Monday, July 21, 2014

My Sunshine(s)

I wanted to officially record that these guys were gone for 16 days while Gary and I tried to work on the #wittyhomereno. It was a long stay at their Moomie's, but there's no doubt they enjoyed themselves at the farm. 
They were spoiled to the core. Free as can be. And wore out til their little bodies could just no more...
Ima just take a second to thank Apple for inventing FaceTime and whoever invented Snapchat (the app) too, because it made it possible to see them when I really missed them. 
And I missed them something fierce, my heart ached knowing I was not there watching them grow up. But I was having too much "fun" here in our remodeling adventure as well. I put 'fun' in quotations because it wasn't fun at all.
It was arduous, painful work which we are still recovering from. 
My awesome sister decided that she would love to help with painting my walls and made her way down from Fort Worth. Paint director, check. She is basically the only one I trust with paint, because I was not about to let Gary go near a paint roller. Ha! 
We made Home Depot our third home and made ourselves comfy in the paint department. Choices, choices, choices. 
Do you know how brain wracking is choosing the right paint color? Such a task. And an important one too! 
But let's not talk about paint just yet. Let's talk about how Leo absolutely loves his cousin Elena. He loves her very much. 
He was absolutely, tremendously curious about her. But Elena? Not so much. Can you tell why? 
It was such a battle to work and keep babies happy. I'm gonna go ahead and admit that I'm not exactly sure how we pulled it off, but we actually managed to paint ceilings and walls and make them look finished!!! Between my sister and I, there were about 148,082 diapers changed, 293 pounds of food consumed (half of that by baby Leo) and about half a billion minutes spent trying to rock them to sleep so we could actually accomplish something, anything, each day for almost two weeks. Babies don't like being ignored....
But we did what we could. If it hadn't been for her, I would have been such a mess, I'm notorious for being scatter-brained, you know? She was like my compass, always pointing me in the right direction, keeping her cool like a boss.
She did make several executive decisions...
So that was that. It was needed, appreciate and learned from. Thank you, Caren. And I miss ya. 
And then we finally picked up the boys...oh my heart. I was so excited, awaiting their hugs and kisses and endless stories about their uncle who's so mean to them because he calls them turkey butts. All of it I missed. 
And I finally got them back. All stinky and rough, but I had them in my arms. Can you tell how much they complete me? 
Mucho. They are and will always be my babies. My everything. 
I am forever endebted to our family for always being there when we need them. Always providing when we can't. Always lending us all their helping hands so that our family can make it. Without them, we would be nothing but poor, lost and rough souls just scraping by. Thank you everybody for helping us out, we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.