* With the recent children's Tylenol and Motrin recall, I can't help but wonder why no one seems to buy generic children's medicine? It's half the price and it's regulated by the FDA. When the recall happened, I didn't even look in my medicine cabinet because I know everything in there is Target brand. Parents of twins in group day care go through a lot of medicine.
* The boys turn 4 in ten days so it's safe to say this out loud. We have not had ONE SINGLE sick child visit since before their 3rd birthday check up. The first two cold and flu seasons in day care were ridiculous in terms of illnesses (average $300 a month in co-pays anyone?) so it's nice to finally reap the rewards of paying into the illness bank.
* The more I hold my friends' adorably squishy and cuddly newborns, the more convinced I am that I never ever want another newborn again. Now that we are on the other side of day care illnesses, sleep problems, developmental delays, and diapers, I don't want to go back (and neither does Jon).
* For Mother's Day weekend, Jon asked me what I most want to do. There are two things I want to do - pick strawberries and go to Lake Crabtree. The strawberries are for strawberry ice cream and strawberry stuffed french toast from Tasty Kitchen (via PW). Lake Crabtree is because that is the very last happy place Jon and I went before the boys were born. I love being this so close to a recreational lake and I'm hoping to take the boys kayaking there. We've been there quite a bit as a family and I run on the trails regularly. Here is a Lake Crabtree post from four years ago.
What strikes me most about that post is how similar our life is now to our life then (minus me laying on the couch all the time). Jon watched hockey playoffs last night while I visited friends. We yelled ZOMG! at Lost this week. We BBQ and sit on the deck. The only thing that's changed is our definition of sleeping in.
* I thought I had nothing to say this morning but as usual, I am verbose once I get going.