Thursday, June 26, 2008

Spoke too Soon

In my last post about poop I mentioned that we hadn't had any trouble with Quinten. That all changed the other day. It was all over the floor, the mattress (which he had peed on earlier so everything was off the mattress). Let me say gross! Then today we were at Wal-Mart Quinten was sitting on the handle/canopy part of the stroller. Next thing I know Taylor is freaking out about having poop on her arm. Quinten had a big time mess. It was coming out of everywhere it seemed. All over him, all over the stroller and a bit on Taylor. And of course I had left the diaper bag at home. Wipes, pull-ups and disposable change pads were added to the purchase. There Quinten was being changed on the tail gate where everyone could see. Poor kid.
So it was an interesting night. Did anything interesting happen to any of you? I'd like to hear some interesting stories.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Trading 4 for 2

A bit ago Taylor decided she didn't want training wheels. Off they came but with our crazy weather she hasn't had much time to practice. Today she officially became a 2 wheelin' 4 year old. We're both so proud of her.
And yesterday at soccer she took the ball away from the other team. That is huge. She doesn't really get in there because she doesn't want to take the ball from anybody. Gotta love that. So those of you who have seen her play soccer know how big of a deal this was. You should have seen the huge and I mean huge smile she had on her face. Could make a mother cry. Okay so I did. I'm so proud of my girl. I'll post some pictures later.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Rockband is Awesome

I truly suck at it. I'm not a natural like Chris. Dani ordered us a set/copy, not sure what to call it, for our wii. It's a lot of fun. Practicing is in order.

Today I'm off to do the dreaded bathing suit shopping once again. Wish me luck. This post baby body is proving to be hard to cover up the right way, so I feel comfortable and not an old lady.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

It's that time of year

I love this time of year. The weather is starting to get hot, the kids can play outside till they wear themselves out. It's all around great. Except for the sneezing, watery/itchy eyes and runny nose. I thought this year I was going to escape allergies. Nope. All the rain just delayed it for us. After this mornings run I am feeling the itchyness. I know that I am allergic to ragweed and our neighbours have their own garden of weeds, that I might add are getting to be as tall as I am. So maybe that's where I'm feeling it from. Who knows. Other than that things are great. Finally able to run again. The knee felt pretty good. 2 weeks to go till the half marathon and I think it's going to be a scorcher. That's it for now. Maybe something exciting will happen today. No pooping though I hope.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

It's been too long...

since I wrote a post on poop.

Now that we are having some heat in our day the kids wanted to play on the slip and slide. Jacob and Nathan came over to partake. They were having fun till we heard Jacob say look out for the dog poop. Well we don't have a dog. Chris went out to investigate, the next thing I hear Taylor getting in trouble. She comes crying in followed by Chris trying so hard not to laugh. Now with all the poop stories I written you assume it was Quinten involved right? Wrong. Taylor took a crap right in the middle of the backyard. She even wiped. Chris of course was gagging too much so I had to pick up the poop and toilet paper. If she had to come in for the toilet paper why didn't she just go inside. The things that go through a kids head.

This is what we, plus both sets of Grandparents, got the kids for their Birthdays. I know their birthdays aren't till Sept and Oct but now is the time they can play with it. No riding has happened yet but tomorrow is the day. They still had fun playing on it and so did Chris and I. Yes the last picture Chris got a little stuck and of course my purse had to make an appearance.

Monday, June 16, 2008

More grass talk

Before we got our new grass cutting device we did not grasscycle. As a matter of fact the last time I cut the grass before getting our own mower, I had 11 1/2 bags of grass. I guess that'll happen when it rains constantly.

You may be asking yourself right now why is she telling us this. We all do things our own way and I don't want anyone to feel singled out for doing something differently. That was not the intention of my last post about grass.

P.S. I'm still having fun using the reel mower and getting a little added exercise.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Dad's Day!

Especially to my favorite Dad and to my favorite Dad to my kids.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I can't believe it

Today was the day. I just happened upon it. It always seems that way when you aren't looking for something you can find it. If you go shopping with something in mind fat chance of finding it, at least that has been my experience. What did I get you ask? A Purse. That's right you heard right or I guess saw right. It's not an expensive purse but for my first one it's good. I thought about getting a fun color but went with black. I can always work my way up to others. I'm still getting used to the idea of having it. It might look funny tomorrow taking it to church. I can't stop laughing at myself while I'm carrying it. Maybe sometime I'll post a picture to prove I got one.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

New Mower

We finally bought a new mower today. We had a hand me down electric one in our other house but it didn't get to come with us. We've been borrowing our neighbours lawnmower, but will no longer have to. We didn't get a fancy gas or electric. It's a good ol' reel mower. I actually had fun cutting the grass tonight.

Day 3 of potty training went well. Quinten was dry the last 2 nights hopefully tonight it continues.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

What is going on?

I'm starting to wonder if I should pull the winter clothes back out. This weather is starting to really suck. I know that out east they are feeling a bit differently. I don't want the crazy humid weather but some sun would sure be nice. At least we haven't had to water the grass yet or our new bushes/plant things/shrubs. (Not sure what category they are in) Although I did see someone watering there new grass, while it was raining. Can you say over kill?
I hope wherever you are that you are having a great day, whatever kind of weather.
I just thought a really big bonus for this weather. Quinte has been forced to stay inside so we are trying to potty train him. He was dry all night last night and so far all day too. Except for poops. At least it's not on the floor. Sorry no poop stories.

Monday, June 09, 2008


To all my peeps out there, HOLLA!

Thursday, June 05, 2008

lawn mowing

Who mows the grass at your house?

I mowed today and because of all the rain I think it might have been longer than last weeks mowing. We cannot let it get that long again. It's going to have to be a twice a week job. I knew that our yard was bigger than our last house but seriously, it felt like I was mowing forever. I might be exaggerating a bit.

Now back to the packing.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

All grown up

Tomorrow is the parent meeting for Kindergarten. Which means I'm growing up. I find it hard to believe that I am Mom to someone who will be going to kindergarten in a matter of months. Taylor is really excited about going in the fall so I hope she feels the same way when the day actually comes. I've already told Chris that I won't be going alone. Not sure if it is apparent but I can be a bit emotional. ;) I'll probably need his shoulder to cry on.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Just curious

I've tried out a few features on my sidebar. I'm curious as to where people are coming from to read our blog. So far I like the one I added today the best. Now I need to try and update more often. Don't be afraid to drop us a line.

A question for today: How is it that 2 little kids can make such a mess in just a couple of hours? Argh!

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Stop growing up

Our kids are growing way too fast. Now that Spence can pull himself up to furniture has figured out how to walk along. He's not fast. But he's growing up too fast. I'm really going to miss all of these different stages.
Speaking of babies I forgot to mention in my previous posts about our friends that lost their twins, but were pregnant again. They had a healthy baby boy a couple of weeks. I know they'll make great parents. Continue to keep them in your prayers. Thanks!

Now that I have 5 weeks till I do it, I'll say that I am doing the Stampede half marathon. I'm a little nervous about it that I won't be quite ready, but then other days I think I will be. It should be interesting. I'm really enjoying running. Chris will be doing it with me, and he hates running but wants to support me. What a great husband. I don't take him for granted.

Well that's all for now. Happy Monday to all!