Saturday, September 29, 2007
Four day diary...warning, long.
I lay in bed trying to get the much needed sleep I so desperatly need and swarms of posts swirl in my head. Articulated perfectly, whitty and funny, fun stories. Then I sit here to type....blank! I must have type fright or something.
So I shall do my boring best to recount the last few days. Starting with Wednesday. Above are two pics, the first of this amazing crack of sunlight coming through the rain clouds over the neighbors house with a rainbow peeking through too. Speaking of my neighbors house...did you know that the movie Just Friends was filmed in that house and our house is in it too?....in the background.
Anyway that day Kaitlyn was watching TV and Emily Yeung was on and going swimming that day. So off Kaitlyn trotted to get her swim suite on and proceeded to ask me to go to the "beach, beach, new water, beach" I tried over and over to explain to her that we had to go to the pool instead since it was evening and cool out. She cried ''Noooooo. Beach!" Finally she was ok with the idea of going to the inside beach, so long as it was a beach.
After Dave came home and we rushed through dinner, off we went to the pool with uncle Phil and auntie Em in tow. Kaitlyn wore her water wings for the first time though she did not swim. Oh, she thought she did but what she really did was hop and paddle at the same time in chin high water. Ethan had so much fun too and splashed his little heart out the whole hour we sat in that pee infested warm kiddy pool, ick.
Now for a mile stone update. Ethan is starting to talk. His first words are "oh oh, book, Dora, Mamma", in that order.
Ok, now for Thursday...these days were a little rough on me and a bit of a blur due to children being up before 7, actually just a few minutes past 6. Ugh!!!! Anyway once I get moving it is not so bad, I just like to complain. Really I don't think I do, but Dave tells me I thrive on it. Maybe it is how I vent.
Back to the day... Kaitlyn dressed herself, can you tell? Let's see, we also spent some time rolling in the dough, Canadian Tire Dough that is. Kaitlyn has purses full and Ethan found a stash for himself. Mmmmm the smell of moulah! In the afternoon we headed out to Toys R Us to buy a second video monitor (the price at Toys R Us here is 150% more than on this site, boy do I feel ripped off!!!) The reason for this trip to the store was the previous post.
I like to spend time with Dave and he likes to be touchy feely, so we decided that the easiest solution would be to stick Ethan in his own room and reclaim our bedroom for snuggles. They were sold out---no surprise there since it is the most awesome baby monitor ever! Well I should say second most awesome. I saw that there is a newer version out now with a bigger display screen, pretty cool! Anyway since we were out already I wanted to do something so we headed over to Value Village to waste some time, and a few bucks.
We found a great little see-saw for $7.99 a lion costume for the dress up trunk for $1.99 and another baby for Kaitlyn for 3 bucks. I love deals like this, I love thrift stores!!!
Now for Friday since can't remember anything else from Thursday, must have been worse than I thought!
Friday was a long and productive day. We played inside and out. Played with Halloween costumes, which Ethan hates. I had to cut the feet out of the bottom of his since it was a little to short in the leg area, however it was the hood that set him off, he hates hats and hoods.
Should be a fun winter! We also played fort in the living room. This is super fun for playing hide and seek, until Kaitlyn decides the sheet should be a cape and whips it off and tears off down the hall.
My poor children have some crazy hair, this is Kaitlyn's at it's best, just combed.
And little Ethan, poor guy, still doesn't have much. It is getting a little long around the back behind his ears but I just can't justify clipping it till hi has some on top. I hope it comes in soon because mullets just aren't cool anymore!
Wonder where they get their poor hair jeans from?
Ya, need I say more!
Trying to escape, is my hair really that bad? I am scary to my own children!
Friday the kids wanted to potty train. Ethan has been crawling into the bathroom and pooing next to the toilet every once in a while and he loves to just sit on it. Kaitlyn decided she wanted to go in the potty too and dragged them out to the living room so they could go together. I though it was a bad idea, but was busy in the kitchen so just threw the sheet on the floor and explained to her that if she had to go she must do it i the potty. Nope. Every where but the potty. I will not go into details, just that it was not fun!
I stopped by Willow and picked up a new area carpet. I loved it , it just didn't fit the house so it went back.
For dinner we had the family over for a BBQ- last minute. Seems to work best that way. I deep fried onion rings for the first time on the stove, yummy!! After dinner, we had fresh apple crumble and ice cream. Ethan was not impressed with his and scooped all the ice cream out so he could eat his cone.
Emily spent the evening playing basket ball in our bedroom with a bent coat hanger as a net jabbed into the partially deconstructed closet reno project. We later had a tea party to pass the time that the guys spent on the couch glued to the football game on TV.
Now for today!
We were up early, again. I am getting better at it, I think, or I am going crazy.
We were out of the house by 8 and having breakfast at McD's. 3 pancakes, an apple sliced, 2 hash browns, 1 chocolate milk and a coffee and a toy for $6.11 and between the three of us (the kids and I, Dave was working)we couldn't finish it all. Not bad for six bucks!! Then we were off to Walmart to get groceries and home by 10.
The whole time Kaitlyn was complaining that her "Doras, hurts". That would be her runners. So I figured that maybe they were too small. She has complained about this a few times this week so something must be up.
Gram, mom and the kids came over for lunch and we headed back to "Walldo" to see if we could find her some new shoes. Nope! Either too big or too small or too ugly. Payless was picked over and so we hit up a few thrift stores and boutiques.
This was depressing and took all afternoon. The kids napped in the truck and we kept up the search. I just flat out refuse to spend $35-$67.00 on a pair of shoes that she will outgrow in a few months. What is with that pricing????
After 4 hours we finally ended up at Zellers , had a sit in the broken down ride, found the shoe section and just like that actually had to choose just one pair. What a relief! Turns out she is a 6 1/2 and her 'Doras' were a five. Oops. She loves her new runner!!
Now of course I cannot go into a shoe store without taking a glance for myself and while at Payless spied a few cute ones and just had to put them on hold. After supper we (with Dave) rushed back to the mall so I could show him them before the 6pm closing time. And he treated me. I couldn't decide which pair to get. I loved them all, reminded me of my plaid con's from high school, which I dearly loved.
Feel the practical style!
Posted by familymclean at 11:16 PM