Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Lane Thomas Willard Hill

Born Friday October 30 2009 at 6:04 am. 7 pounds 7 ounces. We think he is pretty darn cute so we have decided to keep him.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Tid bits of the last 2 months.

  • Ryan is in Kindergarten and Breanna is in grade 1. The are both loving it. I hope they like school this much forever.
  • Jon finished Dragon Boating for the year at the end of september. His last festival was in Sanfrancisco. He finished the weekend off by falling off a curb and breaking his wrist really well. The got the wrist set enought to send him home where he had surgery and now has 3 pins and 4 screws and 2 bars coming out of his arm. It has made life interesting and we are managing.
  • My Grandpa Hinman passed away just over a week ago. He was 92, It was not a suprise and he was ready to go but I will still miss him. I will miss the sound of his voice. Everytime I heard it I felt like I was a child again. The hardest part was not being able to go to the funeral. Which brings me to my next point.
  • I should be having a baby any day now. I am offically 1 day past my due date so this baby could come anytime. We know it is a boy. I had told myself I was not going to get sick of being pregnant and spend my time wishing for this baby to just come already. You know though what they say about good intentions lol. It has been a bit stressful this month and with Jon without the mobility he normaly has I just need to be able to move again. I am also battling a rotten cold/flu and being big, pregnant and sick really sucks. I want to get better and have a baby already! Hopefully I can be posting pics of a beautiful baby boy soon!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Not even for a pregnant woman.

you all know the jokes about pregnant women and food, especially anything involving pickles. I like pickles and I am pregnant but THIS I cant even Imagine.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Skyler did something he shouldnt, we sent him to time out.

Im not sure if he learned his lesson or not.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

What comes next.

I like to think that when we pass on from this life to the next a few things happen. Of course first you want to see your loved ones that have passed on before.

Then you get a question period where you get to ask all those questions that you have wondered about your whole life. Like what would it be like to experience life through the consciousness of a gold fish and do amoebas have feelings, that kind of stuff. Oh and about how we were created and how evidence of evolution really fits in to the plan of things. Hey with my new unlimited scientific knowledge maybe I can make that light speed travel device work that I planned when I was delivering flyers as a kid. *

Then I like to think that perhaps there is some kind of heavenly home theater where you sit in front of a big screen TV. (or maybe they have some sort of virtual interactive sort of thing. This is heaven, they have the best technology I am sure.) Then they hand you the remote and you get to watch any part of your life you want. (the fast forward button would be really handy for those dentist visits).

At this point you get to watch all the good stuff you want. See yourself as a 5 year old again. Relive all the fun times. Realize that when that lady in the SUV honked her horn it really was ME being the Jerk. ( you get the occasional surprise of course).

Most importantly I would like to see where all the places are that I lost my keys, or my bank cards are or what on earth happened to that second can of orange juice that I bought two weeks ago? How on earth did I lose those glasses? What did I do with the scriptures in that flowery red scripture case that dad gave me from salt lake city?

Gremlins people I think I would finally get to see the gremlins that did it all.

* I imagine that much to my dissappointment I would find out that this proccess would still take some time. I imagine God would still expect us to learn it ourselfes. Im sure he has some fantastic reference material though.

Friday, September 18, 2009

What will they think of next.

Yesterday Ryan was sad because one of his "light bulb cymbals" broke.

Yes you read that right. Light bulb cymbals. Unfortunately as far as being a percussion instrument they kind of lack the necessary structural integrity.

I swear they get these ideas all by themselves.


Lightbulb cymbals are like these, the ones with the handles that you bang together. Except instead it is two lightbulbs you bang together....

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Odds and ends from the Hill household.

Well I have not tried to boil eggs again yet but:

It is breakfast time and I am making Orange Julius after taking the blender out of the cubboard and taking it apart and washing it out. (Jon is making eggs benedict mmmmm).

Anyway I get the frozen OJ in the blender and pour the milk and water in. While I get the ice I look over and notice the liquid flowing steadily out the bottom of the blender. Jon is standing beside me and kindly says.

I think you forgot this:

yeah you know the part in the bottom that does the mixing and the holding in of ingredients.


phone rings

Me: Hello?

Jon: I am on my way home could you put some toast in the toaster and grab my ID tags for me I forgot them.

Me: I could come bring them to you?

Jon: You wouldnt have time I have to teach in an hour.

Me: Oh you cant have a twit tag when you are teaching?

(twit tag is a temporary tag with a big T that you get to wear when you dont have your ID)

Jon: Not when I gave a big speach in class yesterday about always having your ID on you.

I think he should have left it so he could be the demo of what NOT to do lol.


Ryan and Skyler are running circles around thehouse


Mom: Ryan stop running and screaming!

Ryan: Skyler is chasing me with the air pump so he can hit me! AAAAAAHHHHHH

Mom: He is not going to hit you he is just chasing you to get a reaction.

Skyler is still chasing while weilding the pump, I grab Ryan while he passes by. Skyler stands there and just looks at him.

Mom: See Ryan I told you he wasnt going to hit you.




Ryan has the floor puzzle out and has lost interest. Skyler is now playing in the pieces.

Mom: Breanna could you help Ryan clean up the puzzle?

Breanna: Mom at school Mrs F says that the person who made the mess cleans it up.

Mom: Well Mrs F makes the rules at school and I make the rules at home.

Breanna: Who makes the mess is who cleans it up EVERYWHERE.

Mom: Breanna help Ryan clean it up now

Breanna: She says that if you didnt make the mess you only have to help if your mom forces you so you are going to have to FORCE me.

She is not even 7 yet how is it that I feel like I already have a teenager? She didnt end up helping clean up. She went straight to her room. And went to bed nice and early. Im still the mom here.


Skyler has something against glasses. When he is around they break. Yesterday we lost 3.

One he dropped on the stairs

second one he left on the floor and it shatterd when breanna bumped it

Third one same as the last on but My sister was the one who accidentaly kicked it over.

Anyone sell indestructible glasses?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Egg Salad and the bun in the oven.

I have boiled eggs for egg salad twice this week. Both times I have had to throw a pot of boiling water down the sink because I forgot to put the eggs in when it was cold. Should I go for number 3 tomorrow?

On another note I am due to have a baby in 6 weeks plus 1 day. I had thought it would be really convenient to have the baby on thanksgiving weekend. That way Jon's sisters would be in town to see new baby and then with the holiday and weekends on either side Jon would only have to take 4 days off work to get 10 days off straight. That would be 4 weeks away. (Skyler was 1 week early so this one could be 2 right? lol)

It turns out thought due to a cosmic mix up (yes I will blame it on the stars) Jon has to go out of town the week before that and I am not sure I want to have a baby the day after he gets home when I am in that my husband has been out of town for 5 days and I am a basket case mode. Ugh so much for my careful planning.


Yes I do know I have no real control about when this baby is born. A girl can hope though right?

Oh and I had also set a goal this pregnancy to enjoy it and to try not to get to that sick of pregnancy point. Having the baby on thanksgiving was merely a matter of connivance.

*****Post Edit******

That last word was supposed to be convenience but due to a mistake with the spell checker it turned out wrong. But I thought that the end results were rather humorous.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Photo post.

Here is a photo challenge from KL using todays date to pick a photo so here it is the 10th photo from the 9th folder (today being the 10th day of the 9th month)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

The I wants.

Breanna: I want...(insert item of the moment here)

Dad: Breanna, you want everything.

Breanna: No I dont, Because if I wanted everything I would want a disgusting witch and I dont want a disgusting witch.

Dad: She's got a point there!

Monday, August 10, 2009

It all started as a lesson in science.

First Breanna asked me if we (people) were mammals. She proceeds to do the I told you so thing to Ryan. Then Ryan asked if Hoomans (I love it when he says that) are animals. I told him that yes they are. Then he wanted to know if that meant that Jesus was an animal.

I cant wait till I hear that he brought that one up in primary. Guess what my mommy told me!

Sunday, July 05, 2009

She gets it from her Aunt

Breanna wanted to wear her "high heels" today. They are a pair of black dress shoes with a bit of a heel we found them at a second hand store and they dont quite fit yet. She has not worn them really because they are not comfortable for her because they are still a little too large. Anyhow she put them on today and proudly exclaimed:

"mom! they dont hurt when I wear them anymore!"

I thought for a moment of the sacrifices of comfort girls will make for the sake of fashion. Me: I am kind of fashion negligent, I would make a great candidate for the show "What not to wear". As far as shoes go I appreciate them for their funcionality and while I can apprecieate a cute pair of shoes I dont really go all out for them. Which is why it came as a complete suprise to me when Breanna said to me next:

"Mom, dont you think the shoes really complete the dress?"

My tom-boy girl seems to have a bit of girly girl in after all. she dosent get it from me, but maybe I can learn from her one day?

Friday, June 26, 2009

Face Paint?

Today I was about to blog again (I know two days in a row its a miracle!). That is when I realized that Skyler was still in the kitchen and there was un attended cherries in the kitchen. Needless to say i found a cherry faced little boy. I was just setting up to take a picture of my cherry faced cherub when Ryan bounded down the stairs and announced: "I painted my face!"

and with no further ado here they are:

My cherry boys!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Hill House Happenings

  • Today is the second last day of school for the year witch I'm not sure if that will make my life easier because we can say good bye to some of the routine or harder because the kids are around all the time and they have no routine. We will be spending much time running out energy at the park this year.

  • Today is also the second last day of Jon being gone for his one long work trip of the year. Which means day 11 of 12 days with out dad. The boys are OFF THE WALL. Which I think is a combination of a few things: they miss their dad, Ryan has not had preschool for pretty much the whole two weeks Jon has been gone and that is a change in routine for him and one last factor which brings me to my next point.

  • THIS HAS BEEN THE 11 LONGEST DAYS OF THE YEAR!!!!! Literally on June 21 the sun rose at 5:04 am and set at 10:07 pm giving use 17 hours 3 minutes and 8 seconds of daytime. this does interesting things to young children's sleep patterns. We all know what happens to children with weird sleep patterns.

  • I have a pile of dirt sitting in the middle of the living room, it is staring at me, I swear I can hear it say "sweep me up heather sweep me up" I am ignoring it while I blog.

  • I will be adding the townhouse complex that I live in to my work load. It will be in addition to the fifteen apartment units I already take care of. While I know I cant do both on my own it is OK. Jon's substitute paper delivering has dwindled to very little recently so we are going to let that go and Jon will be helping me with the work here. I cant wait to train him to fill out the rent records and take over the paperwork for me, YAY. (he is way better at organization then I am anyway)

  • I finally bought plants for my front flowerbed last week. I finally planted them today in the hopes that they are not dead and a good watering will resurrect them. Otherwise people are going to wonder why I planted a bunch of dead plants this morning. Why did I even bother?

  • I transplanted my chives to make room for the other plants, I may have killed that too, although my tomato plants seem to be doing OK.
  • I am 23 weeks pregnant this Saturday with boy number 3, I don't think I have even told my blog that. I think everyone knows now, I hope my blog forgives me for keeping it out of the loop. Breanna (while I know she was hoping for a sister) seems to be dealing well with the fact she will be big sister to 3 younger brothers.
  • I think I am going to have lunch now. Well maybe I will sweep up the dirt pile first.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

It is all just sauce on the wall

There is a glorious mess in the dining area. spagetti noodles all over the table and benches, a pile of spagetti on the floor nesting in a puddle of milk and splatters of spagetti sauce all over the wall, I have no clean cloths to clean up the mess and it is warm and muggy in my house, do you suppose if I just closed my eyes long enough it will all go away?

p.s. Never leave the children in the dining room on their own to eat spagetti while you veg on the couch. It just isnt worth it.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Mommas loosing her marbles and Skyler is helping.

I have been known to talk in my sleep from time to time. It is usually when I am sleeping lightly enough that I wake myself up when doing it. What I think I have said is rarely what Jon remembers me saying. If I think I have said something semi coherent Jon heard something completely ridiculous.

Jon and I went to bed just after midnight last night (a late night for us) Skyler woke up and was crying so I brought him in with us. I began to fall asleep and have those mind wandering dreams you usually have as you drift off. Well people kept talking to me in my dreams and I kept answering them. Then finally I don't know if it was an awareness that I was talking gibberish or if something funny happened in a dream but I was laughing. Not just a giggle but a full blown my sides hurt and I cant stop laugh. Jon was annoyed because he is trying to sleep I'm trying not to wake Skyler up but seriously I don't know what came over me, I still laugh when I think about it. It took a while for the after giggles to die down.


I came home this morning from dropping Breanna off at school and went up stairs to make a couple phone calls, for a moment I couldn't see or hear Skyler and had this momentary irrational fear that I had left him in the van. Then I heard him in the kitchen. I walked in to find him with both hands wrist deep in the margarine tub.


I walked outside the front door for a second today and closed the front door behind me. When I went to go back in a moment later I found the front door locked. Courtesy of Skyler.

I walked around back and tried to get him to open the back patio door which he has no problems doing when he wants to take a walk in the fresh snow with no diaper or pants on his bottom, like he did this morning. So he makes a half hearted effort to unlock the door and then tries futility to open the door and gives up and goes back to playing with his boat.

I try the front door again. (even though I knew it would not help)

Then I tried the front window which was unlocked. Yeah don't bother trying to climb through a window less then two feet across when you are even a little pregnant. I am sure some of my neighbours had a lovely view of my bottom half hanging out the front of my house.

I went around back and as I was pondering the acrobatics required to get my self through the slightly larger but higher up window in the back I decided to try one last time to get Skyler to let me in.

Turns out the secret is to not try go get him to let you in but to tell him to come out side, suddenly he had so much more motivation.

(did I mention it was wet and snowing outside and I had no jacket?)


Monday, May 11, 2009

An outing to the park or a mothers day sampler.

So Skyler had a cold and while we kept him home to avoid spreading it to the whole nursery we needed to get the kids out so we went on a family walk to the park. (wich we wouldnt normaly do on a sunday but sometimes you just hafta get out of the house!)

I dont know if you have watched the trailer for the new "Night at the museum" movie but this is Ryan's "gong show" "Fire Powa"

Breanna was too scared to do these monkey bars when we were watching because they were "too high" of course when you turn your back what happens?

I have titled this picture "Deceptively Serene" Man I love these kids.

Friday, April 10, 2009

A romantic in the making.

The other night Skyler decided that rather then sleep from his bed time till morning he only needed a nap. I found myself watching the movie "Made of Honor".

I floated in and out of sleep trying to make sure he didnt destroy anything or you know, him self. After a failed attempt at taking him upstairs to bed with me I finished watching the movie. I was reasonably annoyed that it was approaching midnight and I was not in bed.

As the couple finally gets together and gets married The man officiating at the wedding announces: "you may kiss the bride" and you know it finishes with the typical romantic kiss. At this point the little boy whom I love but am not impressed with walks over to me, wraps his arm around my neck and kisses me oh so sweetley. Now how am I supposed to be annoyed with that?

Of course I told Jon later that his son was a little romantic and he promised me he would break him of it before he gets older :(

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

You do the math.

A month or so ago I went to the doctors office to get a sick note for Jon the cost of the note was 10 dollars plus 50 cents for GST I only had a 10 on me, the receptionist told me not to worry about the 50 cents at the time.

Yesterday we got a bill from the clinic for 50 cents.

How much did they pay to mail it? 54 cents.

Jon says we should mail them a cheque for 50 cents.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Not so omnipotent me

One day I was hanging with the girlfriends and confessed soemthing that I was afraid of happenig but was always afraid to admit lest I cause it to happen. My friend said to me: Heather you dont have that kind of power.

I felt so relieved that admitting my fears would not cause them to happen.

Today was thinking about spring and what I wanted to say on my facebook status. Then I thought, what if I jinx it and we get snowed on again. My friends words came back to me: Heather you dont have that kind of power.

It feels good to be small.

Friday, March 20, 2009

On a first name basis

(looking at pictures)

Mom: Who is this Skyler?

Skyler: Banna

Mom: Who is this?

Skyler: Baby (him of course)

Mom: Who is this? (looking at a picture of dad)

Skyler: Dats Jon.


(picking dad up from work. dad walks out on one of the cat-walks at Canada Place)

Breanna: HI DAD

Ryan: HI DAD

Skyler: HI JON!


(in the kitchen)

Mom: Skyler who is this? (points at dad)

Skyler: Jon

Mom: Its Daddy!

Skyler: No its JON


(looking for dad)

Skyler: Jon were are you Jon

(mom walks up the stairs after him)

Skyler: MOMMY

Mom: what?

Skyler: I LOST JON!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 style?

Crusing after playing dress up. He seriously coasts across the floor in this dump truck every day. Yes he is in a witch costume and yes it is a dress.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Breanna Said:

"Im so bored, I feel like a plant!"


Ryan's favourite past time since moving somewhere with laminate floors.
(sorry for the blury photo)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Pulling from the archives.

*I have not blogged in a while so I found this one in the archives that I had not published.

So the other night I found Breanna (when she was supposed to be in bed) lying on the floor by the light of the bathroom, stuffed toy in her arms and book in her hand. The conversation went something like this.

Mom: Breanna go to bed please....

Breanna go to bed now....

Breanna: asleep...

Mom: Breanna you have till the count of five...1...2...3...4...5

(for the record I could toltaly tell that she had been reading her book and was not asleep at all there was no doubt about it.)

So I pick her up and plop her in bed, not roughly but not as gently as I would have if I actually thought she was sleeping.


Me: Breanna I know you werent sleeping.

Breanna: yes I was..

Me: Then why were you on the floor in the hall.

Breanna: I fell out of bed.

yeah chances are if she fell on the bed she would have woke up crying or at the very least woke up to climb back in bed, not some how land 5 feet away from her bed in the hall in the perfect position to read by the light of the bathroom.

So she continues to insist that she did indeed fall out of the bed and was indeed telling the truth and gets upset that I do not believe her. As I leave the room she drops this one on me...

"Heavenly Father knows Im telling you the truth"

Seriously how do you respond to that?!?!?!? I just said goodnight and went down stairs.

*Breanna did admit later to her little fib. we talked and it is all good.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

I am sure there are other things I could or should be blogging about but since I am sick and miserable I will just say this:

Today I walked around the corner and found my daughter reading a book silently to herself and I cant get over how supremley cool that is. My kid can read. Literacy is a wonderful thing.

Monday, January 05, 2009

A smattering of Photographs

Skyler is my little mischeif maker he is always getting into something or other.

Ryan does not believe in making regular smiling faces for a picture. ( his lens fell out of his glasses due to a lost screw. thus the lack of glasses and the cross eyed look)

I cant get over how grown up this kid is getting, she will be 7 this september at that blows me away.

The kids favourite place to sit and watch a movie.

Space boy Ryan at the Telus world of Science

The lego sculptures are super cool, the picture does not do this one justice. It was 3 dimensional, lit from the inside and really looked like a lego man escaping from the lego box.

Breanna posing with the lego.

Hey it is almost a normal smiling picture! I think he was probably just laughing at me when it was taken. The whole world is a joke to that kid.

I photoshopped Skyler's broken tooth out of this one. We will see thursday if the dentist thinks he can make the broken tooth look like the one in the picture :)

Breanna with her newest cousin Joryn. What a couple cuties!