Saturday, May 29, 2010

Looks like we skipped Spring!

So the past week has been 30+ degrees!  Scorching!  Poor kids and my poor Mom trying to keep them entertained.  So I bought a blow up pool and a new climb structure to add to the play house and smaller slide we have.  It's  great.  So much to do and the kids love it.  I had no idea they could play so much and so long with one slide!  You've got to love kids for that.  It's like they don't even notice the heat. 

Playing in the yard...


* Before I got pregnant I always used to wear my baby G watch.  With all the swelling I stopped.  BUT I came across the newest version.  The Mini G shock watch.  I am in LOVE with the white with pink face.  I came across it on the blog Guessing all the way  and she's giving one away!  Head over and enter, ends May 30th.

Monday, May 24, 2010

*Exhale* :D

Awesome, awesome, awesome weekend!  Man it's been a long time.  Got all the things done I needed to, spent time with family and old friends, the kids let me sleep in!!!  Does it get better? 

For the holiday Monday we went to a local park and E played and played on the huge playground and we waded in the stream.  It was the closest thing to perfect.

My friend is doing better.  It's amazing how friends and family come together in times of trouble.  Makes me realize how lucky I am.  I feel like I've never been happier and it's only going to get better : D   Sending out the positive vibes.....I feel like just thinking positive has made such a huge difference for me, I challenge you to try it!

Some photos from our long weekend...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

I love my life!

My kids are awesome! I'm finally getting settled in with work after my mat leave.  And I've been able to spend some time with my sick friend.  Although it's rocky I don't take any time for granted.  Got to hang out with the kiddos on Mother's day and realized what a lucky lady I am :D. 

I won't be able to post much for a bit. With work and kids and hospital visits I'm pretty busy but I'll try to post photos if I can. 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Anything can happen

A more serious post today.  I found out one of my highschool girl friends who is also my aunt (after highschool and a long story lol but not as gross as it sounds)  is very sick.  She had a stroke at 33 years.  She's in the hospital and waiting on an MRI and it only reminds me how quickly things can change and how precious life is.  Hug your families tight and say a prayer for my friend if you have a moment.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Backyard fun...

My kiddos love to play in the backyard.  We have a tiny slide/climb tower that E goes up and least 100 times a day.  She loves to stand by the compost (like in the pic) and wait for you to say 1-2-3 GO! and run down the mini hill.  Such a small yard yet kids find a way to make the most of it.  J is just happy to crawl around and rip grass out of the ground :D 

I'd love to win the Hearthsong Giant Outdoor Ball from Lollidots.  We'd have to take it to Nana and Grandads or a park but wow would they ever have a blast! Giveaway ends May 10

Sunday, May 2, 2010

It's coming, it's really coming....

Summer!!!  The air was so humid today it was a sneak peak of summer! All we need is a good thunderstorm to start it off.  We went for a long walk this weekend and spent some quality time with the fam.  I've been trying to be more positive and I feel like it's really making a difference. The positive feelings last instead of being short lived.  I no longer feel overwhelmed by chores or life in general.  The walk didn't feel like an obligation or scheduled it was just as much time as we wanted to take doing what we wanted to do...which for some time was searching for ants and naming them :D  It's the little things....

* Northern Mama is giving one Canadian reader a YEARS SUPPLY of Sunlight Green Cleaner.  An environmentally friendly laundry detergent.  I'll tell ya with a one year old and a two year old playing in the grass all day this would be a lifesaver!  Head over and enter. Ends May 6th.