Saturday, September 29, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
This Saturday is the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, we are gearing up for the festivities. The girls and I went shopping today to our local Asian mart to shop for some candies, moon cakes, pomelos and some different lanterns than we had last year. There were slim pickin's on the moon cakes , we picked out the mashed red bean paste, the only ones that the girls will eat.
They didn't have many lanterns left either(horrible Mom for procrastinating, jeez), we had some real sweet ones last year, they lit up and played music. Jillian's was a long string of fish of different colors and Jennifer's was two long strings of the traditional red lanterns. Jillian was able to destroy hers in seconds and went to work on her sister's, in the end we were left with one that lit up and one that played a catchy Chinese tune(it stays in your head for days).
Saturday, September 15, 2007
It is really melting my heart watching my daughters and the bond that has been lovingly created between the two of them. Mind you it has not always been this way, I can remember the look that Jennifer had standing looking out the window at the airport as she saw her sister for the first time. I truly believed she thought Jillian was going to be a newborn baby not 14 months old and not someone who was going to take her toys, need attention, get affection and interrupt her life as the only child. Jennifer had a lot of resentment, showed a lot of anger toward me especially because Jillian clung to me. There was a lot hands on her sister, she pushed her, tackled, and hit her. Then there was Jillian who had to held 24 -7, if Jennifer came near me Jill would come at her with her claws out ready to attack, she didn't want to share.Big time jealousy issues with both girls, it was very challenging, not unexpected but far worse than I had anticipated. We made an effort to take Jennifer on outings of her own once a week with Mommy or Daddy, this was a big help, it was her time , no Jillian and all the attention was given to her. This also gave Jillian one on one to bond with Mommy and Daddy and have some alone time. As Jillian got a little older and her mobility and verbal skills improved there was some positive interaction happening and I found my self looking for games and toys that both girls could play, my favourite(and still continues to be)was Fisher Price's little people's zoo, farm, and the doll house. It has been over a year and a half that Jillian joined her forever family and I would say that the last six months my girls have been inseparable, they are lost without one another. They are not without their sister squabbles, fighting and then turning around and hugging. Jennifer the angry little girl has turned into a very protective, loving big sister and jealous Jillian has turned into a loving little sister who looks up to her big sister for guidance and affection. They are sisters and the best of friends.
Posted by kerri at 15.9.07
Friday, September 14, 2007
How do you keep a 2 yr old QUIET????
A couple of weeks ago my hubby started a new position at his company, it's in the same department but he was promoted, a job he has worked hard and studied hard for.
This position has very different hours than what we were accustomed too, see hubby's old hours were so wonderful, he was always home all morning or all evening, he was always underfoot.The girls were lucky to have Daddy around so much , so was Mommy!!!
The new hour are nights and days , 12 hour shifts (6am to 6pm, vise versa), the last 2 weeks hubby has been on nights.
So my dilemma is how to keep my children quiet, especially the 2 yr old who volume control only has loud and even louder.
We live in a very small little bungalow, the washroom right beside the our bedroom. My kids think the washroom is a playground, they party in there??, I don't get it either, but they do?
So I have spent the last two trying to teach whisper, tip toe and quiet. Well we as parents all know when you want tor expect something from you kids they are going to do the polar opposites, right?
So I have put out clothes the night before, kept the kids downstairs, shuttled them outside as quickly as I can in the mornings but I am still finding these new hours a total pain in the ***.
So short of this product, I'm at a loss.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Grandparents and grandchildren,Together they create a chain of love Linking the past,With the future.The chain may lengthen,But it will never part.
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Monday, September 3, 2007
On September 1st, our garage looked like this, we had floors no walls.
There was a happy Hubby but he was a little behind schedule, due to
cement scheduling and weather.
Settle back girls, this hottie(LOL,LOL)is mine all mine, sorry.
I know your all jealous, diggin' those shorts and socks aren't ya?
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
I'd rather be anywhere, or doing anything but...
you guessed it , housecleaning.
Have to clean the castle, we are having a birthday party tomorrow for "Nana".
So off I go to be intoxicated with the heavenly scents of lemon, bleach and pine.
Have a nice day, hmmm...