Saturday, January 31, 2009

On the mend.

Liam's school called yesterday to tell me he wasn't feeling well... sure enough he was throwing up all night after that. Poor guy. He did so well though. He made it to the bathroom every time (thankfully!!)He is feeling much better today. He was a little upset that I postponed his videogame party that we were going to have today.. but I wasn't sure how he was going to fell today.

Helyn pooped yesterday without help from the suppository!! I am so thankful for that. So that was 5 days in between her last one which was aided. She told me she had to pee, I brought her potty to the living room and she did both. Yee Haw.

Aidan is well.. no flu symptoms yet ( hopefully not at all). He was happy that I asked for him and Sierra to come home at the same time ( it was near the end of school when I got the call). He got lots of enjoyment telling everyone that Liam barfed! LOL.

Me and Glen are feeling much better. We had our first meal this week with meat in it last night and we survived. I think he is going to want to go out on the snowmobile tonight after the big dump of snow we got on Wednesday. Hopefully he can go.

That is all I have to update on... will talk more later this week.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

We are back from the other side.

The last 2 days have been murder.
Glen and I have been down and out with the flu for the last few days. I started on Tuesday night, but felt better during the day and got worse as dinner time hit.

Glen came home and asked me if I was feeling better because he was coming down with it too. Sorry to say it, but he was worse than I, but he felt a bit better this morning.. then started feeling worse again.. just as I did the day before.

Oh this sucks.. and so far the kids are good.. no symptoms.. and pray they don't get it. Its horrible.

Thanks a bunch to Kirsten for bringing crackers and soup and the flowers are awesome thanks!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Great weekend.

Well Glen and the kids survived Mommy being away. I knew they would be fine, but I had hoped that the kids would have missed me more.
Glen said the kids were awesome. They behaved well and played well. The boys stayed up later on Friday and Saturday night and slept in both mornings until well after 8 ( why they don't do that for me, I dont know).

I spent Friday night with my friend Nancy and her 2 kids Jessica and James. I can't get over how much older they are now. LOL. When I first met Nancy, her kids were 4 and 5... and now they are 17 and almost 16. Both of them are taller than me... ahhhh. LOL

We caught up and had a nice visit on Friday and went shopping Saturday. I got a new pair of shoes and a red sweater... didn't have any money.. so I stayed light. LOL

I checked in at my room at 430ish and hoped to grab a nap, but I couldn't sleep... so I watched a movie and took a bath. By the time Sandra got there, I had had 3 glasses of wine LOL.
We went out to dinner at 1030 at a pub and listened to a live band and then danced for a bit afterwards. When the band came back on, we decieded to head back to the room to have some more wine and see how we felt afterwards. We just stayed in for the rest of the night.

It was a great weekend.. not too crazy.. but at the same time relaxing. Glen and Helyn came to get me and Sandra at noon and we headed home for naps. LOL.

I can't wait to do it again.. next time with maybe a few more friends.. we could rent a few rooms and have a little hotel party. LOL.

But first I would like to have a weekend out with just Glen and I. We need it.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

February 11th.

We finally have an appointment with the ped. for Helyn's issues on the 11th at 9 am.
Now that we have the appointment... i am hoping she will resolve on her own. LOL

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

3 more days.

I go away for the weekend on Friday night!

Liam has been trying my patience lately. If its not one thing its another. I love him so much, but he doesn't have the drive to finish his homework, or clean his room when I ask, and always tries to barter to get his way. For instance today he asked if he could stay outside and play with his friends until Dinner then he would finish his homework after dinner.
He just finished his math and he asked if he could do his spelling tomorrow. He had a meltdown yesterday, so he only got a couple of lines of his math done in the first place and now he doesn't want to do his spelling.... Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Helyn is still having poo issues. She had a suppository on Sunday to help clean her out. She begs and pleads me not to go near her when she hasn't went and is uncomfortable because she knows its going to come eventually. I figure 7 days is long enough without intervention. She is still on her high fiber, low sugar diet and gets the stool softener every day.. but she holds it as long as she can. Once she gets the suppository and she is cleaned out, she says thanks mommy for the suppository, my bum feels better.... its killing me.

Aidan... oh my Aidan.. he is back to the whining again.. but is tolerable lately. He is looking for more cuddles and more time spent with us is all. His reading is coming along great and his confidence is coming.

I think a weekend away couldn't have come at a better time.... except the fact that I am still under the weather and I think I am catching a cold.... please pray that it doesn't get worse than what it is now. I am on anti biotics right now... even though the dr at emergency couldn't see anything wrong with my throat or my ears... might be a sinus infection.. but you can't see that with an exam... so blah blah blah...

this isn't the cheeriest blog... but yea.. just an update really.

Hope everything is well with all of you.

Lots of hugs.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Molluscum Contagiosum

Glen brought Liam to see the N.P this morning because he has these little bumps on his arm.
They didn't look like warts or moles so naturally I was concerned.

She says that she thinks they are something called Molluscum Contagiosum which is a skin rash caused by a virus that was first described in 1817. The virus is a member of the Pox virus family. It is common worldwide and accounts for about 1% of all skin disorders in the United States. It primarily affects children (boys more often than girls) and young adults. The incidence of molluscum contagiosum is increasing.

I also found this site if you are interested.

http://www.aboutkidshealth.ca/HealthAZ/Molluscum-Contagiosum.aspx?articleID=8731&categoryID=

He has an appointment to get them burned off on the 29th at 845 am. Luckily its a PA day so if he is uncomfortable, I can help him manage the pain.

This is so weird. I had hoped it was nothing but a rash.. but yea.. Its not that horrible but anything that affects my kids freaks me out.. as you know.

Liam is not bothered by it, he says they are not itchy or anything so at least i have that to keep me happy for now.

Helyn is still not pooping regularly... we were doing good for the first week on lactulose and now it doesn't help at all. Glen brought it up with the N.P. and she is going to get back to us and refer us to a pediatrician

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

More missing teeth.


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Aidan lost tooth number 2 on Monday. This time he kept the little tooth holder in his backpack so he wouldn't lose it.
I begged him to let me take this picture.
He looks so cute and he is learning to talk normal again.
My little man is growing up.

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Helyn Fell asleep in daddy's arms tonight.
She just snuggled right in and passed out.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Sliding pics

I took the kids sliding yesterday while Daddy was out and about Snowmobiling.
They had fun.
Helyn only went down once, then was happy playing in the snow from them on.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

ok... Enough!

I am going to get my body back.
I have put it on the back burner for too long and its time to get working out and eating properly again.
I have been eating pretty good this week, Its hard to break old habits but the junk from the holidays is gone so I have no excuse now.

I got a couple new exercise DVD's the other day and some new weights. Time to get in shape.

I did the Skinny Bitches boot Camp this afternoon and despite the corny dialogue between the 2 girls, the exercises were good and I could feel the burn.

My goal is to do 30 minutes a day 4 times a week at least ( if i can get in more great) and I am going to alternate what I do. I have a dancercize type disk, pilates, yoga and walk away the pounds. Once the weather warms up, i am hoping to be in better shape to start jogging a few days a week too.

Wish me Luck. I want to be in better shape and feel more confident in my clothes and in a bathing suit.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Back Online

Glen finally set up the networking stuff for the internet so its up and running again after 2 weeks. He graciously let me use his lap top to check in and post little things here and there when he was home.

So yea.. I will update more now.

Aidan did get a visit from the toothfairy on Monday night. He left his certificate that he got from school that said he was now a member of the I lost a tooth club under his pillow and he got a crisp 5$ bill. Now, before you say hey, I only got a quarter, the tooth fairy usually leaves a bill for the first tooth and then a toonie for everyone after.

He was tickled about it.

Helyn has been doing ok.
She had went 7 days between bm's between Christmas and New Years. Her last one now was Sunday. I didn't give her any laculose for a few days in hopes that being back on her diet had helped ( over Christmas and being sick didn't help us feed her like we were) and she went on her own. So proud of her.

Liam has been doing ok. He gets moodier and moodier off and on. I know he is growing and his hormones are probably changing so I am trying to stay calm and now freak out about his little things, but its hard. I had a little blow up this morning... didn't yell too loud, but I scared him and we had a good talk afterwards. He was blowing up when I blew up, so we talked about what I could have done differently and what he could have. It was a good talk and he left happy for school... so that was what mattered most to me.

We are getting a huge dump of snow today. about 15-20 cms by the end of today, We will be getting more before the week is over too. So if you hear a snow mobile whipping by tonight, its most Likely Glen. LOL

Monday, January 5, 2009

My baby boy is growing up

Aidan lost his first tooth

He yanked it during french class.
Poor guy misplaced it on the way home from school.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Updates in the new year.

Been busy now that we are feeling better. LOL

New Years eve the kids spent the night with Nana, Papa, Uncle James and cousins Lochlan,Mackenzie and Lincoln. Me and Glen had planned on having a party but due to the bugs we had, we weren't feeling much up to it until the 31t, and even then, Glen did something to his back, so we opted to leave it quietish. We had our neighbours Kathy,Her Hubby Mark and 8 year old Elizabeth over to watch the Canada/Usa game for the IIHF. It was a great game btw. Our friend Kirsten also came over from accross the street for a few drinks.

We were in bed shortly after midnight. LOL

We went over to have dinner and opened presents with the kids at Lynn and Murray's the next day. The kids had a good time, but everyone was zonked. Thanks for having us Lynn.

Friday we had no heat in the house. Our Furnace stopped working either on the 1st or the 2nd and it was 50 degrees in the house when we woke up. Another factor in the cold was that the door was ajar in the morning. How we missed that before we headed to bed, I can't tell ya. So I baked some cookies and made the kids some pancakes, did a few loads of laundry and used the dishwasher to warm up the house a bit then ended with using the self clean on the oven. LOL it warmed it up to 60 degrees. The repair guy got here around 11 and he was done at 1. Turned out one of the hoses is cracked and the circuits got wet. He fixed it and we had wonderful heat from then on.

If you are in Carleton Place, Comfort Pro heating is a great little company to come and fix your issues. They were fast to come and very thorough.

Last night we had some more friends over for New Years part 2. It was a good time. Lots of drinks, laughs and stuff. The kids stayed up later and I think we were in bed after 2. It was fun. Thanks to Crash, Mark, Sandra, Chris and Kirsten for making it a good time... oh and Kayla who had us laughing.

Glen is going to the USA/Russia game tonight with Mark tonight. It should be fun for him.

So yea... tomorrow the kids go back to school!!!
Its time. They are getting ansy... it will be good to have them back on a schedule.

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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.