So my friend posted a link to this article on Facebook yesterday, and I cannot tell you how it completely hit home for me (plus, it made me laugh out loud the entire time I was reading it). Hailey is a pretty good kid most days, but at least once a day she's on a timeout. It usually happens because she is just so rough with her brother, or because she completely ignored what I say. I know it's just a phase and that every kid goes through it, but some days it feels like I am the only person in the world at that moment who is dealing with a toddler.

She starts preschool in September, and I am so pumped for her. She already mentions school all the time and gets so excited when we walk by it. I'm so interested in finding out how she deals with sharing toys and other things with kids because that is something we fight about at home. She takes everything out of Gavin's hands: toys, food, diapers, soothers, and more toys...(don't ask me why he would be holding a diaper...)

With that all said, I love her, and she has made my life so much fun. Especially now that she is in major pretend stage. She wants to cook for me, and go to Africa, and take a train, and play with all of her little Fisher Price people in her dollhouse. It's a pretty good time.

I'm off - have a lovely weekend. Here's what I'm looking forward to:
  • seeing a long lost friend
  • attending a margarita party and having a night off without the kids (thanks mom & dad!)
  • days outside in the beautiful weather
  • taking Hailey to her first soccer team meeting!!
  • watching a movie with my sister
  • seeing how many dresses Hailey picks out to wear
Have a good one!


happy friday

I'm ticked off right now, and it's because my husband was proactive. I know, right? Ridiculous. I started making this yummy looking recipe but when I went to get the chicken to finish everything off, I discovered that Sal had taken it down to the freezer for another date. Probably because he thought it was what I wanted. Needless to say, I have a jar of peanut sauce sitting in my fridge for later in the week :(

We are having hot dogs and roasted potato fries. It's not thai chicken thighs, but still a pretty tasty supper for this lovely spring day!


...some outtakes from Gav's nine month pictures a few months ago...he does not.stop.moving.

My friends are going to hate me

...especially Tracey!

I got an email a few days ago saying that the Posterous website was closing down, thus closing down my blog. So here I am, back to where it all began. Back at the space where Jeaninne, Tracey and I shared this funny blog...I don't know why I like the idea of having one, especially since I hardly ever post. I mean, I could post photos and stories about being at home all day, but who wants to read that?

I've been stressing out a bit over the past few days as I got a letter in the mail from the damn guv'ment, saying that I have received my last EI maternity leave payment, despite the fact that I've still got over a month to go on my leave. Apparently, this is nothing new when it comes to the EI department. Have you had issues with them? Anyway, I'm still waiting for my promised phone call, although I'm not going to hold my breath. In the meantime, I'm going to start applying for new positions that are not full time, and hopefully something pans out. I still cannot imagine being away from these two little ones...

Sal is (finally!!!) done school for the summer. I can't wait to have a normal life once again, and now that the weather is nice I'm really looking forward to busting out our new trailer. He's already promised a daddy-daughter trip with Hailey which will be fantastic!!

So not much going on here - things are good, especially now that spring has finally come. For some reason this year I feel like I have finally come out of hibernation. I cannot tell you how much I love not having to put on the winter boots, jackets, toques, and mitts.

Have a lovely hump day!