Monday, January 29, 2007

Stupid Kirst!

So I did something really stupid. And the more stupid thing is that I have done this before. I mailed Devin's Birthday card without putting his address on it. It was already to go so he would get it close to on time, but I didn't have his new address so it was on the counter with other stuff to be mailed. Well it got mailed with everything else. I did the same thing when I mailed out our wedding thank you cards. I forgot a couple of addresses. So Devin I will be calling you to get your address so that you can get the card. Doesn't everybody know who you are. I even had to get a new envelope. Try explaining that to the card store. Sorry Dev.
We had our framing walk through today. Our builder has said all along that we will get possession on April 30th and it looks like that is the day. I always thought possession dates always got moved back when building. That seems to be the case for anybody we have talked to. We have lots of painting to do.
That's all I have for today.
Peace out!

Sunday, January 28, 2007

We're Baaack!

We're back from our day in Banff. It was nice to get away. I missed my kids so much though. On Friday, while Chris was working it up, I walked around Banff, alot. I also was able to get a pedicure. Miss no personality gave me heck for not taking care of my feet and picking at the dry skin. She suggested that I go every3 weeks -a month for a pedicure. Like that will happen. Who can afford to do that? I know I can't, so I guess I will have to keep on top of it here at home.
I also did some walking down the main street, got candy from Welch's and of course Murtles. We can't go to Banff without getting those. Yum, so tasty.
Thank you so much to my parents for taking such good care of our kidlets. We really do appreciate it.
Tonight is scrapbooking club and then relaxing with the fam.
Here's a funny little story before I sign off. While I was waiting to be called for my pedicure there was a women from Texas waiting for her treatment. We started chatting and the topic of conversation turned to travelling. It was their first time to Canada and she said they liked to travel lots. And then she proceed to explain to me that they could fly for free because of airmiles. The funny part is that she went into great detail about what airmiles are and how you get them. Seriously do americans really think that we don't know anything. I know what an airmile is and I know how to get them. She was also really surprised that the ground wasn't covered in snow.
Peace out!

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Back to Poop

I know some of have missed my poop stories. I'm thankful there has been a lack of poop outside of toilets and diapers. Today started off crappy. I will start by saying when I have a shower I put Quinten in his crib that way I know he is safe. I finished my shower got dressed, went to get the boy and what do I smell, you got it poop. He had unsnapped his jammies, took his diaper off and then pooped, which then led to him playing with it. So now I have to clean him up because it is all over his hands and body, the sheets all have to be washed and the crib has to be washed as well because he was painting with his poop. Taylor walked in and almost puked from the smell. That's all I needed. Poop and puke mixed together not a good combo. AFter everything got cleaned up it has been smooth sailing.
Tonight will be the first night I am away from my babies. My Mom offered to take them tonight seen as we will be over there for supper, and she doesn't want to get up early tomorrow. I am really excited about getting away with Chris but I am also really sad to leave my kids. I know that it is a step that needs to be taken. I know they will be well taken care of. It's my parents, I trust them, but it is still hard. I have already teared up about it and probably will some more. Hey it's who I am. Maybe I will have to get a pedicure while I'm there to keep me from getting too sad.
Well I best be going to get the kids stuff ready. I probably have to pack the whole house for them to go.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Thank you

Thank you to everybody for their kind words of compassion and encouragment. It definately made my day better. Today has been a day of laundry, cleaning, organizing, getting some groceries and of course playing with my little bambino's. It's been fun. Tonight for tuesday night dinner I am trying a new recipe. Green tortilla chili. Maybe Chris will like this chili. If it's a keeper I will post it on the bite me recipe blog. 3 more days till our get away. I am a feeling a little sad to be leaving my kids but it has to happen eventually. And it will be nice to get away, for some us time.
I haven't posted any pictures lately so I will try to over the next day.
Have a super duper awesome Tuesday.
Peace out!

Monday, January 22, 2007

New Room, Party Time, and Kicked out

We finished painting our room on Saturday and set our new bed up. I think Chris will be putting the doors back up tonight. And then it will be back to a real room. What a difference a little bit of paint makes. Our room looks bigger, even with our huge bed. We have to jump up to get into bed. It's awesome. So that's that.
I came home, yesterday, from doing a quick errand and Taylor had the house decorated for me. She was throwing me a birthday party. She even made me a teeny little easy bake size cake. 5 of us each got a tiny piece. She even asked Chris if there were any presents for me. SHe sang Happy Birthday and everything. No it is not my birthday. I guess she just wanted to do something nice for me.
And finally being kicked out. I actually had our car today so I took the kids to Scrapbooker's Paradise to pick up a couple of things. Both were crying when we first got in there, Taylor eventually quieted down and watch a video. Well Quinten pretty much cried to whole time I was there, except for many a few seconds at a time. Then Taylor came running to me to say she couldn't see because of a little boy. This happened a few times and everytime I told her she had to share and should try to look around the kid. Next thing I know one of the employees came up and told me I needed to be more patient. Asked that I please pay for my purchases and leave because Taylor wasn't letting the other kid watch the video and Quinten was crying so much that it was making everybody else uncomfortable. I almost started crying right there. My kids weren't the only ones crying. I was so embarrased that I almost didn't buy the stuff I had picked out. I just told her okay, instead sticking up for myself. And we all know I don't have a backbone. I really wanted to hand my stuff to her and say fine we are leaving. But that is not me. I seem to be having a really emotional day so maybe that made it worse. There seems to be a theme with people trying to tell me how to treat my kids. I don't think I am a bad mom but it hurts me when other people think I'm not doing a good job. Don't they know you can't give in to kids. I didn't think perfect parents existed but I guess they do. And I'm not one of them. Sorry for rambling, but I needed to get it off my chest. Hopefully my day gets better.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Dev!

So this post goes out to my baby brother, Devin. Happy 25th Birthday. According to some people your half way to 50. I won't mention their names. Hope you had a good day and didn't party too hard. Love you Man! I know you don't like the sappy stuff, so I said it with a manly type touch.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Ketchup and yogurt

To me that is a bad combo but to a 3 year it is delicious. Her words not mine.
So we got the phone call Wednesday night that our bed frame was in. Yeah! But bad at the same time. It means more painting. So we are in the middle of painting our bedroom. My main job is done. The baseboards and door frames. We slept downstairs on our old mattress. Bad idea, so glad we have a new one. Tonight will be downstairs but with the good mattress as the bad one is in a parking lot in Mackenzie towne. Chris borrowed my parents truck that was just fixed and it broke down on him on the way to the dump. So it is now parked for a few days till my parents get back. At least the mattress is out of my house. That has been our day. The kids are slowly getting better. hopefully I don't get sick because Chris and I are having a night away next Friday night into Saturday, in Banff.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Sass and Puke

Yesterday I forgot to include in the my post the way the day started, with Sass. Who knew a 3 year old could be so sassy. I was fixing up my painting mess when Taylor got into to something so yelled out to her to stop. And she followed with "Mom calm down." Where do they get this stuff from. SHe was like that all day and then supper just topped it off. We sat at the table for over 45 minutes and it was just one thing after another. Spilled milk, forks flying, some don't laugh it's not funny's. I can't exactly relay everything. I decided ice cream was in order especially after all the ice cream personality tests flying around. got some night time cough med for Taylor to help her sleep better without waking her and everybody else up because of her nasty cough. Note to self the kind I bought not a good one for our little miss. At around 10:00 I always go check on the kids and she was some what awake. She started doing this choking, heaving thing. Puked a little and collapsed. We thought she was going to pass out. I freaked us out a bit so she slept with me. It was the worst night sleep I've had in a long time. Even worse that crappy bed sleep. Tonight she will in her own bed. So here's to a new day and some laundry. There better not be any sass.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Kirst + Painting= Mess

Okay so I like the painting part but I don't like the clean up part. I must not have got the paper right under the baseboard so I got paint on the linoleum. I've been scraping at it all morning. Chris might have to help me clean it up a bit so that is looks good. I alos had this brilliant idea to tape the papers down so they would come out from under the baseboard. Packing tape left on a floor all day and night not good. Now I have a bunch of sticky spots to clean up. So if you ever need painting done I am NOT the person to ask, unless I can't possibly make a mess. That's how the day is going so far. And I still have to figure out supper for tonight.
Well it's shower time and I need to get it in while I can.
Peace out!

Monday, January 15, 2007


I now can add painter to my mom resume. Today has been a day of sick kids and painting. Luckly Taylor and Quinten have been in bed most of the day because they aren't feeling like themselves, so I have been able to start on the painting. We have lots to do before we can put our house up for sale. I am doing the baseboards. I'm not necessarily the neatest painter so Chris gave me baseboards. It has actually been kind of fun. Ask me that though once the house is done. Hopefully the basement will be finished soon. I think Chris plans on spraying the ceiling this week and then paint the walls. The last to be done will be the carpet. The end of the basement project is in sight. Yeah! That's all I have to say for now. Hopefully Chris approves of my work. I'll keep you all posted.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Argh overtime!

So I haven't really seen much of Chris lately with all the overtime he has been working. Yeah the extra money is nice, but I miss the time as a family. Taylor is really starting to act out and ask for Daddy a lot. She is at the age where is knows he is at work but doesn't get the whole overtime thing. For the last few weeks he hasn't been home to tuck the kids in. I had a little break down when he called today to say he wouldn't be home for a while. I try to put on a brave face for the kids but sometimes it sucks. I miss my husband and the kids miss their Daddy. Hopefully this weekend we can do something family orientated. But then the basement still needs to be finished. Will it ever end? Sorry I don't mean to be a complainer but if you can't say it on your blog and your husband isn't home to talk to, who do you tell. I don't expect anyone to understand I just needed to get it off my chest. Whew that feels better.
In other news this is day 5 of no poop in the underwear. I think she finally gets it. She wants to make me happy. Yeah Taylor! And she always wants to show me how big her poop is. I wonder where she gets that from.;) Remember those days at camp. Just be glad I didn't show my poop to all you girls. You know who you are.
Well maybe I should go finish tidying up so I can have some me time after miss Taylor goes to bed.
I hope all is well with everyone.
Peace out!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

No News

Sorry to disappoint some people out there. I am not pregnant. We have talked about trying again. Our thoughts are if I am prego by the time we move it will just be easier to put the kids in the same room right off the get go. I should have clarified.
The lamp worked great last night, til about 6:00 am. Not too bad. I feel really exhausted today though. I might need to brew some coffee to wake up the senses.
Yesterday I tried a couple of new recipes. One for a good for you cookie, which both kids loved, and wonton pork dumplings. I love trying new stuff on Tuesdays. They were a hit with the guys. It will be a keeper recipe. Quinten liked them but not Taylor. SHe said they were too spicy. I'm not sure why because I don't think I put anything spicy in them. Oh well I will keep trying to get her to eat good food. Well Chris just got home for the basement inspection so I better go see my sweets.
Peace out!

Monday, January 08, 2007

Monster Lamp

Lately I have been so tired. It's like we have a newborn in the house the amount of times we are getting in the night. Nobody is even sick, just scared. It started with Taylor wanting the door left a little bit open then even more open, to the hall light needing to be left on, ALL NIGHT. Then she progressed to waking up a few times in the night sleep walking as well as being scared of the monsters in her room. She ends up freaking out and screaming really quite loud. Which wakes up Quinten and now 2 kids are up screaming. Good times. Even better times when Chris is working overtime or gets called out. So last night we decided that a new special monster repellent lamp was in order. She wanted a little mermaid one but because both kids are going to be sharing a room in the next house the lamp had to be a bit more manly. I know it doesn't look manly with the purple feathery stuff on it. It will do though. So far so good. She is convinced that it is keeping the monsters away. So now we should all get the rest we need.
Nothing much has been happening in our household lately. Chris is in the home stretch with the basement. And our new house has a roof, windows and doors. No picture. Didn't have the camera.
The kids are doing well and keeping us entertained.
Well that's all for now. Tomorrow is a day of trying new recipes and my new kitchenaid. I'll keep you all posted on how that goes. Cause I'm sure you're dying to find out.:)
Peace out!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Tickle me Elmo

I've been asked by a few people how Quinten likes his Tickle me Elmo. The first time we set it off he ran away but he now loves it. He even know where to press. It is so funny to watch him. He gets right down to Elmo's level and just laughs. Here are some pictures of him with Elmo. Quinten moves so much so it was hard to get a good picture. I don't know how a lot of you guys get good pictures of your kids. Mine won't sit still. If anyone has any hints I will be glad to hear them.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

New year

We were suppose to go to Kristen's dad's house for lobster and to watch the hockey game, but here dad doesn't have any sports channels so we all came to our place to hang out. I've never cooked lobster at home, actually I still haven't because Kristen cooked it at our home. It was so good. Messy but good. Taylor didn't want to eat any. She thought the lobsters were sad because we were eating them. Do we have a vegetarian in the making? It was a good night. I was super tired the next day. It seems as though when the kids get up early I'm the one to get up with them. And I was the one who wanted to go to bed because I was falling asleep and I knew I would probably be up early.

I've had a great time with my brothers and sister-in-law. I'm sad that it will be so long till we see each other again. Hopefully this summer. I love spending time with family. Good thing I have a surrogate brother to hang out with.

On New Year's day we had an awesome fondue dinner at my parents house. Yummo!:)

And now we are getting back to a normal daily routine. I miss hanging out with my friends so I feel bad that I didn't get to see them much over the holidays. Hopefully this weekend.

I will leave you with a picture of my 2 angels.