Thursday, November 29, 2007

Mommy's buns aka poppyseed rolls

So I'm not sure how I managed it but I was able to make poppy seed rolls today. Maybe I am able to handle 3 kids plus do other stuff. And this was after Taylor had a major melt down at Safeway. She's had these meltdowns here at home and it seems like she is possessed but this was much worse. It got to the point that I was very embarrassed.
Not much is new around here. Spencer has gone back to getting up at night. As long as I have coffee I'm good to go. tomorrow night we are going to Movin' out (Billy Joel Musical). Hopefully Spencer will take a bottle again. Could be a long night for my parents otherwise.
That's all for now. Gotta go check up on the little kiddlets.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Sickness be gone

So I did end up getting sick but not nearly as bad as Chris or Quinten. Taylor didn't get it and it looks like she probably won't. We thought that Quinten was done puking on Wednesday so it was fine to go to Edmonton. Well Friday night Quinks puked in Grandpa Tom's eye. And then proceeded to puke a few more times. So needless to say Chris's parents both got sick in the wee hours of Sunday morning. I believe Richard also caught a bit of it. I guess he just wanted to spread the joy. We all feel fine now. Thankgoodness now we can get back to our regular scheduled laundry. Well that is after the poop laundry. What is up with Quinten now pooping either on the carpet or blankets. He doesn't like to be dirty. He is on his way to being potty trained but only pees on the potty a few times a day. It will come. Till then I guess I could be doing a lot of laundry. The duct tape works but leaves sticky stuff on the clothes which doesn't look so good.
In happier new we (well Chris) put up Christmas lights. This is a first for us. Now we need to decorate the inside and then the tree, hopefully next weekend. I love Christmas. It makes me so happy inside. I'm like a kid. And I can't wait to see my bro's, sis in law, Nathan, Steve, Jenn and Jaia. I love family times. We always have so much fun together, even though I seem to get made fun of lots. Oh well.
Well I need to go round the kids up to clean so that we can decorate later.

Update:Quinks is still puking, had blue lips today and has lost some weight so we had him checked out. Who knows why he had blue lips but the Doc said not to worry. And the puking and diarreha could be made worse because of milk. When the stomach has had a gastrointestinal bug the lining is sloughed off. And there aren't enough enzymes to break down the sugars in milk therefore it acts as a laxative. So no milk for Quinks for a few days. If the puke and poop don't clear up off to our family doc we will go. He doesn't seem to be affected by it so that's good. Poor kid doesn't get the whole puking thing.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Oh Great!

Here are the pictures I couldn't upload the other day.

Now Quinks is sick and was throwing up all day. Hopefully Taylor, Spencer or I get it. We did a lot of laundry today because we had Quinks puking in blankets seen as he doesn't get that you do it in the toilet. I hope he is feeling better tomorrow. We are suppose to be going to Edmonton on Friday and won't be if somebody else gets sick.

Monday, November 12, 2007

6 weeks already

I am finding it really hard to believe that Spencer is 6 weeks old already. I go for my 6 week check up tomorrow so hopefully I get the green light to really start working out again. We moved Quinten into his bed on Saturday. It brings back memories of how what it was like doing it with Taylor. I know it gets better. I just wish I was doing it on more sleep. Then I might not get so frustrated. Things are going well here. Although Chris seems to have caught a stomach bug. Hopefully the rest of us don't catch it. It was a rough day today. I might have to go hang out at my parents house tomorrow. The kids don't understand that daddy can't play.
Well that's all I have. Except for a few pictures from our new camera, which I love. Okay so no pictures yet. Blogger is being funny.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Okay so maybe not the MOST wonderful time of the year. But as I was drinking my eggnog latte, in a Christmas cup, that is the song that was going through my head. I love Christmas. Everything about it. And this is just the start of it for me. We got the kids Christmas/dedication outfits last night and now it's time for Christmas shopping. We don't have any clue as to what to get the kids. I think Taylor will be easy because she loves littles pet shop, polly pockets, barbie. Anything girly really. Quinten is going to be tough. And Spencer he'll be easy. For the kids first Christmas we don't do a lot. Clothes mostly. I went a little crazy last year, mostly because I hid stuff and forgot about it. And my family won't let me live it down. This year I am going to keep track of everything.
As I'm writing this the kids are climbing on the couch and Quinten thinks he belongs to a nudist colony. Why won't the kids keep his clothes and diaper on. It's really not good seen as he has diarreha. Makes for a lot of laundry.
Enjoy the start of the Christmas season.
Have a great day. I know that I have.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Eye opener

I've seen a few videos in memory of babies. Today I saw a couple of them that really made me think. I need to cherish these moments because you just never know. I already knew this but sometimes we just need a reminder. It doesn't matter how clean my house is, as long as I spend the quality time with my kids. Take the pictures, the videos, do the crafts, play the games. So if you ever come over and my house isn't very tidy, don't judge me, but know that I am having a great time making memories. And if it is tidy, know that I still am making those memories but the tidying takes place at other times.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Yes I'm 30 and......

I went to my first concert last night. Chris surprised me with Billy Joel tickets for my birthday. I don't have any other concerts to compare but it was really good. He is such an amazing musician. And funny too.
So as I sit here on a Tuesday, with nobody here for Tuesday night dinner, I realize how much I am missing a bunch of my family. I really wish my brothers, Kristen and Nathan were here. Just over a month a the family will start to roll in. I can't wait for Nathan to be back for good. He's like another brother for me, seen as mine don't live here anymore. Maybe I am having an emotional day, or I am sleep deprived. Or maybe both, and that is why I am feeling this way. It probably doesn't help that as I am cleaning up the kids are coming behind me messing the house up again. Does anybody else feel really frustrated by this? Today I feel like I just can't keep up with them. It also probably doesn't help that Chris has to work late. Sorry if I seem like a downer but sometimes I just need to get it off my chest.
Well I'd better get back to the cleaning now that Quinten is in bed. Hopefully the house will stay tidy. That is till tomorrow when the kid tornado starts again.
Have a great night.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

More halloween pictures

Okay so I did these posts in the wrong order. Oops. Scroll done for more pictures and the actual written post.


Well I think so far, halloween has been for me. Get the kids dressed up, take some pictures, go get some candy. Which of course they share with me. I have to admit that I was a bit disappointed when Taylor said she was done trick or treating. What do you mean you want to go home? Our bag isn't full. Oh right the candy isn't suppose to be for me. At least we have candy left over.

About a half hour before we were to go trick or treating Taylor informed me that she didn't want to be a skunk but a princess. A little more notice would have been nice. We got her in her skunk costume only because we told her she could be a princess next year. I hope she forgets about it because I really want the kids to dress up as lobsters. Maybe she could be a lobster princess.

Quinten didn't seem to really care one or the other about halloween. He got some candy and then just wanted to be with all the other kids.

So all in all we had a great time.