Sunday, November 30, 2008
Saturday, November 29, 2008
A little bit corny at times and sometimes I just wanted to die of embarrassment for the B-grade acting. I felt embarrassment for the actors, not because I waited in line to see the B acting.
For a great review with similar thoughts as mine check out Lainey's.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I admit it. I have no cake decorating skills. If you want a nice cake talk to my dad...or Janine...or even Tamara...now if you want a nice card - give me a call, lol!Opening gifts in front of the fireplace - it was pretty cozy. We should have made it a pajama party!
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Joseph/JT/Joe/Joey, Happy Birthday to you!
And here's Jonathan :o) He's still got Auntie's eyebrows. Love that!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
I think I'm still a Jacob Black fan - even at the end of the last book...sorry Edward...
Monday, November 24, 2008
H0liday Eggnog: Store bought eggnog and good ole Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
$36.87 COD charge when I went to the post office to pick up an order of Christmas gifts....sigh....I knew it was too good to be true.
A neighbour sent me a friends and family coupon for a popular kids store and I could save 30% so I jumped at it. After ordering pajamas and a few outfits I saved $47.99 but when I subtract the $36.87 COD charge AND the $11.95 shipping charge I already paid I'm actually paying $0.83 MORE than my "savings". I should have just got off my butt and drove to the store where I may spend $2 in gas but my $47.99 in savings would have actually meant $47.99 in savings.
I have already fired off an email inquiring as to where it mentions COD charges in my order and how I'd go about returning everything. I'm so annoyed.
That's it. No more online shopping for me this season. I'm going to have to make a game plan and go fight the crowds.
I hate shopping.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
For instance, Alex bought a stick with the claw at the end to grab stuff when we were in Banff this summer with Auntie Anne, Monica and Josh. Well that stick was freaking annoying. And not for the grabbiness but for the irritating sound it makes when it grabs.
One day I confiscated it and put it where Alex couldn't find it. Only I couldn't find it either for about 2 months. It turns out I put it in a dresser drawer in the guest room.
Today I was putting a book away in one of my dresser drawers and came across two Star Wars Woofs. What's a woof? Well a light saber of course. The dayhome kids have called them woofs since they started talking b/c of the sound and haven't switched over to light saber yet.
So, anyways there they were. After many weeks of searching my usual hiding places.
Maybe I need to come up with a better plan. Maybe I just need to put them away in plain sight and just not let the boys have them. My theory up to this point has been out of sight out of mind. I'll have to rethink that.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
So, I made the decision that tomorrow we're baking muffins in the morning from scratch. I bought some cranberries tonight for my cookie exchange bake-a-thon tomorrow night so we'll be having some version of cranberry muffins for snack tomorrow.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Pics to follow shortly - didn't want to risk missing my post for NaBloPoMo :o)
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
And just for a laugh and because JT thought this picture was so funny:
Monday, November 10, 2008
While searching for the correct place to save this video clip we came across some old videos of the boys. My fave is from Nov of 2004 - a zoo trip with the MacBeck's. (MacBecks = Becks and MacAulays, my folks)
Anyways, in it, Alex is about 14-15 months old and in the stroller while Joey who was just about 3 ran around pointing out the animals and making echoes in the caves by the skunks and porcupine habitats.
And then we heard it.
The sound we had totally forgotten about.
Are you familiar with Pingu?
Well at this time in his life Joey was obsessed with Pingu and that was his most fave sound in the world. It could mean just about anything...especially how to annoy the heck out of parents in just two syllables.
Sunday, November 09, 2008
We haven't exactly pinpointed what the problem is but she's been really quiet today. She hasn't eaten but has been drinking water.
No signs of stomach torsion. She's not bloated and doesn't appear to be tender.
So what could it be?
She's sticking pretty close to me today and has been sleeping on and off throughout the day.
I talked to a vet and they said we could bring her in for an xray to rule out the stomach torsion and do some blood work to determine what's going on. We're going to wait and see what she's like tonight first.
She genuinely just appears to be really tired and she is about 11 or 12 years now which is up there for a german shepard/rottweiler.
Hopefully she just needs a day off from playing with the boys and chasing the birds in the backyard...
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Friday, November 07, 2008
So as Joey was helping me sort the candies into candy and chocolate bars (for the freezer) he came across these Warheads and thought he'd give it a try. I grabbed my camera first hoping to get some silly poses but didn't have much luck. Apparently he didn't find it too sour: