Tuesday, June 28, 2011

On a roll!

Or maybe....verbal diarrhea? I've been so silent, I've just got to get it out!

Now, this, this here, is what stops me from blogging. While doing this I forgot to try to stop this!

Those little brown things right there? Those would be the chocolate chips that Rhys spread ALL OVER my main floor. Nice! Okay, truthfully, I totally gave him a bowl of chocolate chips for a snack. Dummy! (That would be all me...woops!)

At one point today, this main floor looked, I dare say, tidy. Hmmm...

And there he is, the man of the hour! A great big thank you my delightful child Elijah (as he so innocently looks up from his Cars video game I sat him down with - another bad parenting moment). I feel so guilty. See Rhys with him little bum up in the air. Fast asleep he is! Um...nap time? Another oopsie! Poor thing! They are so neglected. :(

I guess I had better get out my broom.

Colby is 7!

FYI this is the third post! Check out the other ones I posted too!

As of the beginning of May! Still, better late than never!

Sadly, it wasn't a very nice day outside so we did a mad scientist party inside! We had fun science experiments (cornstarch and water, vinegar and baking soda, etc) and had each of the kids dress up in lab coats (men's undershirts cut down the middle), goggles, and rubber gloves. It was great. They made their own icing and decorated their own crazy cupcakes. It was so fun!

Now as for poor Rhys' second birthday? I forgot to take pictures! I know, I know, I'm an AWFUL mother!!! I still love him though! I just keep telling myself that he isn't quite old enough to remember anyway! Guilty conscience anyone?

Fun in the sun

Blog post #2 of the day! Okay, maybe I'm trying to catch up just a little...

I was just informed on 4u2c TV ;) that there is an impressive new waterpark in Brooks! I think that is super exciting! The Brooks waterpark was a little less than stellar. Unfortunately, we don't live in Brooks though! We live out here in Moose Jaw.

Luckily, Moose Jaw as a beautiful park in the center of the city called Crescent Park. It's supposed to be a similar idea to Central Park in NY (obviously on a MUCH smaller scale!) It is fabulous though. It has a great little water park, attached to a playground, attached to a free little paddling pool for the little ones, attached to a big outdoor pool (not free but still fun!). It's so great to go and relax there. There is also a little "river" with ducks, the gorgeous Moose Jaw public library is in there, there is an outdoor theater area, a tennis club, a lawn bowling club, a beautiful fountain, walking trails, a museum, an art gallery, a YMCA gym...I LOVE Crescent Park. Anyway, we love to go strolling through the trees and playing at the water park! The kids have such a fun time! Yay for summer and warm weather! I know we'll be hanging out here all summer long!

Starting Fresh

I have recently decided that instead of trying to "catch up" on blogging, I'm simply going to start fresh. Here we go!

For so many years, our trusty gold 1993 Toyota Camry Wagon was so kind to us. There was never a need for too much work to be done on it and it never broke down. It was a gem. It was also.....ugly! Kaye, being the one without the 4 kids to haul around, got to be the one to drive our delightful wagon.

When we moved to Saskatchewan, we were required to get an inspection done on our vehicles to have them insured. To my dismay, after getting the inspection done on our wagon, we required $3000 worth of work to be done on it. Not likely! For a poor car that isn't even worth that fixed up? Sadly, I had to give in to Kaye's pleading for a shiny new car.

TA DA!! Being that Kaye is an abnormally tall person with ridiculously long legs, we were a little limited to the type of car that we would buy. Luckily, we pulled into the Toyota dealership one sunny day and found this little beauty.

It's a 2009 Toyota Matrix. AND...he's got a whole 2-3 inches of head room! It's great. Kaye loves it. He doesn't feel like an old lady driving his car around any more!

Sadly, Kaye is SO proud of his dandy new car that he takes to stupid thing to the car wash at least once a week. He has also completely forgotten to take care of my van. Yes, it's getting old and isn't as shiny as his, but it still needs love! Oh well. At least Kaye is happy...and we can feel like we are a little more with the times instead of driving around in a fancy 1993 wagon!