Friday, May 30, 2008
Tonight we went out for coffee to Boston Pizza, along with Joder. Its always nice to catch up. This time, I hadn't seen her since last September i think it was. She's possibly planning on moving back to Winkler in July. Then hopefully we can make the time to get together a little bit more. Not that Winnipeg is far for me to drive, but with having a baby now, it just doesn't seem to work out.
Anyway, here's to long time friends, renewing old friendships, and a good paralyzer on special at Boston Pizza....Cheers!!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Things I love:
-Burning things-leaves, branches, I'm a pyro :-)
-Hanging laundry outside to dry
-Watching Caden sleep
-Watering my plants
-A good joke
-Going to the movie Theater
-Eating theater popcorn
-Going for walks
-Taking a bath
-Laying out new clothing purchases and admiring them :-)
-Eating Kit Kat bars
-Walking through my garden, waiting for things to be growing
-4 wheeling in the hills
-Freshly washed bedding
-Putting things together/hooking things up (electronics, new toys etc.)
-Taking pictures & making picture cards
-Shoes, lots of shoes
-Hand-me-down clothes for Caden
-Playing with blocks (kids wooden blocks)
-The harvest festival
-Belting out music in the car (Sorry Caden)
-The sound of traffic from a highway, especially when camping
-Seeing big Red or Green tractors on a nice black field
Things I hate:
-Cleaning my house
-Cell phones in restaurants
-Dog poo on my yard (I don't have a dog)
-Seeds in watermelon
-When parents let their kids run around in restaurants
-Cleaning my car
-People who think that because they have money, they get special privileges
-Movies with crappy endings
-Rude cashiers-I just wanna smack them
-Customer service reps on the phone who DON'T SPEAK PROPER ENGLISH
-Cutting up watermelon
-When the sheets come off the bed
-Landing in an airplane
-Rollercoasters (I want to like them, but they make me sick)
-When people are late for anything
-Robs alarm going off 2...3...4 times before he gets up
-Gas prices (Amen Melissa)
-Stubbing my toe
-Ordering my drink w/out ice, or my burger w/out onions & pickles, and not getting it that way
-Not knowing what Caden wants when he's grumpy
-People who talk in the middle of the aisle
-People who drive under the speed limit in good weather conditions
-Farmers who take up the whole highway with their tractors
-Simpsons/Family guy/American Dad
- Clean bathroom
- Clean Entrance
- Clean living room
- Clean out fridge (to make room for oh so much food for tomorrow)
- Go grocery shopping
- Put wagon together (Cadens birthday present from my parents)
- Bake cakes
- Cook macaroni's for pasta salad for tomorrow
- Go to Walhalla to get gas
Well, I've done pretty good. Only the last 3 left and its only 4:20. Robs been super busy outside today, cleaning out the barn, mowing lawn, and washing both vehicles.
Tomorrow we are having tons of people over for a bbq. I am praying really hard that it won't rain. Its gonna be a busy afternoon tomorrow. I'm making Caden a train birthday cake, which I have a feeling will take all afternoon to make and decorate but I'm so excited about it. (I'll try and post pics somehow) Plus I have to get all the food ready. I went to Dollarama today to buy birthday hats, streamers, balloons and plates. What a wonderful store. So many things for $1. Can't wait till Caden is old enough to give out goody bags at his parties. I'll enjoy making them as much as he'll enjoy giving them out.
Anyway, I should get to those last 3 things before I don't do them at all. Check back monday to hear how the party went.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
About a month ago, I realized that I have not been teaching Caden to pray. So now, before every meal or snack, I fold his hands together to say 'Come Lord Jesus'. Well on Tuesday, I told him 'Caden lets say Amen', and he folded his hands together, waiting for me to pray. It was so cute. Wow do kids learn things fast. He imitates everything we do. If I click my tongue, he does, if I clap my hands, he does. His little mind just soaks everything up.
Well, the sun is out, so I have some raking to do and some laundry to hang out.
I had big plans for today. Hang out all my laundry, finish my garden and clean up the yard to get ready for Cadens b-day party on Sunday. Had I been home yesterday instead of working, I would have been able to get all that done, and get a tan to boot. Its so frustrating. I know all you working people out there think I'm being stupid because you also have to be working on beautiful days, but you too have the option of staying home and enjoying what should be nice hot weather. (Amy, Tiff, Shar, just to name a few...lol) Anyway, the sun will come out tomorrow right...???!!!
Caden has been so different the last 2 weeks. Extra grumpy. He's normally a super happy content kid, but lately he's needed to be held more. He's usually really good with playing by himself. He'll walk around the house for an hour finding things to play with, and without me needing to entertain him at all. Not anymore. But I have figured out why. His bottom left Molar is almost all the way through. I can't imagine it feels very good to have that giant tooth break its way through your gums. Now I can understand and sympathize with his grumpiness. Although I hope to have my happy boy back soon.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
I am off to Grand Forks for the weekend with my Mom and SIL Amy. I am so looking forward to it. I've got alot of shopping to do, and luckily I've been saving up for this so I also won't be feeling bad for spending alot of money. :-) I am a little sad though that a perfectly good weekend is going to be wasted inside a hotel and stores. But I'm just telling myself that it is May, and there are going to be alot more nice weekends. I'm going to enjoy today as much as I can.
Tonight Caden and I are off to Chris and Shars for a fire. (Rob is gone fishing with my Dad and brother Rick). Definitely hoping this crazy wind dies down. Its not really condusive to fires thats for sure.
Anyway, enough time wasted inside on the computer. Cadens ready for a nap...beets here I come.
Monday, May 12, 2008
Instead, we hit costco and the mall. Costco didn't yield too much for me. A pair of capris, and an awesome jacket. But then we got to the mall. I still had a gift certificate for the Bay from when Caden was born. I was saving it for when he was older, because they don't have alot of selection of baby clothes. I'm also not about to pay $30 for 1 sleeper. Anyway, I found a cute pair of shorts, a collared shirt, and the cutest hat. I'd post pics, but I can't because I have dial up and it doesn't work. That ended up costing me $0.69.
Then we headed for the polo park mall. We hit La Senza where I was finally able to find 2 bras that actually fit me properly. They were on sale too, which I only found out at the till. What a nice surprise. Childrens place was the next stop. I've been looking for pjs for Caden. Up till now, he's been wearing sleepers from Costco. The most awesome sleepers ever and they are only $7. But now he's into the 18 month ones and the legs are way too long. (I think he's got short legs) So anyway, I had to find others. 2 pc preferably. Childrens place had nothing that I liked. I don't want dinosaurs on or near Caden cause I don't like them...lol. But I did find a 3 in 1 jacket ($15) a button up shirt ($15) a long sleeved shirt ($6.50) and a pair of pants ($2) Yup, i said $2. Couldn't leave them there. Anyone with kids should go because they have alot of 1/2 off sale price items right now. I did end up finding pjs at Sears of all places. $9 per pair which I thought was not too bad. I definitely could have done more shopping, but this next weekend my Mom, Amy and I are going to Grand Forks for the weekend so I wanna save my money.
All in all a super good day. Boston Pizza for supper, because Red Lobster was a 1 1/2 hour wait. Thanks to my Mom, Aunt Agatha and Anna for a good time.
Friday, May 9, 2008
Tomorrow my mom and I, along with my aunt agatha and cousin Anna, (and Caden of course) are going to Winnipeg to go garage saleing. I'm told winnipeg people know how to have a garage sale. Should be fun.
I am looking for one thing in specific, so if anybody has one, or can find one, let me know. One of those little tykes cars. They are red, with a yellow roof. My brother and sister in law picked one up yesterday for $1....yes, I said $1. I almost couldn't believe it myself. I'd probably pay $10 -$15 for one. Wal mart has them, but I don't want one bad enough to pay $50 for it. Its not worth that. But I'd like to find a used one. Hopefully somewhere along the line I'll be the first one to a garage sale that has one. Keepin my fingers crossed.
Tonight I went to see the movie 'What happens in Vegas'. It was quite good. I didn't have super expectations for it, being that its with Ashton Kutcher. But it was actually good. I'd even see it again. Caden got to spend the evening with his Uncle Rick and Auntie Amy. They've also been garage saleing, (my brother is a bit addicted) and have picked up some really good toys for when Caden comes over. He had a great time at there house. I actually ended up staying until 10, which is about 2 hours past Cadens bedtime. But he was having so much fun so I let him stay up. We are going to their house again on Sunday for mothers day so I'll actually get to see Caden play in the little tykes car. Looking forward to it, and hoping its actually gonna be nice.
Looking back at last years mothers day....I was just over 8 months pregnant. It was beautiful outside. I was wearing capris and a tank top. We played many games of badminton outside, one which ended with me under a tree. (no it did not induce labor) Kinda makes me sad that this year the baby that was in my tummy last year, is now gonna be walking around and getting into things. Hmm....!!!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
I've also put approx 20 kms on our 4 wheeler in the last 2 days. Caden absolutely loves going around the village on the 4 wheeler. When we get back home, he gets upset and wants to go again. Its so cute. Now that he can walk, it makes it even more difficult to keep him away from the 4 wheeler cause he can just walk over to it. I'm still waiting for the days to be warm enough that he can be outside without a sweater on. I know it'll come, but I'm so impatient.
Today, I finally got to making Cadens birthday party invitations. His party is on May 25th so I figured I need to do them once. Now I just have to email them to wal-mart and hand them out. I'm so excited. I also need to get to his 1 year cards. Next week I'm hoping it'll be nice enough to have a photo shoot day and get some really great shots for the picture. I only have 2 1/2 weeks left till he's one. I gotta get on it!
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Although I'm excited that he's walking, it also saddens me slightly. This is just the next step to him growing up. In no time he's gonna be off to Kindergarten. What happens to our babies? Someone asked me yesterday how old Caden was now. I told her that in 3 weeks, he'd be 1. She thought I was going to say that he was only 8 months. Part of me wishes he still was.
Lately I've been thanking God more and more for Caden. I feel so blessed to have him in my life. I can't even imagine what it would be like without him. Its just so natural. I've been fighting with feelings of not having any more kids. I don't want to take away from time with Caden. I don't want to feel that I am neglecting him. Of course, we're gonna have more kids. I'm not crazy enough to have an only child. And I would still like it to be sooner than later. But I just want to give my kids everything that I can. All the attention that they need. Time goes by so fast. I've been trying to take in every moment. All the firsts. I want to etch them in my mind and never forget them. How blessed I am to have a husband who loves me, and a son that is everything to me. Thank you God!!! I'm in love with a boy. :-)