Sunday, December 30, 2007

Jarret helping Amy.. cute
Again with the helping
Amy "shreaked" almost the whole time.. it wasnt really annoying as you would think it would be it was actually cute..
Lata Skata

Sunday, December 23, 2007

So the kids wanted to go skating today.. so instead of renting skates like we did last year we decided to buy all four of us new skates (lol.. Merry Christmas to us again! ) It was fun.. Cant wait until next time we go.

Lata Skata (ha ha get it??)

Friday, December 21, 2007


Happy birhtday Jaden! Have a wonderful day!!

Auntie Jenn, Uncle "George", Jarret and Amy!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy birthday Bev! Have a great day today!!

Can you send me a piece of cake??

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Big 3

Happy Birthday Miss Emma! Hope you have a great day today!

Miss you and love you lots!

Auntie in Toronto

Monday, December 10, 2007

A letter to my sister.....


I had a great time this weekend. I am glad we (me and Kenny) surprised you, even though you cussed like a sailor ;)I wouldn't have wanted it any other way.

Shopping on Saturday was fun. I miss shopping with you. I wish we weren't so old and get pooped out so quickly.

What can I say about Bon Jovi?? OMG.. so glad we saw him together (thanks Mom, I owe ya BIG time). That was so much fun. Who knew that even at a concert we could have our inside jokes and laugh like we were the only two in the arena?! My stomach still hurts from laughing so hard.

I have 'Snowman' on my desk at work.. and it makes me smile every time my eyes drift towards his teeth.. roar!

Miss you and love you!!!


PS.. will post pics another time.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Monday, December 03, 2007

I don't know what to do.

Amy's Asthma is in full swing.. again.

It has been once a month since October that she has been like this.

She is feeling like crap.

She is fevered and her coughing is unbelievable.

She will stay home from school today.. again.. but I really have no choice.

I will take her to the sitters and if I need to leave work early of course I will.

My poor kid.

I honestly think this is left over crap from last month when we made not one.. but two hospital visits. The doctor who "looked after" her just sent us on our way with no Antibiotics.. or Pediapred.. which I know I should have said something then.. but why question a doctor?? They know what they are doing.. right?? Umm.. not this one I guess. I wont make that mistake again.

She woke up and couldn't catch her breath from coughing. She crawled into bed with dad.. and is sleeping.. thank GOD!

This should be an interesting week. Jaret is sick too. He has a nasty cough and a stuffy nose..

Man do I wish I could afford to stay home and not work.. working and having sick kids not fun.

Ok.. my rant is done..


Lata Skata

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Gross pictures.. and two months later??

The day before my mom came to visit George and the kids and I were out a a friends house for a BBQ. We had good food.. good company.. the kids had a great time, and I was excited about my mom's visit.

So we headed home at about 1230am and we arrived home just after 1am! Both kids fell asleep and George and I were waking them up so we didn't have to carry them (way too heavy) and Jarret woke up cranky and very sleepy. George was at the trunk of the car getting our stuff out.. I was opening Amy's door when Jarret got out I heard the slam of the door and instant screaming from him.

George and I looked at each other in confusion.. then at Jarret.. then back at each other and it dawned on us..

He shut the car door on his finger!

George rushed over to him.. and the door was completely shut on his finger. Once it registered exactly what happened I ran over to him and hugged him. He was crying so hard then he barfed. He was pale and he kind of collapsed in my arms. His eyes were rolling to the back of his head and he was so not coherent. Then he threw up again (over my shoes non the less) I had to carry him to the elevator.. and he threw up again. There was blood everywhere.. pretty gross.

We got upstairs and took a look at his finger. Then he stuck his head in the toilet and barfed again.

Once he calmed down George carried him back to the car and they made an emergency trip to the hospital. They didn't get home until 430am.

Nothing was broken.. no stitches.. just a nice big band aid and a disgusting mess of his nail.

So.. below are pictures of his finger the day after..

They are gross.. just warning you.. but of course I had to blog it..

The nail finally fell off about 3 weeks ago and its a lot better.

Why am I telling you this 2 months later???

I don't know.. just felt like it.. OK?

Lata Skata

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Report Cards

Jarret brought home his report card today.. let me just say....


He struggled so much last year. He was in tears when doing homework most of the time.. He wasn't completing any work in class.. it was either he didn't do any of the work or he was just doing some of it. It was not a good year for him. I thought we would be pulling him out of French Immersion if things didn't improve.

He got A's and B's through out the entire report card this term. So so proud of him!!From the first day of school he has been saying how much he loves his teacher, those words have never come out of him mouth before.

We have parent teacher interviews tomorrow night for both kids.. and I am actually looking forward to it.

Amy also brought home her report card and it was excellent too. The reason I am not talking too much about hers is that this is HUGE for my boy! Don't worry .. Amy got high fives all around and lots of hugs too.

Lata Skata

Quick post

Started my work out routine today.. the one that I did last year and lost 28 pounds

Its hard to fit it in first thing in the morning

Forgot how great it feels to work out again

Have to lose 20 pounds before February 9th of next year to reach my goal weight (my 30th birthday)

Lata Skata

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Lots of pictures.. a little late I know..

I have been so out of it when it comes to this blog. I am reading blogs... i guess you can say I am back to a lurker again. I have been tagged and I love to do those but I really cant get into it. I am in a funk. Not just a blog funk... in almost everything. Sigh.. I need to snap out of it.

Anyway.. Here are some pics from when my mom was here in October.. I know a bit late.. here they are..

Birthday Girl

The bday card is from gramma.. she has this thing where she calls him ugly (its not cruel he loves it) and on the card she added the word ugly under happy bday boy.. lol. i swear its funny.. he laughed so hard!!

Gramma bought him gitch.. and hid a game in the gitch he thought that was pretty funny..

At the soccer game TFC!!

Gramma and her 'ugly' boy at the soccer game

Gramma and Amy at the soccer game

Missy at the soccer game

Happy Birthday Jarret

Lata Skata

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy birthday Gramma.

She wont see this but I still wanted to post it. She is so amazing. I cant really put into words how much she means to me. I miss her so much. I use to go to her house for tea all the time.. I miss that.

I call her every Saturday and we chat for probably 20 min at a time if not more. My kids adore their great gramma. They want her to come out for Christmas so bad. I cant wait to send them to Winnipeg in the summer so they can spend some quality time with her. They need that!!!

Have a WONDERFUL day today!!!

Lots and Lots of hugs and kisses from Toronto!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Happy Birthday Jen H!

Happy birthday! I am very happy you are getting closer to 30 just like me. I know i am bit closer then you.. (as i throw up in my mouth a little) but you have joined the club!!!!

Also Congrats to you and Tim on your engagement. Would it be wrong to say .. "about time?" lol. Seriously though. I am very happy for you guys! Hopefully I will be able to be there for your special day!!!

Your oldest friend (not in age my dear.. in how long we have known each other.. 26 years is it??)

Jenn S

Friday, November 09, 2007


Have a great day! Wish we were there!!!

I was going to post that picture of you and me when i was in Winnipeg in June.. but I remember how you reacted to it when I put it up before.. so since its your bday I will opt not too.

Your family in Toronto!!!!

Lata Skata

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

I thought Amy was OK after the doctors yesterday, but as the night went on she got worse. Her fever was 99.8 with Tylenol it was 98.9 about 2 hours after. She was in our bed about 4am and we have been up since. I am taking her to the emergency today. Her coughing is getting worse. I am exhausted.. my eyes are burning and my head wants to ache.

Lata Skata

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Halloween pics

Finally some Halloween pics.. pardon the quality they are from my phone, they arent horrible but not camera quality.

Lata Skata


Amy is home sick again with asthma.. heading to the doctors right away.. home from work to look after her.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Kids are all dressed up and ready for a fun filled day at school. I have my black eyed hockey player and my sparkly princess..

I am so excited for them. I remember getting ready for Halloween and how excited i use to get. So much fun.

So Have a great Halloween everyone!

Lata Skata

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

If you liked the last one... you will like this one

Yesterday morning right after the kids ate their breakfast here is how it went..

Me: "Jarret can you please go get dressed I put your clothes on your bed."

Amy as Jarret was walking out of the room to get dressed: "How do boys put their pants on?"

Me: "What do you mean? They put them on like you one leg at a time"

Amy: "Yeah but his pee pee is longer then mine how does it fit?"

Me: "Umm.. it fits.. it just gets pushed up a bit"

Amy: "Oh.. like a little ball?"

Me: "Uhh... not really but kind of"

Amy: "Oh.. ok."

OMG.. it was so frickin cute. It may be one of those things where you had to be there. She was so sincere and her question was so honest. I didn't laugh in front of her.. I walked to Jarret's room to see him dying he was laughing so hard!!

Cute stuff!

Lata Skata

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Jarret: "The one thing I really don't want to be allergic to is Triscuits mom"

Amy: "I dont want to ever be allergic to Hearts and Tiaras!!"

This made me smile today. We (George and I) have had the most stressfull bad week. Their comments made me happy!!

Lata Skata

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Happy 5th birthday Jake

Happy Birthday Jake!

Have a good day today. Eat a piece of cake for us!

We miss you and love you lots!

Monday, October 15, 2007


Happy birthday Jarret!

Have a wonderful day.. we love you!

Lata Skata

Saturday, October 13, 2007

William Tell Overture

For all the moms! This is great. Thanks Char and Kenny for sending it to me!


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Another night at the ER with missy and her asthma. Poor kid.

I got home from work.. ate supper quickly and off to the hospital. She was taken in right away. She was given 3 Ventolin masks and some pediapred. We were there for about 6 hours.

She went to bed.. awoke about 1 hour later coughing (barking is more of what she sounded like) and i was in her room giving her more Ventolin.

Thank goodness I am off today because I am working on about 5 hours of broken up sleep. She is not going to school today. She needs to rest.


Worried about my girl.

Going to bed now.

Lata Skata

Monday, October 01, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007

Friday, September 21, 2007

He looks so cute!

It fell out while he was brushing his teeth last night before bed. This is his first one.

The tooth fairy left him $5. I remember her leaving me a quarter. Sometimes 50 cents. Talk about inflation!

Lata Skata

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

11 days and counting until my mom comes to visit again.

Cant wait.

She was going to come at Christmas but we both thought it would be better if she came sooner then later.

I have a few days off when she is here.. she will be here for Amy's bday. She is leaving before Jarrets but we are having his party when she is here.


Monday, September 17, 2007

Jarrets new do...

Jarret got his hair cut today.. he decided on a faux hawk!

Not sure what I think about these pictures. He looks older.. and really skinny.

The reason for no shirt btw.. is he was going to bed shortly and he only wears sweats.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

I am drinking a smoothie before I tackle my laundry today. I only do laundry once a week at the laundry mat across the street. Not really by choice.. but because we live in an apartment building that is a disgusting dump and I WILL NOT go 19 flights down to the dingy basement to do laundry in a laundry room that by my 7 years olds' own words "its disgusting mom"

If my 7 year old has an opinion on whats disgusting and what isn't when it comes to stuff like this.. you know its bad.

I have 2 weeks of laundry today because last weekend we were not home to do any. I honestly don't mind the laundry mat for one reason only.. I get it all done at once. But it is a pain in the ass gathering and getting it over. Especially when only 1 of 4 elevators work in our building almost EVERY weekend. I get so mad by the time I get home.


I am pretty happy that I have had the chance twice in the last little while to go to a scrapbooking class with my friend K from work. I have been wanting to get involved in scrapbooking for about 2 years but never knew where to start. I have a bunch of supplies but I have no idea how to do any layouts. I am slowly getting the idea. I have made 3 pages and it was so much fun! Thanks K!!!!

Oh yes.. before I forget. Going into the 3rd week of school and Amy is already sick. As she puts it "my neck hurths when I swallow"

Also she said her stomach hurts when she breaths. Which in the past means she has pneumonia! So when I get back from my laundy I guess we will be heading to the hospital for a mask or two and an xray for pneumonia diagnosis. I hope I am wrong about that!

That's that...

Lata Skata

Friday, September 14, 2007

First day of school.. again??

Amy was switched from PM Kindergarten to AM starting today! What a relief! This works out better for everyone except Amy. She is not happy about it and I don't really blame her. She has just settled into her class made some friends now she has to start over again. But Amy is Amy.. she will adjust with no problems. She is not shy by ANY means. I do feel guilty but this is the best for us and the babysitter. She will go on the bus with Jarret in the morning at 8am and she has dismissal 11am. It takes 5 days to get her on the new bus schedule so we will have to take her to school and the sitter said she will pick her up after school until the bus gets figured out.

Its falling into place.. I don't feel so stressed out.

Better go get the kidos up now.

Lata Skata

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Canadian Idol

The finale of Canadian Idol was last night and the adorable guy here was the winner! He is amazing. I pegged him from the first show to win.

If I can find one of his performances on Youtube I will try to post it.

Isnt he adorable???

Lata Skata

Monday, September 10, 2007

VFest day 2

On the way to the island day 2
The kids were part of human chess.. Environment vs Global Warming, they were hummers

Kids on the ferry to the island
Twister again
Jarret was out.. so they let him spin
George and the kids on the Ferris Wheel (i don't do Ferris Wheels)
Jarret and Amy with the Energizer bunny..

I didn't take as many pictures the second day because the batteries in our camera died and I forgot to bring extras.. but what I got are cute.

Tired babies today..

Excited for next year!

Lata Skata