Sunday, July 26, 2009

TwiceToddlers in Southern Califonia

For two weeks my twins and I visited Nana, Papa, Auntie, Uncle, 3 boy cousins, GG and Great Auntie. Going down in July is not the best time of the year to be down there anymore. Especially in the valley. Even though I was not in Downtown L.A., there is a definite heat island affect in the San Gabriel Valley. Sadly, we stayed indoors more often than I had anticipated.

Whenever my twins wanted to go outside, we usually went out at or around 4PM. This was the perfect time for my twins to play in the pool, jump in the pool, play on the swing without sun getting in their eyes.

The majority of our time was playing indoors and watching television. One day we went to my sister's home and hung out there. She lives at the beach where it rarely gets over 80 degrees. On the day we visited my sister and my nephews, we went to this beach area that has no waves and was quite empty. It was fun time for my twins. They were playing in the water with all their cousins on a boogeyboard and playing in the sand.

At night, my twins were not easy, at all to get down. They are not to keen on being away from their home and normal routine. Even with Mommy in the same bedroom with they. For ten nights, Mommy, Papa and Nana had to hear their crying and fussiness. This part of my vacation was unexciting and all around sad. I wanted to cry, hearing them constantly cry.

Anyway, we got through with their crying and were tired the next day. As the new day broke, my twins woke of and were happy a punch. Go figure!

On two days of our vacation, Nana, Mommy, A&E went to Chick-fil-A. This fastfood restaurant is Christian owned and they play Christian music. They also sell "real" chicken products and have a nice, clean playarea for small kids. My twins loved playing in the playarea.

Oh, my sister's friend's daughter had her birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese and my twins were invited to that. Well, my twins LOVED Chuck E. Cheese. There were so many rides and things for them to do there. They got to take a photo with Chuck E. Cheese and eat yummy pizza.

All I have to say is, two weeks is enough with my twins. Especially when they are so far away from home. Here is some wishful thinking for you: It would be nice if at age 4.5 years old (next summer), my twins were actually able to sleep soundly at NanaPapa's home. Yeah, that would be a good thing. This is something to pray for.

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