>This one never made my list

>I worked from home today and after our sitter left, I put the girls down for their afternoon nap.

I proceeded to eat lunch and get ready to do a little more work, when I heard a lot of chattering and asking “where paci go?” over the monitor. I decided to go back upstairs and hopefully solve any problems and get them settled back down.

I did paci distribution, two diaper changes, more kisses, and wishes of sweet dreams.

I went back downstairs and did some work, but kept hearing chatter every now and then over the monitor. I decided not to go back upstairs, because I figured they would quiet down and I would just make it worse.

About two hours after they normally go down, I could still hear someone moving around so I decided to go inspect.

I was shocked at what I saw next.

Two totally naked babies who had thrown all of their clothes, diapers, blankies and books into the floor. The funniest thing was that Maddy was wide awake (with a puddle in her crib), while Libby was sound asleep, snoozing with her bum up in the air.

I really wish I would have grabbed my camera, but I was in such shock, I really didn’t know what to do first. Needless to say, sleepsacks at naptime are going to have to be reinforced. Yes, they make them big enough for 2 year olds (and even older.)

So, if the 3’s are supposed to be the new 2’s, then what are the 2’s? Causation for early afternoon drinking?

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>blink of an eye

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I was gone on an overnight retreat this weekend and I swear that Maddy and Libby grew while I was gone. One night = taller, bigger, more words, putting together sentences, crawling up into tall chairs, etc.

Can you believe we are on the countdown to 2? In two weeks!?

I leave you today with a little cuteness, in my opinion.

>Hydrangea love.

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I love hydrangeas. I used them in our wedding and thought they were perfect.

When we looked at our house, I will admit that I was so excited to see 4 different hydrangea bushes around the yard. I would still love to plant more, along with more peony bushes, and daffodils.

We didn’t cut them back last year like you are supposed to, so they are probably a bit overgrown in “proper” hydrangea standards, but does it really matter when you look out and see their beautiful blooms?

These particular bushes have changed colors since we’ve lived here. I really remembering them being a greenish shade, then they moved to white, and now part of the bush is blue. It’s really amazing and the color is supposedly based on the soil acidity.

I wish they would bloom all year round, but I guess I wouldn’t appreciate them as much if they did.

>On my list

>Has anyone read the New York Times article of the new book, “Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man?”

I was intrigued by just reading the article and can’t wait until it releases next month. It almost feels wrong to want to read a story about someone spiraling out of control, but I am fascinated by taking a look into Bill Clegg’s life. I loved “A Million Little Pieces” too, and I don’t care whether it was real, or embellished.

What are you reading this summer?

>Bad phone photos = Wednesday rambling blog post

>I have always loved the color lime green until I saw this today.

Really? Why would you choose this color for your Jag?! Or for any car?

Later, I caught Libby trying out my shoes. Yep, I probably walk that slowly in some of my shoes, too.

I also had to share a comment from one of our baby sitters this afternoon. I was holding Maddy after huge meltdowns from both Maddy and Libby over water in sippy cups. It was mayhem and our sitter stayed around until the chaos calmed down and everyone was happy again.

I had walked into the kitchen while holding Maddy when our sitter grabbed a tissue and said “Excuse me, let me get this. You have a huge booger on your shoulder.” Nice, huh? Have I mentioned that glamour is my middle name?