Sunday, October 21, 2007

A Second Day in the Life of. . .

Greetings! Here is the second installment of Steph and Kelly's Excellent Adventure. Saturday after we posted (and anxiously awaited replies) the girls and babies went down to the pool while Billy stayed to watch the Crimson Tide wash over whomever they were playing. He also tidied up the apartment while we were gone, which was super. The pool was excellent - had it mostly to ourselves. Caught up on a lot of Hollywood gossip and Wichita gossip. We were there for about three hours.

Steph, Kelly & Billy got cleaned up and went to Arriba's (courtesy of Ed and Nancy) for some fart fodder while Moni stayed by herself (yes, we were concerned) at the apartment to do pregnant lady things. Moni insisted we leave and made sure to keep her phone by her in case she fell and couldn't get up. Arriba's was en fuego! The Arriba's waiter was also en fuego!! Think Jesse Metcalf. Even Billy thought he was hot. We had some adult beverages and Billy may or may not have had a birthday shot of Sauza Tres Generaciones tequila at the coercion of Kelly who was at the coercion of her boyfriend. Good times. We brought back food for Moni. Unfortunately the salsa didn't get packaged with the meal, which was very sad for Moni. But probably also fortunate at the same time since she is eating her meals at least twice. Think cud.

Cousin Mark stopped by and we had a grand time. We think Mark may be trying to woo Monica and Billy into naming him as a Godfather because he brought over cookies (think yummy), flowers and coca-cola classic. We played some games and chatted about anything and everything. Thanks to Aunt Vicki for the "Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader" game (more on that later).

After he left, we checked the blog one more time and retired to our respective quarters. Moni only had two contractions with moderate irritability when she monitored and slept like normal (which isn't very well - up about every two hours - poor thing). Steph and Billy rose with the roosters and went to Church like the good Catholics they are. Kelly really didn't want to leave Moni by herself so she stayed home with her to assist with the composition of this post. Because that's what Bearded Jesus wanted Kelly to do.

1. We found out that we are not, in fact, smarter than fifth graders. Kelly may have to go into therapy.
2. Despite her prior beliefs, Steph now knows that Antelopes DO exist while Jackelopes DO NOT (this rectification occurred after discussion of Moni's copious childhood pets).
3. Billy really hates waiting to find out what his presents are.
4. FedEx delivers on Saturdays, while UPS does not (duly noted by Moni).
5. Antarctica is the world's largest desert with only 2" of precipitation a year (Billy really put it to the fifth graders on that one). The 3 primary colors are red, blue and yellow (the 1st graders really put it to Billy and Mark on that one).
6. There are 12 apostles which means 13 people were at the table in the Last Supper painting by Da Vinci. Heated discussion occurred on both the number of apostles and whether it was actually Mary Magdelan depicted in the picture. Moni and Kelly were spouting off Dan Brown dogma instead of Catholic dogma. Ooops. That's what the media can do to ya. We retracted our comments shortly after a quick Google search. Bless us Father, for we have sinned (unintentionally, of course).
7. Kelly is a bed hog and apparently thinks her sister is her snuggly dog Louis.
8. Moni's belly measures 50" around when standing and 53" around when sitting. That's 129.5 and 135 centimeters, respectively, if you live in Europe (that's a shout out to Tracy and all our fans in the UK). In American, that's 4 feet, 2 inches and 4 feet, 5 inches, respectively!!! That's the size of Lainie or a small pony!!! Amazing!
9. Grass is not indigenous to Phoenix. That doesn't stop the Phoenicians from trying to grow it, God bless 'em.
10. Happy birthday, Sweet William! 2007 has been/will be your year. Go Broncos!!!

Enjoy the pictures!

Kelly, Steph, Billy and Moni

PS - Moni will be 27 weeks along on Monday, October 22nd, 2007.


Stacey Faber said...

Billy, Moni, Kelly & Stephanie-
Fabulous pictures and wonderful post! It's like we're there with you. Kelly & Steph--I love your humor and I know that the two of you have been just what the doctor ordered for Billy & Moni. Thanks for being there and taking the rest of us with you through your awesome posts. Love to you all! Stacey
PS--Happy Birthday, Billy!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Billy! Did you win anything???
Getting ready to go to your twin, Mia's, birthday party. Wish we could be with you too!!
I'll have to bring a bigger present with me when I go there!
Love ya!
Mama Budda

Baby Blog Addict said...

I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now, but this is the first time I comment. I know exactly what you mean by checking your blog all the time for comments, so I didn't want to disappoint. You look great and are blessed to have so much support.

I'm not even sure how I came across your blog. I think I linked to it from Suz's quads or the Tubre quads and I'm not sure how I was first introduced to their blogs either.

What can I say, I'm a baby blog addict. I have one of my own and because of blog addict conversations with all of my friends, I started Check it out.


Courtney said...

ARRRRGGGHHH! I had the BEST message in the whole wide world and it just got deleted. Can you friggen believe that? I swear to you- IT WAS THE BEST MESSAGE EVER. It would have pushed Kelly right out of that favorite first cousin once removed position and put me in the lead. Better luck next time.
I LOVE EVERYTHING YOU HAVE POSTED!! The Moni-o-lantern is all things fantastic. Brilliant. And the pool pictures are amazing! Moni- I think I have a crush on your pregnant bod. That's okay, right? Right? And Kell- who is RE?
Hugs and smooches (times 6)!

Anonymous said...

GOTTA LUV THAT JACK-O-LATERN. yOU GUYS ARE TOO FUNNY. You really should show up at the hospital with that on.

Been thinking about you all weekend and hoping this last weekend at the apartment before the quads arrive has been a good one. Next time you're all six there together could be a little less peaceful. Two hours of sleep all at once might be nice in a few months when everyone is home together.

Sure looks like you guys know how to have fun. Love you all.

Happy Birthday, Billy!

Love, Prayers Hugs and Kisses
Aunt Bertie

Cameron said...

i thought for sure lainie was 4'9"