Thursday, April 30, 2009

Jeremy loves Gracie..and even pretends his doll is Gracie...








Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

This is what I woke up to this morning...
For crying out loud...it's the end of April!
I thought we were done!
(and by Sunday, it is supposed to be 17!



Saturday, April 25, 2009


CRAP and CRAP and CRAP.
I know my MIL thinks this is a swear word..
so to her I am sorry,
but it had to be said.
It is just that kind of day...

I woke up all excited this morning,
because I have been looking forward to
taking my little boy to the Science Center...

I have been trying to do this for two weeks,
but something always interferes.
We tried a couple of weeks ago,
but it turned out they closed way sooner then we thought..
and so we couldn't go.
Last weekend Kendal had to work.

This morning started out well enough..
We had to bring the car in for a tune up,
and we were supposed to have it back by lunch...
In between, we were supposed to go for breakfast,
and then come home and clean our rain gutters,
and then off to the science center.
Easy right?

Well....
during breakfast I get a call
and it turns out that what I thought was an oil leak,
was actually the Transmission lines,
and since we had no choice about doing that,
it was decided that we may as well tune up our tranny as well...
We also had a leaking tire,
and the tune up actually needed quite a bit.
It has been a long time
$1000 later...and now
it is 3 pm
and our car is just done.
We really don't have time now for the Science center
since it closes at 6pm...
and we couldn't wash our windows cause
our ladder wasn't big enough...
and we are still going to have to put out more money
cause our battery still needs to be done.

sigh...
Some days, you should stay in bed.

Friday, April 24, 2009



I am sooooo tired the last two weeks...
I don't know why...
It isn't like I have a toddler and 6 month old...
who decided to wake me up at five this morning..
Even so, I am far more tired then I should be...
maybe I am fighting off a cold.
again.


Thursday, April 23, 2009

What do you do after Swim Lessons?

Why...Go eat Lots of food of course...

We went to Izzy Magoos for breakfast...
We had never been there before,
and it was close to the swim pool..

It was a pretty neat place..
and man...
do they EVER give you a lot of food...
We could have shared one plate EASILY between two adults.

These pancakes are as big as Jeremy's head..










Grandma couldn't eat them all....



This was my plate, and I couldn't eat it all either...



The decor was pretty cool...






I love Betty Boop...She is too cute....






Kendal's hero...



They even give you Dubble Bubble...
I haven't seen that gum in years...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

First swim lessons...

Jeremy officially passed his first ever set of swim lessons.
He was in turtles, and will progress to ducks when he turns three....
He attacked his classes with glee...
Jumping in the water whether Kendal was there or not,
playing all the games,
the only thing he wouldn't do is put his head in the water...
We might put him in it again in the fall
just for fun, after Gracie does Starfish...








Tuesday, April 21, 2009



Heads Or Tails

TAILS - "Once upon a time"

Make a post using the prompt "Once upon a time." It can be a real story or idea that you want to start that way, a fairy tale of your own, etc. (Remember this is
TAILS so your post needs to start with "Once upon a time.")


So...once upon a time....
My family ACTUALLY took a holiday
It was over 7 years ago...
(You can tell by how young my kids were)
How is that for pathetic...
We went to Victoria
and hung out at all the cool touristy spots...
(Is touristy a word??)

We will actually get a holiday this year,
but I don't think we will be able to afford to travel all the way to Victoria..
The ferry is horribly exspensive,
and the drive would not be fun with little people...













Taken in front of the Parliment building in Victoria





This was a great fish and chips place on the docks on the ocean...

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Monday, April 20, 2009

I don't have much time to post this morning, as my kiddos are being unusually active...so I will post another performance from our Easter service...This is my Pators wife and her daughter Carla...
They did a good job, don't you think?

Saturday, April 18, 2009




A few weeks ago Eden turned to an empty corner and shouted with outstretched arms.."I love you Daddy!"
"Um, I'm over here", I told her
"I was talking to God", she said.

-Sailing Between the Stars
Stephen James

Friday, April 17, 2009

Through My Eyes Friday..



This is what I was looking at this morning...
Pictures of my wonderful grandson, and grand daughter
that my oldest daughter posted on Facebook.
They are beautiful pictures,
but they also make me sad,
because although they live three blocks away from me
I never see them.
Cassidy is seven months old
and I have seen her three times since birth....
I didn't even recognize her in these pictures.


Talon


Cassidy





Aunty Brandy with Talon and Cassidy


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009