Thursday, May 31, 2012

My Little Goalie

On Monday Austin finally got his turn in Goal. He seemed to like it.

I was cheering him on and yelling to keep his eye on the ball and stop it.

And he did.

And I cheered like a mad woman.

And he turned to look at me with a smile that said "hey mommy, check it out!

Then my heart melted at his excitement.

Then I broke my chair. True story. lol.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


We've had to switch over to 6 month sleepers now. My baby is getting so big!

And just for you, some adorable cuteness!

Monday, May 28, 2012

That time of the year

Sigh. I like the warmer weather. But one thing that happens? sandals. Every other week or so I take Austin to a play land (McDonalds or burger king around here) so he can run around and exert some energy.

Now, I realize these play places are full of germs. However, on the front of every play place it says "socks must be worn" (or some variation) yet every summer, the play places are filled with bare footed kids.

It's not that hard to keep a pair of socks in the car/purse/diaper bag. If I have forgotten them, sorry austin, no playing for you.

I get that businesses don't want to lose customers because they say their kids can't play. At least McDonalds sells socks. I really wish more people would put socks in their kids and if they don't, someone from the store stop the kids from playing.

Last week we went to McDonalds to play and not even thinking while I was in the line to pay I told Austin he could go ahead and play. He was wearing sandals and I had his socks. The woman changing the garbage actually asked him where his socks were. Now, she didn't physically stop him from playing and he ran into the play area anyways, but she also came out to me and said "excuse me, do you have a little boy with a blue shirt on? He doesn't have socks to play in." I appreciated her saying something. I went and told him to come out of the play area and put his socks on. I reminded him he needs socks on to play (because we have had some instances of taking his socks off inside the play area before) and away he went.

If businesses were a little more aware of their play areas it would be good. But, they are not so until then I will try not to bitch slap anyone in a fit of frustration.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

My little boy on his first field trip to the zoo. I couldn't get a shot of him getting on the bus because he ran for it he was so excited

Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Victoria Day!

Just a quick post to say Happy Victoria Day! I hope everyone had a great long weekend.

We're currently laying in bed. Austin is watching a leapfrog Alphabet video on the iPad, I'm on the laptop and Mackenzie is sleeping. A great way to spend the day!

In case anyone was wondering about the video, it's Leapfrog Phonics Farm.

Such an awesome video! It goes through each of the letters and tells the kids what sound each letter makes and shows animals and actions that start with that letter. Austin is currently tracing the letters as they pop up on the screen. Plus, they go over all the letters at the end with a song. Austin found it on netflix if you want to check it out for your kids!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Emergency Preparedness Week

That was last week, (or maybe this week....) and the firehall down the street had an open house. I had actually forgotten about it until I heard sirens outside my house and looked out to see 2 firemen and Sparky standing in the back of the truck telling everyone to come down. I loaded the kids up and away we went.

Austin loved it. Every time we drive past the firehall he announces whether the trucks are out or not. Imagine his excitement as we got closer and the trucks were out. Now imagine his excitement when the super young fireman (I think he had to be in training. Was barely out of highschool!) let him sit in the truck.

I know, he doesn't look that excited, but I promise, he is.

They had a bunch of free goodies for the kids, a bbq, and all the fire equipment on display. Austin could have cared less. He just wanted to play with the trucks.

A very blurry shot of Sparky. Austin kept calling him Sam. I couldn't figure out why. Finally he told me that he was like his Sam at home. Apparently Austin named his stuffed dalmation Sam. I had to explain that this doggie was actually Sparky but he was having none of it. Even when another kid would call out to Sparky Austin would get mad and say "No! Sam!" Sigh.

In the passenger seat.

Hanging out in the back!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

2 Months old!

Alright so I'm over a week late posting this, but hey, it's here ok?

What would a 2 month old post be without some cute pictures. Here is the "whoop whoop I made it 2 months and my brother hasn't seriously injured me yet" picture. (seriously, childhood playing is top of my injury worry list when it comes to a rambuncious pre-schooler and a newborn baby.)

Raise the roof!

At her appt for her shots she was 23 inches long, and coming in a  whopping 12lbs 9oz. She is in the 90th percentile for weight and 75th percentile for height and head circumference.

Look at this smile. Seriously. I just want to snuggle her all day.

Mackenzie is such a happy baby. If she goes too long between sleeps she gets super cranky though. She's at the point where she is trying to stay up more but still needs more sleep. She absolutely loves the ceiling fan. She could be crying and fussing but lay her on our bed and she will stare at the fan and coo. It's so cute! She also loves her mobiles. There is one on the swing she will stare at, and now that she's in her crib she will lay and coo at the one in her room instead of nap.

So, here is short video of her cooing at the fan. Then she gets the hiccups. (like always)

And finally, here is a little comparison of Austin at 2 months and Mackenzie at 2 months.

(also note how I had way more time on my hands with his 2 month old sign. lol)

Monday, May 14, 2012

Just imagine

We've had a few instances of imagination but nothing has ever gone on this long. It started Thursday night. Austin walked into the kitchen with the little box of chalk with the handle on it. He starts walking down the hall. I ask "what are you doing?" "going to work mommy. On airplane" "You're going to fly to work?" "yes mommy, hurry! airplane is leaving" At this point he ushers me into the hallway and he sits down and pats beside him. I'm thinking wow, you've got about the right size of airline seats... Anywho, I convince him mommy doesn't sit on the flight. Then I think, how about mommy and daddy's bed be the airplane. I ask if Mackenzie can come with us and off we go. First, he takes his box of chalk and puts it up on our headboard. I'm guessing that's his overhead bin? At some point he had picked up a coloring book and tried to put it up there. I told him it was too big, he'd have to put it under his seat. What dies he do? Put it under the pillow. He informs me that the airplane is about to leave and we need to put on our seatbelts. Not entirely sure what we were going to use for seatbelts he simply climbed under the blankets and put them up around his waist. We take off and I ask him: "where are we going?" "we going to work" "where is work?" "down the street." "what do you do at work?" "be like daddy" Since then our bed is not a bed anymore, it's a plane. Dave is working night shift so one morning I had to convince him that daddy was allowed to sleep on the plane. I'm not allowed to sit on the bed without my seatbelt on. He crawled into our bed yesterday instead of napping and I was on the laptop. He informed me that the plane was taking off and I had to shut the lid. (you know those videos they play before takeoff? Apparently he actually watches and pays attention. Lol) Dave was leaning on the bed and Austin told him he needed to have his feet off the floor, the plane was leaving! But every day that box of chalk has remained on our headboard. I know if I move it he'll put it back. So there it sits. Good thing it's not in our way.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Getting all Martha in here

I made salsa today! Woop! I got the pampered chef hand processor and being wowed by the ease the demonstrator made salsa I bought it. Today I threw some canned tomatoes, onion, (gasp! Yes onion!) and a bunch of spices. And I got.... Salsa! Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos I don't have anything good for seasoning so it was pretty bland but not bad!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

This week

This week I wrote a guest post over at the House of Burks. You should all go check it out. Hopefully it gives you a laugh at my expense and helps you out a bit.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Almost wordless Wednesday

Today was a mother's day spa at Austin's pre-school. I was a good sport and let him paint both mine and his own hands with nailpolish, get my hair done, and we did a craft.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

He's home!

Not like he really left per se, but my husband is home. After almost 3 years of being apart while he's working. 3 years. So hard to believe. Doesn't seem that long for sure. So now, instead of only having my husband home one week out of every 3, or for 4 days every 2 weeks, he will be home every night! At least for a few months. I can run to the grocery store after bedtime again. I can meet the girls for drinks in Edmonton and not worry about a babysitter or scheduling during Dave's week off. I can feel just a small amount of freedom coming back (I say small amount because let's be honest, we have kids. We won't be getting freedom for the next 18years at least)and I'm not going to lie, I'm excited. It's not all about me though. Dave can spend more time with his kids. I know he's a little sad about missing so much of Austin's life. Now he won't have to miss so much of Mackenzie's. We can start to spend more time together again (although I'm not looking forward to sharing the bed all the time again)I just hope that this lasts for more then a few months. That's one thing I've learned from Dave being in this field is that you can never depend in a job to last forever. I really hope it's more then just a few months before he gets sent back up north.

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