Monday, June 30, 2008

July is lurking just around the corner

How can that be??? July 1st tomorrow?!?!? Is this seriously not the fastest year ever? In my books it is. July is good though, as the count down can start for our road trip back home!! Fifteen days baby!!

I now have a Gr 2'er and a Gr 9'er living in my house. Ack, I'm scared by the prospects that after this year my oldest baby will be in high school, it makes me shudder. Will we survive Gr 9?? Oh I hope so.

Don't we all remember being the "bosses" of the school?? We were the cool "older" crowd to the little Gr 7's and the Gr 8's were just thinking hey that's us next year. Watching the last few months of Morgyn's school it made me realize that I don't miss that age, where the petty shit becomes such a big thing in your life. One minute your all BFF's, the next well she said/he said/she said starts and your never going to be friends again. Well that is until your walking home from school one day and you run into said friend, the I'm sorry are exchanged and all is wonderful in the world again.

Then we can't forget the love, the 13/14 year old love. Life revolves around the boyfriends, we leave for school early so we can sit with him and we cry when we find out that he is being moved from his Mother's house and how will we ever see him again?? Fortunately this was not my daughter who so far has stayed away from the b/f idea to which I'm thanking God LOL.

When I was in Jr High there was this couple that started dating. Her Dad was really strict and didn't now about it, her Mom did but Dad heck no. Well these 2 dated all thru Jr High, High School and past. Today they're married.! Can you believe that?? They've been dating/married 21/22 years out of their 35 years of life. How often does that happen?? Not very I'm guessing.

This past weekend Kamryn's soccer team played in the championship for the West Zone for the city of Edmonton, which in the U8 category means the 1st and the 2nd place team playoff in the gold medal game. They won!! Yippee, go Blue Thunder. They had a good little team and given this was Kamryns 1st year in U8 where they implement a little more of the "position" playing she did really well. The kids were quite excited to get their medals.

Otherwise our weekend entailed some yard work (or maybe alot LOL) and trying to stay cool. It's been 30/32C (approx. 89F). Our house has no air conditioning, fans are our best friends LOL.

Happy Canada Day to all Canadians!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


It doesn't take long for your babies to go from this:

to this:

Today is Jillian's 3rd birthday. It is a happy day and a sad day. It seems like yesterday we brought this little bundle of joy home. The one who took so long to make her way into the world.

Jillian is the sweetest little girl. Her newest phrase to melt Mommy's heart is "Mommy you're my best friend" She is full of hugs and kisses and quite a different personality than her big sisters had.

Yes she is quite the cheeky girl our Jillian. But she is a smart little one, and has mastered the art of doing up zippers and buttons. It may take a few tries but the determination she has is amazing. There is no grass growing under this little girls feet.

I love my days with her, it will be bittersweet when I send her off to pre-school this fall. I know she needs to get out and interact with kids her age and in this respect she needs it. It will be hard for Mommy to send her baby off even if it's only 2 hours a day 2 times a week.

Happy 3rd Birthday my sweet Jillian Jiggs, you are much loved.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

First to my wonderful husband Bruce! Happy Father's Day to you. Our girls are lucky to have you as their Dad! You are so good with them. They love when you get home from work and know that you're home every night it's awesome! Snuggle times are big in our house, somedays we need a kingsize bed for all of us to fit in it. You work very hard to support us, so I can stay home with the girls. We are a lucky set of girls to have you as a Dad and we love you.

Then there is my Dad. It has been 11 years now since he has been gone. He's missed every day. He only got the chance to meet 3 out 7 grandkids. My Dad was a good, kind hearted man. He had such a laugh, and how he loved to laugh.

So Happy Father's Day to these great men. You are both loved.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

How fun would that be

I love watching cooking shows! My favorite has is has this one as it's chef

Isn't he dreamy! And he can cook! If I watch daytime TV this is it! I mean I'd dress up to go to the grocery store if I thought Curtis Stone might be lurking at my local Safeway. Pipe dream people unfortunately it's a pipe dream. Fortunately he's on every day at 2pm, thank goodness Jillian is napping again and I have the TV to myself. I think of the show and wonder hmmm what would I get him to cook us? His meals all looks oh so yummy! The desserts mmmmmm he just made chocolate lava cakes, I drool as I type.

Onto other notes.

Two weeks from tomorrow means Last Day of School! It has it's good points and it's bad. I could get to sleep in on occasion, or not? Depends on my kids. I could listen to them fight and bicker, or not? Ya right who am I kidding, LOL. I could go crazy when my routine gets mixed up with 2 extra kids at home, which is likely but adjustable. I'm really hoping the weather warms up and we can set up our rinky dinky but fun enough for the girls pool.

The best part is we'll be less than a month until we leave for Winnipeg. Wooohooo. I'm excited, the girls are excited. Bruce well not so much as he has to stay home and work/guard the fort and keep Piper the kitty company. The bright side is the fact that next year we'll get a family vacation! We've never had a family vacation, sad but true.

Monday, June 2, 2008

We Survived the Party

We had Kamryn's party yesterday! This was the 1st time we had done an at-home party, we had been opting for the out-of-home ones to save on mess and clean up (yes we're lazy like that LOL). But it went really well, we had 10 kids and our 3.

We started of painting some flower pots from Michael's (I heart Michael's). I'm glad at the last minute I said hey lets do this in our teeny tiny kitchen as there was paint everywhere. We squeezed all 11 kids around our old plastic patio table and it worked.

Then it was time for food the usual party fare of hot dogs, cucumbers, carrots, pretzels and of course cake.
(Ok I guess no more pictures?? Blogger is being mean)

Next of course came present time. Kamryn while she loves getting presents, I mean who doesn't? She just doesn't have a high excitement level for opening them, she goes thru the motions and does it but looks like she wants to be anywhere else but doing the "opening" (this goes way back LOL)

We all headed outside and planted a little flower in each pot, the kids loved it. It was a very quick 2 hours, at one point while they were eating Bruce was like they are so "quiet" well 10 minutes later when this mostly girl group was yelling and screaming I looked at him and said "anything else you have to say??" He was like "how do John and Kate Plus 8 do it"?

It was fun. Now we have 2 more birthdays and we're done til next year.