Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
- Last night serving dinner - "No mommy, no touch, that is hot". "Mommy be careful with that" Thanks for the concern little man.....
- Other week walking down the road - "Mommy you need to be on the side of the road. Over here..."
- Favourite saying - "Not yet" (in response to bed time, meal time, bath time)
- In the car trying to keep her from falling asleep - "stop that!"
- At dinner time will chant "dinner time, dinner time" and run to her chair
- Handed Deric something and said "There you go" - Impressive!!!
Embarrassing Mommy moment
- At work reading an email from a friend about being a mom. my phone rang and instead of answering, Hello this is Margaret, answered saying "Hello this is mom".... Good thing I knew the person calling and could recoup! But how embarrassing.
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
At home depot last weekend we found this train. From the moment Little C laid eyes on the package he was in love. He helped carry the case out of the store into the house and followed daddy around while it was set up. Both him and Princess Bean played with the train all day long.
Sunday, November 30, 2008
I was not very good at taking pictures - here are the few that I have - Princess Bean and her extra curly hair (gotta love the humidity) and Little C loving the beach.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Fast forward one year.... I started asking Little C what he wanted to be for Halloween. One day in Costco, I saw the costumes and started to show them to him. "Would you like to be a cow?", "no, no cow"; how about a horse "no, no horse". This continued for every costume I showed him.
A few days later (in the peak of his Thomas the train love), I asked if he wanted to be Thomas "Yes, I be Thomas". I am thinking - all right, I will have a child in a costume this year. So off to Target we went - Little C, found the costume, and carried it all the way home - excited as can be. Bliss for all.... or so I thought.
Last weekend was Zoo Boo - we took the kids; Bean in her Pumpkin outfit, and a Thomas the train for Little C. However, when we arrived - Little C announced that he is not Thomas!
I am what I am.... Smart little boy.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Princess Bean - Talking up a storm and loves to chase her brother. I am sure one of these days she will catch up. She is attempting to learn to kick a ball - which is pretty funny to watch... Favourite foods - yogurt, raspberries, cheese, mac & cheese, green beans.
Mommy - loving the beautiful fall - the leaves are absolutely beautiful - definitely the most striking of the years we have lived in Minnesota. I am looking forward to parents visiting this weekend.
Daddy - has lost 16 pounds!!!!! Great job - I commend him for his dedication to the diet!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
You are full of life and laughter. There is never a day when you are not laughing hysterically and making me laugh too. I love your energy and zest for life. You make me appreciate the small things - the other day we were going to the car and you saw the moon and wanted a better view. You notice the yellow leaves, the boats on the water and the bugs on the ground! The world is a funner place with you.
This has been a busy year for you..
First, we remodelled the house and you got a new room. You are now on the second floor with all the rest of us and are sleeping in a big boy bed. Shortly after you moved upstairs, you started climbing out of your crib, so we knew it was time. For the first couple of nights you would climb out of bed and come looking for us - and we would take you back to bed and often fall asleep with you. Now, you ask me everynight to lay down with you and cuddle with you for a "few minutes". I rarely say no and we talk about things you did that day and what tomorrow holds. Last night when I ask you about the day you said "we had fun mommy. Daddy was funny".
You have also become quite the responsible big brother. Now that your sister is walking, you keep charge of her and make sure she doesn't go where she is not supposed to. When you stop her from walking to the road, I sometimes answer"thank you Mr Policeman"!
You play with your sister all day long - I sometime wonder what you would do without her! I think your favourite game is to climb in her crib and play Bunny! We build a fort, and the two of you jump around with froggie and bunny and make up new games. Bean loves this too - you make her laugh like no one else! You two also love to tackle each other and roll on the ground.
Preschool also started for you. You love it so much! The other week you were the leader of the class - the teacher said you were a natural leader and liked to be in charge. The only bad part was that the leader got to bring in a favourite toy from home. You brought your Thomas the Train book and toy. Oh how you love Thomas!!!!
I look forward to each new day with you and wonder what you will start to do next. You are a pro at kicking a soccer ball and shooting hoops! You ride your tricyle to the grocery store, and love to meet new friends at the park.
I love you Little C!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
We had lots of fun exploring.... And swimming (Bean with Mama after dunking her face)
And finally the naked party... jumping off the dock with papa
And so proud...
Bean and her war paint! Believe it or not, she did this herself, while eating the cake with a fork! You've got talent little girl!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Last week, Monday and Tuesday - Bean was up at 6:15 am, Little C slept until 7 am
Remainder of week (and weekend) - Little C was up by 6:30 and Bean slept until after 7 am
So, when you want it most (over the weekend), we were still up early.
This morning - alarm goes off at 6:15 - both kids asleep! Both slept in until almost 7 am.
And the trend will continue.... and I just wonder why!
Friday, September 12, 2008
The scene - I picked up Little C and Bean from Day Care (which is odd in itself since they are stay at home kids), and headed to Lund's, our neighbourhood grocery store. Kids are both very tired and a little cranky. But I needed to pick up Daddy's "surprise" birthday cake since it was the only night we could celebrate.
What happened - I collected our cake from the bakery and Little C wanted to carry it. I said no since I didn't want it dropped on the floor. So next we went to the freezer section to get some ice cream, while Little C whinned at my heals. Bean was running in the aisles, happy to be free and gleeing with joy.
The Aftermath - An older lady in the aisle turns around and yells at me "Why don't you just leave now with your children. They are way too noisy for this store and have no right to be here"!!!
Can you believe that!!!! All I could do was stand there and look bug eyed at her. Yes my kids were a little loud, but really......
A friend came up with a response that I wish I would have been smart enough to say "The last time I left them in the car while shopping, I got in trouble from the police"!
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Below is a quote I recently read which sums it all up!
The biggest mistake I made is the one that most of us make while doing this. I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of the three of them, sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages 6, 4 and 1. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Little C loves - over the past couple of days, we have been colouring with sidewalk chalk. We draw roads and people and he loves to drive the car and pretend that he is a car. Favourite foods are still spinach ravioli and pancakes (he loves to dip them in syrup). Favourite book is Brown Bear Brown Bear
Princess Bean loves - loves to chase her brother and tickle him (although he doesn't always want to be touched). Bean is talking more and more, saying "thank you", "all done" "please", "bunny", and counting 1,2,3! Favourite foods are pancakes, cheese, pasta, and yogurt.
Mommy loves - being home once again, although getting over the jet lag is getting old! I do miss Paris though - what a beautiful city!!! Am reading a new book "Boleyn Inheritance", but being so tired at night is making it hard..... My favourite love of the week - went home for lunch on Monday, bean was in bed and Colin and I played outside (colouring and playing ball) for about an hour - what an indulgence!
Daddy loves - Back on his diet, he has given up coffee and cheese! But that brings in Green Tea in many flavours!!!! Birthday weekend is coming up so we shall see what celebrations are coming up....
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Work is going well, but am very tired from our full days plus all the extra stuff that comes after the session is done (typing, printing, organizing and going out for dinner). But, that is all worth it, since I am in Paris.
THe one downside - I miss my babies!!! There are a few pictures on my camera of them last week, and I keep looking at them and wondering what they are doing! I am sure they are fine, but can't wait to see them (and talk to them!).
(pictures to come since they seem to be taking forever to upload...)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Colin LOVED it!!!! So much so, that later in the day he asked to go again. He grabbed daddy's helmet and shoes to help him out even.
So, here we are loaded up - Lots of elbow room for drinks and snacks - perhaps that was why Colin loved it so much? Hmmmm....
Monday, August 18, 2008
But I have to admit - yesterday when taking these photos my neighbours had a good laugh - I was asked at least twice why I was taking photos of the house. So thanks for the laughs!!!!
Just as a reminder... Here was our house last summer - in the beginning of August!
And the new and improved version this August...
The back yard
And the view of the house from the back
So there it is... our new house. We love it!!!!! My favourites are the big deck and our Master Bathroom.
Friday, August 8, 2008
African Lion Safari - Colin's favourite was the ball maze. I think he would have stayed here all day. But then we found water!
Anna in the Petting area - baby goats! She just wanted to chase them around. Too cute.
Hanging at the cottage - my new antique high chair from Grandma!
Diving into the chips!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
But look where we ended up!!!!! After a short stay and Grandma and Grandpa's, we headed to Lake Muskoka! What a beautiful place to hang out.
We invited friends to join us - Colin and Anna had a blast playing with the other kids (6 in total) and mom and dad had fun catching up and reminiscing on old times. Deric even went to the Spirit of the West concert - how Canadian is that, eh.....
More photos of fun to follow
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
What I love:
- Your smile for every baby and toddler we see walking down the street
- Your beautiful voice - and the musical talent you have passed onto Princess Bean.
- That you left a great job in Michigan to move to Minnesota for my job
- That our marrige is not perfect, but we accept it and it is ours
- Your devotion to our kids
- Your willingness to stay home all day with the kdis and then on some nights go to work after I come home.
- Hearing your voice on commercials
- Having you cook tasty dinners each night!
- Your eye colour which changes daily - and how you passed them onto Little C.
- Your love for all types of music - especially bag pipes and celtic folk
- That you married me.
Here's to another 5 years!