Friday, October 19, 2012

My Little Cowboy

Hey team.  So, Gary has been gone most of the week.  He went hiking with his LEAD class to Garibaldi Lake.  One day I hope to join him!  Then, he had parent teachers last night.  So, I'm looking forward to having my parenting partner back this weekend!  Although, he came back sick.  Not cool.   Nya was sick enough, with just a cold, to need Tylenol for the first time in her little life.  I am so thankful that I had very minimal work to do this week.  Purposely.  I could just focus on keeping the house in order and the kids alive:)

I feel like a pile of junk.  I have had barely any time to run and I've been eating terribly at night.  Apparently when Gary's gone and the kids are finally in bed,  I need to eat ice cream straight out of the container?  And let me tell you, I probably ate 4x what I normally would.  So ya, won't do that again.

I am starting to train for a 10 km race which takes place in February.  Except, well, I haven't signed up for it yet.  This means I haven't really started training yet.  I will.  Just need to get a program to follow.  I think that this whole taking care of three kids, one being a newborn, plus never sleeping more than 4-5 hours at a time, just drains me.  Time to start taking some iron pills again.  And seriously, the laundry?  NEVER ENDING. At least one load per day.  I'm tired of it.
We are taking pictures at the fall carnival again this year.  It's on Oct. 27th, from 5-8pm, at Southridge Fellowship if any of you want to come out.  It is a ton of fun and always a western theme.  Here is Koen testing out our backdrop and props.  I was looking for a burlap type material but it was pricey so I just bought some curtains (50% off from Fabricland) that sort of looked like it.  I think we'll have people sitting on hay bales.  Should work. Testing it out on Koen cost me 5 chocolate chips.
My oma (dad's mom) came for a visit.  I love her and I have such good memories of her and her house in Lethbridge.  Here she is with my little sis Trish and her daughter Hannah.

I sold a bunch of Nya's clothes for 0-3 months at a local store called `Once Upon A Child'.  So great!  They only take stuff in really good condition and I pretty much made back about 75% of what I spent on her clothes.  I buy 95% of her stuff second hand anyway.  So ya, dressing her so far hasn't cost me much!

Finally, I have a flip cell phone.  The old fashioned kind.  I never text.  It's for work/emergencies/calling Gary when I go out.  I'm thinking of getting an iPhone.  What is stopping me?  As much as I want internet access at any time, I'm scared I will use it too much.  It drives me crazy seeing moms on their phones all the time.  When Kai was in preschool, all of us moms would talk while waiting for our kids.  Now, everyone is on their phone while I stand there talking to Nya.    Thoughts on how you limit yourself or how often you use it?

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  I have three photo sessions and I'm hoping to do at least two of them...this weather is not the best:(  It's hard to reschedule though because there's not really a lot of room to do so AND who knows if the weather will get any better...oh well.

Have a great night.
Love, Louise


  1. I love Once Upon A Child! It's a great store!

  2. Anonymous4:53 PM

    Where is once pon a child? I have tons of clothes to purge:)

  3. STeph-it's behind the STaples in Langley (200th). They only take stuff that is in perfect condition and new styles. So, they are picky but ya, good place to shop too!

  4. Argh, for the sickness. No fun!
    I think the fact that you are even thinking about doing a 10km is amazing! I was never really able to get back to running before the 1 year mark. The sleeplessness is sure tough so I hope you can get some sleep soon.

  5. Ahhh the iphone! I struggle with this everday...! Sooo heres our plan: unlimited text, some phone time, and no data. Why no data? I dont go on it unnless im Home - and if I do need need need the internet, I usually hit up a tim hortons or McD's that have free wireless. Saves me BIG time on the bill - and can usually get free wifi in every little town around here :) Just a thought!

  6. I too bribe with chocolate chips! Love it! (And I should sign up for the run with you...)

  7. I would agree with Ade; if you have unlimited texting and some phone time, get either a SMALL data plan, or none at all. I don't have internet access on my phone and i'm THANKFUL. i can still text if needed but i don't sit there scrolling through my phone...there's nothing to see! :)

    glad the weather turned out for your sessions this last weekend! I am hoping this coming weekend is good as I have a few then too; SO hard to reschedule when the schedule is already full, hey? :(