Friday, November 26, 2010


A couple days ago, I was happily minding my own business, trying to ignore my kids, when I hear:

Marlie- I don't think we should do this.
Spencer- Its ok, we can clean it up later.

I went into the kitchen to discover this:

They are proud as punch. Not at all concerned about the huge mess that they just made! I cleaned it up, and left my kids alone, to play downstairs.
Later when I went into my storage room for something, I saw that they had opened my brand new package of toilet paper, took every roll (48) out. They thought toilet paper would make a good castle... I didn't get a picture of that.
I would love to know what goes through kids heads sometimes.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Chase turned 8 in August. Now he's old enough to go to Cubs. If there was one thing in life that I knew absolutely nothing about it would be Cubs. Sure Weston went to Cubs, but do you think that I paid attention to anything he did? Definitly not.
Cubs, I have discovered, is the funnest little club that a boy could join. You get to do fun boy things, play dodge ball, get badges, and hang out with 20 other 8-10 year olds. This past week, Chase got invested- basically sworn into this cool club. He was super excited. Matt and I both came to watch. Here he is pledging his allegiance.
I really don't think that he could have been more proud. After, I went up to him, and said how excited and proud I was, and he was just grinning ear to ear, and said, "I just feel soo happy inside". It really was the cutest thing. Now notice the wolf head, does that kind of creep anyone else out??
These are Chases 2 other friends, Kenny, and Keegan. What a fun day!
Now we just need to keep working on those badges. He is pretty close to getting his first badge and I'm pretty sure he will be proud as punch when that happens.
Good job Chase!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010


This Halloween I didn't take one single picture of my kids in their costumes!! I'm not sure how that happened, but it did. So I want you to just imagine this:

Nixon was a bumblebee- no effort was put into his costume, and he was incredibly grumpy. He did not enjoy Halloween even for a second.
Marlie was a pink bunny- she was just as cute this year in that costume, as she was last year.
Spencer was a pumpkin- his costume was too small, but he insisted on wearing it, so i let him.
Chase was a pirate- he insisted on wearing his costume to piano lessons a couple days before Halloween and forgot his sword there. He was really disappointed when I wouldn't drive to Lacombe to get it for him.
Kadie was an artist- very easy costume to make, and it was cute too.

This year for Spencer's pre-school, I had to bring a vegetable snack for their Halloween party. I wanted to do something fun, so I looked online, and found this cute idea:

Its supposed to look like Medusa. I thought it was really cute. I didn't put too many veggies on her, because really, what 5 year old kid is going to eat carrot sticks when some other mom brought Halloween cupcakes? I was right, after his school, I saw that about 5 carrots were missing. Anyway I liked the idea, and will make it again.
(And don't worry, that Medusa head hasn't gone to waste. Sometimes she will show up laying on Matt's pillow before he goes to bed, or even snuggled up next to Matt in the morning. If anyone wants to borrow her, just let me know.)

Birthday Dates With Grandma Gibb

My mom has a fun little tradition where, instead of giving her grand kids birthday presents, she takes them on a birthday date. The idea is that she will get to spend some one-on-one time with each of her grand kids. Unfortunately we live 4 hours from grandma, and shes not willing to drive up just to take my kids out on a birthday date. Luckily my parents come to Red Deer once a year, every November to the Ag. Show. (That's agriculture show, -of course).

So while my dads having the time of his life looking, and dreaming of all the cool new farm things available, my mom takes my kids on their birthday dates.

This year she took Marlie out first. They went out for lunch at A&W. Then they went out for ice cream, at the gas station. Blackfalds doesn't have a whole lot to offer in the food department. They were only gone for an hour, but Marlie loved every single second of her birthday date. And she told me every single detail of what her and Grandma did.
After lunch, she dropped Marlie off, and picked up Kadie, Chase and Spencer. They got to go bowling. It sounds like they had some really competitive games, but it turned out that Kadie got first place. After bowling they went out for ice cream too.
I love the birthday date tradition! And I know that my kids love every single second of it too! Thanks mom!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Weekend In HillSpring

Do you ever do things, and think your soo cool and funny when you do them. Only to wake up the next morning, and wonder what the heck was going through your head? That may- or may not have happened to me this weekend...

Luckily for me, there were no pictures taken with my camera, unfortunately, Brette and Leslie both had theirs...

I spent the weekend down in HillSpring for my Gpa's funeral.

My Grandpa Romeril passed away, at 97 years old. A friend of mine said that funerals for people at that age, are more of a celebration of their life. I really felt like that's how my Gpas funeral was. I definitely learned a lot of things about him that I didn't know before. It was also fun to visit with my cousins that I haven't seen in a long time. My Gpa will really be missed, but I just love to think of him and my Gma together again.

I absolutely LOVE hanging out with my family. This weekend was definitely action packed. There was a lot of Ticket to Ride, laughing, eating (a LOT of eating), dancing, and birthday celebrating. If you want more details on any of this, stay tuned on Brette, and Leslies blogs. Honestly, I had one of the funnest weekends in a long time!

But like I said before, sometimes you do things that you regret later...