Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Mugshots and HELP Wanted

Happy Wednesday to you,

Time for another round of musing from a father of twins. The highlight of my day was shopping at CVS! I originally went there to get some, uh, specific things for Kendra (can't think of a politically correct way to explain without embarrassing Kendra).

Anyway, since I went after the babies were fast asleep I took my sweet time walking up and down every isle. It's amazing how much stuff I need, but forget to buy when I'm in a hurry. AAA batteries? Check. crazy glue? Check. melon scented candle? Check. Laugh if you want, but I love candles. Only the ones that smell good though because this is the 21st century and one that just provides light doesn't do much for a guy like me who has ten 75-watt bulbs glaring all night in the kitchen/living room area. Wow, that was random... Where was I? Oh yes, back to CVS. I also couldn't pass up the 90% off Christmas stuff sale. Yep, NINETY percent off! I got a chocolate Santa the size of Easton for 65 cents! Kendra scolded me for buying wrapping paper (32 cents for a big roll), but I just looked at her and said, "What are the odds Christmas will be here again next year?" Yeah, that's what I thought! Of COURSE we'll use it. I just have to stick it in the closet for the next 345 days. Details...

So on to the twins and what's new with them. Every morning before I leave for work I plead with Kendra to take some pictures and today she made my day. She took two very good, close up pictures of the babies so here they are in all their beauty and handsomeness:

Ignore the copious amounts of slobber, snot, and food particles and you'll see the best looking 11-month-old boy in the world. The long eyelashes and good looking smile are dashing to say the least.

Pretend for a moment Layla DOESN'T look like the mug shot of Nick Nolte without his wild hair.

She isn't unhappy, just very thoughtful and serious sometimes. Then again, later this evening as Kendra played "I'm gonna get you!" Layla was laughing and giggling for 15 minutes straight.

HELP WANTED! The big question I have for you is: What should we do for their 1st birthday???

So far we have:

1. gather friends and family
2. Sit the twins in their high chairs with a big piece of cake
3. Let them have fun eating and smashing it in their hair

That's all we have so far, but I want to know what makes a 1st birthday party fun for everyone? I KNOW many of you out there have attended 1st birthday parties of all of your children, their friends, your grand children, relatives, etc. and I'd like to ask for your help to generate ideas. You see, I've only been to one 1st birthday party so I have very little experience to draw from. Add a comment to this blog post and tell me what was the coolest 1st birthday you've ever experienced and why. We may go to a park (remember we are in Arizona so it'll be 70 and sunny), or we may go somewhere else if it makes sense.

Besides, this will give those of you who've been lurking a chance to say, "HI" and come out from the shadows... I'm a big fan of Brandi's blog called, "Ramblings of a tired mama of 3" and according to her blog post this is DELURKING DAY 2009, which means if you've been following along with the 4 Webbs, but haven't made yourself known, now is a good time to do it!

See you soon!


Dustin said...

Hey Bronson,

I love the Delurking idea! I think we have quite a few "lurkers" on our blog as well, or at least that's what I hear.

As for the 1st birthday party, I heard mine was pretty insane (picnic at the park with volleyball and plenty of activities for kids and adults), but I can't remember myself.

Jill's son Brendan had his not too long ago and it was fun to just watch a bunch of young kids playing with all his new gear. We are currently working on planning Landon's as well, and at this age I think they're happy with whatever, so it's more about keeping the grown-ups entertained.

Happy Planning!

Mark, Shannon,Trey, Boston, & Lola said...

I dont have any ideas for you but I have been LURKING for sure LOL!!! I go with Kendra to Christ Life's mommy group and I will get to meet you tomorrow because you are leading the life group at my in laws house! Our blog

Unknown said...

It was a huge surprise to see my name and a link to my blog at the end of your post! Thank you! I really enjoy reading about your family.

For my oldest's first, we kept it very simple. We went to visit family for Christmas (her birthday is a week before), so we had cake one night with my family, then pizza and cake at my husband's cousin's pizza place with his family. Nothing fancy since it's more for us anyway. Good luck!