Sunday, November 27, 2011

picture updates

Here are a couple of pictures.  The Altar Guild from Church raised money for these beautiful Paraments for Advent.  And the congregation did these care packages for CLWR
 so these yellow packages are for that.  The kids had fun getting together and saying "Cheese!"  for the camera.  The Boy got the bath tub letters and started spelling words like box and fox.  And then there's the Chausible I made for Hubby for Advent.  I am so proud of my work!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

it's been a while...

It's been a while since I've updated this, so I'll do a brief bit now and add photos and maybe a video later.

First off, the Boy is doing amazingly well.  His speech is a hundred times better than it was a year ago, and it seems as though he's matured incredibly.  I know he's only five, but it really is amazing to me how quickly the growing happens.  And it's not just the physical growing, but the mind and emotions.  He's been taking the initiative to start activities on his own.  Sometimes it's dragging out the paper and markers and just drawing, or colouring in the colouring books, he'll convince his brother to go downstairs with him and they'll play for hours down there without fighting!  The latest thing is getting the scissors and glue sticks out and just cutting and pasting even if it's white on white.  Boy2 is loving getting this stuff out too.  They actually take turns (more or less).

Boy2 has had a few issues with tiredness and absent mindedness.  There have been more bathroom accidents,so we took him to see the doctor this week.  She thinks it's mostly the absent minded thing, but decided to do some testing to make sure.  So this morning I got him to pee in a cup and Daddy took it to the lab.  He thought it was the coolest thing EVER!!!!!  But in line with the whole forgetfulness, he got into his jammies the other night while I was brushing the Girl's teeth.  Did teeth, prayers, and bed.  5am hit, and all I heard was "MOM!  MOMMY!  I peed!"  So I rolled out out of bed, went to the boys' room and found that yes, indeed, there was pee all over his bed.  When he got his pajamas on, he forgot to put a pull-up on.  Oops!

The Girl had an oral checkup on Monday at the health unit.  The hygienist was impressed with her mouth.  Teeth were in pretty good shape, and she has all 16 teeth!  Apparently  there had been a 19 month old in earlier that morning who had no teeth yet, so when she saw my 15 month old with all of hers, well!  It helps that the Girl LOVES brushing teeth and eating healthy food (well, ALL food really).  And we finally have a child who inherited Daddy's teeth.

Spot seems to be doing alright.  I'm twelve weeks along now, so the risk of miscarriage has gone down.  Now I'm just waiting for the morning sickness to go away.  It's less than it was, so I'm hoping it won't be all that long until it's gone for good.  Putting my maternity clothes on after losing the weight this summer has been an interesting experience.  It's kinda neat putting pants on and then have them work their way down as you walk through the house :)  Fortunately I have a friend who just gave me a box of her old maternity clothes since she's now done having kids.  They fit pretty well, too, so I am very grateful.  I don't have to worry about my pants falling down.  Plus she had a pair of pregger overalls (which I LOVE) that will replace the ones I got when I was expecting the Boy.  Good thing too, since they are looking a little thread bare and super baggy now.

That will be it for now.  I'll try to get more pictures and videos up in the next week.  Oh, and the ultrasound puts our due date at the 7th of June.

Friday, November 4, 2011


A friend had this posted to her Facebook page and it was too cute to resist reposting :)

I have been in many places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone. I've also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there. I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport; you have to be driven there. I have made several trips there, thanks to my friends, family, and work. I would like to go to Conclusions, bu...t you have to jump, and I'm not too much on physical activity anymore. I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there too often.
I've been in Flexible, but only when it was very important to stand firm. Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I go there more often as I'm getting older. One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense. It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart. At my age I need all the stimuli I can get

cute things kids say, and bread

There have been some pretty amazing things happening this week.  First and foremost. the boys have spent nearly every minute of playtime down in the basement, playing with their lego.  The amazing part is that they go down on their own (they usually feel the need to ask a grown up to come with them), and they are playing without fighting.  I will be sitting/laying on the couch with the Girl and all I hear is talking, laughing, and sometimes singing.  I keep anticipating hearing the yelling and fighting, but it hasn't happened yet.  All I can say is : WOW!

Yesterday at lunch, Boy2 told me (out of the blue) that sometimes Jesus tells us not to eat apples.  I guess he was thinking of the Garden story with Adam and Eve.  I asked him if it was okay to eat the apples we had in the house.  He said yes.  Oh, good.  Thanks for the permission, little guy!

Today we drove the Boy to school.  It was -10 with a high today of -4 (although I don't think we'll get that high even).  Every school day, I stay in the class for a few minutes and put newsletters into backpacks, retrieve signed permission slips, etc.  This morning as I was getting the two littles into their coats to leave, the class was doing numbers and recognition.  They have flash cards with a rectangle divided into ten with some coloured and others left blank.  The teacher shows one with three coloured, and points out that three has a friend- seven!  See, this one has three coloured, and this one has three white.  That means seven are coloured!  She has done this with all of the numbers 1-10, and they practice three children (one at a time) in the morning, again after recess, and again in the afternoon.  Today, though, just before I left, the Boy had his turn.  I was so PROUD!  I really hope he continues to thrive and soak up all this knowledge.  I always knew he was bright and smart, but it really helps to see him in the academic setting (I know, it's only Kindergarten, but still).

After we dropped the Boy off, we got into the truck and headed for the store (we did our big monthly shopping yesterday, but forgot some stuff.... as usual).  Boy2 heard on the news on the radio about the fellow who died on the job in a railway yard.  All I heard from the back was "Did you hear that, Mommy?  Somebody died!"  Is three too young to hear the news?  I told him because there were not safe things where he was working and that seemed to work, but I think he's becoming a bit fatalistic.  Both boys.  Yesterday, Boy2 asked Daddy about the poppy he was wearing, and Hubby warned him about the pin and that he could prick himself.  His response to that?  "Then I will die?"  No, Sweetie, just have a little ouchy where it pricked you.

All of the Halloween decorations are put away for another year.  This afternoon, I brought up some of the lighter Christmas boxes and will hopefully convince Hubby to bring up the others.  I'm getting a little excited to decorate :)  The music has been playing for a few weeks already, and I'm starting to make a list for the baking I want to do.  Need bacon.  Lots of bacon.  Wondering how many perogs I'll get to make this year...

While at the store, I idly looked for a bread maker.  I've been casually been looking for one for a month or two, and today I saw one.  And it was on "Holy Cow, Sale!".  Jumped at it, and now there is bread in there, kneading right now.  It'll be done for supper.  But tonight is the Fall Supper at St John's in Golden Spike, so we'll be bringing bread and buns to that.  I'm really enjoying this new toy!

But I should go.  I didn't get to shower this morning and the littles are napping, so I should probably take advantage of this quiet time.  Yesterday I fell asleep with them, today I think I'm too excited about the bread maker.  So many neat recipes to try....