Monday, March 30, 2009

Coolest Kid!

Well of course I think that is my girl Kianne!!!! Hot 103 is having a contest for Winnipeg's Coolest Kid and I entered all my kids but Kianne is doing really well so I figure we should run with her!
If anyone feels like it please vote at everyday until the 14th of April.

She would win a really great package and I know she would be so excited!!!!

Thanks All! :)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Getting my butt in gear again

I completed my first session tonight at the Running Room in the learn to run program.
I did this program right after Matthew was born but quit running. I really do enjoy it and really wanted to get back into it again. This was a perfect way to get my butt in gear and get moving.
I've already met some nice girls who hopefully we can keep eachother motivated and accountable!
Tonight was fairly easy with two minute walk and one minute run for 7 sets.
Here's to going 10 and 1 in 10 weeks!

Jordyn's First Birthday Party!!!!

The Final Touches re: First Birthday

I am so dissapointed and upset with myself because I did not take a pic of the cupcake cake at all :(

Thursday, March 19, 2009

A Whole Year Gone by

My baby girl is the big ONE!!!! I cannot believe that a whole year has passed since this little angel entered our lives.
Granted she is by far the hardest and most challenging baby I've ever had, she has brought such a joy to my life and I'm so thankful for her.
A year ago today a little girl weighing 8lbs 9oz entered our world. Helpless and fragile and a little blue and now today she is walking, feeding herself, opening and closing door and cupboards.
I think this is why the first year goes so fast. They go from being completely incapable of everything to reaching huge milestones in just 12 short months.
Well Jordyn Grace, here's to you and I wish you very many more good years full of milestones and joy!
I love you.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Is it me???

Well I just had a meeting at the school this time about Kianne. My perfect girl who is so smart and bright is likely ADD and dyslexic!!!!
Seriously how did this happen?!?!? I've seen a couple of things at home in regards to organization and being a scatter brain etc... but I just kind of thought that was her.
Then there is the struggle to medicate or find other solutions. I don't know how much more of this I can take and I feel like such a failure to my kids.
How did this happen to both of them? How are they going to make it in life? Are these even real diagnosis'?
I guess we'll get her assessed and go from there.
It is just so heartbreaking :(

Monday, March 16, 2009


I think I have a problem... It is time to come out of the closet and admit that I am addicted to shopping! Especially online shopping. It's like your not even spending real money and then these delightful packages just show up at your doorstep every couple of days!
I will admit it's gotten better because there was a point in time where I was very disappointed if there were no packages in the mail and it was simply letter mail.
I have found some great things online but the best finds are those at the wonderful website known as Etsy
My two most recent packages that arrived were a beautiful camera strap and a snazzy coat for Lacey.
Off to do more shopping!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A boy and his Dog

Otherwise known as Corey and Lacey!!!! Because it was such a gorgeous day today we headed out to King's Park for some fun and some photos!
Corey brought his snow board and hit the hills for a little while and Lacey got some socializing at the off leash park. Unfortunately though for her she is not nearly trained enough to go off leash ;)

Friday, March 13, 2009

Angel Baby

I cannot even imagine the pain and sorrow it must be to lose a child. The emptiness that must live in your heart and the gut wrenching feeling in the pit of your stomach. The unfairness, the anger, the hopelessness, the helplessness.
A baby was taken away after fighting for her life for just over 3 months.
She was deeply loved and adored and prayed over and yet she is gone. We will never understand why, nor will we ever have all the answers but I have hope that one day when we stand before Jesus we may find peace in these times that are so hard on earth.
RIP baby Ali.

Polka Dots Continued

Well the preparations continue strong. I am slowly but surely getting this stuff together and am quite proud of myself. I've almost completed the "happy birthday" banner and the cupcake decorations. I've even got Jordyn practicing how to crawl in her tutu!!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


I'm not sure what is worse. Changing a toddlers poopy diaper or picking it up off the floor from a potty training accident!!!!
It seems the only way Matthew recognizes the need to go is if he is running around nekkid :) I'm sure it is cold on the bum so here he is in a long shirt and socks with the heat cranked up in the house.
Because we only have one bathroom in the house there is only one potty. I'm debating getting a second potty for downstairs so I'm not left picking up poop all the way up the stairs because he didn't make it.
As I said, sometimes I wonder if it is easier to just keep it all contained in a diaper?
Ahh the joys of potty training

Monday, March 9, 2009


I hope that my kids grow up to be the best of friends. I think that because they are pretty close in age that should help. They are already starting and watching Jordyn and Matthew interact in hilarious.
I remember when Kianne started kindergarten, Corey thought he lost his best friend.
As much as they fight and scream and yell at eachother I know they are friends.
I hope this lasts their whole lives and continues to grow.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


So sick. Everyone is this house is so, so, so, sick. I'm pretty sure Jordyn is going on a month now between a cold and a nasty gastro type illness. Matthew's poor little bum is so red from the symptoms of a stomach flu/cold. Even Kianne who never gets sick was coughing the other day!

I'm hoping this all passes real soon because it is hard enough looking after everyone when they are sick but when I am as well it is nearly impossible.

As they say. This too shall pass.