Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Time Out

Last Sunday Justin and I gave ourselves a "time out" - actually, it was made possible by my brother and sister-in-law, who offered to babysit all 4 boys so we could get a much-needed break. The last time the two of us went out together was 3 1/2 months ago, so we were SO looking forward to it! After a nice relaxing lunch at Islands, where we watched half of the Chargers v. Raiders game, we went and saw The Kingdom. I must admit that I really wasn't interested in seeing it, and I had alternative plans of taking a nap in the theater if I didn't like it. Well, it turned out to be much better than I thought. The underlying story of family beneath the main plot of good v. evil was what appealed to me. Though the acting is good, I had to get past the violent scenes and language. It made me appreciate our life here in the U.S. and I actually looked forward to coming back and picking up our sons.

So now it's been 3 days since Justin and I had our time off - I was ready for another break 2 days ago.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

I Spy

Remember that game "I Spy" you played when you were little? Well, Jonah and James have reached the age where they "play" it in the car:

James: I spy something that is!
Jonah: The sky! The sky is blue!
James (mumbling to himself): Something that is blue... Yes! The sky is blue!

Then just today:

James: I spy something that is--
Jonah: --white! Something that is white!
James: Yes, white!
Jonah: The car! The car is white!
James: Yes, the car is white! You got it, Jonah!

I just love to sit back and listen.

Have You Ever Wondered?

Have you ever come home after a long day at work and wondered why food is covering the floor, dinner isn't ready or your wife has that "Thank God you are home!" look on her face?

Today, Josephine took Jonah and James out, did some errands and then got a hour away from home by herself. I spent lots of quality time with the twins. It was a good day but a busy one.

Days like this help me appreciate my wife and moms everywhere.