Tuesday, January 26, 2010
When I went to the church, it was Pre-school registration so I was able to have a quick chat with #2 and his co-worker, and also grab a cup of coffee and a cookie. DIL had baked the cookies, and it was hard to stop at only having one but it was delicious. I had just picked up the frozen ones from M&M's to bake, and I was feeling a little guilty, as home-made are simply the best. Especially my daughter-in-law's. It is one of her passions and it is extremely evident in how good everything always tastes.
Norwex presentation/BeautiControl mini-spa went extremely well. I earned my mop and other good stuff from Norwex and the ladies and I pampered ourselves with hand and foot treatments and facials. Again, I earned some fun prizes and we ended up with a really great family evening of pizza and visiting. The men watched hockey while the rest of us enjoyed each others company and Sam and Jen tried on some of the old grad and party dresses that we still had in closets. The best was when Jen walked out with a pretty little dress on, and Toddler looked up from what he was doing and said, "Ohhhhhhh, pretty!" Like who taught him that?!" We know who taught him how to say "Doh." #4 thought it was his Grandpa, but it really was his daddy. They both say it when they drop something, and now Toddler says, "Dope." It's funny but we all like "Oh, deah" much better.
I went to church on Sunday, while Hubby sorted out bottles and took them back to the depot. He made $37 for all his hard work, and I was sure to spend it as fast as he made it. We went to Costco and picked up a few things that we hadn't gotten the week before as we had our 2% rebate cheque. So we picked up some extras that we wouldn't have normally gotten, but they were almost free. We got lamps for out living room.....only $58.99 for two and they are lovely. We haven't ever had lamps in our living room and I can honestly say that after almost 22 years, they are worth waiting for. All of the miracles approved too. Again, Toddler noticed right away and he says, "Ohhhhhh, pretty."
When we went to Gymnastics yesterday, the coach there was commenting on how well co-ordinated Toddler is, and how well he can jump on the trampoline. He has good balance, and she said that her four year olds can't jump as well as him. It was nice to hear, and we always thought that his gross and fine motor skills were advanced, and she helped to validate our opinions. He's cute to watch, and ever so fun!!
I made a ham dinner last night for Family Night, but the family finished up making it, as I went to watch the Vancouver Canucks beat the Buffalo Sabres. Such a good night, and I am going to be sad on Wednesday as that is our last game until the middle of March because of the Olympics. I really do love my hockey games. We are heading to Langley next week for a Giants game, and that should be fun. But it just isn't the Canucks. Part of the fun is the craziness of GM Place....I especially like the green guys by the penalty box, but there is always something interesting going on in the crowd. I love people watching.
Monday, January 25, 2010
By Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Samantha came to visit and she and her mom and her sister love babies as much as we do!! It was fun to watch everyone who wanted to hold her, and love her. We just couldn't get enough of holding and cuddling her.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I just slept almost eight hours, consecutively......practically unheard of in my world, especially in the last few months. Feels good! I love my Board Certified Doctor of Natural Medicine. I have always called her my naturapath, but I found out on Monday that that is incorrect. She has way more letters after her name and she is also a Clinical Herbal Therapist, Registered Orthomolecular Health Practioner, and a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner. Wow, an absolute bargain for $50 a visit!! I bought some of her vitamins for Toddler, just because I believe that we all need to take vitamins, especially in the winter. He LOVES them, and always wants more than one. He calls them candy, and I always say, "No, but it is like candy." I was taught a long time ago that we should never call vitamins or any other medication candy, but I wasn't going to argue with a 21 month old. He watches me take my vitamins and supplements every morning, so he loved that he was, "Just like Grandma!"
I am excited for today. Toddler is coming over this morning while his mom and dad go to Coquitlam Centre to spend some of their gift cards that they received for Christmas. And I have a couple of errands to run to get ready for my Norwex demonstration/BeautiControl mini-spa that I am having today. Miracle #1 is coming for lunch, so I look forward to that. Her temporary job ended yesterday so she has asked for prayer......for finding something else that she liked as much as this last one. She is working for a temp agency, so we already know that she will get something, but she just wants it to be sooner than later. With the Olympics coming, I am sure that something will come up, but she is a worrier. Prayers, please?
So I had best get started with my day, I am so happy that it is beginning to get lighter in the morning, and it is staying lighter until almost 5pm. It has been so gorgeous out in the last few days, so sunny and quite warm that it feels like Spring is around the corner. I know that VANOC isn't appreciating it, as Cypress doesn't have any snow on it for their events in three weeks, but us true Lower Mainlanders are loving it. We broke a few records this week, with it being 12 to 14 degrees. I love Spring!! It is my most favourite time of the year!!!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Look at his reaction to her when he took her blanket off of her. She was sad, and Toddler looks very surprised. He didn't know how to fix it, and yet he is the one who caused it. She was starting to get tired too.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Who else thinks it is funny that Toddler out-weighs her by five pounds? And he has for almost a year!! She is very petite and probably always be, if you look at her gene pool. I think Toddler will always be big, it's in his gene pool. I love my job, and I love my children very, very much!!
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Oh, he had so much fun!!
Friday, January 15, 2010
On Saturday, Hubby and I went to our monthly chiropractor appointments and I was given a credit......as she told me I was 'perfect'. Oh, don't tell me that, I said, I will run with it, and probably gloat! No one is perfect!!! I went to Toddler's house and he gave me my Christmas present that was on order and it was definitely worth waiting for. Of course, his smile and his offer of my gift with his chubby little hands was simply precious! I had my hair done and as usual, my hairdresser worked his magic and made me feel beautiful. Hubby and I went to Superstore and I bought the required staples for the week, but they were having this awesome toy sale, so of course, we indulged. Lots of half price items, and the daycare children are happy with their new toys. Hubby cooked dinner, I went to church, and it was an early night for both of us!!
On Sunday, Hubby had a 8:45 echo-cardiogram scheduled at the local hospital. His cardiologist is just being cautious. Hubby had open heart surgery when he was five, so he was due for his 7 year check-up or whenever he is supposed to go. Every five to ten years, I think, but we couldn't remember exactly when the last time was. Definitely pre-2003. He had never had an echo before, just an electro, so even though we try not to worry, we all know that the fear of the unknown is very normal. Took 15 minutes and it was an ultra-sound of his heart. Nothing to it, really! I think that I was probably more anxious than him!! Birthday partying took us right up to almost 2:30 and we were planning to go into North Vancouver to return something, but everyone was too tired by the time we got home. Always so many chores to finish up and Hubby made another great dinner!! Tuna casserole, but he makes it way better than I do!!
On Monday, it was Gymnastics Day and the children had a wonderful time. #4 took care of two little children while I went to the dentist in the afternoon. If my dentist and his assistant weren't so chatty, then I would have been out of there in a half hour (they loved that I am now using an electric toothbrush) but it was a short and efficient visit. I had a sore pointer finger that day, and was wondering if maybe the rain was causing it to be a bit arthritic. It's happened a few times before, and it's just achy, but it's always when it's raining. Hubby let me use his muscle ointment from his massage therapist and it was fine by the next day. Of course, it had stopped raining too! SIL, #2 and #4 made the best taco turkey dinner that night and I felt extremely spoiled by my boys!!
On Tuesday, Sara delivered my Discovery Toys and that was so fun. All I opened was the Shapes and Laces and the Snappy Ducks and my boys played and played with them all day. I thought that they were more age-appropriate for Toddler, but the 4 and 5 year olds had way too much fun and I have already gotten more than my money's worth. I do love Discovery Toys....I am having an on-line party if anyone wants to order anything. There are some great Flyer Specials for January, some stuff is half price. Do I love a good sale, or what?!?! My friend came by for tea that day so that was so nice.....we hadn't had a good visit since before Christmas, so it was overdue. I tried really hard to book our trip that day, but it was not to be. It was test of patience for the next few days, as R was working hard and wasn't checking her emails. I was stressed and lighting lots of candles......I figured out that I like candles when I am stressing. Went to a children's ministry meeting that night and I think we accomplished a lot.
Wednesday would have been a mellow day if I wasn't so excited about getting all the Olympic tickets, and I wasn't waiting to hear if our trip was confirmed. I really don't like waiting.....that's a given. Good day with kids though, and lots of fun was had by all. Hubby made the best chicken pasta dinner with sun dried tomatoes and veggies and then we went to watch Ryland play hockey later on. We hit Coquitlam Centre so I could check out a couple of things and I found the most beautiful purple raincoat and I have requested it for my birthday!!
On Thursday, Sara came and dropped off my Norwex order, (I had gone to party the week before) and then the ladies and I had such fun at Kindersteps chatting about recipes, child care conferences and Norwex. I guess everyone had heard of Norwex except me, but it totally revolutionizes cleaning. I hate cleaning. But this is different. Enviro-friendly micro fiber cloths---no chemicals and they clean like you would not believe. I certainly didn't until we tried them. The polishing cloth takes butter off of windows (not that I have butter on my windows, but that is how it is demonstrated) and the cloths have silver in them so they kill all the bacteria that you clean off of things. The bathtub scrub mitt was the most amazing thing I have ever seen......all you do is wipe the tub and it sparkles. No cleaners, just water and no elbow grease. I am going to have a presentation/party next Saturday afternoon, the 23rd. You just have to see it to believe it. I didn't!! Now I do!! I spent the better part of Thursday evening cleaning and dusting, and it was really great when R phoned and confirmed our trip. Made for a very restful sleep last night!!! Probably helped that I cleaned my house all night too!!
Today was another easy work day. It was pouring rain until lunch time so it made it very easy to stay in this morning. The four year olds and I did a puzzle that took us over an hour to complete, we had great behaviours and attitudes so that when our kindergartner and Grade Two boy showed up, they just ran with it and the day was over way too soon. Hubby made dinner tonight (chicken penne, but really it was fettuccine because I ran out of penne noodles) , while I went to the bank, and now it's just a lazy Friday evening. I have already planned an action-packed weekend so I had best get going to get some chores done before bed. It's my turn to clean up the kitchen.....Hubby usually does it, but because he has been doing so much of the meal prep this week, I figured it's only fair that I do it. I am kind of on a roll......I am a cleaning machine and it kinda scares me!! LOL
So, Miracle #4 and I are headed to SeaWorld and The San Diego Zoo at the end of the month, and we are very excited. We looked at other fun places, but this one was the best bang for your buck. And it is also a perfect holiday for us......as we both love SeaWorld as much as the other. And last year we went to the Honolulu Zoo and had a terrific time there, and it is so small compared to any other zoo we have ever been to. Let's face it, we like Aquariums and Zoos. Museums too, but I don't think we'll have time to do that as well. Looking forward to getting away and having fun with my son. Priceless, absolutely priceless!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
He kept looking down here for his "loodle-loodle-loo". He was holding a little rooster when he got out of the van, but it managed to slip up his sleeve as he was running. Yes, I know that his coat is a little big.....so are the boots! Anyway, he kept telling me that his loodle-loo was down here! It wasn't......as soon as he went running off, it fell out of his sleeve onto the road.