Friday, August 28, 2009



Mother to two.
Must be able to work shift work.
Position will require you to be on your feet for long periods.
Earplugs will be required.
Exposure to toxic fumes daily.
Multitasking a necessity
All applicants are advised to eat and sleep as much as possible prior to applying.


Someone should have warned me that I would love this job and some days be so frustrated by this job and most days feel both in the same day.

And on occasion somebody really should fire my AS*!

Ever feel that way?

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Does he know.....

That I am his biggest fan?

That no one in the world could love him more than I?

That every time he accomplishes something new, I could burst because he makes me so proud?

Does he know some days he makes me cry?

That those tears are caused by frustration, fear, and fatigue?

That the frustration I feel is because he will not listen to me, does not understand me or has a complete sense of disregard for me?

That I fear that someone might hurt him, take him, that he could become sick?

That some days I am so tired that I lack all sensibilities that cause me to lose my temper?

Does he know that when he is punished it hurts me more than him?

That I feel so divided sometimes?

Does he know that I feel so sad that he is outgrowing some of the activities that used to be “our time”?

That everyday my love grows for him?

Does he know that he makes me laugh?

That his monkey behavior and his parrot vocabulary are funnier than any sitcom or comedian I have ever seen?

Does he know that he has challenged me to be a better person?

To watch my tongue and to bite my tongue?

Does he know it is going to take everything in me not to fight his battles as he grows, to let him decide what clothes to wear, what friendships to foster and what partner to take in life?

Does he know that I will always be here when he falls, to pick him up, to kiss him better, and to make the hurt go away as best I can?

That I will sometimes say “I told you so.”

Does he know that he may hate me one day?

That the day he says to me in a toddler tantrum that he doesn’t love me, that it will probably scar me for life?

Does he know I will forgive him?

Does he know that despite all the crappy times, the good always outweighs the bad?

That nothing he could ever do will make me not love him?

Does he know?

A challenge from My Memory Corner to use only the following:
Cardstock; Stampin up, bazzil
D ie cut; CTMH scallop border that I reinked black
Photoclips; Making memories
Embossing powder; CTMH
Transparancies; 3M
Distress with ink; CTMH
Photography; Lisa Kisch


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Catching up.

Starting to feel like I have time to scrap.

Okay, maybe that is a lie.

I have been able to scrap because M is being occupied by his cousin, and J usually has a three hour nap.

Sometimes if I'm lucky, the boys will nap together at the same time.

And if Mama had a rough night she will nap too.

And again to be honest it takes some time to get a layout accomplished because of meal times, snack times, wiping snotty noses, kissing stubbed toes and general needing mommy times.

But I was able to get this done during my "break".

What do you do during your Mommy breaks?

My littlest angel!

On a funny note, M said something funny today.

We went to the beach for a whole hour this morning before the rain sent us packing.

It was M's first time in the water.

His response?

"This is a really BIG puddle!"

Love that kid!

Monday, August 17, 2009


It is so hot I could walk around without the proper clothing on, However I would not want to scare people.

Today M's conversation is progressing and moving towards two way conversation with sentences like " THANKS....thanks for the juice Mommy!"

Today J is reaching more and more for things. I caught him batting at the play gym toys.

Today we are in the company of my oldest nephew who is an excellent distraction for my biggest who also has a cold.

Today we spent 4 hours at the mall to get out of the heat.

Today we are missing the company of Grammy and Aunty K who drove 11 hours to meet J, and reacquaint themselves with M.

Today we are gearing up for a visit from Uncle J.

Today I finished this layout:

Peace out peeps!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A chip off the old block.

I Came across an old picture of B and his Dad the other day and I was so struck by how much M looked like him at that age.

Everyone always says that M looks like me b/c of the hair color but in this photo he is clearly Daddy's boy.

I showed B the photo and he just smiled.

Simple. But sometimes simple is best. I was happy to capture these relationships and document it for M when he is older.

Monday, August 10, 2009


Not Dick.......

The wrap......

What do you do on days when your baby doesn't want to be put down and won't sleep?
This was my day today.

Book 'em boys!

My willing felon

Lets hope this isn't a sign of things to come. :)

FYI he was in his frickin glory!!!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

An eventful Sunday.

And it's not even lunch time.....Seriously.
I got very. little. sleep. last night.

B said he knew how I felt .

Yeah right you slept through all 5 diaper changes you brat!

I didn't think I was going to make it to church but I did.

And quite the entrance I made.

Lets refer back to my July 8th post about fears.

Specifically Fear #3.

Doubting my Maternal instinct and dropping my son.....

Turns out I need not worry about that one as I fell up the stairs (yes that is right UP) at church.

Everyone under God came running as I had J in my arms.

I swear I hit those stairs on 5 different parts of my body trying to keep J from being hurt.

One woman actually congratulated me on a job well done.


Then while we were wishing our fellow parishioners peace, M instead of saying "peace of Christ" or "peace be with you" belted out

"High Five"

I'm still giggling.

That's my kid.

One hour later we were off to Costco for some groceries.

Deal of the century.

Laura Secord Ice cream for $2.49.

I am all about the ice cream.

Okay maybe it wasn't that eventful of a Sunday but it was interesting.

And now......drum roll please.......
Some pics of my cuties to keep you smiling, complements of Lisa Kisch.

You can see some of her beautiful pictures and read her blog at:

Every time she comes to visit she takes pictures of us and they always turn out so beautiful. Thanks Lisa!

Gosh they are cute.
Enjoy your day!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

I accept your challenge my dear SIS!

Lately I have been finding it hard to do any scrapbooking. Life at our house is busy with J approaching 10 weeks and M is his busy, busy, busy 2 year old self. M is in need of constant attention and I am trying hard to nurture that in an effort to stop the 2 year old rebellious behaviours that he has been exhibiting since the arrival of J. Last week was successful and we are currently on a 4 day stretch of Mommy not getting hit. YAY!

So my Sister posted a challenge on her blog yesterday that was really neat. It involved using 3 supplies and 3 techniques to do a layout. The supplies were pearls, waxy flax (which is waxy string) , and felt. The techniques were random stamping, no distressing and paint. So I am not a random stamp kind of girl on my scrapbook pages, and like my sister I like to distress things. And don't even get me started on the paint. I am a patterned paper FANATIC and I find it hard to move out of my comfort zone BUT I really wanted to do this because it would make me not think too much. Or so I thought. I was awake for 2 hours last night thinking about how I could participate. Thanks Sam!

So without further adieu, my layout:

It took longer than I anticipated because I think way to much but it was fun to step outside of my comfort zone.

I also completed this one yesterday. It only took 3 days....again busy household and babies come first.

Thanks for looking and check out Sam's Challenge at
Enjoy your weekend!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

I taught him some vital life skills.

How to dunk.

Eat what is given to you.

Life is messy.

Don't waste time.

To wash it down .

And to enjoy every minute!!!