Wednesday, April 18, 2007

How To Make A Rainbow

OK, so here I go. I will now attempt to blog betwixt and between the feedings, diaper changes, pickups, dropoffs, cooking, cleaning, get the message.

How do I begin? HMMMM......

My family is a rainbow, a colorful cast of characters who fill my soul with more love and joy than I thought it could house. They have made me whole. They are my pot of gold.

Cast of characters:

Me (Elyse) - 36 year old stay-at-home mom caring for 4 children (3 human, 1 canine). My family is my world, it sustains me and I need little else. With the arrival of the twins, I am a little anxious these days about being the kind of partner and mother I know I can be . I am determined to raise our children to be loving, considerate human beings who contribute to the well-being of this Earth and its people. Maybe my fellow bloggers can help me.

Cindy - Wife and partner of nearly 8 years. My rock, my soft place to land, my guiding light, my loveable, patient, neurotic, hardworking, garage-cleanin', yardworkin', powertoolin', no-cookin', freak. She is my best friend and my favorite person in the whole world.

Max - Our beautiful 4 year old Black Great Dane. Our 1st attempt at parenting. After all, practice makes perfect, right? If our children could be as well-behaved as he is, we'd be in the parenting Hall of Fame. Biggest baby in the world, but he is the sweetest (yet most anxiety-ridden) animal on the planet. He thinks he is responsible for the safety of our block, our yard, our house and everyone and everything in it. Needs a Xanax!

Olivia - 1st-born human child. She will be 3 in July. Strong-willed, extra-sensitive (these 2 qualities do NOT mix well in 1 person), sweet, considerate toddler who is already smarter than I will ever be. But I'm still in charge (for now). Presently, favorite word is no - even when the question is "Do you want ice cream?".

Emma - 1st of the twin beans to emerge 4 weeks ago. She is 1 minute older than her brother, to whom she bears absolutely no resemblance, while being the long-lost identical twin of her older sister. She is the noisemaker, slow eater and 1st to wake and cry - every time. Girls!

Jake - 2nd twin bean to emerge and the only creature in the house with testicles (Max lost his years ago). Poor little man. There is a sweetness in his face that melts my heart. He just can never be the horrendous creature that my friends warn me boys ultimately become. I am not a believer.


nailgirl24 said...

Welcome to blog world.

K J and the kids said...

I LOVE IT !!!!
Welcome my friend. Oh you too will be letting Olivia stay up an extra half hour at nap time because you are too busy blogging and you will let a smelly diaper go just a little longer while mommy finishes this post :)

I'm so glad to hear day to day (I hope) how your family is doing.

Get that FLICKR up and going !

P.S. Little Boys are the reason men are called mama's boys. They are loving and sweet and sometimes the balance to the estrogen levels that can take over a small country. :)

Cindy said...

aawww!! you're just saying that because it's true. I love you too honey. I am very proud of your first blog attempt.

K J and the kids said...

Not an attempt Cindy....she's a success story ! :)

ECand3 said...

kj - you're too kind. Now you can teach me to do all the cool stuff! Oh No! I'm already hooked!

Merr said...

Hey welcome to the blog world! Any friend of KJ's is a friend of mine! Your little girl is beautiful!

ECand3 said...

Merr, Thanks!
I'll have to get that no-bake cookie recipe I have heard so much about. I LOVE cookies!

K J and the kids said...

No need for a recipe....I'm taking orders.
That's 24.00 a dozen !
TOTALLY worth it ! ;)

ECand3 said...

scoundrel! no discount?

Tiffany said...

hi elyse! welcome to the blogosphere! ok i had written this long, beautiful comment and damn blogger ate it! UGH! oh it will happen to you at some point & you'll be cursing up a storm like i was! lol

anyway, i wanted to congratulate you on your twins! KUDOS to you for having the energy to blog whilst caring for newborn twins and an energetic toddler. i still don't know how karen does it, but then again, she always manages to amaze me. :)

looking forward to getting to know you!

K J and the kids said...

Tweny two niney nine ! NO LESS !
We don't make 6 figs and mama needs a new pair of shoes...oh and another baby.

Tracerhawk said...

Welcome to the blog world. We also have twins and a toddler. Ours are 23 months apart. Oldest girl is 3 and the boy girl twins are 16 months old. Hang in there, it's a wild ride but so worth the journey! Welcome!

Dis said...

Welcome to the blogosphere!

Mommy & Mama & Cubs said...

Welcome to Blogworld!

Beautiful Girl you have! Look forward to see more pictures of your kids :)

Nice to meet you :o)

Kim said...

Welcome to Blogland! Can't wait to read more.

ECand3 said...

Hey Everyone! Thanks for the warm welcome. I am so excited to be a blogger. Can't wait to read all your blogs.

KJ - deal!

SJayneI said...

Welcome to Blogland! It's a strange world where strangers become your biggest supporter and loudest cheerleader.

Your children are beautiful!!!

Dee said...


I'm a friend of Karen's from good old Utah.

Your first post was wonderful and beautiful. You have a way with the written word.

Your kids are gorgeous! Can't wait to see more pictures of them.

K J and the kids said...

knock, knock !