Thursday, March 4, 2010

Olympic Fever

Wow! What an amazing 17 days that was! It was one thing getting all excited to host the games, but to actually be right in the middle of it all, was, well....AMAZING! I experienced it from 2 point of views. The first as a woman hanging out in Yaletown (actually we covered Science World, Plaza of Nations, Yaletown and all the way down to Waterfront) enjoying a beer, people watching and taking in the excitement of Canada winning another Gold medal! Truly breathtaking!

The second was as a mommy. I took the boys downtown last Friday. Not the best day weather wise, infact quite crappy in the afternoon, but I thought that time was ticking and I'd better get them down to see this one in a lifetime event. Of course, as soon as we got off the skytrain, Logan was asking when we were going home. Not the child that likes many outings. He's the one who's quite content to stay at home. He definitely doesn't enjoy our rainy B.C Winters. But we did alot of walking and took in a few buildings, had some lunch and headed home. I'm hoping to get them down to Robson Square while the Paralympics are on.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Back to School

Everyone says that it's the most wonderful time of the year, but I don't get it. I love having the kids home all summer. No schedules, do what we want when we want and no stress in general. Jordan wasn't very excited to go back. Surprised me a bit, because it's his last year in elementary school before heading to middle school. But, you know, he is 10 and I can't expect him to keep getting excited about going back to school.
Logan was so excited! This morning I told him that if he stayed home with mommy for one more year, then I would take him to Disneyland. He declinded and told me that he needed to go to school. Fair enough, but you can't knock me for trying.
We got to school and headed into the gym. Logan went up front with the rest of the Kindergarteners and never looked back. When it was time to go to his class, he waved by. I peeked in on him a couple times and he was participating in everything. It was only 45 minutes today, but he confirmed to me that he was totally ready. Yes, I cried like a baby!!

Thursday, August 13, 2009


If they boys did nothing else all day, they would be very happy. They LOVE to swim. And 1 hour is never enough. When they go, it's for hours and hours. It's nice this year, because Logan is also a very strong swimmer and I don't have to go in the water with them anymore.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Summer Time Fun

I love summer. I love having the boys at home. I love the rest from the rat race that we run the other 10 months of the year. It's a nice break. It's great having girlfriends who are home with their kids as well. Just packing up and heading to the waterpark, beach or lake with no notice at all. We are planning on going to Peachland for the August long weekend, and I know the kids are really going to enjoy themselves.

The pictures above are from Crescent Beach. I've mentioned before that this is one of our favorite places to go. Close to home, peaceful, and fun!

Monday, June 15, 2009

10 years!

Happy 10th Birthday Jordan! Wow, I can't believe how fast the last 10 years have gone. School is almost out for the summer and the next school year is going to be a big one for you. Your last year in elementary school, and then it's off to middle school. I have to be honest. I'm scared to death about middle school. I'm not sure why, because I know that you aren't going to give us any trouble. But I think it's the thought that you are going to want and need more "freedom". Yikes, I'm going to try not to be too overprotective but that's going to be really hard. I just hope that you will realize it's only because I love you. Last night we let you ride your bike outside by yourself. Big step for mommy and daddy laughed at mommy the whole time because every 5 minutes I kept saying that you hadn't checked

We took you out to buy a new bike yesterday. You picked it out all on your own and you are so proud of it. Then we took your for lunch and then out for a bike ride. This afternoon, I'm hoping to take you golfing. We are going to have your party at Planet Lazer on Thursday after school.

I love you lots bud, and Happy Birthday!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Spring Time Finally?

Today is the second day of sunshine and warm weather. I'm really hoping that this will last. We've had the cold way to long. I'm already planning the things that I can be doing with the boys. And of course, ball hockey after school is top on their priority list. It seems so long since we've gone to the hockey box after school.

Logan had his 5th birthday on March 15. He's so excited to be 5! We had a small birthday party at the house and his best friend Markus was there. He also invited Kyleigh, Kennedi, Sasha, Anastasia and Cat. We played pin the number on the car, musical chairs and freeze dance. The kids had a great time.

Dean and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary on March 22. We didn't do anything exciting because we were busy with the kids, but that's what it's all about, right?

Soccer is over and I'm relieved. I had a great time coaching and will probably do it again next year, but I need the break right now. So now Jordan has started ball hockey season. They haven't put the teams together yet, but I expect by the weekend it should be done. Along with that they boys are both still swimming. Logan's doing Preschool 5 again and Jordan is now in Level 10!! I'm so proud of how well they are both doing.

Ball season has started for Dean and I, however, I won't be playing much because of surgery coming up on April 15th. That will put me out for 6-8 weeks. I'm a little bummed not to be playing much, but the surgery is going to be worth it.

Dean's back on the night shift. When I say nights, I mean he starts at 7:30pm and when I left the house at 5:40am this morning he still wasn't home. They are long nights and I hate it, but work is work. And since there hasn't been much work, you take what you can get.

I'm going to enjoy the next 2 beautiful days as Wednesday is supposed to rain. You know the saying "April Showers bring May Flowers". I'm sure this will be true, but I will also keep my fingers crossed that we don't get alot of the showers.

Love you all,

Monday, February 23, 2009

Feeling Better?

Logan seems to be feeling better now. Wednesday night we took him to the ER after a 2 hour coughing fit. They did blood work, urine test and a chest xray. Everything came back normal. I thought that was a good sign. They gave us a Ventolin inhaler to help his cough and it seemed to do the trick. Atleast he wasn't getting the long coughing attacks anymore. But he was still sleeping 18 hours a day and just looked horrible. So Friday I took him to the doctor and he put him on antibiotics. By Sunday he was finally looking somewhat normal and was able to go to soccer practice. Poor guy was exhausted. After a week of doing nothing, it took alot of energy to play. But I think he's finally feeling better now. The best thing that has come of this, is that I think that we are finally out of pull ups. 8 days of being dry in the morning....YAY!!!

This is the last week of Jordan's soccer. So, one more practice, then one more game. Then it will be ball hockey season. Jordan's so excited for that to start. Jordan's Sunday soccer coach gave me the best compliment about Jordan last night. He said that Jordan's got awesome ball control and has really learned to use his size to block his opponent. He's figured out a way to compensate for not having the speed. Wtg Jordan!!