Saturday, 29 June 2013

Happy 14th Birthday Middleman!

14 years ago today, at exactly 2:14 am, my sweet angel, Middleman, was born.  Weighing in at 7 lbs 3.5 ozs, he was perfect.  He still is.  :)

Middleman is quiet, sensitive, easy-going and oh so intelligent.  Everyone always has such amazing things to say about him.  I am so proud to be his Mom.  

Happy Birthday Middleman.  I love you tons and tons!

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Friday, 28 June 2013

Happy Birthday Boy Oneder!!!

Seventeen years ago, at precisely 5:23 pm, I became a mother.

My sweet little 6 lb, 15 oz baby boy changed my world entirely...and only for the good. 

He is the most responsible, hardworking, wonderful young man and I am so blessed to have been chosen to be his mother.

Happy, Happy Birthday Sweet Boy Oneder.  Have a fantastic day!

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Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Middleman's Milestone

Middleman's Graduation Ceremony was last night.  My boy graduated grade 8 WITH HONOURS!!!! 

We are SO proud of our boy.

Official Graduation Photo

Just after receiving his Honours Medal

Midldeman with his Grade One teacher, Mrs. C.

Tomorrow is the official last day of school.  He is staying home today, simply because everyone else is also staying home.  He will definitely be there tomorrow though to get his awesome report card and to be clapped out by the entire school...more on that with a video tomorrow.  <3>

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Monday, 24 June 2013

Manic Monday

A drive-by update...

  • Threepeat has two more days of Senior Kindergarten before school is out for summer;
  • Middleman has four more days of elementary school before he goes off to high school;
  • Boy Oneder finished his last exam today and has completed grade more year of high school left;
  • My Granny, my only living grandparent, turned 94 last week.  She lives in England, so we spoke to her yesterday to wish her a happy birthday.  I miss her dearly and wish we lived closer;
  • I have fallen completely off the GI Diet wagon.  Dieting in the summer is near impossible.  Hubster and I are still trying to be careful and will get back on that wagon again soon, but for now, we are going to enjoy some summer treats. :);
  • I am slowly learning that not everyone has the same morals, values and level of courtesy as me.  I am learning to once again, lower my expectations so as to avoid hurt.  I was let down several times this weekend by a few friends and it stings.  I, however, will continue to be the best person (and friend) that I can be;
  • It's hotter than hell outside;
  • We are looking at moving houses.  Hubster and I saw some gorgeous homes this weekend.  We are working out our finances to see if a move is doable or whether we are better to renovate this house.  I would like to move, but Hubster is leaning more to renovating.  I'll keep you posted;
  • On Friday, Boy Oneder turns 17;
  • On Saturday, Middleman turns 14;
  • On July 15th, Dudley turns a year;
  • On August 17th, I turn 44;
  • Work is awesome.  I have 15 of the most amazing people working for me.  I got myself a new corner office with a wall of windows and I absolutely love it;
  • Overall, life is good.  I am blessed with an amazing husband and three fantastic boys.  That, my friends, is all that matters.
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Friday, 21 June 2013

Five Question Friday!

It's finally here!  FRIDAY!!!

Another busy week is coming to an end!

Middleman's school soccer team won the championship in the local school tourney, UNDEFEATED!  They played like superstars and had a blast with all their friends!  They ended up with a HUGE trophy!  Very well-deserved!

Threepeat graduated from Sernior Kindergarten...sniff, sniff.  Wasn't he just born like yesterday??  Here he is with his diploma and the most awesome teacher EVER:

Next week, Middleman will graduate from grade 8!  Boy Oneder is in the throws of exams and will finish grade 11 on Monday.  Holy moly...time flies.

Being Friday, it's time for Mama M's Five Question Friday!!

Let's roll:

1. Have you ever been robbed and how did you handle it?

Yes.  In 1997 while we were staying temporarily at my in-laws' house while our new house was being finished.  We went out for about an hour and a half and came home to a broken side door and a ransacked house.  They took ALL of our jewellery, which was in my underwear drawer.  My bras and underwear were thrown all over the bedroom...I threw every single piece away...I felt SO violated.  :(  We went through hell with the insurance company and were only able to recoup a small amount compared to what was stolen thanks to riders and rules on how much we could claim.  I was most devastated by the fact that they stole my Nanny B's engagement ring.  It was probably worth $100.00, but in my heart it was worth MILLIONS.  I still cry sometimes about that.  :(  I hope the robbers were caught some time over these years and have paid for their's a hideous feeling when you are robbed. :(

2. What do you do at a kids function when Parents don't behave? Meaning they are the ones being impatient and rude.

Usually, I walk away.  BUT....if you are rude and impatient with MY kid....get the heck out....I'll take you down baby!

3. Have you heard of a potty party? Will you/have you had one for your child(ren)?

Potty Party?  Never heard of it, but if it's what I think it is, it's RIDICULOUS.  Is this where you bring your kids to someone's house and they all sit on the potty and pee together?  That is gayer than gay and I certainly don't mean in a homosexual way....the is LAME!  PLEASE....tell me mothers don't really do this!!!

4. How young do you think kids should be when they start taking swim lessons?

I like the idea of having the kids get used to being in the water right from infancy (6 months-ish).  But for actual lessons, where they learn to swim?  Probably at about 3 years old.

5. What makes you happy?

Not a lot.  I am a pretty sad person most of the time...I am always in pursuit of being happy.  I like sun on my face, wine in my glass and music playing while I relax.  Yes, I could say my kids, but everyone says that. ;)   Have a stupendous weekend!  Ours will be quiet.  It's supposed to rain ALL weekend, so I guess my house will be super-clean!! Pin It

Friday, 14 June 2013

Five Question Friday

It's been a busy week!  Two soccer games for Middleman...both big wins; great things happening at work and we are gearing up for a bouncing summer!

I don't have a lot of time today, so let's get going with Five Question Friday!

1. What do you appreciate most about your children's Dad?

His patience.  It takes A LOT to get him riled.  He is the complete opposite of me...I fly off the handle very quickly.  I am grateful that he can deal with issues in a calm, subdued manner.

2. Do you always wear your seat belt?

Always.  It's the law here and I feel weird if I don't have it on.

3. Do you dream and do you remember them?

I rarely dream and if I do, I will usually only remember it for a short time.  The one recurring dream I have is being in or watching a plane crash.  I hate that dream because I wake up in a panic every time. :(

4. What is one thing you swore you'd never let your kids do before having them, that you have now changed your ways about?

One thing?  Pffft.  There are MANY.  Staying up late; eating in the family room; eating junk food; watching movies that are not really appropriate for their age; sleep in our bed...I could go on, but I won't.  Suffice it to say that I was full of knowledge before I had kids...then I had kids and realized that it's harder than I thought.  I have genuinely good kids, so even though I let them do things I swore I wouldn't, I'm obviously doing SOMETHING right.  ;)

5. If you could be granted one wish, what would it be?

Health and love for my family always.   Have a fantastic weekend! Pin It

Monday, 10 June 2013

Manic Monday!

This weekend went so quickly, although the days were long...does that make sense?

Saturday was clean the house day.  We had a couple of bouncers out and the boys cut the grass while I cleaned indoors.  We had a nice barbequed steak dinner and just kind of hung out.

Sunday started with a soccer practice for Middleman, while Boy Oneder and Hubster picked up the bouncers.  Threepeat had a playdate with his bestie from daycare in the afternoon and Boy Oneder spent the afternoon at the mall with his girlfriend.

Hubster, Middleman and I went over to the local driving range to shoot a few balls.  I was a little nervous about how badly I would do, as I haven't golfed since just before I got pregnant with Threepeat in 2006!  My first shot was a disaster, but from the second shot, I KILLED it.  I hit quite a few 150 yard balls and was very accurate too!  Towards the end of my basket, I was getting tired and sore, so the last few balls weren't very good, but come on...not bad for almost seven years off the course!  Driving the balls did give me the itch to play again though, so I need to get out to a course, and SOON!  I am suffering today arms ACHE!  LOL!

Tonight, Middleman plays soccer against the team he played with last year.  It should be fun to see them again and exciting to see who wins!  Unfortunately, it's raining and it's supposed to continue raining all evening.  :(  Ah well, umbrellas and raincoats it is!

The best news of all is that I have lost 6.5 lbs in ONE WEEK!  Hubster and I both started the Glycemic Index Diet by Rick Gallop.  I haven't been hungry once, I am not deprived of many of my favourite foods, I don't have to count calories and I don't have to do any special is the DREAM lifestyle!  I will keep you posted, but my ticker up there under my header will also keep you updated.

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Friday, 7 June 2013

Friday again! YIPPEE!!

What a week we have had!

Monday was surprisingly uneventful.  Hubster and I started our new lifestyle, using the GI Diet as a means to not only lose weight, but to eat healthily.  I actually LOVE this plan.  I don't have to count calories or look at fat content...I simply eat foods that are on the green list and avoid foods on the yellow and red lists.  Simple.  And the green list is not all bird and rabbit food either!  We've had lasagne, salmon, chicken, lots of veggies and Hubster can even have brown rice!  I highly recommend this plan.  I've already lost 3.5 lbs!  WOO HOO!

Tuesday evening my dear friend, Chantelle, came over for dinner and a nice catch up chat.  I love that girl like a sister.  We had a few laughs and caught up on almost a year's worth of chat!

Wednesday morning at 11:17, I received a call from Threepeat's school...he's sick with a tummy ache.  I head home to pick him up and work from home.  He had some chicken soup and declared, "Mom!  Your chicken soup cured me!  I feel great!"  Sigh.  I contemplated taking him back to school, but he swore he's be quiet and watch TV while I worked.  He really was a good boy, so I gave him a hooky pass...just this once...with a warning that it's bad to fake sick.  He swears he wasn't faking.  LOL

Wednesday night, Middleman was injured at his soccer game...ten minutes into the second half, he went to kick the ball and went down like a tons of bricks.  No idea why, but we now know that his calf muscle seized and cramped into a ball.  He was rolling around in excriutiating pain, while I stood, helpless, on the sidelines.  We all thought he had broken his leg.  After what seemed like an eternity, his coaches carried him off to the sidelines, where he remained, lying down, for the rest of the game.  Thank God for great coaches...he called out to Hubster and gave a thumbs up sign so that we wold at least breathe a little easier.

At the end of the game, Middleman was still unable to stand, let alone walk, so a couple of the fathers carried him to the car.  When we got home, his muscle was still as hard as a rock, in a full spasm!  He was in alot of pain!  I gave him Advil and a hot water bottle and put him to bed.  Hubster took him to the walk-in clinic Thursday morning and they said it might be torn and is definitely strained.  He was told to walk with crutches and not play soccer for at least a week. 

Middleman stayed home for the day and I made an appointment with his physiotherapist to have him assessed.  When I got home from work, Middleman was actually walking!  I was so surprised that it had gotten better so quickly!  The physiotherapist did some ultrasound therapy and massage and then taped him up.  We are to go back on Saturday for more treatment and assessment.  She doesn't believe the muscle is torn, which is such a blessing!  Middleman was DEVASTATED to miss the school tryouts for the soccer team and was so scared to be out of soccer altogether for ANY length of time.  It's looking like if all goes well, he will be back on the field on Monday!  (fingers crossed)

This weekend will be a slow and easy one.  Hoping to get some sunshine on my maggot white body too! Pin It
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