Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Weighing in

In true UFC style. Yes I do like UFC and yes I am dissapointed I won't get to see it on the 11th. The kids weighed in. In the pink corner weighing in at 39.4 lbs and 43 1/4" is Taylor "The oldest" Lobb. In the blue corner weighing in at 28.8lbs and almost 37" is Quinten "Small but Mighty" Lobb. And in the, lets say green corner, weighing in at 21.8 lbs and 30 1/2" is Spencer "Still not on the charts" Lobb. The kids couldn't get enough of using the scale and the height measurer (not sure of the real name.) I pretty much had to drag them away.
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

Pigs must be flying

I have no baskets of laundry sitting in my living room. I do have stuff in the washer and dryer but I am caught up so far. And the house is totally tidy. Woohoo! No yelling Mommy today baby.
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

Nice visit

It was great to see one of my brothers this week. It's been awhile since we could just hang out. The kids sure love their Unkie. Quinks has been asking for him all day. I really wish the kids could come with us for Uncle Devin's wedding but the funds are just not there. So it was nice that the kids could at least see one of their Uncles. Jordan I'm glad we got to hang out. Kristen how did you like the Big Rock light lime?

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Stretch marks and post baby belly

Let me just start off by saying we are beautiful no matter what shape we are.

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

Schools out for summer

It's done, finished, caput. I made it through the day with a few tears but not too bad. I'm going to miss those daily walks with the Mom's. I won't miss the getting up early but having my dose of adult conversation. Thanks ladies for the good times. We'll need to find a meeting place next year to continue those walks and talks.
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

Change that

I sat down to write a post about how I probably won't be winning Mom of the year. And then I saw Spencie walk out with no diaper on. Upon investigation as to where the diaper could be, I was greated with a stinky gross mess. Oh snap. I thought we had gotten past this poop playing fetish. Luckly it was smeared in one area and not all over the room. And thankfully we carry a good stock of Bissell carpet cleaner. So after a bath, re-diapering, supper, soccer, baking cupcakes, I can now finish with what I was going to originally post.

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


This might surprise some but I find myself wanting to be more girly. I'm usually not one who wears a lot of makeup or really does my hair all nice. Although I've been told that a ponytail is sexy. So I must have sexy hair almost everyday. I like having my nails painted. You should see the cool Canadian flag type design I have thanks to Karen at Totally toes.
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

So Stinky!

I'm almost embarrased to say this but upstairs stinks from all the diapers. We keep them in a Diaper Genie but it doesn't seem to help. I've tried putting a dryer sheet in the bottom, spraying it with febreeze air spray. We change quite regularly but nothing seems to help. Anyone have an suggestions? We've had it for almost 6 years so maybe some of the seals are not doing their job. Who knows.
Anyway that's my question for the day.

And as promised pics of my kiddlets.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Okay so first I would like to say a big Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there. I'm especially thankful for a wonderful, loving, caring , funny(even if they are groaner's) etc, Dad. I would say I'm a Daddy's little girl, the perks of being the only daughter. I love you Dad. And of course I'm thankful for the best Dad for my kids. What a great Dad Chris is. He doesn't always get to be around for all the fun but he does make an extra effort to show up even if it is only for a second. I love seeing how excited the kids get when they know Chris has a day off or when he gets home. I'm getting choked up thinking about it. I know, shocker. I love you Sweets and wouldn't trade you for anything. I could go on and on but seriously I'm sure we all feel the same way about our husbands so you get the picture.
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


This is what I was wondering today as I was pretty much crying during the kindergarten assembly. Why do I get so emotional? I get emotional hearing the national anthem and then you have k-grade 4 kids singing it. All I can say is Wow! Bring on the water works. And of course the faucet kept running as the 3 am classes did their thing. A big thing for me is seeing how much Taylor has grown as a person this year. No longer is she the super shy kid. Don't get me wrong she is still somewhat shy but she is really starting to come out of her shell. I'm so proud of her. And man those kids are all so cute!
We then had our little class party! I think all had a good time.

In other news we found out yesterday that Taylor was accepted for competitive gymnastics. We're very excited and looking forward to seeing her continue to learn something that she loves so much.

Yesterday's post I mentioned that our computer had crashed. Long story short a new hard drive was put in so now I've been trying to get adobe. Does anyone know how? When I go to the website it doesn't work. I'm getting a wee bit frustrated. (Said with an Irish accent.)

Anyway trying to get pictures from today's assembly on the computer but once again having some issues with card reader. Oh the computer drama.

I'll leave you with some pictures from the last week or so. Enjoy!

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

Good to be back

Our computer has been giving us some problems for the last couple of weeks, therefore no blogging. It's weird how much I really rely on having a computer. It seems as though everything is done using a computer. Now the only problem we are having is we can't access our old emails that were saved for us. If anyone has a clue please fill us in.

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

It's been a week

I realize that it was a week ago that I blogged. Our computer crashed last Sunday night so it took a few days to get it back and since then I've been thinking about this post.

On Sunday I ran the half marathon. During my training I didn't have any knee pain except at the beginning on one long run, but since then nothing. So I was shocked, disappointed, sad, and even a bit angry, when at around the 10k mark my knee started to hurt. Actually it's the side of the knee because it is an IT band injury but for the sake of this post I'll just say knee. Anyway the pain came on quite suddenly and I was determined not to stop or walk so I ran the next 11.1K in quite a bit of pain. We slowed the pace and at the last kilometer I thought my knee was going to blow out but I have a bit of stubborness in me and wasn't going to quite so close to the end. I embraced the pain and pushed past it, ran up the last hill (now seriously who puts a hill at the end of a race?) and finished waving at my 3 precious kids and my parents. Shocking that brought tears to my eyes. I didn't make my time goal of 2 hours but was close at 2 hours 16 minutes and 55 seconds.

I want to thank everyone for their encouragement during the training and afterwards. I'm thankful for a husband who, remember hates running but still ran with me. And for my parents who are proud of me and that means more than they will know. And it means so much that they brought the kids down. I want them to see the stuff Mommy and Daddy enjoy (or in Chris' case don't really enjoy but know it's good for him).

Now to rest of for a bit and continue stretching and then back to training for the next race.

And seriously the snow could stop it's June already!