Friday, May 10, 2013

Three is the Magic Number

"Is she still staring at us?"
Afternoon Readers,

I'd just to take a moment to state that the new Peanut Butter Toast Crunch tastes a little odd.

Now then, between bites of this slightly-off cereal, let's throw a group,"Happy Birthday" out to a pair of twins who are a constant source of fascination and interesting fashion choices.

Oh, wait. No, the Olsen twins aren't twenty-seven until June.

Well, that's ok, because it just so happens that Butch and Sundance turn three today. That's right, three years of semi-successful parenting, three years of random yet acceptable blog content, and three years of having the best kids in the entire world. I tend to be a little biased because they look freakishly like me and can make a mean Koolaid/ bagel swamp at mealtimes.

So, what advancements did they make this past year?

  • Learned to speak in complete sentences and revealed that he's had a stunning inner monologue going since, roughly, 2011.
  • Proved that he can now clothe himself, and is, as it turns out, a fairly snappy dresser.
  • Can now fight with his sister about pretty much anything.
  • Has the endurance to fight with his sister for an entire day.
  • Loves Spongebob, Mr. Potato Head, drawing, and taking apart anything that has parts. The dvd player will be missed.
  • Is extremely neat, doesn't make messes with food, and insists all underwear should be worn backwards, respectively.
  • Still likes to cuddle with me, but won't hesitate to occasionally slap me on the butt because he doesn't yet value his life. 
  • She's been speaking for a lot longer than her brother, but furthered her grasp of the English language by learning to talk back. To everything. She does earn points for articulation, however. And those will roll over into the next year.
  • She's also a snappy dresser the sense that stripes, tutus, tights, mismatched shoes, shirts as skirts, my shirts as dresses, stray bras, jackets paired with underwear and high heels, and Little Mermaid purses worn as backpacks are the height of fashion.
  • Prefers water over milk.
  • Makes a mess at every mealtime, and is seen cajoling the dog into eating her dinner so she can move promptly on to dessert.
  • Learned that asking for something before bedtime will prolong said bedtime.
  • Has kept the Facebook page going with the fascinating, albeit, ridiculous things she's said to me this year.
Her final quote before turning three: "I love flowers because I'm a lady."

As of now, we're suiting up for a trip to the toy store. If anyone needs a Spider Man or a Little Mermaid with working tail, please let me know and I'll grab a few of each.

Until Next Time, Readers!


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the little terrors--I mean adorable ones!!

  2. Oh Happy Birthday to Butch and Sundance!! :) :)

  3. Ooooh, I just want to squeeze them! But, I won't. Not until they invent the In-yourhouse-ternet, which, come to think of it, is a terrifying prospect. So if better tone it down to a, "Happy birthday, toddler babies!"

  4. They really do look like you, Paige!!! My kids don't look like me or each other and once a nun (in church) asked us if they had different fathers. My husband, AKA: the father of both, thought it was hysterical. I, however, did not. Anyhoo, HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the babes and happy Mother's Day to you!

    P.S. I will take a Little Mermaid. Thanks.

  5. Happy Birthday to your munchkins. They are adorable. I need to keep better track of the funny things mine say.

  6. Congrats Paige!! 3 is a lot of years. Hope they had a fabulous birthday and that you didn't have too much post-celebration clean-ups to do.
    Happy mothersday xoxo

  7. That peanut butter stuff is a breakfast cereal? You Americans are weird.

  8. Happy Birthday to your twins! Congrats on surviving three years :)