Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Random Tidbits

It's been awhile since I've done one of these. I saw these random questions and thought I should do that... What makes me really mad though, is I wanted to add a picture of myself in this post, and I don't have any recent ones. None that are good any way. And I promised myself that with this new phone, I'd capture myself more. Clearly I need to work on that...

This is the one I'm going with. I'm a total wimp and don't like the cold and the kids insisted on going to the park. So I bundled up and went along.

Age: 42.

Bedsize: King, is there any other kind?

Chores that you hate: Washing the floor…No wait, cleaning toilets… No wait, dusting… No wait... ;-)

Dogs: I’m totally a dog person, but after 14 years of marriage, we still don’t have one. We have kids though, and they’re way more responsibility… But I’m getting closer and closer to the idea of a four-legged friend, every day .

Essential start to your day: Coffee and either a bowl of cereal or oatmeal.

Favorite color: This year I’m loving orange and navy.

Gold or Silver: Silver, all the way.

Height: I’ve always said 5’ 4”, but I don’t know if that’s 100% accurate…

Instruments you play: Just my voice.

Job title: Which one to choose from… Wife, Mummy, Daughter, Sister, Niece, Auntie, Granddaughter, Daughter-in-law, Godmother, Friend, Homemaker, Baker, Chef, Crafter, Driver, Photographer…[I'm sure there's more]

Kids: 2. Lovely in every way. I’m very blessed to have one of each.

Live: Calgary, Alberta. I suspect I’ll be here my entire life.

Mother's Name: I still call her Mum, but if she’s not paying attention, I get it by saying “Candy”.

Nicknames: Candycane, by Barry. Can or Cand. Really though, Candy just isn’t that long. [But I have to admit I shorten everyone’s name, whether they like it or not]

Overnight hospital stays: Thankfully, the list isn't long. When each of my kids were born. Mad was a 1 night stay, Mason 3 nights. [There were baby not eating and latching issues with him] Also, one night when I was a teenager and got my tonsils out.

Pet peeves: Drivers that don’t give you a thank you wave, when you let them in. OH, and people that press the cross walk button and JUST START WALKING… C’mon people, isn’t your life worth more to you than that???

Quote from a movie or tv show: "Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re my only hope!"

Right or Lefty: Righty.

Siblings: my little brother, who towers over me.

Time you wake up: I’ve NEVER been a morning person… Ever. But lately I’m waking up around 7:15 am, that doesn’t mean I hop right out of bed, good gracious NO. But my body naturally wakes up then…

Unusual: The amounts of journals I have, at any one given time... And they've all got something in them. It's silly really...

Vegetable you hate: I’m pretty open to most vegetables… I love brussel sprouts and turnips… But one thing that scares me, is cooked spinach… I like it in salads, but all steamed and wilted… Nope, not sure that’s right at all… [Even with the butter added]

What makes you run late: Miss Madelyn. Getting her anywhere on time is a challenge.

X-Rays You've Had: Lucky me, all that comes to mind is the dentist.

Yummy food you make: My kids often request my own homemade ‘Vietnamese [Pork & Noodle] Dish’, my sweet heart often requests my Buffalo Chicken Dip.

Zoo Animal: The otters, maybe I'll come back as an otter. It looks like they have so much fun.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Test Driving Barry's iPad

I'm posting this from my couch from Barry's new iPad. I'm continually blown away by technology. I can't imagine how things will be as the kids grow up.
Already the kids know more than me, it's kind of scary. But this really cool. Now... Can I add pictures? We'll find out!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

'Biever' Fever...

Someone in my house has the Bieber Fever, and no, it's not Mason. Last year, when we were looking for birthday supplies, when she came across Justin Bieber plates/cups/napkins/invitations etc. and asked me "When will I be old enough to have a Justin Biever party?"
[Keep in mind, that she calls him Justin Biever, not Bieber... Refuses to add the 'b']
To which I thought for a nano-second, and replied with "Well, probably on your 13th birthday you'll be old enough to have a Justin Bieber party" [smooth aren't I?] She accepted the answer without argument.

I can honestly say, I'm just not 100% sure where this fascination about him came from. She's watched Treehouse until just recently [another big score for Mum] But she talks about him, and she indeed likes him. In September I broke down and bought her this t-shirt:

Yes. It's her very favourite, the only t-shirt she actually requests on a regular basis. [I refused to buy a t-shirt with his name and face all over it, which she had seen and BEGGED me to buy] I know, mean Mum, but come on, she's 6 years old. So when I saw the one above, I gave in.

I rented the Never Say Never movie in November/December, and she watched it over and over and over and over... In fact, she liked it so much I bought her a copy of it for Christmas.

This year, Barry took the kids to Chapters one night, and let the kids pick out books to give each other for Christmas. Mason picked out this book:

It came with a 3-D poster, which is on the back of her bedroom door. Again, her mean-old Mum wouldn't let her put it up on her wall.

She also drew a picture and used some stickers to put on the front of her door.

A couple of weeks ago, I picked Mad up from a birthday party, and we just quickly ducked into Shoppers Drug Mart. As we entered the store, we saw the Beebs, in life size... Madelyn was absolutely smitten. She asked if I would take a picture of her with Justin. [Truly, it didn't matter that he was made out of cardboard, she got a picture with Justin Beiver...]

Now, coming back to this past weekend. Barry and I were tucking the kids into bed, and he picked up her Justin Bieber book, and as he did so, a little note slipped out...

She was terribly embarrassed and didn't want us to see, until Barry told her she did a great job on her letter, and we could actually send the note to Justin. Then she was all ears... So to get back to the point of this blog, we're still very into Justin Biever around here, and she has just sent a letter to his fan club address.

[She told us that "He's older than I am and I know it's un-appropriate for me to be his girlfriend"]

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

12 Instagrams on the 12th, March 2012

I'm a day late in posting this, because I KNEW I wanted to include a couple of pictures from last nights Bachelor finale... [which was absolute crap] However, we had a girls get together, and as always, the company was excellent, and the munchies were great. And like Nicole pointed out, Stephanie didn't shush us once, so obviously we weren't totally gaga over dorky Ben, and his evil counter part, Cruella Deville oops, I mean Courtney...

I was up late last night, and then had to be at the school first thing this morning to volunteer in grade one. So here it is...

Monday, March 5, 2012

It's March

So far the month has come in like a lamb, no a lion, no a lamb, no a lion... Actually, to be honest, I don't know what it's doing. Yesterday was absolutely beautiful. We got a bit of snow the night before, and by noon it was 10°. The kids went outside with Barry and made a snowman. You know when the snow is at that perfect consistency, and you can so easily mash it together? There were some snowball fights too [much to my displeasure] but thankfully there were no tears.

This morning, we woke up to this...

To be honest, it doesn't seem like that much snow, but the city has advised that there is a snowfall warning in effect for Calgary... Good grief, say it isn't so... All the more reason to stay home. Do laundry. Dust and vacuum. Get caught up on emails. Update my blog, yadda, yadda, yadda.

This week I'm beginning Week 10 of Project Life. Can you believe it? Week 10! And I'm still loving it! It's totally not what I expected. I thought it would be really tough to keep up, and be extremely labour intensive. [Which don't get me wrong, there's a lot of time put into it] I'm just enjoying it so much. I try to kind of 'keep up' by doing a little bit every couple of days. I didn't order the official book, which comes with all the awesome page protector pockets. I've just been making little 4x6 layouts, and they slide right in the protectors I have. Usually on Sunday I get everything ready and put together, try to finalize things. Then I send the pictures off to Costco before I go to bed. Right now I have week 8 and 9 pictures at Costco, ready to be picked up! There is nothing like getting those new pictures to put in the album, I love it!

I wanted to include lots of pictures about our first trip to the mountains to ski as a family, so I added a trader card insert, and cut the pictures down. I even included the lift ticket and the map of the hill.

Martha Stewart has a new line of home office items available at Staples. I picked up one package of these 5.5 x 8.5 sheet protectors. In this I added specific things about how we celebrated Valentine's day.

I wanted to include the Valentine's Cards the kids got, so I added another trading card protector and just a 8.5x11 sheet protector.

I can't wait to add the next couple of weeks. It's shocking to me, that so much time has gone by... I'm now working on Week 10! Eeks. I love to look back and check out our every day.