Thursday, October 29, 2009

Funny Boys

Today in the car the boys were reminded me of how I was with my sister and I'm sure how most siblings are together. Nathan would pretending to be hitting Lucas, of course they are too far away in the car to actually touch. This got a reaction from Lucas and even though it wasn't a good reaction, Nathan did it again. And again and again. Lucas continued to get more and more whiny and frustrated. Nathan then started to shake both his arms out to the side and shake his whole body. This continued to frustrated Lucas and then Nathan started to laugh. This all made me laugh, as I can remember my sister and I have the same fights in the back seats of our vanigan.

Also tonight, Nathan found a toy that wasn't working. He grabbed it and put it by the basement door. Then he came over and grabbed my hand and walked me to the basement door. I opened the door and put the toy on the stair. He got upset and grabbed my hand and started to walk down stairs. I grabbed the toy and we walked downstairs. At the bottom of the stairs I gave Nathan back the toy. He walked it over to the door to Daddy's office. He set down the toy( I guess I should specify that the toy is large) and opened the door. He came into Darryl's office found the screwdrivers and preceed to try and open the toy to put new batteries in it. He doesn't have the manual dexterity or strength to make it work, but I was still impressed. What a smart guy.

Till Tomorrow

Jenn

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

H1N1

Today we went out and stood in line for an hour and a half and got our vaccinations. I've seen enough people in ICU with it and they are young people. Not old and sick but young healthy and pregnant people. We were even on TV. In true, Lucas fashion, he was just like his Dad and was scared of the needle. And in true Nathan fashion he was just like his mom and didn't even flinch.

Till Tomorrow

Jenn

Monday, October 26, 2009

Don't you love it when

...... you get a cute shirt for 10 dollars

...... your son walks around in his cowboy boots and hat, and it's not Stampede Time

........ your kids laugh that real belly laugh

....... your kid enjoys listening to you read them Charlotte's Web

....... you get to watch your husband play lego with his kids

....... you have a great week to look forward too

...... you get to pretend your the Partridge family

....... Calgary wins hockey and football games

....... you get to tease your Dad about his least favorite team being in the world series

........ when one door closes another opens

Hope everyone had a fun weekend.

Till Tomorrow

Jenn

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Home

Part of my job is to visit x-ray students all over Alberta. As I drive home I see the beautiful mountains. And then our cities skyline. Then all the traffic.



And I feel home. =)

Till Tomorrow

Jenn

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monthly Newsletter: Month Fifty

Dear Lucas,

This weekend you turn 50 months old, 50 months that sounds so so old. Maybe I should change it to 4 years 2 months. Yeah that sounds better.

This month has been a bit of a challenge for us. Last month I was bragging about what a great kid you were. The first part of the month was great, then you got sick and things went down hill from there. I'm not sure if it's lack of sleep or what but you do not want to cooperate at all. Most things we ask you to do, you fight it. Whether it's cry or kick your feet. Dad and I are resorting to different ways to discipline you. This week we tried to take away swimming lessons as that seemed to be something you really loved, but I'm not sure how effective it is.



On a good note. We went to the doctor and you are growing and learning just fine. Things continue to go well at school (when you are not fighting to go). It is helping you learn and develop. You love the songs and the crafts. It is showing us what a good colorer you are.



You have been saying some really funny things lately. One of your favorite sayings this week is "oh my gosh" We had snow this month as well. You oh my goshed about it all. But you loved the snow. We went out and threw snowballs and made snowmen and had lots of all around fun.



Well Lucas I hope the next months newsletter is better. Back to normal, please start co-operating.

love mommy

A Good Cause

I got an e-mail in my inbox last week. It flattered me and wanted me to post something on my blog. This is not something I usually do. But the more I looked into it I thought it was a good cause. I don't know how many girls read my blog, but if you are a girl, or know a girl and would like a say in a documentary about being a girl. Here is some fun information for you:


Girls will have a chance to share their thoughts on what it means to be a girl in Canada and how they make a positive impact for girls around the world. Over the weekend we were able to tentatively confirm a second public filming event on Wednesday October 21st at Calgary’s Stephens Avenue Mall between 4-6 pm.

Once again I would ask that you share the Because I am a Girl campaign with your friends, family and readers.

If people are unable to attend they can still get involved with the Because I am a Girl campaign by visiting www.becauseiamagirl.ca

Speaking of being a girl, while on Twitter today Jann Arden posted this cool website. It is writing a letter to your 16 year old self. I've read through the first bunch of them and they seem to have a theme: It will be okay or it will get better. If you were to write a letter to your 16 year old self would you say the same? I would. Don't worry 16 year old Jenn, things will get better.

Till Tomorrow

Jenn

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sickness

Our family has gone through been sick over the last two-ish weeks. It's made me think alot about the flu shots and there is so much in the media about H1N1. Plus I've been having quite a few conversations about it.

My inital reaction about it and about any flu vaccine is that I get it, but I don't give it to my kids. The biggest factor for me is not giving my kids needles. They don't like it. Darryl doesn't get the flu shots as well for the same reason, he doesn't really like needles. The difficulty with all flu shots is there is no guarantee that it will protect you against any of the flus you may come into contact with. Plus I'm nervous that it is so new.

So I've been reading up on it. I've read a some bunch of articles about it and it's making me think we should get the boys vaccinated.

What about you, what are you and the family doing?

Jenn

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Two More Exciting Details I Forgot This Weekend:

Even Oma got in on the Rockband action. She is an excellent drummer and a better sport for even trying. Love that Oma!



Nathan got his hair cut. Now he looks like a little boy.



Till Tomorrow

Jenn

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Crackberry

This weekend I got an iphone. Just to clarify, I did not start the trend on iphone. I started the trend in my family for Macbooks, ipods, french dressing, going to Europe... anything else Dad? But following Darryl and Dad and Mom and Alexis I did get an iphone.

But I am already loving the phone. I was already was an e-mail-aholic before hand. But now I have them in my pocket. I am also loving the texting. I had sent maybe one text message before this weekend, but just this evening I sent Darryl 3 messages, asking him about groceries, while I was grocery shopping.

Plus all the apps are great. Kids games, facebook, twitter, weather, restaurant finders, card games and that's just the first weekend. For any of you out there who have an iphone what is your favorite app?

Till Tomorrow

Jenn

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend was filled with lots of fun, family and good food. I have an amazing husband who put the whole turkey dinner together. I have a great family which I am very thankful for. And two super kids who continue to remind me about what is important in life.

And we have lots of fun together!

video

Till Tomorrow

Jenn

Friday, October 09, 2009

Nathan's Monthly Newsletter: Month Eighteen

Dear Nathan,

This week you turned 18months old. We did all of the 18 month "stuff". Doctor's appt's and immunizations. For your immunizations you didn't cry when you got the needle which was amazing. Even the nurse was so surprised That's never happen me before. But he was so fussy all night. When your immunizations were over you saw Grandma at work going to get one of her clients. You wanted to hug and play with her, but she was busy with work. So as her door closed to the back area, you went running upto in and banging on it trying to get her to come back out.



We started gymboree this year. Because you are the second child I haven't taken as many classes with you as I did with Lucas. We are changing that this year. Gymboree has been fun. We have also been doing lots of swimming too. The first couple of times at gymboree you a bit unsure, but you have warmed up to it quite a bit. I think your favorite part is the songs at the end. You enjoy the playing on the equipment before hand, but I think you miss copying your brother when it comes to the physical play.


Speaking of Lucas, you really really look up to him. You try to copy everything he does. Even though physically you can't do what he can do you always try. He'll swing off his bed, you try to swing off his bed. He does a dance move, you do a dance move. It is amazing how much you learn from him and how much you look up to him.



Sleep has not been going very well this month. We were hoping to get you back into sleep where you went all night and we could lay you in bed at night and walk away. But that didn't happen. You were teething or not feeling well, or I just didn't think it was the right time. So I have been up many times in the night and rubbing your back this month.



Things are getting better with the mommy love. You still are crazy about me, but don't cry when you go to the dayhome. Or when I leave you with Daddy or Grandma. It seems to be a better balance.



Well Baby, happy 18 months.
love mommy

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Breakdance

Lucas is going through a climbing on everything stage. He swings on door, he jumps on furniture, he tries to do "skin the cats" off the counters. This also has turned into trying breakdance moves. These moves use to be called karate or ninja moves, but I think since he's been hanging out with this dancer, the moves are now called breakdance moves. Darryl was once a great breakdancer, so while we were playing upstairs tonight Darryl showed Lucas the "worm".

It made us all laugh. Then Lucas tried it as well, but he didn't do so well. He kind of wiggled across the floor. So Darryl asked Lucas if he was doing the worm. Lucas replied "It was an inchworm." Darryl and I laughed and laughed.

What a funny kid

Till Tomorrow

Jenn

Monday, October 05, 2009

For you Grandma



Here is a craft that Lucas made at preschool today.

Till Tomorrow

Jenn

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Clematis

We have a fairly new house and therefore a fairly new garden. So a lot of my July/August flowers have come up in September/October. Here is one of them. It's my clematis. If you look closely you can see beads of water on it. One may think it's the morning dew, but oh no. It's SNOW!!



Well melting snow of course, but still some snow today. Yesterday we went and pulled out all of the vegetables from the garden. Most were done with the frost from a couple of nights ago, but we have lots of carrots (I may have to make carrot cake or carrot soup....). And we did get some corn, so we'll have to eat it and I'll let you know how it was.

Till Tomorrow

Jenn

Mouse Mohawk

So Lucas is laughing hysterically in the tub last night. Nathan was out already so I was getting his PJ's on so we went in to see what was so funny.

" I gave the mouse a mo-hawk"

The cats have, or I should say had a green mouse and Lucas took it in the tub with him and spiked the mouses hair up down his back.

So funny Lucas

Till Tomorrow

Jenn