Monday, December 24, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Here is a little funny story that happened this morning.
Cohen was playing with Carter's slinky and stuck it in his diaper, the back of his diaper. He's running around as the slinky is bouncing up and down and we're all laughing when he stops to poop. Justin is hoping it's a toot and unwinds the slinky from his diaper and indeed he pooped, and pooped on the slinky.
Never a dull moment in the Seitz home...
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
Presents, presents and more presents. The kids that joined us for the birthday were more than generous and gave Emily wonderful gifts. She received a few gift cards for Claire's so she's really anxious to go and shop shop shop!! Gramma Vonn and Uncle Eric and Auntie Krisitn were able to come join us for the party with baby Harrison. Other news on the homefront:
Yesterday was the first report card of the season, Emily's first report card with letter grades and Carter's very first report card. The reports were outstanding. Emily has straight A's and is exceeding in most subjects far beyond her grade level and Carter is a top notch kindergartener.
Our little beaner baby is doing great. We had an ultrasound on Thursday and it was so nice and clear and great to see such a healthy little baby. We could see the head and bum and arms and legs and a rapid beating little heartbeat. We were given a due date of June 27th and we'll have a planned c-section, if all goes well then baby will be here around mid June if the baby follows the same path as our last two boys baby will be here end of May beginning of June. All we want is a healthy pregnancy this time and a very healthy lil baby. It's exciting and scarey all at the same time.
Cohen is growing like a weed, he's going through a major growth spurt right now which is a little rough on me in the evenings but he's been really good during the day. He has taken up the act of climbing ON EVERYTHING. When I have pushed in all the chairs and blocked off the kitchen entrance he builds things to climb on. And dances and dances and dances. If he even hears the beat of fingers tapping on a table he starts bouncing. It's hillarious.
Carter on the other hand is having more difficulty. Since September he has been suffering on and off with headaches but they are always accompanied with a stuffy nose and many other things. Recently they have gotten worse and we're trying to find out with frequent visits to doctors what is going on with this little guy. He's always been such a sick boy and we're tired of seeing him always under the weather. Hopefully we find a solution to his problems soon because it's really starting to bring him down and Justin and I are getting more stressed as the days go on. Please keep our little guy in your prayers, it's not an easy thing to see a child sick all time. I just hope it's nothing serious and an easy fix. Hope to God it is!!
Justin has just completed Chapter 2 so it's off to the publisher. He received his 1st chapter back with really positive remarks and encouragement. Which is great motivation to keep on writing.
And I think I'm ready to get my butt in gear to go shopping. I think I've made the family wait long enough while I blogged and uploaded photo's. :0)
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
The other "do" we're preparing for is Emily's 9th birthday. AHHHHH. We had a huge awakening as parents. No more my little pony parties and strawberry shortcake and barbie parties. Yet she still plays with all those things she wants more Big girl parties. So we're doing a bowling party. As proud as I am as a mother and as happy as I am that my kids are healthy and reaching these birthday milestones I am also shocked at how fast it goes and saddened that they are that much older. I could just bottle their youth and keep them young forever and keep them in my care forever.
I DO need to post more pictures but my camera has been acting up but hopefully Santa surprises me with a new one **hint hint**
I'm seriously craving anything that tastes like grapes. Pickles smothered in grape jelly...............mmmmmmmm oh shucks I just finished the grape jelly WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?? I drank all my grape water, I ate all my grape jelly beans and I have no more grape jelly however I do have pickles. It's so weird I get more cravings in my first trimesters than I do throughout the rest of my pregnancy. And as for pickles with Emily I loved pickles and with Carter I loved pickles with chocolate cake and icing, yes mixed together, but with Cohen I barely ate pickles.
Well I just heard the car door which means Justin is home and I gotta finish watching my movie.
Monday, November 12, 2007
We went out for an awesome meal at our friends place Saturday night. She made a roast chicken with fresh herbs and the works with apple and pear crisps for dessert. mmmm my mouth is still watering. It was such a nice treat to be cooked for. It was a great night and it was going really good for the kids when all of a sudden Emily comes out of a bedroom, hair in front of her face, crying yet breath taken. She fell off the top bunk onto a big fish aquarium and hurt the side of her ribs. She has a nasty gash and she's pretty sore but thank GOD it didn't do more damage to her. We're just thankful she didn't hit her head. She'll be sore for awhile but she's a trooper and she'll be aok.
Last night was a big moment in Mr. Carter's lil life. He has been dealing with his first "loose tooth". Scarey for the little man. He was so worried about losing a part of his body and he was crying all week and did not want to lose this tooth. Until last night it was soooooooo loose and he got the courage to try and pull it himself and it came right out. He went from being scared to proud at the snap of a finger. Lucky man the tooth fairy came and he is so happy he is a little more grown up today. Now he keeps asking when his adult tooth is going to come in and if it means he's going to be big like his dad now.
Well I think I've spent enough time on the computer for the moment. Justin is upstairs managing the boys and that's an intersting task for one person. Cohen is probably trying to stick more of our belongings down the vent :0) So till next time........ toodles..........
Thursday, November 08, 2007
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Justin's book contract is almost complete well actually it is finally complete he is just going to sign it and start writing and he needs to have it finished by June which is perfect timing because we have BABY #4 COMING LATE JUNE BEGINNING OF JULY!!!! Yeah that's right, the Seitz's have done it again *swoooooot*. We are so excited. We're praying for a great pregnancy. Last one was just too scarey so if you could all pray with us we'd love that and appreciate it so much. God's good!!
Here are some Halloween photo's from last night. The kids had a blast of course of course and so did I when I saw how much candy I can sneak into at night. Ok ok maybe I will keep my paws out of their treat bags this year. But if Emily's candy is still around at Easter I'm eating it.
Daddy with his Halloweeners Vampire, B1(banana's in pajama's) and Hannah Montanna
Monday, October 29, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
When we first moved out here Justin worked for his brother in a tar pit and it totally felt like hell, I mean tech guy working in tar sounds hellish to me too however the lesson he learned was how much he appreciated life and his family and his career in the tech industry and to not take one day for granted. Ever since we've been distanced from the drama and nonsense and focused on the good and promising, life has completely turned around and it's been an amazing experience. Every second we've endured out here has been worth it and we've been able to do it all as a family.
We'll keep everyone posted as the book moves along, Please pray for continual motivation (as writing a book can take time) and thank you for walking along this journey with us as friends and family.
Saturday, October 13, 2007
I'm fully recovered from my surgery. I feel awesome except during ovulation it looks like that trouble will never go away and the doc said the only cure is another baby (short term cure). Oh how that would be so nice -- who knows what the future will bring ;0)
Our Thanksgiving weekend was so nice. It started off with a date, Justin and I hadn't been on a date in 10mths. Cohen just needed to be fed so much that it wasn't possible but now that he's on a great schedule we're able to go out ALONE!!!!!!! We had our dear friends Kristin and Eric over for dinner, I cooked a ham and leftovers made a nice warm soup Mmmm. Then Monday we had a turkey dinner with our senior friends in Penticton, Beverly and Emery. It was great until Cohen got bit in the face by their dog. Not the dogs fault, even though I would like to think so but he is a good dog. Cohen tripped over his bum and got nipped right under the eye, starting at the bottom of his lower eyelid. Luckily it didn't break the skin, he had a nasty bruise and swelling but it's already looking way better, you can't even tell he was bit, looks more like a fall. Thank God it wasn't worse.
Now Papa is down, he arrived at our place this morning and it's been so joyful around here. I love when he visits because he's so involved with the children and he plays right down to their level and doesn't stop until they go to bed. So tomorrow night we're having a family dinner with Justin's aunt and husband and papa. I love cooking for people so tomorrow I'm making a rice pilaf, greek salad and Chicken stuffed with feta and marinaded in a verde sauce. mmmmm and Chocolate brownies for dessert. Ohh so hungry already.
We have some great news to share....Justin had an idea for a Technical book so he wrote a 17 page proposal and gave it to his agent who has then been sending it off to publishers. We had some feedback on Friday first from Justin's publisher with good news that his book idea is liked a lot and the publishers think Justin would be a perfect fit for their company. Then he was contact by an editor from the company with the same news and that they would like to have a more formal phone meeting with him on Monday. First stage, and it's so exciting. We're not too sure what's going to come of this quite yet but just the thought of someone liking Justin's idea is appreciated so hopefully the news just keeps getting better. We're trying to wait for Monday very patiently but it's hard. This is where the "Univeral Remote" would come in hand.
As soon as Cohen's bruises are gone we're going to do some family fall photo's. I'm so excited to take some pictures of the kids in the leaves....so stay tuned.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Life around here is starting to settle a little. I"m starting to get back in my groove. I'm still sore but it's getting better. I start really cramping up when I am doing to much or walking to much but on the flip side it feels soooo good to be doing things again and getting out for some fresh air. Yesterday we went for a drive around the village, there was a baby bear walking around. We were too late, didn't see it but it was still exciting. We've had amazing help and support from our fellow villagers. We've had meals, and pick ups and drop offs for the kids, some babysitting, housecleaning. I've never seen a more caring village where people just stop in the middle of whatever they are doing (even driving ;) to see how we're doing and how I'm feeling. It's amazing. I love the warmth and friendship in this town. It's been a very positive experience for our family, this move was one of the best moves ever.
Cohen is demanding some attention, he's snacking on the wooden table, so he must need food, real food ;)
Till next time
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
And to think none of this was drastic changes all simple......except maybe with the endless crying but in the end I can now say IT WAS ALL WORTH IT :)
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
So my last quick post was Cohen's first nap, reason I say first is he woke up 40 minutes later, so tired he could barely hold his head up. I thought I better nurse him again since it was lunch time and he was falling back asleep so I placed him back in his crib at 12:47 and he cried until 12:57 and then he was FAAAAAASSSSSSSSTTTTTTTTTTT asleeeeeeeeeep. HE SLEPT UNTIL 2:30pm. I was so happy. So hopefully tonight goes alright. I'm nervous and sleep deprived but trying to remain positive. I didn't think we'd be able to go through with this but we did and I'm shocked and overwhelmed and I'm left with the worry of "is this going to affect him"...?
I just can't win. When I let Cohen cry it out more I went in his room to check on him and he had a poopy so screw it we stayed awake and got ready for school.
When is nap time?? :0((
I shouldn't have had two bowls of frosted flakes because now I'm wide awake and so far from being tired it's not even funny ha.
3:36am - the cries are getting weaker.........oh maybe not.
The hardest part is going in his room every 10-15mins to let him know I love him and that I haven't totally neglected him but I almost think it's harder on him having me in there time and time again.
3:40am - getting ready to cave ........ not gonna do it ugh maybe I should....nope we've gotten this far it would all be a waste if I stopped now dammit
3:41am - I'm going to lose myself in text twist for awhile...
WISH ME LUCK!!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
So Cohen he does nothing but run around all day trying to get into whatever he possibly can. It's hillarious. Just this morning Justin was changing his diaper and he got away from him stopped looked right at his daddy and peed on the floor then smiled and ran away.
Carter and his stories are something else indeed. Sometimes it's hard to know what's real with that boy. Maybe he'll come out with a bestseller one day. He has this little mini PDA he got from his Auntie and he asked to have some phone numbers in it so I put Mommy's number and Daddy's work number and he then asked for Uncle Eric's number and I said ok and he acted all suspicious and said "well you know mom in case of an emergency I gotta call my dawg" so last night he did just that except there was no emergency he just wanted Eric's number to call him whenever. Thank you Kristin and Eric for being so patient when he calls and remember this is only the beginning I won't blame you if you need to block our number eventually haha.
Emily....oh boy, she's getting prettier and prettier and the boys know it. She came home yesterday and told me that there is this boy in her class head over heels in love with her. He offers to do everything for her and he told her that he will try anything to get her to be his girlfriend. She says but we're only in grade 4 we have lots of time for boyfriends and girlfriends yet I don't want to be your girlfriend. And he said well Emily I'm not quitting until your mine. Grade 4 oh goodness oh gollie this is just the beginning.
My nephew Dante.........one word to sum him up is sweetheart. He's so funny and so thoughtful and I miss him like crazy. He just learned how to call our number and he has been calling us up to 10 times a day. He likes to play webkinz over the computer with Em and Carter so he calls to organize the play except yesterday. It all started in the morning he called bright and early (he doesn't understand the time difference) and he informed us that he was grounded from webkinz for the day because he pushed his lil bro so he called just to talk. Then he called afterschool a few times but I was waiting for the doctor to call and forgot to call him back so he called again and says Auntie Carissa I've been waiting all day to talk to you....so I sat down and talked to him and we had a great talk and he said "if you're good at my school in grade one you get a gummie worm ... do you like those".. I said I love them...so he said..."well I will be extra good so I can maybe have two and then I will send one to you in the mail" My heart just melted then he thought it wouldn't be fair if he didn't send one for everyone so he's going to tell the teacher he'll be super good if she gives him 4 gummies haha I wonder what she'll say to that!!
Thanks for my babble Justin is home after taking the kids to school so I better pass the computer off to him so he can get some work done.....till next time
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
On a side note we had the boys to see the pediatrician today. The trouble with Cohen's growth seems to be no trouble at all. Just as we suspected he's following in his father's footsteps. He might be a little low in iron but that is an easy fix. Carter is doing good he might be dealing with some asthma issue's/ reflux issues brought on when he gets a cold. Nothing we haven't heard before and good news as it's something we can manage also. As for Emily's excitement, she was feeling better today (she's been sick) and there was a bat at school. She got a close up and we're all headed to the school right now to have our own peek at it.
Monday, September 10, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
My brother was involved in a head on collision Friday afternoon. Thank goodness he wasn't hurt. His car is completely totalled but because he wasn't at fault he should see something good from his insurance. We are all so grateful that he walked away with whiplash, he is in pain but no scrapes or bruises and no fatalities.
Friday night we enjoyed a lovely dinner with some friends in Penticton, Jackie made a yummy tortellin alfredo and I made a rolo cheesecake. We ate so much we all had food coma's afterwards. When we got home we were ready for a nice, peaceful sleep after a long week only that didn't happen. Carter woke up at 3am with a barky cough and his breathing was very laboured it was scarey. He hadn't had an episode like that since we lived in Saskatoon. So off to the ER he went and the doctor gave him pulmicort in a nebulizzor and it seemed to settle it down a little. But again Thank God he's alright. We've all got a little bug of somesort but that's minor, we're alive and happy.
Saturday I was able to have some mommy time out for my friends baby shower. It was such a fun time. We played cute shower games and ate yummy yummy food. We all made a freezer friendly dish so when baby comes she doesn't have to worry and we each had to bring a charm to put on a bracelet so when she's in the hospital she can have a piece of everyone with her without having us all crowd the labour and delivery room. The closest charm I found to symbolize something in our friendship was a feather. She used to clean my home while I was on bedrest and we would visit and visit as she cleaned and we just became really good friends. Then I went home and we were supposed to attend our block bbq but because Carter was sick we didn't feel it was fair for some to go and some to stay back, so we hung tight as a family and played the Wii and watched a movie. Today we were still feeling yucky so we stayed quiet however Justin busted his buns outside in the yard.
This week will be fun. We have a lot of excitement storing up for the week ahead. Justin's brother Dallas and sister Shannon are coming tomorrow and they are here for a week. We haven't seen Dallas since our wedding and Shannon was here a year ago so the kids are very excited. Justin took the week off of work and I took the time off babysitting and we are going to have a great family bonding time with his brother and sister.
Oh and tomorrow Carter has his Kindergarten interview. Then he either starts Tuesday or Wednesday, I'm so happy Justin will be here to help take him for his first day. We were thinking back to the day we walked Emily to her first day of KIndergarten and how I cried and cried and didn't want to leave her. I'm not one of those mom's that looks forward to sending their kid off to school. I would homeschool but I don't think I have the smarts for it and I figure I better leave it to the professionals.
There is a lot to look forward to this week. A good positive week!! I'm going to fold my laundry and watch Fracture now that the children are all fast asleep, I should also be sleeping but I wanto to be ahead tomorrow so I can rest when Cohen sleeps. Nighty night!
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Friday, August 31, 2007
Here's a little update on my gang:
Emmy is so ready for school. She misses her friends. I'm going to miss her so much. She has been my partner all summer helping me with EVERYTHING and without being asked. She's just so thoughtful and she sees that we're always doing something so she says she wants to do stuff to help so we have more playtime and it's worked we have a lot more playtime. She is growing up so fast however she's still so little. She loves to go off by herself and play barbies or dolls and then other times she's writing her own songs and singing and dancing. Her poetry is that you'd find in a teens notebook, her writing skills are amazing. Justin is writing a book and loves to write.........wonder where she gets it from ;0)
Carter my little secret agent. He doesn't start school this week. I"m so happy I get an extra week with him before Kindergarten. I miss my kids so much when they go off to school I could really keep them home forever. Carter has been attatched to my hip everyday for the past 5 years it's going to be hard to have him go off and do his own thing. I know he'll be great at it though. He loves to learn and learn and learn. I do think he will be disappointed in Kindergarten as he's wanting to learn how to program software. Yesterday I had to give him a time out and while he was in his room he decided to make me a present, he took a pipe cleaner and little animal shaped foamies and made me an animal flower. He came out and apologized and handed me this beautiful flower and my heart just melted.
Cohen, oh little Cohen. He's such a daredevil. As you see him standing beside this gate that he recently surfed on down to stairs with. His second trip downt he stairs. He is trying to figure out how to do it again. A 12 mths old that thinks this is the funnest thing in the world. Or in the bathtub the little stinker stands up and I try to sit him back down, he'll have none of it. He slides down the curved side of the tub and gets his face all wet and falls in the water and he gets right back up for more. I wrote about the worry in his weight gain and I'm not worried anymore. I figure it was due to his lack of appetite when teething and what not. He's been teething forever and he finally cut on and another one is breaking through right now and it looks like he's getting two on the bottom. He's a tough teether as the older two were and his body is under stress. Lately he has been trying to eat more. Loves soup and crackers. We went to A&W and he loved the teen burger and fries and he is feeling a lot heavier. I'm still going to take him to the pediatrician as planned but I think she'll say he's just a normal boy.
As for Justin and I we're doing great. Justin has been working on his projects and his book proposal is going around to publishers so we're excited about that. I'm so proud of him, he's been wanting to write a tech book for so long and when we were visiting with my parents in Waskesiu my dad was talking to him about it and totally motivated Justin so as soon as we got home he wrote his 17 page proposal and his agent loved it. We've been having a ton of fun this summer. As a couple our marriage is at a great stage of just really understanding eachother and having fun together. He is taking another week of holidays when his brother and sister come out the week after this and I'm really looking forward to having him home yet again :) I could keep him home everyday but I guess he does have to work, but I'm lucky because he has been given two days a week to work remotely and home on weekends so we've been pretty happy and appreciative of that. This weekend is my 10 yr highschool reunion. Part of me wants to go back for it but facebook has really satisfied me in catching up with people for now. It's been a great little system. I've made contact with so many old schoolmates. I also had a prayer request on here for my aunt and she is still in the hospital in Saskatoon and I just want to thank everyone for their prayers. She is at a great place, the doctors are treating her with so much care and attention and they are on her like glue and doing the best to help her. Well Cohen zonked out in his swing as I was typing away so I am going to take advantage of being up early and tend to my morning chores and get a head a little. I hope you all have a wonderful and fun safe weekend.
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Another bit of suckiness is Cohen's checkup. It's tough being a parent when things aren't going well for a child. As a parents we are programmed needing to FIX EVERYTHING and when we can't it's devastating and stressful. So we thought Cohen was doing great, I mean he looks well, he's active he's happy. He doesn't have a very good appetite when it comes to solids and he hasn't been sleeping but we thought maybe it's his teeth (which still haven't cut through). 3mths ago Cohen was sick and had lost a little bit of weight which is to be expected he was weighed in at 9.1kgs and his height was in the 70th percentile. Well he's gone from being in the 70th percentile to the 17th percentile. He hasn't grown in height and his weight only changed from 9.1kgs to 9.3kgs. So hopefully this isn't anything major I pray that it isn't anything but a simple oopsy in his diet. He has to see a pediatrician and have some bloodwork done and I'm in a state of panic. I know things are probably alright but it's the possibility and waiting it out.
For the rest of my crew, Carter got bonked by a shopping cart and skinned his knee (thank goodness for ratatouille bandaids) and Emily got sick from her McDonald's lunch (no more) and Justin awww my dear husband who has held up our fort yet again. He had to tend to everything at home while trying to get his work finished. My dresser drawer got stuck and when I got it shut my snow globe fell off and shattered all over the floor. Plus his mom isn't doing well. The stress keeps piling on. My MIL who has dementia has been getting really angry with us lately for no reason or "made-up" reasons and it's stressful because there is nothing we can do with that either. It is 11:51PM and there is 9 minutes left in this day THANK GOD IT IS ALMOST OVER!!! In times like these I sit and question God. What? Why? You've got to be kidding me?? And it hits me now that these burdens need to be lifted up to the only ONE who can make a difference. I need to curl up and pray and just pray myself to sleep.... "Night"
Friday, August 10, 2007
Counting to 10
Taking a deep breath
AHhhhhh thinking positive now
I'm going to post a link and please enjoy the photo's as much as I do
I miss you and love you all xo
Monday, August 06, 2007
I'M DONE VACATIONING.
We have officially decided as a family to never do it again ugh... To be honest I'm not even sure if we can call it a vacation it was more a drivathon. Alberta and Saskatchewan were alright but we are going to choose not to be eaten alive by mosquito's next time...and really we drive hours and hours and hours to be around grouchy people, wicked flies and horrid mosquitos and straight boring roads haha. We ended up making a quick trip to Saskatoon and when we got there we were so sad that once again we had no time to really visit. There are so many people we want to see and catch up with and a day and a half just doesn't allow that to happen. I'm sorry to those that wanted to get together and I couldn't boooo booo :0(((
However there were a lot of positive things about the trip. One of the hardest was leaving my father in law, he's such a dear and sweet man and just adore my children and he always buys chocolate ;0) Leaving my grandparents was also pretty tough for me, one of the hardest things I have to do each time I leave. I've always been so attached to my grandparents and seeing them age is so hard on me. I got to spend some great quality time with each of them and that I will cherish always. I really wish I could freeze time and enjoy those moments a little longer.
I'm finished thinking of all the negative things about our trip so here are ONLY the positives
I got to spend hours and hours and hours beside my husband....I loved it. I could just sit and stare at him forever!!
We had our children all to ourselves for hours and hours and hours, no friends or them running all over the place playing just us together as a family.
We camped for the first time together as a family and my children used the outhouse for the first time and now they really appreciate toilets haha.
Baby Cohen is running and running up and down hills too!!
Seeing my kids snuggle up with their grandparents.
Celebrating my Grandparents 50th Anniversary and spending time with relatives I have barely seen in years.
Enjoying some time with my other grandparents in Waskesiu.
Visiting the magic log in the wood and sharing it with my kids
Eating icecream many many times at the Big Olaf in Waskesiu
Going for a boat ride and watching my children tube hhahaha it was HILLARIOUS. They were so brave is was awesome. Emily was bouncing all over the place and she wouldn't quit.
Spending some quality time with my nephew, I'm laughing already thinking of him and his contant noise making hehe
My brother, a relationship that is forming and finally being able to share life with him and just have fun, it was great and watching him play with my kids was just fantastic.
Hunting for icecream with my sister at 10:30 and seeing her reaction when she saw my kids after so long.
My mom's cooking....MMMMMMMMMM I miss it
My dad's contant giggle hahaha....I'm so glad I inherited it!!
Taking my children to the Nature Center and helping them learn about our environment in a fun way and watching their imaginations just soar, especially the silly puppet show they put on. Carter made a great skunk.
Speaking of skunks we saw our first skunk camping with my in laws, I thought it was a duck in the bushes until it really showed itself haha
Driving in Saskatoon, we drove all over reminising
Seeing the people we saw. One of my friends was home from China and I had no idea she was still there unitl she sent me a quick note on facebook so we got in touch and saw eachother for 2 minutes literally, we parked outside her house, had a hug and a picture and then we had to book it to Turtle Lake.
We celebrated Cohen's 1st birthday a month early since we were around family and it was great. We had a weenie roast in a cook shack in Waskesiu with some yummy desserts and then we gave him a mini cheesecake my mom made and sang happy birthday. It was so cute, he sure didn't like the cheesecake or getting dirty.
One thing I really realized over our holidays was how important my family is to me and what I want to give my children in the future, how I want to be when they have kids and their kids have kids. My poor husband just felt sick after driving so many hours and we realized its just too hard on the children so from now on PEOPLE YOU COME TO US!!!!!!
We broke our camera and at first I was bummed cuz I thought OH NO I lost th epictures and then realized I have a memory card yay....so hopefully I can get them off the camera and then I will collect the photos from everyone that took pics after.
My cleaner came over and did a wonderful job on my home today and I'm all caught up on my laundry and I'm completely unpacked and my kids are in bed and I'm going to enjoy laying on my couch and watch a movie ahhhhhhhhh the small things in life are just so very enjoyable to me ;0)
Monday, July 16, 2007
It's totally consuming me. I've totally neglected my blog. Boo, I'm sorry to my readers!!!!
I guess I can't blame it all on facebook but life has just been busy lately. I forgot how busy it is when a little baby becomes so curious and then when I'm not running after Cohen I'm trying to do activities with Em and Carter. I have also started babysitting a couple days a week. Then there is the beach. Any spare moment we have we're at the beach. We finally bought the children life jackets and boogie boards and they have magically turned into FISH!! Emily has become so daring as soon as her life jacket goes on she has no fear jumping off the dock and swimming around the buoys. Carter finally swims. He was so shy of the water and he has so much fun now that he feels safe in his life jacket. It's been fun. We bought Cohen this cute little crab he sits in the water. He was born a beach bum.
We are getting ready for our trip home. We are pretty excited. I could do without the drive but why should I complain when Justin is the one that has to drive through the mountains ahhh, I am nervous already. We are going to try something a little different and leave in the evening in hopes that the kids will sleep and me too. We have been living out here for 2 years now and I am still petrified of mountain driving. We are a little anxious leaving Justins mom behind. We have not been away from her long and it is hard to think she will be here all by herself. But we do need the break too. For those that do not know Justins mom is in a nursing home for dementia at the young age of 56. She has been sliding so fast and it has been so hard on us especially my husband who is the only child around.
Justin and I celebrated another wedding anniversary on the 10th. It was so much fun. We are at such a fun stage in our relationship. With Cohen it is still hard to leave sometimes so we make do at home and with going back to SK we wanted to wait until then to go out and have a romantic rendezvous. So we sipped on some Elephant Island wine (best wine ever) and watched Veggie Tales and then I had a snooze on the floor and then we folded some laundry and laughed and laughed and laughed at how funny our at home date night went.
So Thursday evening we leave and we should be in Marwayn AB Friday morn and we will be hanging out with my in laws there until the following Thursday then off to Turtle Lake for my grandparents 50th and then off to Waskesiu for my parents 20th anniversary of their store opening and then back home. So we will see you soon and as SOOOON as I find my camera I will link to more pictures but it has disappeared and hopefully I find it before we leave:(
Tata for now!!
Sunday, July 08, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
Carter turned 5
Emily's school beach bash
Emily's Classroom awards and year end ceremony
Two wisdom extractions two different days (one today which is why I'm a little grouchy)
Emily's final day....she passed grade 3
Cohen started Walking and doing SO BIG on his own and climbing stairs...ahhhh
Justin and I are celebrating our anniversary soon...yay I'm so excited for our date out
Justin and I are also doing children's ministry this weekend together so fun. I don't think we have to do much cuz we're giving the regulars a break but still so much fun that we can do it together.
I promise to get my poop in a group and get some photo's up from Carter's birthday and everything since. It was sooooo much fun. I'm just not looking forward to sending him to kindergarten in the fall. Emily is going to try and get him as her little buddy which will be cute.
Well I'm going to go pop some T 3's now that my mouth is throbbing and hopefully sleep it off. I've been kind of sucky poopoo about my teeth lately. Oh well Justin bought me tons of icecream to make me feel better ;0)))
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Carter was super duper huggy. Every time I turned around he was asking for a hug, and he'd say mom I just love hugging you. Tomorrow he graduates from preschool. I'll be posting pictures afterwards.
Emily is a little lady learning about emotions and feelings. She's learned once again just how much her dad is here to protect and love her. There is this bratty boy in the neighbourhood and he's rank to all the kids around here including Emily and Justin finally put him in his place in a nice fatherly type way and Emily was so proud. She just has so much trust and faith in him and it's so wonderful to see their father/daughter relationship grow. A father's loving guidance does so much for a little girl.
Cohen is in this snuggle mood too lately. He snuggles with the floor both carpet and lino and blankets and pillows and teddy's and all of us. Tonight he was a little out of sort and he could not get comfortable. Justin did his usual cuddle and I did my usual cuddle/breastfeed but no luck and he kept going back and forth and back and forth. So we all snuggled together while I fed him and he went fast asleep...he just needed a little mommy and daddy. So sweet.
How I cherish these moments....
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Cohen @ 9mths and favorite sitting position
Kids collected all our beer bottles and pop cans haha we're totally not into booze anymore as you can tell. We only got $3.50 for everything. Too funny but good slurpee's came of it
Thursday, May 31, 2007
to the neighbour boy Riley Smith.
So our daughter and the neighbours boy Riley have been playing together since we've moved out here. Riley is one year older than Emily he's a sweet kid. At first it started off as a little friendship and now as Carter puts it...."it's love, they just look at eachother with love".
Riley picks Emmy up for school every morning and if he's late or unable to make it he calls ahead of time and then as soon as school is out they are inseparable. Just as of the past week Riley started calling Emily "Tootsie" and every time he rides his bike past our house he yells out "toot toot" "toot...tootsie" until she notices him then he smiles at her and rides off. So today after school they were playing truth or dare or double dare, or promises. Riley got the promise and he said "here's a promise for you Emily, I promise in 20 yrs to marry you" She was completely shocked and happy. She said "but Riley when we are in highschool you'll probably find a new girlfriend" He said "no you'll be my girlfriend and please don't ever move away because if you do I'll be sad and have to come and get you" She said "I won't move away but a lot can change in 20 yrs" hahahahaha Oh man and then she asked if they could have a sleepover WHAT?? Justin's eyes have completely bugged out at this point. Then she goes on to tell us that they were daring eachother but nothing dangerous she says only good things. So he dared her to hug him and she was all nervous so she only put one arm around him and he said...Emily both arms, I'd really like a hug. Then he dared her to hold his hand.
YIKES.....We as parents were expecting this in 20 yrs but not at age 8. It's cute but on the other hand we really need to be watching these two.
So Justin and I were thinking maybe we should invite our soon to be In-laws over for a drink and a "what the heck are your son's intentions" talk. ;)
We'll keep everyone posted as to the upcoming date (hopefully in 20yrs) I'm not even ready to start thinking about make up and mixed dances let alone wedding plans.
Sunday, May 27, 2007
Today we were sitting down getting ready to play some family games when I notice Carter is picking his nose. I say "Carter stop picking" He says "no mom I love boogers....I really love boogers" .... I told him to go get a kleenex and he looks at me and says "but why when they taste as good as pizza." EWWWWWWWW.
For the record he is not a booger eater just a tricker well I have yet to see him actually eat a booger and I'll be so grossed out if he ever does.
Friday, May 25, 2007
Cohen has been keeping me on my toes. The little guy won't sleep but on the bright side of that is he's not cranky. See Cohen just cut his first tooth and his second one is going to cut through tonight or in the next few days. So it seems like when the tooth is right at the surface he won't sleep. But oh well at least he's not screaming right!!
So the past few weeks have been busy but a good blessed busy. First of all we had my mom and grandma out. Cohen was sick with an ear infection then what we thought was rubella but the test came back negative so it was just some weird viral infection and then cut his tooth. We had our friends from Saskatoon out for a visit, Mike Jackie and baby Julia. They left Wednesday morning. Oh what fun that was games, hardy falls, bbq's and the naramata festivities. Emily's May Pole dancing was a success. It was so adorable. The Mayday weekend was awesome. It was all centered around the children and making them feel like they are very important to the community. I just love living here. So we're taking this weekend to get caught up on housework and hopefully organize the garage and just spend some good quality family time. It is so hard when friends and family go we dip into a bit of a funk and we miss them all terribly so it will be good to just have some cuddle time fun time this weekend and think happy thoughts. And hopefully more family and friends will come out soon.
So I should give a little background on exactly what went down on Mayday. It's Naramata's centennial year so the theme was pioneer days. People dressed up just like they did 100 yrs ago. However 84 yrs ago Naramata started the village tradition of holding the may pole dance on Mayday. Sure sure some of you are wondering (but eewww isn't that a pagan celebration) it may have been once upon a time but not here in Naramata. They don't take it to that extreme. It's so cute. The little girls dress up and wear flower wreaths and the little boys wear suspenders and pioneer caps and they skip around the May Pole bowing to one another and make patterns on the pole with colorful ribbons. It's adorable. The grade 5's vote for a may queen and the rest of the grade 5 girls become the princesses so no one is left out. The Queen does a speech and then let's the festivities begin. We had a bag pipe band begin the procession and lead all the children to the center of all our attention. A little highland dancer did a number as well. They had bike decorating contests, and silver spoon races, soap box racing and much much more. Then in the evening was the Queen's Ball. The Queen and all the Princesses walk around the hall with their daddy's and do a special dance to the naramata waltz and then they had a littl ebit of folk dancing and it was topped off with a teen rock band. The kids had a blast dancing around and letting loose.
So I have some photo's of our happenings lately. They are gooders. Now I'm going to pleasantly sign off to enjoy a fine glass of wine and a bath and read Shopaholic and Baby.
Have a super-di-duper weekend!!
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
We have a fun weekend coming up with the Naramata May Day celebrations. It's the centennial year and the village has some pretty cool things happening. As usual it will kick off with our three float parade *snicker* (it's cute though) then we walk down to Manitou park and Emily will be participating in the Maypole dancing. She's dressing up all fancy with flowers in her hair. Carter's preschool is having a fundraising bake sale so I get to bake some thing yummy for that and try selling it (if I don't eat it first). Justin is going to attempt to get the garage all organized which I am excited for...yay we will be able to walk in it without tripping over 15 boxes. We also have some friends from Saskatoon visiting the area and they should be at our place any day. They have a little 6 mth old and it will be so cute to introduce their little baby with our baby.
Now that my caffeine high has worn off I should hit the hay. Here are a few photo's I took of Emmy and Carter on Mother's Day. Cohen was having a nice sleep finally so I was a nice mom and didn't bug him with the camera.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Last week my mom and grandma flew out for a visit. Cohen was sick with an ear infection so we spent a lot of time at home, but it was good we did a lot of visiting and just hanging out. They left on Tuesday and I'm missing them like crazy. It was so nice to have family around. OH well we'll be home soon, July is just around the corner.
Thursday morning the baby was showing signs of feeling better from the ear infection and then all of a sudden and I mean the snap of a finger I laid him down on the change table and his body started breaking out into spots...they were just popping out like popcorn. All of a sudden his entire body was covered head to toe in a matter f 5 minutes. We took him to the hospital right away and at first thought it was an allergic reaction to the meds he was on...(c'mon 7days later that's a little late) so I not being satisfied drove over to our family doc's and had him examined again. Conclusion to that was a virus of some sort and to just keep an eye on him but in hours the rash worsened and Cohen was screaming and crying and rolling all over the floor in discomfort so 7pm Thurs night I took him back to the ER and the doc's did some researching and a lot of examining and came up with Rubella. Cohen has had his immunizations up-to-date but he's not fully covered until he's 1yr. Poor guy has had such a rough week. Finally after 36 hrs of no sleep Cohen crashed last night at 7 for an hour and a half...phewfff Justin and I thought we were going to keel over let alone how the poor baby was feeling. This morning when Cohen woke up it looks like the rash is starting to heal downwards just like it started. His forehead and top of his head and his nose are clear and from his nose down he's covered so much that you can barely see the color of his flesh. The bumps are turning into large red welts that are hot to the touch. He feels feverish but when we take his temp he's fine. This is a crazy virus. We've taken him back to the doctor since and he said to just keep checking in with him and hopefully the virus will be gone in 3-5 days. Thank God we have a very compassionate doctor who communicates well with nervous parents because Justin and I have been so scared and just beside ourselves with worry and the doc just says keep coming in before or after hours so I can reassure you.
Here are some before and after pictures of Cohen and some pictures of my visit with my family.
First day of virus
Day 2 of virus
Finally sleeping after 36 hours of being awake...such a tired baby
SOME PICTURES THE WEEK OF MY FAMILY VISITING
Cohen watching veggie tales in the laundry basket.
My mom walking with the baby.
Grandma Rose and her Luscious Lemon Poke Cake...mmmmmmm to die for.
Emily with Grandma Rose
Carter playing in the dirt as usual
Cohen in his bumbo
The clan except for Justin...he's shooting the photo
Today...going for a bike ride with dad
That's all for now...enjoy your weekend and thank you for all of your prayers!!!