29 December 2008

I love Disney/Pixar...


I know that they are a marketing giant, whose sole occupation is to infect my children's minds with their wares... but seriously.

Tonight, X ate a whole chicken schnitzel. This is no small feat. My 29-month-old son has not eaten a proper dinner in over 11 months. Dinner has consisted of the only foods he WILL eat - toast, oatmeal, baked beans, cereal, bananas, pb&j or nutella sandwiches and the occasional apple.

My Auntie bought him a mealtime set for Christmas (one of his many many presents from my family this year), branded with Disney/Pixar's CARS... 6 pieces of CARS to be exact. A water bottle with a snack compartment, a compartmentalised plate, a bowl, a cup with a lid and straw, and a spoon and fork. Pretty cool stuff, and I can tell you that as a kid, I'm sure I would have LOVED a similar set. (Insert Aladdin or Lion King instead of Cars however.)

Last night, we had zucchini dahl, a meal that USED TO BE his absolute FAVOURITE. He hadn't eaten it in 11 months. Last night he ate about half of it. Wouldn't touch the zucchini, just the lentils and the rice, but hey, it's a start.

Tonight, we had rice with chicken schnitzel. Granted, wasn't the healthiest schnitzel (it wasn't just a breaded breast, it was processed meat, similar to mcd's nuggets), but it was STILL chicken... and heck, I'm happy he had something other than bread for dinner!

Disney rocks, and my Auntie C is my hero. I'll say it again - SERIOUSLY.

12 December 2008

The traveling band...

Okay, so maybe we're not a band... but jeez we've put some miles on our van in the last 4 months! To Vancouver (TWICE, once via Penticton) in August / To PG in October / To Tacoma via Merritt and Penticton in November / and... PG this weekend.

I've taken some pretty good pics of the scenery along the way... have any of them made it to our online gallery... or even Facebook? Nope. And getting nagged left right and centre to put up pics of the boys!

It is tough though, since my computer isn't all that crash hot (hey, it's about 7 or 8 yrs old!) - it just doesn't really have much in the line of software (fix redeye, resize - well, could use paint I guess), and T is always on his computer (well, he IS a web designer) that I rarely get a chance to get in there and do it. But... I should kick him off one afternoon for a couple of hours and just get it done.

Speaking of getting it done... why is it that I always leave posting until I'm getting ready to go somewhere??? LOL The schedule of a mum... it seems I'm not the only one. I called a friend today to let her know we're on our way up there tomorrow... she's not even a mum yet (pregnant though), and she already experiences what we all do: too much on our plates, and a need to save the world. ;) She's also an entrepreneur, works from home, so maybe it's a work at home woman thing.

I have made a vow to myself to really start posting on my blog now. We have our stuff from Aus (thank God), and we're really starting to get into a routine. I had a GREAT idea last night as I was drifting off to sleep, about doing a video weblog, so I'm going to have to look into that. Maybe rotate a video post once a week with a typed post once a week. This kind of stuff will help me grow my network, grow my biz, grow T's, and basically just expand the horizon. (I'm all for activities that expand horizons! ;) ) I won't give too many details now, but it'll be about sharing my knowledge that I have about VARIOUS topics - everything from sewing and scrapping to breast-feeding and pregnancy to business and maybe hopefully even coaching.

And also speaking of getting it done - am I the only person that's slightly late with sending out their cards? I won't be able to send out as many as I want to this year, as time just doesn't permit. I HAVE to send hand-made ones (just my issue ;) ), but I only have 9 made! With I-don't-know-how-many people in my address book, I shudder to think what a task I have if I were to do them all. Well, it ain't happenin' sista! Not this year. I reckon we've had alot on this year, and I'm sure a few folks won't mind if I send out a New Year's Newsletter/Card instead. :D

Well, before I head off to bed, I have to pay tribute to the last concert that T and I went to.

We traveled 2 weeks ago down to Tacoma Washington (picked up my cousin F in Van), spent 4.5 hours at the border crossing (no, I'm NOT joking - FOUR AND A HALF HOURS).... all to see a LEGENDARY act: AC/DC.

Let me just say this: they were amazing. Brian, Angus, Malcolm, Cliff and Phil still ROCK after almost 4 decades - and kick butt. They have amazing endurance for men in their 50s and 60s - jeez, I don't think I could have kept up with them - REALLY! It was worth the wait - I just can't believe it took us this long to see them live!

Hmmmm... and who will we see in 2009??? Can't wait!

listening to: Foo Fighters, Cypress Hill, Alice in Chains
temp outside: -3°C/26°F (COLD!)

21 October 2008

posting again?

I can always hope...

Anyway, don't have much time for news, as I'm bagged and going to bed. But, in a fit of procrastination, found a little something...

Your Halloween Costume Should Be

Candy Corn

So apparently I'm a candy corn... ummmm... NO. LOL

That's it for now.

25 July 2008


yeah yeah, whatever. ;)

anyway, this is a shortie... am in the middle of packing up my life (yes AGAIN) to move to the other side of the world (yes, AGAIN). back to the land of the 4 seasons, none of this 9 months of summer and 3 months of spring crap. (kidding, i LOVE aus, i just can't handle the heat!)

i'm prompted to do this post tho 'cause tan started her own blog recently, artsty fartsy mumma, and while i was checking that out (don't forget, i am the QUEEN of procrastination, remember!?), i thought, HEY, haven't posted in awhile, maybe i should do that.

lots has happened, but no point in catching up atm, because i've been keeping in contact with most ppl directly (well, i guess i should just post a couple of things)...

- i used to work at bunnings... the first job in my entire life that i've enjoyed going to work every day for a whole year... (well, 1 year and 2 weeks) and i miss it like mad. the ppl are FANTASTIC, and the paint department was RIGHT UP MY ALLEY!

- i've become addicted to scrapbooking... this is ALL sam and tan's fault! i love the art side of it, the journalling (so important in my boys' books), and the fun of creating something that looks fantastic and that will be treasured for generations!

- have a crazy toddler now, x will be 2 in august! he's gorgeous, big for his age (about the same size as most 3 yr olds - hey, his daddy is 6'4", so this isn't a surprise!), and so independent and stubborn. just learning how to talk, and we HOPE starting to get THROUGH AND PAST the terrible twos.

- i'm an auntie! my wicked bro and his lovely partner deanna (whom i have yet to meet) had a baby at 3am on 3rd march this year... hailey dinnae. she is tooooo cute, and from the pics, looks so much like her daddy did! (but, i'll wait til i see pics of deanna as a baby too, she may look heaps like her too.)

- mum lived here with us for a YEAR... which was AMAZING. she left 6 days ago to head back, and i miss her so much its ridiculous.

- we have a gorgeous newborn son, shannon joshuah. he joined our family after 4 hours of labour (compared to x's 49 hours!) at 8am thurs morning, 29th may this year.

- t and i celebrated THREE YEARS of wedded bliss on weds... we went on a date to the flicks to see the dark knight... omg, what an AMAZING movie.... and omg, i've been MARRIED for THREE YEARS??? who'da thought me??? lol! think how much i'll spin out when we hit 20!!!!

- we leave in exactly 6 days, 17 hours and 35 minutes to go to canada. todd is RAPT... he's been hangin for this for 4 years! i'm so glad for him, because i have felt guilty keeping him here... but its time now... and my boys need to be near their family. i want them to grow up with the closeness that i grew up with.

okeley dokeley... time to get off this puter (todd's gonna kill me when/if he reads this...)

hugs to all... and no, i haven't posted on xman's blog lately either... but i will do that after we arrive back in canada... after i've recovered from jetlag that is. ;)

jeeeeeez, so much for a shortie.... LMAO

peace out!