Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween

Oh wow.. today was a blur.

The kids had a blast. The boys had halloween parties at school, we had one here with our little friends and mommies.

Liam was a pokemon trainer, Aidan was Pikachu and Helyn was a butterfly.

Glen couldn't make it home as he was helping our friends move and things happened. He is still there. Here are some pics.

Our little butterfly

Aidan as Pikachu

Liam the pokemon trainer

The gang before we hit the streets

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tuesday Ramblings.

Busy Busy week.
Glen and Mark got the basement coated in primer this weekend and Glen put in the pot lights yesterday. Now we have to get the paint and the flooring down, then the baseboards... then maybe we will be done.

I am now hoping that it will be done by the 8th as Nana and Papa are taking the kids for the night and I would have time to put finishing touches before Glen gets home on Saturday before we head out for the night.

Glen is helping our friends Chris and Sandra move on Thursday and Friday. He won't be home Thursday night and will be helping move most of Friday but will be home in time for trick or treating.

Hope everything is good with y'all. I will update more later when I can.

Friday, October 24, 2008

TGIF... my normal Friday post.

Tonight Glen is at the Anaheim/Ottawa game with our friend Mark.
Me and our Friend Christine brought our kids to the Halloween Party at Beckwith. They had a great time. Aidan was Pikachu, Helyn was a ladybug ( saving her Butterfly costume for next week) and Liam was a pokemon trainer.

Helyn fell asleep within minutes on the couch. The boys are playing quietly in their room right now, or they might be sleeping but I doubt it.

Our Friday went pretty well. It was pretty cold this morning so we did the park later in the day. We should be pretty busy this weekend. We have a few things on our plate.. so time will go fast for sure.

Here are some pics from tonight.







Thursday, October 23, 2008


Our computer had a virus and our ISP shut down our account because they said we were messing their server or something.
So Glen had to reformat last night.

We are back online today.

Updates * Liam is grounded for Lying to us about something he did and not telling us in the first place. He is not allowed to see his friends outside of school for a week. Its feels so mean.. but it is what is most important to him. He won't be able to go to the halloween party that is being put on by the town this weekend.

Aidan didn't do so well at the hockey game last night. He wanted to come home early into the game so the boys were home by 9. I guess its just not Aidan's thing. Luckily it was just a Florida Panther's game that Glen had to miss.

Helyn has been doing pretty good. She hasn't had any runny ones since last week, hasn't pooed either.. but yea.. What do i do with her? She is in good spirits for the most part. She loves to snuggle and play with her little dolls with me. Its adorable.
She just walks up to you and says : mommy, do you want to snuggle" and her arms are full of toys, you know she doesn't want to snuggle, she just wants your time. Its cute.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Puter problems.

Our puter has been crapping out the last couple of days.
So I might not be on as much until we finger it out.

The boys had their first skating lesson yesterday. Glen said they did awesome. He got some pics too. Will put those up soon.

Glen is taking Aidan to his first Sen's game tomorrow night. Aidan is pretty excited.

Liam has been uber moody lately. Could it be puberty starting early you think? He is happy and cheerful for a while and then all of a sudden he is crying, yelling or not talking to me anymore. Don't know what to do.

Helyn has been using the toilet! She hasn't used the potty in almost a week now. Pretty exciting as I don't have to carry it around anymore.

So yea.. there we go... talk to yall soon when I can

Saturday, October 18, 2008

So cute!!

I came accross this on Perez.

Gardening day.

I will be spending my morning working on the yard with our friend and neighbour Lena. Its only 4 degrees outside!!
Am I crazy?? I think so!
I just tidied up the house from last night ( as I went to bed at 830 with Helyn) and raked up the leaves and searched for dog messes.

Its going to be a lot of hard work, but going to be so worth it.
I will post some pics when we are done.

Friday, October 17, 2008


Its diarrhea.

My poor baby girl has been pooping the last 2 hours.

My dog ran away.

Glen is not coming home until later later...

I need a drink and I don't think there is anything left.

Can I catch a break?

ok.. that was fun.

Helyn has been acting weird the last hour and a half.
I have been rubbing her legs, back, tummy. You can tell something was bothering her.
I finally had enough of watching her writhe about. I picked her up brought her to the bathroom and she had explosive poop... poor baby girl. Without too many details.... I won't go on.

She is laying in my bed now with a diaper and watching Blue's Clues. I hope she is better now.

Can you tell I love Fridays??

I do..
I love Friday's so much.
The kids are all having a rest right now, so I will take a few minutes to update before I have to get back to my chores.

Liam went to school this morning. He didn't get sick again after the night before. He was tired so he rested all day and was feeling much better by yesterday evening.
He said he was afraid of throwing up at school. I don't blame him. He threw up at school in Sr.Kindergarten and his teacher made a big deal out of the mess he made ( yes i wanted to clock her one after I heard that). He is such a good boy with such a good heart... he doesn't want to be embarrassed.

Aidan has been ok. He had a cough this week, but nothing horrible. We got his school picture proofs in yesterday. They are alright. I wish he would have showed his nice smile, but he did his closed mouth smile. They are cute.

Helyn is feeling a little better. Still tired and cranky off and on ( but is that out of the normal really?). She fell asleep on me last night while we were all watching a movie. She doesn't do that too often. Usually its on daddy, so it was a rare treat.

Tomorrow night Glen and I are going to the Boston/Ottawa game. This is his 3rd game from our season tickets and my first. He brought our friend Chris to the first one, Liam to the second and now its my turn. Aidan will go to the next one with him.

I am feeling a little better. I seem to have something sinusy going on. My head feels like its going to implode at my eyes. I might have to go back to the Er this weekend if it doesn't clear up. My bladder infection seems to be better though... so at least I have that.

We are going to work on the yard this weekend, so I am trying to get all my inside chores done today so I can work outside tomorrow. Hopefully the kids don't mind the fresh air. Our neighbour Lena has been helping so much and I am very appreciative. I have to think of something nice to do for her.

Glen is going to work on the basement on Sunday. I wish I could help him more, but who is going to watch the kids while I help sand? The boys are pretty self sufficent, but I don't want Helyn in front of the TV all day. Maybe a movie, but not all day.


This weekend, we forgot her potty at home while we were at Becky's. She used the big toilet at Becky's once and at a restaurant we stopped at on the way back too. She has been using her little potty since we got back but today she asked to use the big toilet TWICE!!!!!

This is very exciting!! I hate dragging that pot around everywhere. Hee Hee!! Can you tell I am happy? Now.. we have to get her pooing more. She had a BM on Wednesday night so its been 2 days since her last one. I have to make an appointment to see our Nurse Practioner. She seems to think its psychological. You can tell after 2 days, she grabs her bum and looks like she is trying to stop it. Experts say that after a child has a painful BM that they think that they will always hurt so I have to try and re program her thinking. Somehow.

I appreciate all the advice from the mom's about their experiences and remedies. Keep them coming. We have tried quite a few, including dietary changes, supplements and etc.

So yea.. there we are.. and Have a good weekend.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sickies everywhere.

I have been on antibiotics since Monday for a bladder infection.

Helyn has been suffering with a cold since Saturday. She is finally drying up and not coughing as much.

Liam came to me last night while I was folding laundry and said he didn't feel well and then got sick shortly there after. I kept him home from school today as he feels like icky poo. He didn't get sick after that, but his energy is very low. I made him lay down in my bed all morning so he could rest. He did get to watch some TV and read some books.

Little Emily who I watch was a little quiet this morning, but playing and having fun. After Lunch while I was cleaning, I turned on one of the kid's favorite shows ( Mr. Maker) and she is fussing with her ear. I ask her if she is ok and she says her ear hurts. Its been hurting all night and all morning. AHHHHHHH.
I called her mom who was home today studying for a work exam and she took her to the hospital. Hoping its nothing serious. Poor girl.

Her little brother has had a runny green nose all week too and super snuggly.

Who is going to get it next. I hate the fall illness season. Believe you me, I will be getting my flu shot next month!

Helyn's bedroom.

I want to do over Helyn's room for her for Christmas.
She is really into flowers, butterflies, ladybugs.. etc.

I found this set that I love.. what do you think?

You can look at it at this site.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

pics from this weekend.

Behind the waterfall


Poor Kangaroo


We got to pet the stingrays






There is more on my flickr photostream.

We are home!

What a weekend.

It started off with Helyn getting a runny nose and coughing the morning we were leaving. The car ride went pretty well. The kids stayed happy and played their video games, or with their toys.

We had our thanksgiving dinner on the Saturday we got to Becky's ( which was also Aidan's birthday). It was great. We had Ham, potatoes, salad and asparagus and for dessert.... Oh dessert!! Ice cream Cake from Dairy Queen, pumpkin pie, a cake Becky baked with a Pokeball on it and Apple Caramel Cake!!! I swear I gained 20 pounds this weekend. Thanks Becky for the wonderful Feast.

Sunday we hit the Zoo. We kept it a surprise right up until Liam saw our co ordinates on the GPS ( d'oh!!) They were pretty excited and we had a good time. Mid way through the day, I realized I had a bladder infection... so it was pretty touch and go, but I wasn't leaving as we came all this way to do the Zoo and we were going to do it all! The kids got to pet sting rays, go through the children's part of the zoo where they could show us stuff... The whole zoo was pretty interactive. I think we all had a good time.

We had to leave Monday to come back home. Helyn's cold was in full swing, I was in a lot of pain for the ride home, but I made do with some mortin and tylonol. The boys had a harder time staying busy for the ride home, but yea... we got home and that is all that counts. Glen was so tired too. That is a lot of driving in 3 days. Thanks baby. I think there is a reason we don't go on weekend trips very often. LOL.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Off for the weekend.

As I have said all week, we are off to Becky's for the weekend.
Its going to be fun.
So if you would like, leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as I can...

Beep. Hee hee.

So much to do.. so little time to do it.
I packed for me and the kids, just need Glen to put in his pants and shirts.
Have to pack up a little bag for the kids play stuff for the car and movies.. and then yea.. we have snacks and drinks.. so i think we are good.
Have a good thanksgiving.

Thanks Aimee

Last night was fun.
I slept like the dead.
The hot tub, wine and you and Jen made it a nice relaxing evening.

Thursday, October 9, 2008


It was a rough day.

I had to tell Waylon's parents how difficult he was today. I know tomorrow will be a better day. He is a good natured little guy and the bad days are so rare.

Tonight I was making dinner when I heard Waylon's voice crying outside. I run to the door and there he is with him mom and some Flowers. He came to tell me he was sorry and that tomorrow was going to be better. Such a sweet little guy.

Thanks so much Waylon ( and Tracy and John). The flowers are gorgeous.

We will have a better day tomorrow.

2 more days.

Till Aidan's birthday and we are on the Road to Hamilton.
Can you tell i am excited about it?

Last night was a horrible night for sleep at my house. Glen said he didn't wake to the children once, but Helyn was up at 230ish, Aidan woke up at 3ish, Helyn woke up again at 5ish, Liam was awake for the day at 530 and wanted to know if he could play his DS!


Emily and Jorian's mom has had a course the last couple of days and has been dropping them off at 7 instead of 6 and I have been unable to get one good nights sleep. So not fair!!

I was chippering up though and ready for the day when I saw the sun outside. The kids however had other plans. I don't know how many time outs, talkings to and break downs we had this morning. We had to leave playgroup early as no one was listening and I was just beat.

So Emily and Jorian just went down for a nap, Helyn and Waylon are watching Lady and the Tramp and I am catching something quick to eat before I start on my chores. Sigh... I have to start packing for the trip so I need to get laundry done first... ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What is going on?

I went to my first Yoga class last night with Debbie. It was nice to get out. I haven't done yoga in a long time and I can't just turn off the class to do something else, so it was nice to be out.
I am not too sore today thankfully.. little stiff.. but no pain.

Glen took the boys out to get their hair cut last night. They look pretty good. It had been about 2 months since their last appointment.

Things are moving along in the basement. Glen is done mudding and now we are onto sanding. Hopefully we are onto painting next week. The kids are getting excited. The room is really coming along. I am going to help Glen sand tonight. I have never tried... so it will be interesting.

We are off to Hamilton this weekend to visit my sister and take the kids to the Metro Toronto Zoo. It is a surprise so please don't tell them. We are going down on Aidan's birthday ( Saturday) and having cake with Becky and then to the Zoo on Sunday and Thanksgiving with her family and home on Monday. Its going to be a busy and tiresome weekend but will be great to see my sister and Ben.

I shall take pictures.

Um... oh yea.. Glen got me a new IPOD as mine disappeared. Its a Nano and when you move it sideways, the screen changes to stay up and down.
He got me a green one and he got an orange one. Woo Hoo.. now I have something to listen to on my walks.. if and when i get them.
Thanks sweetie. The boys want one each now. *rolleyes*

That is all i got for now... will catch up soon.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Pics from the Party.





say a prayer for me.

Aidan's sleepover has just started.

The house was clean... we shall see how long it stays that way.

Friday, October 3, 2008

I made it!!

OMG! I made it.


The kids were in good moods, played together really well today. The young ones rested for a bit so I got a turkey in the oven while they were either sleeping or watching a movie.

It smells so good!!!

We are going to see my sister in Hamilton next week for Thanksgiving and we are having ham so I need my turkey fix!!

Tonight we will be making Aidan's cupcakes for his sleepover tomorrow night. I don't think I will be able to decorate them until tomorrow because they are going to be too hot.. I should have bought the mix last week.. I am kicking myself now.


Its a Professional Activity day today.
That means none of the kids have school and all of them will be here.
I have my 3, Emily, Jorian, Emma, Waylon, and Sierra all day!!!
I am on next to no sleep... I am going to have to make a crap load of coffee.
Its 2 degrees this morning... so we have to wait for it to warm up to go outside.
BRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr and Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Another rainy day.

And we are supposed to get more rain tomorrow... aren't I lucky??
I was hoping to get out for a walk this morning with Helyn and Jorian after the kids were dropped off at school, but there is a cold wet rain out there today. Even though I can throw Jorian and Helyn under the stroller cover, I would rather not walk in it myself..

Oh well. Maybe tomorrow if its not too cold.

I started giving her stool softener again this morning. You can really taste it so I give her the dose in a few drinks. I was giving it to her months ago, but I didn't want to affect her potty training until it was better established which it is now so lets nip the poop thing in the bud.

She could taste it in her chocolate milk so I will keep it in her orange juice. I guess it breaks down the taste the best.

We have played trucks, wonder pets and with the castles this morning.

We also made some rice crispie treats... I have some laundry on the go and the dishes are all done. Only 2 more hours until nap time.. if Jorian makes it that long.. he is a little tireder today. ( is that a word).

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I am a working mother of three wonderful children and a supportive wife to my husband of nearly 15 years. 

I started this blog to find empowerment in daily things and to find ways to encourage my children to become enlightened adults who have a zest for life.