Friday, December 18, 2009
Why am I up this early? Could it be the kid who came into our bed coughing? Or the husband getting up, trying to be quiet, but I could still hear him. Maybe I should go tidy something up. I've just been so lazy lately.
Anyway happy last day of everything for us till the new year.
Have a great Friday and weekend seen as I am a slacker blogger so I'll probably not blog tomorrow. :)
Thursday, December 10, 2009
This week already I've had 2 cupcake/cake orders and I have another one for Saturday. I'm very excited about it all. I love making cupcakes. I think I've said that before.
Other than that the usual has been happening. Cleaning, laundry, getting ready for Christmas, Christmas parties etc.
Hope everyone has had a great week.
Saturday, December 05, 2009
I know some people are excited about the snow but not me. Because with snow comes crazy roads. I don't enjoy driving in weather like this. Time for a chinook.
Today is filled with tidying, finish decorating the house, driving, in this crappy weather, to soccer, watch soccer, drive home in the already mentioned crappy weather, hunker down for a couple of hours and then off to do a mandatory gym cleaning at Altadore for 4 hours. I really dislike cleaning my own house let alone cleaning a gym full of stuff. And I'll have to do more driving. Okay so it's not that bad but I would rather be hanging out at home watching Christmas movies with my kids and then hanging out with my husband and friends. Maybe it will get cancelled. I'll cross my fingers.
Then tomorrow is the kids Christmas party at Chris' work. Always a good time. The kids are excited and that's all that matters.
What plans do you have this weekend?
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Last night I watched the movie My Sisters Keeper, by myself I might add. Maybe not the best idea. I bawled not just teary eyed but full on sobbing and tears flowing down my cheeks. How does a family deal with that hurt and loss? Lots of times if I've watched or read something that makes me appreciate how thankful I am, I go and watch the kids while they are sleeping. Last night I couldn't resist picking up a sleeping Spencer just to have a snuggle. I tell you this because sometimes it takes a movie or some bad news to remember that it's not all about the clean house etc. Take the time to snuggle with the ones you love.
Please pray for the families I mentioned. I'm not going to use names but they could use your prayers.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Kids are doing great.
Taylor's hearing seems to be where it should be. Although everythings is still loud but I think that is out of habit.
Other than that nothing new to report.
Must become a better blogger.
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Last night while hanging out with Nathan and talking to my MIL, I saw a mouse run from behind the couch. Of course I screamed. In our old house we had mice in our garage but they never found their way into the house. Sometimes the door from the garage into the house doesn't get closed properly so I think it snuck in yesterday. We've set a bunch of traps but haven't caught it yet. Maybe it snuck back out yesterday when I freaked out and made a quick trip at night for traps. Yuck mice! Needless to say I did not sleep well last night at all. Please let us catch it soon. Just waiting for the snap. Time to clean up the bonus room before our mouse friend makes a home in the toys.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Thank you to everyone who has asked about everything and cared about what is happening. And thank you to my mom who is taking the boys for the day. I hope you won't be too tired come the end of it.
I'll be sure to post after everything is all said and done.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Before I go on I have another sales pitch. Taylor is now selling English Bay cookie dough. 3lb pails for $10 and $12. The $10 pails are chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, peanut butter, candy (m&m's I think), ginger molasses, double chocolate and shortbread(2.4lb pail). The $12 pails are white chocolate macadamia, chunky chocolate, chocolate chip macadamia and chocolate chip pecan. If you are interested in helping Taylor out with her fundraising and enjoying yummy cookies, please let me know. I have to take the orders in on the Thursday the 26th.
Anyway now that I've said my pitch on with how we've been doing. Taylor's tube surgery is on Friday and we are so glad it is happening. We can't wait for the tv and radio to be at a normal level. She is pretty scared about it but we've tried to do what we can to put her mind at ease. I'm sure I'll be a basket case. And before I get comments about it being just tube surgery I know it's a simple surgery but when you're kid is put under and they are scared it affects the parents too. And I get very emotional. Shocker I know.
That's all I can think of that is going on right now. Hopefully I'll be better at the whole blogging thing.
Monday, November 02, 2009
As a side little point. Taylor is selling poinsettia's for gymnastics and we have a certain fundraising goal we as parents have to reach. If you would like to help us out by purchasing 1 or some please let me know. They are $12 each and come in red, pink or white. If you are from Edmonton we could figure out how to get them to you.
Anyway because of the being sick I now have a major messy house so off I go to clean up the disaster.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I'll leave you with a picture of my 3 lobbsters. Why can't I just get a nice picture of all three at the same time?
Monday, October 19, 2009
I've been thinking about what being a good friend means.
Here are some of the thoughts that I got:
- It's when someone is watching your back. Just because they truly care about you.
- They are interested in your well being at all times. Loyalty.
- It means they love you unconditionally despite any faults
- A friend would also tell you the truth even though it may not be what you want to hear. A friend would also be engaged in your conversations, listening and offering opinions when needed, focused on the moment that you are sharing together.
- true friends are the ones that dont ask alot of questions and just say...if you're happy, Im happy...loyalty, trusting and non-judgmental...and will be there in a heartbeat, despite their busyness...
- A friend is someone who is there for you, to be honest with you, to laugh with, and cry with, for good and for the not so good. They are your person
- A friend is someone that is always there for you, no matter what's going on in their life. They listen without judging, love without questioning, and support without asking for anything in return. Someone that you can confide in because you trust them 100%.
- true friends can sometimes be hard to find. So it is awesome when you find them.
Thanks to everyone who responded. I want to be the best friend I can be to my friends. And I hope that I am. I love all my friends. Old and new.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Note to self: We're on the road to self uplifting not self putting down.
So maybe now I'll go try it on. Wish me luck!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
So everyone is growing just right.
Other than that I don't have much to say or I can't think of much because of the screaming in my ears. Will it ever end?
And I already have someone who wants me to make cupcakes for their son's party in December. I'm pretty excited about it.
Monday, October 12, 2009
For some reason I am unable to write anything under the pictures. The order is: 1 day old, 1 year, 2 years, 3 years and now 4 years old. He hasn't changed alot in looks but his personality has grown leaps and bounds.
Thursday, October 08, 2009
Thanksgiving is coming up plus a certain little boys birthday. Like I said in my last post I feel for Quinks that he doesn't get as many people coming to his family birthday celebration. I really enjoy this time of year getting together as a family and wish we had a larger group of people coming for dinner. I love it when there are lots of family and friends around. I guess it kind of sucks for Quinten when he was born because of people having their own Thanksgiving activities. This will be the first year in a few years that Jordan and Kristen haven't come for a visit. We'll miss them and Devin and Liz. Maybe my surrogate brother(cousin) will come play games and hang out. And he could drag his mom along. Like I said love the big gatherings.
Anyway I'm off to monitor the cleaning process. It's sounding very noisy which means very little cleaning is happening.
Tomorrow Taylor's blood test. Could be an adventure? She hates iv's or needles.
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
Thursday, October 01, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Spencer 2 years old
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
3 years old
2 years old
1 year old
Monday, September 21, 2009
Anyway that is how my week is shaping up. And on a side note. Thank you to everyone who comes to our kids' parties. I know it can be an inconvience coming to 3 kids parties all right in a row. In the words of Taylor good thing we are having a joint party for one of the parties. She likes to say good thing alot.
Have a happy week. Be sure to get out in the beautiful weather. Never thought we would be celebrating our 6 year olds birthday at the beach. Love the hot fall weather.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Things are going along nicely in Lobbster household. Parties are being finalized. Although I haven't heard from everyone yet. Cupcakes/cakes are being planned.
It will be a busy week of preparation that's for sure.
We have a weekend of parties that the kids are going to. But other than that should be a relaxing one.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
I've been doing a lot of reflecting on what I want in life, where I fit in, how to overcome my feelings toward myself etc. But as I started to type I looked down at my youngest and he flashes me a smile and it clicks for me. I have 3 amazing children who light up my life. I want the world for them, they accept me for who I am so I don't have to try to fit in with them and they don't look at me and think man my mom needs to lose some weight etc. They love me for me. It's amazing what a smile or an I love you can do. Why has it taken me till this very moment over the last few weeks to realize it? I don't know but I'm glad Spencer and I are having a moment to ourselves. Don't get me wrong it will take time for me to truly be comfortable with me but I'm on my way. And I must say the little I love you from Spencer is so darn cute you just can't be sad.
So if you are ever feeling the same way just take a step back and look for that smile.
I have nothing too exciting to tell. We had a weekend without Daddy so lets just say the patience level around the lobbster shack was very low. But daddy is home today and spending some much needed time with the boys.
How was your weekend? Do anything fun or exciting?
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Today has been a day of laundry followed by playing at the park before picking up Taylor and then more park play while it seemed some one was always screaming. Then if I wasn't going crazy enough I took them to the grocery store to get cupcake supplies. And to top off the evening, which isn't even done yet, Spencer had a giant poop in the tub. Sickarama! Good times! I do love being a stay at home mom but sometimes my patience is definately tested.
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
We got back late Monday night from our Toronto adventures. Now for point form. Too much stuff happened to write real sentences.
- Arrive late Tuesday night and thought we didn't have a rental car. Found the right place.
-Got lost going to Chris' uncles from the airport.
-slept in the next day till about 10. Since when does a mom of 3 get to do that.
-hung out, saw friends
-walked yonge street, queen street, actually we walked alot but also ate alot so no pounds lost
-had a sick toddler, I guess I have to face the fact he is not a baby anymore. boohoo!
-rehersal and dinner at a yummy brazilian bbq place (Red Violin)
-Canada's wonderland, scary roller coaster calle the behemouth (probably spelling it wrong) Chris laughed at me the whole time. I thought I might cry.
-got sick at Canada's Wonderland. Rides and Kirsten's tummy don't really mix.
-Blue Jays game with awesome seats. Row 15 right behind the Jays dug out.
-Crazy bee at the game. I think the bees liked Kristen.
-slept in till 11. Awesome!
-My baby brother's wedding and reception. Too bad Spencer wasn't feeling so great because he was not a happy camper.
-Brunch with the Tronsgard clan minus Devin, Liz, Craig, Taylor and Quinten
-More driving and might I just add that it is not normal driving. Man thems some crazy drivers and lots of them.
-More feeling sick from the driving.
-ROM where we saw the dead sea scrolls
-air show which a certain toddler (not baby boohoo) didn't like too much.
-airport where said toddler was screaming and I'm sure everyone around us thought I hope he's not on our plane.
-no worries because he slept pretty much the whole way home. YEAH!!!!!!
-Oh forgot about the lady hitting a raccoon.
It's good to be back. Now I just wish Taylor would go back to easy drop offs. Roxanne might have to start taking her. :)
And I can't end till I say Happy 60th Birthday Auntie Beth!
Thursday, September 03, 2009
The only down side to the trip is that Spencer has developed a fever and we can't seem to get it down even with Tylenol. Hopefully is will be feeling better soon.
Anyway just a quick update. More to come as the fun continues.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
It was a good day at home as well. The boys and re-organized the bonus room and I only had to deal with a minor poop issue. I love how the poop stuff is now classified in levels. This time it was my own fault. Spencie has a super bad diaper rash and I wanted to let it air out so I figured what would be the harm if he had just pooped to let him run around nudey. Apparently that kid is a pooping machine. Anyway enough about poop. I recently read an article in a Parents magazine that was titled 39 Things Every Mom Should Know. I thought I would share some of the ones that I thought were applicable to me.
-Just throw away poopy underwear. (This one is so applicable to me right now. I'm not sure Quinks has many pairs left after the summer.)
-Don't beat yourself up if you have to use a bribe. (So been there done that.)
-Put band-aids on everything your kids want to. Why not? (Our kids love band-aids. We have a family portrait from when Taylor was 2 and Quinks was a baby and you can see her band-aid that isn't serving any type of purpose. I love it.)
-Know this: That stain won't come out. And it's okay. The sooner you accept this the better. (Good for my messy eaters.)
-Embrace their quirks. (Hard sometimes but I'm learning.)
-Answer this question: What is the worst thing that will happen if your kids sleep in their clothes?
-Never stifle a generous inclination.
-Teach them to pump ASAP. (Boy am I glad they don't need my help. Is it too soon for me to teach Spencer?)
-If your child falls asleep occasionally without brushing her teeth, don't wake her; baby teeth do eventually fall out. (Phew I feel like a bad Mom when we forget and then they fall asleep. Good to know I'm not the only one.)
-Buy kids deodorant before they need it. (I'm not really sure when they need it but I know I'm afraid of smelling and my kids have already started to try out Daddy's deodorant.)
-It's fine to brag about yourself to your kids. (I don't think as parents we do that enough.)
-You're never too old to dress up and decorate your house for Halloween. And it's more fun for everyone if you are into it. It also entitles you to more candy. (And I loves candy!)
-If the school year, new babysitter, or karate class gets off to a rocky start don't totally stress about it. Instead think of the improvement that can be made by the end of the year. (This might just have to be one of our motto's. It will get better.)
-Independence is a wonderful thing. For everyone. So is together time. Make sure you have a healthy dose of both. ( I like to think we have that.)
So there you have it. Just a 'few' out of the list. I hope if your kids have started school that everything is going well and if they haven't yet that the next weeks to come are good ones. Cherish these moments even if they make you cry.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
It's a short post tonight. But I must tell you how much I love my friends. Old and new ones. You all mean more to me than a few simple words can say. I think we all need to be told how much we appreciate each other. I don't take my friends for granted. Love you guys!
Monday, August 24, 2009
3 days till school. We found out who Taylor's teacher will be. All I've been hearing is great things about her. Taylor is still not looking forward to going back Hopefully things will change by Thursday cause she's going regardless.
Off to the beach tomorrow for, one last before school starts, lake trip.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
School is now 4 days away. Where did the summer go? So far Taylor has been saying she isn't looking forward to going back. I was hoping she would change her mind when she went to a birthday party today with all the little girls from her kindergarten class. Could be another emotional drop off. I know many of you probably think it is silly but I feel for my kids or any kid or person for that matter, when I see them so upset. It breaks my heart. I know she is fine once she is in the school. In the next couple of days we should know who's class she is in. I'm excited to find out who will be in her class. It'll be nice to see all the mom's again too.
Those of you out there that have kids going to school whether it's the first time or the 12th time, I want to hear how you feel coming up to the start of another school year.
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
We had Taylor's appointment with an ENT. He saw fluid in the left ear but wants her to go back to the audiologist to see if the hearing has changed. He thinks things should be fine once the fluid disappears. Good news!
Anyway back to watching a special on the Octomom. Boy she is sure frustrating. But that's all I'll say about that.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Do you ever feel like that? If so how do you over come it?
Thursday, August 06, 2009
Wednesday, August 05, 2009
2 days till we leave for camp. Man I have a lot to do. Laundry, as always, seems to be the biggest thing.
Anyway 2 of the Lobbster children are up and now starts my keep them quiet while Daddy sleeps. I don't miss those days. And I must go warm up, but I refuse to turn on the furnace in the summer months. Sweaters for everyone.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
Saturday, August 01, 2009
Do you ever feel drained and all you do is nag your kids? I'm feeling that way this weekend. I'm not sure if it's because we're trying to adjust being back to normal after vacation or if I'm just tired from the lack of running. And the nagging. Man I sound like a bag sometimes. Maybe it's a combo of everything plus having more poop issues with both boys this week. It never ends. Someone told me it probably just seems like it happens all the time but it is probably just this week. My answer to that is nope. Poop is my life. It goes beyond the poopy diapers. I really should have stocks in Bissell carpet cleaner. Maybe this week will be better, with planning for music camp.
Anyway I'm off to find a girly movie to watch seen as Chris is now working again for the day. I won't go into details but he won't be getting a day off anytime soon. I tell you this because I think this plays a part in my nagging of the kids. So I pray that God gives me patience and understanding.
Have a good night and rest of the weekend.
Friday, July 31, 2009
Any big plans for the long weekend? Not much here. Maybe some deck board screwing.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
On our first night Spencer decided that screaming might be fun. At supper a very drunk lady told him to shut up just loud enough for the kids to hear. She then asked us to get him to stop and asked why he was screaming, well Chris being Chris told her we asked him but he didn't answer us, go figure he's 1 1/2. She then told us that we shouldn't go out with him and we should stay home. And that she had 2 one year olds and they never screamed. Well good for you lady go have another. The screaming continued for the whole trip but at least we didn't get parented for it.
It was great to have a week just us a family and then the rest with friends and family in Penticton. Gotta love the close to 40 degree weather. Oh how I miss that.
It is good to be home and getting back into the swing of things. Once I get a good handle on the laundry I'll post pictures
Friday, July 10, 2009
It's now 10:15 pm and I started this post awhile ago and am just now getting around to finishing it.
Why is it that when trying to pack a curve ball gets thrown? What is with my kids and their poop issues? Whether it's playing with it or having an accident or a poop explosion while trying to wash the truck. Yep you guessed it. Luckly no poop on the carseat. So one last load of laundry (fingers crossed).
The kids are still awake. I'm thinking they are pretty excited about going camping. Tomorrow, hopefully before noon, the Lobbster Shack will be peeling out of town. Look out open road here we come. I would really like to leave no later than 10am but if you know us we like to sleep in so it could be hard getting everyone going.
Hopefully I'll be able to post while we are away. If I can't please don't forget about me. I'll be back and hopefully with lots of good stories and pictures to match.
Now back to the packing. Phew!
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Question of the day: What are you doing for summer holidays?
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
My question for today is when loading a dishwasher which way do you put the cutlery in? Pokey parts up or down? We're a down family, but someone put some sharp knives up and I almost stabbed myself reaching in. Another reason, as well as others, that we put them down.
Happy Hump day!
Tuesday, July 07, 2009
As a side note I 2 really good runs this week. Yesterday's was especially good because Taylor came on her bike. Loved that time with her.
We also found out today that Taylor has an appointment with an ENT Doctor the middle of August. Hopefully we'll get some answers regarding her hearing.
Sunday, July 05, 2009
Friday got up way too early to see the Stampede Parade. So worth it though to see our kids so happy. And I'm happy to report there was no fussing or fighting, even though the kids were super tired. It was the best outing yet.
Friday night hubs and I went to the Stampede grounds. The food always looks and tastes so good but the next day we were paying for it. That grease really does a number on the ol' system.
Saturday was our Church's Stampede bbq and concert. The musical guest was quite sick so I was asked so nicely by my Dad if I would fill in last minute. I thought it went well with only 2 days notice.
Sunday was church in the morning, sang again. Got to see my cuz and his wife. Taylor went to a beach birthday party. Fun was had by all.
And now need to get ready for a date night. So much excitement in such a short time. It feels good to get out after the exhausting week.
Even with all the busyness I still managed to clean up pee off the kitchen table. Might be time to start the potty training process. I'm getting sick of cleaning up, the playing with poop and pee messes. And cleaned up more poop. It's all part of parenting right? Someone out there must know what I am dealing with.
Well I'm off to get all gussied up. Happy Monday to y'all! (in Stampede spirit)
Thursday, July 02, 2009
So the lack of sleep has made me kind of grouchy. I feel like I've been yelling at the kids all day and if I'm not yelling I'm crying because I feel bad for yelling. Such a cycle. Thank goodness Chris has a few days off. And we get to have a date night. That always makes me feel better. Bolero here we come. Yes Kristen we are finally able to use the gift card. Every time we've tried it just hasn't worked out.
Tomorrow is the Stampede Parade. YAHOO! Kids are excited not sure they will be when we have to get up at a time nobody should be up at. It's probably not that early for some but our family likes to sleep in.
And before I go I hope no one was offended by my previous post. It was meant in good fun.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
I was never, shall we say, well endowed. The breast fairy did not give me a lot. I used to hate being so small. And then I got pregnant and man oh man was I happy. I wasn't huge but I could finally fill out a top nicely. I never lost the big nursing boobs till about 5 months ago. (I had them for about 5 years. ) Spencer stopped nursing 3 months ago but it was like someone had popped 2 balloons and they were now hanging from me. And then when he stopped all together it was like that last little bit of air left. I can't imagine what will happen when all the milk is gone. I was always fine with my small boobs but now there is no substance to them. Empty sacks of skin. Chris and I have seriously talked about me getting a breast augmentation, if we can afford it one day. So for now I will continue to wear bras that help lift and add a bit. And there are always the chicken cutlets.
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
I like getting the kids weighed. I'm always curious as to where they are on the charts. Okay maybe not just curious but somewhat obsessed with it. At least my husband thinks so. Don't get me wrong I love my kids big or small. And I actually like the fact they are on the smaller side.
Keep posted for the post breastfeeding post. Maybe that'll make a good Canada Day post. :)
Monday, June 29, 2009
It could help that I've had a few cups of coffee today. Love Tim Hortons' grounds. So much cheaper than what I was buying. And it could be the sugar rush from the freezie's I've eaten. Okay so I haven't eaten very well today. Don't we all have those days?
Speaking of eating I tried a new recipe last night. I love trying new things. Chicken bacon peach kabobs. So good. Isn't everything with bacon good though? Definately a keeper recipe.
Any plans for Canada Day? No plans here yet but Chris has the day off. Bring on the offers. lol. Pop us a comment with your Canada Day plans.
Anyone know how to get in on review products?
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
How is it that some Mom's can bounce back from having a baby and don't look like they have given birth at all? And then there are those of us who will carry the signs for years to come.
I am definately not one of those Mom's who has the perfect, no stretch mark no skin hanging, belly's. I've worked really hard to lose the baby weight. 70 pounds were lost after Spencer was born. But I still have those darn stretch marks and the skin that is so not tight. And a weird fold where I was sliced into, all 3 times. So I'm curious as to how many Mom's out there don't have the perfect belly. And I won't even get started on the post nursing boobs. That is so for another post.
Friday, June 26, 2009
To finish off the day we went to the lake. It was a tad bit windy so we didn't stay too long. Just long enough to lose one kid, no not mine, although I did say a few times where is Spencer. I could at least see him at the end of the beach. Cindy I can't believe how calm you were. Jett was found safe and sound playing at the park. Then home to have a special Father's Day bbqfor my Dad. My mom even got on the tramp. Maybe next time we'll get her doing flips. :)
And now I sit here with 2 sleeping kids and one, who some how got out of his room this morning. Doesn't he know it's summer holidays? And how did he get out? The other 2 weren't tall enough to open doors till they were over 2. Time to break out the toddler door knobs again.
Anyway maybe I'll go get something done so my house doesn't look like I have 3 kids.
Happy Friday to all and safe travels to everyone going away.
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
We watched America's Got Talent last night and one of the acts had a guy shoving a metal hook either through his nose to his mouth or vice versa. And then using a drill in his nose. My mom of the year moment is that I let the kids watch this. Taylor was quite disgusted by it but Quinks thought it was pretty cool. Even with Unkie trying to cover his eyes he managed to see what all the fuss was about. I let them both know not to try any of that stuff. Next thing I hear is some gagging and there is Quinks trying to shove the hook part of a hanger down his throat. Note to self hide the drill. Just goes to show that kids are very impressionable.
Note: Tomorrow is the last day of school. Bring on the kleenex.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
You might be wondering why I'm writing about this. I guess it's because I'm sick of being low maintenance and want to be more medium maintenance. I'm sick of feeling like the ugly duckling, not that I think I'm ugly, just that I don't stand out. Pretty much blend in and don't always feel that attractive. I don't think it's just in what I wear or how I do my hair. It's a confidence thing. If I exude confidence I will not feel like the wall flower. I think I write this because I sometimes wonder what other women think about themselves. Do you ever feel like you blend in? I like the Dove commercials for this saying everyone is beautiful.
I shall go forth feeling beautiful.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I think sometimes I take Chris for granted and say it's always Dad's day, but they do the things Mom's don't and so they deserve to be recognized for it. Have a great Day Dad's!
Secondly I figured out my adobe issues all by myself. It feels so good to problem solve without having to call someone. Like I said in my previous post I was a wee bit frustrated which I think turned into a bigger frustration,. But now it's all good. High fives all around? Yeah I'm a geek I know.
Anyway, my bro Jordan is coming to visit on Tuesday. The kids will tell anyone and everyone, who will listen, that their Unkie Jordan is coming to visit. Get ready Jordan for a lot of kid time. I'm not sure they will want to miss a day with you. They already have plans for him to watch soccer, come to the lake, jump on the tramp and who knows what else. I'm excited as well but I keep my excitement to myself somewhat. Hopefully the deck will be finished so we can have some family time just relaxing, when he's not playing.
While I'm on the deck subject I want to say thanks to Chris for using his free time to build the deck. Home Depot and the Lumber King are our friends.
Soccer finished for Quinks yesterday, Pictures and a post to come later.
Friday, June 19, 2009
Well I can't seem to write under each picture. The first one is Spencie while camping. Chowing down on pancakes. Taylor lost her 3rd tooth. She was pretty excited to actually have the tooth to put under her pillow. And Quinks loves helping Daddy. He talks about needing his Home Depot stuff. So cute!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I started back to running this week. My knee felt a bit sore but it felt so good to get out a run. Wow I was pretty crabby for 2 weeks. No computer, no running. Good thing I still had coffee.
So now I can say I'm into the swing of this training schedule. The next race is the Harvest Half. I'll cross my fingers now that my IT band heals nicely.
We got the trailer out this past weekend. I love camping. I don't like the bugs but the fires, the sleeping in the tent trailer all good. The one thing I have a hard time doing whilst camping, is just sitting back a relaxing. Maybe it's a Mom thing. I know Chris has no problem with it.
I've got pictures to post but for now this is what I've got. So much catching up to do.
Before I go please send me your email addresses. When everything got switched over to the new hard drive our addresses were lost, or I can't access them. Thanks!
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Last night Taylor lost her first, on its own, tooth. And she then lost it lost it. We think she swallowed it while she was sleeping. We can't find it anywhere. She's little disgusted that it could end up in her poop. And knows we will not be fishing it out of said poop. Can you tell she was not one of the poop players? Anyway tomorrow we will put a note under her pillow letting the toothfairy know what has happened. I did reassure her that she would still get money.
My one question is how much are teeth going for these days? I've heard a few different amounts. Just curious.
Have a great rest of the weekend and I'll update again tomorrow.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
On Sunday Heather is participating in a triathlon. I know she'll do great. I wish I could go cheer her on but she knows I'll be doing it in spirit.
If you have a chance swing by their blogs and give your congrats or best wishes.
And 5 days till the half. I'm at nervous time. The no sleep because I keep having race dreams.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
-been busy with soccer and gymnastics
-been busy training for a half marathon (#2) next weekend.
-had a fabulous 20k run on Friday. Hopefully I can do that well at the race.
-thinking about doing another half in a few weeks. I could be getting addicted to them.
-Quinks fell off the top bunk whilst sleeping. No worries he was perfectly fine. Probably a good thing he was sleep walking or whatever he was doing.
-Spencie fell out of his bed and cut his eye on the toddler bar. (Now it looks like he is wearing makeup) Maybe the bunk bed is cursed.
-Taylor is getting assessed again at the audiologist tomorrow. Hopefully we get some kind of answer.
-Some of my family is running and walking this weekend in the Ottawa running festivities. Good Luck Jordan in your marathon, Kristen in your 10k, Dad and Mom in the half marathon. I'm really proud of all of you. Wish I could be there.
-Can't wait to get out camping. We got the trailer last weekend and now we are stoked to get out there.
-our poop issues haven't changed it's just 2 kids now. You think a kid is potty trained and then they pull a few surprises. Most days I deal well with it.
-school is almost over. Only one more month of kindergarten.
-Karri moves home soon and I'm totally excited. I miss those guys so much.
Well I think that's all for me.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
If anyone has any suggestions I'll take them.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Sunday, May 03, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Yesterday we thought we would try putting Spencie in the bottom bunk to nap while we changed the rooms around. I can't believe how smooth it was. Of course he walked around for a bit but eventually fell asleep. Bedtime last night, nap today and bedtime tonight were awesome. He didn't even get out of the bed. Total difference from the other 2. It's sad for me to have him in a bed though. He's still my baby but this seems to make him less of one.
Other than that not much new has happened around here.
Monday, April 20, 2009
I can feel this is going to be a great week. It doesn't hurt that when I put my shorts on I found a $5 bill in the pocket. Sweet! Happy Monday! And we had minimal fights this morning. Mornings are not a smooth operation around these parts. And of course my SIL comes this week. Woohoo! Soccer starts on Saturday, hopefully the snow that is forcasted won't last that long.
That's about it. Off to do the dreaded laundry. I can't put it off forever.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Thought I would try something new with my post. Have a great hump day. It's been a good day for us.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
Now that Spring is here the kids have been playing outside non stop. I have to drag them in for supper and bed. Quinks is starting to sport his summer hair color. And they both are getting the colored cheeks.
Tomorrow I am going to try and go for a run before church. It's been almost a week since my reoccurence of pain. I'm hoping it will go well. I'm missing running. Plus I've been feeling fat lately and need to really do it and push myself instead of going at a easy comfortable pace.
It was mentioned on Kristen's blog, by a commentor, about the 100 push up challenge. I'm in awe of people who can do lots of proper push ups. I cannot do them so maybe this is what I need to get started. I'll keep ya'll posted. (I'm sure you'll be dieing to know how I'll do. ;) Right.)
I'll post for me then.
Anyway it's been a day filled with play and gymnastics so I now need to clean up. There is something always to be cleaned hey?
Tuesday, April 07, 2009
I'll cross my fingers that the bunny takes pity on me and sees that I still like getting treats, and brings me something. If not I guess I'll be raiding my kids chocolate. They're young enough that they still like sharing. Especially Spencie.
What kind of Easter traditions are out there?
Sunday, April 05, 2009
Saturday, April 04, 2009
My IT band pain is back. I was having a great run with only 2k left and whammo it hit. If you've ever had that pain before you know the leg just doesn't want to run anymore. I was so frustrated. I've had no pain so far and with less than 2 months to go I hope I can get it undercontrol. Maybe I'm just not ment to do any distance past 12K. I'll see how tomorrows short run goes. I might just have to ease up on trying to get faster and not worry about a time goal. Argh!
Anyway having a pretty lazy Saturday with Ian and Megs. Don't worry Marilyn your daughter is being well taken care of. My kids love the both of them and won't leave them alone.
Friday, April 03, 2009
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Wednesday, April 01, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Last week Tammy gave me a blog award, my first. I have to tell 10 things about myself.
1. I used to suck my thumb. I'm kind of embarrased to say I was 12 when I stopped. That's why I want to get the oldest and youngest to stop.
2. I would love to make cupcakes and cakes for parties. But for now I do it for my family.
3. I'm running my first/second half marathon on May. It is my second time doing it and so far I am injury free so I should be able to run the whole thing. And of course my great hubby will be cheering me on right by my side.
4. I'm a closet neat freak. My house might not always be the tidiest but I sure wish it was better.
5. I love to cook and bake. I also love trying new recipes.
6. I love to share what I cook/bake with others. Having people over is so great.
7. I wish I saw my family more. They are so important to me and don't always let them know that.
8. I love watching the Biggest Loser. I commented to Chris yesterday that I cry every Tuesday because of that show. The support that they get is amazing. Last week they had to run a half marathon and I was brought to tears how much support they had around them.
9. It may seem selfish but I would love to have my family at the end of the half marathon cheering me on. And no not just my kids. To me it's important for my parents to be there too.
10. I love sales. I'm always looking for a bargain. And free is always good. Share the stuff around.
Anyway just a tid bit of info about me. I have a hard time writing stuff like that.
I now pass on the award to:
Please pray for Baby Stellan. To see there story click on the Baby Stellan picture on the right hand side. There faith is amazing.
update: I'm adding an 11th thing to my list. Just thought about it this morning. I can't stand having wrinkly clothes. I iron everything even the kids clothes. I won't even try a shirt on that is suppose to have the wrinkled look.