Sunday, December 31, 2006
Hope everyone has a safe night tonight.
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Jarret woke us up at 4am on Christmas morning.. So we let the kids do stockings at that time and shoved them off to bed. By 6am Jarret was up again and we waited until about 630 to wake Amy and George up. Presents were open and being played with by 730 and I was making French Toast. We had our supper and everything was awesome!!
I had a few more pics to put up.. But I guess Blogger is on holidays..
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
1) Silver Bells
2) We Wish You A Merry Christmas
3) Let It Snow.. (I wish it would snow here for Christmas)
4) Jingle Bells
5) Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
I tag Ashley, Jolene and January
In other news... My Smoothie Maker ROCKS!! We have been experimenting with it.. I think today I made my best one yet. It had frozen Strawberries, 1 banana, 1 Kiwi, and about 1/2 cup of plain yogurt. It was really yummy. We had Kahlua Milkshakes last night. And we are doing Margaritas this weekend.
I also did some Christmas baking last night. I made Butter Tarts and Confetti Squares. George was my taste tester because I cant have any until Christmas Eve and Christmas Day because of my "diet". He said everything tasted awesome so I am happy with that. I still have to make Sugar Cookies and Peanut Butter Balls then I'm done.
Off to give miss Amy a bath..
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
I was looking for a picture to put up here of you and me.. and nothing.. whats up with that?
Anyway.. Bev and I have been friends for .. What?? 50 years?? Lol.. Its actually been about 14 years. We met in grade 9 and it didn't start out all that great. I think we got into an argument and she didn't talk to me for about 3 months. But in those 3 months I kept bugging her and pestering her to talk to me. I think that made her more mad. I seem to remember having fun with it though. But ever since then we have been friends. She is my best friend. We could go forever (cause she doesn't call..) without talking to eachother and once we (I call her) re connect we pick up where we left off.
Have a wonderful day.. I am so glad you are as old as me now.. At least for a few months anyway. I miss you.. and will talk to you soon!!
Monday, December 18, 2006
I cant explain how LOUD the alarm is in this building. It pierces my ears its so loud. It is now 6:54am and the alarm is STILL going off. Our suite smells like smoke now.. The fire is in the underground parking.. We are on the 17th floor!! The fire department advised all the residents to stay in their units. The fire trucks and EMT's and police cars are down to the next building. What a way to start off the week.
Update: Its 7:27am and the alarm is still going...
Update: At 7:38am the alarm stopped. Apparently there was a car set on fire on one of the parkaid levels...
Sunday, December 17, 2006
If anyone out there has any Smoothie recipes that would be awesome. We are going to make up our own for now.
Saturday, December 16, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
"Is your Amy the one that can't eat nuts?"
"Yes" I said back at her
"My son told me that Amy is pink and she cant eat nuts" she says to me laughing
I chuckled with her and she said she asked him,
"What do you mean she's pink?
"She Always wears pink!!"
This is the same boy who's mom at the beginning of the year asked what my daughters name was cause her son wanted to know. How cute is that??
Friday, December 08, 2006
She went over his report card with us.. (which really wasn't all that great). He does very well in Gym and Music though. So as the meeting went on she pulled out some of his work. There was about 4 different things she showed us.. And I am not kidding when I say that EVERYTHING was incomplete!!! NOT HAPPY!! George stood there with a not so happy look on his face.. I felt myself feeling very crappy as the teacher spoke about how Jarret doesn't focus.. How Jarret's printing isn't great.. How he comprehends French but cant write it or read it..
She did suggest that we get his hearing and eyes checked out because that may be a possibility why he isn't completing any of his work. I did ask if he socializes too much in class and if that could be why he isn't completing any of his work.. She said he isn't disruptive or he isn't distracted by visiting too much. There are a few things we can do at home to help him with his printing and reading obviously. If there is nothing wrong with his hearing or eyes then its all up to him to focus in class.
So George and I found ourselves giving him the "pull up your socks by next report card or else" speach.. lol.. Man If I didn't feel like a "real" parent before I sure did today. After we had our talk with him I told George I need to call my mom and apologize for all the parent teacher interviews she walked out of feeling the way I did today. And believe me there were plenty.. More about my "talking too much" but still.
I was really upset today. I know he is a smart kid and he means well.. I just hope we got through to him today about how important it is to do your best and focus on school work.
Amy's Parent Teacher is on Monday.. I already know I am going to hear about her "timeouts" but I am looking forward to hearing what the teacher has to say about her.
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
So tonight the 4 of us are going to see Aladdin at the Elgin Theater. I think I might be the only one who is really looking forward to it.
Amy after opening her Santa gift last year.. can see her tears???
Well.. That's that..
Monday, December 04, 2006
George and I upgraded our digital cable box for an HD PVR cable box on Saturday. The HD is so nice to have back, and the PVR is very cool. We can pause TV.. Record it.. Rewind.. Or fastforward!! Let me tell you we had so much fun with it this weekend.
Our poor Jakey is very sick with Pneumonia. He has been admitted to the hospital since Friday, and is there until at least today. He has Pneumonia in both lungs and was in a lot of pain in his tummy. I hope you are feeling better today bud!!!
Well.. That is all for now.. Have a wonderful day everyone!!
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
I want a puppy. I have wanted a puppy since we moved here. I want a small dog like in the picture. This is a Shih-Poo. How cute is he?? Or a Shih Tzu would be good too.. This is what I am asking Santa for. So any Santas out there???
Ok.. now that I have that out of my system. We took Amy to the doctor today. $125.00 later in medication... but at least she will get better. We can claim that with George's drug plan from work. The doctor suggested we get a ventolin machine for our house so when she gets into an attack we wont have to head to the emergency room. The machine its self is covered but we would have to pay for the medicine. Which again we could claim. We will most likely get it in the new year. She is on so many meds right now, we will let them do their job for now. She is to stay home from school for the rest of the week too.
Thats it for now.. till next time..
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
I have a headache because I had a few sips of wine last night. Man that sucks. It was good wine too. I haven't done any exercises this week. Bad me. Yesterday I cleaned and had a workout that way. Today my head is pounding. Maybe I will do some pilates later, I don't think doing aerobics with a headache will make me feel any better. I have to get back on the workout wagon.
Well.. That's it.. I am off to take more pills and drink more water.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
First thing... LOVE the new look!! Of course all thanks to George. I love having my own personal IT/Web designer. I told him what I wanted a few days ago.. And here it is. Again George.. YOU ROCK!!
Today is my official weigh in.. I am down another 1/2 pound!! I was hoping it would be more.. But I'm just thankful I didn't gain. I haven't been as "strict" as I should be.. So now its time to pull up my socks and really work on losing more this week. I need to drink more water again.. I kinda slowed down. I am still exercising every day. I walked 4km yesterday. I am quite proud of that.
I tried a recipe yesterday for Oatmeal Macaroons. And they really didn't turn out all that great.. lol. I took some pictures and sent them to my mom, Char and Chris. I will not be sharing because its pretty bad. I was laughing so hard over the entire debacle, I had tears running down my face. I called George at work and the poor guy couldn't understand a word I was saying. At least I can laugh about it. Right? I figured out that I need a new cookie sheet and a new measuring cup.
Jarret got his pictures back yesterday. What a handsome boy I have. Really I'm not saying that because I am his mother.. He really is a good looking kid!! Lol. George is taking the picture to work to scan so I can post it.
Amy is still peeing her pants. She hasn't done it at school again.. But she does it at home. Does it mean anything that her pee smells really bad?? Sorry to be so gross but it does. I will call the doctor today.
Well that is it. Everyone have a great day!!
Monday, November 20, 2006
I was getting upset but then thought maybe its a medical reason. I am going to call the doctor today and get her an appointment. I need to know if its her being lazy or if she really cant help it. I dont know which one of the two I want it to be. I dont want something wrong with her.. But I dont want her to be acting out or anything either. So frustrating... Any advice please I am open to hearing anything...
Ok.. So yesterday we went to the grocery store and Jarret told me that he doesn't know how people get "charged up". I want too sure what he was getting at.. So I told him our heart keeps us alive. He responded a bit frustrated and said he knows that but he doesn't know how people get... How people.... (you can tell at this point he was getting VERY frustrated) so finally he said " I just dont know how babies get into moms stomachs!!" Uhh.... I told him we would talk about it at home since its a private conversation and we shouldn't have it in the middle of Fortino's grocery store. So.. Once at home I told George what Jarret asked me. George smiled and said ..
"I cant wait to hear this Jenn"
So I started out not very well. I was a bit red in the face... I was stumbling over my words.. kinda laughing. I think I went a bit too far with my explanation because at one point George whipped his head around and gave me a weird look.. oops.
When I was done screwing my kid up.. George and I told Jarret that what was just discussed does not get talked about with his friends at school. If he has any questions about anything he can come to me or his dad. He seemed to be ok with that. Phew.. Didn't see this conversation coming for a few more years.
Ok.. This was too long .. My apologies to everyone..lol. That's it for today..
This was a fun quiz!!
Saturday, November 18, 2006
How old are you again??? Oh yah, older then me!! Tee hee!!
Just a little update for those I haven't told (which is probably no one)!! My weight loss program is working out pretty well for me so far. In the two weeks I have been working on living healthier I have lost 8 pounds. I have cut out my junk food and have been exercising every day. I am obsessed with counting calories and counting carbs. I concentrate more on the calories right now but once I have that down I will look after everything else. I am feeling so much better about myself and no headaches so far!! For those of you that don't know.. I get really bad migraines and for a while it was almost at least one every week if not more. So I am very happy about this change in my life. All is good here!!
Friday, November 17, 2006
Happy Birthday Jen H!! Jen and I have been friends since Kindergarten. I remember in grade 2 I had a sleepover for all the girls in my class. Jen was invited. And her dad walked her to my house. She was so shy. Her dad talked my parents and told them that she was a little nervous and shy. So we tried to make her as comfortable as we could. I think it worked!! We were in the same class from Kindergarten through to grade 5. She was Jen H and I was Jenn S. My dad use to call us Jenn squared, or Jenn to the power of 2!! Lol.. wow pretty cheesy!! Anyway,we lost touch after grade 5, I went to a different school for grade 6,7 and 8. But in grade 9 we met up again. We have stayed friends over the years. We may not talk all the time.. its hard cause I am no longer in the same city. But she will always be my friend and I think/hope I will always be hers!!
Have a great day Jen H!!
Your friend Jenn S!!
Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Sunday, November 12, 2006
Saturday, November 11, 2006
|She Wants to Move by N.E.R.D.|
In 2004 you got your groove on - and had the best time ever.
|You've Changed 44% in 10 Years|
Friday, November 10, 2006
Thursday, November 09, 2006
Just checking out the weather today and its 10 degrees right now at 7:14am and its going up to 15 degrees today!! Woo Hoo!!!! Love the weather out here so far. I am definitely going for a walk today. I have lost 4.5 pounds so far on my program!! It's amazing how cutting out junk food actually works. Oh and who knew working out would be helpful?? (insert sarcasm here)
Anyway.. This is a quick one.. Have a great day everyone.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Chris and Denise,
When Emma was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes I really didn't know what that meant. I thought ok.. She needs needles every day for the rest of her life and she cant eat candy anymore. Its not that I thought it wasn't a big deal or anything its just I didn't know anything about it. I am learning a lot about it from your blog Chris. I was very happy to know that she could still be a kid and eat candy. Of course that's one of the first things I thought of because being her Auntie its my job to bring her treats when I come to visit. I just wanted to let you guys know we are thinking about you out here and I will continue to learn more.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Yesterday was the first time in about 2 weeks George has been home. So we are all up in the morning.. About to make breakfast and his cell phone rings. Its the Argos, they have a problem with one of the ticketing booths at the box office. So George has to go down to fix whatever the problem is. So we decide to get ready and go with him. When we get there its all good. Whatever was broken isn't anymore. So we just hung out for a bit to make sure everything is ok. Then we were offered tickets for the game because George came in and we were all in tow. Supper nice!! So we got to watch The Bombers vs Argos! Kinda cool. Jarret was torn didn't know who to cheer for. We got to our seats and there was Bomber fans all around us so it made it easier to cheer for them. Unfortunately they lost. It was amazing how loud it was though when the Argos won! Very cool. We will be cheering them on for the Grey Cup!!
Saturday, November 04, 2006
Friday, November 03, 2006
Thursday, November 02, 2006
Wish me luck.. I need to do this..
oh yah its all free too!!!!
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
1) What is your favorite band and why?- D12 (well there not really a "band" but i will use them anyway)because Eminem is in it.. teehee
2) What is your least favorite chore around the house and why? Cleaing the living room because its NEVER ENDING
3) What is your ideal holiday? Taking a holiday with the family and having no limit on money we spend
4) What is the most annoying thing someone can do? Living here I get annoyed when people are rude.. dont smile back when walking down the street and I do a "how are you" smile.. its not Winnipeg thats for sure.
5) What is the best thing a person can do?- Do anything to make someone else feel good
6) Who is the hottest celebrity? I would say right now (besides my obvious answer) Wentworth Miller
7) Who isn't a hot celebrity and should go away? Paris Hilton
8) What is your dream job? Honestly I love what I do now.. but a paying job with actual money.. Sign Language Interpreter..
9) What was your worst job ever and why?- Babysitting for Mr. Markmann.. because he was mean and didnt end up paying me..
10) If there was one body part you could change what would it be. Weight is not one of them.- My nose
11) Where would you live if you had to move(out of where you currently live)?- Winnipeg or Edmonton
12) Have you ever been in a fight?- Fist no Verbal Hell ya1
3) Have you ever been fired from a job?- Nope..
14) Have you ever quit a job and told off your boss?-Nope
15) What is your biggest regrett?-Not finishing school
16) What do you wish more people could do?- Whatever job they wanted.. be it a stay at home mom for example
17) What could you do better- Better mom top of the list.. not saying I am a horrible mom just could do better sometimes.
18) If you could be someone for one day who would it be and why?- Jake.. cause I would love to spend a day in his head!! Lol
19) Do you consider yourself to be non-judgemental- I think so.. I know I am better at it then I use to be..
20) What is something that you need to work on to become a better person?- Stop gossiping
Got this from Kenny's Blog.. thanks
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
We were home by 7:30 watched X Men 3 and I watched half of The Break Up. Loved X Men.. And I actually liked The Break Up (when I finished Sunday morning). George has been super busy with work the last week and so he was in the office by 9am so it was just the kids and I all day Sunday. We watched Curious George, which I thought was cute. I have always liked Curious George though. I baked some brownies and we just hung out.. it was nice.
Both kids probably shouldn't watch any more Halloween Specials on YTV I had both of them in my room with bad dreams last night. Amy twice and that is a first! I woke up this moring at 6:45 and heard the TV.. Came into the living room and there was Jarret laying on the couch watching TV. He said he was up at 6:10!! This time change is going to kill him by the end of the week. I was in bed at 9:15pm last night.. lol. Old lady that I am.
Well that's it for now I suppose..
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
2.The CN Tower
So he was pretty excited about getting to go in the ACC for the game. He ate Skittles, peanuts and a big Raptors theme glass of 7-up.
The view from the suite
Ok.. Not only did he get to see The Raptors at the ACC George took him to the CN Tower after the game..Also another surprise.
When they got home Jarret was grinning from ear to ear. He couldn't stop talking about his night with his dad. I really think it hurt him not to smile.. He was one happy boy..
Monday, October 23, 2006
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Mona The Vampire, Amy and Jarret
Amy and Jarret with Blue
Amy and Jarret with Patrick
Who doesn't know this guy?? And Jarret.. Amy was scared of him.
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Its Jakeys birthday today! He is the big 4. I called him this morning to sing Happy Birthday to him and as soon as I was done he told me all about his presents. And that he is bringing "muffins" to school for his class! Muffins meaning cupcakes. I was trying to upload some pictures of him but for some reason I can not. So if I can later I will. So.. Have a good day Jakey.. Love you and miss you lots!!
*edited- finally could post the pictures I wanted of him.. *
Monday, October 16, 2006
Jarret was so excited to be there.. I was a little shocked on how excited he was.. he is just getting into hockey. He LOVES the Oilers and was pointing out all the Oilers stuff..
And of course some birthday pictures.. He loved everything everyone got him.. so THANK YOU!! I checked on him in bed last night and he fell asleep with his Blue Jays baseball glove and Blue Jays baseball beside him.. He's a Jays fan.. (please ignore the ugly boxes in the background.. we are still trying to organize our house... )
Saturday, October 14, 2006
So we went to The Hockey Hall Of Fame today. I will post pictures later just wanted to say Happy Birthday to my boy. Love you Jarret!!
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
Emma is the youngest Grandchild,Niece,Cousin in our little family, and has been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. What a shock to get that news last Friday night. This is not going to be a long post because I don't know what I could say. I usually do have a lot to say about everything, but this time is different. I just wanted to say that all the way from TO we are thinking about you Emma.. we miss you and love you lots!! Big big hugs from Auntie, Uncle George, Jarret and Amy...
Saturday, September 30, 2006
I can’t believe my baby is 4!! How did that happen? We are heading to
That’s it for now...