Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The boys enjoying their ValenTIMES treats from preschool and daycare. They also had a little party at daycare and Lainey and I went and joined in the fun. Since it was sunny that Friday we had the party outside, the kids loved it, but it was chilly!
Before I forget, R nicely shared all his Preschool treats with K, and I thought that was very loving!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Let us not become weary in doing good,
for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
There is a lot going on here, and a lot going on in my entire life (especially emotionally). So I am feeling weary. Not quite sure how to turn that corner. I have struggled on and off with depression/anxiety, especially associated with the whole pregnancy experience, times 3. That makes almost 5 years of struggling on and off to get out of bed, to get out of the shower and to get out of the house.
I guess what I am trying to say is that I love my kids, but often feel like I am not doing my best for them and this makes me sad. I want to have energy and patience and all that is not springing out of me joyfully on a daily basis. This is not a rant or complaint, just a reminder to myself that I am not sufficient. I must get my strength from God. Time to switch gears.
I have read in a few different places recently the phrase "do you really believe it?". I think that is the main issue here, I know things but I don't live like I really believe them. That is my new charge for myself, memorize and live out those things I am reading.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are sons born in one's youth.
Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their enemies in the gate.
I guess this is for me. I memorized this when I was expecting R, it came to mind, and boy do I feel like we have a house (or a quiver) full of kids.
So I plan to refresh my memory on this one, and live like I am blessed.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Ok I have a theory about many things... but this particular theory goes something like this: no matter what you do with a baby, they are going to reach their milestones when they reach their milestones. A lot of this baby stuff is really up to them. Of course it does depend on personality, the environment and all that too. But really they are the little bosses.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Nana and Grandad have a Wii. A and I discussed getting one this past Christmas, but decided the kids aren't quite big enough yet and there will be plenty of time to buy that sort of thing later. Well, I still think they are a bit young, especially K and L, but it is really fun to play on that thing! Above L is engaging in non electronic past times, namely destroying the boys puzzles.
R favorite is boxing and baseball, and he is really good at bowling too! He doesn't really know that any of these games exist in real life and laughs when we tell him that. Here he is bowling a "home run", no honey it's a strike. Whatever.
K doesn't really have a clue what to do, and to top it off he is (likely) left handed so it is hard to help him even.
Here R is helping his little brother, too cute.
And here are the prize fighters in action. The video of this is really hilarious!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
He has a halo of curls, Daddy won't let me cut his hair at the moment and really it suits him!
He has the most lovely eyes, just like his Papa K.
He is obsessed with trains, but Thomas isn't nearly as important as James. It used to be Percy but now it's James. He often sleeps with James. He told everyone he was having a James party not a Thomas the Tank Engine party.
He has a flair for the dramatic. He often enters a room with a jump saying "Ta da, here I am!". He cries terribly when he gets bumped by his brother but always says "dats ok" even as he still has tears running down his cheeks.
He has his own ideas about everything, he will only follow his brothers leading if he wants to, and only for a time then he will make his own thing up and go a different way. This makes R crazy, haha.
He talks himself to sleep. Chats away at full volume, or sings to himself. Good thing R is a sound sleeper.
The only thing he wanted for his birthday was to go swimming as we went in a pool at the hotel a few weeks ago and he thought that was the best thing ever! So today we played trains, went to MickeyD's and went swimming at the new pool near us, he loved it! So easy to please.
His favorite gift was, hands down the Thomas and Friends "bolder set" as this used to be his favorite Thomas movie. He also liked his music set (particularly the drum sticks), his Thomas puzzle, his Thomas videos, his Hockey jersey, his Diego submarine, his Buzz Lightyear, his Diego poncho, his bike horn and his new shirt.
I am including some pics of his party and of the actual birthday. Cousin A is the one in the red dress! The baby didn't get much partying in (she had a nap, whistles and all), so she isn't pictured. And a lot nicer pics than mine were taken thanks to uncle G and Auntie L and their fancy digital SLR's. We seem to have a lot of family members with fancy cameras, now I just need to figure out how to get the pics from them!
For the James party we coloured pictures, had lunch (sandwiches, fruit and veggies), played ring toss into top hats, made fruitloop necklaces with whistles on them (I knew it was crazy, but this should have been the last thing we did then it wouldn't have been so bad!), made train shaped cookies with red sprinkles (James cookies), and had the fabulous cake made by G, then opened presents.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Although I never complain when the overtime cheque gets deposited... I usually always find a reason to complain about Daddy working an extra shift and therefore depriving me of a "day off".