Wednesday, November 30, 2005
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Do chips count as a veggie? Cause that's what we are eating for supper tonight. Crafts take priority.
Monday, November 28, 2005
Thursday, November 24, 2005
Wednesday, November 23, 2005
There is one little tucked away nook that everyone kept walking by because they thought you had to pay for it, but it was FREE. It was a gingerbread cookie decorating retreat. The kids had so much fun. They put on kid sized aprons and actually did not get that messy. They did lick everything though. There was even a story time after the cookie decorating, but we missed it somehow. Most kids came and went while we were there, but my kids just sat and sat and sat.
I now have a birthday idea for Emma.
Throughout our stay at the mall (by the way, this one was a different mall from the one where we saw Santa the other day). we saw a sign that told us to come and bring our kids out in their pj's on Friday night for story time with Mrs. Clause. What fun!!! AND THEY WILL GET A GOODIE BAG!!!! Well, we all know that is the most fun part for me. Coupons and surprises!
Oh and let us not forget about the bathrooms.
Some genius has invented the 'parent' bathrooms, complete with two toilets. One big and one small. Well, this is a fabulous idea and it gets the kids to actually do their business in public, but when they have to do a running comentary about everything...it's not so great.
Emma and I went in and she started chattering away. "Hey Mummy! You are peeing and I am peeing" and of course it is at the loudest volume EVER.
"Yes Emma that is what we do in the bathroom."
"Mummy, look. You have toilet paper and I have toilet paper...are you still peeing?"
"Yes Emma. Why don't you tell me what colour the door is?"
Most of my responses were over top of hers so that no one else could hear her. But this last one I am sure they all got a good listen to.
"Mummy? Are you wearing polka dot panties?"
Monday, November 21, 2005
Sunday, November 20, 2005
Went instead to Market Mall where we knew Santa would be coming. There is a new set up at the mall so that you don't have to wait in long lines for photos, you get to play in a FABULOUS area with toys and movies and crayons etc. When you first get there, you register with a nice lady and when your time comes she calls your name in the play area through a microphone.
The kids did very well. Oliver was scared to death of Santa, but he did take a candy cane of course-we will have to work on the "taking candy from strangers part". Emma sat right up on his lap and chatted with him. She even said thank you when he gave her a candy cane and gave him a big hug.
I guess we are off and running for the day.
Friday, November 18, 2005
Thursday, November 17, 2005
The cleaning went quite well and the girl that did it was great. She was chatty and fun. She calmed me a bit too...until she found an extra cavity in another one of my wisdom teeth. (remember I was already having one pulled today?) Well, they decided to pull that one too. Lovely.
Maybe next time I will ask for a sedative first.
The needles were manageable .... there were so many. Thankfully this time my whole face did not freeze like in past experiences, but the back of my throat froze. That is something I never want to feel again. I had to sit up in the middle of everything and try to catch my breath. I gagged all over the place and someone ran to get a bucket, another person got me a cool cloth and yet another person gave me some juice. I was also handed tissues and my back was rubbed by some loving soul. Bless them.
We continue on and things were fine again until the gauze had to be put in. Ack. I heard somewhere that smiling reduces the gag reflex, so all the way down the elevator I smiled a goofy smile. As soon as I was in the car, I yanked out that gauze. Phew.
I am now at home wondering what is safe to eat-maybe I should just stay away from food for a few days.
Wednesday, November 16, 2005
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Monday, November 14, 2005
Sunday, November 13, 2005
Well, back to the fudge making this afternoon.....
Friday, November 11, 2005
The tree is up and sparkling in it's brilliance this morning. We are trying to distract the kids with anything other than the tree. It will happen though, they will get into it eventually.
We are settling in nicely to our place.
I am still having a tough time finding everything. A lot of things are unpacked, but the odd things are still packed and of course I need them every so often and can not find them.
I have found that the Garden Market IGA is less expensive than it used to be-and it is right down the street from us. Very nice.
There is a giant Nativity in our local mini mall, I find this extremely shocking and exciting at the same time. The kids really enjoy watching the fake camel bobbing it's head up and down and the waterfall pouring water in the scene.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Monday, November 07, 2005
Back and forth we go all day checking and re-checking. I need to find something else to obsess over.
Saturday, November 05, 2005
My throat has been on FIRE for the last few days and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. What a nuisance. I am so annoyed. The last thing I want to do is make another trip out to the doctor, we all know I am there enough with Oliver. Oh and by the way he gets new ear tubes in on December 8th. Hopefully they stay put longer this time.
My washer is fixed. THANK YOU GRANDPA!!!!!!!!! Now all we need is the ductwork for the dryer and we are good to go-although I can manage longer without a dryer than a washer.
Does anyone remember that Chloraseptic spray that used to numb your throat, tongue, and mouth when you sprayed it in there? Well, I found these new Chloraseptic losenges and they actually work without all the numbing. Much better. Pray hard that the kids don't get this bug, it would be so harsh on them. I prayed when Emma and I were barfing that it would skip over Steve and Oliver and someone listened. Thankfully.
Friday, November 04, 2005
I had some GREAT mail today.
A welcome letter to our new house from my wonderful brother and family. (Family of Five who comments sometimes)
They sent us gift certificates for McDonalds!!!!!! Have I mentioned that we have one right accross the street from our new place? Oh happy day!!! Thanks guys-you made my day.
Thursday, November 03, 2005
Funny, I have never actually wanted to do laundry so badly before.
Tuesday, November 01, 2005
Halloween was fun. We went out with friends trick or treating. Emma only lasted a VERY short while and she was in the wagon. She wanted to take her costume off early in the night. Poor girl had been in it all day. We had her partying hard from morning until night. Oliver had was so great, he would walk up to the doors and say "I got my yellow bag" and hold his treat bag open for people to hand in the candy. Keep in mind he looks about the size of a one year old so people were a little astounded that this little guy was walking and talking. It was fabulous.
Today Grammy has the kidlets so I could run some errands (keys cut, chocolate buying etc).
I managed to squeeze in coffee with a friend too and it was glorious.
I love finding people who are 'interesting' like me. Thanks Deb for the break, I really enjoyed it.
I am off now to check in to the other blogs I have been missing. Sorry for the lack of blogging. I hope to be up and running VERY soon. Miss you all!!!!