Monday, November 30, 2009

Melissa's Top Ten things I learned over my Thanksgiving break

10) Nick will not react well if you put him in a collared shirt, but he will adapt to it because he thinks Benihana is pretty cool!
9) Nick does not need a lot of food to make him happy on Thanksgiving. Greg will be eating this stuff for lunch for 2 weeks.
8) If you tell Nick something scares the dog he will do it repeatedly to torture her. NOT NICE!
7) Nick can sleep through a 20 pound dog jumping on top of him
6) Nick and Greg will move very quickly for free Doritos at Costco
5) Be careful how you pronounce someone's name, you might never hear the end of it.
4) Nick is not at good at that NCAA game as he thought.
3) Desmond Howard is not smart enough to realize he is fighting with a teenager on twitter.
2) Nick & Greg will forever hold out hope for an Irish win.
1) It is almost as funny to watch Greg try to touch Nick with his feet as it is to watch Greg try to hug my Dad.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend!

Thanksgiving weekend started out with the 100th Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Cincinnati. I didn't run the whole thing, however I think I did good for barely having trained for it. I ran at a 12:03 minute pace and ran the entire race in 1:14:48. I then went back to the house and did some clean up because Melissa's brother was coming in from Florida. We started making some of the food for Thanksgiving Dinner, since Melissa's brother flew in on thanksgiving evening we moved our dinner to Friday. We drove to the airport to pick up Melissa's brother and had our "Thanksgiving Dinner" at a CrackerBarrel Restaurant. We then drove home and Nick and I traded jabs in NCAA 2009 on xBox 360, that was after April turned into peeing fountain when she saw Nick. I would say that she peed close to a half a gallon of pee.
The next morning we had to get up and start making the food for our
Thanksgiving Dinner. Nick and I brought our total of NCAA games to a 3 - 3 tie. Melissa took a nap and then we cooked the turkey a little too fast and were about an hour a head of schedule. We sat down and ate our dinner and Melissa's brother just had turkey, cranberries sauce, and mashed potato's. We had so much food left over. Tomorrow we are taking Nick out to Benihana for his annual Christmas dinner.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Dude You Broke My Wife

Today was our second ultrasound. The doctor walked in and I said: “Dude, you broke my wife!” Everyone laughed and we started the procedure. He said everyone looks good, good size, and we even got to see the hearts beating. He said see this pulsating blob right here, that’s the first heart beating. He then showed us the second heart beating. It was so neat. Melissa and I looked at eachother and we were so happy. Melissa said that there had better be 2 babies in her stomach due to the sickness and sleepiness. I have told Melissa that I don’t care what we have, boy – boy, boy – girl, girl – girl as long as they are healthy. We added the US photo to the fridge, along with the other one. I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL THEY ARE BORN, I AM REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THEM BEING HERE. The midnight feedings, long hours of no sleep, diapers, bottles, laundry, DOESN’T IT SOUND GREAT!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Eat, Sleep, Puke – And The Babies Aren’t Even Born Yet

Well it’s official, Melissa has morning sickness. She can’t seem to keep anything she eats down. Last night I made her dinner, she tried some of it but ended up gagging on it  Now I know my cooking may be bad but not that bad. She is always tired too. I don’t think she has made it past 8 PM, if not 7:30 PM when she usually goes to bed by 9 PM. She called the doctor today and they said she could take a B6 pill 3 times a day. I hope it works cause even 1 baby needs lots of nutrients and food, let alone 2 babies.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A Lazy But Busy Weekend!

After a slow week at work, it's been a pretty lazy weekend so far. I use the term busy in the title of my post because last night we cleaned the kitchen, picked up the living room, put the laundry away and made the bed and cleaned the bedroom. I am currently watching the Irish have a mental lapse as they are losing to Navy by 14. I hope they can turn the game around and win this game. They will need to win it to stay in the BCS hunt. Tomorrow the Buffalo Bills don't play so I imagine we will walk the dogs, watch some TV and hava a nice relaxing day, assuming we get the clothes put away tonight :-)!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Two for One Special

Today, Melissa & I went to our first sonogram appointment at the doctor's office. Melissa had been trying to not get to excited in case something went wrong however I'll admit it, I was anxious and excited! The doctor asked, "How are we doing?" and I said "She is always hungry." to which he said, "Well, I can give you a couple of reasons why that is!” We both knew what that meant, TWINS! We were excited and stunned! I couldn't stop grinning from ear to ear. Check out the sonogram piture and you can see 2 dark blobs signifying two babies. We called our parents to tell them the good news and went to have breakfast to celebrate. I was a space cadet the rest of the day. Melissa and I are so happy we have been blessed with this gift. We'll keep you informed!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Niagara Mini-Marathon Complete - We Both Made It!

Well we are one week removed from our trip to Buffalo for the Niagara Falls Mini-Marathon and I can't believe that we have a Mini-Marathon under our belts. Melissa and I ran the race together and I started to have some foot pain around mile marker 5 so we decided to slow our pace but move like the tortise (slow and steady wins the race). It was great seeing and hearing all the high school sports teams and groups along the way cheering us on and supplying us with water and gatorade. It was funny, at mile marker 3 I could see Niagara Falls and I turned to Melissa and said look and she just started laughing. At mile 11 though, we both looked and said: "That's not so scary and far now!" We crossed the finish line in just under 3 hours and they even annouced our names! I look forward to my next Mini and my first full Marathon!
Naturally, any trip to Buffalo means that we are coming home with some Buffalo food! Saturday night we went to Tops, a local supermarket, and picked up the following:
  • Case of LaBatt Blue
  • 6 Cans of Grandma Browns Beans
  • 4-5 Bottles of Weber's Spicy Mustard.
We also had a post race celebration friends luncheon at The Anchor Bar (Home of the Chicken Wing). We took Monday off for the drive and then got ready to head out of town. We ran to J.C. Penny's for some Bills hats and clothes and then we were on to Tim Horton's to pick up some Tim Bits, Mighty Taco for lunch and some to go for lunch the next day, and then we called ahead to La Nova Pizzeria and had them make a large Peperonni Pizza and a double order of Bar-B-Q wings, with extra blue cheese. I don't know what it is about Buffalo blue cheese but there is just something about it and you can't get it better any other place. I took the week off of exercising to recover from the Mini-Marathon (and my waistline noticed) but tonight I was back on the case again running a 3 mile jog. I need to start training for the Turkey Trot. Talk to you soon!