Wednesday, May 31, 2006

a little something

So, it seems that posting has become regularly irregular. What to do? Post more photos of course! These are all on my flickr site, but in case you don't go there:
I love having a girl to put in dresses. I never thought I would say that, but there are a lot of things that you don't know until it's too late:
pink dress
Ben is continuing to astound us with new words and pretend play. Yesterday, he was rescuing Buddy from the branches of a small shrub, and fishing for leaves with a stick in the sandbox. He also likes the view from Daddy's shoulders:
hello down there
Siblings mean never having to hang out in the shopping cart alone:
shopping cart duo

Dumbest thing that I have done lately?
Put the mail on the top of the car and drive off without it (I have no picture of this). If you found some of my mail runover on the street, please return it. Thanks!

Monday, May 15, 2006

Momming out

I had a pretty good mother's day weekend! Saturday we got the troops ready and drove to Ottawa for the day to see Steve's folks and brother. We were supposed to go and take in some of the tulip festival, but the weather was lousy and rainy and cold, so we had a nice lunch and stayed inside instead.
Grandfolks & kids
We ended up leaving kind of late because I thought it would be a good idea to get mexican for supper and so we drove home in the rain and dark and the kids only fell asleep about 3/4 of the way home. Sunday was my day. Steve made pancakes, I got a couple of great DVDs and cards, and I lounged about all morning while Naomi took a nice morning nap and Steve took Ben out puddle jumping. We then jumped in the car and went to the Kids' CBC show down at Monument Nationale.
Kids' CBC
It's a great theatre, but it's smack dab in the middle of an area of strip clubs, sex shops, and where various degrees of shadiness and seediness occur. It must have been quite a shock for people who live and work around the area to see hundreds of parents and children milling about. I'm sure there was also more than one parent who had to answer the question, "Mommy, what's a Sexotheque?".
After the show, we went to our local chinese place for some good food and to show off the kids. The restaurant was almost completely empty, but the take out orders were pouring in - looks like we weren't the only ones who decided on chinese for mother's day. Hope all you other mommies had a great day!
mother's day supper

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Loving the new camera

park fog
Yes, it's true, I can take pictures of things that aren't my kids...sometimes. Click for more.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Tales from the motherhood

So yes, it has been over a month since my last post. I haven't joined a support group for blogging, but it seems as though I have nothing worth blogging and my brain feels mushy and kinda dumb most of the time. Spring is treating us to a few beautiful days surrounded by rainy cold ones. Last week, Ben came down with that gastro-fever thing. It began with a voluminous puke in the car just as we were getting on the expressway for a trip to the mall. We rushed home and there he stayed being very sad and sick and cuddly until Wednesday, but he wasn't truly rested and better until Sunday. Steve got it Thursday and Friday - ugh! Naomi and I seem to have come away without it, hopefully she has inherited my resistance to tummy bugs.
So, what with that and my constant state of distractedness (I just walked away, cleaned up the kitchen, put a load of wash in the dryer, another in the washer, brushed my teeth, and went through my closet and drawers and packed up all my maternity clothes), I seem to have very little time to blog (no, I'm not kidding, I just did that). The baby is having a very unusual thing called a nap, so I go a little crazy and attempt to clean things when she's not attached to my body.
Now, on to my exciting news. For months I have been anxiously awaiting the release of the Canon S3is, and the camera stored called and it's in and they have one set aside for me! Yippee! I will probably give in and go down today when the baby wakes up. Be prepared for many more boringly cute pics of my children on Flickr like this:
tummy smiling
and this:
arch tastes yummy
and this:
colouring eggs
and this: