Wednesday, October 21, 2009

fake butt

A fake butt has been found. Thanks Karen for picking it up for me. Roxanne I hope you're okay to run beside me with a butt hanging out. I'm pretty excited about my costume for the race. Maybe I'm a kid at heart. Not sure how the actually running is going to go seen as I have been quite the slacker in the running department. It'll be fun either way.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween costumes

Does anyone know where I can a fake butt to wear as part of a costume on Saturday? I'm doing a halloween race and dressing up is encouraged. I was thinking I could go as a patient with the gown open at the back with a butt hanging out. I need  my wonder woman costume for the evening so I don't want it to get all sweaty. Although now that I think about it do you think people would be offended by that costume?

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?

                                        I think this was the best one out of a bunch.

Monday, October 19, 2009


What does friendship mean to you? Or what defines a friend? I posted this question as my status on facebook yesterday and got quite a few thoughts.

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


It fits. And I don't think I'll even enhance my *ahem*. (I don't want to make my brothers uncomfortable.) Oh natural baby!

Kind of afraid

I've been putting off the trying on of my Wonder Woman costume. I think I have gained some weight from last year so I'm afraid that it won't fit and I will feel crappy. It's funny how I can be the same weight I've been for a number of years pre-kids, yet clothes so do not fit the same way. And instead of embracing the body that I have now been blessed with, I put myself down. When will I stop that? Perhaps it will take days, months or years, who knows. I do know that I try to overcome these feelings everyday. Some days I feel great and others blah and wish I didn't have a road map on my stomach and what seems to be enough skin to make a tummy pull down blind. Oh and comparing myself to others. Oh the torture. As I write this I can see how ridiculous this sounds. Men must think us women are crazy.

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

The Lobbster Life

With Birthday season comes annual check ups. Everything seems fine. We've never had to get the kids blood taken before with their annual check ups but Quinten has to this time. I forgot to ask why and just assumed that adults get it done so kids must now too. He has been having a number of headaches and diarrha so not sure if that could be part of it. Taylor didn't have to at 4 years. Anyway I like to put the numbers out there. Taylor is 41 and 3/4 pounds and 44 inches, Quinten is 30 and 3/4 pounds and 38 inches and Spencer is 24 and 1/2 pounds and 33 inches.
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

Happy Birthday Quinks!

Today is not only a day for us to just celebrate Thanksgiving but to our celebrate our sweet 4 year olds birthday. We are so thankful for Quinten today. He is such a kind hearted, caring, sensitive but also rough and tumble little boy. It's been fun watching him grow up. I find it hard to believe that 4 years have passed since we were rushed into the surgery suite. I love you Quinks! You are very special to us and I hope you feel that way everyday but especially today.

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


In about a month Taylor's hearing loss should be fixed. We saw her ENT guy again today and we booked her to get tubes put in. We are hopeful that this will be it, but if more tubes and surgeries are needed we will be fine with it. It will be interesting to see her reaction when Spencer screams because the Dr. said she will find things loud once the fluid is drained. Yeah the tv will finally be at a level so the neighbours don't hear it. :)

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

Party #2 The joint addition

On Saturday we had the hockey party for Quinten and Spencer. In true Canadian fashion the kids were troopers and played hockey and hit the pinata even though it was a little chilly. Quinten loved his cake. He'll tell anyone about it. He even told the Speech pathologist about it. More to come on that. I've never made or used fondant before so my thoughts were go big or go home. I made the fondant on Wednesday (3 batches) and the cake on Thursday and then Chris and I assembled it all on Friday. It was a whole day event. They sure make it look easy on tv but with more practice I'll get the hang of it. And hopefully I get the chance to make more stuff. Hint, hint to all who read this and want me to make their cakes or cupcakes. Really I'm hoping at least family will take me up on my offer.
So the birthday parties are done for the year. Quinten's actual birthday is on Monday and some how I feel as though he gets forgotten. So we'll be celebrating with Turkey and all the fixin's.
Anyway we had Quinten assessed yesterday with a speech pathologist. We had some concerns with how he says things and sometimes strangers or even those who are close to us can't understand him. The only thing she was concerned with was how he uses he/she/him/her. So we have some homework to help him learn those concepts. She doesn't think there is anything to worry about. And I learned that the r, l, and I think w sound doesn't come till around grade 1. His s sounds have come a very long way so no worries here.
Tomorrow is another appointment with our ENT. Hopefully we'll get some kind of answer. We are hoping they'll just do tubes so we can get her hearing clearly.
That's all for our updates. Hope you enjoyed the pics.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

What?....I can't hear you

because a certain 2 year old is screaming in my ear. When will the madness stop. So off to his room he goes where I think he is screaming louder. It could be worse I could be cleaning up poop while he is screaming. Always a positive to every situation right? ;)