Monday, October 10, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm mostly thankful for this little bunch of mine, and that they're all finally over the mystery illness. 
I am one blessed Mama.

my artist

Hailey is the artist of the family. She'll do a craft whenever she possibly can, and my table is never without her box of markers and papers all over it. Some days I catch myself getting upset with her because there's just so. much. stuff. everywhere! 
And then I realize how thankful I am that she loves to do these things and every time she draws something new the pride in her face just lights up the room. How could I get upset about that?
 Her recent obsession is these beanie boo stuffed animals. They come in all sizes, and they really are adorable. Her favourite thing to do with them, of course, is drawing them. She sits them in front of her and draws and draws until she's gone through about about 5 pages perfecting it. Then she writes her name on the perfect one, and hangs it up on the fridge to show off to anyone who passes by.
I hope she never grows out of her love to draw.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Friday, October 7, 2016

today's happenings

Not too much going on lately. 
Rocket comes and goes, but he's still hanging around. He pretty much disappears during in the daytime, but it really depends on the day.
He's only allowed to sleep in the house now because he's so rough with the kids. He comes to the door at the end of the day and he goes straight into his crate, and happily up to his hammock bed. 
He's pretty cute, and he gets a cookie every night when he comes in. :)  
 Hailey and Gracie are still sick. 
I'm so done with this thing. 
Gracie's had almost a full week off school, and Hailey seems better for some of the day, then all of a sudden she'll have a fever again. I'm at my wits end. 
Tonight we hung out and watched some movies and I'm really hoping that by Monday these two will be back to themselves.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

doctor fail

Her expression says it all.
 We're lined up to see a new family doctor, so instead of going to our old family doctor, I figured we'd go to the walk-in clinic to see what the heck is up with these kids!  They just can't shake whatever this is.
We waited 2 hours to see the doctor, who prescribed them both an antibiotic, which he said wouldn't do anything to make them better, and a new inhaler. 
Great! The inhaler would be awesome.
We get to the pharmacy and wait another 40 minutes for our prescriptions to be filled, (obviously no one was in a hurry today) just to find out that the inhaler he prescribed isn't even approved for kids under 12. Hailey is only 5!! 
Geeze. So, the pharmacist refused to fill that prescription (thankfully), and we went home with a useless antibiotic. 

 And that's what I get for bringing them to the doctors. 

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

park day

We had another beautiful day today. It seems to be the trend these days! 
Yuli and I decided to the take the dogs and the kids for a walk to the park down the road. 

 Hailey and Gracie still aren't feeling 100% so we took our time getting to the park, and they took it easy there too. Poor Gracie is just not herself. 

 And then, Ben announced that he had to go pee. 
So, we headed home!

Friday, September 30, 2016


Well, everyone has officially gotten the "plaque" that Matt had. Or something different. Who knows. 
But it's awful, and this is my living room right now. Blankets, PJs,  and TV are taking over. 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

warm days

 We've had unseasonably warm days, and we've been trying to take advantage of it as much as possible! 

Fall is upon us! least trying to be. Check out that undecided tree!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

this girl

"Mum! Take a picture while I try to blow a giant bubble!"

Friday, September 23, 2016

more like himself

We're in the process of getting rid of a nasty bug going around the house. 
My little Benny had this thing for a good couple of weeks, and just couldn't shake it. Finally, as of today, he's starting to feel a little more like himself. 

 Gracie totally cracked me up. She got out of the shower and she was still wrapped up in her towel, but wanted to show Benny how to make a "serious like batman" face.  So, she tried to hide behind the table, placing only her head on the table. Ha Ha! Such a weirdo.
 This was his shot at it.
 But he can only hold a serious face for so long.
I'm just so glad he's starting to feel better.