Just thoughts and updates on our little family!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


So this week has been interesting.  I will start with Tuesday.  I told Benson that when I came down stairs that we were going to cut his hair to even it out.  When I got down stairs with the clippers I found THE scissors from our last incident out and little bits of hair on them.  I looked at his head and found it cut again in two spots.  He trimmed up his last job and then cut some more hair farther back.    The 'best' part of this is that he went into a locked cupboard and got the scissors out to cut his hair.  (Sarcasm!)  I proceeded to take the #1 guard and buzzed his hair right down.  Hopefully it is decently long by November 30 when we have pictures booked for the kids.

On a colder note Winter has come!

It started snowing on Thursday and the kids were chomping at the bit to go out and play in the snow.
Benson being a ham out there.

Kimber making her ugly noise but she looks so cute and funny!

This looks like a Portland amount of snow that would shut down the city.  By the time Daniel got home from work there was a couple of inches on the ground.  Now there isn't even a spec of our pretty green grass showing out there.

Here are my little rugrats tonight.  Kimber and McKay have crazy hair going on and Benson just doesn't have enough hair to be crazy!

Daniel hosted an open house at his work on Wednesday to get word out to family and friends that he is working.  We had a good turn out and were able to see some friends and family we haven't seen in a while.  He got a little bit of business out of it to which is great!  Hint, hint, if you are in the Edmonton area and need a great Chiropractor come visit him at the Century Park Pain and Health Clinic.
(780) 628-7219

Thursday night we went to the first showing of Twilight's Breaking Dawn Part 1.  We enjoyed it and look forward to seeing the next one.  Due to technical difficulties we didn't get into the theater until 10 minutes before the show was supposed to start and it started about 20 minutes late we got free tickets to use and special edition Twilight concession cups.  Boo-yah!  It was a good night though.

Last but not least, can I just say that I love eating New York Steak from The Keg?!  We went there last night for a date and loved it!  I am looking forward to our cruise when I could eat them more often!  On that note, have a great night!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Pa'a!

Just wanted to let you know we were thinking of you today.  Hope it was a great birthday and we love you!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Have a 'Froggy' Birthday!

I can hardly believe that my little baby is turning 1 already!  This year really did go by way to quick!  At this point with the other two kids I was either ready for another baby or already pregnant so they didn't seem like babies to me anymore but McKay is definitely my little baby still.  How can he be 1 already?!

I made a frog cake this year for my little frog.  It seems to be tradition that our kids get an animal cake for their first birthday that represent them.  Bens was a monkey, Kimber a little miss piggy and McKay is our little froggy.
PS- Bulk Barn rents cake pans!  I used a butterfly cake pan for the body of our frog and it only cost us $2.40 to rent it!

The lily pad cupcakes.  I used one of these as McKay's smash cake.  I had fun making these ones!  Hmmm, maybe that is because it was 12:30 in the morning...

Chowing down on Costco pizza.  This little guy ate 4 pieces!!

We had a lot of family come over to celebrate with us tonight.  Thanks everybody for coming and for all the presents!  Yes that really is a box of Cheerios... we may be getting low on our supply!  Kidding.  He loves them though!!

New touque just in time, it snowed last night!

Grandma put a touque in the bag for Kimber and Benson as well.  Kimber enjoyed sporting hers for all of us.

McKay thinking wether or not he liked the cake... it was a smash!

It's not easy being green!

Friday, November 4, 2011

One of THOSE weeks...

I have been in a slump this week.  Really agitated and not any fun to be around.  Wednesday was a good kick in the pants... well maybe a rip in the pants as that is what happened to my one and only pair of jeans that fits me.  I sat down to change McKay's diaper and I heard my pants give way.  I only got them at Christmas.

Yesterday I started feeling a little bit better.  Daniel took me out to DQ for a blizzard.  As my birthday is coming up we got a bogo coupon that helped us justify buying them.  This morning I was feeling even better.  I came down and found Benson snuggled in my blanket on the couch trying to get some more sleep.  It was so cute!

Can I just say that my kids are not perfect and neither am I.  I have always prided myself on the fact that my kids don't play with scissors and would never cut their own hair.

Well that is what I thought before this morning.  As I was talking to my cute Benson all snuggled up in my blanket and took a close look at that adorable face and his hair Brooke and I cut last Friday and what did I see?  A patch of hair missing that was cut right down to the scalp!!!!  This picture doesn't even do it justice!  To Benson's defence he immediately told me where I could find the scissors and they are up very high now.

Taped confession.  Before.

After... and explaining why he did it.  Grandma aslo came over to help me give the haircut as I wasn't sure how short to take his hair!

Yesterday McKay got his first time out.  Kids are so cute in their first time out as they don't know what it is and have fun sitting there on the step swinging their feet.  I figure that now is the time to get him used to time outs so later on when he really needs them he understands them.

Today McKay got his second time out, it was for the same offense so I am being consistant.  I put him back on the step a couple of times and then said he could come out.  At which point Benson decided it was a good idea to play with McKay on the step.  Next thing I know McKay is laid out on the floor bawling not moving and Benson is sitting right beside him.  I went over and got after Benson and then picked up McKay to find blood all over his face and hands.  His lip cut open and was bleeding pretty badly.

Benson is at school now sporting his new haircut (which will be re-cut next week to even it out some more) and McKay is sleeping in his crib.  McKay got a wonderful lunch that consisted mainly of freezies.  Good thing I got those to hand out at Halloween!

Kimber was pretty good today and kinda floated around the caos.  She has needed attention, I guess she is feeling like a middle child today.

Hopefully sometime this weekend I will get to go shopping to get new jeans so I have some pants to wear besides work out clothes.  Hopefully Benson will start getting into less mischief, and hopefully McKay will feel a lot better and his fat lip will go down a bit.

Well 27 years old can only get better from here when 26 is ending like this, right?  Oh, the cougar comments can be spared this year, I really don't have the sense of humour to deal with them right now.  Just a warning.

Here's to a better day, week and year!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween to everybody.  I hope you all had a great one!  We had an awesome time.

Our Halloween started out with Benson getting ready for his Preschool party.  Here is our pirate chomping at the bit to go to the party!

Here he is trying to sing the Ballad of Bad Beard from Phineas and Ferb.

Here is Benson with his BFF from school.

Here they are playing at one of the stations ready for their party!

How cute are they?  My Pirate, Puppy and Dracula ready to go out.

We were pretty busy last night.  I made them scarf some dinner down at 4:30 so we could go to the mall and visit Emily.  We got there and saw her around 5:45.  They got a few pieces of candy there but then we went to Auntie Brooke's house for a good scare!  Their front hallway was awesome!  I didn't take any pictures but I am sure she will be posting some soon.  From there we left for Grandma's house around 6 (we were supposed to already be there) to see everybody there.

We got to see Auntie Jade, who is Benson's new favorite Aunt because 'they are friends' and see most of the family.  My FIL was in a radio contest for the spookiest laugh in Edmonton.  We thought he should have won but we may be biased!!  After visiting for a bit we went Trick-or-treating around my In-Laws house and came back for a short rest.

McKay has fallen in love with the piano!  I loved watching him dance and kick his feet while he played.

After this we made one more quick stop at Daniel's Aunt and Uncle's.  We then came back home and Daniel took the older 2 out through our complex and a few house right nearby.

Here are my Trick-or-treaters coming home.

The Kids and their loot!  Way too much candy!!   

My cute little doggy.  Her nose was so smudged before we even left the house last night!  She was so excited to have candy to eat!

Daniel let the kids stay up for an hour and eat some candy before bedtime.  Lucky for me they slept in a decent amount this morning!  Benson was in hysterics though when we put him on the toilet before we went to bed.  He was so tired he was bawling.  I hugged him for a bit and then put him back in bed.