Friday, October 14, 2011

My Boys and I

My little guys seem so BIG lately!  JD used the word ‘perhaps’ last night. 

They just seem so tall, so smart.

Concepts they are catching on to now are changing their minds (David calls it “changing up my mind”), and being right/wrong.  I made the mistake of admitting I was wrong the other day after JD insisted he completed a job I asked him to do.  I didn’t think there had been enough time for him to get it done, but he showed me it was done, and I actually said “I’m sorry, I was wrong.  Good job!”.  Now with everything, it’s “you were wrong mommy and I was right”. 


006My guys :)


       They are growing so fast, my boys actually made their own breakfast omelete the other day.  I am having so much fun with these sweeties.  Of course it’s not all sunshine and rainbows…they are boys and boys fight.  Alot!  But still, there are moments they are quick to forgive, quick to apologize, and quick to back eachother up. 

143 Me and David


155689_456013895387_548490387_5984424_1179262_n JD and I


I am growing too.  I have things I am learning…like letting them pour their own cereal, instead of doing it myself to save a mess.  The look of pride on their faces when they do it themselves is priceless!!  And what’s a mess anyway?  Like my Dad said all the time when I was little…”what difference will it make 100 years from now?”




They are growing so fast, and now I am really wanting another baby!   Well, that feeling comes and goes.  I’m pretty happy with my guys  :)



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Two Treasures

     There is a place on the SAIT campus that I love;  a gentle slope scattered with trees and in autumn there is a blanket of colorful leaves on the ground.  If you sit in a certain spot the trees open up and BOOM! there is downtown Calgary in the near distance.  The golden trees, sun glinting off glass buildings, the river winding like a ribbon... it's breathtaking.  I used to sit and soak it all up.... my breath would just get knocked out of my chest! 

     Coasting down Whyte Ave there is a bridge crossing a ravine.  In the winter at night,  if you are brave enough (or if you aren't driving!) the second you start across the bridge look to your right and you will see an amazing view of downtown Edmonton.  The snow glistening in the city lights, the colorful trees on the Telus building, the snow-globe beauty of winter in the city all come together for a remarkable sight.  The best part about this incredibly beautiful view is it's gone in 15 seconds!  Blah city streets, then WOWZA LOOK AT THAT!!!!, then it is just gone, in the blink of an eye. 

     Someday after my photography class I shall take a very expensive camera and capture these images, and treasure them forever. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Save me, Save me Now!


       I think I might be dying.  Not literally, just… a part of me.  You see, a couple of days ago my sons brought home some booklets for their fundraiser.  Being as how they are in a community preschool, we have a lot of volunteering to do as well as fundraising.  The fundraiser is… drum roll please…  Purdy’s Chocolates!  That’s right.  I have two beautiful, detailed booklets packed full of gorgeous chocolaty treats sitting on my counter. 

       Hedge hogs, almond bark, mint melties – it’s all there.  Page after page of decadent treat… and I want it ALL!!  The Sweet Georgia Browns stare at me.  The English Toffee whispers my name and the little foil Santa winks every time our eyes meet.  Like I said, I think I might be dying. 

       It’s almost painful, staring at these glossy magazines.  I am definitely putting an order in!  A small one, but still.  Gotta get me some peppermint bark, and maybe splurge on some toffee.  And a small box of assorted chocolates.  And…  aww  crap.  I’m in trouble. 



Mmmmmmm!  I love chocolates!!

002I could eat it all!  My favorites are chocolate-covered caramels, Mmmm mmmm mmmmmm!

       David is a little salesman!  It’s so cute.  On the phone with his Grandpa Ron he says “we have chocolates, would you like to buy some?”.  He is so adorable, and a charmer, if we went door-to-door David would clean house. 

       After this fundraising program is over, I am throwing away the booklets!!  I have to!  I am trying to lose weight and get fit and healthy, and staring at these things is NOT the way to go!  Maybe it would be better if I just throw them away now, and cut a check for the preschool.  Out of sight, out of mind, right?  No crunchy bark taunting me, no creamy chocolate beckoning me.  OR I can just keep staring, dream, and order a little somethin’ somethin’ for myself! 


    *** If anyone is interested in buying some chocolates, just give me a call.  (if you don’t have my number you can msg my fb)  Prices range from $10 - $50 and up.  We need to have orders in by mid-November, and I pick up the orders Dec. 4th.***