Wednesday, 21 December 2011


SO SO excited to be heading home for christmas! We are leaving this friday to head to my mom and dad's for 3 days. However I will not be complaining about the limited time, because I will take whatever I can get! The boys have been enjoying the festivities around our house, wrapping and decorating gifts, putting stickers on our christmas cards, making cookies, and of course loving our twinkly lights :) Today (after being a week behind with everything!) I made a christmas ball wreath (loove how it turned out!) and finished up the last of the family pictures we sent out! We are having a gift exchange at my mom and dads so were all finished our shopping and wrapping and just waiting to load the truck so we can go! Kane asks every morning "can we go see christmas yet?" He's so excited to go see the ocean, and see "Lana & Poppa" and of course play stickers with Auntie! I'm excited too! When I see the mountains, and the trees, and of course the ocean I realize how much I miss BC & home! And its the same feeling with my family! When I see them all at home, I realize how much I miss each of them in their own quirky ways ;) Life has taken us all in such different directions (mine just happens to be the furthest!) and how even if its only 3 days it is soo important to remember that time is precious!


So for those of you far (Grammie) and even those of you not quite that far, I'm sure your anxiously waiting the latest on baby Tel :) Tel was admitted to Regina General last Tuesday because our doctor at his checkup the previous day, finally decided his lack of weight gain at 6 weeks was something of a concern! So I took Tel up on Tuesday to see the peditrican, they ran blood test, urine samples, did a abdomenal ultra sound, and a reflux test (unfortunatley not all on tuesday though!) On friday we got the results and it shows that he has a severe case of reflux, and he wasn't keeping any formula down. So Saturday morning I requested a soy based formula, and that seemed to help immediatly. He is on 2 different medications for 4 weeks, and will hopefully outgrow the reflux in that time. He is still breast feeding, but the trouble was that he never got enough milk from me (2oz at the most) and when he spit up, sometimes he would loose half of what he ate, and didn't have enough to make him fat :) So Sunday afternoon we were allowed to come home after the 5 days in hospital (I LOVE coming home!) And we're hopeful that the schedule we are on now, will continue to help our little munckin grow :)

Monday, 5 December 2011


well today... I totally did. The other night I kindly asked my husband to move the huge bag of milk replacer from out of our hallway and put it away. For those of you who don't know, milk replacer is what you mix with water to then bottle feed the calves who have no mama. And since we sold all our baby calves a month ago... I thought it was time for it to move out of the hallway. But Brennan forgot to move it, and I forgot to remind him. In defence to us it has been a hallway fixture for 3 or 4 months now, so we hardly notice it in all its ugliness sitting in the hall. Anyways as I was making my bed for the second time this afternoon (because the boys had thrown all the covers and cushions off and on to the floor aparently its wayyy to hard to jump with them on) I heard the boys giggling like crazy. The last time I heard that was when they got into the dog food and threw it everywhere.

Hoping for the best I head down to the other end of the house only to find milk powder EVERYWHERE

Have you ever seen a grown woman cry, laugh, and scream, and wail all at once...

all down the hall...

all over the floor and bed (note the sheets are re-moved for better bounce... oh and all the kleenex pulled out of the box)

again with the sheets...

big F mama alright...

I hate hate hate calling my boys bad for doing "kid" things. I try to tell them rather that things they are doing aren't nice ect... but today I called them bad gave them a slap on the rear and sent them to their beds. Then when brennan came in for lunch kane told him that he'd been a bad boy but it was fun.

anyways after they're all tucked in for naptime I can hardly believe I was ever mad ;)

guess thats what being a mama is all about.

Saturday, 3 December 2011


This week has been so "full" that word about sums it up... of company, drs appts, & things going not quite the way they should. We had company or went somewhere every night this week! Had a nice visit with an old friend though, Tel is gaining weight back (woo hoo!) and Tim Hortons has finally arrived in Moosomin... so putting the bit of craziness aside its been a pretty awesome week :)

Kane asked me last night as we drove through town with all the xmas lights and decorations "what does santa says?" so I said in my most santa voice "ho ho ho" then he laughed and said "no thats what a whale says" --- he makes me laugh all the time... since when does my whale moan noise sound like santa - I think i'll have to work on that :)

We set up all our christmas decorations and Rye was so exctied when the lights came on the shelf. He keeps dancing around saying "Lits lits" which from a moms point of view is soo cute! And kane keeps looking up at the shelf and says "theres our christmas Rye" - gosh my kids are sweet ;)

Thats about all for around here Tel is almost 6 weeks... where does time go! December will be over before we know it and then comes Kane's 3rd bday and Rye's 2nd.... ahhhh!!
the boys pulled all the books of the shelf...

good thing they're so cute :)

making sure his soother doesn't go anywhere!

just took this picture 2 min ago :)

all my boys wrestling around!