LOL. It's just the beginning of teething for the girlies, but they already hate it, and so does mommy! Their little gums hurt and they just scream and drool and poop and scream and chew and drool and scream some more. I feel so bad for them! We give them Tylenol to try to help with the pain and we hold and rock them like crazy, but it doesn't always work. Bummer. So far their sleep schedule hasn't suffered too much. Maybe going to bed a bit later or getting up a bit earlier, but all in all not bad. We consider ourselves lucky. Then again, we know the worst is still yet to come.
In other news, we LOVE our nanny.
Best decision we made. If you can afford it, go for a nanny over daycare. The nanny comes to your home so you don't have to take your kiddos out, and she can even help with the baby laundry and dishes. LIFESAVER. And the girls absolutely love her. It makes me kind of jealous to be honest. . .they get so excited to see her, which is great! But I don't think they get that excited to see me!
In girls news, the girlies still haven't rolled over. They just have no desire. They just lay on their tummies during tummy time and scream. Because obviously we don't have enough screaming going on in our household already and need more! HA! Of course they thrash around on the blanket and kick their legs and move their heads around, but that's it. That's the extent of their effort. Slackers =). Oh, and they are refusing to smile for the camera anymore. I think they think that the camera is stealing their little souls or something. I get out the camera and they immediately stop talking and smiling and just stare and glare. I hope it's just a phase!
We went and test drove cars on Sunday. Okay, we're not getting a minivan. I didn't like how they drove (They were so slow to accelerate - I felt like I was driving my 4 cylinder Cutlass Sierra from HS!) and I didn't like how I felt behind the wheel. I felt like a soccer mom. And while I may be a soccer mom in 10 years, I'm not now. I don't know, maybe the Highlander commercials have brainwashed me, but I would really prefer an SUV with all of the amenities of a minivan (which ironically the Highlander doesn't have - in my opinion). Of course the only problem with getting this "perfect" SUV is that this is WAY more expensive than a minivan would be. We found a vehicle that is perfect for our needs - a GMC Acadia - SLT2 package. It has 4 wheel drive, captains chair's in the second row and a 3rd row bench seat, a whole host of amenities including the rear hatch release (just like the minivans), DVD player/entertainment system, leather seats, sunroof, auxillary jacks, navigation system, back up camera and sensors, heated seats, the list goes on and on. The coolest feature was that when I was driving it the speed is actually projected up on the windshield. When the turn signal was on, that also projected onto the windshield, as did the volume for the radio. Craziness. To the tune of $30K for a 2008 craziness. Yikes. A Mercedes SUV from the same year is only a couple thousand more. Yikes again. If you look really hard you can find a 2009 for $30K, but they are usually several states away (I know, because Si has made it his mission to find one of these cars in our price range, regardless of it's location). If you drove it though, I think you'd love it as much as I do. I never should have driven it! Now I can't stop thinking about how awesome it would be to have one. . . . higher car payment here I come. . .boo. . .
Oh, AND the TV went out today - talk about MAJOR DRAMA. 5 days before the 9th annual Super Bowl Shindig AND in the middle of a blizzard. Luckily it was only the bulb (it's a DLP rear projection TV). We had just replaced the $200 bulb in July, so we were irritated that we needed to replace it again, but at least we didn't have to replace the whole TV. And the picture is so nice and bright again! =). Crisis averted!
Okay, that's all for now! I wish we could get a break from the snow, but it is Nebraska in the winter, so its to be expected!! Here are the girls sporting their snowflake outfits fron great grandma while it's snowing like crazy outside! Note that they are sitting up. . .they love to sit up now and hate to lay. They are growing up. Sigh. Have a great night!