Saturday, November 28, 2009

Post-holiday update

We had a great Thanksgiving. We went to Hubby's cousin's house and had dinner with a bunch of family. Then we played some board games. After that we all headed down to this lazer tag place and played 3 rounds of lazer tag. It was soooo fun! We had 21 of us playing on 3 teams, with ages ranging from 3 to 50's. It was awesome! We all had a lot of fun. I think the last time I'd played lazer tag was when Hubby and I were dating, 7 years ago. My legs are still killing me lol. Feels like I went on a ski vacation instead of sitting around at the inlaws all weekend. After that Hubby and I and the boys went to his grandparent's house where we ate some of their yummy leftovers (his grandma's stuffing is delicious!) and chatted for a bit. It really was a great holiday.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Enjoy the good food and have fun with your families. Remember all the wonderful things we have to be thankful for.

I am thankful for my family. My Hubby and 3 boys are so important to me and I have been so blessed. And I am thankful for Hubby's job, our home, our health, and all our family and friends.

I saw this on a friend's Facebook and just want to share:
May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump,
may your potatoes and gravy have never a lump.
May your yams be delicious, and your pies take the prize,
and may your Thanksgiving dinner stay off your thighs!

Don't need much

I haven't really thought of much that I want for my birthday and Christmas. I do need some new tennis shoes, but that's something I would have to go buy so I get a good fit. I don't need anything fancy like Naot shoes, just some regular shoes I can walk and run in. My current ones are getting a big hole in the side, not so good in the winter lol. I did tell Hubby I want some new shirts, but again that's something I would want to pick out. So I really don't know what he'll surprise me with this year.

Just not my thing

At this time of year I get so many people asking me if I'm going Black Friday shopping. Well, as of right now I don't have anything I want bad enough to get up at 2am and stand out in 20* darkness to wait for! On the fun meter I rank Black Friday shopping right down there with life insurance policy shopping. I don't know if Hubby has anything he wants to go get, but if he does I am not going with him, and I have a sick baby to take care of anyway so good excuse to get out of BF shopping lol.


I'm so excited for all the yummy Thanksgiving food we get to eat today! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays cuz there's lots of food and usually a fun time chatting with family and watching some football (yes, I'm one of those girls who likes watching football, lucky Hubby!). I'll probably need to check out colon cleanser reviewss by the end of the day though, because I know I'm going to put on a couple pounds!

Sick baby

Our baby is sick :( Little Nathan has a stuffy nose and yucky cough. He kept us up most of the night, and when he did sleep he snored so loud that I couldn't sleep. I'm glad we picked up some baby medicine yesterday because he had a fever last night too. I'm so tired from him keeping us up the last 2 nights that I want to just look up Toronto hotels and take a vacation far away lol. I won't be able to nap today cuz we'll be busy with Thanksgiving, but hopefully we'll get more sleep tonight.

Find it free

What I love about this time of year is the great deals you can find online. I've really been happy with deals from photo sites that offer lots of free or cheap prints, Christmas invitations, photo calendars, etc. I was able to order 50 photo cards for free, so we will actually send out Christmas cards for the very first time! I love getting free stuff. :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


When I was a teenager my family moved to Idaho. One of the things us kids thought was cool in our new house was the central vacuum. Each room had a port to hook up the long hose, and we had fun opening the ports because the suction would start up right away. The central vacuum motor and dirt bin thing were located in the garage. The only problem we had was that it would often get clogged, and with the hose running behind walls in the whole house it was hard to fix a clog. Eventually we just stopped using it at all, but it was pretty cool while it lasted.

Monday, November 16, 2009

5 Minutes for Mom Christmas Giveaway

If you haven't heard of the Christmas Giveaway at 5 Minutes for Mom, make sure to go check it out. They are giving away some great items like games, DVDs, and toys, so go check it out.

Not part of my vocabulary

I don't drink coffee so I always think it's funny when someone names off some elaborate tall white chocolate hazelnut decaf mocha latte with skim milk and non-fat whip cream on top, or something like that, because I have no idea what they mean. If you asked me the difference between a latte and an espresso, I would not be able to tell you, except I think an espresso is smaller lol. Coffee is too complicated lol, I think I'll stick with hot chocolate.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Baby!

I really can't believe how incredibly fast this year has gone. One year ago at this time I was arriving at the hospital, in lots of pain, wanting them to just get him out of me. And they did. It wasn't the way I planned, but many things in life don't go as planned. The emergency c-section under general anesthesia, and the 4 hour time between his birth and the first time I got to see him, didn't change how in love I was the moment I laid eyes on him.

Nathan is such an amazing little baby. He is usually in a good mood, calm, and happy. Like any baby he has his share of fussy times, and he still is not the best sleeper (though it's getting better), but overall he is just such a joy. His laughter and smile light up the whole room, making me feel so blessed to have him in my life.

I have been somewhat grateful for him taking longer to learn to roll/crawl/stand/etc because that has allowed me to have him as a little baby for longer, though the time still seems so short. He is now moving all over the place. He has what I call the "power crawl", when he really wants to get to something he puts his head down and just charges toward it, leading to a few bumps. He is also now pulling himself up to the furniture and just in the last few days has started cruising around the furniture. He babbles constantly, no real words, just strings of dadadada...bababa...nuhnuhnuh. But he understands more than he says. If I say or sign "milk" he gets a big grin on his face and if I don't nurse him right away he will get very upset at me for daring to say that without following up on it lol.

Speaking of nursing, this is the longest I've nursed one of my kids. Jason I made it to 11.5 months and with Jakey I went 11 months. This time I was determined to make it to that year mark, and I did it! I still nurse on demand 4-6 times a day, and sometimes at night. I don't know how much longer we will keep it up, but for now we both still enjoy the relationship.

We had his birthday party last weekend (a joint party with his cousin who is 3 weeks older) so we aren't doing much today to celebrate, but I do plan to make a cake or something. He doesn't care what day it is, but I am celebrating his birth, when my life changed yet again. It is now 8:57, his birth time. Happy birthday, Nathan. Mommy loves you.