Monday, May 21, 2012


The last little while has been really great here! The weather has been super beautiful, so sorry for the lack of posts! We have been literally living outside. It's been great, with the exception of yesterday. Ended up spending half the day in the hospital with my littlest boy. He got to close to his older brother who was wielding a stick, and well, it made contact with his eye. Phoenix felt soooo bad. River ended up with a scratch on his eye. We waited at the hospital for over 4 hours, only for him to get in there and be scared to death. The nurse wanted to take him and bundle him up so he couldn't move for a dye test they do. They dye the eye yellow so the cuts will show up better. Well my poor baby was death gripping me as the nurse tried to take him. We were both crying cause I just can't stand to see him so upset. But my brave boy toughed it out. I stood by and told him he was doing so great and mommy was right here. After it was done and mommy could hold him again, he cheered right up and even gave the doc a high five haha. So we just gotta give him some antibiotic drops in his eye twice a day to make sure it doesn't get infected as it heals. Only sad part is, I gotta take him back tomorrow to do the dye test again to see how it's healing up. Not looking forward to that, and I also hope they don't make us wait another 4+ hours. Sitting in a little room with very limited entertainment and a 2 year old boy? Not really a good time for either of us lol.

But aside from that, things have been really great. River is not letting his eye injury get him down. We've been soaking up the sun and been having tons and tons of fun. We are soooo ready for summer! We've been playing at the splash pad at the park and lots of ice cream and walks and playing on the swingset. Today was super awesome. We spent the morning on a nature walk through the trails here, then had a picnic lunch in this beautiful field right beside a river. Came home for a nap, then we went off to Nanny and Papa's. We had a BBQ and ate outside, had ice cream, had a water fight, and the kids had a blast helping Papa around the farm :).

My reading and crocheting has taken a big hit thanks to the beautiful weather and the release of Diablo3. I did make another Domo, but you've already seen one of them so I won't bother showing you. I gotta mail him off to my cousin in PEI tomorrow! I did buy a new book, I got Ascend, the third book in the Trylle Trilogy. I read the first two and really liked them so I'm looking forward to reading the 3rd and final one :). I also borrowed the first two books from the 50 Shades of Grey series from a friend. Very much looking forward to reading those after I finish the one I'm on now. So much controversy over those books, I just have to give them a read for myself!

I'd share some of our outdoor fun pictures with you, but I would end up sharing tons lol cause I love them all. Just know there is lots of sunshine and smiling faces. And everyone here is pretty happy right now. Even little River with his poor little eye. Wish us luck at the doc tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Feeling so very anxious right how. Our mortgage broker lady called today with news on our approval, of course it happens to be the day that billy has gone back to work, ugh. So now I gotta be anxious, nervous all day. I want to be hopeful, but I try not to be, in case things don't work out I will be less upset if I didn't get myself all excited. Ya, that's how I think anyway, call my crazy lol. I'm going crazy with  waiting for him to get home. She was nice enough to give me her cell number so that he can call he tonight. Since by the time he gets home she is done work. Hopefully that is a sign of something good? Maybe.

On another note Diablo 3 came out at 12am yesterday! Me and my husband have been playing at every opportunity, and in fact I plan to do go do that when I finish this post haha. It's nap time here, so I will try to squeeze in a little bit of play time. I know this game is going to seriously effect all my other hobbies, which are mostly reading, crocheting and playing minecraft. Sadly, they will probably be in the backseat for a little bit thanks to Diablo. I am still trying to squeeze in as much reading and crocheting when I can though :). 

Today was a fun day, it's been pouring rain all day and I had to walk my son to pre-school. Billy's at work so that means we all had to go. But we made it fun! I dressed them in rain gear top to bottom and off we went. We jumped, well they jumped, in every single puddle along the way. Although the kids have all the gear for rain, mommy does not. But I still got plenty wet from standing beside them while the splashed away haha. Then we did it all over when it was time to go  pick Phoenix up in the afternoon. And they all said they had lots of fun, sometimes you just gotta go play in the rain :).

Well wish me luck! I'm crossing my fingers, but trying to remain nonchalant at the same time. no easy feat =P.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

I'll start off by saying, Happy Mother's day to all you wonderful and hard-working moms out there! I hope you all had a fantastic day! I had a pretty great day myself. I got to sleep in! That is always a bonus. The kiddies made me some wonderful handmade cards,  we all went out for breakfast. Then we went to the park and played a bunch, and they had a little mommy's day event there. The kids all made bracelets and they gave out flowers to the mom's and there was snacks and drinks, was a good time :). Then we drove around and looked at some of the houses around here for sale.
 We are still in the process of trying to get an amount approved. We have a house that we would really like to get, but we're still keeping our eyes open as well, just hoping for the best. At the same time we're kinda on a deadline so we can't really wait around for our dream house. But there are a lot of really nice ones up for sale right now. So if we do get approved for the right amount I'm sure we will be more than happy :D.
Anyway, after our littlest one had his afternoon nap we went to my mother's for dinner. Brought over some pizza  and hung out. Me and mom talked about books mostly so that alone made it a great evening :).  I haven't bought or won any books recently. But I did just borrow a bunch from my mom while I was over. I get my reading addiction from her. We are both mega-readers. I also don't have any new crochet projects to show you. I do have two on the go though, I'll show you when they're done.
My husband goes in tomorrow to fill in some paperwork for starting his new job. He is so excited. This is a huge deal for us and we are super excited as a family to finally be making this advancement. We are both also super excited for the upcoming release of Diablo 3. Only 2 more days to go! Any of you guys anxious for release night? We've been pre-ordered, installed and waiting for a while :). I imagine my reading and crocheting are going to take a huge hit for a while after release =P.
So that's about it for new stuff for me :D. I hope you all had a wonderful Mother's Day, I know you deserve it!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Exciting life updates!!

Lots has been happening for us lately! My husband is in the process of getting a new job. Well starting his career actually :D. It's very very exciting, it's something he's been trying to achieve for over 3 years, and now the time is coming! He just has to wait his turn to get into a training class. Hopefully sometime in the next few months. As well, we are embarking on the adventure of trying to buy a house. We have the perfect one we want picked out. We will have to wait and see how it plays out, but we are hoping for the best!! Wish us luck:)
Our little family  has gone through some really really rough times, and things are slowly getting better, we could not be happier or more thankful. If the house buying thing doesn't work right now we will just rent cheaper and save up some more money. Can't wait to see how things work out. I will keep you updated!

Besides that business, tons of fun in the sun. The weather has been soooo nice and we've been practically living outside. Which unfortunately has left me behind on my laundry and other chores. Trying to catch up on that today, but it's sooooo nice outside and I just wish we were out there playing instead.

I did make a new crochet project! I made a Hello Kitty for my friend, here she is :). And I got the patter here if you want to give it a try yourself.

Anyway, I think that's about it for updates from me. I have to take my son to appointment in a few mins so off I go! Talk to you again soon. Oh, also, I posted a new Teaser Tuesday on Owl Read It today for the book Born Wicked by Jessica Spotswood if you want to check that out :)

Saturday, May 5, 2012

books, hooks, family fun.

I know I know, I haven't posted in quite a while! I've been pretty sick with a bad cold, which meant my usual afternoon breaks were turned into naps, and early bed times. So I haven't had to much time to spare. I think I am on the mend though! Still got a pretty gross cough, but it seems to be easing. Not a whole lot has happened this week. I'm working on a couple  new crochet projects, pictures will come once they are done :). I working on a stuffed Hello Kitty and a kitty eared hat. Both are almost done. I might just finish them this afternoon, if I have time....

I did buy a new book yesterday! If you follow the reading world much at all I'm sure you've heard of the Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa. I've heard really amazing things about it. My co-blogger on Owl Read It absolutely loved it. So I've been aching to get my hands on it. Well I was out getting some yarn the other day and I happened to see it for 40% off! Hardcover to! There was no way  I could pass that up :).  So, yay new books! Getting new books always makes my entire week! :D

We've been keeping pretty busy with family stuff! We've had some really nice weather so me and the kiddies have been spending a lot of hours outside! They would live out there if they could I'm sure and I'm not about to deny them the fresh air and exercise. So that's been most of our week. Playing on the swing set, going for walks. Out favorite ice cream store just re-opened for the season so of course we made a trip there. The kids were so excited :). This morning Rayne had dance class, and then I came home and got Phoenix ready for his friend's birthday party. This is the second party he's been invited to, and this was the first time I didn't stay. It felt so weird leaving him there, but I felt it was time to let go a bit. Last party he went to, I was the only parent who stayed and I felt  a little awkward, but I just wasn't ready to just drop him off and leave yet. And when he had his party last weekend, all the parents just dropped and left. Which I was fine with of course! So I guess I just gotta accept he's growing up and going to start doing his own things. They grow up way to fast *tear*. Then I was off to buy tickets to my daughters dance recital in June! I can't wait! I know I am going to be a mess. I cry pretty easily when it comes to do with anything about the kids. They had a little parents day a while back to show how they were doing and I cried the whole time. I have overwhelming amounts of pride in my little ones <3 They make mommy feel so amazing all the time! Can't wait to see her up on stage dancing away! Well, I actually gotta go get Phoenix pretty soon so I better wrap this up.  I posted a new review today on Owl Read It if you wanna go check that out :). Talk to you again soon.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Musing Mondays - Apr 30th

Musing Mondays is a weekly event where MizB  at Should be Reading will ask a book related question and you answer with your own thoughts on the topic.

This week's 'Musing Mondays' asks:
 Do you listen to audiobooks? If not, why not? And, if so, what has been one of your favorites, so far?

I have yet to listen to an audio book, but I would really like to! This has actually been on my mind a lot lately. I have a few friends who have listened to quite a few of them, and they really enjoyed them. It does pose a couple of issues for me though. I wouldn't be able to listen to them around my kids, I don't think I'd be able to hear very clearly. Sometimes when the kids are playing nicely I will sit and enjoy a couple minutes of my book. I don't think I could do that with an audio book. So it would probably take me a while to finish it, since I don't have much kid-free time on my hands haha. The only other thing I worry about is the pace, I wonder if I would find it to slow to listen to someone else's reading. If I would find they read to fast or slow for me. But I will have to try it someday! It's on my to-do list :). If I could listen to one while I crochet that would be awesome! But I worry I wouldn't be able to keep count while listening to story.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Party day!

So today was the day of the party! It was such a wonderful day! We are all so thankful to everyone who came and celebrated the occasion with us :D. The kids had such a great time with all their family and friends, thanks to everyone for helping make their party incredible!

Phoenix was so excited to see his pre-school friends here at his house to play with him, they all had such a blast. It was our first time for him having his own little friends here, instead of just family and I think it went pretty well! Present time was a little hectic, they all wanted them to open their gifts to them at the same time haha. But once it all calmed down we got to enjoy all their presents one by one.  All in all, the day was a huge success! This mama is definitely super tired. A long morning of cleaning and decorating and setting up, then the super fun party, then re-cleaning, and we took the kids out for a ride on the new bikes we got them for their birthdays after supper :D. I think everyone in this house will sleep good tonight haha.

Today will definitely be  a day to treasure and remember, thanks again to everyone who helped make it so. Especially my mother and my good friend Sam <3, for all the help you gave me! It is so appreciated! Here's a little taste of our day :).
The table of treats I spent the entire day making yesterday, with the help of my awesome mother <3.

All the kiddies lined up for Pinata whacking!

Phoenix blowing out his candles <3

Rayne blowing out her candles <3

My birthday babies on their new bikes from Mommy, Daddy & River <3.

Taking the new bikes for a ride :)

River having a blast on the bike ride with Daddy <3