Friday, June 26, 2009

The times they are a changin.

Its been a crazy week this week and I am thankful that it is coming to an end.

Lots has happened this week.

First of all, the kids finished school. The boys did wonderful on their report cards. They improved on almost all of their subjects ( even just from a b to a b + or a b- to a b+). We were very proud. We let them pick out something at walmart to reward them. Aidan picked a bakugon and Liam a pack of hockey cards. They are good boys.

All of the kids are out of school now. Yesterday at one point, there were 15 of them around. Not all of them were with me.. but it was crazy nonetheless.
Today is quieter and the next couple weeks will be even more so.

And as most of you know, I have accepted a new job as receptionist for the Ottawa Valley Midwives here in town. Its 4 days a week, with benefits and in a place where I really want to be. I have accepted the fact that I may not be able to be a midwife myself but I still would like to pursue being a doula once the kids are old enough ( a few more years). We need a steady income with benefits. Glen's business is doing well but he is self employed and we need those benefits for the kids.

Its a big transition. I love being home with my kids and I have great kids who are in my care, that is why this is so hard to move on. The families took it well and are happy for my future but we are both sad that we are losing each other. I lose Waylon and Emma after next week for certain and Emily and Jorian's parents are looking for someone.. it could be anywhere between next week and the week after.

I will keep this updated with the changes and everything. I still have nights and weekends to update the blog. LOL

Hope all is great out there in blog land. Everyone have a great weekend.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's day!

This is Glen's 10th Father's day. The kids made him some great gifts at school. Aidan made him an Inuk Shuk that says Dad Rocks. ( very cute) and Liam made him a health kit with different items in it to help him along in life ( like marbles in case he has lost some and a piece of rope if he is at the end of it).
Helyn and I made him breakfast this morning with what we had on hand as we didn't get groceries until this morning. French Toast, fried Bologna and scrambled eggs it was. LOL.

I tried calling my daddy today to tell him I loved him and to chat, but haven't heard from him yet.. so Happy Father's day Dad. I love you.

Last night we were at my friend Aimee's for poker. I had never played Texas Hold em. It was pretty fun. Thanks Aimee for having us and Thanks Kirsten for bringing the wine. It was great to be out of the house.

Next week I am going to see Chicago the Musical with Sandra. Its going to be fun. I can't wait to see it.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Dentist appointments.

I had my tooth fixed by Uncle Stu today.
It went well. Not too sore. Glad its done for now. Lets hope I don't have anymore root canals any time soon.

Liam had a cavity. He got it filled and did well. He didn't like it, can't say I blame him. Stu said when we go back in November, we will use sealant on his teeth to help prevent cavities.

Aidan's teeth were good. Well... sort of LOL. His incisors are coming in looking like fangs. LOL I am very interested to see what they look like when they finally pop through. Seems like my vampire fantasies are projecting through in real life.

I started working out again today. I took nearly 2 weeks off. I know.. bad Christine. I am ready now. My energy is next to nil so I need something. Tonight I did Tae Bo ( thanks for the advice Aimee)... and so I am sure I will be sore tomorrow. I will keep doing my DVD's or Wii Fit every day until I get that energy zap back.

Glen has a busy week ahead of him. He has been able to keep his calendar full for the last 3 weeks.... so lets hope this is a trend.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Helyn's battlewound


Aidan and his treasure out of his treasure box for reading at school.


Helyn and her friends Georgia and Emily.


Liam getting his award at school



Aidan getting his award at school


Helyn at the ceremony


The finished living room set up. Glen has been working hard on renovations for the passed few months. He has done a great job.




and a pic of the kitchen.


and the clean garage


Its been a little while since my last post.

Since my last post.

I got my second root canal.

Glen lost his job and started up his own business called Simplified Audio Video. He is still doing installation, programming and home theater but for himself. He has a few contacts who are feeding him business and he is keeping his calendar filled. Proud of him.

We went camping at the KOA in Mallorytown with Nana and Papa on the May long weekend. We froze our butts off. It was wet, cold ... no freezing. We made out 2 night stay into a one night stay. Our friend Chris and Sandra and their puppy Rudy also came with us. It was Nana and papa's 40th wedding anniversary so we also had dinner with Linda and Ted. It was very much fun.. much was learned.... LOL

Helyn got a cut on her eye and required medical glue to keep it shut. Nearly 5 hours in the ER for that one.

Liam and Aidan both got positive people awards. Liam for Effort and Perseverance and Aidan for Citizenship. I love these awards because they reward children for good deeds and being good people. Again.. very proud.

Tomorrow me and the kids go see Uncle Stu for some Dental stuff.

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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.