Sunday, September 20, 2009

Playing Games

With newborn twins in the house, there doesn't seem to be time for much of anything. Rachel and I have talked considerably (because it's one of the few things we can do while we are feeding the kids) about how different our lives are now. Don't misunderstand me, we are still absolutely beaming about our kids. However, in the past few weeks, I have neglected my school work, all but stopped watching the Cubs, not heard a single new song nor read a page of my book. There has been no horsing around, and yet the time still flies by. That's why this weekend was so nice.
This weekend, all of us got a chance to play some games. Micah and Malorie had their first play date, with their new friend Jacob Jennings. Jacob is the one week old of Rachel and my ex-roommates Justin and Jodi. Jacob was the perfect first friend for the twins, as he has won considerable battles just to be here too - born in an urgent C-section delivery with elevated heart rate to a cancer survivor mother. Anyway, as you can see in the picture, we got a chance to remember how small Micah and Malorie really are, as Jacob is already bigger than them both even though he is a full month younger. Oh well, if Jacob gets mean I'm sure the twins will just gang up on him.

As for the rest of us, I got to watch the Bears knock off the defending Super Bowl champion Steelers tonight. Malorie woke up just in time to watch Robbie Gould knock in the winning field goal, thereby witnessing her first ever Bears victory. Rachel got to take her first extended walk since the pregnancy, a thirty minute doozy around a few blocks with the kids, dog and mother-in-law in tow. Speaking of my mom, she got some fun time in this weekend too, spending a few hours shopping at a local strip mall.

Anyway, with all the lack of horseplay over the last month, the one thing that can still get us to waste time is our divided house. Therefore, I hereby terminate this blog post early to go watch my Cubs play against Rachel's playoff bound Cardinals. Let the games continue. Go Cubs.


  1. Thanks so much for taking precious time to keep us updated on your family! I'm so glad Malorie and Micah already have a buddy - Congratulations to Justin and Jodi!
    Now stop reading this and get back to the fam!
    Blessings and much love!

  2. awww, you guys all look so happy to be parents. great picture!! can't wait to get down there and help y'all out in a few weeks.


  3. It gets easier to find some time to play when they are a bit older. Our girls spend all their time in their bedroom playing now. They ignore us for hours. Sometimes I miss the days when we had to hold one all the time.