I knew if I complained long enough hubby would cave in and start my kitchen. Before he left for work today he was able to get one wall tiled, it is looking fantastic. I am pleased with the tile as well as color choice. After the tiling is finished and the hood fan is installed over the stove I can start painting walls. The ice queen is starting to melt a little.... drip, drip.
Thursday, June 28, 2007
The only thing he did in my kitchen was eat and make a frickin mess, not from construction I might add.
There was some action on the man room front, he managed to rip out bushes and hedges to make sure the excavation could start immediately, growl!!!
So from the ice palace, a cold front has moved in and a warming trend is nowhere in sight, is it
cold on your side of the bed hon??
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Please your welcome to use the washroom,
Thursday, June 21, 2007
for a job well done!!
We are going to make strawberry jam tomorrow, can't wait!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, June 18, 2007
Now, if i could only get around to scrapbooking...
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Fourteen years ago I met the most wonderful man, I couldn't believe he fell in to my path. He was the most handsome, humorous, patient and kind person I had ever come across in my life. When I told him early on in our relationship that if he stayed with me and built a life he would be giving up on having his own biological children, I couldn't have any because I had a hysterectomy a couple of years before we met. He told me he was not going anywhere, he loved me and we could have a family.
A couple of years passed and we applied for adopting our first child, I didn't think I could love this man anymore than I already did, but the first time he held Jennifer and the look he had in his eyes when he first saw her I felt a love for him that I can't even begin to explain. It was the most powerful thing I had ever felt. I knew he was going to be a terrific Dad but it blew me away to watch him with out daughters! To this day, two children later, I watch them play at a distance, I am so proud of him I could burst. Everything he accomplishes, strives for, is for his "Girls", we love you Daddy.
Friday, June 15, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
I am frustrated, all the coffee, drugs or visits from Super nanny have not helped!!
Jilly-bean has always been my spirited child, she rebels against Mommy and has always wanted to test her boundaries with me, but lately..
Every night for the last week she has gone to bed, tucked in with story, hugs and kisses and lights out. Five frickin' seconds she is out of her bed partyin' and destroying like only an f5 tornado can do. So in goes Mommy to tell her it's lights out and time for sleep, tuck her blankets(she must be OCD, they have to be tucked in a certain way)she gets in and I walk away, she follows me screaming and screeching like a cat being swung by it's tail (I LOVE cats, none were injured in the process of this bedtime routine). I then follow Super Nanny's advice and do not interact with her, place her back in her bed and sit at the door not looking at her. Jill will get out because she is testing Mom, I put her back in , this cat and mouse game goes on for a half hour. Tired of this game, she resorts to something that gets under my skin, she scream so the neighbours think I a killing her. This continues for another half hour, I am NOT happy at his point. the night before I was so frustrated I retreated to the family room downstairs(afraid I might scream myself) and she she followed me, sat at the top of the stairs screaming. After a long period of time, she gave in and went in,tucked herself in (to her liking)and went to sleep.
Last evening my husband put her to bed and she got out once, placed back in and she went off to dreamland like an angel, I was PO'ed. I felt like I was a failure, what was I doing wrong??
Pullin' out my hair and lifting up my eyelids.
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
This is my curling iron-hot roller set, used to think it was a cool gadget when I had time to do my hair. Now it's shampoo, throw a towel on my head, blow dry if I have time. Don't hate cause I'm gorgeous!!
Oh I love this baby, my convection oven. Can't cook to save my butt, this stove helps me fake it. I can throw a whole meal and dessert in and cook all at once. A time saver , essential in this home if you have seen my 2year in action.
My kids FRS radios, they are great for the neighbourhood. They neighbours do not have to suffer my ear piercing screeches to the kids while they are in their treehouse. I give them the radios and I can signal to them when I need to get their attention. A win -win, they like their toy and I don't yell(much).
Everyone has one, right? We need one to make the nine hour trek to the cottage, either that or I jump from a 110 km van screaming down the 401. I sit quietly suffering through Curious George for the 100th time but Tim Hortons dull the senses and calms the urge to pull the doorhandle and drop and roll.
As you well know from my excellent blogging skills(stop laughing now), I am not a teckie, gadgets terrify me. My five year calms me down after trying to put on a DVD by patting me on the back and telling me "It's okay Mom, I can put the DVD in, it's easy." (smartie pants).
Thanks to all my blogie buddies who have helped me set up my site, your invaluable.
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Home sweet home, the front of our home is an on going project. We are planning big changes, just got approval from our township and the architects on Thursday. So for now we try and pretty it up with some flowers, not too much time to garden with the very busy Jillian.
I'd like to meme Mad race for Macey, you've been on my mind today.
Saturday, June 9, 2007
I was tagged by The Seventh Diamond, here goes.
4 facts about me.
1. I have Hemophilia, a Male(yes,you read that correctly, not one of my famous typing errors)inherited disease. I am an affected female carrier of the disease, it is passed on by the Mother. My father also gave me a defective gene which gave me the disease(can you say FREAK). The chances of this happening are 1 in 1 million. My parents always said I was 1 in a million.
2. I am an only child(can you blame my parents??)They were scared to have another,ha ha!!
3. My parent's divorced when I was 19, still wish they were together. Tell myself to move on , my parents have.
4. I am not a person who likes "Bling". My Mom loves jewellery, sequins and anything shiny.Think she was a goose in her former life. I only wear my engagement ring and wedding band, that is all the sparkle I can manage, sorry Mom.
4 habits I have
1. I don't have any. No ,probably too many to write about. I drink too much COFFEE and COKE. Caffeine addicted.
2. Always can find me sweeping and washing floors, have a dog that sheds hair as soon as you look at him, drives me to insanity.
3. Constantly picking up after my kids, running behind them putting stuff away. I have to learn to relax and enjoy the mess, ya like that's going happen anytime soon, unless I take an extra happy pill.
4.Let my laundry pile up, never like putting it away after it's washed. Can you say, L-A-Z-Y. I eventually go downstairs to bring it up when I run out of my big girl cotton white es.
4 Things I discovered in the last 4 years.
1. Being a Mom isn't always easy.
2. Don't mess with a crabby, temperamental 2 year old, you'll lose.
3.Went through a period of depression with my little home from China, it was okay to admit this and get help.
4.. Family is everything, just lost the Matriarch of ours and I miss her so much it hurts. I can't believe I married to my hubby and have 2 beautiful girls, must of did something right!!
4 Things I want to try or do in the next 4 years.
1. Learn to type. Should have stop flirting with the certain boy in my typing class and paid more attention to the keys.
2.Go to the bathroom or mall by myself.
3. Go on a solo holiday with my hubby, sun, beach and bikini. Who am I kidding, that would be sun, beach , one piece and cover up!!
4.Go back to work when my girls are in school.
I would like to tag Lil' Bubble Queen, if she dares.
Friday, June 8, 2007
If you want to find out and participate in the Family FotoFun Friday Challenges, go to Donna's Double Happiness
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Today is camp day at my favourite coffee spot Tim Hortons. I f you purchase a coffee there today 100% of the proceeds goes to sending underprivileged children to 6 upscale camps. These camps are located in Ontario, Quebec, Alberta, Nova Scotia and one in the U. S. in Kentucky.
Tim Hortons was founded in 1964 by Tim Horton, a player in the National hockey League(yes, us Canucks are known for hockey and Timmie's). He and a partner operated the company until Tim Hortons tragic death in 1974(car accident), at this time his partner bought the franchise from the Horton family.There are presently 3000(we love our coffee)stores in Canada and 336 in the U.S. and 1 just outside of Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Well there you have it , some useless facts for the day. I just wanted to post to remind everyone to go and order a coffee in support of the Tim Horton's foundation and send a kid to camp. Hey in the spirit of my friend Sen buy the car behind you a coffee too, it 's a great cause.
Just a quick note, I took the girls to camp day with me at 10 am. this morning. in the drive thru they had window washing set up for a donation so we got washed for a Loonie. Then at the window we purchased a "tent" for a Loonie. They gave us our order and we are driving away from the window and Jennifer pipes up,
"Mom, did I miss something here, where's our tent, they forgot to give us our tent".
Still grinning at her three hours later.