Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Hubby came home with a racecar bed for Julien on Saturday. He was hoping that it might solve our bedtime drama.

It has helped a little - Julien now sleeps in his bed! He will fall asleep in there as long as I promise to rub his back. However, he still wakes up and crawls into bed with me in the middle of the night (I say me since J works nights right now)

Half the battle has been won - now on to getting him to start STTN again.....

Thursday, October 22, 2009

little people no longer

I withdrew Julien from his little people mornings class - I couldn't bear to take him another week. This week he spent probably 90% of the class crying - just not worth it to me since he isn't enjoying it.

He is however having a BLAST at tiny hoppers. We go to play classes there 4 times a week, and he really enjoys it.....hopefully this will help smooth the transition to nursery school come January!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

chick peas and chocolate chips - who woulda thought... would actually taste good?

I bought Jessica Seinfeld's book - deceptively delicious - last year. I tried a few recipes and was NOT impressed (at all).

But, since Jules is a cookie monster, I thought I would give her choc. chip cookies a try. Not so much to get the extra fibre/protein into him - more so that if he is eating a cookie, it's at least somewhat "healthy".
So, tonight after his bath (bad timing - he was a mess) we gave them a try. Very easy to make (same amount of work as my regular recipe) and I was very pleasantly surprised.

The chick peas almost turn into a nutty texture/taste, so you barely notice them. The cookies themselves are not all that sweet either.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

35 years of marriage!

Aunt Gail arriving solo

Uncle Bill arriving

Watching the slideshow
Dancing to their song

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

thanksgiving weekend

This weekend was interesting. Friday night my cousin threw a surprise anniversary party for her parents (35 years!). We had a great time. Also on friday, my mom found out that she fractured her foot - this actually happened about 3.5 weeks ago, she was just to stubborn to have it checked out. So, 5pm friday night my brother was driving around to places trying to find one open to give her an aircast. But, the cast didn't stop her from hitting the dance floor with her sisters!

Saturday, we spent the afternoon at the emergency room. Hubby sliced open his hand and needed stitches. Finding ways to entertain yourself can be quite the feat, but when you have a 2 year old in tow, it makes it so much worse. Julien and I spent the majority of time outside running in the trees - poor hubby, who hates needles, had to wait all by himself and was alone when the doc stitched him up.....

Sunday, J was not feeling to great - he decided to skip thanksgiving dinner at my moms. Dinner was great, the kids played outside in the leaves for ages.....

Monday - was a good day. J, Jules and I headed to the arboretum at the experimental farm. We walked around, took a stroll along the canal to the locks at Carleton U. Then headed to a chip wagon and home we came. Julien played on the laneway for a while (he was sweeping leaves under my car- I think he was trying to make a bed for tessa, the neighbours cat - we often find her sleeping under there)