- I still take my kids swimming even though I'm not the hottest thing in a tankini
- I'm a planner but am pretty easy going if things don't go as planned
- I look good in turquoise
- I'm a giving person
- I can plan a party in less than 24 hours and it will be a successful party
- I'm outdoorsy and can spend the entire day outside with my kids and love every minute of it
- I can't hold a grudge
- I can meet total strangers and find stuff to talk about to avoid awkward silences
- I'm still 20-something, although that won't last forevah!
- I'm a good go-to gal if you're looking for baby/kid stuff
- I don't mind previously owned stuff
- Thoughtfulness is always more appreciated than price tags with me
- I can function on 6 hours of sleep a day
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
The boys want to be in hockey this fall. Well, first of all they need to learn to skate! Aaron and I signed them up last fall for lessons and they were almost as painful as watching Wahmber cry her freaking eyes out all night on BB8. (But that's a whole other story, now isn't it?) So, Thing One and Thing Two will be learning to skate Tuesday evenings.
Mommy will be stamping her heart out on 1 Wednesday and 1 Thursday night a month and also enjoying her 1 or 2 Friday nights of Bunco.
Daddy will be playing hockey, gawd only knows when, but it'll be late enough that we can still take the boys to their lessons.
So, getting full circle back to the point of this post - what is too much? How many activities should a 4 and 5.5 year old partake in? One night/week or two nights/week or one night & one daytime weekend class?
The boys would also love to do swimming again but the classes are Mon & Wed and I don't want to push it with activities on 3 school nights. And with Aaron's "wonderful" schedule (insert super dramatic eye roll here) he works 5 of the 8 Saturdays for the weekend program so I'd be on my own.
I'd also like to explore Beavers for Joseph and see if he's interested at all in it. But once again, would it be too much organized activity and not enough random activity.
Does anyone out there know what I mean? I don't want to overload but want them to get the most out of these opportunities too.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
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Friday, August 24, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
I'm back with the pictures, enjoy!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Perhaps some pictures of a certain someone's special day yesterday....
For everyone in Blogland here's the scoop. After dating for a little over 4 years my girlfriend from highschool (partner in crime, haha) has gotten married. They've been engaged for a year and made a quickie decision to get married yesterday and then will have the ginormous (is that a word?) wedding reception and a vow renewal next summer on their 1 year anniversary. Tres cool!
So, because I missed out on the ceremony yesterday I need pictures! Not that I need proof but just to be able to share in their happiness.
Hopefully the new Mrs. Vince will take pity on me and will update her blog (which is on my blogroll if you're interested in pics too) with their wedding pics.
Congratulations Steve and Tina!
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
But while it still is officially summer time we still have a giant list of things to do:
3 birthday parties for the boys' friends - Did I mention they're all on the same day? We'll be hitting all 3 of them though and with some luck we'll get cake 3 times too!
Global Fest fireworks night with the Carriere's - Did I happen to mention this is also on the same day of the birthday parties?
UFC pay per view night, which we always host- Oh yeah - Did I mention this is also on the same day as the birthday parties and fireworks display?
So, needless to say I'll be having a few cocktails at the end of that day!
We also have a friends birthday party this Saturday night which is perfect timing because the boys have been asking for their sitter lately. What can I say? She's a hottie and lots of fun with my boys!
Monday, August 13, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Joseph is at Nannie and Papa's for a holiday and Aaron is working so Alex and I have had the day to ourselves to go shopping and play pirates and goof around. Next Saturday will be his birthday celebration extravaganza!
Thursday, August 02, 2007
13 Things I've Been Super Busy With
Holiday'ing with the fam
Travelling the well worn path between Chateau Beck and The MacAulay Inn
Making 5000 Save the Date cards - okay I'm exagerating a little - only 28 cards
Taking my kids to appointments - dentist and the cast clinic
Watching the kids chase bugs
Running away scared shitless from the bugs they catch
Re-decorating Alex's beaudoir -he's now been upgraded to a double bed from a twin. He's got a big room and it's more beneficial to us when we have company, and we do have a lot of company
Planning Alex's massive birthday BBQ guest count is about 50 people
Making my costume for this BBQ - did I forget to mention it's a Superhero/Supervillain theme
Hemming my Mary Katherine Gallagher "Superstar" skirt. OK she's not really a Superheroine but in her eyes she is and that's good enough for me
Cleaning house, cleaning house and cleaning house. It's never ending from the dirty fingers and dirty toes but much like my kids I love to be barefoot in the backyard
Trying to figure out my website for the Uncover the Cure run, my Mom's already kicking my ass in sponsorship...kudos to you Mom!
Trying to find kick-ass recipes for beans, potato salad, macaroni, salad and cabbage rolls. Mine are okay but I want something super-fantastic for the BBQ - and relatively idiot proof. We had awesome cabbage rolls at the church's All You Can Eat Perogie Night, i think they had pork and beef in them. Whatever it was, it was rockin'!