Friday, 27 June 2014
Thursday, 26 June 2014
On a normal day, I wake at 6:45 am. I usually have a few little things to clean up before the rugrats show up but I always make sure I spend some of that time before my crazies wake up on the verandah with a coffee. Just sitting there listening to the birds and the wind blow through the trees is so calming. My favorite part of my day. Now don't get me wrong, I love my kids to the moon and back. But. They are crazy (as per normal......they're kids after all), and we just cannot seem to get on the early bedtime routine. It's ALWAYS for sure 930-10 or even 1030-11 before they hit the sack and are out....plus we have to lay with our daughter to go to sleep. We had to do this with Tanner too, so I do know there is an end coming, they do grow out of this!!!!! But. This also means that while laying...mommy also falls asleep. So I don't really have a chance like normal people lol, to get any chores in after the kids are sleeping or to just sit and do nothing. Hence, first thing in the morning being my favorite part of the day. Sitting out here, I can reclaim some of my sanity he he.
So with all this talk about sleeping, sleeplessness, and limited mommy / me time I feel it makes sense to tell you that we are expecting baby #3!! Ha ha. Yep. Now who's the crazy???
Friday, 20 June 2014
Yes! This is for real and it does work!! I have been wanting to try this for awhile now especially since we moved and have soft water. Now tbe lady that I got this recipe from stated on her blog that she has hard water and that it works for her. But I asked my mother-in-law to try it in her dishwasher and it does not work with her hard water. With my soft water I was very excited to find that it works really well!
The recipe :
1 cup borax
1 cup super washing soda
1/2 cup table salt
1/2 cup citric acid
Mix together. Use 1 tbsp per load. She says to use two tbsp in hard water. I also put vinegar in my rinse aid spot. I'm so excited that this works. Anywhere I can cut costs in my household / grocery bill is an exciting thing to me ;)
If you decide to try this, let me know how it works for you!
Monday, 16 June 2014
This feels good. To actually have a counter full of baked goodies for our week of lunches and snacks. Usually when I get in the mood to bake it's Thursday or Friday..... Go figure! So far I have chocolate chip oatmeal cookies, puffed wheat cake and banana chocolate chip muffins. I feel like making cinnamon buns yet but I might just make them, stick them in fridge and bake in the morning. Then I'll send some to work with Corey and be the favorite wife of the day! Lol.
Have a good one.
Friday, 13 June 2014
Tuesday, 10 June 2014
I got this recipe from a cousin a couple years ago and they are soooooooooo delicious. I have never liked iced caps really but these are good.
Homemade iced caps
2 tbsp instant coffee
3/4 cup warm water
1 cup condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups ice cubes
Blend together in blender. I also use my homemade condensed milk for this.
Monday, 9 June 2014
Friday, 6 June 2014
Lately my son has really been tugging on my heart strings. The things that come out of his mouth, the things he does, the fact that he's having his 4th birthday in three days, how obvious it is that he loves his sister, mommy and daddy. He is such a special little man that these words don't even do him justice. And I tear up just typing that. Boy oh boy. He is growing up so fast before my eyes.
Today he needed to go poop. Which he is normally very vocal and not shy about. This time he caught himself in mid sentence and came and whispered the rest in my ear so his cousin wouldn't hear. (his cousin is a year and a half older) I understood he needed to go but he was trying to tell me more. So off to the bathroom we went and once the door was closed I asked him what he was trying to say.
He didn't want his cousin to hear me say that I would help him on and off the potty. (he still uses a little potty seat, needs help on and off the toilet and help wiping) So I asked him if he was embarrassed by it and he said yes.
*we have been bugging/asking him off and on if he wanted to try on his own and he's just not been ready for it.
So I told him if he wanted we could start practicing doing it by himself.
What about in the Fall, he asked.
I said, we can start anytime, even this summer.
But I still want to be your baby this summer, he says.
Insert>>>> mommy trying not to tear up again!! Lol.
So I explained to him that even when he learns to go potty all by himself that he would still be my baby. That he will always be my baby. Well his face lit up like a Christmas tree and he looked so relieved! It was pretty cute. Then he wraps his arms around me and tells me, I love you so much.
Got to love bathroom heart to hearts! All joking aside, I hope he always feels comfortable talking to me about whatever he wants.
It's funny how kids minds work. We have been talking regularly about pre-school that is coming up in the fall. I want him to be mentally prepared that I won't be staying with him and that it's going to be fun!! So I think that's why he asked about the Fall bc he is associating it with being a 'big boy'.
Another hilarious thing he did today, he was fooling around and hit his head and ear on the kitchen table. Amidst the bawling he spit out the words, is it cracked????? Meaning his head, lol, he was terribly worried he cracked it open.
He loves playing with earthworms but is terrified of ants, go figure.
He helped me plant my garden, it was so nice. And he helped his grandma rake up grass today. He was so proud that he got to help her!
Anyways, it's his birthday on Monday. I can't wait to give him his present.