Sunday, November 04, 2012

Stuffed Baby Yorkies are SOOOO close to home!

Jeff Dunham came to Calgary Saturday night and was so funny! I don't even know which character I loved the most. Little Jeff was right up there with Achmed and Walter.

After the show (which was at 5 - I thought it was at 7:30 so with some quick thinking and awesome babysitters we made it) we went out for dinner at Halo.

And after a quick google at the menu and seeing Stuffed Baby Yorkies we were in!

If you've never had them I highly recommend you go there and give them a try. I had the Naughty New York Striploin and although it was tasty it wasn't as memorable.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Last day of our Blogging Challenge

And I failed.

:o(

Actually I think it was pretty successful in that I was trying to blog more frequently and that I did.

Today was our dayhome party and it was a lot of fun - as always.

Jessica and I aim to have 2 colouring crafts, 2 stickering crafts, fun snack and 2 games.

Today the kids had puppets and ornaments to colour, bookmarks and treat bags to decorate, bananas and pumpkin cake for snack and we played ball toss into pumpkin buckets and digging thru spaghetti brains for the pingpong eyeballs. And tattoos and balloons. I think we always have tattoos and balloons.

Life is pretty uncomplicated to be a kid.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Thing 1 likes his music just as much as Mom

I have a video I'll have to upload onto Youtube of JT singing along to Make Me Wonder when he was about 4 yrs old, maybe 5 yrs. I'll have to check the date.

Anyways, last night on the drive to karate Maroon 5 came on the radio and JT asked me to turn it up so he could sing along. Then last night I was searching for a particular video when I came across his singing one. SO CUTE!!!

Aaron and I watched a ton of 20-30 second video clips of the kiddos. Those guys make me laugh!

UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE VIDEO!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Weekends are getting shorter and shorter and shorter

This weekend I went to an Early Learning Childcare Conference which was rather interesting. The speaker has written a book Discipline Without Distress. Seeing as I have a house full of kids everyday I thought it would be worthwhile and it was for the most part.

The 90 minute lunch was a bit long but gave me the chance to talk to other dayhome providers and some of the ladies from the Chestermere Parent Link Centre. They are super nice - makes me wish I lived in Chestermere or that they would open a Parent Link in Mckenzie :o)

The icing on the cake was meeting the rep for Wintergreen - he offered FREE SHIPPING for anyone who attended the conference on Saturday. That is a huge deal because I had ordered two couches for the playroom and ended up cancelling the order when the $320 quote for shipping was emailed to me. OUCH! The couches themselves were $200 each and I just couldn't justify almost doubling the expense, especially considering I was picking them up from the store.

So, huge score for me!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Happy Almost Halloween!

Honestly I wasn't sure about these costumes at all BUT they seem pretty cool now that they're in them.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Fantastic customer service - a pleasant surprise

I was unfolding the buggy today and noticed the front arm bar had a broken clip on it. I bought the buggy in August so it is still really new so I figured it would be covered under the warranty.

It probably took me a longer amount of time to google the company to get the phone number and write down the model number etc than the time I spent on the phone with the company.

Debbie is the Canadian rep at Foundations and she was fantastic. Just needed the model # and my address/phone number and a replacement arm bar will be sent to me tomorrow.

I just can't put a price on awesome customer service!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I had an awesome post and I lost it :o(

Monday we celebrated Brian's life and we laughed, we cried, we laughed and we cried. Later on that day we watched the video of the funeral as the live version seemed really surreal.

Aaron gave a beautiful tribute to his dad - the boys and I were so proud of him.

We had a fabulous celebrant that really captured the essence of Brian and who he really was.

As I said before, we laughed and we cried.