Wednesday, October 13, 2010

And the pink continues.... Tym's room is painted, including window trim and door. Closet organizer installed. We will be getting her a new dresser this weekend that will match her room. Next will be a new bed cover and curtains. The fairy stickers will be coming in a couple weeks.

We had a good Thanksgiving weekend. Busy though - as we started night weaning Lake. Friday night Tym slept at Sophie's and I crashed at Emily's. Meag and Lake has an OK night - but they were awake super early and didn't go back to sleep. Saturday night Tym and I went and slept at Auntie Pepe's and came home at 6AM. They had been up since 2AM. Sunday night Tym and I crashed at Emily's and went home at 6 and they had been awake since 3:30.
Monday night Tym and I stayed there, and Meag decided to get off the ball for getting him to sleep as well. There was a little crying - but more sleeping and he stayed asleep until 6. last night he slept much better from 9:30-3:30 without waking, and Meag grabbed him out of bed at 6:45 to go to Ashleigh's. We shall see how the rest of the week goes, but it looks good so far.

Monday we went to Beth and Jesse's. Meag helped Beth with putting down laminate while Jesse and I took the kids to the pumpkin patch. We enjoyed the last Thanksgiving they will be living here as Jesse got a new job in Toronto and they will be moving in a month. Good for them, but we sure are going to miss them.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Flower Girl Pink

Flower girl pink is the Pink Tym chose for her room. Wow, it sure will be - pink! At least it's a lighter shade of pink.

This weekend was busy as always - Friday night Meag took off for a Dragonboat festival in Coburg on Saturday - which her boats did #1 and #3!! However the rest of the races got cancelled due to very poor weather and boats tipping over! I had a great Saturday with the kidlets - Andrea and the kids came to play in the AM and we went swimming, made pizza and watched a movie.

Sunday we started demo on Tym's room - 2 coats of primer are on the walls. Now it's time to put the pink up, which we will probably do on Sunday. She's going to love it!

Meag's working a fair bit this week, but hopefully things will start to settle down a bit for us now that Dragobboating is pretty much done.

On another note - Tym had her first Choir practice last Wednesday, and LOVES it. It's going to be great to see her thrive with that.

Monday, September 20, 2010


It's that time of year where the lists start... Xmas list, food list, birthday list...

Since one of the big stores is having some good sales this week I started making lists for the kids for Christmas... Which had Meag wincing. Where are we going to put all this stuff? So yesterday we spent moving and purging. Summer clothes - out, old toys - out. Other toys put out to play with so we can see them. And some room made for new ones coming in. I changed the living room around a little bit so we could put Lake's train on the floor, however we are not sold on the placement... We shall see.

But I dropped 2 huge bags of for donation, 3 bags at Boomerang and gave 1 bag of boy things to Sarah. The house does feel lighter, just in time for me to start Xmas shopping!

We have also started plans for Halloween and I have to think about Lake's birthday party as well.... How time flies!

This weekend Meag is at Dragonboating races from Friday after supper until Early Sunday morning - anyone want to play? ( I will have no car ).

Friday, September 17, 2010

Flying Fairies

I shall be playing tooth fairy again this evening - Tym lost one of her front teeth - pictures to follow soon. Apparently she was quite excited and poking at it.

On another fairy note. Tym has decided she would like the paint over her ocean room and have fairies on her walls. The Kilz has been bought, along with stick on fairies and a huge castle (waiting on delivery from the States) - we have to pick the color of pink or purple to splash up on the walls... We want to get it done before our floors upstairs get done so we don't have to worry about being to careful!

This weekend is shaping up to be a busy one. Potential swimming tonight after supper, with Meag heading out to do some massages. Meag works all day tomorrow and we have some play dates set. Sunday I am sure cleaning and groceries will take some time... We shall see!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sing it baby!

So in July I faxed Tym's choir application in. Apparently they never got it, as when they went to register in person last week, after 3 hours of registration being open - Tym was on the waiting list.

Now ensue panic! The only thing she wanted to do this year was sing. She wanted singing lessons - one on one. We were able to convice her that choir with kids her age would be awesome, after all at the end of the year they tour the schools and sing for their class! There was no way we could do 25$/hour for singing lessons - Choir is much more affordable and much more fun. We also dropped the ball on swimming this term and registered her late and she was on the waiting list for that as well, and is not in swim class...

Anyway, so I called after they went to register and found out they did not get our faxed copy. BOO!! So we had to wait - keeping in mind it starts next week, and almost all other kids programs are totally full.

I called today and bless this lovely administrator lady - she said sure, of course she could join since she has her heart set on it. YAY!!! So next Wednesday Tym gets to go to Choir and sing her heart out.

I don't feel like such a bad mom after all.... It's ok if she misses swim class for a couple months - means we are forced to go swimming as a family. And she is registered in something that she will love :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Finally!! I've uploaded pictures of the summer!

Seems like we had a good time :)

Last night I took the kids to Rainbow Families - which is a group for Queer parents. It was awesome. There were care providers there for the little ones, and others for the bigger kids, to do crafts and stuff. Lake surprised me most of all - he was in there like a dirty shirt. The setup was awesome, with the adult meeting room right next to the play room, Lake came in 3 times but was totally content in the play room, and even gave one of the ladies a hug as he left! We will definitely be going back next month! Even if it meant a late bedtime for them.

Tym is enjoying her first week of school. Yesterday they were on the bus for an extra 45 minutes because 5 wrongs kids were on it, so they had to wait for the other bus - but she seemed to have fun regardless :) One of her top teeth is going to fall out in the next day or 2... I am sure in time for school pictures!

Monday, September 13, 2010

Where did the summer go????

So Tym is at school right now - her first day back. She was so very excited!

I have no idea where the past 6 weeks have gone.... Well I do - we've been very busy.

We spent a night at Sandra's cottage - the kids had a blast! It was great to relax a bit.

I went to NS with Lake on short notice the next day- my gramma had a heart attack and died, so we home for the funeral. Tym and Meag had a great week at home during that time.

Tym had a soccer tournament the day we came back and had fun with that, she ended up playing quite well when she wants to - other than that she still likes looking at the clouds and grass.

Tym is getting over her first case of tonsilitis - which meant we couldn't stay over for Justine and Jubilee's wedding on the 4th. But the wedding was awesome - the kids were almost as beautiful as the brides!

Meag had a dragonboat festival last weekend - it was good for her to get back on the water.

Tym has started getting her 6 year molars - the bottoms are almost in. Lake had 3 teeth come in last week, we are still working on those - only 1 more bottom tooth to come before the 2 year molars start.... Oye I can't wait until the teething in the house is done!

I am sure more things have happened, but I have to get back to work - being the busiest week and all.

I have lots of pictures to upload which I will later this week!