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Sunday, July 31, 2005
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Saturday, July 30, 2005
Friday, July 29, 2005
All this to say that my little darling is right at this moment massaging my back with an actual massager thingy. Oh it feels heavenly-not too soft and not too hard, but just right.
Until one point during the kids climbing on Daddy's back. I saw Emma kind of stumble a bit and blood spurt out of her toe. I could not believe my eyes. Blood was dripping all over the place. I picked her up and brought her over to the kitchen sink where I could have a better look at things. The blood just kept coming. Oliver at this point decided he wanted a bottle, so Steve half made that then went to get the ointment for Emma's foot upstairs while I held her foot to stop the bleeding.
I told her that all women bleed. Ha ha! She looked at me in amazement. I said "sure, this is just the beginning".
Well that at least got her to stop crying and think contemplatively while I bandaged up her toe.
Once the bleeding was completely stopped, I had a look inside the wound to see what the heck was going on in there, I opened it up and peered inside but there was nothing in there, just a very deeeeep wound on her toe. She was fine once I got the bandaid on it and she hobbled for a bit, but I think she forgot about it after a while. Later on in the evening she told me that she cut her foot on a "white" thing on the floor.
I searched and sure enough found a piece of glass right where they had been playing. I don't know how Steve could have been rolling around on the floor and missed it. Anyways, we could not figure out where it had come from...until this morning when I was pouring my coffee that I won't drink, only look at.
I had dropped a glass coaster yesterday and checked it thinking it had not broken, but I guess it had. The corner of it had broken off and landed over by the play area. Oops! One more reason not to have coffee.
Thursday, July 28, 2005
Wednesday, July 27, 2005
We made a few more stops, one involving the grocery store. WHY don't the carts have seat belts?
Made it home and to bed without incident. Ahhh.
This morning Oliver had one of his appointments, so I wizzed down to the hospital with him to take care of it. When we pulled up to the curb, I noticed an abandoned stroller. Oliver noticed it too, because he kept shouting "Stroller Stroller Stroller!"
We went in did our business and came out. Steve's gran called and while I was juggling the phone, my purse, the diaper bag and Oliver I had a lengthy chat with her about the weather and the weekend and life and coffee and and and....! I didn't want to be rude and shoo her off the phone, because she is old and I have respect for her, so I let her talk while I struggled up the hill to the car and wrangled everything in my arms.
I finally got off the phone as I reached the car and to my surprise the stroller was still there.
Oh yes. I did!
I put Oliver in his seat and buckled him in, threw all my bags in the car and grabbed that buggy as fast as I could. I opened the trunk and jammed it in there with all my might. I couldn't help but think that someone was going to jump from the bushes with a camera and say you are on a hidden t.v. show!
Tuesday, July 26, 2005
Sunday, July 24, 2005
Saturday, July 23, 2005
They come out WHOLE from the other end. Yes that is right, she poops out whole blueberries. It is a wonder in itself. I have no idea why they don't digest, it has happened before when she has eaten them, but this time one stray berry would not flush and every time I went to use the toilet I was reminded of her blueberry poop and this little orb would be floating happily away thinking he escaped being flushed into oblivion.
I finally figured out after a few unsuccessful flushes that it needed more weight to pull it down. So, I wadded up some paper and tossed right on top of the fiend. It went down! I still can't help but think that somehow it will make it's way back up the pipes and into the toilet.
Friday, July 22, 2005
He (Oliver) said this last night at the banks of the water watching the ducks and boats.
Thursday, July 21, 2005
Wednesday, July 20, 2005
I smiled knowing exactly where this was going.
Aunty Diana knew too.
"Well Grandma, I don't know why they call it Pottery Barn, but it is not really a pottery store. "
Poor Gran, she thought she was being so 'with it'.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005
I ended up buying my regular favourites- black shirts. Steve just rolled his eyes at me. I did buy some cute little flip flops for myslef though and that cheered me up. I had fun picking out a swim suit for Emma for $6 and a new pair of shoes for her for $5. Bought some other boring stuff too, but I am sure all of you really don't care about a scrapbook organiser. I did not spend all my B-day money, I was thrifty. I do love my new flip flops though, and have not taken them off since coming home. My experience out today forced me to ride that darn exercise bike in the basement, and oooh did it feel good to sweat off some extra calories.
What do I want to wear Walmart clothes for anyways? I fit into Gap clothes.
Monday, July 18, 2005
Friday, July 15, 2005
Once there I was introduced to the entire team of experts. Oliver kept asking for food, but we had to converse first and get to know each other a bit. Poor guy was so hungry by the time the testing was happening he nearly chewed his arm off. The two of us sat in a mirrored room together while five pairs of eyes examined our every move. My hands were shaking with every piece of food I handed him and then I got to thinking.....lets have a bit of fun here. I figured there days were probably pretty boring and monotonous so I chatted away with Oliver. He told me the colours that were on the wall and then he started asking where Emma was. I totally played dumb and put my hands up in the air "I don't know, where is she?" "I don't know" he said. He looked in the mirror and kept saying "Oliver" "Mummy". He was watching himself chew and entertaining the girls on the other side. I could hear them laughing at him. He was being so adorable. I could not believe how much he ate. I am still blown away from it. I knew he was done when he started throwing food at me and I could hear some more laughs at that. Ya real funny getting a nugget in your cleavage.
All in all, he scored very well and super high for vocabulary. Which I was doubtful of. There was a time not too long ago when we wondered if he would even talk.
I left flying high, what a feeling.
Thursday, July 14, 2005
Wednesday, July 13, 2005
This is why I am such a stickler for hanging on to my kids AT ALL TIMES.
However these things do happen. Poor woman.
This all happened on Sunday. I am sort of backtracking backwards here. Sunday night was the BBQ for 'K'.
She looked so lovely in a linen white skirt and a black and white top. Her hair was very sleak and elegant. She always looks pretty but she just seemed to glow with happiness....or something else I might not know about.
Jordan (her man) was his usual jovial self. The kids were well behaved. Oliver barfed, but it was because he got a cracker stuck in his throat, not because he was sick. I think he scared a few people there. There were other kids there which was great because it gave our kids something to do.
We arrived home not too late because the kids were in dire need of a bath and I discovered that my brother had called. Yay! I love my brother.
All in all it was a good weekend. I will keep updating as I find the time. Before I know it this weekend will be here. How is it Wednesday already?
Monday, July 11, 2005
umm.....where have I been all day? Oh ya, I have been out. This morning I was out scrapbooking with my friends and new baby Kaleb was there making his cute self know. Man that kid grows so big in between times that I see him. How does he pack on the weight so well? Oliver took forever to pack on the pounds, but Kaleb, he just grows and grows. Good job!
While I was out this morning, I got a call on my cell (which made me jump 10 miles out of my chair). My friend Ang was calling to see if I wanted to do anything with her this afternoon, so we made plans to have lunch. Once we lunched and wandered around the dollar store a bit "My Chance" came. I knew I wouldn't be able to make it home, and I have never gone poo in a public place before so I had quite the dilemma on my hands. We drove around to find somewhere out of the way that I may never visit again. Meanwhile my insides where churning and I was soon to make a mess inside her car. At last we found a seven eleven store with a restroom inside. I ran like the wind for the toilet, hoping that nobody was using their only stall. I soon found that it was a men's and women's washroom. This made me nervous and I almost was not able to go. It also didn't help that someone jiggled and wiggled the door while I was trying to let everything fly. Ahhh the comedy of public bathrooms. I finished inside the bathroom and thought I would be able to leave without anyone noticing what I had done, but NO. There was a LINE UP outside the bathroom door! I ran like there was a pitbull at my heals. Don't think I will be visiting that establishment any time again soon.
Once I got home I finished watching "Closer" with Julia Roberts and Natalie Portman. It was better than I first thought.
More to come about the adventures of the weekend later.
Saturday, July 09, 2005
I spent the day with Steve's mum, went shopping for a dear friend, had the best vietnamese lunch ever. To end the day off we had our famous Jamaican Jump Up ribs for dinner. Yum. They were so good. Not much left over.
Steve was so sated after dinner that he fell asleep on the couch before his mom even left. I put Emma to bed, then tried for an HOUR to rock Oliver to sleep. He was being very tricky last night.
After I finally got Oliver down, I tidied up and made coffee for the next day.
Sorry, this post seems to be droning on.
I eventually settled down in the comfy children's chairs and started watching "Closer" with Julia Roberts and...well I forget who else is in it and I am too lazy to get the case.
I never anticipated what I was about to see. A friggin porno. Julia Roberts in a PORNO!!!!!
I shut the movie off after a while because I was just too tired to watch anymore, it was very late for me to stay up...it was about 10:30pm or so ya I know I am an old lady.
I will watch the movie again tonight and hope it changes into a nice flowery movie before I turn it on.
This morning we are off to a delicious pancake breakfast in our condo complex.
Tonight we have a BBQ with a bunch of people from Steve's work, now that should be interesting.
Sunday We are taking the kids to another pancake breakfast with a PETTING ZOO! That will be fun.
Then Sunday night we are off to party hard with 'K' and her boyfriend. Looks like a good busy weekend ahead.
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Wednesday, July 06, 2005
Now my doctor says I am a tad high strung. Ha.
Then she went on to say something about my rapid heartbeats but I got a little dsitstracted because she had on the cutest green shoes. Green! You would have to own a lot of that shade of green to purchase a pair of shoes that particular colour in order to get enough wear out of them to justify buying them. I digress, but I am not high strung. Ok maybe a bit.
Anyways, I am thinking about my replacement habit and what it could be. I know what Steve would like it to be....fat chance Steve. Keep thinking! Maybe I could take up jogging, but in this heat? Eww no thanks. I am not one for sweating.
This no coffee issue also poses another problem....pooping. Or lack thereof. I NEED my coffee to - you know- go. How am I ever going to have a movement again if I stop drinking coffee? Please don't write me and tell me all about prunes and water and fibre and bran, I have been down that road. I do all those things.
So....replacement......what to do, what to do?
Tuesday, July 05, 2005
Monday, July 04, 2005
I behaved very well in the store and bought only what was on my list...well maybe a few extras like the free gum I found!
Near the end of my excursion I saw the MOST fascinating thing I have ever come across to date. A woman with a comb over. It started at the nape of her neck and went alllll the way forward. I blinked my eyes in case I was dreaming, but nope not dreaming. It was real. That is when I wished I had my camera, darn it why do I leave home without it? She was quite a sight. Really and truly something I will never forget.
At the checkout, I had the best luck EVER! I was in a really l-o-n-g line and the cashier came and took me to another checkout so I was first in line! Yay for me! I got $22 off my bill AND here is the BEST part. Are you ready? I won a Starbucks Grande drink!!!!!!! Any one of my choice. Yes! I went and got it straight away (because there is a Starbucks in the Safeway where we shop) and upon getting to the parking lot with my shopping cart, I was so excited I forgot where I parked my car. It's okay, I do this all the time. I did find it again obviously because I am home now, but I wandered for a bit.
Saturday, July 02, 2005
After I threw Oliver's sheets in the wash...yes he threw up again last night, the day has turned out to be not so bad. It rained a bit, and there is another flood/tornado warning for some parts of Alberta. The kids have been really mellow today-thank goodness. We have been watching live8 all day and the kids have been dancing up a storm. I found these in my backyard in between rain showers. Lovely.