Monday, July 31, 2006

Play date

We got together with my friend Elizabeth, her husband Ronald and their son Noah today and went to play at an indoor kids place. This is the first time she has seen the triplets and I have seen her son. He is a cutie. He is a year younger than my trio. The kids all had a ball, there was so much to do.
Later we went back to Sharon's and her and Grandpa did craft time again. They were helping the kids thread beads onto string. I am not sure who enjoyed it more.
We also played in the sprinkler in Sharon's front yard. The kids thought it was fun to soak us with the hose. It was so hot we were happy to have the cold water spraying us too. Sharon and I and the kids got into the pool since we were all wet anyway. It really wasn't as bad as I thought (it was only 82 degrees). I guess the fact that it was about a million degrees outside made it easier to get in.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Go fly a kite

We had a great day today. We went to Columbia Lake to fly kites and have a picnic. It was geat because for a change we were not out-numbered by kids...........there was more adults. Sharon, Kevin, Shawn and his girlfriend Erin joined our crew. We flew kites, played soccer (I even headed the ball once). lol
Then we had a picnic and walked around the lake to check out the Canadian geese. Kevin helped Spencer catch a frog and he was thrilled. Little Pocahontas (Peyton) had her flowery headband on for the day too.
The kids napped in the afternoon and then we had a water balloon fight in the front court. They really enjoyed that!!! Took Grandpa and Sharon an hour or more to fill balloons and only about 10 minutes for them all to be gone.
I really miss being close to family. Its so nice to be home!!!!

Click here to view a photoshow of our day

Friday, July 28, 2006


We all went out in the front court and played with bubbles the other day. The kids had a ball. Sharon got them a bubble wand that blows huge bubbles that they enjoyed chasing. Spencer must have asked her a million times "is it my turn now?"
Sharon and Grandpa entertained them with sticker books and helped them make faces. Shawn even let Spencer play with his Nintendo game cube and play donkey kong. He had a blast. Actually we all enjoyed playing it.
Grandpa got the kids some lights that they LOVE!! They insist on taking them to bed and all you can see is lights going on and off when you look through the window from outside. Its a riot and I am sure the neighbor's are wondering what is going on in there.
Bob and I tried to take the kids back to the conservation area to walk on some manicured paths, but the mosquitos ate us alive. We gave up at took them to see a covered bridge and they got to see a few Mennonites in their horse drawn carriages. They all thought that was really neat.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Play time

We have been taking the kids out every morning to different places. We took them to Victoria park on Sunday and they played in the spray yard. The water was FREEZING too!!They had a ball and didn't want to leave. They really enjoyed feeding the ducks and Sydney and Spencer let the Canadian geese take bread right out of their hands. Then they told me that the goose bit them.
Yesterday we took them to Waterloo park, it has animals that they can see and pet through the fence. Then we had popsicles and played in the playground for a while. Peyton has become attached to a headband with blue hair on it and prances around like a model showing it off to everyone. Its too cute.
Spencer has been swimming in my sister's pool everyday. Its way too cold for me....only 78 degrees. Spencer's favorite place to swim is in her hot tub though. Its 96 degrees. Our pool was 94 when we left. ha ha ha
Today we decided to take them to the Conservation area where I spent hours walking through the bush and on trails when I was younger. The trails are very rough and Peyton was NOT amused!!! Sharon called her a little princess. She hated the tall grass and wanted up the whole time so no weeds or leaves would touch her. When she did walk she would stop and push a a weed out of the way and they step past it. Then she would look behind her as she let it go to make sure it wasn't going to touch her. It was hilarious!! All the others just loved it though and ran through the tall grass and rough trails yelling in excitement.
I will have to take Peyton to the mall instead I guess. ha ha ha

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Happy birthday Grandpa

Today was Grandpa's birthday. We went over to my sister's and had fish and chips and kfc for supper and cake again. Everyone enjoyed themselves and I am sure that Grandpa was really happy to have the kids here to enjoy it with him.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Happy birthday Kim

Well I am officially old................40! Had a great birthday today. Went to my sister Sharon's for a spagetti dinner with everyone. Spencer kept picking flowers in the front yard and saying "happy birthday Mommy". It was great to be "home" for my birthday!
We had a great time and ate some yummy cake.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

We made it

We are in Canada now!!! We left on Thursday morning and arrived at my Dad's this afternoon (Saturday). We are all really glad to be out of the car!!!! The drive was not too bad I guess, but with 4 kids there always seemed to be someone whining. lol
We did manage to find one rest stop with a playground on the way home.
We had to share beds in the hotels and on Friday night there was 6 of us (and the dog) in two double beds. Poor little Spencer fell out of bed three times.
The weather here in Canada is the 80's with no humidity.
Spencer was not shy in the least when he saw everyone. Caden acted fine and made himself at home right away. Sydney came in talking and has not stopped yet. Peyton is shy and hid her face whenever anyone tried to look at her.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The plague

Its been a while since I have posted as we have the plague. I can't think of what else it could be beside that. ha ha ha
Makes for kind of boring posts to just say that we were sick again and stayed in the house and did nothing. We did do some crafts that I am posting a picture of.

Caden started with it and then Bob and I caught it. Now I have pinkeye on top of it all. I just hope I can manage to keep that to myself. Its been awful!!! Bob seems to have recovered for the most part, I am just the holdout. Just our luck as we are leaving for Canada on Thursday.........yippee!! Just hope I don't give it to everyone at home.
Peyton woke up from her nap today with a 103 temperature!!. Is it ever going to end???

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Happy 4th of July!!

Happy 4th of July to everyone!!!
It was raining and cloudy here on the 4th so that kind of cancelled our plans for a swim party and bbq before the fireworks. We had a good day considering Caden was sick and miserable for a good part of the day. He didn't nap and made sure that no one else did either. We made some home made sparklers out of pipe cleaners for the kids. Just put some metalic pipe cleaners in a straw and fanned them out. They loved them.........well Caden didn't want the "sparkler" parts and just ran around with an empty straw :) They had some homemade milkshakes too that they loved. We went to the mall by us to watch the fireworks. The kids were screaming with excitement when the fireworks started. It was just raining a little at that point so not too bad. They were really tired when they came home and went straight to bed around 10:30. We woke them up early to go see "Sponge Bob Square Pants the Movie" this morning. Bob took the day off. They were really good again and enjoyed the movie.
I think I now have whatever Caden had unfortunately. Lets just hope everyone doesn't get it!!!

Saturday, July 01, 2006


We took the kids to Kemah last night with Queta our sister-in-law and our neice Rebecca. It was fun and the kids really enjoyed it. Its a boardwalk on Galveston Bay. They liked looking at the boats and feeding the fish. They played in the spray yard and went on a train ride too. We also stayed and watched some fireworks. We really need more shoulders to put the kids on so they can see. lol We were eaten alive my mosquitos though, it was awful. We kept fanning the kids with towels to keep the mosquitos away. Caden got the worst of if and his legs are really biten up bad as well as his ear.