Sunday, November 30, 2008

Happy Winter

It seems winter is officially here. Ben went out to help daddy shovel the driveway for the first time this year and loved it! He has been enjoying little outings in the snow for the last week and Jon came home early one day to Ben's delight to help him make a baby snowman (okay okay Ben watched and Daddy built...). He still screams when I put his hat on him but reluctantly will keep it on now since he knows it means outdoor time!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Because 5 is my favorite number

5 years ago...

* I moved to Victoria British Columbia for a year
* I ate lunch with a homeless man with 3 fingers
* I went to Maui Hawaii and have wishing to go back ever since
* I worked out 2 hours a day 6 days a week...
* I ate subway everyday

5 things on my to do list today...

*Finalize Christmas lists...who is done, what I still have to make and buy and when it needs to be done by!
*Look into cloth diapers (that I have been trying to switch over to all year!)
*Read a library book that has to go back this week (I fell asleep).
*clean out baking cupboard as it is a disaster with brown sugar as hard as a rock!
*dust baseboards (on my list everyday...but always at the bottom and never gets done..and will never get done but I give myself points for intention!)

5 snacks I enjoy...

*Anything with dip- nachos, veggies, fruit, pita, chips... I love dip!
*popcorn (NOT microwave though!)
*ju favorite candy (minus the black...does anyone like black?!)
*cereal (best as a snack standing at the counter!)
*chocolate chips

5 places I've lived...

*Gander Newfoundland
*Ottawa Ontario
*Victoria British Columbia
*Guelph Ontario
*Kitchener Ontario

5 favorites
*favorite colour is blue
*favorite show is the office
*favorite movie is Baz Luhrmans Romeo and Juliet
*Favorite ice cream flavour is mint chocolate chip
*favorite book besides the good one is She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb

5 things I love about my husband

*He is really really funny
*He is really really smart
*He loves me a lot
*I miss him when he is not with me
*He is an awesome dad

5 things I'd do if I won a million dollars...

*Buy our families whatever cars they wanted (well within is only a million...not that I am complaining!)
*Buy a new house
*Treat everyone we love to a Hawaiian vacation
*Donate to Sick kids hospital, Trace Atkins Allergy awareness and research charity and the Humane society
*Take a trip around the world for a year

5 things most people don't know about me...

*I cry very easily
*I would love to be fluent in another language
*I would love to publish a book one day
*I want 7 children
*I hate washing big pots

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Treasure Box

I found these two cracker boxes in Ben's toy basket. I was surprised to look inside and find random items from around the house that he had put inside them. He was not happy when he saw me taking his "treasures" out either...I took a quick picture and gave them back to him so he could happily toddler around keeping his boxes close! Have I mentioned lately that this is my favorite age yet?!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Halloween

Ben was completely unfazed by hordes of children dressed as skunks, Optimus Primes and Harry Potters. He sat in his stroller nonchalantly in his zebra outfit while we used him to get candy from our neighbours (we even taught him to growl at the people as they gave him the candy...thus doubling the candy received...worked like a charm!).

Our friends Eujean and Michael brought their teddy bear daughter Sarah to join us in using our toddlers as candy bait!

Prity Sun Ngala from our church also joined us. Her family is from Burma and this was her first Halloween experience. She had 7 years to make up for but not surprisingly she caught on pretty quick and I believe she is a fan of the Halloween as she told us between mouth fulls of candy.

Our neighbourhood is mostly 30 something couples with children and evidently lives for October 31st. Every other house was haunted and you couldn't drive for all the little people running around. We had over 200 at our house! May of the parents dressed up and I wish I had brought my camera to capture the laundry basket mother with the laundry basket stuffed with clothes around her waste and the tide on her head as well as the woman in the sumo wrestler suit...with a bikini!

Thanks Ben... We enjoyed!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The One That Got Away

Our neighbours that like to throw away perfectly good items struck again... This time it was a couch. Last week they plunked their couch out on the curb and this week their computer desk... Jon however put his foot down and said we were absolutely NOT taking the couch or desk. I reluctantly complied (since I couldn't carry it myself anyway...) BUT when they left a perfectly good jogging stroller out this morning I did grab that!
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