Saturday, May 28, 2011

Gift Giving

This past week my wife had another twin mom over whose girls are a week older than ours. Moonbeam upon seeing this decided he ought to present these new people with a present for Team Blue. He was quite sad though that they did not appreciate the half-dead rabbit. Don't they know good taste when they see it? Since they rejected his present and went inside he ate it all by his poor self.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Year 2 in Review

It has come to my attention that I missed my two year blogaversary!   Please excuse my tardiness in preparing this year in review!

Last year I set out some high and lofty goals for my war against pink.
  1. To continue supplementing my daughters wardrobe with feminine, but non-pink attire. Last year my efforts to increase the feminine but not pink wardrobe had a good reception. My wife was insisting on Ballerina outfits so we compromised and it was definitely in my favor. We did family pictures and to my joy we had NO pink on us. 

My daughters continued this trend of wearing cute but NOT PINK outfits throughout the year even when getting dirty.
Like Aeralind deciding to climb in a hole and eat the dirt around her.
And Bronwyn happily climbing rocks in the rock quarry:
To petition the government to remove pink as a color. While I was never able to send in a petition concerning the  HORRID color choice for a tax envelope it seems that someone in their office reads my blog. As the latest tax envelope was a bright yellow.

Definitely a much better color choice and more appealing to those of us who are sensitive about such things.

To procure a dragon to aid in suitor defense. 
Sadly the efforts to purchase a dragon was viciously shot down by the leader of Team Pink. Her primary reason was that unless I can afford 10 Hippopotamus'  a day we cannot get one. So therefore I went and re-structured my Suitor Defense Plan. The first was the creation of the Marriage Contract. As the number of boys that wanted to visit with my daughters dramatically decreased I would say this was a great success. Due to a pending addition to the family I also elected to purchase a small item to aid in suitor defense, an Aircraft Carrier. Aeralind also elected to do her own version of Suitor Defense, where she took on her Black Widow Ways and EATS the hapless man who offends her.
    Additionally during this year, I made a new enemy that somehow was able to morph into many different things. The first, and most insidious was my banishment to the Doghouse for innocent comments on household roles.We apparently had 2 new creatures move into our house. The first being the ominous Crack with the second being large Termites. We also had many, many battles against the Dreaded foe Odus Media, which thankfully was banished in January.

     We did have one enemy outside the house that was an instant Prohibition that was quickly and easily agreed on by all parties involved. There are though pretty Yellow and Black Striped birdies so that makes up for it a little bit.

    Photo courtesy of my Dad.

    During the course of the year the girls dabbled in many different sorts of future professions. Their earliest involved being a Musician. Upon realizing how much work this would entail they thought of an easier profession, being a Treasure Hunter. Due to the risk of bug bites they then attempted their hand at Rock Climbing. After these though they each went their own way on possible professions. Bronwyn tried her hand at being a Broomstick Rider while Aeralind pondered the virtues of being a Carpenter. They both did enjoy being a Wine Tester though.

    We, my wife and I that is, discussed the different ideas of play dates on one occasion. I decided to show her just what Team Blue thought was a suitable idea for one. The girls also decided a demonstration was in order of Thievery and Mischief.

    Lastly we celebrated their first birthday with a lovely post on our Survival and fed the girls Chocolate Cake for breakfast.

    In this next year I plan to further the cause of Team Blue while trying to fight the indomitable presence of Team Pink. I also hope that I will be able to welcome a new addition to Team Blue but that is unknown until the little one gets here. There was a bit of encouraging news though when the smallest members of team pink went on a Ride on the Wild Side

    Monday, May 23, 2011

    Pink tests the waters

    During the past 2 years most of the battles between pink and blue have been at the instigation of the parents with little input from the girls. Friday though, Aeralind and Bronwyn decided to go for a ride on the wild side. While visiting a friend they quickly climbed into the toy 4-wheeler and took off with a flash. Unfortunately, or fortunately for my wife, they could only go in circles but they were loving every moment of it. While the thrill was short lived this is very much good news for us members of Team Blue.

    Friday, May 20, 2011

    Suitor Defense

    We have recently come across some news that may require a modification to my suitor defense plan. This  little guy was a surprise and will be arriving in October.

    As we will not be discerning the gender of the child until its birth I have felt it necessary to bolster the suitor defenses by a significant margin in case the child is a member of Team Pink.

    I saw this little gem in the news and figured it would make a suitable addition. What can beat up an aircraft carrier? I wonder what kind of payment plan I could get for it.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011

    Pinks new Attack

    It seems that members in Team Pink have discovered a new method of attack. On Mothers Day Aeralind was tired after her sister kept waking her up the night before so she cursed Bronwyn and turned her into a kitty. Because of this all Bronwyn could say was "Meow, Meow." Unfortunately for her she tried to walk like a normal human on our walk but Aeralind was quick to set her straight by hitting her with a stick.

    Unfortunately for poor Bronwyn she was stuck in this cat like state for 4 days. We though are happy to announce that she broke free and can now act and talk like a normal baby girl. I fear for the other members of Team Blue if this mode of attack is unleashed upon us.

    Children's Songs

    As kids we all learned many and varied songs. One of which was most likely Patty Cake, Patty Cake. This evening though we edited the song to a more appropiate version:

    Smash the Skeeter, Smash the Skeeter,
    Smash it dead. Smash the Skeeter,
    Smoosh the Skeeter, stop its head.

    This song is definitely approved by Team Blue. :)

    Wednesday, May 4, 2011

    Warning Labels

    Warning labels tend to be a good thing. Like telling that it isn't wise to jump the fence into an alligator pit. Or telling you that using a blow dryer while in the shower is not recommended. I wish to present to you a new one from my daughter.

    WARNING: Thumps and kicks violently in her sleep. Approach with caution and care.

    Apparently she has taken to her own form of suitor defense. Hopefully her crib can handle thumping and violence of this magnitude.

    Tuesday, May 3, 2011

    The Circle of Life

    There comes a time in all children's life where they see a dead animal for the first time. For our girls it was this past week. With the warmer weather we have taken to eating on our back deck and were joined by the other member of Team Blue, Moonbeam.

    He had decided to present his latest offering (victim) to us in the form of a small rabbit that was still slightly alive. I being a member of team blue looked at it and patted the cat congratulating him on his kill. The other side though? Their reaction was starkly different. My wife was squirmy as it was still wiggly and the girls did not appreciate this gruesome display. After consoling the cat and reassuring him that we did love him I convinced him to eat his dinner on the ground and not on the deck with us. For the girls sake, at least they didn't notice the ensuing crunching and munching of bones.

    He really is a fierce cat, don't let that innocent looking face fool you. Just look at his scar. I am sure he will gain more in his defense of the house against unwelcome house guests, or yard guests.