Monday, February 21, 2011

Family Day '11

I swear to you it is by far one of my favorite statutory holiday.

No presents, no getting ready for church, no stress.

Just chilling out with my favorite people.

So what did I do today?

Clearly I mistook Facebook for twitter as I was constantly updating my status to the latest happenings in and around ma maison.

Case and point:

11:00am-ish:  Baked some bread, made some muffins, roast for dinner. Feeling pretty domestic today.

12:00pm-ish: Nicest email in my inbox today. Thanks Jill.

1:00pm-ish: I love that Canada Post is working today! I love getting fun snail mail!

2:00 pm-ish:Black and Yellow!! HELLO!!!

4:00pm-ish: Another pea extracted from the depths of someones nasal canal. Seriously? It has been at least 4 days since we have had peas.

5:00pm-ish: "M, take the Eiffel Tower out of your mouth please." Never thought I'd say that.

7:00pm-ish: Today may go down as the day that I updated my status the most. I swear I was hanging out with the kids all day though, being a proper mama.

Yep, that was my day.  Paid to boot, with minimal refereeing.

And I didn't even shower OR get dressed.

Neither did The Bigs.

Love my Family.

Nighty Night.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Little love bugs.

Just finished my little treats for my little sweets.

Mama won't be home in the morning to give them their treats so I put them at their designated places at the table.

Aren't  those love bugs just the cutest.

Just small enough to put a tiny hot wheels car and a little treat.

Plus these jars filled with kisses from Me!!

The lighting is terrible but I don't think anyone is going to care about that in the morning.  They will be too busy begging grandma for candy!

Happy Valentines Day.

May it be filled with lots of love.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

January Project 12

I'm at it again for 2011 with some changes to my process.

If you haven't heard about Project 12 head over here to read about it.

You don't need to do the sketch, you don't even need to take pictures should you not feel like it.

You just need to document your life in any which way you chose.

I have decided to try and make it easier on myself this year.

I bought these and these when Bruce and I were in New Brunswick in December with this project in mind. I'm going to use them for my title on every layout.  No need to think about whether or not I have enough letters.

I am also going to include my more memorable facebook status updates in my journaling.  Not exclusively, but  the stuff that I think may be important to document for future reference.  It takes the pressure of remembering what happened all month when you are a busy working Mom.

So that is my approach to Project 12 this year.   I was pretty excited to work on January's yesterday.

Here is the sketch:

 And my take on it:

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I truly love the end result this month, mostly because look at those babies of mine. (toddlers I know but still my babies.)

I wasn't paying attention to the sketch before I printed my pictures so I made do with 4x6 prints and just trimmed the middle ones a wee little bit, and of course I kept the craft cardstock and used my new favorite border punch.  I find it simple but I'm cool with that! 

That's all for tonight Peeps.  Off to bed early as my 18 day vacation officially ends at 8:00am tomorrow morning.  What was I thinking scheduling myself this Sunday?

Nighty Night!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Dear Sam,

I was trying to find a way with words to tell you how important you are to me,  but I'm terd.  Plus I think I may have told you how I felt when you corrupted me at Milestones last week.

Love ya sista sledge!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Before four

B and I have never really been a couple who travels or dines out often.

Our idea pre kids of eating out, was take-out.

We stayed in our PJ's on Sundays and watched NASCAR.

I had regular haircuts, wore make-up and read often.

B played video games and golfed.

I'd be lying if I said I didn't miss those days.

Before four we were good.

Now we are great.

I wouldn't change our chaotic life for anything.

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Another layout for Tina, using some more cupcake love.

To say I love this paper would be an understatement.

I love them.

I try to incorporate them into most of my layouts.

And an excuse to use pink always makes me happy.

Hope you are enjoying your Sunday!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

An ode to yesterday...

Okay so maybe not an ode, but a reminder to myself that I have 2 very good reasons to slow down and maybe look at things more from their perspective.

Originally this page was going to be called "The contents of my heart" to go with all the heart themed products that Tina gave me to work with but after yesterday I needed to write down how I was feeling and the page morphed into something else.  Plus I am totally not opposed to using pink on my pages with my two little guys.

Off to hang out with my biggest while the littlest naps.

Happy Saturday Peeps!

Friday, February 4, 2011

It was one of those days...

One hour into our day it started.

The hitting, biting, the throwing of toys.

The pushing, the shoving, the screaming.

It was not a day I wanted to be a part of.

It was not one of my finer moments in parenting.

M was in his room twice today.

After the second time I vowed to give all of us some space.

So I did what I don't normally do and let him play on a different floor than J and myself for a good portion of the afternoon.

It was slightly peaceful, but M was still tired, and cranky, possessive and unkind, that it still made the afternoon difficult.

I tried for 4 hours to get him outside for a walk, but he was having none of it, Until 1 hour before dinner.

Of course.

So out we went for a walk around the block.

The sun was just setting and both of them looked so stinkin' cute waddling in their heavy snowsuits.

The air did all of us some good.

Until bedtime...

Then it all went to the pooper again.

M is going through some sort of  Idontwanttogotobedrightnow phase.

Paired with MommyMommyMommyyoumustliebesidemewhileItrytosleep phase.

Every. Night.

I'm tired of the drama at bedtime.

The scolding at bedtime.

The raised voice at bedtime.

The complete frustration at bedtime.


As I lay there with him watching him fall asleep tonight I wondered about a few dozen things.

Is he scared?

Does he know I love him to the moon and back?

Is he trying to one up me?

Is this a power/control issue?

What the beep am I doing wrong?

Giving in?

Loving him to much?

Not enough?

Not spending enough time with him?

Spending too much time with him?

I was a Mother I didn't want to be today.

The mother that scolded to much, raised her voice to much.

I made a conscious decision to let technology go today with a few minor updates here and there.

I didn't craft,

I didn't shower,

I didn't do dishes.

I didn't make dinner, and opted for leftovers paired with nuggets and fries.

I tried to be present.

I just don't think I did a very good job of it today.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Groovey kind of love

You and I have allot of fun together.

Laughing at the most inappropriate times together.

You acting goofy, me acting goofy.

We totally get each others insane sense of humor,

And I love that about us.

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A page for Tina using the new LYB cupcake love  American Crafts Dear Lizzy and the WRMK Sew Easy.

Hunkering down amidst the snow storm that seems to have 1/2 the continent under siege.

Thankful that Hubs is home to play and snuggle with me and The Bigs today and tomorrow.

Stay warm!