Saturday, December 30, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
Sunday, December 3, 2006
Saturday, December 2, 2006
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
On a lighter note check out what Santa is bringing for the boys:
It is a pedal powered excavator!! Carter has been asking for it for ages! He will have to acceot the fact that Santa is bringing it for him AND Luca. I have no idea what to do with it before we move but it will be great in the back yard until we get sod laid. We also got the trailer that hitches up behind. Toys r Us had it on sale this week so I couldn't resist! It is rated for kids up to 65 lbs so we figure Carter can drive it to school in Jr. High!
Monday, November 27, 2006
Friday, I had a very productive day at work and decided I had earned leaving early. I went to the mall and got my Christmas shopping started.
Saturday I took the boys to my company kids Christmas Party. Santa was there with presents but Carter was a bit skeptical because he couldn't find his sleigh. That boy has a lot of questions!
Carter: How does Santa know if I'm being bad?
Me: He can see you?
Me: Well, he is magic and he has helpers at Christmastime.
Carter: Do you help him?
Me: Oh Yes, I have his phone number!
Sunday was clean-up day at home. Joel took in recycling, we cleaned out closets and cupboards. Put up a few Christmas decorations, baked a ham, baked a gingerbread cake and had company for supper.
I'm torn whether or not to put up a tree this year as it looks like we are heading to Saskatoon for Christmas (weather permitting).
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Not that I won't be plenty distracted today. We are all going to a birthday party. Tobogganing at 2pm then supper and cake. Should be lots of fun...it's around -1*C...perfect tobogganing weather if there is still snow on the hill! Gotta remember my camara!
Saturday, November 18, 2006
Carter and I saw "Flushed Away". It was pretty silly but some good laughs. Why oh why must the movie theatres be so loud? The sound at times is almost unbearable. Carter spent a good portion of the movie with his hands over his ears. I love our little theatre in Spruce Grove. Unfortunately, it won't be around much longer as a multi-theatre cinema is being built near our old house...which was a big reason we sold that house. It will be nice to have but I didn't want to live next to it.
I also took Carter to the house to have a look inside. He is starting to doubt we will ever move (he's not the only one). But I showed him where his room will be and all the room we will have to play and he's pretty excited. I really have to post some pictures soon.
Friday, November 17, 2006
Maybe that's a bit harsh....there must be a Bearnstain Bears book for times like this!
I picked up the boys at the sitter's yesterday and as I was leaving she said, "Have a good weekend." Whhhaaaaattttt! I completely forgot she was taking today off! Joel took Luca to work with him to get a few things done and I took Carter to school. Sigh....better get some work done!
Thursday, November 16, 2006
We are waiting for word if Joel has got the job of his dreams. He had a conducting audition last week and an interview this week for the position of Music Director for Cosmopolitan Music Society in Edmonton. This would be a part time position and we have no idea what it would pay but this could potentially mean he could stay home with the boys and not to mention fulfill his dream of being a professional conductor. Make music for a living!
The rat race we have been running is starting to take its toll. 2 kids and 2 working parents is hard...very hard. I am the bread winner but I'm also the Mom. Darn women's lib movement......newsflash it is impossible to "have it all". My kids are happy and I am fortunate to have a fantastic caregiver and I am working my tail off now so hopefully next year I can work a few days a week from home and there when Carter is home from school and actually put a decent meal on the table. I really believe my kids will need me even more once they are in the school routine.