So today is Saturday and Dustin is working. (As always) He is working every day and evening until we leave. Which is Friday!!! He is doing 3 side jobs as well as 12 hour shifts at the plant. That's right I make my man work hard. He has to prove his love for us by making us money to buy stuff. Right? Plus i'm also totally fine with it seeing as we are getting 3 weeks holidays!! I can't tell you how excited I am. I NEED this. Really bad. I need to see family and just have fun, and laugh till we cry, and play games, and stay up late just talking and finally letting Gavin and the girls see each other! Oh and I guess Dustin will need a break too...
So It's freezing here. Like -50C freezing! Ya I know this is what everyone is talking about, but this is what is happening so deal with it. Last night Dustin and I went shopping and it was the only night we could do it before we leave so we had no choice. When we got home at 11pm, I checked the weather and it was -37C but feels like -48C. And there was no wind! (One plus of not living in Southern Alberta is that hideous wind!) Anyways we were cold. Although staying in the house all day isn't much different than any other day for me, i'm a hermit. We did get a lot accomplished though and Kyla definitely got spoiled. I'm not going to lie, I am really loving being able to spoil the girls. We have had a lot of Christmas's where we couldn't afford much, last year we hardly got them anything, so it just feels good we can buy them what we want for once. Besides they do need a lot of things, and their gifts are all useful things, like learning stuff or clothes etc. But I am having the hardest time finding stuff for Jayci and Presley up here. We got so much for Kyla at their age that now they just use all that. Such as the ride on car, leap frog play center, a chair with a little book center attached that plays music, elmo chair....not much. They do need a lot but I think it'll be a lot of smaller things, like books, and little activity toys to keep them occupied. Also it's hard because do I buy them one gift for both, or two of the same things so they don't fight, or two of the same but different color, or two different things all together?? I'm leaning towards getting them two different things and then that equals more toys in the end, and if they fight, well then it gets taken away all together! But I still have the problem of actually finding them stuff. We have ONE thing so far as a joined gift for them. (I think the bigger ones will be more joined since i'm not loaded!) But Kyla is DONE, yes done. Actually I have one more thing on her Santa list to get her but i'll buy that at Toys r us in Lethbridge. We pulled out all the gifts we have and separated them into piles, well Kyla's was this mound of stuff and Jayci and Presley's had this one gift just sitting there all by itself...poor kids, they are so loved. It is so much easier buying for her age! It's awesome, I could buy her so much. Dora this, princess that, Hannah Montana... I swore i'd never have cartoonish stuff for my kids, it would all be modern and pink and brown and not babyish. ha ya right. She gets so excited about it, how can you not! Althought I don't buy clothes/shoes/accessories with that stuff on it. Don't judge me.
We have to do a full day of shopping in Lethbridge when we go because we have picked through everything up here. I also want to get Dustin a few more things. Being grown up and having kids, Christmas is so much more fun for them! Don't get me wrong, I love gifts, like I secretly say it's all about the kids but then I secretly want to be spoiled just as much. It's like one big party for me for being such an awesome mom! I do love the excitement of buying for the kids. It's awesome. This seems like a really contradicting post but it makes sense to me, so just go with it.
I am SO happy that I get crunched cereal and crackers all over my floors everyday. There is nothing better than walking all over it, it's like a massage kind of. They dump them out and then step on them like they aren't even there. Also the cereal... I had to take down the gate to the kitchen because as much as I love two screaming girls hanging on it desperately trying to get through, I was getting a lot of headaches which turn into migraines, which I also think are the perfect finish to any day. I have all of 3 top cupboards and one bottom one in my kitchen. (not including the pots/pan/appliances one) Ya my kitchen is huge. So i'm thinking of moving them all up to on top of the fridge, it won't look pretty but at least i'll be able to keep my sanity!
I also love the kids waking up at 6am every morning, and sometimes 5:30! I will put them back to bed at that time but within half hour the rest are up. I have spent a lot of mornings laying on the couch pretty much passed out while the kids play and roam free because I am wiped! I do not make a very pleasant sleep deprived mom, or wife for that matter...poor Dustin.
I am excited to be done these last 14 orders that I have downstairs. I love making them but I took on way too much before Christmas, and now i'm cramming. Plus I have to get ready to leave in 6 days.
So I definitely think this was a very uplifting, positive post, right? That's right.
I'll leave this random post with some random pictures.
I wanted to get a picture with the girls and their advent calendars so here is Kyla and Presley
Jayci wasn't quite feeling it...
Jayci and Kyla have been cuddling a lot lately. It's too cute.
Well I might have something interesting happen in the next week to blog about, and then i'm gone!