Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Back to pre-school

Today was Spencer's first day back at his mother's day out program. He has a new teacher this year named Becky. He was really excited to go and see his friends. Some of the kids from last year are in his class, including his best friend Tanner.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Peyton is at it again....

My poor little accident prone Peyton.

I got a frantic call from Bob last night at work as I was getting ready to leave telling me to "leave work NOW, come home NOW!!!!!" Peyton had fallen and cut her head.
I get home to discover that she has fallen on a terra cotta pig that I had made out of flower pots. She has a giant gash on her forehead and my pig is smashed (which she did with her head) when she was running through the kitchen and fell face first in to it.
She is laying on the couch with a wash cloth on her forehead whimpering and the other kids are all around her rubbing her and saying "its alright Peyton". Would have been sweet if she was not hurt.
I take the wash cloth off to discover a huge cut that is about 1 inch long and open about 1/2 an inch. Once I picked myself off the floor I closed it with a steri-strip and put some gauze on it and off we went to the emergency room. I didn't even have time to change out of my scrubs.
After 4 hours in the ER we ended up with the wound glued shut with durabond. She was not very happy with the doctor when he irrigated her cut and then sealed it with the glue. Poor thing had to be held down so she wouldn't move and just kept yelling "no hurt - hurt me - it hurts". Just broke my heart and I would have given anything to take her place. We didn't get home until almost 12:30 am and I was scheduled to work again today at 6:45 am. They called this morning an cancelled me as they were over-staffed......I was thrilled. I had spent almost 18 hours in a hospital yesterday and was over it.
Now I am worried about what kind of scar she is going to have. I am just praying its very faint.........and that this is the LAST accident for my little princess!!!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


We figured out what Sydney has..........roseola. She has ALL the textbook symptoms. Except someone needs to tell her that she is not supposed to feel bad and be cranky!!!!!
She had a high fever on the way back from Canada and did not feel well at all. Then when the fever broke she had a little bit of a rash under her eyes and around her neck on Tuesday. Well, now she is covered in the rash and itchy.
Her face in the blotchiest right now with a raised rash. Poor little thing. Well, she's not actually sick, just itchy.
Hopefully she will be back to herself soon

Sunday, August 13, 2006

We're home

There were 5 in the bed and the little
one said roll over, roll over.

squished in the hotel

We made it home. Nothing like spending three days in the car with 4 kids to make you really appreciate it.
The kids were like little inmates newly released from prison when we set them free in the house. They were running around enjoying all the toys they had missed.
Now we just need to unpack - yuk.
We are certainly going to miss everyone back home. We are counting down to our next visit. Here are a few pictures from our trip home.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Hi, my name is Kim

Hi, my name is Kim and I'm an addict!!!

I really am, addicted to dollar stores that is. We hit EVERY dollar store in the vicinity. I dragged Dad to all the stores and some, more than once. I must have spent $200 on stuff - really cool stuff I might add. I am done shopping for the little stocking stuffer gifts for the kids for Christmas too. Good thing our dollar stores are not that good, I would have to sell a kidney to support my habit.

A few of us went gambling at a casino. We played the slot machines and won NOTHING!! There was 7 of us too, what are the odds. lol
Then we tried our luck with bingo............we suck at that too.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The zoo

We spent today at the Toronto zoo which is one of the largest zoos in North America. Its huge and we did TONS of walking. When we went to see the "Americas" the sign said "steep hill"....no kidding. We didn't realize that it went down for about a mile. The worst part was when we had to walk back up. Poor Bob had to push the stroller with the kids in it all the way up.

Sydney saw an ostrich and yelled "look mommy a giant chicken". That was hilarious!!!

It was really hot in the afternoon and Sharon fed the kids blue snow cones and I am still trying to get that out of their clothes. lol She compared me to Captain Von Trapp in "The Sound of Music" not letting the kids get dirty. She said if she had any curtains she would make them some play clothes.......smart ass.

Click here to enjoy our adventure

Friday, August 04, 2006


Yesterday Sharon treated me to a pedicure for my birthday so we did that and Elizabeth got a manicure. It was so nice. This was my third pedicure ever and I really enjoyed it. Its nice to be pampered every once in a while.
Sharon and I did each other's hair last night. I added some red and blonde streaks to hers and she dyed my hair red and added some blonde streaks.

The only problem is that the blonde only bleached the new red to a kind of bozo the clown red. Its only hair though and its different than what it was so I am happy.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The heat!!!!

Ok, what's going on here? We figured it would be cool here in Canada compared to Texas. Its over 100 degrees and VERY humid. Dad has no air conditioning either. We are all miserable!!

Sydney sharing some of Spencer's popsicle to cool off. How sweet huh?

We finally broke down and stayed at Sharon's for a couple of days in her a/c. We camped out in her basement rec room. The kids just loved that. We put the triplets on her sectional couch and Spencer has his own little air mattress. Bob and I shared an air mattress on the floor in the nook of the couch too. It was so nice. We were actually fighting over blankets at night as it was cold. The only problem was that babies would fall on our heads occasionally. At least we broke their falls. lol

The girls thought it was play time as they would wiggle their little fingers in Bob's face and say "blah blah blah". They would also put lights sticks they got from Grandpa in his nose and laugh hysterically. Not sure where that came from, but he thought it was hilarious.

We spent two full days in the pool too. Amazing how you can get used to freezing water when its so hot outside. We played ball and wrestled in the pool, I can't remember having that much fun swimming. So nice to have people to play with! What made it extra special is that the babies wanted someone else besides me. Shawn was throwing Peyton in the air in the pool and she was loving it, she would yell "more" even before she was down all the way. Shawn's arms were broken after about 50 times and he tried to escape. She chased him in the pool yelling "I want more Shawn". It was a riot!!!! Spencer just loved playing with Kevin and his friend Alexander. They were throwing him in the air and he loved playing rough. (Where is my baby?)
Sydney attached herself to Alexander one day and when he would take a step away she would yell "Alex" to make him come back. Caden finally got used to the fact that there were no stairs and spent all his time jumping in the pool and having us catch him.