I would probably start pooping out around 10pm.  We had a nice dinner and then got to the party...and next thing I knew it was 10:30.  I was shocked that I was still coherent.  We did leave then and I think I ended up getting to bed around midnight. 

How unlike me.  For once I actually didn't feel like a parent.

We had our old summer nanny come and babysit while we were out.  I would only trust two people other than myself and my husband to be able to put the kids to bed:  Nicole and Meredith.  So Meredith came over with her boyfriend and they hung out with the kids for about an hour, put them all to bed, ordered pizza and watched TV.  Easy night for them.  I'd tell you how much we paid them, but I shudder to think about it.  Lets just say it was more than our dinner out.

That's another reason why we don't go out much...

Jason took Zev to see the Muppet Movie Saturday morning.  It was playing as a 'family friendly' movie at a local independent theater and they went with some friends who have children his age.  It was a nice treat for him; we don't allow Zev to really watch TV, so he has no idea who many of the current cartoon characters are (and thus neither do I).  He knows Sesame Street, the Muppets, and Mickey Mouse through a lot of the songs that we play or books that we have.  But he doesn't watch any children's television.  So I initially had some doubts that he would be able to sit through a movie, but he did a good job.  He likes Kermit and Fozzie, and was actually Kermit for Halloween (if you see that post, I have a few pictures of him dressed up). 

I've been concerned that he hasn't been able to get out of the house that often, given the horrible snow.  Nicole can't really take all three out with the minivan in the current conditions, so Zev has been stuck at home.  I am trying to make more weekend plans for him to get out of the house, even if he can only go with one of us and the other stays home with his sisters.  And this way he also gets to spend some one-on-one time with each of us individually (and so do his sisters, but I think they care less about that).

The girls are doing very well.  Still a little concern about Tzelia and her size:  at 14 months she only weighs 16.25 lbs.  Meorah weighs 3 lbs more than she does, and while she is small as well, it makes Tzelia look absolutely tiny.  At that party, some friends had brought their 4 month old who weighed more than Tzelia (although granted, he was a big boy).  I'm not overly concerned, as she is healthy and does eat and drink well...she's very active (lethargy would be a bad sign) and very opinionated and extremely verbal.  They will have their 15 month appointment in a month or so, and we'll see what their doctor has to say about it.

More snow coming in this week.  I'm not sure how much longer I can take it....

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