Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Santa

These are our Santa Pictures thru the years. I can't believe how much Kyle has changed over the years. My Favorite picture is still the first one and I have it on my bed side stand all year round.

2006
Kyle is 6 months old.

2007
Kyle is 1 1/2 Years old.


2008
Kyle is 2 1/2 years old.
Just so you won't be worried this will be my last post for a while. Kyle and I leave for Australia today, so we can spend Christmas with our family there. I will be sure to take plenty of picture, and will blog all about it when I get back. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Gingerbread House

This week I thought that it would be fun to make one of those gingerbread houses with Kyle and H. Kyle thought that it was great fun, because he got to eat a whole bunch of the candy that went on the house. I don't think that H quite knew what she was getting into when she agreed to this. She told me that Kyle had some very firm opinions on how this should be decorated. For example: the marshmallow on the right window. But when H tried to put on on the left, he pulled it off and said no. He also didn't want a door knob. And he took a bite of a piece of candy, and then placed it back.
This was all pretty humorous to me, but I am not so sure H felt the same way.

Here are a few pictures of the final product. The last one was the only one I could get of Kyle and the house together. He really doesn't like the camera.






Sunday, December 21, 2008

More Pancakes

So Yes I made pancakes again this week. We love them in our household. But I thought I would show you more of the process. This is what it looks like in the pan, after you pour the batter in the mould. You wait until the pancake is ready to flip. Remove the mould. Flip the pancake.


And then this is what your left with. Really when you know what goes into it. Its really not all that fancy. But I have discovered that the box mix of pancakes doesn't do well. You have to make batter from scratch.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Elmo

So I did it. I broke down and took Kyle to see Elmo makes music live. The day of the show I was dreading it. I was expecting to hear lots of Elmo, and preschoolers screaming. Thank goodness this wasn't the case.Kyle was very well behaved. He didn't want to actually sit in his seat, but he stood the entire show, danced and sung along. I thought it was so cute. The show was able to hold his interest, which I think is no small feat. So If you have a little one, I would recommend the show to you.

After the show, we came home, I pulled off my Uggs that my lovely hubby bought me for Christmas. And then I see my son putting them on and walking around. I though that it was really cut, I tried to take a picture. I would stand in from of him, and as soon as the shutter opened. Click he turned around.


So I call his name, he is facing me and smiling. Click. He turns around again.
So I start running back and forth thru the small hallway. Trying to get a photo of his looking at me. He starts to think this is a really good game. So every time the Camera goes Click, he turns around.
This is the 11th shot that I took. This is when realise that his diaper had started to leak, and it was the end of fun and games. And since it was almost 10pm I decided that it was time for a book and bed.

I hope you have all had a great week. I know we have.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Etiquette

So today I was going to post about my new snowflake pancake mold, and show you pictures of that. But instead something happened to me in the parking lot of Lowes this morning that I feel the need to Blog about.

So after buying a couple of things at lowes, I wheel out my stuff in the cart, stop it next to my car, and pick up Kyle and start loading him into the car. As I am strapping him into his car seat, I look up, and there is a man. That is looking in my cart. He starts to move my stuff around. I quickly finish strapping Kyle in.

As I come around my car, and am saying "Excuse me sir" He is starting to pick my stuff up. He stopped when he heard me. But I want everyone out there just in case your mothers didn't teach you this, that it is bad etiquette to steal out of someones cart while they are strapping their child into the car.

Friday, December 12, 2008

One long Year!

So I learnt this morning that this is going to be an extra long year. Not only was it a leap year which gave us an extra day, but we are also getting an extra second, at midnight on new years eve. I didn't know this was possible, but apparently the earth rotates slightly slower than our clocks, so every now and then they give us an extra second.

I thought that was kinda neat and just had to share. Has this happened before in our lives? Does anyone remember this happening before?

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Winterising

Today I spend the day winterising the house. I really noticed one set of windows letting in cold air. So I bought this kit and sealed my windows. I always thought that doing this was kinda ghetto. But today I found a way to seal them with the blinds on the outside so you don't see the film. I have already noticed the difference. I always hated sitting on that couch, because it feels chilly. So maybe I will be able to use that couch this winter.

The other plus about using this product is that it cuts down on your heating bills. Now for those of you that know yes I do live on a military post, and my heating bills should be covered right. Not the case. A couple of years ago they decided what the right amount of electricity we could use, and if we go over that then we have to pay. Which I usually go over, cause I am home all day using electricity, and I do like it warm in here, so the heating is on. So I am hoping by doing a little winterising I will finally get under the base line. And maybe even get a refund. Yes if you conserve energy you get money back. Its the army's way of getting us to conserve energy.

So in a few months I will let you know if it makes a difference in what we spend on heat.
In case your wondering, these are really easy to install, all you need is a pair of scissors, and a hair dryer. Does anyone else have anything you do to your house in the winter to keep the cold out, or to save money? Let me know, I may want to try it.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Crazy Cat Wednesday

video

This is for you miss H. And just in case your curious, This was about two years ago, So Kyle is about 7 months old in the video.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Advent Calender

The year Kyle was born his mother bought us a really nice advent calender. And instead of filling it with candy it is filled with miniature ornaments, and towards the end of the month it has a miniature nativity. Most of these ornaments were my husbands when he was little. I guess his Aunt had given him a similar calender, and his mother saved most of the ornaments.

So today I was making some minor repairs on the ornaments. And what popped into my head was last year when we were letting Kyle open the doors for the first time, was Kris made up a story to go along with each ornament. This was really cute, and it worked well with the angels, and the three wise men. But over the years some of the ornaments had been lost. So when we pull of a little bird house or a windmill, Kris had to get creative. Since these don't really work in with the whole Christmas story.

These memories made me smile, and a little sad that he's not here this Christmas to tell the story. I am not nearly as creative with my stories as Kris is. I can't wait for next Christmas when he will be home to share his version of the Christmas story again. Enjoy your loved ones this year.

Does your family have any traditions that aren't exactly Traditional?

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Breakfast



This is what we ate for breakfast. What did you have?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Shoes

So its a little past nine tonight, and I am at the computer catching up on blog reading. And the doorbell rings. WTF... who is ringing my doorbell at this time of night? Well it was the UPS person. I say it was a person, cause I didn't actually see them, for all I know it could have been a elf. I can't believe that they are still out delivering this late at night. I bet its because of the snow, and the bad roads here in town.

Well the UPS person delivered me Kyles new Puma that I ordered last week. He had out grown his last pair, and I love them. They go on really easy, and I don't have to struggle to get them on. They are light weight, and don't have a really stiff and heavy sole. But that's not why I am blogging.

It the size of the shoe that got me. I ordered the next size, since Kyle had outgrown them. So that puts him in a size 10 shoe. I think that it crazy. At the beginning of summer he was wearing a size 7 shoe, and that was a little big. How can one foot grow that much in a few months. And the shoe looks so big. I couldn't believe how long the shoe looks. I measured it next to the last one, and it was only a little bigger, but for some reason it looks huge to me. Does anyone else go thru this with their children's clothes or shoes. It doesn't seem possible that he has a foot that big. Maybe I don't want to believe that he is growing up. I just wonder if his foot is this big now, then how big will it be when he's in high school? Its crazy to think about.

Well enough rambling for tonight. I hope you have a great Friday.

Christmas Lights


So this is a picture of our Christmas lights on the outside of our house tonight. I made Kris put them up before he left. But he wouldn't get up and do them on our top story. I am really considering hiring someone to do this for me. What do you think is it worth it?
On other news we went to the Vets today to have our annual shots, everyone looks fine, and Bella has lost 4 lbs in the last month. We had to put her on a diet, as she was a little over weight. The vet says she still could use to lose another 13 lbs. I think that's crazy, I never thought that she was that overweight. Poor girl. But at least shes losing now, and getting back on track.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Flowers in your hair.

So one the last night that Kris was in town we went out to eat at our Favorite restaurant in town called The Warehouse. Oddly enough it is in an old abandoned warehouse. We love the place cause it looks like a hole in the wall from the outside, but on the inside it is awesome. Half of the warehouse is a restaurant, and the other half is a art gallery. They showcase local artists, and every time we go there is new art up. We love to think that maybe one day we will be able to afford some of it. Ohh and we love that the menu changes. Everything that we have ever eaten there is awesome, and I don't think I have seen the same entree twice on the menu.

Apart for telling you about the restaurant, I was posting this picture, cause I thought that it was cute. The reason that I am wearing a flower in my hair, is that my lovely son picked it up off of my plate, and placed it there. And he thought it was the funniest thing I just love how his little mind works. And it reminded me of the great night we had as a family, before Kris left again. I hope you all have great times with your families, and don't take what you have for granted.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Not Me Monday


Well its that time of week again. Not me Monday. Hosted by McMama over at http://www.mycharmingkids.net. Feel free to play along if you like, or just checkout other peoples Not me Monday posts.

This week I did not:

Have to say goodbye to my husband yet again, and blubber all the way thru the airport on the way out.

I did not then puts us both back to bed once we got home.

When my son woke up at 6 this morning asking for juice, put him back to bed with a sippy full of water. And then have him almost sleep til ten before going in to check on him. Nope not me, I'm not that Kinda Mom.

I did not bake two loaves of pumpkin bread, and then forget to serve it on thanksgiving.

I did not watch my son put a penny in his mouth when I was changing hie diaper, and then panic when I realised that he swallowed it.

I did not then did thru poop all week to make sure that he passed it. Thankfully he did. Well he would have if he swallowed it in the first place.

I did not forget to take photos at Thanksgiving. And then I did not steal a picture from a friends blog, so I could post a picture of my own table on my blog.

I did not decorate for Christmas way early, just so my husband could help me put up the outside Christmas lights.

I have not been chewing on the right side of my mouth for the past five days, so the temporary crown that I feel is moving won't come off, since I know my permanent one isn't ready yet.

I guess I have been busy not doing things this week. So now its your turn. What did you not do this week?