Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I am excited

Friday morning, at 7am, I will have 5 tired girls coming to my house, so that we can pack up and start our journey to Fargo. I can hardly wait. The 7am part isn't the greatest, but hey, we gotta get some shopping done since it is Black Friday.
Every year, my friends and I head out to the states for a weekend as kind of our Christmas party. (We also go camping for a weekend in summer). These are the same girls that I get together with every Wednesday night. You'll hear me refer to them as Girls night girls. There are 10 of us in total, although only the 6 of us are going this weekend.
I am so excited to do some shopping for myself. I've been saving catering money so I don't even have to feel bad. Caden also needs a few things, and I want to get a good start, if not finish my Christmas shopping.
Somewhere in there I'd also like to spend some time at the hotel, relaxing. I look forward to sleeping in and not having to make anyone breakfast in the morning or change anyones diaper. Its gonna be a great weekend.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

My 18 month old boy

Here are a few of my favorites from Cadens 18 month photo shoot last Thursday. Hope you enjoy.

Friday, November 21, 2008

This weekend

Not much time to blog today. Got a busy day. Workin this morning at PVC. Catering a function at lunch. Then getting ready to cater a Christmas banquet this evening.
Tomorrow, hopefully working on Cadens 18 month card since I now have the pics, as well as 2 more Christmas cards I have to get done. Might put up my Christmas tree.
Sunday, our very first Christmas gathering. My Dads extended family. Maybe that'll get me into the Christmas spirit.
Have a good weekend.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mmm, Mmm good!

This was supper today. A new recipe. Delicious.

Finally, I did it!

For me, its just one of those things that I put off and put off, until I absolutely need to do it. Then, while I’m doing it, I realize it’s really not that bad. I mean, I don’t want to do it every week, but it’s not the worst job in the world. What am I talking about? Cleaning the fridge. I threw out quite a bit of food. Now I can actually see some shelf space in the fridge. It was so full I couldn’t fit anything more in there. How can a fridge get so full? I mean really, we are 3 people. But I guess between all the condiments, 2 4L jugs of milk, salad dressings, and sauces that fill up the door, and left over food, fruit and veggies, cheese, margarine and eggs in the main area, it’s pretty covered. Not to mention that my bottom drawer, which should be space for fruit/veggies, is always filled with pop and beer. We really need another fridge for drinks. I did just recently put Caden on 1% milk instead of 2% milk, so that takes care of a whole jug of milk. That’s more space than you think. Anyway, I’m pretty sure I don’t do it as often as I should. How often do you clean your fridge??

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Blogger preggos

Now up to 4 pregnant blogger friends. Who's gonna be next??? ;-)


Monday, November 17, 2008

Keep your clothes on

Ok, whoever decided that when someone gets married, all their friends should take them out for one last ‘hoorah’ before the big day. I don’t get it. Rob was invited to go to a bachelor party for one of his buddies whose getting married in 2 weeks. With strippers. Really??? Is it necessary to see naked women before you get married? Why? Well, Rob didn’t go. He was going to, when the original plan was to go for supper, get a hotel room, see a movie and go see strippers at Teasers. While the rest of the guys were going to Teasers, Rob was gonna stay at the hotel room. Well, then the plan changed to just supper and then Teasers. Rob decided not to go. I was so happy he made this decision on his own. I mean really, had he decided that he was going, I would have intervened and said no way, absolutely not. But I didn’t have to. So great.
I much prefer the way girls to bachelorette parties. At least the way me and my friends do them. We take said bachelorette, dress her up in crazy outfits, with crazy makeup, and drive around town. The bachelorette is required to do things. Examples of these things are; get pickles from McDonalds, buy banana’s from the superstore, rent a movie from Video Stop, or in 1 case, ride a scooter down main street in Winkler. Now, doesn’t that sound like more fun than seeing naked girls? I sure think so.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Potty training, Doctors, Words

Based on the last few days, I really wish Caden was potty trained. I don’t know if he’s getting his 2 year molars, or just has a little bug, but his diapers have been….full. Not to mention what comes out of the diaper onto his clothes and body. I’ve washed his bedding twice, as well as several loads of laundry and he’s had many baths/showers. Ewwww!!!
Obviously I’m not really going to potty train him yet, although I have to say, I am looking forward to it. I’m sure I’ll change my mind on that when I am actually doing it, but we’ll see. It seems crazy that its so close to that time. I hope to have him trained before he’s 2. To me, that’s just the age when kids are supposed to be trained by. I guess because when I was younger and babysitting, the kids were always trained by 2. Besides, who wants to keep changing diapers if you don’t have to.
On Wednesday we went for Cadens 18 month appointment. I never really see the point of these appointments. I only go because I want to know how heavy and tall he is. I suppose its important to go, but the doctor barely looks at him for more than a minute. It seems that she wouldn’t even notice if anything was wrong. Oh well. Anyway, Caden is 30 lbs, and 29 ½’’ tall.
New words for Caden: Socks, Cheese, No, Blocks. This brings us up to about 30 words. So exciting. His newest thing is to say Mom, all the time. It was cute at first, but now its getting annoying. And the worst thing is, he usually doesn’t say I cause he wants something, he says it just to get me to say ‘what’. Crazy kid.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New babysitter

I've changed Cadens baby sitter once again. Poor guy. I just couldn't take the crying anymore. It was so hard for me to leave him there, although I knew that he stopped crying as soon as I left.
So, I asked Joder if she would be interested in taking Caden. She agreed right away. Now when I drop him off, he doesn't even care that I'm leaving. He's already too busy playing with toys. He's comfortable there, because we spend time there. Its a good change for both of us. Thanks Joder.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Only in the country

My neighbors have chickens, and they like to roam around on my yard. Gotta love country livin. At least as far as chickens go, these are nice, clean looking ones.

Quit hitting me.

I don’t know what to do anymore. My baby has started to hit. He has quite a temper, which we have been working with. He throws toys when he is mad. Lets just say he’s spent a lot of time in his time out chair. When he is done his time out, I always go into his room and talk to him about what he did and why he shouldn’t have done it. Lately, while I’m talking to him, he’ll hit me in the face. It makes me so mad. I obviously won’t spank him for that, cause it doesn’t really make sense to hit him, for hitting me. He just stays in his time out a little longer. Then when I do go back to get him, I make him say sorry to me, by hugging me. I sure hope this little phase ends soon. What makes a kid think he can hit his mommy. Boy, I gave birth to you.


Oh yeah, I went to see Hairspray on broadway. So amazing. We laughed so much. The actors did an incredible job.
But to start our day off, we went shopping. It was a very productive day for me. I got 2 bras, 7 shirts, a necklace and a pair of earrings. My goal was to find some shirts that are not just plain boring average shirts. I succeeded. I love them. I struggle every morning to find something to wear. Mostly to church and to work. Now I should be good for awhile. Well, at least until the end of the month when the girls and I go to Fargo for the weekend. Oh, and Caden got a winter jacket, and 4 pairs of jeans. (2 of which will go back) I do love shopping.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My little giraffe

Our first halloween dressing up. I bought Caden a little giraffe costume from wal mart. Boy was he ever cute. We went trick or treating to a few friends houses, and my parents. We did so good, walking up to the door with his little pail. I can't wait till next year when he'll be able to say 'Trick or Treat'

Its a Boy!!

Robs sister Marcy has 3 boys from her previous marriage. She is now re-married and together they wanted to have a baby. Marcy wanted to have a girl in the worst way. Can ya blame her. Well, Thursday morning I got the call. Marcy did it again. Another boy. Of course we are all still overjoyed at this precious gift. His name is Miles Pierce Buhler. He was 8 lbs, 4 oz and 20 ¾’’ long. On Saturday we went out to see them. Caden was in love with this baby. He literally would not stop hugging and kissing him. It was so cute.