Linking up with everyone's favorite robot-infested convert, Jen!
Let's start things off twin-style, shall we?
I saw this post on Abbey's blog on stupid things people say when they find out you have twins. It's such a hoot! Especially the video - we've definitely been approached about our babies MUCH more now that we have twins than when we just had one at a time. Mostly I just get the, "Wow, your hands are full!" comment.
But a lot of the times there's a, "Hey, my uncle's girlfriend's puppy's breeder has twins!" or the like... How am I supposed to respond to that?
"Oh. You better watch out, I hear they're contagious!"
"Well give me their email so we can set up a playdate!"
"Then you must know exactly what we're going through because somewhere in the six degrees of Kevin Bacon, someone you know had twins once!!!"
I just don't get it. But I DO immediately feel like I'm a little bit best friends with parents of twins that I meet. Especially Catholic parents of twins.
Well that was certainly a long take...
Here's a picture!
Yeah I haven't been good at taking pictures of them this week... But they never take their fingers out of their mouths!
John Paul is usually pretty good at dressing himself in matching clothes - mostly he has memorized the outfits that I make for him and tends to pair the same things together himself.
Today he chose a new outfit - red sweatpants and an undershirt.
So I suggested he get a *real* shirt to go over it, or maybe a sweater?
So he chose a red sweater vest. And put it on backwards. And wore that all day... He kind of looked like the Red Power Ranger?
Maybe he got the idea from Cecilia's Pink Power Ranger outfit from Tuesday...
I was baking bread (15 minutes of simultaneous twin napping!!!) and the kids kept begging me for whatever ingredients I was using. So they each got a little bit of flour and salt in a bowl.
Yeah, I don't know. But it kept them out of my way for a few minutes!
What's that, you want to see the bread? And you want a recipe? No prob, it's just the most delicious bread ever!
Herb Focaccia (slightly adapted from this recipe)
1 cup lukewarm water
1 tsp salt
1 tsp white sugar
2 3/4 cups bread flour or all-purpose
(all-purpose will make it less fluffy and more focaccia-y)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp dried basil
1 tbsp active dry yeast
1 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup grated mozzarella
2 tbsp grated parmesan
1. In a bread machine, add ingredients in order listed. Set on pizza dough setting, leave it until it's done.
1a. Or you can put all the ingredients (in order, proof the yeast if you're not sure if it's active) in a stand mixer and use your dough hook, allowing to rise 20 minutes.
1b. Or you can mix it by hand and knead it, but I refuse to knead bread since I got a bread machine on freecycle.
2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees, shape dough into two ovals on a greased baking sheet. Brush with olive oil, sprinkle garlic salt, and top with cheese.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, serve warm.
We had it for dinner last night spread with baked goat cheese with marinara and pesto. Yum!!!
Me: Cecilia, do you love pink?
John Paul: It's her favorite color!
Cecilia: I wuv purple. I AWSO wuv purple! I wuv wots of colors! Even... Mom's fingers!!!
|Those are her new "Minnie Mouse" shoes because they are pink with bows. I'm the best mom ever, basically.|
Can you really pray a lot for Jen? Because, all joking aside, I'm seriously freaked out by her impending medical procedures plus the whole 9-months-pregnant with 5 other children and I'm GLAD that she's lighthearted about this whole thing but really, prayers and prayers and prayers!!!
St. Macrina (unofficial patron saint of robots), pray for Jen!
St. Gianna (if you don't know her, read about her now!), pray for Jen!
St. Gerard, pray for Jen!
St. Januarius (whose blood liquifies on his feast day), pray for Jen!
Okay, pray some more and then check out more quick takes!