Sunday, January 22, 2012


Today was pink and slow.

The kids and Brent are entering the Valentine's day Hair Massacure, to help kids with cancer and their families. The first step in this process was to dye everyone's hair pink. Even Zed did it, we only let Girly do one pink foil though. On the second day of February, they will all have their heads shaved. We are asking friends and family to donate on our page and hopefully the kids will have a bit of empathy with kids who lose their hair due to their treatments.
Unfortunately, I chickened out and am not getting my head shaved this year. And Girly isn't either, but the 4 big boys all pinked their hair and will be bald soon.

Saturday, January 21, 2012


Saturday, January 21, 2012

What a day! I am utterly wiped. We had fun, fun, fun.

Last night, I made the mistake of staying up until midnight with Brent watching Blue Bloods, because the boys were out at the movies with the neighbour boys and Brent had to go and pick them up. Well, just as Brent was on his way out the door, Baby Sunshine woke up and he was not so sunshiney. I took him to bed with me, but he was not sleepy. I was just falling asleep, when Brent woke up with heartburn and asked me to get him some tums. Then, Zed was up and in my bed.
Too many people in my bed! No sleeping for this mama. I finally got Sunshine in his bed at 6:15am and by then, the middles were getting up and ready to go.
ugh. I anticipated being a complete slug today, but instead we played with our kids all day. What a great way to spend the day.

Girly has ballet first thing in the morning, so I picked her up and took her over to Micheal's as a surprise. I saw that they were having a free, Fancy Nancy craft (decorate a crown) and storytime. She IS Fancy Nancy. I didn't tell her where we were going, I just told her that I was taking her to do something special after dance.
The whole time we were driving to dance, she was excitedly chattering about how she had no idea where we were going. At one point she said, "I just can't light my finger on where you are taking me!"
I laughed at my sweet six year old using such an 'old' expression.
The crafting was a bit of a disappointment, there wasn't anyone there, not even an employee. We ended up eventually helping ourselves to one of the prepackaged, paper crown and sticker packs and I read her the story myself. My Girly is a social being, she was looking forward to making new friends and hanging with girls. Oh well, we spent some time together and did a wee bit of shopping too.
When we got home, we packed everyone up and headed to our church for the community winter carnival. The kids had a blast, playing games, jumping in the bouncy castles, hanging out with friends and eating junk. Mom and Dad got to visit with friends as well and it was a great way to spend a few hours. The only bad part was that none of the kids won anything in the raffle at the end and Zed started balling and cried until we were almost home. Note to self: Next time, we leave before the draws.

When we got home again, we had smoothies and got ready to go to the pool. A few hours of swimming and playing in the indoor playground and we were all ready for food and bed. Which is where I am sitting right now.

Monday, January 09, 2012


The kids have been playing outside in the front yard because the back is completely covered in ice. Today Dr. J was climbing the tree and throwing down the berries to Girly and Zed.
The preschooler has added wetting his pants to the screaming. Recently, he has gotten in the habit of holding his pee until the last second, where he is running around, screaming like his hair is on fire, before finally consenting to use the bathroom. Today, apparently, he has given up trying to use the toilet and just let it go in his pants. sigh. I took to rewarding him, with the gum he has been screaming for, when he finally peed on the toilet.
We started our schooling back up this week, the big guys did their online stuff last week, but I did math, LA, Bible and History with the younger kids today. It was nice to feel like we accomplished something.
The Boy had guitar lessons today and Brent received his certificate for the adult educator course he took before Christmas. Oh! And it is football registration for Superboy again tonight. phew!


So warm for January!
Today was a total fail for me. We made it to church, 15 minutes late, and that was the very best part of the day. I have a preschooler who has been whining continually for days and he just keeps yelling the same thing over and over again at me and I am pretty done. I guess I have a new parenting challenge to figure out.

Friday, January 06, 2012


My gorgeous girl, in her leopard 'skin' coat, with her baby snow leopard. And the too small hat I crocheted. In the gorgeous winter afternoon sun, on this 0 degree day.


We are forever freaking out because someone has left the bathroom door open and baby Sunshine loves to play in the toilet. Tonight at bedtime, we were racing around looking for him, found the door open and were despairing of the mess we expected to find. That is until we found him sitting in the tub in the dark. Waiting for a bath.


"My Hockey Shirt!" "Is today a game day, Momma?"
Nana got this jersey for him for Christmas, best reaction ever, he was so excited.


Baby Sunshine has decided that his favourite breakfast is MiniWheats with milk. The cutest part is when he drinks the milk out of the bowl. (I actually gave him a little portion of seconds so that I could catch him on camera after I saw him do this.)


My long forgotten Santa's village was brought out this year. I think it may be time to take down the decorations.


Zed made a cracker man at supper. I thought it was brilliant! We had a lovely day with special friends, visiting to celebrate the new year and Dr. J's birthday. With lots of snacks.