Tuesday, November 02, 2010

2 sleeps but only 1 according to Taylor

First I would like to say that I have tried to post a number of times but I could only type a title but nothing in the posting area. Did a little searching and went back to the old editor.

Over the last couple of months we had birthdaypalooza. Which always seems to exhaust me by the end of it. It's hard to believe we have a 7, 5 and 3 year old.
Taylor had a spa sleepover party with 11 girls sleeping over.
Quinten had a Star Wars party with a bunch of active boys and quiet girls.
Spencer had a police party where a firetruck and police car came. If I do say so myself that might have been my favorite party idea so far.
For Chris I had a bunch of people over to celebrate.

Hmmm what else has been happening.....?
Not much just living the life with kids. Taylor's gymnastics is really coming along and Quinten is playing indoor soccer again, twice a week. Don't worry Spence will get to be in something come the spring soccer session.

Anyway I know I've said it before but I really want to try and keep this updated. Of had some requests from family to keep them current on the Lobbsters lives.

Peace out!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Okay I really, really, really suck at this

Life seems to have gone by so fast over the last 3 months. Wow! Our house has finished another year of school, went camping, a nose surgery, more camping and now back to school for 2 kids this time. Quinten is loving school and has no problem going. He is very tired by the middle of the afternoon but that will settled down once he gets used to the swing of things. Taylor is still not keen on going into the school but we've only had tears one day. Chris is healing up from his surgery. Still a little sore. It doesn't help that the boys bonk him quite often during their wrestling matches. And Spencer is fully trained. And has been for a bit but my lack of blogging has prevented me from saying we are done with diapers, pull ups and babies. sniff, sniff
Yesterday was the start of Lobbster Birthdaypalooza. Happy Birthday Chris! I feel like every weekend is filled with something birthday related for us. At least I'll have some more cupcake/cake examples to share.Summer is slow for orders. Please keep them coming.

Anyway that's a bit of catch up. I will try to be better. Maybe tomorrow will be a picture post. Stay tuned

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Wow I suck

It's been 2 months since I've posted. Bad Kirsten.
Let the updates begin:
Taylor's surgery went well. She had a minor set back which landed her back in the hospital but now she is all good. She is a different kid. Doesn't look so tired all the time. She looks healthy.
Potty training has stalled and regressed. Hopefully we can get it back. I would love for Spencer to be out of diapers for the summer.
Soccer has started so we are now out every night during the week. I don't mind it though. Keeps us all busy.
I sort of ran the marathon last Sunday. I had to quit at 25k because of my IT band and the fact that I was way too cold. I was shutting down. So now it is on to the next race. Who knows when that will be. I will try again for next years marathon.
Life is never dull around here but also doesn't seem that exciting all at the same time. So of course it is that way right now.
Hopefully I'll be better at blogging.

Oh and I don't know who the anonymous commentor was on my last post so feel free to let me know who you are.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

2 days away

Taylor will be having her tonsills and adenoids out in 2 days. I think it starting to hit what will be happening. She has been talking about it a lot and has lots of questions. She's pretty excited about getting to eat jello, popsicles, slurpees etc. One of the things I didn't realize was how long we would have to stay after. We have to be there around and hour and a half early. Then the surgery takes about 30 minutes, an hour in the recovery room and then we have to stay 8 hours after that. And if it gets too late she'll have to stay over night. I guess I'll be packing a little bag for myself just in case. Thankfully the boys will be in good hands so I won't be worried how they are doing. I know Taylor will be fine and she will be in good hands. I just get scared as a parent when you hear the horror stories.

Anyway, Spence is coming along with his potty training. Even tells me he has to pee. Woohoo! Here's  hoping we're diaper free by the summer. Well actually we already are diaper free but I don't want to have to use swimmers. They are so gross to change.

Quinks has been having some behavior issues so all the chocolate he got for Easter has been thrown out. I think what he eats plays a part in it all. Monday was especially bad and yesterday was way better, no chocolate was eaten.

Training has been going so-so. I got some new runners and it seems to be helping my knee. I found out last week that for the last 2 years I have been wearing the wrong type of runner and that could have been contributing to the pain. The race is less than 2 months away. I hope I continue to be pain free. It's very frustrating.

Well off I go to tidy up so we can go play in the sunshine.

Oh but before I go I'll leave you with a funny that Quinten said. We went to Edmonton this past weekend and when we got there Chris reminded them that Freckles, his parents dog, had died. And that it might be nice to say sorry to them. Which Quinten replied, " Why? I didn't do it."

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Dry day

Spence is getting the whole potty thing. He's been fully dry, well except one accident but that was my fault. I should have taken him. He even tells me when he has to go. I'm pretty excited about it and sad at the same time. It means I have no babies left and I know there are no babies coming. But I do like the thought of no diaper changes.

Taylor finally got a hair cut. It's been almost a year and a half. It was starting to show that it needed to be cut. She looks so cute. For the past couple of months she has insisted that it would be chin length. It's slightly longer than that so she can still put it up.

Right now as I type this the boys are playing with barbies and polly pockets. And Taylor looks like she'll fall asleep any minute. She's not the least bit upset they are playing with her stuff.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lack of imagination for a title

With surgery comes blood tests. Today was blood taking day for Taylor. The last time she was great. Watched the whole thing, didn't make a peep, didn't need Mommy to sit with her. This time was so different. Let me tell you how strong a 6 year old girl can get. Yikes. It took 3 of us to hold her down. And even with that she was trying to claw the needle out. She is a fighter. Hopefully like with the tube procedure no needles before hand. A stop for slurpees made up for the pain till her brother bit her and she said it reminded her of the needle. All is good now.

Potty training is going okay. I don't know how some kids can be so young and get it. I realize Spencer is younger than the other 2 were but it's discouraging to hear of people who's kids aren't even 2 and they are potty trained. Spence does pretty well just a few accidents.

Running has lacked. Trying to train sometimes with Chris' schedule is tough. Hopefully this week gets better. I'm starting to feel a lack of energy.

Anyway I hope everyone is have a happy spring so far. How can you not with the sunshining?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Another surgery

Taylor is having her tonsils out, not totally sure on the adenoids, on April 9th. She's been having a lot of sleep problems. Snoring and sleep apnea so we watched it and yesterday at her ENT appointment he said it would be best to take them out. Of course there are risks like any surgery. I always though that a tonsilectomy was a simple nothing can go wrong procedure. I was wrong. They don't take it lightly at all. Hopefully Taylor is not one of the kids that bleeds lots after and has complications. I have faith in God that she is in good hands and will be well taken care of. Still scary when it's your kid.

Potty training is going. Not terribly but not great. He is having accidents but he is getting better about going on the potty and not in his underwear. It will be so nice to have no swim diapers this summer.

Running is going. It's been kind of a slack week. It's sometimes hard working my training around Chris' schedule but I do what I can.

All in all we are doing good. Can't wait for the weather to warm up so we can play outside more.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


Wondering what my fellow runners out there eat. Specifically the night before a big race, the morning of, and after.

The reason I ask is I ran the longest distance I have ever run yet and it is not the full race distance. As I was finishing I was starving. I though I ate enough but I guess not. I want to know how to power through.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

6 things

I was tagged by Heather to tell 6 random things about me.

1. I like my shoulders.

2. On my so called run yesterday I saw an ugg style kids boot and a croc, on the side of the road.  How does that happen?

3. I had another cupcake order for Tuesday. The birthday girl loved them. (Pictures to follow.)

4. I'm training for a race but not going to say which one so that I don't jinx myself. Silly I know.

5. I wish my house was tidyier. The kids are getting better about putting their stuff away, but not great.

6. Potty training sucks. We have 1 diaper left so Spencer is part of potty training boot camp. We have pull ups but those are suppose to be for bedtime and outings.

Now I have to tag some people. Karri, Chrissy, Tammy and Beth

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Bad run

I've been running again. Training for a race actually. I've had some great runs the last few weeks. Knees have been feeling great. Then I go today and wham it's super crap. Had to walk a bunch. I was very discouraged. How will I run a super long distance if I can't run 10k. I realize I've been able to run farther but it is amazing how 1 run can make me feel so upset. Thankfully I have a very supportive and encouraging husband who calms me down and reminds me that tomorrows run will be better. Everyone has bad running days so I have to keep telling myself that.

Anyway. Kids are great. Although I wish they would clean up better. I'm in a throw stuff out kind of mood so they better watch out if they don't clean up. :) Speaking of cleaning I should probably go tidy up my stuff (laundry). Gotta set a good example.

Before I go one last thing. Spencer has been talking up a storm and it is nice now that he can express himself, like last night. Around 9 he stopped in his tracks and said, "My tummy hurts". You might be thinking okay great Kirsten thanks for telling us this. Let me tell you it saved me a lot of clean up. Because he can talk I was able to only get half the puke on the carpet. Tile is much easier to clean up. Poor kid. Feels good today. Hopefully it was a freak thing for him and we all don't get something AGAIN.


Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Growing up too fast

On Saturday my girl went on her first sleepover. She's had a friend sleepover here but never had one away from home. I was a little worried how it would go. Taylor has a hard time being dropped off places so I expected lots of tears and prying her arms and legs off of me. Nothing. I even had to ask for a hug and kiss as she was running to play with her friend. I then expected a phone call in the middle of the night. Nothing again. I thought this was the start of a new thing for her. Here I thought drop offs would now be easy. Not so much but getting better. The one that really puzzles me is going to Sunday school. Not sure why she doesn't want to go. Maybe one of these days this will all be behind us.

We got Quinks blood test results yesterday. Of course the docs offices called us on Friday to say he wanted to see us on Monday. So over the weekend our minds couldn't help but constantly think about what it could be. We knew he was being tested for diabetes and Celiac. Thankfully he has neither. The only result was a low glucose. So we have to feed him more often. Plus we have to watch the other symptoms he has been having, over the next few months. All in all good news.

I want to thank everyone who has supported Taylor's fundraising effort. We still have more to go. I hate asking all the time but please know that we really appreciate every little bit of help. THANK YOU!

Monday, February 15, 2010

I Love my kids....

but I get very frustrated with them lately. Like today. We've been letting the kids play in the basement with the scooters and watch the olympics. Taylor thought the tv was in her way and tried moving it. All of a sudden I hear a major crash and go running, where I found the tv screen down smoking and the sound of glass breaking. Luckly nobody got hurt. That tv is very heavy and could have sent a kid to the hospital.
I feel like they are always making a mess and before I get someone saying that I need to be on them about cleaning. I do. I also don't want to be a nag all day. I want to have fun with my kids and not be cleaning constantly. I don't want my kids to remember the cleaning stuff but the fun stuff Mom and Dad do with them.  Maybe one of these days I'll get a handle on it all.
Anyway back to Olympics watching.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Where is my time going?

It seems as though life is busy around here but not sure with what. Nothing truly exciting is happening or has happened. Just the normal everyday stuff. Like potty training Spencer, well combine that with 4 out of 5 of us getting some kind of stomach bug, life gets interesting but not the kind of interesting that people want to read about. I've written posts about our or mostly my adventures in poop, with Quinks. It's all pretty much the same but a different kid. Although I will say Spence is picking it up quicker than the other 2. I would love for him to be trained by the summer. I really dislike those sandy, poopy swimmers. So not fun.

Taylor continues to do gymnastics and loves it. Our going to school problems are getting better. It's not only emotional on her but me as well. I try to hide the tears from her. She now gets to go into school early to help the gym teacher set up for the day. Much better reward for her. We were doing a sticker chart.

Quinks is still playing indoor soccer and is looking forward to the outdoor season. He is taking skating lessons and another set of swimming lessons. It's amazing how quickly kids pick up a new skill. Everyday he asks if today is the day he gets to go to kindergarten. What a difference. He has even offered to go to school for Taylor.

And like I said before Spencer is potty training. He is also talking up a storm. The screaming is getting better, I think because he is able to communicate better. He is the baby of the family and tries to get his way with the screaming but so far it doesn't really work.

That just leaves me. ( I know I didn't say anything about Chris but you know I can't.)
I've been trying to get back to working out and running. I find the time when I can. And with us pucking and such it's been sporatic. It will come. I'm still making cupcakes if anyone if interested. I've got lots of ideas but no one to make them for.

Anyway hopefully I'll write more often. I guess I just don't think our life is super exciting right now.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Almost a month

Wow where did the time go since I last blogged? I know I keep saying it but I need to get better at this.
Life has been trucking along. School is back in full swing. Quinten has started skating lessons along with his swimming lessons and soccer. Taylor continues to do gymnastics and loves it once she is there and doing it. Getting her into the gym is another thing. Same with school. Once she's in her classroom she is fine but there is always a battle. Which usually ends with me prying her off of me into the arms of a teacher. Yesterday and today she tried running away from me. I thought it would have been better by now. The sticker chart isn't working like I thought it would. I breaks my heart to see her so upset. I know it will get better. And Spencer continues to crack us up. Our little ham that's for sure. No mistaking who his Dad is.
How's that for a little update. Now off I go to tackle the mounds of laundry. Good times!