Saturday, March 20, 2010

woo exciting!

Here are some pictures of my scrapbooking area!!

Although, I also did another project tonight.. Dave drinks a crazy amount of milk. I was just buying myself the 1L cartons and even then it was going bad before I could drink it. Well now we need 2 milk jugs, one for Our Milk, one for Austin's. I dug out some rub ons and decorated Austin's jug so we can tell the difference.

and here is the rest of the area. I'm so happy with how it turned out and can't wait to get some more projects done in there!

A nice day

Even though Austin wasn't here last night I was still awake by 8:30 this morning. Dave went to get his tire checked because there was a leak and I laid in bed and caught up on 2 episodes of Parenthood. I really like that show!! Then We got Austin and met Sue Chris and Owen for lunch. Came home and Austin napped while I did homework and Dave unpacked some of his clothes. Then we had Dave's parents and Brian & Korrinne over for dinner. I made a yummy butter pecan cake and a cheese dip for dinner. Everything is all cleaned up and we're just relaxing. We were watching Cars before Austin went to bed and it's still on. Dave is watching it through closed eyelids while I type this. I'm going to head downstairs in a few minutes to finish up my organizing of the craft area so I can get started on scrapbooking etc for the Craft Sale through the church.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


What a week. Dave is finally home from Alberta. We've been enjoying the week together. I will post some pictures from the week and a full update later. For those on facebook, they are all there. Just wanted to quickly share some videos for you.

Here is a video of Austin eating his spaghetti last night all by himself.

This is a video of Austin amusing himself in the living room. He spent a good 10 minutes doing this. And some clapping in there too. (I hope this works, when I posted the video here is was currently processing.)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

I'm a slacker.

I still have to do my March 1st goals for 101 in 1,001. Thank you for the reminder Rachel!! However, I don't have enough of them. I need to think of some more, but until then and I do an official post with all my updates, here are the 3 I already have done.

double blog posts for 2010 (85 in 2009)

Set up super awesome craft area in basement

Take 10 (or more) pictures at least 2 days a week for a month (0/8)

For my 101 in 1,001 I have started my movies from a-z, however, again, I'm a slacker and I am not going to update them today.

However, I will post some pictures from out trip to GG's and Big Papa's today. Austin played in the puddles. At first he was a little hesitant but in no time at all was splish sploshing away through the yard. He fell down quite a bit, but hey, playing in the water and falling is fun!! He also did a face plant into the muddy water.... Yes, there is a picture of that one. I'm also going to post some videos of playing today, well, because I'm so excited that I finally figured out how to post them. haha.

This morning I went in to get Austin and he was standing in his crib. Buck Naked. Got his sleeper AND diaper off. I was talking with my mom on the phone and said "yes, no pee on the sheets!!" Then she pointed out he could have been standing against the crib and peed through the bars onto the floor. Well of course.. he did. We will see if he does this tomorrow too. (and, I did take a picture to send to his daddy to get a kick out of but that's definately not going online.)

so, here are the pics and the videos for you to enjoy.

(this one wasn't supposed to come out sideways, sorry!)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Alright, as promised, I'm here again.

Today = Waste. I should not have napped. lol. It started with "I won't really nap, I'll just lay in bed and 'relax' while reading'. Then it turned into 'well, I'm already in bed, why not have just a little nap' I set my alarm for an hour later.... Alarm goes off.... I hit snooze. I was tired. Finally 2 hours after starting my nap I decide I should get up. I then drift in and out of conciousness for the next 2 hours until crap, I have to go get Austin. I still don't feel very rested and I'm thinking I'm going to go to bed soon. No idea why I'm so tired, and for those smarty pants out there....No, I'm not pregnant. Dave's last visit home did not co-incide with baby making time. *whew*

Now, I need to vent a bit. I have no idea WTF my next door neighbours are doing. I swear to god they decided to tear out all the walls in their house and redesign it. I swear it!! However I doubt it since I have not seen wall debris coming out or new drywall going in. I know there are downsides to living in townhouses because you can hear your neighbours. Well, for the most part it's pretty quiet. Our other next door neighbour's son apparently makes crazy noise in their basement and in the 2 1/2 years we've been here I've never heard him. However French next door neighbours.. well, I think when they built our place they forgot insulation between our house. I can hear when they vaccum. Although I think the reason I hear them all the time is because they do it at like 11pm. Mr French neighbour is a professional painter (don't get me started about the storage in our attached-to-each-other garage of all his supplies that are more then likely flamable) and I swear they re-paint their house once a month. I know, because I can hear the rollers on the walls in the living room. I figured out they were rollers by pressing my ear to the wall and listening, I'm at least 99% sure that noise is paint rollers.

However, back to my original vent. I don't know what they are doing in their house. They've been doing it for over a week now. I have heard thumping of things over there, rolling of paint (or so I believe) and finally, hammering. And lots of it. Non-stop. Most times, it bugs me, but it's not disrupting us so whatever. I've tuned it out now. I was soooo thankful that Austin was at Dave's parents on the weekend because it was unbelievably noisy during nap time. BUT, tonight it started around 7pm. I thought, whatever, as long as you're done by bedtime. I put Austin down hoping he won't notice the hammering. 9pm, Austin's awake and crying. He's never up that early after putting him down. If he wakes up it's around midnight. I go upstairs, settle him down. The hammering is still going on but quietly. I figure it's not that loud he will sleep through it. 10:40, Austin's up again, hammering still happening. I'm pissed. I walk to our connecting living room wall and start banging my fist on the wall. I know they can hear it, my picture is shaking on the wall. Go upstairs, settle austin again. It's now been 30 min and I haven't heard anything since.

You better believe though I will be writing them a note and leaving it at their door tomorrow. There isn't really much point of going to yell at them since mr and mrs French don't understand much english. I just want to throatpunch them. However, I will not. I will rant about them here and give them dirty looks. No more smiles and waves from me. You want to be a douche, I will be a bitch. I have put up with it long enough. They need to understand that they do have neighbours who can hear the loud noises you are making.

Gah... Anywho...

Me and Austin went to the park yesterday after daycare. He had a blast, and it killed some time before dinner. He was sooo tired last night from all the fresh air (he also spent some time at the park with daycare) and was out for the night. woo hoo!!

Finally got a few pictures of me and the little man.

The second pic... well, he just wanted to go back to the slide... sigh.

I'm trying to add in a video of him from the park... let's hope this works..

Would it be so bad?

To go and have a nap right now?? I'm sooo tired and I don't know why. I went to bed earlier then my usual time last night, yet I was unable to drag myself out of bed. Now, i'm sitting in the chair debating the pro's and con's of having a nap. Austin's at daycare, so it's not like I'm stuck with his schedule in regards to napping... ugh, so tired. Maybe I will make another post later about more important things... for now...I'm going to nap.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Crap. & Friday!!

I forgot to give Austin his medication before bed. I really don't think I want to go wake him up right now to give it to him... How on earth am I going to remember this?? I never remember to take meds on time. Like honestly, All those years I was on Birth control..... total waste. I always forgot to take it. Thank Goodness I was responsible with a back up.... but anyways.. enought about that topic.

My stomach hurts.

I have no attention span tonight.

I think I'm spouting random stuff tonight...


There is just a tiny twinge in me that misses the old - younger days (omg, I just said younger days. I can't be that freaking old!!) That was brought on today by:

A case of the fridays!!!

For those who don't know.. let me explain the Fridays to you. It is quite opposite to the mondays. You know, the dragging blah feeling you experience every monday morning upon waking?? That's not the fridays.

Remember back in public school. Friday afternoon the bell would ring. Even though there was a good chance that you wouldn't see your friends all weekend, it was Friday. You immediately got a smile on your face and a bit of an extra bounce in your step. You had 2 whole days to do whatever you wanted with! The bus ride home from school was that much more bearable, it was friday!!!

Then highschool. Friday meant no more teachers who worked you to the bone. You had TGIF (oh how I loved TGIF & ABC) and even though you wouldn't admit it you had saturday morning cartoons. It felt like you were free, like you have just been untied and set free. Oh how the air was that much fresher. It was friday. You would talk on the phone for hours and stay up till all hours of the night. Sleepovers, hanging out, gossiping. It all laid out before you on the friday afternoon, You had all those choices and more.

Then, your late teens/early 20's. Even if you were a working sucker who had to work on saturday and Sunday, Friday still left a great taste in your mouth. You were going out, hitting up the movies, the bar, going out with friends, whatever you wanted, because it was friday. You sacrificed exhaustion and sleep deprivation for a good time. Who cared that you still had to work, you had 2 nights of fun ahead of you. Oh the Fridays...

To be honest, I haven't been feeling the fridays much. Yes, I know I'm not currently working and everyday can by my friday if I want. But it can't. You just can't dress a Wednesday up in Friday's clothing and call it a sheep. It's not the same. However, today, I was driving. Enjoying the sun, and the nice 5 degree weather. my windows were down in the car (just a crack, I didn't want to give austin hypothermia) and it hit me. The fridays.

In my mind, Fridays are always sunny. Just a hint of a breeze or coolness. And the smell of fridays. Like a crisp clean smell. Oh, how I love me some fridays. When I think of the fridays, for some reason I think of walking up Amelia street to my old house. Walking up the little hill with a bounce in my step. No idea why, but I'll stick with it. Hello Friday, I embrace you. Please come again. Every week would be great.

Alas, it's after midnight so it's now saturday. The fridays will have to go away and come back. Time to embrace a new Day. Saturdays I have to say don't have a feeling for me. Nothing like my case of the Fridays. Thank you for the bounce in my step friday. I *heart* you. Hope to see you soon.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Houston... We have:

medicine. Oh Dear lord, please let it help and make my baby not sick. I kid you not that Austin started Daycare Dec 17th, and by the end of that week was sick. The last week in january and the First week in February were the only 2 weeks he has not been sick. It was kind of an embarrasing dr's appt today. I got mini lectured by the dr for being almost an hour late when really, it was the new secretary who forgot about us for over 45 minutes in the waiting room. I was frustrated that I was left that long in the waiting room, plus all hopped up on mommy guilt that my child was STILL sick. Once the dr realized we had been forgotten and I wasn't that late to the appt he told me that if I am ever waiting for more then 5-10 minutes to go remind the receptionist that I am there because I should never have to wait, let alone more then 5-10 minutes. *Insert gush at how much I really love my dr!*

Then he said, what's going on. And that's when the embarrasment started. I bawled. Lol. I really did. He told me to sit down and tell him what's going on. In between gasps and cries I told him just how frustrated I was with Austin still being sick, going for 3 hours of crying in the middle of the night because he's sick and can't breathe and there is nothing I can do to help it, Dave still being out of the province and me doing the night times and most daytimes alone, and my frustrations over my previous job about them being so sucky about me having to call in because Austin was sick then got me sick. So, we have amoxacillen (however you spell it) and the dr said to come back in 10 days and either he will be better and get his shots (that he was supposed to get 2 weeks ago at his last appt, but suprise suprise, was sick) or if he is still sick he will be going to see a pediatrician. I'm banking on being better.. please please please.

We have some sort of a plan worked out. Dave will be home on the 16th - ish. They are leaving Alberta on the 13th. I can't wait. Too bad that he will miss the 2 days that I am going to need him the most, the 14th and 15th, as I have to go into the hospital on the 15th and need to prep on the 14th. I know there is no way I'm going to be able to keep up with Austin either of those days and on the monday Daycare is closed for March break. If you're curious as to what's going on the 15th, message me and let me know... There is just some TMI I don't want broadcast everywhere.

101 in 1,001 update: Finished reading Who's wedding is it anyways by Melissa Senate. I bought the book last year in hopes of actually reading it and getting nowhere. I have read the solomon sisters wise up by Melissa Senate and enjoyed it so I thought I would read this one. It's pretty predictable... but was a very quick read.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

First Playground trip

Well, the first time we went to the playground in our Townhouse complex. They tore out the old one that was in dire need of repair and put in a new one. Not really a fan. However, I did get Austin sliding away and he seemed to enjoy it. Here are some cute pictures from today.
He kept wanting to sit on the slide at first, then I showed him how to slide.

Showing off his super cute new Cars Shoes.
Seconds after this pic was taken he gave me a heart attack as he tried to take another step towards the slide. Ugh. Really glad I was right there to say stop and sit down. *whew*
Great Action shots. You can see how much fun he's having!

And then going back for more!
We almost have the waving down. After I don't know at least 6 months of trying to get Austin to wave he's started to pick it up. This is kind of exciting. lol. It's a 1 in 50 chance he will wave on his own, but if you start his hand waving he will continue. Of course that's when he's in the mood.

Also, he's starting to get the concept of Kleenex - other then to rip out of the box and shred all over the living room. Tonight he took a kleenex, put it to his mouth and blew. Not quite it's intended purpose but I'm sure he'll learn that soon enough. Especially if he continues down his sick path. This week we still have the runny nose and lots of chest congestion. I've got the vapourizer going full blast in his room, which I don't think he enjoys so much because he's been up coughing and screaming, making it known he's not happy through the night the past few nights. I know the coughing is good for him to get it cleared out, but the screaming and crying I could do without. We have a dr's appt on thursday, which from the sounds of it he won't be better for, so we will probably have to re-schedule and get his shots another day.

Finally, I am sooooo happy to announce: My husband is finally coming home!! We are expecting him sometime between the 16th and the 21st. Depends on what day he's done work and what day his dad flies out to Alberta to drive home with him. This excites me to no end. Although, on one hand, I'm not looking forward to giving up the bed I've had all to myself for the past 8 months.
Lastly: 101 in 1,001 update: Read another book: Working Stiff by Grant Stoddard Plus, I rented and watched an entire tv series I have never seen before. I got Freaks and Geeks. I honestly thought this was a totally different show that I had seen a few episodes of years ago.. However it wasn't. It did turn out to be a pretty good show, even though the entire series was only 18 episodes long. At times it was a little over the top acting but I did enjoy it anyways.

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