Friday, May 29, 2009

Catching up

So according to Kathi it is time to update ;)
Life has been busy but good. Of course we are all enjoying the spring weather finally.
I have been working more with some newborn sessions and of course the "family marathon" another success. I will for sure do this again in the fall in time for Christmas pictures. I had a total of 7 families this time and that was perfect. I had the chance for a nice little break in the afternoon and was out again for the rest.
Matthew got his very first bike :) I will have to post pics later though because I am currently going between two computers.
Soccer season is in full swing for Corey and he is really fast!
Kianne is going to divisionals for the 800m run and the 4x100 relay. We are so proud and I'm pretty sure Jay is ecstatic because it is the 800m that he went to the nationals for!
I would love for her to really persue track if she is good at it and enjoys it.
My May wedding cancelled as the couple broke up so I don't start until June. That is okay though it has been nice enjoying the weekends before it gets crazy.

Well I guess that's all for now. I will make a point of updating more often through out the week. I know I have new pics to post but that will have to wait until our dinosaur computer is back up and running.

Monday, May 18, 2009


Kianne wanted to do a photo shoot so with nothing really better to do today out we went.
She was pretty stiff at first but it ended up being lots of fun. She actually asked if she could bring a friend next time :)

Thursday, May 14, 2009


It's funny the choices that we as people make. Sometimes they are full of time and effort making sure that it is the right choice and other times it is at the drop of a hat or a last minute decision.
Either way choices have consequences and I guess at the end of the day only the consequence will enlighten us as to whether we made a good choice or a bad choice.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

School of thought

We had tri-conference last week for Kianne and Corey and thankfully they are doing okay in school. I wish though that some of the school policies weren't there. For instance the "no fail" policy. NOT that I want my children held back but I think in the big scheme of things if one is not succeeding then a second chance may be a good idea. I believe our schools are maxed out on staff and budget and therefore can only do so much but I believe it is affecting our children and their educations.
I am sorry to say that we yet again did not get accepted into a great little private school around here. If we could afford any of the others we would certainly consider it however they are way beyond our budget.
I presented Kianne with a multiplication table like we used to use in "the olden days" she had never seen this and when I asked the teacher about this she informed me they don't use these anymore and are trying different strategies. Well to be honest when she explained it to me my head was spinning. Anyone who knows me knows that math is definitely not my strong point however that old multiplication table did the trick so I guess you have to ask "why fix what ain't broke"?
Anyway, all this rant just to say that over the last couple of months I have gathered enough info and evidence that Matthew and Jordyn will be home schooled from K-3 so that I can ensure they have a solid start in their school career.
I am all about kids being kids and not getting stressed about academics at such a young age but I do want them to feel confident and strong and I feel that Kianne in particular is not getting this.
I'm not sure what to do at this point about it and hate to think that is to late. I am going to be visiting a KUMON center though to see what they have to offer.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Times like these....

Jordyn had rough night last night. Because we do not "cry it out" in our house Jay and I were up multiple times with her. After about the 5th or 6th time I brought her into bed with us. As we lied there the three of us I realized how precious this time is and how before long she won't be cuddling with us in bed.
It was one of those moments where I just lay there and stared at my babies little features and wanted to store them up in my memory.
Her wee little hands holding on to my finger. Her beautiful soft hair with the little curls in the back. Her big blue eyes that were trying so hard not to close. Her little lips that held in her soother that is far to small because it is for 0-6 month old babies, and her little feet that were kicking me ;)
Eventually slumber won and we had a peaceful night.
It is times like these though that I want to treasure forever.