Friday, November 10, 2006


Meet Sheba....our newest addition to our family. She was gratefully adopted from one of my bus students. She's about 6mos old now, female, and quite content living inside (she was a farm cat, lived outdoors) with her human servants. LOL

She's a Siamese Tabby cross, a breed that I've always loved. I had another, Caesar, back in the day. They're a rare find, not too many of them around.

She does quite well with the kids, even lets them pull her tail on occasion. Michael has a few battle scratches, but nothing too serious. She scampers upstairs when she's had enough of them.

Her most active time is about 8pm, right when the twins are headed to bed. She can tear up those stairs lightening fast, louder than blazes I tell ya!!

But we love her, she's adorable and yes, she generates a lot of cat hair around here, not what we need.

(btw, her pic was taken with my new Kodak Z740 digital camera!!!)

At long update!

Okay, it's been awhile....a long while. We've been extremely busy around here this new school year. I'm back driving bus again. David's been busy helping out at the neighbor's doing fall harvest chores. I swear there's a million bales to be hauled home this fall. Between David & and the neighbor, they should be done right around seeding time in the spring. :)

Both David and his neighbor have met the Highway Patrol this fall. The men ended up donating a few $$ to the boys in blue. Next time valid licenses, seatbelts and strapped cargo, right?

It was a cold halloween night here, good thing costumes were made to fit over winter coats. Mitchell was a cute but scary dragon while the twins were adorable, yet cold & cranky, pumpkins. Like a good mother, I forgot pictures, even had the camera with me. When I get a chance, I'll dress them up again and take a few snaps.

We spent Thanksgiving at Mom's house. What a houseful!! Me and my family, my brother and his family, my brother's kids as well. Counted 2 children, 2 spouses and 7 grandchildren. In a 3 bedroom house. With a dog. And the grandchildren were 10 and under, including twins at 18mos. I believe Mom was most thankful when we all left. She slept the afternoon in her big chair, recovering I'm sure.

It's mid-November now, David is in the middle of a training course, for his 1A driver's license. Once he passes his road test, he'll be able to drive semi-truck units, legally (see note above re: a donation to the boys in blue). Between myself, Mel (our preschool teacher and beloved babysitter) and Gramma C., the boys have been left in good hands. I never realized just how much I depended on David's assistance with the boys, and the convenience of having him home during the day while I drove school bus. He & I really are a good team when it comes to these kiddos.

I'm attaching a picture taken at Thanksgiving. Starting from the left: Mitchell, Katie holding Michael (in red) and Matthew, Nicole, Chelsea & Jordan.

Good looking bunch of grandkids Mom & Dad!!

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Busy busy busy

I've been busy these past couple weeks. School is back in, so I've been driving school bus twice a day now. David's work-day has diminished, partly due to my driving, and partly due to the fact he's basically done harvest. WUHOO!!

Only 500+ bales left to haul home. Avg 20 bales per trip. Approximately 25 trips to go. Maybe 5 trips a day, during school bus days. I wish it would only be 5 days to do.

Our local MOMs group (Moms of Multiples) in Moose Jaw is holding a garage sale in a couple weeks. I've got so many articles of clothing and equipment to sell, I've been busy sorting and tagging and organizing. It's quite a big sale actually, with all vendors' sale items being sorted by item, rather than by vendor (ie: all pants on one table, all tops at another table, etc.).

I have 4 tote bins and 1 large box of clothing items, along with a stroller, carseat, infant tub, bouncy exersaucer to sell. Good thing I have a big truck, the box will surely be full when I get done loading up all my goods.

I hope to take advantage of the sale as well, I need a few things for the boys. Some more slippers for the twins, a couple halloween outfits and perhaps a snowsuit or two. Any mother (or parent, I would presume) can sell clothing, so it's not necessarily a parent of multiples.

It's nice to have everything sorted and ready to haul to the sale. Next weekend is Mitchell's kid birthday party. All his preschool classmates have been invited, and so far about 1/3 of them have said they'll attend. I'm sure all the parents will appreciate the afternoon away from their preschoolers!! If all invited do attend, I'll have about 9-10 kids here, around the age of 4. OMG, I sure hope it's a nice afternoon, so they can play outside!!

Michael's Molars

Well, Michael sure has been busy this summer. Seems all those crankies and attitudes were a result of teething! He cut 3 molars this summer, none of which we knew about until just last week.

He has one on each side on the bottom and one top molar. Once we noticed them, his attitude started to improve and he's back to his ever-happy self. He's still clingy after naps and when he's getting tired. Or when he wants to be a momma's boy. LOL

Now he's sleeping at night better, and, most importantly, longer!
Both twins go to bed about 8pm and usually wake around 7am. When Michael was at his worst (read: cutting molars), he'd wake around 5am. Unfortunately, both mom & dad got woken up then, too....along with Matthew, if we didn't get Michael out of his crib in time.

All in all, everyone is enjoying more sleep ;) and life goes on.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Kickin' back

This picture was taken before everyone came down with the flu. But I'm happy to report that all 3 boys are pretty much back to their old selves. Michael (in yellow) still has issues with gagging and throwing up. He's too eager to eat sometimes, and takes in more than he can handle. You know the result.

The twins are 15mos old today and Mitchell is 4yrs old. My how the time flies when you're busy!

Tub full of trouble

This picture was taken a few days ago. All 3 boys were in desperate need of a bath, and not a lot of time to get it done before bedtime rolled around. So in all 3 went. It was a bit cramped with lots of fighting for toys. But in the end, 3 dirty boys became clean.

Happy Birthday Mitchell!!

Mitchell is 4 today!! We had a small celebration for Mitchell as he turns 4 today. His paternal grandparents and aunt and her two children came over for a bit of cake. With just 3 kids, aged 4, 5 & 6, it was a noisy house. The twins were asleep during the visit, they just couldn't handle being awake any longer.

He got lots of good booty....the Star Wars Racers game for his N64 from his cousins in Alberta, a Hummer and some cold hard cash from gramma & grampa, a Sponge Bob tshirt, SB computer game and a learning cd-rom from his parents & twin brothers, and a personal mini fan from his cousins.

He'll be having his big birthday bash in September, after school starts up again.
But I couldn't let his birthday go unannounced for over a month yet. So I made him a cake and decorated it this morning. Nothing too fancy, but I did get out my drafting paper to draw up a 4. I can't freehand for nothing!!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

What a week...

Well, it's been a long week, since last Wed. Mitchell woke up sick about 6:30am. Continued to throw up most of the day. Thankfully he's old enough to ask for a pail (most of the time). That night, David & I were asleep for about an hour when Matthew woke up sick, throwing up in his crib. Unfortunately, he's not old enough to ask for a pail. Both of us were up most of the night, one comforting and one cleaning. Mitchell woke up during the wee morning hours, sick again. Finally got to sleep about 5am, only for Michael to wake up at 6:30, after a full night sleep!!

All 3 boys continued their illness through the weekend. I had Matthew into a doctor in Moose Jaw, considering he was the weakest looking, and smallest to start with. Just a virus, can't do anything but wait it out. Come back in a week if he's not improving.

Mitchell was 100% recovered late Sunday. Matthew is almost 100% tonight (Tue). Michael has a bit to go yet, perhaps he's about 75%. The twins are playing more, and drinking and eating almost as usual. Not necessarily the usual quantities, but almost the usual selection.

This has been a good time to take away their bottles, too. Up till their flu, they had still been getting a bottle at bedtime. The rest of their day, they drank milk and water from sippy cups. So, without having a bedtime bottle for a week now, they are put away. I don't think they miss them, tho. This afternoon was the first time in a week they've had milk. And tonight they drank about half a sippy cup of milk before falling asleep in my arms. I'll be praying to any God that will listen (LOL) that they keep it down all night and that they truly are on the road to recovery.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Sickness all over the house!

Last weekend we visited in Coronach, to attend the wedding of Devin & Lindsay Giraudier. Congrats!!

And I think we caught a cold there, too. All 5 of us are sick with colds, Mitchell even has an eye infection. That isn't fun, when you have to pin him down to put in his eye drops.

We had a good visit at Mom's, slept in the cold basement which was a treat considering the outside temps were running above 30C, hitting 35C I think one afternoon. Sunday afternoon we enjoyed the local pool. It was Matthew & Michael's first time in a big pool and after a bit, they rather enjoyed themselves. It was refreshing and they love being outside, even if it was hot. Coronach does have a wading pool, but it hasn't been filled with water for quite a number of years, so we had them with us in the big pool.

He's walking!! Part II

Well, Matthew has caught up to big brother Michael. He's started walking these past couple days. Just this morning, he was doing quite well, standing on his own and walking across the living room. The balance thing is still new to him, sometimes he leans too far back, forward and other times he just plunks down on his butt. But he's eager to get up again and get going.

I fear what my life will become now, with all 3 boys quite mobile. I can't wait till Matthew is more confident walking, so I don't have to carry them both all over. Shopping will still be a chore and a half, the only store that has carts for 2 kids is SuperStore. Walmart and the other grocery chains only have 1 kid carts, so either I pull them in their wagon, or put on in the top, one in the bottom and shop sparingly.

Mitchell walked at 15mos, Matthew 14mos and Michael 13mos. And our latest visit to Mom's, Mitchell weighs 42lbs, Matthew 20lbs and Michael 26lbs.

Right now is naptime, although I still hear them cranking on the monitor.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Swimming Lessons

Mitchell just completed a week of swimming lessons, through the Red Cross. He was in the Sea Turtle level, one of 8 swimmers in the 3-4 yr age group. The first day, Monday, they had the entire 8 swimmers in one grouping, but the lifeguard/instructor realized she could not teach all 8 swimmers at the same time, while offering sufficient one-on-one instruction. Starting Tuesday, the group was split into 2 sessions, with Mitchell in the 11am session, along with 3 of his preschool classmates.

Monday was interesting, he clung onto Laura (instructor) for 15 of the 30min class!! He was terrified of the pool, since he's never had much experience in it. (with 13mo old twins, there isn't much time in a day for personal enjoyment, especially at a pool!) But he did good, considering.

Today was the last day of lessons, but he did not pass the Sea Turtle level. I'm not disappointed, as I was quite sure he wouldn't last one day of lessons. He has to practise getting his face wet (he hates this even in the bathtub) as well as his kicking. But for a kid that's never had any pool experience, I'd say he did quite well.

There is another session next week, and one more week of lessons beginning of August. I'll be registering him for lessons again, but I'm not sure when. Next week might be too soon, but then August might be too late, he'll have forgotten everything.

We have not purchased a season pass at the pool. The 'locals' are not being allowed to purchase daily swim passes, they must purchase a full-season pass if they wish to swim at the pool. Apparently the swimming pool board is trying to encourage the 'locals' to support the pool by purchasing a season pass. Well, this is not sitting well with the 'locals'. Many residents are very angry that visitors to our town can swim with a daily pass, while we cannot. As a result, very few local residents are swimming, which results in decreased income.

I cannot justify the $150 season pass fee, when I know I would not be swimming enough to pay for the fee. With 13mo old twins and a 4yr old, which child/ren do I swim with and which child/ren do I ignore? David is busy in the field most of the summer, so if he's home, that means weather is bad, and we won't be swimming. If weather is good for swimming, that means weather is good to be in the field.

So, for now, Mitchell gets to swim during lessons. It's unfortunate he won't get to practise what he's learned this week, but until the rules change at the pool, I just can't justify the extra cost.

Okay, enough rant :)

Preschool is off till September

Well, Mitchell is done preschool for the school year. He had a blast this past year, learning crafts, interacting with other children his age, and listening to an adult (other than mom or dad). It's been a challenge, with ups and downs.

They had a graduation ceremony for the 4-5 yr olds, as they go off to Kindergarten this fall. There were 3 second year preschoolers and just 2 first year preschoolers. Mitchell and Skie will return to preschool in the fall, along with newcomers Benjamin, Nathan, Zachary, Jasmine (sp?). There's possibly one or two more children as well. It'll be a class of at least 4 boys and 2 girls, a change from this past year, 1 boy (Mitchell!) and 4 girls.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

He's walking!!

Michael is walking!!

At 13mo & 2 wks, Michael is walking at the earliest age. He beat out big brother Mitchell, who started walking at around 15mos.

He still prefers to crawl everywhere, it's a faster mode of transportation. But he loves to stand up, sit down, stand up, sit down, well you get the idea. And the giggles and smiles to go along with it.

It was Thursday when he took his first few steps, usually just 1-2 steps before he'd plunk down on his butt. Then Friday afternoon he took more, across the living room. He was showing off at the pool on Friday night (the pool just opened for the season and they had the 'big splash' kickoff bbq). Today he hasn't walked as much, I guess it's something he's reserving for afternoons & evenings. LOL

Matthew isn't walking on his own yet, though he does quite well hanging onto furniture, pantlegs, or even their chairs or toys. He'll spend lots of time pushing a chair or toy across the living room, turn around, and walk back. It won't be long till he's walking independently.

It's such a relief actually, to have Michael walking. He won't be running for awhile, that whole balance thing.

And they're sharing a room now, too. Daytime naps aren't going that great, they think it's great fun to jump in their cribs, laughing at each other. So to assist them in falling asleep easier, I'm trying to keep them up a bit longer before naptime. They can usually go 3hrs before showing signs of being tired. But if I can keep them up a bit longer, perhaps they'll be less inclined to play and more inclined to sleep. We hope.

Mitchell's new room

We moved the boys' beds around this past week. Mitchell has his own big-boy room now. He loves it!! We moved his computer up there (the main reason for the move, actually). Matthew & Michael wouldn't leave it alone, always pushing the reset button. Well that gets annoying after the first couple times.

It was a big move, bed to move, cribs to move, dressers, and of course, the heaps and loads of junk that's been stored up there for years. Mitchell has his double bed, his computer, N64 and an old stereo of mine. It's a great room, one I'd love to have myself! He spends a lot of time up there now, when the twins aren't napping, playing with his toys away from pesky little brothers. :)

Sunday, June 04, 2006

First Hair Cut!!

Matthew received his first hair cut this morning. He was in quite desperate need of a trim for awhile now. I trimmed it myself, concentrating on the top and sides. I just couldn't bring myself to cutting the back just yet. He's just getting curls back there so I don't want to cut them off too soon, I need some pics!!

Oh, and he was having a cookie or two when I snapped this pic. So, no, those aren't molars in his mouth, but yummy cookie!!

Monday, May 29, 2006

More toofers!

Well, it's been awhile since I last posted, things have been busy around here. It's been raining like never before, although the gauge only had about an inch in it over the week. Sure looks and feels like a LOT more, especially on my bus route. The roads are so muddy and slick, it's difficult to keep the bus heading in the right direction (down the road, and not into the ditches).

Matthew has 3 teeth now, two on top and his lonely bottom tooth. But he's got another bottom tooth coming in, should be in tomorrow or Wednesday. And he's showing two more on the top as well, one on either side of the two center teeth. He'll be catching up to Michael in no time.

Michael has 6 teeth, 4 top and 2 bottom. I don't see any more coming up on the bottom, so he might be done for awhile.

We got their first birthday portraits back on the weekend. Had I known our scanner was on the fritz, I would have gotten electronic copies of them, as well. We have a really good photo of the 3 boys, Mitchell in the center, boys on either side of him. Matthew is hugging him, and Michael is reaching out to the camera. So cute!! I have that one on my media centre, to prove my boys can be cute and adorable sometimes. LOL (lately, with the rainy wet weather, they're suffering from a bout of cabin fever.....and the crankies, omg!!)

Night everyone!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Mitchell loves N64

Mitchell and I were in Moose Jaw today, and checked out their used video game store. Mitchell's been doing well playing games on the computer, so I thought it was time he got a console game system.

We picked up a used Nintendo 64 game system, with a couple games to go with it. He's racing across America in Cruising USA and hunting for items in Rugrats Scavenger Hunt.

He's a bit confused at times, when the computer plays it's turn, but he's getting the hang of it. Right now, the game system is hooked up on our main teevee in the living room. But our goal is to hook it up on his set upstairs in his room. For now though, we have to teach him how to use it. I'd hate to hook it upstairs and be running up every couple minutes to help him out.

So, off to ebay it is.....searching for more cheap N64 games.

Happy Victoria Day weekend Canada!

#2 and #6 are poking through!

Well, Matthew is finally getting more teeth. His top tooth is poking through and it just might stay put. I think another bottom tooth is going to show up soon as well. So, he's got 2 now, and a 3rd on it's way.

Michael has 5 now and a 6th is also on it's way in. He'll have 4 on top and 2 on the bottom. Not bad for a couple of 1yr olds.

I'm trying to get them off the bottle, at least during the day. But they're bottle suckies, I admit it. They're down to 3 bottles a day, the rest of the time they drink from sippy cups or drink boxes. They can even suck from a straw now, so they'll be onto milkshakes soon!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Happy Birthday Matthew & Michael!!

Well, the boys had their party, and it was a great time. Weather cooperated, most of the invited guests attended, and cake was enjoyed by all. Especially the birthday boys! LOL The boys had cake all over, and I'm sure very little was eaten. But they did good.

We spent the morning cleaning up last minute things. I took the boys with me, on a trip to the landfill, and the twins had a short nap, maybe 30-40mins. Woke up when we got back home, about 10:30. Perfect. They went down for their afternoon nap at around 12:30. Musta been tired, because we had to wake them just before time.

We spent the entire party time outside in our backyard, there wasn't much breeze or direct sun, the clouds were just perfect. A few bugs, but hey, we're outside!! Our good friends from Regina brought their air-filled trampoline jumper (on sale this week at It fits about 4-5 small children and runs on an air-pump. Keep it plugged in and it'll keep kids entertained for hours.

We enjoyed snacks and watched the children play and run around. The swing was kept busy, too....switching between the toddler swings (for the twins and one other wee lil guest) and the bigger kids swings.

Cake was a hit....I had decorated 2 round cakes, in the shape of candy m&ms. One blue, one red. Matthew enjoyed his red cake, Michael enjoyed his blue cake. (btw, blue icing makes for blue-filled diapers the next day!) Here are a couple pics of the kids and their cakes.

The kids got lots of great things, toys, clothes and of course, money. I spent all their birthday money on summer jammies and tshirts and shorts. They don't have much for summer clothes that fit, so I bought lots. ;)

Sunday was spent relaxing and getting back on schedule. David spent a bit of time in the field, spraying weeds and otherwise getting ready to start seeding.

We had the boys in for their 12month checkup at the doctor's. Naturally, all 3 boys have a cold and Michael has an ear infection. Matthew is 18lbs 8oz and Michael is 25lbs 3oz. The doctor says they're both doing great, even with the weight difference. Matthew is just above the bottom curve on the growth charts, unadjusted. If the doctor adjusts his age, for the 4wks premature delivery, he's right in the 50th percentile. Doctor says no real need to continue adjusting, since he's doing well and steadily going up on the curve. Michael, well, let's say he's beyond the curve. :)

They get their 12month vaccinations next week.

Supper time.....night all!

Friday, May 12, 2006

Birthday Cakes! YUM!

Well, it seems my boys are lucky little guys. Our local radio station, The Eagle, 94.1FM from Swift Current, SK, announces birthdays each weekday. You can call in or email them with your birthday greetings, and they'll announce them on-air. One lucky birthday person wins a free 1/4 slab cake from the local grocery store bakery. My boys won!! I made a quick trip to the city today to pick it up, as well as a few last minute grocery items. I had them write on their names, to personalize it a bit. Not bad for a freebie, eh?

I've also been busy decorating their M&M birthday cakes. I baked them in a 10" springform pan, one cake mix per cake. They took longer than usual to bake, almost an hour. And I spent about 1hr each, decorating them, from making the icing, to final touches. Of course, I had to take some pics of them, before we dig into them tomorrow!!

It's 10pm, I'm tired. A long busy day ahead tomorrow. I still have to clean house (yuck!). But my best friend is coming in early to help me get ready. She hasn't been here yet, to the farm, so hopefully she can follow my directions!! ;)


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Mother's Day 2006

Mitchell came home from preschool this morning with a wonderful gift he made himself. The class hand painted ceramic flower pots and planted geraniums in them. I was so shocked!! The preschool teacher had warned me on Monday, that Mitchell was upset with her, she wouldn't help him with his Mother's Day gift. He's not too independent when it comes to crafts....he much prefers to be assisted. But it looks wonderful and I will treasure it always. Here's a picture of it. I'll keep it in my windowsill above the stove, hoping it gets a few flowers.

Mitchell has done really well this past year at preschool, he's really come out of his shell. He's talking so much better, with more complete sentences and better pronounciation. Preschool has been such a good experience for him, I'm sure he'll miss it during the summer months. His preschool teacher is getting married in early September, but will not be having a honeymoon till their 1yr anniversary, likely sometime during the 2007 Christmas break.....don't want to interrupt preschool, you know! He goes for his second year of preschool, then off to Kindergarten and on to Mommy's school bus! He'll love that for sure, although I don't know if I can keep it 'business' on the bus. It might be a challenge for me.

Almost done the yardwork, in preparation for the party on Saturday. Just have to mow the lawn and clean the patio furniture. However, the weather forecast isn't looking all that great....only a high of +14C for Saturday. So much for a comfortable outdoor gathering. And my house isn't big enough to accomodate all the invited guests. With 10 children, ranging from 6mos to 10yrs, and with assorted parents and such, it'll be a full house, that's for sure. Perhaps the bigger kids can play outside, and the younger kids & adults can hang out in the house.

Inside, I just need to clean floors (vacuum & swiffer them), dust furniture (ick!!) and bake & decorate cakes (yummmmm).

The only issue I might have with Saturday afternoon, is the twins' nap schedule. Lately, they've been going down for naps at 3pm, getting up between 4 & 5pm. Hmm, party is from 3-5pm. LOL

Must be's close to 5pm and I should get Matthew up from his nap. Later!!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

First of many birthday gifts....

The boys don't look like they're enjoying their new wagon, but that's only cause I stopped pulling them for a moment, to snap a few pics. They are the proud new owners of a Step2 PathRunner Wagon. It can hold two sippy cups or drink boxes, and even has seatbelts!! Too bad it only moves under human power.....perhaps in a few years they'll get a motorized version.

The weather is starting to warm up again, it was only about +7C outside this afternoon, but a world of difference from yesterday. Yesterday we woke up to a blanket of snow. Lots of wet snow, good for moisture, but definitely hard to accept at this time of year.

Hopefully the weather stays nice now, the party is all planned, gifts are wrapped. I just need to bake and decorate the cakes.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Michael gets #4!!

Michael has been busy cutting tooth #4. I noticed it just yesterday. Poor Matthew is stuck with just one tooth, the bottom right. They're getting around faster every day. They seem to know when something is within reach, that they really shouldn't be getting into. Like my laptop....Matthew just knows ;) when it's open, and I'm trying to use it. He scoots right over, eager to get his little hands on the keyboard, banging away. (not much gets done on it anymore, while they're awake).

But I keep telling myself, they're doing what comes naturally at this age.....investigating! We have so little space here, that there isn't much room to move things UP. We're really going to have to install shelves around the perimeter of each room, about 48" from the floor, to keep the boys from getting into everything. Guess they're not content with the two overflowing toyboxes.

Which brings me to their birthday party. It's planned for May 13/06 in the afternoon. I'm making them M&M cakes, one red, one blue. I've gotten them some toys, some clothes, and a new red wagon. Hopefully we get lots of use out of the wagon, spending a lot of time outdoors this summer. I have a lot of yardwork to catch up on, since I couldn't do much last summer with two newborns to care for. I hope to have nice weather in the afternoon, so everyone pray for sunny skies!! If everyone we invited shows up, the backyard will be filled with guests. Be sure to bring your lawnchairs!

I've started some flowers from seed this spring. Just over 1/2 of what I seeded has sprouted. I'm hoping at least 1/2 of the seedlings survive Matthew & Michael and make it into the ground in a few weeks. Each boy has already uprooted 2 seedlings, making me wonder if it really was worth my while. Oh well, there's always the greenhouse in town, if my seedlings don't survive long enough to get planted in the gardens.

Sounds like the boys are at it again, my time here is cut short, again.

Sunday, April 23, 2006

What a weekend!

I'm so glad this weekend is over. I have two boys with fevers.....Matthew has had a fever for a couple days now. Usually runs about 102F but thankfully Advil brings it down for awhile. Mitchell has also had a fever since last night, again in the 102F range. Again, Advil brings it down. YAY for Advil. LOL

Back to driving school bus tomorrow, after a very nice Easter break. 5:30am is gonna come early, since we're used to sleeping in till 7am (the twins don't let us sleep very long in the am hours). With the sun coming up earlier each day, I don't find it as hard to drag my butt out of bed at that hour. My bus is in getting safety check, so I hope it's done soon....I really don't care for the spare bus I have now.

David is busy getting equipment ready for spring seeding. And he's also busy bottle-feeding a spring calf. The momma has some issues with her milkbag, so the calf isn't too good at sucking. And the momma's not too good at being patient. ;) So we get to bottle-feed this calf twice a day. Just what we need during our busy season. Oh well, such is the life of a farmer.

The boys have had their bath, and are just playing for a little bit before we put them to bed. I'm relaxing here on the couch, and I think David is tinkering with his system. Matthew and Michael are playing with toys, and Mitchell is hard at work, driving race cars on his computer. Guess we're a very computer-oriented family!!

Have a good evening, take care!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006


Tuesday, Apr 18/06, 8:36pm

Just set up my first blog....not sure what I'm doing, so bear with me. The twins are in bed, asleep I hope. Mitchell is wandering around looking for paper to write on. David is winding down, getting in a couple laps on his new autoracing game. We haven't had much time to enjoy ourselves this past year, so we take a few moments when we can.

The boys are 11months old now, I can't believe I'm starting to plan their birthday party. Where has the year gone? It seems like just yesterday when we brought them home from the hospital. And now Michael is crawling around, Matthew scoots after him. They both can pull up on furniture, and even take a few steps while hanging on. Won't be long till they're both walking & running around.

Good night everyone, I'll try to keep this updated as much as I can.