Monday, September 29, 2008


So Ive been thinking the last few days of what I wanted to write in this post or HOW I wanted to write it.

Late last week there was an 18 year old grade 12 girl in my town killed in a Rollover...she was driving home with 3 friends...they all escaped with minor injuries...and she was found dead at the scene. 'some of the vehicles occupants were not wearing seatbelts'

A few years ago a friend of mine fell asleep at the wheel on his way to work... hit an approach and rolled the vehicle. He was not wearing a seatbelt. He was 22 years old. Too young.

Last fall a grade 12 boy in town was driving home from hockey practice. Rolled his truck. Again - no seatbelt...he didnt make it either.

Im sure you all have your own stories of this happening because it happens way too much. It has really been weighing on my mind and I am terrified. I teach my boys that they HAVE to wear seatbelts or they will die.I know Harsh. but I want them to get it. My mother taught me the same thing... For the most part I did. And now I always do. But I also know there were a couple times that I didnt and that is all that it takes. one time. Climb in the car with your buddies and there arent as many seatbelts as people.Oh well. You'll be fine. Not neccessarily. Hop in to drive a short distance- you dont need it. Sure.

Its something that Im sure everyone has done at least once in their life and unfortunately for many that is what ended their lives.

Its not only seatbelts. There are many things that we need to teach our kids and protect them from but how? My kids are young - Ive got alot of time to guide them ...But even more time to worry.

All we can do is teach them as best we can and hope that its good enough and really sticks with them ...because no one but God can decide what the future holds. So I guess for now I just pray that I NEVER have to go through what so many parents have.

On a lighter note Kyler is banging me on the head and Kolby wants to watch Tay So Im going to go spend some time with my incredibly cute kids and enjoy them while they still want to hang out with me: )

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

7 things

So a few days ago Nathan on Confessions of a CF Husband blog did a post called 7 things... he posted stuff that no one would know about him. I thought it was a cool idea and he invited others to follow suit so I thought Id like to try. I have been thinking about it since then and honestly don't know if I have 7 things that no one would know about me. I'm going to try though.

1. My favorite color is not purple. Many people think this as It was my favorite color for years...Now though. I honestly don't think I have a favorite color and If I had to pick one It would probably be brown.or green. or maybe red. See what I mean!? I just like color. not one in specific.

2.Uh oh. see. I cant even think of two! Here's one that I guarantee no one knows or expects. I will be the next Canadian that is a long running joke with my husband and I ... I even have all my songs picked for Anyone who actually knows me knows how atrocious this is.

3.All through high school I was bound and determined I was going to be a lawyer . Until I realized that no one really likes lawyers.

4.I didn't like children. I didn't want to be around them , I didn't want to babysit them , I did not think I wanted to have any ... Wow what a difference 6 years can make- now I cant imagine life without my boys :)

5.I love to draw/paint . My family knows it and that is about it. My real passion was art and I seriously thought of Majoring in it in University but the immense fear that I wouldn't be good enough stopped me . Law would have been easy. I could learn and memorize and get by fine... Whereas with my art either I had it or I didn't.I didn't want to chance that. I don't regret it. I just think its really sad.

6.I'm having a really hard time here if you cant

7.I love the smell of Avon Bubble bath. Ive been using it for cleaner lately -it works great and smells even better.

I PROMISE I will try and get some more pics up soon... I just haven't been on the computer that I have them on : )

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Leaf Umbrella

I keep trying to remind myself to post that the second picture I put of Kolby in my last post is of him using his 'leaf umbrella' Of course he was kind enough to give me my own as well - Sorry , no pictures of that.

Since Tuesday of this week Keaton has been walking to school by himself. You may say I'm nuts... hes only 5!! until you discovered that we live right across from the school and I can watch him go right in the doors .lol. Slightly overprotective mother here walking her child to pre-school , kindergarten , and first grade when you live across the street from the school . Anyway- the point of this tangent is that he has to walk along a long chain link fence with trees on the other side to get to the school. So every morning I walk him across the street and he darts like a maniac into the bushes to find his 'tree' ; A branch that he drags along the fence on his walk... hides in the bush again when he reaches the other end of the fence... and then after school he drags it back so he can hide it for his next mornings walk .lol. Pretty cute to begin with. Until today when I picked him up in the Durango because I was out and about... and had more things to do downtown. He REFUSED to come with me until I agreed that when we were going home I would drop him off so he could get his stick and bring it home for the next day!!! So fine...I'm alright with that. Then the poor guy couldn't find his stick!? the devastation lasted only moments until he found a suitable replacement which has now taken its spot at the beginning of the fence for tomorrow morning : ) Don't kids just make you smile.

Tomorrow I will have some new pics up of Kyler helping his Daddy 'fix' today. It was too cute as well but I have to ration my stories .lol.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Tis the season

Playtime-last week : we built a fort : )
Well its been a bit since I posted... We have all had colds so Ive been in hibernation mode. The weather though has been absolutely gorgeous so I'm hoping it holds out to allow us to finish some of the renovations. Yesterday Keaton went to the "Grandparents Day Walk' with his Baba so while he was away Kolby and I hung out on the trampoline ( Kyler was asleep ) While laying down I determined the view above the trampoline was gorgeous so I got out the camera. We had a great time and once Keaton got home I made sure I got some of him as well. Kyler missed out on all the action.

My View from the Trampoline


Kolby upset that Keaton was now getting all the picture taking attention and not him

And Kolby again.
Not alot new has happened since I last posted. We have been doing the odd job around the house so I got another window painted (3 out of 16 done.UGH) Tyson got my rock hauled in for the front yard and now I have to figure out how to put the house numbers up... I will have to take a photo because its a gorgeous rock. And I got my gravel for the sidewalk out back : ) Those two things have been a long time coming.
Yesterday the boys and I had some fun time in the camper... They played monopoly and watched Ice Age2 while I tried to clean it out before winter. Keaton went in the house to make us juice to drink and a good 20 minutes later when he brought the juice out It was time to go in for lunch... The camper was clean and I was happy. After lunch I went out to 'supervise' Tyson dropping off the gravel and when I went inside Kolby was missing. After the old ' Kolby where are you!?' I decided to check the camper -there was pants on the bathroom floor , pee in the potty , and a giggle coming from under the covers in the 'master bedroom'. What a kid- he is seriously obsessed with peeing in the camper bathroom. Well that's it that's all. Oh. and the Tis the Season Title refers to Cold Season and the changing of the leaves. In my hurry to decide on what all to post I forgot that I had a plan when I wrote the title : )

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Another Day

Well. Today is just another day in the life... I thought I had better post something since I'm really trying to keep up on this. Kyler had his Dr. Appt yesterday and all that was determined was that he would ' do some research' and get me in with a pediatrician so Its wait and see for now.

They had an information night in town yesterday where all the different organizations set up booths so we told the boys we had to go to sign up for hockey... We did our thing and then when leaving the hall Kolby busted out with the most pathetic fake cry you will ever hear because he 'Want play Hockey' poor guy-he thought he was going to get to do it right then and there. After explaining he needs new skates then he was fine with it. Which. by the way . As a fundraiser I had to buy $200 worth of Minor Hockey calendars to sell. Hint Hint Grandma. since I know you read this. They are $20 each and go to a great cause -I mean look how cute those boys are- how could anyone say no! If you know anyone that would like one let me know.

Monday, September 8, 2008


I know. Its only been two minutes since I posted last. But I just found out that my Best friend since Grade 2 is having a baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And her phoneline is busy so I had to gush somewhere. Tanya. I know you dont read this . But still . Im sooo happy for you honey! Kabes will be such a great big sister : )


I wrote this poem when I was in High school and for some reason it has been on my mind today.

When life looks down ,
when times get tough ,
when things don't go your way...

Take those times ,
take those moments ,
and save them for a better day.

Let them be your guiding light ,
they'll help you go a ways.

Don't let lifes drops take you down ,
Just let them pave your way.

I don't know why but out of all the poetry I have written this has been the one that has stuck with me.

I didn't take Kyler to the Doctor today because Keaton was home from school with a cold... Although I did make an appointment for Kyler tomorrow - so I'm hoping Keaton will be feeling up to going back to school. It drives me crazy because when ever he is sick I prefer to keep him home so he doesn't 'infect' his class whereas most parents could care less. Therefore explaining this mystery cold that came on after his 1st week of school. Poor Guy. I just hope it doesn't make its way through all of us as it usually does : )

Sunday, September 7, 2008

oh boy.

So this is what my poor baby woke up looking like this morning. A few months ago he woke up with his eye looking the same only the eye was crossed and unresponsive. I panicked, called my hubby at work crying, and when he got home went to the ER(a hour or so later) The eye had slowly gotten better by the time we got to the doctor. They asked a million questions (family history of brain cancer!? not a question that put my mind at ease) and finally determined that the eye seemed 'fine now' and if it happened again to bring him in right away. Well I walked on pins and needles for days and it never happened again so I figured it was just a fluke thing. Until it was sagging this morning. The eye itself seemed to be completely normal and responding fine so that is a bit of a relief. Just to be safe though I took some pictures and will go see the doctor again this week to see what they think. Again though- within a couple hours his eye was back to normal. So I don't know whats going on and if I'm worrying for nothing.I still cant help but worry though.
What else? Tyson and I actually got to go out last night : ) It doesn't happen too often and I had had a rough day between all the whining/fighting/not listening I really needed to get out. Tyson called his mom and she came right over. We were expecting to be the only ones at the bar since the town is so small and its usually empty (with the exception of the die-hard VLT players)but it was the UFC fight last night and it was packed. So that was nice to visit with some other Adults. We were home by midnight. I know . We're daredevils . Never fail , we stay out 'late' and once we got home Kyler was up 3 times during the night.
That's about all that's exciting today ; and that I managed to sweep & mop all the floors(cleaning under the couches too! eek.) .

Friday, September 5, 2008

Another day.

Handsome or what!? This is Keaton on his SECOND day of grade one... As I mentioned before It slipped my mind in the morning mayhem of day1 . Also If anyone can share with me how to have typing ABOVE the picture... maybe Im late and tired and thats why I cant get it . Not sure : )

I also had to record another memory. We went for supper tonight with my husbands uncle Arthur (Tyson was working a hockey bingo so it was the boys and I) Kyler was kind of peeved that he had no food yet so Keaton sang him a lullaby as he does quite often and Kyler LOVES it. Well a couple minutes later Kyler was singing away(he loves to sing) when I noticed he was singing lalaba...lalaba...lalaba. SO CUTE! this is my baby who hardly says mom or dad let alone lullaby. It just melted my heart. I wish I had a video camera. Of course no one else at the table noticed and when I made a big deal out of it Kyler did his little smile/giggle/I'm so proud of myself thing and wouldn't repeat the show for everyone else. What a sweet heart.

Oh yeah . Kolby told Art that he couldn't take him or Kyler home to live with him... but he could have Keaton ; that is until Kolby heard the word McDonald's -then he was ready to pack up and move with Art. That child of mine and McDonald's- I tell ya!

SEE! I tried adding the pictures of the flowers here and they went up top!

Okay. click and drag. I got it. I must have woke up a little for the moment . lol . These are pictures of the flowers I picked in my yard yesterday. I am SO in love with this rosebush, I planted it this spring ( along with 2 others) and they are just beautiful. I pray they make it through the winter because every time I see them getting a new blossom it makes my day.

Well I am off to bed for the night. Tyson is still at Bingo. not many times do you hear a woman say something like that!

The Hiccups hate baking Cookies

A couple weeks ago Keaton and I were baking cookies and I had a serious case of the hiccups.

Prepare yourself for the profound knowledge of a 5 year old and his belief that factories make everything.

Keaton was stirring away at the cookie dough and told me that I needed to have drink of water to make the hiccups go away .

I asked him where they will go.

His reply ? They wont go to me because hiccups HATE baking and Im making cookies.

Why do hiccups hate baking?

BECAUSE when the factories were making the very first hiccup they made the hiccup bake and it hated it because it had no arms to mix the dough.

Well. good enough for me. and it must be true because when my hiccups went away they never went to the baker extroadinare : )

Had to share that since Its been written on my calender since then

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Grade One

EDIT** heres a couple of those pics but shhhhhh. they havent seen them yet .
If only they knew! They were having a fit after the shoot when I wouldnt
let them see them :b

Well, it is official ; My oldest boy is a full time student now. He had his first day of grade one today and loved it. Although I am already kicking myself in the butt for forgetting to take a picture of him ready for school - after reminding myself not to forget a million times. I think I will take some tomorrow even though it wont be as official. lol. I am really having a difficult time deciding what to say when I write on here as it has been waaaaayyyyyyy too long since I have done writing of any sort. I used to love to write - stories , poetry , novels , really anything and it has been way too long . My only hope is that as I get more and more into it that I will see the formerly sweet writing juices begin to flow again... so if anyone reads this. Please do bear with me. My grammar is poor from too many years of IM-ing and far too few recent times of actual writing.
This weekend my mom , brother and his girlfriend were all down for a visit. It was nice because it was most likely one of the last 'nice' weekends left of the summer so we filled it with trying to finish things on the house. I ended up doing my moms and Brianne's nails for them , Siding & Shingling the dog house , silicone & paint windows ; needless to say my hands are like sandpaper and no amount of lotion in the world is helping with the problem.
Today while Keaton was in school I began my work with Kolby . He isn't ready for playschool so I decided that every day when Keaton is in school Kolby and I will have one hour of 'school' at home. Today we did puzzles and worked on our colors... He knows all of them already but alot of the pages have coloring / tracing so I figured it couldnt hurt to do them anyway to help with his motor skills and become acquainted with our school time. Wow. that sentence runs on and on. GRAMMAR. that is going to drive me nuts trying to get into the habit of using it properly again.
I am off for the night... I am going to work on editing pictures that I took of Ken and Brianne while they were here. I may just have to add a couple on here once I get them done : )

Oh. did I forget to mention how beautiful my children are? We had a really great day today.