Thursday, April 26, 2012

End of April

I have been busy. I know everyone is busy. But that doesn't make it any easier to take. I haven't posted on my blog since mid-April... I never did my 12 on the 12th of Instagrams... Isn't that lame? The last time I was here, I was worried, because I was 2 weeks behind in my project life book [gasp] I'm pleased to say, I'm current again people!

This week I'm also following along with  Ali Edwards A Week in the Life project. This is the 4th time I've done it. My kids are indeed TIRED of looking at my camera... I try to be discreet, but it's not always easy. The first time I did it was 2008. It was right after we'd got back from our Greece trip. My kids were itty-bitty babies... Mason was in Grade One, and looked so little. Madelyn was only three... Mason was just learning how to ride a 2-wheeler, and Madelyn was trying to master the trike. I'm so grateful I've captured every day things, that otherwise I wouldn't have.

I missed 2009. I can't believe it, but I did.

I captured 2010, 2011 and now 2012. When you're dealing with life, every day, taking pictures of dishes might seem silly. But when you look back and see the kids 'kid dishes' you no longer have, you think... Right... I remember that. Some things stay the same [I've still got my favourite mugs] There are still chores to be done on a daily basis. Furniture is still the same. But some things have changed over the years. Vehicles, clothes, hairstyles. I'm so glad I've kept up with this.

So, I'm kind of cursing myself this week, because along with working on my project life stuff, I'm also trying to record our every day in more detail. But next when I look at this book down the road, I'll be so glad I've done it.

Today, I'm home sick this this little munchkin too...

The school called and he came home yesterday morning. Yesterday he slept on and off all afternoon, with a high temperature. This morning he still had a fever. I took him to the doctor. She feels he's not got anything that requires antibiotics. But I'm not quite as sure. He's slept almost all day... I woke him to take him to the Dr. She swabbed his throat, and told us we could phone the lab to find out results in 2 days. She also gave us a prescription in the event it comes back positive for Strep Throat. [I'm suspicious that it is indeed strep, it seems to be going around the school] He came back home and headed right back to bed. Hate it when my kids are sick... I wish I could make it go away.

Monday, April 16, 2012

A bit of Catch Up!

I'm a bit behind posting project life pages. And in real life, I'm two weeks behind... Eeks. That gets me a bit ancy... It's exactly what I didn't want to have happen. But it's OK. I'm going to catch up this week. Here are weeks Eight through Twelve:



I am still loving this project. I look on-line at other people's project life layouts, and I always feel like I could do better. Some of them are so simple... I think I tend to make mine more work than it needs to be. But it's so many little details that I wouldn't have might not have captured before. It makes me look at nearly everything differently. But I do have to say, that if my kids thought I was psycho with a camera before... Then now they probably think I've lost my mind completely. And that's just the way it is.

I have a couple of tweaks left to do on Week Thirteen, and then I have to catch up on weeks  14 & 15. Maybe those two weeks will be simpler? But I doubt it.


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Our Easter Weekend in Pictures

Blogger has changed it's behind the scenes format a lot little bit. I'm not happy. I'm having a hard time right now, figuring things out. Have I mentioned how much I hate change? Um yeah, I do. The darn format is completely different on my end. The part you don't see. I'm not a techy kind of girl. My Mum thinks I am. Thanks Mum. But I can assure you, I'm not. So when things change I tend to whine/fuss and maybe even freak out a little bit.

Here's the thing. Having a hard time with getting pictures and text here... So I've now taken care of the text, time to 'import' pictures. Wish me luck... Cross your fingers.... Here's our weekend in photos:

We had our Easter Dinner on Good Friday. Quick self-timer family shot!

She's still loving her glasses...

Dying Easter Eggs.

A walk up Nose Hill. Check out the porcupine bottom left.

Easter Morning, reading their new books left by E. Bunny.

So, it looks like this post is going to work out for me this time around... I guess I need to complain out loud to everyone, and then of course things will work.

I know in a few weeks, this new changed format will the the new 'normal', but right now I still fondly remember the 'old format'. Kind of like how I sometimes remember life pre-kids... Actually, no, that's a lie. Life before kids is pretty fuzzy now... And I have to be honest, on Sunday morning, when they were both reading their books, the house was Q U I E T, and it was pretty sweet...