Thursday, February 28, 2013

Seeing red

I had a little fashion adventure today. I wore this grey and white sweater with red accessories and maroon tights.

It was a fashion success. A few people at work noticed and some people asked me where I got my tights. They are fleece lined tights and I got them half price at value village. I also bought some brown ones at the same time. Yay value village, they sell some cool new things too!

Saturday, February 23, 2013


The kids went to bed an hour early today. They are pooped! We had three kiddie birthday parties to go to day. The first one was my friend's daughter's first birthday. She did a pink theme at her house. Look how she cleverly disguised fruit as a treat - that's right, scoop it right into an ice cream cone and kids can't get enough.

She also made these cute cupcakes. Oh that's her by the way, in the background with her husband.

 Our daughters were having a blast hanging out together.

We left this party and then my husband dropped me and my son at a bowling birthday party and then he took my daughter to a party at a children's gym. My son was entranced by all the TV screens at the bowling alley. He did enjoy spending time with his friends. Here he is with his favorite female friend from class.

These are his little friends from class. They are all cute little red heads except for him!!!

Friday, February 22, 2013


Yesterday my son walked into the kitchen and said he had something for me. He held it behind is back and wanted me to guess what it was. After many futile attempts I  gave up and he gave me this piece of paper with a drawing on it. Can you guess what it is?

It is a hug. He demonstrated the it for me.

He says, if I ever want a hug and there is no one around to give one to me, I can always look at this picture and feel better. What a great present! I always need a hug I love his cuddles!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Drama in the glue household

Someone got an ouchie. She pinched the fleshy part of her palm when she tried to carry the folding stool by herself. She's always trying to be such a big girl!

 At first she cried, but soon she calmed down and allowed me to perform first aid.

Step one: Ice the hand

Step two: Apply arnica to the bruise

Step three: place a magic kiss on the bump.

Now she's as good as new.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Family day

Happy Family day Canada!!!

How did you spend yours? I spent mine lazing around with the youth

Friday, February 15, 2013

Who wore it better?

There were a few pieces of clothing that my mother saved from when I was a baby. My favorite of these is a little red flowered coat. It was in perfect condition and when my daughter was a baby I put her in it as often as I could. Maybe it will no longer be in style, but I have washed it and kept it away to pass on to the next generation. Recently I found an old picture of me in it and thought it would be fun to do a little photo compare People magazine styles...... who wore it better?

 In my opinion, my daughter is way cuter!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Sunday is not our day of rest

We been very industrious today. I usually cook for the week on Sundays. Here is the spread I made today. (Butter Chicken, Fish Tikka, roasted veggies, Saag, Daal, Rice, Kichuri and pizza for my son's lunch Want to give a shout out to my husband for helping me clean up. He's so kind to me.

The children made me premature "valentimes" day cards. My son figured out how to make perfect hearts. You make a "v" then you add humps.

My daughter's portrayal of a heart is more abstract. I can kind of make our four chambers and an aorta, but of course that would be a coincidence.

The kids also made bracelets with beads and shoelaces...... an activity that helps them develop their fine motor skills!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Then a hero comes along

It started off like a normal weekend. My son was happy because it's our weekend to take home the class pet.

Here's our weekend guest, Fluffy the Guinea Pig.

Saturday seemed to be the perfect day to go tobogganing. We stuffed our kids into their snow gear and headed to the gentle hills near our house.

The first few runs down the hill were perfect. The kids were so happy. The third time the we let them go, the sled veered at high speed towards a fence. Then a hero emerged! My husband, ran towards the sled, dove in between the sled and the fence, saving the kids from smacking into the fence. When he got up his arm was hanging at on odd angle next to his body. He had dislocated his shoulder. I ran to him, worried as to what to do next. He had read in the internet once what to do in this situation, so he bent over and allowed his arm to hang low. Then, when he was fully relaxed he squished his shoulder back into place. It made a weird popping noise. Here he is convalescing. My brave husband.

I sent him to a walk in and the doctor checked him out. Her verdict is that he will be just fine! Here is his feeling great after taking the pain medication the doctor prescribed.

We ended the day by going out for date night. We had a delicious salmon dinner at East Side Mario's and watched Warm Bodies.