Wednesday, March 30, 2005

here it is

I am sorry I have not been blogging enough. Easter weekend, sick kids and a sick mom have kept me from feeling motivated enough to blog.

So here is a blog inspired by the blogs of two friends I have just read.

If I could be anywhere it would be reclining in a lawn chair on a nice warm day (not hot)watching the kids play in a fully enclosed yard.

I am looking forward to hanging out with some friends tomorow night, going to the temple on friday and going to the calgary zoo on saturday. I think I am looking forward to friday night the most. We are so blessed to have a temple in the city.

I want a chicken salad croissant.

Monday, March 28, 2005

A Trip To The Doctors

Ok I called Health link today and because Ryans Fever had been carrying on for 3 or 4 days she said I should take him in to get looked at. We went to the medi clinic on 51st and calgary trail. I am always a little nervous going to mediclinics because you never know what doctor you are going to get.

The waiting room was in dire need of vacuuming, maybe it is just because of the construction going on next door but there was dirt chunkies and it just seemed dirtier then a doctors office should be. It is hard when you have a kid who wants to run around and play.

Well after not too horrible of a wait we get in and the nurse says Dr. Smith will be in soon. Dr. Smith walks in with his head kind of down the way doctors always seem to do when they walk in a room. First impression, by the way he carries himself he looks like he knows what he is doing. Then he looks up. I know him. Worst of all I know him from the singles ward. I didnt know him well but I knew who he was. He cant be more then a few years older then me. Maybe as much as ten but I doubt it. What the heck is someone I knew in the singles ward doing as a doctor. All I can think is "I am so glad I am not here for me". What do you say to someone you know "Hey how are you doing? How are the kids? And by the way I have this itch". I think I would have to ask for someone else.

Anyway he looks at my warm little boy tells me to give him tylenol, make sure he is getting liquids and tells me it is just a virus thing. He says the vomiting is because kids that age have trouble with mucus.

As I leave I cant help but wonder if I should ask for someone older.

I guess I am 27 and someone who was older in the singles ward could very well be a doctor by now, very plausible but sometimes I forget that we all grow up.

Easter Sunday

Ugh I just posted about my Easter Sunday but something happend and I lost it all. It will be redone later. How annoying

Friday, March 25, 2005


Ok Jon and I have been Safeway shoppers for most of our married life. I like safeway the look of it. Their sales which may save me money overall or may not, or most likely just get me to buy things I would not have otherwise just because they are on sale. Anyway for the sake of saving money we have started going to Superstore. For a long time I didnt really like Superstore because it was too yellow. I Know that is a silly reason to not shop somewhere.

Today we bought bins. You know the purple ones that say Bin Shopping, what a clever play on words. Now we can go shopping like those other cool shoppers that tote bins around so they dont have to buy bags and add to land fills. I guess we are now committed lest those purple bins end up sitting unused in the closet.

I guess we all have to grow up sometime.

Thursday, March 24, 2005

4:30 am

1. The most interesting thing on at 4:30 is Ripleys Believe It Or Not.

2. No matter how many times you scroll through the listings they dont change

3. 4:30 Is not play time!

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Working out again

I worked out again today, I put the kids into baby sitting and that went pretty well. When I went to pick Breanna up she was looking out the window with a sad look on her face. She was very happy to see me. I guess she was only sad for about the last five minutes. It made me feel good to be missed. Breanna usually has no problem going into nursery or anything so it was a little different for this to upset her at all. We walked out the door and I had to run back and get her coat and she started to cry. Ryan started to walk down the hall while I was getting her coat and boots on and she got a little worried and exclaimed. My brother my brother! I love it when she is protective of him. Then she joined him in running down the hall and I bragged her with buying a rice krispie square to get her to cooperate in getting back into the car.

Ryan however was as happy as anything and even took a few moments to notice me and clue in that I was there to pick him up. He is the happiest kid I think I have ever seen.

Well 2 workouts down and so far I have not noticed anyone looking at me funny. Nor has anyone told me I have no place In a workout centre. I expect I will feel anxious going until I get used to it but I think I will get over it.

Monday, March 21, 2005

Working out

Ok so today I worked out. I had made an appointment at the Y to try their fitstart program, basicaly they ask what your goals are and help you start a work out program. So we talk for a bit and then he takes me over to the bikes. We set the timer for 2 0 min. Ok 20 min of biking I can handle this. And it is not so bad. I dont feel like dying and no one is looking at me and I dont look like a big wimp by falling off the bike in complete exaustion. Then he shows me the eliptical. 25 min. Well I just did 20 on the bike this is only 5 min longer. I managed that well enough. Again no falling off in complete exaustion. So I do this for a week and then I go back on monday and we add some new things.

I guess I was always worried that everyone else there would be fit as a fiddle and i would look clumsy and out of place. But no there are people there of all shapes and sises. I saw a man who was obviously in the later years of his life. He walked quite slow and kind of crouched down like my grandmother used to do. He was working on out what looked like some sort of rowing machine. I really admired the dedication it would take to go and work out when you are older and your body isint quite what it used to.

Anyway I left the ymca today with a little more confidence and motivation then I went in with.

Friday, March 18, 2005

My Beef With Little Bear

Ok Breanna is watching little bear. It kind of annoys me in a couple of ways. When you humanize animals in a tv program how do you pick which ones are intelegent and which ones are. There are the bears and his friends Duck and Hen etc. But they eat fish. And the clothing bugs me. Mother and Father wear clothes, but Little Bear does not. I realize I let my kids run around in diapers often but Little Bear is obviously at the age where he needs to be clothed. Finaly the thing that bugs me the most is Father Bear, he is always wearing a 3 piece suit. Who goes hiking and fishing in a 3 piece suit. Really!

Things I learned Yesterday

1. 1 six serving package of choclate pudding will nicely fill 24 tart shells

2. 2 chickens will make enough chicken salad for enrichment

3. baby food is good for more then just feeding to babies

4. Ryan likes cream of wheat (every new food he eats is an acomplishment)

5. you can use choclate in fruit salad

6. trail mix tastes good in coleslaw

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Two year prayers rivisited

So Breanna changed her prayer routine today instead she no longer sighs between lines she blows raspberrys

Dad: thank you for this day

Breanna: thank you for this day ttthhhbbbttt

Mom: (quiet chuckle)

Dad: thank you for mom and dad

Breanna: mom and dad ttthhhbbtt

Mom: (trying harder to not laugh)

Dad: please bless we'll have a good sleep

Breanna: good sleep ttttttthhhhhhbbbbbtttt

Mom (shoulders shaking, audible laugh)

Were she gets it from I dont know

Monday, March 14, 2005

Two year old prayers

Breanna has begun to learn to pray. She basicaly we pray and she repeats. it is very sweet. We try to keep scentences really short because she only repeats a couple words at a time. Tonight she decided to mix it up a little. Everytime she repeated what you said she added a sigh to it.

Mom: bless Ryan

Breanna: bless Ryan ahhhhhh

Mom: bless we'll have a good sleep

Breanna: good sleep ahhhhh

I am not quite sure where she gets these things sometimes but it always makes me laugh a little

Sunday, March 13, 2005

Heather's Kitchen Pointers #1

When putting a roast in the crock pot before you leave for church make sure you plug it in

Saturday, March 12, 2005

Huffing and puffing

Jon and I got a membership to the YMCA this week and have made it a goal to get ourselves back into shape. Jon has gone to work out a couple of times and loves it. Jon would come home tired sore and loving it. I never understood it. But I guess that is why Jon played basketball, foot ball and did cross country running in high school and enjoys hiking golf and pretty much any other physical activity he can get his hands on although his knees latley have been limiting him somewhat. Me, in high school I stuck to band and now the extent of my physical activity has been walking the kids to the park

Anyway today I went and did a deep water exersising class. I have to admit it actually felt good. I plan on starting some sort of exersise program and perhaps one day I may be able to run more then half a block at once (yeah I really am in bad shape) anyway perhaps in a month or two I will post what has become of my good intentions.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Conversation with a two year old

Breanna: (right in my face) I want chip! I want chip! I want chip!

Me: I love you Breanna

Breanna: I want chip!!

Come on Heather wat do you expect from a two year old who wants a chip

Monday, March 07, 2005

to all readers

Chances are people who read this blog know me and therefore know about me, but in case you do not here is the basics. I am a stay at home mom and I have two kids, Ryan who just turned one and Breanna who is two and a half. My husband Jon and I have been married for 4 years.
Anyway I have never been much of a journal keeper so this is my attempt to keep a little bit of a record of my life. Hope you enjoy.