Thursday, February 17, 2011

Okay Maybe I might be bias

I was watching Sweet pea play the other day.  She amazes me with her play.  She had a baby in her arms and was getting in and out of a small plastic bin.  Suddenly like she just got this brilliant idea, she got out, put her baby in the bin and went and got her blankie to cover the baby with.  Then she started to sing the lullaby that we sing to her every night.  Sweet pea is 17 months old.  My fourth child and I've never had one so young be so exact with her pretend play.  I wasn't expecting it and got blown away by how clever she is.  She doesn't do a lot of climbing and risk taking but her mind is extraordinary.  She has an amazing vocabulary and can count.  Maybe it's just that I'm her mommy but I think she's got to be the smartest 17 month old in the world!  I can't wait to teach her more.

On another note I've always looked at my 3 year old "I" as indestructible.  Like a tiny little superhero.  Well I've found his kryptonite.  He's so hyper, curious, tough and busy but he's got a soft side inside him.  He hates it if i'm sad or if he's hurt someones feelings.  Suddenly he turns to mush.  A sweet little ball of mush.  He's going to be a hard one to judge for those girls as he gets older.  It takes a bit to break through that tough guy outside.   The other day, he fell down and a chair fell on top of him.  He got up and he says "I'm okay I'm okay"  not a tear in his eye and then suddenly he says. I think I'll take a rest on the couch.  LOL.. tough little guy.

anyway, those have been my thoughts the last few days.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Snow, Sleds and Friends

Whew! It's been almost 2 weeks since I wrote an entry.  Last entry I wrote that I was just recovering from a stomach virus.  Well that virus decided to make it's way to my J as well.  Poor girl had to miss a birthday party that weekend.  To add to that, Sweet pea cut 4 teeth during last week as well.  That makes for a busy busy week and a half for this mom.  So finally this past weekend we were able to actually get together with our friends.  On Friday night, I got to go to Charlottetown with 5 ladies to celebrate my friend Holly's birthday.  We headed to the mall and then out for supper.  We had a great time!

When Saturday came along, it was a beautiful day so we (and two other families) decided it would be a perfect day to go sledding.  So in the afternoon we headed to the hills in the parking lot of the car dealership that Hubby works at.  These hills were massive and steep.  Made for fast sledding and a good workout climbing back up.  I think the kids lost interest in sledding before the adults did! LOL  The kids just played in the snow while we adults took a few more turns going down the hill. After we were exhausted, we headed over to my house to start supper.  Hubby had decided to stay home and take care of Sweet pea and our friend's little 10
week old Juliette so he was able to get fried chicken in the oven. YUM!

  I had wanted to take a picture of the sledding but completely forgot to bring my camera with me.  Sooo I took a picture of what happens when 8 children strip down wet winter snow gear in my tiny little mudroom.

 The lovely Beth cooking bacon for our potato skins!
Someone's gotta hang with the baby!

 yum oven fried chicken!!

We did put Nathan to work mashing the potatoes.. The apron matches his shirt don't ya think?

 Nathan was starving.. of course he's always ready to eat!

All the munchkins!  It's amazing that we find ways to fit all of these kids in our house.  Now looking at the picture, I realize that they are saying Grace.  Which they did without us even realizing it!  Good little kiddies!

After supper the younger three decided to take some time to play some leapster.  So cute!

All in all, it was a perfect day!  I love getting together with my friends and I love their kids like my own!  I love my life!