Sunday, May 31, 2009

Splash Park

this awesome splash park is only a few blocks away from our house. we took the girls there yesterday and despite it being a little chilly the girls were in heaven running around in the water. within a few minutes both sophie and jaycie were down to just there panties so next time we will remember the swimsuits.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Why am I still awake?

Yes, I am awake at 2:00. I should be sleeping and I will be kicking myself in the morning but I just had to have a luxuriously long Sunday afternoon nap today. I figured I might as well do a blog post now since I'm up. 

I am pleased to announce that little Sophie muffin is all trained. She loves the potty and hasn't had a single accident for over a week. It only actually took 3 days to train her thanks to freezies (thanks Krystie!) She is not dry through the night but i am in no rush for that to happen. The best thing is that she will sit on the big toilet without her dora seat on it. I can actually go out and not put a diaper on her because she will go in the stores on the toilets there. We went to the science center on Saturday and she was so good- peed on the toilets there and didn't have any accidents all day. 
This picture was on the 2nd day of potty training and I kept making her sit on the potty every 30 minutes and stay on there for a few minutes. I went in to check her and she was asleep. It's a tiring job. 
Anyway Randee and I packed the kids up and went to the science center on Saturday. We live right on the LRT tracks so we figured it would be easier to just take the train... I'm not quite sure it was worth the few dollars we saved on parking. Anyway we hopped on the train in Shawnessy and headed down town. It took me back 8 years when jessica and I had to take the train to hair school every morning. I actually felt kinda sick to my stomach the whole time remembering those bitter cold mornings in our all black clothes (dumb dress code), getting up super early to get on that dang train. eeeew. I'm just remembering all those crazy people on the train that Jess and I tried not to react or acknowledge when they would talk to us... ok a flood of memories are coming back.. One time we were chased in the early early morning by some creeps that jumped out of there rapist van. There was NO ONE else around and they were saying "Were doing this for a reason!" I am freaked just thinking about it... Jess if you are reading I am sure you are too...Anyway I am trailing off. Soooo we each hauled our 2 kids on the train right down to where we went to school and walked to the science center. It was super fun once we got there. There is a fun exhibit for toddlers and Sophie and Jaycee had a real fun time.
I laughed when I saw this picture of Sophie. I am grateful for her cute little button nose when I see this.

...... speaking of crazy people on the train this guy got on the train on our way home and walked straight over to me and started touching Ella. I was getting so annoyed, sicked out and freaked out. A few minutes later he put his hand on my arm, looked me in the eyes and said, "You should get a job." I don't know what that meant, nor did I want to even get into it but I was sure glad to get off that train... I bathed Ella the second we got home. All in all it was a great day and we had fun... although I dont know if we'll be too eager to take the train anytime soon.

Monday, May 4, 2009

the last few weeks

A few things:
1. May 2nd we celebrated our 6 year anniversary! I am not gonna get all sappy and stuff but I will say it has been an awesome 6 years and I love this guy more than ever! He is the most wonderful husband and daddy and yay he's all mine!

2.Mandy Baker did an awesome photoshoot with Sophie and Grace. We threw the babies into a few pics too but the main focus was these little girlies. They were troopers and mandy was awesome! Check out her blog at 

3. We arrived in Calgary safe and sound! Our apartments are great and the area has everything. We have the LRT, library, walmart and a YMCA within a few blocks of our apartments. The best part is the Wolsey's are right across the hall which we all love. Since we have been here we have been potty training for the last week. Sophie actually took to it really good this time. I say "this time" because this is about round 35.... It's about time is all i can say. We will probably still stay home the rest of the week for the most part but she is doing awesome!!! We even went to Wal-Mart this morning for a few things and no accident! GOOD JOB SOPH!!!! She is giving me the best mothers day present I could ask for.

4. Ella is still as amazing as ever. She is just over 3 months and is the most perfectly contented baby and hardly ever fusses. I don't know what I did to deserve her... She has a good routine down and goes to bed at about 7:00 and only wakes up once a night averaging about 9-10 hours straight a night. I can't even believe how rested I feel in comparison to when Sophie was her age. Kristi let us borrow this little playmat and I am so grateful. I didn't have one of these with Sophie. It is so nice. Ella spends ALOT of time under there. I'm not gonna tell you how long i had her under the other day because I am pretty sure I will sound like the worlds most neglectful mother.

Anyway we are doing good and happy to be here. Spence is soooo busy and I never really see him but I am so proud of how hard he is working. He, for the most part loves being a manager this summer and is glad for the change. There is a lot more to deal with but it's worth it. Uh oh gotta go...  a certain little someone has to "pee on la polly".