Sunday, December 05, 2010

There's an app for that

*or random post from biggest blogging slacker in the universe.

"Jon if you gave me an i pad for Christmas I think I would probably actually be mad at you because you would have had to rob a bank or something to afford it and I dont want to have you in jail for the next couple of years."

"yes dear but Im sure there is a really cool app you can get that would help you count down the days till I got out!"


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

just for fun

Just a few pictures of the kids. A picture of Breanna and the lovley lady she is turning in to. Skyler being a typical boy, dirty legs, a stick and some bark, who needs expensive toys? A typical moment between Ryan and Lane.
Ryan adores this kid like there is no tomorow. He is always playing with him or making him laugh. Or in this case putting something funny on his head and then jumping into the shot when I take a picture of it. Oh and notice Ryan's Knee? There goes the knees in yet another pair of pants.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Dear Lane

So Lane lets talk about this moving thing.

As you know I was a little less then impressed when you started rolling over at 3 months old and even less enthused when you started rolling the other way just 2 weeks after that. I also distinctly remember that feeling of dread when at the tender age of 5 months old you got your self going and pushed your self all the way across the living room floor. Dont you know that you could have waited another 2 months and been well within range of meeting your devlopmental milestones on time?

That being said what is done is done. I accept that you are a mover and a doer and that you will try to put every tiny little thing you can see in your mouth. I have decided though that you can start crawling on your hands and knees. I know you are super efficent at your little "army crawl" but I am afraid you are going to wear out chests of all your onsies and shirts. So go ahead and crawl for real, have at it.

Oh but there is one last thing, under no circumstances are you alowed to figure out how to climb up the step and get out of the sunken living room. That is not negotiable.

Love Mom.

Monday, June 07, 2010

I asked the kids today who they loved most in the whole wide world.

Ryans favourite people

1. Lane
2. Dad
3. Mom
4. Breanna
5. Lane again

Why not Skyler? Because he is to crazy.

Breanna's Favourite People.

all of us the same.

Skyler's Favouite People.

1. Lane
2. Dad
3. Mom
4. The TV
5. The Wall.

Although I came behind Dad from both the boys I am just happy Skyler loves me more then the TV and the wall.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Gratuitious Breanna Shot.

I have not posted a pic of Bug for a while so I just found one to throw out there. Taken on Jon's phone this is Breanna at her first Oilers game, she went with Dad and Grandpa. To top it all off she got to see her first oilers game in the skybox!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hooo are you looking at?

p.s. do you know how hard it is to lock focus on a baby who insists on crawling toward the camera?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Today Ryan is having surgery on his eyes so he wont do this anymore. Im happy for him but it will be different. We were taking family pictures once and we kept getting glare off his glasses, we thought of taking his lenses out so we still had the look of the glasses without the glare. The problem was that as soon as you took the lenses away his eyes went cross eyed. I think in the end we just dealt with a little glare.

I love this picutre, so Ryan. We wont be getting them quite like this after today though!

Thursday, April 08, 2010


Skyler is possessive of his boogers. If you wipe them away he tells you to put them back. He has even been known to take them from you and try to put them back in his nose himself.

Well he just came up to me with his fingers on his nose asking me "can you get it out" Uh oh. We ll I did what any mother would do, got a kleenex, plugged the other side and said "blow" he did and out shot a pea sized slimy piece of pink play dough. What did he say? "PUT IT BACK!"

p.s. by the way when he wants his boogers back I just say ok and wipe his nose again, that way I get anything I missed the first time and he thinks he is getting his boogers back. It's win win!

p.p.s the other day he came up to me and said there was a necklace in his nose, just then a teeny chain fell out. I really hope this is not the start of a nose stuffing epidemic.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Lane 5 months

- you started rolling tummy to back at about 3 months old, I thought it was a fluke the first time but when I put you back you did it again!
-you rolled back to tummy about two or 3 weeks after that
-in the last month you have started to interact with toys and grab at the toy bar on your bouncy chair, you try to put everything in to your mouth.
-you have started to push your self across the floor with your legs, between that and the rolling thing you are all over the place.
-Ryan is still your biggest fan. He is slowly learning he does not have to touch you all the time especially when you are sleeping!
-You have even learned to play fight with your brother, oh ok so we pretend for his benefit, dont worry you are the baby so you always win, and besides Ryan adores you too much to be rough with you.
-Whenever we get you to sing Skinamarinky dinky dink to Ryan he runs and hides so we cant point at him and when we do he giggles which always makes you smile. You love to be smiled at.
-You are a champion at spit-up but still not as bad as your big sister.
-You love sleeping in your baby swing, you have gon through more then your fair share of batteries in it.
-You are a joy to have and we all love you!

Reasons Why Ryan is Scared of Mice

  • They run so fast
  • They are brown
  • Their faces are really creepy

Monday, February 22, 2010

Our Little Lane

I really love this kid! He is such a great presence to have in our house. He is almost 4 months old and getting more mature by the day. He can roll over both ways now so my days of having a mostly stationary baby are coming to an end. Although once he figured out how to roll back to tummy he has not done so much of the tummy to back.

Just wait though pretty soon he will figure out that he can get places doing the rolling thing. Im sure crawling wont be too far behind either.

Another thing about this baby is that he seems to be in competition with Breanna for epic puker of the century. We have to wash a lot of baby blankets here. Oh well its all part of the Joy of having a baby in the house which I Love!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Languange Lesson

I have a prize for anyone who can guess what this means. Skyler came up to me today and said: "my feets green" anyone? anyone?

Ok I will tell you. What he really means is that he was climbing on the dryer when he was not supposed to and knocked the laundry detergent off causing it to spill onto a pile of clean laundry and it got on his foot.

I might have another prize for any one who might be able to tell me how many cycles of the washer it will take to rinse all the laundry!

(ok I know if I actually had the laundry folded and put away instead of a pile in front of the dryer this would be a much easier clean up.)

Monday, February 01, 2010


It is February first already! I read a blog this morning with a back yard picture and it inspired me to post a picture of my back yard in all its winter glory. For such a teeny tiny yard it is sure holding a lot of snow right now. I like to think that Febuary is the beginging of the downward slope of winter. Things will start warming up in march right? Please?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


Back in november I quit my managing job, they have finaly found a replacement and I am finished as of this week.

I couldnt handle it, I think at another time in my life and with the proper medication, (just kidding, except not really) I could have done it but right now I just cant.

So right now I am feeling anxious and a little (or a lot) stressed out trying to finish everything that I should have had done a long time ago before I pass everything on to the new girl. She seems good and competent and I think that she will be able to do better then I did.

I have quite the range of mixed emotions over this. I feel bad for quitting, I wish I could have handled it better, if the year had gone differently for me I would not be where I am now. I wish I could have sucked it up and kept going and I could feel like I overcame something rather then giving up. I feel like I let people down. The money was good and it could have helped us get into a house a lot sooner.

On the other hand I am looking forward to not having the stress of a job that I cant leave at work, one that comes home with me every day because that is where it is. Im looking forward on concentrating on my own family and life and being able to get that where I want to be. I am happy that I will have less phone messages to check YAY, Im tired of phones and messages.

So here is to a new year with some unexpected changes, perhaps some different employment for me (give me a few months to decide on that one though) and some time spent with my family.

For now though I will just concentrate on breathing and putting one foot in front of another.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Today my daughter wished out loud she had a roll of duct tape. Why would a 7 year old need duct tape you might ask? Well I wanted to know too, so I asked her.

So she could tape her brothers mouth shut.

I didnt know wether to laugh or ground her for life. And to think, one day she will be a teenager.

Im in so much trouble.

Monday, January 04, 2010

A case of the Yahyahs

Skyler has an interesting speach impediment. I call it the Yahyahs. Well I dont know if it really qualifies as an impediment as much as an amusing quirk. When he uses certian vowel sounds he likes to elongate the sound and add a yah sound.

The kids like to be sung to every night. Ryan always picks "Tell me the stories of Jesus" so after I sing to Ryan Skyler likes me to sing "Jesus" to him too. Skyler has started to sing along with me when I do this. So it goes.

"Tell me the stories of Jesus, I long to heyahyahyear..."

or when he feels wronged he will exclaim:

"No Fayahyahyair!"

Added to the fact he also has the cutest gruff quality to his voice it is really cute.


Brotherly love.

Ryan can be quite protective of his little brother. One sunday we were trying to get out of the crowded halls at church. I had Lane in his carseat by the wall, beside him were a couple kids who were bumping into each other. Ryan was hovering over Lane when he saw them bump into the car seat.

"There's a real baby in here and you bumped him!"

He was so concerned. Of all the kids Ryan is the most taken with him. He is always hugging, kissing, touching loving. For the most part it is endearing but sometimes I just wish he didnt have to touch him to love him.

So if you see us out with the car seat somewhere, just remember there is a real baby in there!