Sunday, February 28, 2010

So early!

My kids get up early. Bridget is usually up around 5:45-6 and the boys get up at 6:30 only because we got them a clock and make them stay there and be quiet til it hits that time. They're usually awake before that...around 6ish or so. So, here I am blogging while they watch Diego. We were trying to watch the rest of the movie Atlantis, but Mommy is having technical difficulties with the DVD player (give me a break, I haven't had any coffee yet!). On Demand is so much easier to work, lol!

This is my first blog post on my brand new laptop. It's so pretty and the keyboard is so nice (and clean!) to type on. It even has a left shift key (which my old laptop lost long ago to little fingers). I think we've finally got most things transferred over and soon my old laptop will be lost to linux (as is the case with all old computers in my house...we now have 5. I may convince Kevin to give one up someday. I can't say much since I have a room full of scrapbooking supplies. I could use the 'I'm preserving memories line, but that doesn't usually fly :)).

I still need to take pictures of my newest layouts! As soon as the sun comes up (waaahhhh, it's so early!!), I will do that and try to post later today.

I should have really posted this sooner, but there's an awesome cyber crop going on at LCOM to welcome the new Design Team! There are some really fantastic challenges and games and fabulous prizes to be won. The deadline for challenges to be completed is Thursday so there's still lots of time to play!

I'm going out on a limb and applying for the Lily Bee design team. They are a newer company and this is their first DT call. LCOM is apparently the first Canadian retailer to sell their stuff (Tanya knows a good thing when she sees it and never fails to get us the coolest stuff out there!). Some of the stuff I wanted to use for this call was sold went fast! So, I have to work with what I have. Here is my first layout that I did for the call...still putting some finishing touches on my second:

Wish me luck!! I'm sure there's some pretty stiff competition, but it never hurts to try right? Any experience is good :)

Oh, I should mention too that I had a layout requested for Canadian Scrapbooker's Summer Edition. That makes a full year (ok, so it's only 4 issues, but still...) of being published with them. And it's still exciting. I have a take on the cover for the Spring issue that's out exciting to be asked to try out for the cover even if I didn't get it. The layouts that they picked for the cover and all the takes are AMAZING so it was awesome to just be included in that group!

Now we're watching Dora...sigh. Guess we'll go for breakfast soon so I can make my much needed coffee. Kieran isn't happy to be watching Dora because she's a girl. He likes Diego because he's a boy. He's been very into the boys are awesome and girls stink thing lately. He's not even 4! And he doesn't get it from Riley...he's quite content to be watching anything really, haha! The other day Kieran told us that boys were smarter than girls. We tried to convince him that that wasn't really the case, but I don't think he's buying it! I think one of the girls at preschool told him that she didn't like boys so he's retaliating.

I can't believe that Bridget is going to be 2 soon! Time sure flies! Though she certainly seems grown up. She can do some of getting dressed herself, puts on her coat and boots, she used the word 'either' in a sentence the other day which kind of surprised me, she understands and says so much and has word sounds that she shouldn't necessarily have for years (she actually says 'thank you' with a 'th' sound rather than 'tank you'...I'm not even sure Riley had that sound that early and his language skills were always above average) It's crazy...makes her seem so old. We're working on colours...she has a mental block there, but they're almost there I think. I'm still going to call her a baby at least until her birthday...and probably for a year or so after, haha.

Ok, I think I can go get breakfast now! Have a great day, everyone!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Go, Canada, Go!!!

Are you watching the Olympics? We are and loving it! It's so nice to have something the whole family can watch and I love the cheers of the kids..."Go, Canada, Go!!!" They're totally into it! I could do without the dorky CTV hosts...blech. But all in all we're enjoying it. Big hockey game tonight. I'm so not into hockey, but it should be fun to watch even for me :)

Sorry to all my loyal fans (hahahahaha) for not posting in so long. There have been several times I've been going to and realized that I had nothing to say :) But, I've been slapped on the hand by several people. So here it babbling on about nothing! I tried changing the blog around. I'm not happy with the header really...I like the picture but not the title colours. I got tired of playing with it though, so there it is! And the background is a V-day one, but I figure since I haven't blogged at all in January, that's all good. Plus, it matches the picture colours :)

I had dinner with some fun gals on Friday night (my sister-in-law and cousins-in-law...oh, and my lovely new niece who slept through a lot of it). It was so much fun to get out, have a glass of wine (and a very spicy, spicy good, but I think my mouth is still burning!) and lots of laughs. Thanks for the night out girls!!

Yesterday Kevin and I went to an auction. We didn't end up buying anything, but we saw the process (we'd never been to one before) and it was nice to be out together. The kids had fun at Grammie and Grampie's. Yesterday morning Kieran actually informed me that he was going to live there when he grows up. Heehee. He called Grammie to inform her. Then in the afternoon we went to the museum. There was a nice new interactive exhibit on meteorites which the kids really liked. Of course the big draw is always just playing in the playroom there (you know, cuz it's so much cooler than the 1000 toys they have here!). We had supper with the cousins which is always fun :) Wow, tonight we ordered pizza so I just realized I haven't cooked supper in a really long time, lol! Guess pork chops are on the menu for tomorrow.

Today was a relaxing day...went to church, made some cards (while B had a really long nap...nice!), did a bit of cleaning, watched some Olympics and ate pizza...perfect day to me!

Well, I must be off to watch the hockey game with Kevin and do some scrapping. I have yet to take pictures of my most recent layouts, but here's one I did for challenge on LCOM a few weeks ago. Keep in mind that the challenge was "playful" so I decided to use some bright colours. Very different for me, but I still kind of like's fun!

Good night all, and happy reading to at least Jill, Kim, probably some Amys, and my parents and all of my other adoring fans who choose to remain anonymous, lol!