Twin boy babies and buffets don’t go together. Well, at least in my book. I probably think this only because I love food way too much! Ha ha.
So, I’ve been doing really well about eating and exercising; I even exercised in the rain on Christmas Eve and Christmas! But, there is this one Japanese buffet that is phenomenal, and you can’t beat the lunch price of $8.99 for sushi and other Japanese food. They give you a free buffet on your birthday, and that is always my place of choice. Whenever my husband has a day off during the week, that is always my first choice. We drive 45 minutes to Washington for this buffet. It’s that good.
So, Anthony, my husband, had the day off; where did I suggest? Of course, the Japanese buffet! It’s pretty easy to take the boys to restaurants. Yes, there might be a ton of Cheerios on the ground by the time we are done, and sometimes they make a lot of noise, but it’s doable. But when it comes to a buffet, the strategic planning is different when it’s your absolute favorite place to eat.
All I want to do at a buffet is focus on what I’m going to eat next, not wanting to entertain the boys. I skip breakfast so I can “go all out.” Yes, I love food that much, if you haven’t noticed.
So, for this buffet trip, Anthony’s sister was going with us, too. My strategic planning for this lunch was that we were going to do it in shifts. We all drove to the restaurant together. I dropped Anthony and his sister off and I took the boys. And then an hour later, I went and ate by myself and they took the boys. It worked out perfectly and was totally worth it.
Okay, on to something not food related. A few months ago, I decided to take the boys to a modeling agency. So many people kept telling us that the boys should be models. I finally thought, “What the heck; I might as well see what it’s all about. We have nothing to lose.”
So I did some research and took them in to an agency that we liked. They went ahead and signed both boys. We got a call two days later that Fred Meyer wanted to book them and we went for a photo-shoot the next week. It was a lot of work, but it is neat to see Christopher in the advertisement. Christopher is the one pictured below in the top right hand corner in the grey “onesie.” The boys were each other’s back up. They first took photos of Christopher and then decided to try Tyler. Christopher ended up with the better photo, so they went ahead and used that one.
There isn’t a huge modeling market for infants in the Portland area, but as they get older, there will be more opportunities. So, as they get older, if it is something that they enjoy, we will see where it takes them.
The boys had a nice second Christmas. They were actually able to open gifts this year instead of sleeping the majority of the day. We now, officially, have way too many toys. Ha ha. Although, I’m not sure if that’s ever possible in a child’s eye.
Toward the middle of the day after their nap, Christopher, unfortunately woke up with a fever. This is actually the first time Christopher has ever been sick, but luckily his fever only lasted barely two days.
Tyler has also only been sick once with a fever, which was also a short lived one. Tyler was feeling a little warm on Christmas night, so we went ahead and gave him some Tylenol. Thankfully, he didn’t get whatever was ailing his brother and they were both back to their little selves in no time.
We also had a good New Year’s. I think the boys went to sleep a few minutes after midnight. They weren’t “celebrating,” but were pretty much almost asleep. They happened to take a super late nap that day and we were at my parent’s house, so they still were awake at midnight.