Monday, October 22, 2007

Time to stop sucking.

Manda says I suck because I have posted 2 blogs in a year and I have decided she is right. So here I am.

I dont know what I was talking about in the last post when I said Olivia is calm and serene. Ha. She is "The Destroyer". She is sensitive and emotional and throws absolutely everything. Lately she is a nose picker to. Your nose, her nose, whomevers. She knows if she squeezes a nose, it will honk, so if she reaches for yours, you know your job. Her sister has started to walk. Sometimes Olivia sticks out a foot just in time as Svea walks by. I dont think its by accident either. Since Svea tends to torture Olivia by stealing her toys or holding her walker so she cant "walk", and Olivia has simply found a way to get her back.

Svea is one intellegent baby. Not to say that Olivia is not, of course....but Olivia is so busy grabbing stuff she shouldnt, she lacks in paying attention. Svea knows how to dissassemble things. Like the kitchen table. I noticed washers and nuts laying on the floor under the kitchen table several days in a row, which I was mystefied by. Turns out Svea has been standing under the table and working on removing them. And here I was wondering why my table was so wobbly. Daddy fixed it and its all good. But I wonder what is next? I notice her reaching for door handles now. Goody.

Till next time...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Spring has sprung

OK, so I never made a single post in the month of March. So much for the promises I made to myself to write at least once a week...I suppose those promises went wayside along with my plan to go to the gym at least four times a week. The world will go on.

Spring is here..and as per usual, my mind begins to dance with images of horses floating down the rail with style and horse specifically. Also, images of money floating away drift in and out of my mind. Gosh I love spring. It is always filled with such promise. With the exception of its poopy smell, it just might be my favourite time of year. A new beginning. This year marks the first full summer I will spend with our girls. I get to watch them dip their toes in the water at the beach this summer, wear pretty sundresses and play in the grass. I am pumped.

Svea and Olivia are hysterical. My life is complete. Svea is ornery and full of mischief and has this hysterical sense of humour. Olivia is serene and gentle and loves to cuddle. What totally different babies I have. Svea is now fully mobile. She is into everything, much like I was warned about by all those well meaning folks who warned me I would have my hands full. Olivia is just beginning to push up..she is quite satisfied at this point with wiggling across the room backward on her belly. I am not sure where her personality comes from...neither Ben nor myself are particularly calm or serene. Perhaps we will find out when she becomes a teenager. But we aren't there yet...and I intend to enjoy these next 12 years until the big 13 hits. So we wont talk about that.

Anyway, I have got to run..the girls should be waking soon and I have show clothes to order....

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

And this day starts now..

It really has been one of those weeks. The girls are just recovering from our first flu bug. After a little better than a week worth of unmentionable messes, crankiness, and many loads of laundry, the girls are "kind of" back to their regular selves. Unfortunately, that may have been the easiest part of the week, as the world has lost several important members that I would like to mention. Feb 20th marked the loss of both Bill Farmer and Scotty Shear. Bill was an amazing person who meant a lot of things to a lot of people. He will be greatly missed. Scotty was one of those guys everyone spoke of with a sparkle of humour in their eyes. Scotty was full of character and life. He will always be remembered. Aleah Marie, a special little baby who made a big impact on many, many lives passed away into the arms of god on Feb. 22. The world will never be the same...but it is better having had her in it, as she touched the hearts of everyone who was involved in her life. We will never forget you Aleah. Our thoughts are with the families of these amazing people.