Saturday, March 28, 2009

Nicer weather = nicer moods.

The weather was so unpredictable this week... between warm and gorgeous and cold and rainy.

Me and the kids and a couple of their friends took advantage of the nicer weather and headed down to the park this morning ( you know me... I need an entourage of children with me when I go anywhere * rolleyes* ).

So here are some fun pics.

Nothing to report on right now.. just that everyone is in a good mood and so then I am too.





Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009








Little update.

We all survived March Break. I spent the weekend drinking to help me forget the stress. LOL. The week started out shaky with the whining and the tattling and etc, but ended on a good note on pajama day on friday.

We had a weekend full of parties. Aidan had a party for his friend Tye Saturday morning, me and the kids went to Georgia's party for the afternoon and daddy went to the hockey game with Chris that night.
Liam went to Steven's party for part of the afternoon and then on to a playdate with Aidan's friend Aiden Austin. Glen met Aiden's parents before we moved out to Carleton Place so we thought it would be great to get together. It was a great night.

Helyn has been pottying like a champ lately. Every 2 days without lactulose or mineral oil. Just good old fashioned fiber, liquids and her good food diet has been working like a charm. Her attitude could use some adjustment.. but that is the 3 year old in her. We had a few stand offs the last few weeks, but they have been getting less and less. We went to playgroup today for the first time since November, and she was listening so much better than in the fall. We are going to have to go more often now that the weather is nicer.

Liam ... oh Liam... the power struggles.... ahhhh. He wants more video game time. He wants more freedom to do things on his own... he is trying to be so persuasive too.. its just yanks at your heart each time he pleads and begs for something. Thank goodness Glen is being my rock and reminding me of certain boundaries we have set for the kids like no video games from Monday to Thursday. We made a deal that if he could pull up his grades, he can get more time with his DS and the Wii... so he is going to try.

Aidan just lost 2 more teeth. His bottom 2 front ones. He lost the first one while eating toast on Sunday morning and the other on Sunday night while eating a burger. He was so excited to lose 2 in one day.

Both of the boys got their report cards just before March break. They did really well in all areas. Lots of A's and B's. They both need to focus and made themselves seen and heard in classroom discussions.

Glen has been busy finishing work around the house the last few weeks and the house is really coming together. I am so proud of him for coming forward and finishing it up. It is going to look amazing all pulled together. He has been really helpful around the house as well. I think we were both in a big slump over the winter and I am so appreciative of his help with getting the house back in order. I just wish I could do the bigger jobs that he can do... but I just can't with Helyn at my heels all the time and the other day care kids.

I am working on my clutter issues. Its really hard to keep a routine going but its babysteps... I am working on the big problem areas of mine and expanding from there. Its a coming.

Monday, March 16, 2009

I loathe March Break.

I really do.
I am tired and its only the first day.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Damn You Wii Fit!!

Oh it was so fun and easy to play.. but man.. today my ass and thighs are so stiff! LOL

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Busy last few days!!!

I don't remember a whole lot of the weekend LOL.
But yea.. it was busy. Glen finished the floor on the main level that he started before he got sick in December. It looks great! Just the trim and some painting to do and its done. Oh and the stairs.. but it looks great!

Monday was Helyn's appointment with the Gastro Ped. He pretty much told me, to paraphrase, to keep doing what I was doing and eventually her little rectum will go back to normal. He is encouraging me to use mineral oil and lactulose as its non habit forming and once she shrinks back to normal, she will get the feeling to go and thus the problem will fix itself. He didn't examine her or anything but he said according to what I told him, that he doesn't feel like there is a condition. Sigh.
We will go back to see him in a month's time and see where she is at.

Last night Crash and I went to see Motley Crue, Hinder and Theory of a Deadman at the Scotiabank Place. We carpooled in with Kirsten and her sister ( thanks girls) and had a wicked time!!
I didn't bring my camera as the last time I brought it, I was bitched at by the usher that I couldn't have a professional camera there. I am hoping someone has some pics I can post later.

Tonight Glen is at the Tampa Bay game with Mark. I hope he has fun.

I got the Wii Fit today. Thanks again to Kirsten for letting me have the one that came up that she was waiting for and giving me some shoppers points to bring me to 75$ off my purchase!!! That's right folks, i got the Wii Fit for 37$.... what a deal!!

I did my age calculation and based on my balance, bmi and actual age.. I am 31!!! Yea!!! 2 years younger than I am.. i thought that was too cool. I did 25 minutes this afternoon and I am hoping to do some more tonight. Lets hope this helps me tone up and lose some inches so I can look good and fit into my clothes again.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Yea... Friday !!!

Oh the week from ARGH!

My lovely children most likely gave me grey hairs this week.
Liam had tests and homework up the yin yang!!
Aidan was whiny and needy and Helyn... well... I don't really need to go into how Helyn is do i?

Last night was ladies night with Aimee. It was fun. We had a hot tub, drank some whine and whined. It was great to be out. Thanks Aimee for having us and thanks also to Kirsten for being there to share.

I am just so beat. I had this cold... again... and its zapping my energy.I am just so tired. I went for a walk on Monday with Kirsten and I am hoping with the way the weather is going that I can get out nightly for at least 45 minutes to get in some exercise.

Looks like its going to be a busy weekend for us too.. will write about our adventures as I can. I will be sure to take pics.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me.

I turned 33 yesterday and funnily enough.. I enjoyed it. LOL

I usually have a really hard time with my birthday.. not sure why or where it stemmed from but I guess its Genetic as Helyn does too.LOL.

Me and Glen went to the Flames game where we lost 5-3.

The boys made me cards. Lena and the kids cleaned the house for me while we were at the game. Crash and Mark gave me a lovely necklace and toilety stuff, Kirsten brought me a nice card and this morning Kira surprised me with yellow roses.

Nana and Papa gave me some lotions and soaps this weekend when we had dinner with them as well.

Oh but Glen got me the best gift. He got me a tool box and a hammer. I am really excited about this as I would like to learn how to fix things around the house and with my own tools its going to help. Crash gave me a all in one screwdriver a month ago too so its something he can keep adding to... wink wink.

Anyways.. thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes. I had a wonderful day.

Roses from Kira

My card from Aidan

My card from Liam

My card from Liam

My birthday present from Glen

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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.