Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Is it wrong...

Is it wrong that I'm sitting here in my yoga pants and sweatshirt sipping coffee postponing all the many things I have to do today?

Is it wrong that my kids are still in their jammies? Kieran and Bridget are wearing matching candy cane jammies and love that they match. They are calling themselves best buddies and it's just cute. I told them they could stay like that until lunch.

Is it wrong that I really hope the doctor is running behind for my appointment so that I can sit and read in peace? I may even grab a coffee. Sorry mom and dad...hope the kids are good for you :) Yes, stay at home mom's do get excited about doctor's appointments alone! Our lives are so glamourous!

Is it wrong that I'm glad there isn't enough snow outside to make me feel like I should take my kids out to play in it? I hate winter, but suffer for them. I know my days of suffering are coming! :)

Is it wrong that I may not get Bridget's hair cut until she starts school? I love it, it's cute and she IS my only girl!

Is it wrong that there are fingerprints all over my window but I just look at it and shrug instead of cleaning it? Really, they'll just be back half an hour after I do!

Is it wrong that my laundry hamper is always overflowing? I really do try to conquer it but it almost always wins!

Is it wrong that I'm more excited to watch Empire Strikes Back with Riley than he is? Maybe he is a bit more excited, but I think it's pretty even :)

Is it wrong that 2 years ago I made a December Daily album but have yet to fill it? This will be the year!

Is it wrong that I have a sewing machine and I'm afraid of it? My New Year's resolution is to learn to use it! Anyone want to hold my hand?

Is it wrong that I just want to bake everyday in December? I may even start a day early ;)

Is it wrong that I haven't blogged in so long?! Yes! :) My kids say so many cute things that need to be recorded. Kevin said I should get a twitter account to just put those in :)

The other day Riley said, "Lego people don't know they're Lego. They just think they're people." When we asked how do we know if we're Lego, he said that we don't live in a Lego house. We asked how do we know we don't live in a Lego house and Riley kicked the cupboard and said, "if this was a Lego house it would fall down!" I hope all the Lego people all over the world aren't buried under a pile of Lego rubble because they tried the same trick. Maybe it's best to not know :)

When Riley was soundly beating me at Monopoly Jr. he said, "I'm EXPLODING with houses!"

The other day I took off Bridget's dress because she had accidentally gotten the tie in the toilet. She asked why I was taking it off and I told her. She said, "not because I wiped my nose on it?" I said, "did you?" "Yes." Sigh.

She was reading a book to me one day and she turned a page and all of a sudden kind of laughed and said, "I can't read!" LOL! This was of course when she was supposed to be settling down to bed. So hard to get her to do that when I'm constantly laughing at her!

Kieran does say cute things, I promise, but I honestly can't remember any. He's more my empathetic kid. He made us say a prayer in the van last night while we were waiting for Kevin and Bridget to pick up supper. He wanted to pray for a little girl in his class who was recently diagnosed with cancer. He really is so sweet it breaks my heart a lot of the time. He wants to be best buds with Riley and Bridget and is always giving them his most favourite toys to play with! Combine that with his killer dimple and I could just squeeze him all day long!

Is it wrong that I've been sitting her blogging so long? Is it wrong that the kids have actually been playing together all that time without fighting? Something about it feels wrong...there's probably writing all over my walls, lol! And the dog, how come he's been quiet so long... Maybe I should see what's going on...

Is it wrong that I haven't blogged anything scrappy in so long? Yes! But tomorrow is a Stuck?! Sketches reveal so I will be back with that as soon as it's up on their blog :)

Well, coffee cup is empty, guess I should face the day. I'll leave you with some funny pics though :)

Ok, that one's not funny, it's just cute :)

Hmm...not sure why the colour in this one is so bad, but Riley cracks me up :)

Kieran desperately wanted his picture taken too, but then doesn't really smile or look at the camera. I tried. He's saying cheese but his heart isn't in it, lol!

Nevertheless, the pictures make me laugh. It's classic Kieran! Oh, the other day I said, "do you have Middle Child Syndrome? MCS?" He was being REALLY whiny! He went into the living room and told his grandparents, "I know how you spell Middle Child Syndrome...MCS!" LOL!

Ok, really gonna do something productive now (as I type this Lego is flying past my head...never a dull day!).

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Hello Again!

Yes, shocking, I'm actually updating. Seems I don't get here as often as I'd like. I've been busy crafting. I recently made some altered frames, clipboards, journal jars and cards for a craft fair. It was my first time selling some of my things. It started out slow, but the day turned out well in the end. I've even started a FB page (Everyday Art...go like me, now...do it, haha!). I have some orders on the go and may try another fair in early December. I also held a card class at my house last night with a really fun bunch of girls! A little wine + a lot of creating = FUN in my books!!! I'm doing another one at my sister-in-law's place on Saturday. So, I've been very busy creatively! In addition to all that I'm running kids places, volunteering at schools, walking a dog and cleaning the house (ok, that one may suffer a bit here and there...as I look at the piles of laundry around me!).

In other big Winchester news, Riley recently lost his first tooth!! It was so wiggly for awhile, so much so that he didn't want to eat (if you know Riley at all, you know that is NOT normal!! lol). One morning he was complaining that he didn't want to eat breakfast so we told him to just pull it out. He didn't want to but he was playing with it a bit and then it just fell out. The look of shock on his face was too funny!

The tooth fairy visited our house that night in her green dress (we know because we caught some of her fairy dust in a glass of water :)) and she left Riley a toonie. He asked in the morning how much it was and we told him $2 and he thought, "oh, I thought I'd just get a penny." LOL! I should have let the tooth fairy know :)

Some more cute Riley-isms:

This morning he was telling Kieran he could see things out of his 'side eyes' LOL! I may start referring to my peripheral vision that way :)

The other night the kids were looking at the moon. They are thrilled that it gets dark early now. Makes them feel like they are staying up late every night, lol! We were looking at the moon and talking about the phases and Kevin told them that when you can't see the moon it's called a new moon, but he said he didn't know why. Riley said, "I would call it a goner moon." Heehee!

And one for Bridget, she said today, "I want to drink coffee in my bed all day." Umm, yeah, me too!

Riley also had his first viewing of Star Wars. It was a special night just for him. I think Kieran would have been a little afraid anyway. He LOVED it and I loved watching it with him because I love it too :) Too cute to see his reactions to everything!

Well, we are off to Judo. I'll be back soon, promise :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

I love mornings!

Ok, maybe not early, early morning when my kids first get us up at the crack of dawn (or at this time of year, way before the crack of dawn!) or when I'm yelling at kids to get dressed and stop running so the dog will stop chasing them. No, that part of the morning I don't love. And I HATE making lunches. But once Riley is off to school, the dog is worn out and sleeping on the loveseat (yes, we've given in, the blue loveseat is his. Sometimes he shares it with us. He just looked so darn happy there and would actually curl up and calm down that I couldn't help but give in. He has also claimed the green couch in the playroom along with the cats. They usually hope he doesn't notice them there!) and the kids are occupied making VERY abstract art. That part of the morning I love I can sit and eat breakfast and drink my sweet, sweet coffee and relax. Sure, I should be rushing so I can clean and get ready for craft fairs and card nights, but I sit. I relax. I contemplate life. Well, ok, I read blogs and check out Facebook. But still. It's nice. It's relaxing. Apart from naptime, it's the nicest time of day! I sit and am in complete denial about starting a crazy day. I put it off as long as I think I can, lol! The kids usually pull me from my perfect world of bagel, coffee and reading. It's a harsh way to leave my world. I can feel it happening now as stamps go flying and the whining starts. Sigh.

I'm not sure if I mentioned this here or not but I'm the featured DT member for Crop Addict this month. Here are some of my creations!

This is currently my favourite layout! I love the picture (of course!) and the cute little trees and the beautiful, earthy colours!

I'm thinking of starting and 8.5x11 recipe scrapbook. It will be practical and pretty :) This is my fave sugar cookie recipe. Still reminds me of Grammie and Grampie's house when I was a kid!

Another one of those cute trees :) I love using cardboard on layouts and cards. Gives such a great, rustic look!

The weekly challenge for the week is based on this card. I challenged the girls to use paper piecing (like my cupcake) on a layout or card.

This layout is a scraplift of THIS layout from the CA gallery. My monthly challenge to the girls was to pick a layout from the gallery that they LOVE and scraplift it. I love how this one came out. Eventually I will get first year albums of my kids finished! This is an 8x8 layout for B's album.

Be sure to check out the rest of the team's beautiful work! Tons and tons of inspiration there! You can find the gallery HERE.

Ok, fine, I will go and face reality. Blech! But I look forward to tomorrow morning's cup of coffee :)