Archive for January, 2010

What was I Thinking?

Usually I consider myself a fairly smart person. Usually. Today … not so much! I don’t know what I was thinking, but I decided to prime the table and chairs with Nicholas as my little helper. He’s 3 with the attention span of a newt. I gave him an itty bitty paintbrush and let him loose. He had a blast! It was actually pretty cute. Needless to say the furniture is now primed. So is Nicholas, my kitchen floor, me… I cleaned up so much paint today it isn’t funny.


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The Nosebleed

Poor Natalie, last night she woke up in the middle of the night with a wicked nosebleed. Being the sweet little girl that she is she tried to take care of it by herself, but couldn’t. It wound up taking us about an hour to stop the bleeding and get her back to sleep. Not an hour later the poor thing was up with a nightmare. I wound up just crashing in her bed for the rest of the night. She slept in this morning and went into school late.

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He knows not what he says…

Nicholas is a parrot. He repeats everything, and not always right away, sometimes it’s weeks later.
Tonight we were upstairs cleaning his room and he looks up at me and pit of the blue he exclaims “Your mother is a twit.” I was like “pardon me?” He repeats the statement, followed by a little giggle. Turns out he heard it from the movie “Matilda”
Mental note: be extra careful with what he watches. I think it’s just Dora and Barney from now on!

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Little Blessings :: My Husband

I am so incredibly lucky, I married such a wonderful man. He is kind, loving, thoughtful and good looking to boot. He tells me daily that I am beautiful and that he love me. He makes the bed, cleans, and helps with dishes. When he knows I have had a stressful day with the kids, he’ll send me out for coffee, so I can have some peace and quiet. I know he would do anything for me. He is a wonderful father, fantastic husband, and my best friend.

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Are We Out of our MINDS?!

We are contemplating a kitchen reno. Not a full fledged pull everything out reno, mind you, but still a fairly large scale face lift. We’re looking at a new ceramic floor, paint, refinishing the table and chairs, new lighting, and decorative backsplash. The reason I am doubting my sanity is because we are considering doing all the work ourselves. HMMM… Considering that we are polar opposites in almost every way, it could be a recipe for disaster. Add to that we are both impossibly stubborn.  I have a marriage counselor on speed dial, should the need arise!

We went to Lowes yesterday and what started as a quick trip turned into a 2 hour marathon, trying to decide on the perfect tile combination (did  I mention we are polar opposites?) Seriously what I love he hates and vice versa! We did manage to find a combination that we both liked that won’t totally break the bank. Now we are researching the best way to go about tearing out the tiles and lino we currently have. We are also sifting through a mountain of paint chips, contemplating which shade of cream will best match the cupboards.

It should be an interesting ride, that’s for sure!

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Shopping Experience…

Lately shopping with Nicholas has become an adventure. I never know what will happen!
Yesterday we ventured out to Home Outfitters to look at duvets. Nicholas was happy, but energetic. As I tried to make sense of the vast selection, he tried to be helpful by selecting various styles, colours and sizes of sheets he thought we should buy. After what seemed like an eternity, not only to me but to everyone else in the store, I decided on a synthetic gel filled duvet, which we love! Nicholas then helped me pick out some pillows, and of course a little shovel for him.

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Energizer Bunny

I would love to know where Nicholas gets his energy. He seriously never stops. We played all day yesterday, he had swimming lessons (which he cried right through) came home for dinner and a bath, then off to bed … or so I thought. He was up and down, and up and down. I caught him playing hockey with pocket change on the floor in his room. WTH? I took all the toys away and put him back to bed but by this time he way totally wired for sound. I lay down with him for a few minutes, and he chatted non-stop. Really. NON STOP! I left the room and closed the door. I did hear a bit more rustling around, but shortly thereafter he conked out. If only I could have a fraction of his energy, a small percentage, that’s all I need!

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