Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Our little family ritual

Every Saturday morning we all take Nikyla to dance class, then after class we make our outting. Clothes shopping, grocery shopping, whatever comes up, a little family trip. Last weekend we had a half decent trip to the shopping center and then on Sunday we went to the Wave Pool. The girls just loved it.
This weekend is the Kids Learning and Growing Fair, presenting Bob the Builder. The fun just never stops...

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Princess in Training

I know that there are many parents out there that have difficulties giving their children medicine. Luckily to this point both kids have liked medicine. Nikyla has had a bit of a sore throat and a cough lately and a low grade fever. Tonight I was giving her something for her cough, the conversation went something like this...
"Oh I like that flavor, what is it mom?" Nikyla asked
"I don't know" I replied
"I think it's fruit punch. Mom, if I get the chicken pops can I have a bandaid?" she asked
"Sure" I said "but you might need a bit more than a bandaid hon"
Nikyla loves to visit the Doctors, get checked out and doted on.
Speaking of doted on .... Today was a special day for her, she went skating on our outdoor rink for the first time and did well. Then she decided she wanted to invite our neighbours daughter who is 10. So our neighbours daughter came out, she is really great with Nikyla, and skated for a bit on the rink. Then they jumped on the trampoline, drew a bit on the pavement and then Nikyla dictated that they should now go inside. When this happens usually I will invite our neighbour over for coffee while her and my daughter play about. However today she was busy but her daughter still came over. Nikyla tells her what to do the whole time and the sweet girl just plays along to make sure that Nikyla is always happy. I went for a nap and when I woke I had expected our neighbour girl to be gone, but she was still here playing and I heard from Nikyla "run for your life" as they were playing run away from Jersey monster.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Go Sens Go

We had went to our first Senators game yesterday with another family. Nikyla was so great sitting watching, cheering and asking about it, it was so cute. Jersey stayed home with the IL's. We saw Spartacat and she liked trying to find him every once in a while in the stands. We are planning on doing this once more before the season is over and I can't wait!
On another note, Nikyla is doing famously about me leaving ever since the Christmas break. She hasn't been crying and carrying on, knock on wood this is wonderful!! Jersey still cries for a second, until I am outta sight. And speaking of little miss Jersey. She now loves to bite her sisters back, fingers, toes, anything she can sink her little teeth into LITERALLY! I can't wait for that last eye tooth to come in, she is so grouchy. I was also informed today that when she gets mad she finds the closest person and tries to shove them down, she is usually surrounded by 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 yr olds.

Sunday, December 31, 2006

2006's fondest memories

I was just surfing around to see what some of the headlines were for 2006 and I came across this little article about getting the epidural and nursing. I personally had no issues with it, I hate pain and loved the drugs for it. So reading that article, lead me to this article, Woman kicked off plane for breast-feeding baby. Interesting what will be remembered of 2006. For me, it will always be the best Summer, to-date, being off with both the kids and having lots of fun together. What is your fondest memory of '06?

Wednesday, December 27, 2006


The break and time with the whole family and friends has been great! Now I really don't want to go back to work. When do I ge to win the lottory???
Christmas was fantastic this year. Nikyla's expressions and comments were just so cute. "Santa was sneakin' mom" and "Do you hear that?" with her hand up to her ear, "I think I hear Dasher on the roof". We had been singing Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer before she went to bed. Jersey had fun ripping the wrapping paper and playing with everything. Ah, until next year.
Speaking of next year, we ring in the New Year soon. No sitters the night of, so we will be low key but that will be ok. Nice and relaxing just before back to work...ugh. My next years resolution is to start a better workout routine. Anyone else have any resolutions??

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Holiday cheer

Nikyla has been asking for her friends, the sitters kids and other kids at the sitters, to be able to come over to her house for awhile now. So the other day I thought, why not throw a Christmas party for her and her friends. Jersey would love it too. So we have a Christmas party planned this Saturday morning. Just some hot cocoa, cookie decorating, nametag making and Christmas crackers. Enough to keep them busy for a bit and hopfully some of us mom's can chat, have a coffee and relax.
I never watch Smallville, but I did tonight and man, I am missing a show with some real hotties in it! Might have to make it part of my regular weekly watching.

Friday, December 15, 2006

How much have you done?

I am, say 90% done my Christmas shopping. I know things I want to get, well most, but it's the time to get out and get them! I am trying to teach Nikyla a couple of things this Christmas. First, I try to explain to her this is Jesus' birthday but we all celebrate it. I would like to take our family to the Church Christmas Service this Sunday, and make that a yearly tradition. Second I am trying to explain that it is great to give gifts and how it makes her feel by receiving them, so by her giving gifts makes others feel that way, that great feeling. I am not sure she gets it but she is very excited to head out, just the 2 of us and go Christmas shopping together. She is going to go and get some special gifts for friends and family. We did have the Christmas shoppe, she only shopped for 2 family members. I really wanted to take her out, to see her train of thought on choosing a gift. I would like to see her choose a gift and put it in Toy Mountain for children that don't have a Christmas gift. I am not sure she will understand but I would like to make it a tradition. Are there any traditions you are going to pass down or start with your family?