09 June 2010

slacker party of one

that would be me. I just havent had TIME to sit and post a well thought out blog. or at least a blog that makes sense. my life has been a crazy jumble ever since bubble left. I've been busy taking care of the boys and just trying to keep my head above the water...it works most days. there are the days that I stumble and sink under for just a little bit. (fruity cheerios may keep them entertained, but are not HEALTHY for breakfast.)

some other news is also keeping me on the couch (or wishing, since chasing two 12 month olds doesnt really allow time for naps.) but we cannot discuss that until later this month. its a good thing, just have to make sure that everything is in order first :)

waiting for my pizza to get here...yum.

and if i've said it once, i've said it a million times, i have the BEST friends out here that a girl can ask for. the BEST. i dont care what anyone says...these girls are just awesome.

22 May 2010

Happy Birthday Little Dudes

Happy Birthday to Big W and J-Man...

They turn ONE today!!

20 May 2010

Here We Go Again...

No longer gearing up for deployment season...its upon us. The boys are realizing it's here and they are NONE too happy about it. A couple days from now everything will hopefully be settled down and we'll be back into the routine of things while we're in deployment mode. We'll get it all down pat and then Bubble will come home!

I'm lucky to have some pretty amazing friends out here...I can honestly say that some of them are like my family. We do everything together and the next couple months will prove that. I'm glad that I have the rocks out here that I so desperately need sometimes, even though I like to think I'm fiercely independent, I know deep down I'm more of a people dependent person - it helps time go by MUCH faster if you are with someone almost everyday.

I'm thankful for all my bloggies too - keeping up with your lives reminds me that I'm not the only military spouse out there going through this same stuff - and while I may not comment all the time (having two 1 year olds takes a lot of work!) I do read everyday, so dont think that you're out there alone :)

right now...I need to take my little behind up to bed and sleep. 

17 May 2010

Busy Busy

It's been a crazy week around here...thus no blog post. Sorry.

Um...still gearing up for deployment, both Bubble and I have been sick...no sign the twins have it YET. Plus another announcement that will come at a later date ;)

Had the boys birthday party yesterday since Bubble is going to be gone for their actual birthday...it was a BLAST! Mickey Mouse Clubhouse was our theme :)

Was too cute - the boys loved eating their cake, or rather, wearing the cake. I do think they ate some too! They looked like they ate smurfs by the time it was all said and done though!!

07 May 2010

Military Spouse Appreciation

They say that the hardest thing in the military is to be the military spouse...even my husband says it. Some days I believe it, some days I dont. (depends on what story Bubble just finished telling me..:D) Most days I believe it. We are EVERYTHING while they are gone - from the Mom, to the Dad, from the plumber, to the exterminator. Everything that has to be done, has to be done by us...with little to no complaints. Personally, I dont mind it - sometimes it gets stressful (I hate killing spiders or disposing of the mice that we trap) but I do it bc I love my husband and what he has decided to do for our country and all that mushy stuff. I'm so proud of him, and what he does that it makes it worth it...and I know that on the other end of the deployment, or underway, or even work day...I will see his face and that is enough to keep me going.

So to all you other MilSpouses that read this (and I know I have a few) thank you for being you...and thank you for being the "other" half of your sailor, solider, airman, marine, or coastie. 

And since its Military Appreciation MONTH, I also appreciate the families of our service members too!

05 May 2010


Ah, what is it about silly musical shows that get me? I guess its just the fact its a no brainer show, and I dont really have to think, plus the music doesnt hurt :) Its one of those shows that I relate to I guess...I can imerse myself completely in the show and just not think about everything else either.  It actually motivates me to get stuff done around here. Which I am GOING to get the house completely unpacked before the boys turn one...that gives me 17 days.

Been a couple crazy couple days...had a surprise visit from the Bubble yesterday - that was nice! Only for a couple hours, but at least he got to come home for the night. Its a catch 22, I love seeing him, but it makes it that much harder to say goodbye again. *sigh* Thankful for my friends out here, bc they help a lot with keeping me busy and my mind off of EVERYTHING else. We've been going to the pool and stuff, which is nice...but my skin and eyes would love it if we stayed in while the VOG is around. Vocanic Fog...BLECH.

Expect the next couple posts to be like this...kinda all over the place...and I'm okay with that.

01 May 2010

Love/Hate Relationships

I have a love/hate relationship with the beach...I love being outside and on the water and just listening to every sound the ocean makes...but the sand gets EVERYWHERE. I cleaned sand out of baby buttcracks, fat folds, hair, mouths, you name it, I got sand out of it today...but we all had fun, so its worth it!

Went and saw some pretty cool sea turtles today - so THAT was awesome sauce. Those things are freaking huge. My goodness. Watched a few come in and sun bathe too. Looks like such a struggle to get up on the beach, I feel bad for em - so big and low to the ground and all that. Man. They really are beautiful creatures though...I have pictures!!

This post is kinda sloppy, but I'm in the process of desanding the house and myself - and I would forget all this stuff if I didnt post now!!

OHHH! Got to talk to Bubble today while they were hanging out, love that he can randomly text and stuff while they have some down time. Makes time go faster...not that we have too much time left...then comes the big deployment!

30 April 2010

At the MilSpouse Blog Hop!

I'm Meeshie, a stay at home mommy to two adorable 11 month twin boys Big-W and J-Man(They'll be a year old May 22!!) I'm Bubble's wife,  he's a Submariner in the Navy. We are stationed at Joint Base Pearl Harbor/Hickam and we love everything about living here in Hawaii, but miss our family on the mainland... We're gearing up for deployment season, which will be our last for the next couple years since Bubble is going to shore duty in November. I love music, and scrapbooking...it's a lot of fun :)

29 April 2010


This post is about poop. More specifically what Big-W does with his poop. If you dont wanna know, then go check out another blog...there are gonna be pictures at the end, so if that isnt your cup o tea, then head on elsewhere :) I figure most of the people that read this are moms, so we're all pretty schooled in the category of poop!

I got up this morning...and to my surprise, found Big-W COVERED in poop. We're talking head to toe, diaper off and on the floor covered in poop. So was the sheet, and the crib. And it REEKED in there. J-Man thought it was hilarious and was giggling like crazy...(so glad he didnt do it too!)

Threw Big-W in the tub, where I lost it on the poor kid bc he was standing and not sitting like a good boy so i could depoop him...I immediately felt horrible bc he threw the puppy face on and then started wailing like I hurt his feelings. OY.  Took me an hour to get all the poop off his crib, which was just in time for NAP time, where they currently are. Hopefully I dont walk into another poopy mess.

26 April 2010

Moving On...

I'm writing this while the boys are up, only because they are my inspiration for this post. (They are just too cute NOT to be inspirational!) 

Sometimes I wish I could revert back to babyhood...or even toddlerhood. It makes me laugh how Big W can imagine that his blocks box is a car and just push it around on the floor for hours (and make me cringe bc of the sound it makes on the tile) and I wonder whats going on in his head. Is he pretending he's driving a famous racecar? Or maybe he's got a truck? Who knows. He just keeps this look of determination on his face, and then will squeal with delight when he finally accomplishes whatever it is that his baby brain comes up with. 

J-Man is the same way, only he has a fascination with balls. He LOVES anything that rolls or that he can throw. (not that he doesnt throw just about everything, but you know what I mean) He gets frustrated when he drops them behind him, but then turns around and acts like he meant to do it or something. It seems so simple...maybe its not, and maybe they are just as stressed out as us big people, only they ignore it and move on with life, and dont care that life is hard they just smile and get on with it. Who knows.


24 April 2010

Everything Has a Beginning, Everything an End

Well blog o' sphere...some sad news here.

We lost the baby...not sure why or how, or even when...all I know is that it happened around a week or so ago, and my body has just now decided to let me know! I'm sad, but at the same time I guess its a blessing in disguise bc in reality we cannot afford to have another baby right now.

I dont wish this pain on anyone though. The physical pain I am in right now sucks. Bubble left yesterday, so he knows, but cant do anything for me. Thankfully I have some pretty awesome friends that are here for me...I thank God for them everyday, but especially during trying times.

21 April 2010

Hello? Unpacking Fairy?

I wish there was an unpacking fairy. I'm far too tired to take care of two 11 month olds and unpack a whole house...even with Bubble's help. Every time we empty a box it feels like it multiplies and there are a couple more that just appear. I dont think it will ever end!

The good news is, the kitchen and the boys' room are both about 95% done. Have some clothes to put away and some dishes to find still, but it feels good knowing that they are almost done. Our room is a mess, and so are the living room and the "office/dining room" we have a dining room table under all these boxes...at least I think we do.

OH! we also have seen two more mice...making total of 4 since we moved in. Housing suggests we get a cat. I'm really starting to dislike housing out here...but it is what it is.

19 April 2010

Welcome Home (again)

We've done it. As we speak, Bubble is over at the old house finishing the final walk through and handing over the keys to the old house. Thank goodness its over. Well...sort of. Now comes the undaunting task of unpacking the new house. With two babies...thats insane.

A lot has happened in the month I've been absent from my home here on the interwebs. a brief rundown:

- We are expecting baby number three in November! I must be insane...epic failure of birth control, number two.  Hoping for a girl...and its for sure just one baby growing in there!!

-Wont be able to make it home in October anymore due to said baby.

-Went to the 110th Enlisted Submarine Birthday Ball...and had a freaking good time.

thats really all...we are gearing up for deployment season...I dread it, but at the same time, look forward to it. Weird. I know.

Hope all is well in blogtopia...will be catching up on everything (some events I've followed via twitter/facebook) but I will still be slow at it (currently "borrowing" internet from an unsuspecting neighbor...shhh.)

19 March 2010

Packing, Always Packing

Oh, how I was spoiled by the Navy packing us from Connecticut to Hawaii...now we're doing a "DIY" move to our new house here on the island, and boy...even with 26 days to move, I dont think its all gonna get packed in enough time. But I'm looking at the upside!

We're going to be moving to Ford Island, which is behind a gate...with a guard and a gun! I'm pretty excited that I'll just feel safe again, that I dont mind the stress of moving so much.

My friend also has has some bad luck in the house department...someone was drunk driving on St. Patty's day and hit their house! There is a huge hole in the house and it shifted the bathroom itself about 2 inches into the house. Needless to say, they are moving as well...on housings dollar.

The craziness continues...promise more blogging will happen...might just be after April 15!! Our internet gets shut off at this house tomorrow - so will be trying to update from the good ole iPhone!

11 March 2010

Homecoming = Ball Rolling

Bubble got home yesterday, and promptly took care of a couple of big issues that have been happening here recently...we may be completing the fastest move I have ever done if everything goes the way it needs to. There has been a lot of drama with the neighbors, and our car was broken into and things stolen...I'm pretty sure there has been a home break-in attempt as well. Needless to say, I do not feel safe where we currently live. I believe that since the command is involved that we will be moving to a place where I feel safer...preferably behind a gate that you have to have a military ID to access us!

Its just a matter of sitting and waiting!

07 March 2010

So Close, but So Far...

I have the insatiable urge to get my house finished before Bubble gets back from this underway. Hahahahaha...yes, go ahead and laugh because there ain't no way in H that its gonna be accomplished. I just want Bubble to see that I work hard here too while he is away...I guess I'm afraid he will see a huge mess (bc lets face it, how clean and neat can a house with two 9 month olds really be?) and just think that I sat around and just blew off any kind of house keeping while he was gone. I know what will happen though...I'll get the house done and he'll get everything figured out with our neighbors and their harassment, ('nother story for another day) and then we'll move. Which I would be thrilled about, bc we'd be away from the Em Effers that we dont want to call our neighbors...we'll see. He's not gonna be happy that I'm gonna be all up his butt when he walks off that boat to get things done before he has to leave again...

Better get to work while the twins sleep! 

06 March 2010

Remember All The Things We Wanted...

Another day...another dollar? Only I dont really earn dollars...I earn smiles. And I love the mounds of smiles I get everyday! I wish that I could go back to school and do what I want to do...but I dont see that REALLY happening until much later in my life. And really, I'm okay with it, I enjoy staying at home with the boys while Bubble goes and does the military thing...if anything, the boys need that constant person in their life. I guess thats kinda how I've justified things...never thought I would be a stay at home mom. If you would have asked me 4 years ago when I was finishing my freshman year at Bellarmine and trying to figure out just what I wanted to do and settle into a routine of school. I'm not knocking it...being a stay at home mom rocks.

End rant...I guess thats what this is - sounds more like I'm complaining or something...

but now...i'm going out with my girls bc there is one husband here and he offered to watch the babies while they were all sleeping. YAAAY!

28 February 2010

No Swimming Needed!

The tsunami came and went, and we didnt see much of anything! It was cool to watch the water drain out of the bays and stuff - but nothing really ever came of it! I dont ever wanna go through that again. Probably the worst natural disaster I can think of other than an earthquake bc you know its coming, you just dont know how bad its gonna be. Would take a hurricane/tornado/snowstorm anyday...bc you know sorta whats gonna happen! Its like...whoa.

Luckily I have some pretty awesome friends out here that had spent the night and we all dealt with it together. Thank goodness for that - I'm not sure how I would have done otherwise...

Only a little bit of time before Bubble gets back...I cant wait. For whatever reason, this underway feels like its been FOREVER long. And this is a short one!

boys want some lunch - then I have to finish putting the house in order post tsunami!

27 February 2010

Can You Swim?

Tsunami warning for the state of Hawaii...grrreat.

ugh. got everything ready if we need to evacuate!

22 February 2010

And So It Begins...

Yes...I forsee the next  few weeks being blogless, or at least just little hellos to let everyone know I'm alive and kicking here on this island (well...the two of you that even READ this blog. why I still do it...more for me, and no one else?)

See, with Temporary Single Mom Syndrome you run short on time...and whatever time you DO have you use it for adult conversation with other people...or you clean your house. Its AMAZING the amount of stuff there is to do around here. I'm so used to sharing the responsibility with Bubble, that now, taking care of the house AND the kids...man. By the end of the night, all I wanna do is fall into bed, let alone clean my house. But I do it...bc I love my Bubble and everything that I have to do because he has to go away. *end rant*

Speaking of my babies...they are 9 months old. NINE.MONTHS.OLD...gah. 9 months ago today I ended my two days of labor with the cutest babies on the planet (maybe I'm biased...) and began a roller coaster of crazy events. I'm happy to say that everything is STILL looking good on the development department. J-Man has a bit of a lag, but thats to be expected being 7 weeks early AND being so sick a month after birth. (He had severe Group B Strep Meningitis) Big W is actually ahead of where he should be after being 7 weeks early. They amaze me more and more everyday with everything they learn...

now, if you will excuse me...I have to go run through my house and tidy up a bit so I can SLEEP.

(ps...I love my Hawaii Family. They are making my life much more bearable while Bubble (and their husbands) are away. Thank goodness for these people or I would be bald.)  

19 February 2010

Temporary Single Mom Syndrome

Ah yes...no more guessing games. The boat left. And while I know when it will return...I cannot say. It wont be long, but I've entered single mom mode. I feel like superwoman at first...I accomplish so much alone that I dont normally...like giving the boys a bath. At the same time. Without anyone drowning, standing up, or getting water everywhere. Love it.

Friends and I are going to be having a sleepover tonight...movies, playing with kiddos, and PIZZA. its gonna feel like high school all over again, and I love it...bc I hate being in my house alone at night!

I hear little people, and I'm sure the DISH guy is going to be here soon to install the satellite. ahhh...it never ends!

18 February 2010


Once the boat figures out what they are doing...then I'll be making a regular appearance. All I know is, I'm tired of saying "goodbye" day after day...only to say "oh hi..." every night!

16 February 2010

Never Know...

Ugh...so annoyed with the "yes, we're leaving...no, we cant leave yet...okay, we're leaving. Scratch that, we arent leaving now..." that Bubble's boat keeps doing. The poor guy has had his bag packed and on the boat for a while now! We are so used to it...just sucks bc never know when that goodbye is gonna come or if he's gonna get to tell the boys and what not. Just frustrating!

Went on a hike today...with a baby on my front, and a friend was nice enough to carry the other one too!!! We made it about halfway then decided to turn around. The boys had had enough, and so had we!

Nothing really going on - just trying to figure out if my husband is going or if they're staying! SO FRUSTRATING!

14 February 2010


I'm so lucky, this year I have THREE valentines! I knew that we were gonna have boys this time last year, but they are in the flesh now and are so cute! I went to get them up this morning and Big W was in his crib standing and dancing! J-Man just was laughing at him from his crib...those two are probably the best thing that has ever happened to me - they can brighten up your day with just a smile!!

Bubble is still here, so yay!! We get to celebrate together...not that we're doing anything. We're cleaning the house and then hanging out with some friends later on today. Bubble better get the TV in our room hung on the wall too! yeah!

10 February 2010

Cranky, Party of Two...

The boys are going through the worst stage ever...they are SO cranky and clingy. And they FIGHT all the time. I get a break when Bubble gets home bc they havent seen him all day so they follow him around and want his attention...its crazy. They've NEVER been like this before so I dunno if its the age, or what...

I've got every intention to write a real blog post, but I just got the boys down so I need to get everything I can done while they are sleeping! Hopefully when Bubble gets home he'll just take them so I can finish!!

05 February 2010

Lack of Motivation

Ugh. I hate how when Bubble is on duty my motivation level to do ANYTHING other than hangout with the kiddos slips below zero. I just lounged around with the boys yesterday, while I should have been getting the house picked up since we're having people over on Sunday for the super bowl...

..it scares me really. The boat is leaving for such and such a time, and I'm afraid that I wont want to do ANYTHING while they are gone. I dunno what it is, but I work better if there is someone here to distract me! So backwards. Oy. Even turning up the music didnt really help me yesterday - blech. And I know what Bubble is gonna say when he walks in the door this afternoon..."did you get anything done yesterday?"

and I will promptly tell him that I snuggled with two of the cutest, snottiest babies on the planet.

04 February 2010

bath tub babies

J-Man and Big W taking a bath, trying to clear out some of the sinus issues they've been having. Seemed to work for a while...

and in other news...Bubble has talked to the detailer. It LOOKs like we're staying out here. He'll go to the school he wants to go to, hopefully have leave for E^2's wedding in October, and then will head to shore duty at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. We shall see, we shall see.


Ashley over at Raising Brats just gave me my first award EVER and I am so thrilled about it! :) Thank you so much!

Its the Honest Scrap Award
"The Honest Scrap award comes with a caveat or two. First, you have to tell your readers ten things about you they may not know, but that are true. Second, you have to tag 10 people with the award. Third, let all the people you've given the award to know that they've gotten it (comment on their blogs or something). And finally, make sure you link back to the person who awarded you."

Ok, ten things y'all may not know about me...
1. I love Pineapple on my pizza!!

2. I love taking pictures of random people, but I'm afraid they'll think I'm stalking/being weird. 

3. I'm a Kelly Clarkson fanatic (some people already know this :)) and I've seen her 12 times in concert in the last three years...
4. I want to join the military...just dont know what branch or when. (have till im 34 to go in with my commission!)

5. I am jealous of people who had a real wedding...I got married on a pier in a tshirt and jeans. I feel like I got jipped out on something.

6. Bubble and I keep journals when the boat is away, and then trade when they pull in so we can see what the other person has done while we're apart. 

7. I miss being pregnant, but am in no hurry to get back there! 

8. I would love to take a cooking class, and know what I'm talking about when I actually DO try and cook.

9. I dont like being alone - I get very scared on duty days and while the boat is gone bc I'm afraid someone, or something is going to get me! 
10. I love to move...something about starting over makes it that much more fun. (Plus, if I didnt make it fun, our move across the ocean would have SUCKED)

and...since I only have like two followers, I'll get back to you on the whole "nominating" people

03 February 2010

Home Theater?

We just used our tax return...on a 60 inch TV and a sectional couch...we're living the kooshy life now, folks. Bubble hates our current couch bc of the lack of longness. (he's 6'6" so...) This couch comes with an ottoman too! And takes up the rest of our living room...but I am not complaining...I can take a comfy nap on it now! When we get it delivered and what not, I'll let you see! Our kiddie corral takes up half the living room, and now this couch is going to fill the rest. We need a bigger house. HA!

I have a feeling this TV will be the demise of ever getting anything done. Its HD, and 60". What man isnt going to just sit on the new couch, feet up, and marvel in all that is manly with 60" of...well...Television. OY. Then again, I might be guilty of that as well...eep.

now, on to waiting for the Bubble to get home, then while he's putting up the TV and watching babies (yes, i'm asking him to multi-task!) I'm gonna run to Tripler with a friend and then to Babies R' Us for bumpers and soothing vapor baby bath to place Big W in...hopefully THAT will help him out. Poor kid, cant really breathe  and coughs like he's a smoker. 

02 February 2010

Friends of Naval Fire Department

We've gotten to be REAL good friends with the Naval Fire Department out here....Jason, for whatever reason, keeps getting his legs stuck in the slats in his crib. Not sure how to keep that from happening! Bumpers are out, he winds up getting his leg underneath the bumper and stuck still - so anyone out there in cyberland have any pointers? The fire department doesnt MIND coming to get him out, but they are starting to know us by name...

not to mention Jason has bruises all up his upper leg from getting it stuck all the time!!

01 February 2010

Sunny Hawaii Cant Keep The "Cold" Away

Well we are not safe from the evil cold virus monster here in Hawaii. We all have it...other than J-man, and I'm sure his turn is coming.

I got it first, then bc since I'm home with the twins the most...Big W came down with it. Poor kid. He sounds like he is going to cough up his lung every time he starts coughing. I wish there was more we could do for him...we've started to use the humidifier in their room - I know its just a matter of time before J-Man gets it. Those two swap more drool than any two kids I know. It's a moot point to try and clean the toys too - they both just slobber and swap them anyway.

Bubble has it too - I TOLD HIM! He doesn't listen. I was purposely avoiding any bodily contact with him...he didnt like that so kissed me anyway. And now...he's sick too!! Lucky for me, he's not like most men, he wont complain...too much.

our massive Jenga tower we had going on at game night. YIKES. 34 levels. holy geebus. I look quite nervous its going to come crashing down.

...and there it went.

I have a few things to say about the Grammys...but that is another day, another post. Now I'm gonna go cuddle up to sickly Bubble (well...a wall of pillows NEXT to Bubble) and watch Dexter...thats my guilty pleasure show :)

28 January 2010

Not Too Fast...

It seems my body is telling me to slow down. I was putting Big W down for bed two nights ago and I felt something in my back pop and was in the worst pain imaginable. We're talking worse than my back labor with the twins. I've NEVER felt anything like that before in my life. We decide I should go to Tripler and get checked out...thank goodness for friends who came to sit at the house while the boys slept...fast forward about 4 hours...and I've been told I sprained my back. WHO DOES THAT?! They gave me some awesome IV drugs to help relax my muscles...and sent me home. Again, thank you to the Atkins' for sitting at our house until 2am! I'm doing much better now, still hurts, but not NEARLY as bad. Luckily its an Army hospital we went to, so they ordered Bubble to be on quarters for two days. Today is the first day he's gone back to work since I sprained my back, and it hurts to pick up the boys, but its got to be done. I'm not running to them every time they cry, but I still feel bad I'm not giving them the attention they want. 

Speaking of Big W...he can pull himself up on stuff now. Bubble went in to get them up from a nap, and lo and behold: 

There was Big W standing in all his glory. He now tries to pull up on everything he can... J-Man is trying to follow suit, but cant figure out how his brother does it!

Big W pulling up on Bubble, J-Man trying to figure out how to use daddy as a jungle gym too! I love my little family - this picture of Bubble with the boys really shows how much he loves being home with them, and how much our world revolves around these two little dudes...and I wouldnt have it any other way.

25 January 2010


This will be my first post of many in regards to the Olympics. I LOVE the Olympic games. It's one time that the whole world comes together to compete...in peace. If that makes ANY sense. in 17 days are the opening ceremonies...and I cannot wait. I've got everything mapped out to watch, DVR, and skip over. I'm thrilled about watching it - comes at a good time too - right after football season!

i got the boys team usa onesies from the TeamUsa.com store...but once the official olympic store comes out with baby items I'll buy em something else too...along with something for me. I have something from every Olympic games...even though I've never been. I'm going between these three items:

I dunno which of those I will actually get, but we'll see. Lemme know what you think if you want! Random post, but I'm sick...and so tired of laying around while Bubble takes care of the twins. So I decided to post. I should never be allowed to post while under the influence of cold medication!

23 January 2010

Babble Babble

Oh, the sweet sound of baby talk. The twins are upstairs in their respective cribs, talking themselves to sleep. Or maybe talking each other OUT of sleep...who knows. I dont mind it, as long as they SLEEP. They've been so inconsistent on naps lately that I'm just not sure what to think...I think they might be figuring out that they can fight mommy on naps, but little do they know that I will always win. Because I'm Mommy.

Duty day again. You know, during the week I dont really mind duty days. It's just like a REALLY long work day. But when they fall on the weekend (and that happens at least two weekends in a month) it just stinks. I dunno what it is, but its like it messes up the rhythm of life. I suppose its because I expect him to be home on days that start with S...who knows. Tomorrow when Bubble gets home we're finishing this house once and for all, and he will either take orders from me, or be on kid duty while the little guys are up. His choice!

                 Big W


Speaking of the little guys...they are 8 MONTHS old. Whoa. SLOW down please. The pictures above are from when I got a wild bee up my butt and took baby oil and spiked their hair and made them look CUTE. haha - Big W has this cowlick that only a mother could love so spiking his hair now occurs more often than not when we go out. We call him our mad scientist because of his hair. It's so funny. J-Man just has the best behaved hair, which is not at all like his personality ;)

Ah...that noise I hear, is silence. Means the little dudes fell asleep - now for mommy's lunch!!

16 January 2010


I'm listening to my boyfriend (ahem, Kris Allen...Bubble made fun of me for watching Idol last season and loving every note that came out of this mans mouth, thus calling him my "boyfriend". sad.) But the babies are in bed (thank you to my loving husband, while i went to get groceries, he manned the spoons and fed BOTH of them and put them to bed while I was gone) and we're about to eat dinner, and just enjoy the end of what was a crazy day.

The boat's awards ceremony was today, and the CO wanted to be as informal as possible...so we went to a beach club and cooked out. While we ate, they did awards. I want to be the first to say that this crew is awesome...they made history as the first submarine crew of a Virginia class sub to go under the arctic ice. That is awesome! So to everyone that got awards today, you guys all deserve them...no doubt.

Bubble got his second NAM (Navy Achievement Medal) for the stuff he did in the quick turnaround they had to do in order to get out here to their families. I'm so proud of him. He works his little tooshie off for the boat and the Navy, and I was gonna be REAL angry if he didnt get recognized today. But he did, and we've got to get the star for his ribbon and blah blah.

Dinner is ready, chicken lasagna. YUMM

13 January 2010


I ask you - to pray for the people of Haiti. They are living through Hell right now, and need all the prayers they can get. If you are not a praying person, please send positive thoughts to those people.

If you can assist in anyway - donating items, time packing items, money - ask your local Red Cross how you can help...these people need help from everyone around the world. Dont just think that since everyone else is helping, you dont need to. They need all of our help!!

12 January 2010

Too Early

The one thing I will never really enjoy about having babies is the amount of sleep I dont always get. I've always been adaptable for the varying amount of sleep that I would get in college and whatnot. But anymore, shoot. We've had a couple of bad nights here at the Bubblehead household. Not wanting to go to bed, but dont want to play either. Just want to sit on the living room floor and scream. I swear, our neighbors are gonna have people come out and check up on them bc they scream so loud. So I take them up to bed anyway...and I let them scream. 30 minutes later I go in to try and calm them down, and they stop. I give them both a pat, and then leave. WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH! It was 11 before they finally called it quits and fell asleep. Only to wake up at...6am! It's going to be a long, but fun day! When Bubble gets home he can take care of the crabs so I can get some other stuff done!

Two certain little boys do not want anything to do with actual food, sleeping of any kind, and not sharing. (out of the three, that last one isnt really fair. they're only 7 months. they dont know.) So that means bottles, bottles, and the occasional sippy cup. If I try to give them food - they either: a) dont open their mouths at all; b) eat the food, but sneakily hide it in their cheeks and then drool it out when they get another bite; or c) b, only they forcefully spit out the food they've stored like little fire hoses. I've cleaned oatmeal, rice, smashed peas, bananas and plus some off the chair and floor in the living room. Sigh.

The good news is that once Bubble gets home, he can deal with it...I give up. I dont know what the answer to the riddle is! They like him better than me most days anyway...probably bc they dont have to see his face all day everyday!!!

its time for breakfast!! food...or maybe just a bottle.

11 January 2010

Orange Jello

For some reason, I've been on a Jello kick. You would think after two days in May (that brought us our beautiful baby boys) where Jello was all I was allowed to eat, that I wouldnt want to see or taste Jello for a very long time. But alas, orange Jello is what I'm snacking on today - tomorrow - and probably the next day too.

It's a duty day, and I am trying everything in my power to keep myself entertained in order to keep putting off doing the housework that needs to be done...not that it's a lot of necessary stuff. I firmly believe in me time while the twins are sleeping or actually entertaining themselves and NOT fighting. (who knew at 7 months there would be actual fights...) Both happen pretty rarely, so when I have a moment of peace during the day, the last thing I want to do is stress over everything else. Plus, I work better at night - so after the little dudes head to bed then I'll finish up the must-dos...sounds like a plan to me. Bubble doesnt always think so...but if there are dishes in the sink, they will wait till after dinner to go in the dishwasher!!!

Ah, I hear the sweet babbling of happy babies talking to each other across their room, so until next time...

10 January 2010


So it's been a bit longer then I had planned to get back to the blog, but I'm here! 

We arrived at NAVSTA Pearl Harbor 4 Dec 2009. Cant believe we've been here over a month. Bubble has been here almost two, I'm still getting used to being here and 6000 miles away from everything I've ever known. Bubble went on an underway not more than a week after we got here - nothing like throwing me into the fire. But that's Navy life. Went from having all this help (my mom was still here too!) to NO one all in one day. The boat conveniently left the day my mom went back to the mainland. Oh well. We survived in one piece, no worse for wear. Well, I think I may have less hair, but that's expected with twins right? 

Then came standown. Those in the Navy know that this IS the holiday season for us. Only working on duty days  if not on leave...we had a glorious week with Bubble being on leave. He got to be here for the twins first Christmas, which was a big deal for him. We skyped with my parents on Christmas Eve while the boys opened their presents. Skype is huge. It's been my life saver for keeping in touch with those people I miss dearly on the mainland. If you dont have it, or have it and dont have a webcam...get it. (back to our regular scheduled programming...)

Christmas...wasnt really Christmasy. I dont know if it was because I'm so used to it being 2 degrees out and a foot of snow on the ground and the 80 degree sunshine just threw it off, or if it was being away from family...or a combo of both. We celebrated on the beach with some friends off of Bubble's boat. Then went to said friends house for dinner...our family away from family. That's very important when you're away from everything you've ever known!! 

I'll catch up on New Years a little later...not that I have ANYONE reading this yet. But its nice to pretend :) For now, I'm gonna finish customizing my little part of cyberspace.