Tuesday, May 18, 2010

And then we made a giant scene at the Double Dave's, the end

Becca's Guide to Creating Special Memories:

First, whenever you are trying to get two small children to smile adorably in a picture, the best possible time to do that is immediately after the older one wakes from an unplanned three-hour nap. If you are also running late to meet your husband for dinner at the pizza place, all the better.



Second, when the older one refuses to sit in the grass he routinely spends hours rolling around in because it is scratchy, move everyone to a chair on the porch. When composing your picture, make sure you include your city-issued trash can and recycling bin so that one day you can look back and remember that this picture was taken on a Wednesday.



Third, HEY! HEY HEY HEY! STOP THAT!



Fourth, Oh Hell. OK, everyone off the chair! Charlie, say you're sorry. Say you're sorry. SAYITRIGHTNOW.



Fifth, decide that if everyone is smiling and no one is fighting it really doesn't matter who has his hand in his diaper.



After all, flexibility will be important when we are outnumbered by our children. In late December. Merry Christmas.

27 comments:

Lemonpuss said...

After a few posts involving fatigue and weird food issues a couple months ago, I was hoping/wondering for you. Heartfelt congratulations!

Taylor and Leighton said...

Woohoo! Congrats Becca! I vote for a girl so Sibley has a girl cousin down there to play with.

Kim said...

Congratulations!!!!!

sarah said...

WOOOHOO!!! That is awesome!!! Congrats to you & your family! xoxooxox

Staci said...

WOW!!!!! Congratulations! Hoping for a boy, so you have all the hand me down clothes lined up or for a girl to balance out the testosterone? :-)

jenn_ky said...

Oh wow! Congratulations! I was wondering why there were *two* Big Brother shirts...

Anonymous said...

Could there be any more exciting news! I am so happy for you FOUR.
GGMann

A. said...

Congratulations, how exciting! This really has been a wonderful year for you and your family!

AJU5's Mom said...

Congratulations Becca! I say girl if you want a girl. But, if you don't want a girl, then boy.

Pete the Brit said...

woohoo! Congratulations!!!

Amy said...

OMG a million congrats!!!! Although, as a reader of my blog, I would assume you know three kids can kill you, right? Haha!

Dr. Maureen said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You get to be pregnant without a dissertation hanging over your head this time! So happy for you!

LL said...

Congrats!!! That's so exciting! I just had two other friends announce their pregnancies and they're due right around Christmas too. Your life with two kids has inspired and comforted me in thinking about our own future with two, so I can't wait to hear about your life with three :)

Melissa said...

Congratulations! As soon as I saw the first picture with both boys wearing a Big Brother t-shirt I was like, OMG she's pregnant! That's so cool, and I wish you much luck and joy and a happy and healthy pregnancy!

Hanah said...

AAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steph said...

Congrats! :-)

Alyssa said...

Congratulations!!!!! Yay!!! I was looking at their shirts and was going to ask if you didn't say anything :)

Sarah said...

YAY!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!

Chiconky said...

Congratulations!!

Meika said...

Congratulations! I was wondering about the shirts all the way through the post. Tres clever!

Rima said...

OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG! OMG!

Congratulations! So exciting! I love the way you broke the news, too. I was wondering why both of your boys havee "Big Brother" shirts in the picture.

Courtney said...

Oh yay!!! Congrats! It was strangely easier to go from 2 to 3, than it was to go from 1 to 1. The boys are going to love being big brothers together!

katie said...

Congratulations Becca, Ryan and the boys!!! cant believe the last time i saw you was when Charlie had jsut been born in Lubbock and now you nearly have 3!!! Time flies :)
When im next in Austin we really should meet up

Anonymous said...

Congrats Bec! I'm going to have to buck the trend and say I'm hoping for a third boy. You already have made 2 amazing boys and the world could use one more like them!!
-Lindsay

Duncan Gilman said...

Congratulations to you both - so exciting! Can't wait to visit you on our first trip to Austin, whenever that will be.

Kyla said...

Awwww! Congratulations!

This post was pretty hilarious, too.

brooke said...

Congratulations! As a frequent blog-lurker, I'm so glad to see you making an academic career and parenthood work for you. Your sense of humor about all of it inspires me and I hope to join your ranks before too long!