Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Easy Valentine's Craft

My sister Britt has been making crafts lately and she recently made one out of a canvas. So she inspired me to get my canvases out that I bought a while ago and make something with them. I wanted to do something to do with Valentine's but that I could use after since i'm not really into the whole valentines decorating thing. Anyways so I wanted to make a heart out of paper rosettes, so I looked online and found this tutorial for the rosettes, painted the canvas cream and stuck them on. I had everything on hand and it was super easy.

It turned out pretty cute I think, and after i'll just put it in the girls room!




Sunday, January 16, 2011

New bed!

Presley and Jayci have been sleeping on their crib mattresses on the floor for a while now and they really needed a change. So since we won't be going to Edmonton for another month or so to get them new beds, we brought up our other queen bed from the basement for them to sleep on for now. We had to rearrange their tiny room and now it looks all hideous and empty, but i'm going to hang some stuff and make it "cute" this week. They LOVED the bed and were jumping on it forever, so we're hoping it wore them out. I'm hoping it works out ok, because they were to the point where they would roll over and fall off the mattress. They are just getting so big!

I don't think I ever mentioned I got a video camera for Christmas!! I was so excited!! We have to get used to having it and actually video things now, but I love it. So here is a little video of the girls in their new big bed!

Please ignore the ghetto curtains...

Obviously I'm not worried too much about this house looking good, but once we buy, i'll FINALLY be able to go nuts decorating!

By the way, this -30C, sucks. At least we've been productive while being stuck indoors and have organized a lot in this house. Only 13 more weeks give or take until baby, and that's IF I go full term! I've been early both pregnancies, twins 7 weeks and Kyla 3 1/2 weeks. So we shall see!



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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I'm feelin it

I've been super lucky so far with this pregnancy and not "feeling" pregnant (other than the morning sickness at first) but as soon as 25 weeks hit, I was definitely feeling it. I had to go to church on Sunday by myself with the girls and we hadn't been in a couple weeks. Last week we were on our way, first week at 9:00 instead of 1:00, and we were early and everything. We got half way there and Kyla all of the sudden threw up in the van and got super sick. So we turned around and came back home. Dustin works every other weekend so I have to do it by myself which normally is fine, but man this week sucked! He had to work and it was our first Sunday at 9, which wasn't too bad, but it was just go, go, go. I don't know if I can do it by myself anymore with the 3 girls. I don't get stressed about it, I can just feel my body not being able to keep up with the girls. I came home and my legs were so swollen, which I haven't had yet, and I couldn't even sit down because they needed to eat and go down for a nap. They killed. I definitely didn't move off the couch much for the rest of the day.

So I just wanted to post the latest on it, since i've noticed some changes lately. I'm getting closer and we realized how close it really is. I have 14 weeks left. 14 weeks ago seems like yesterday so I know it'll be here way too soon.

I'm second guessing our names. I do that a lot. I am psycho when it comes to baby names and kind of obsess over them. I had one name picked out right after the twins were born which I knew would be our next baby's name if it was a girl. Then someone I knew had a baby and used the name. I was so mad. Ok, no she didn't know I had it picked out but I hate having the same name as someone I know, especially because I like more uncommon and more unique names. But then I think, who cares, if we love the name then use it, right?

I have 3 girls names and 2 of them I LOVE, one of those is the one I picked forever ago, and the other I think we like a little better and the 3rd I don't think we'll use, it looks cute but when you say it, it sounds weird. Boy names are done, as I said before, Dustin picked it out. Maybe we'll have a boy and we won't have to deal with the name drama of a girl. Then there is middle names... oh goodness, I have NO ideas for middle names.

So i'm going back blonde, this is getting ridiculous! As much as I liked the brown and I know lots of you did too, I have white roots every 3 weeks! I don't have time to get my hair done every 3 weeks. I'm a soon to be mom of 4 kids, 4 and under! Even though I do it myself, it's still a pain. I need something low maintenance right now, and blonde is the only way. So i'm hoping to be a darker blonde with some highlights. I streaked it already once, but of course it's a process, so we'll get there.

26 weeks. Crappy picture but that's what I get for taking them myself and they don't focus properly. Meh.

Anyways, so life is pretty low key right now. Ok, no it's not, I just pretend it is and that helps me get through it. Kyla is having some medical issues right now that i've been super stressed about and we're taking her to the pediatrician next week and might have to go to Edmonton to get some tests done. I don't think i've ever been so stressed and emotional in my life. It's hard seeing your child in pain and seeing her not being able to live her life to the fullest, and she is such a happy outgoing girl. It breaks my heart. I'll get into more detail when we find out what's going on. Dustin gave her a blessing on Sunday and the next day she was almost back to the Kyla we know. We just need to figure out what to do to help her get 100% better.

So that's life lately. I thought the new year would be great but so far all it's been is stress and exhaustion. I get a decent amount of sleep so that's good and the girls are so easy going and happy. It's mostly Kyla with her condition, and the frustration of being held back because of the pregnancy. Not much longer. I don't know which will be worse though, 3 kids and pregnant, or 4 kids! I have an appt tomorrow finally, it's only been a few months, ha, but i'm sure things are going good still!

I'm super grateful I have a seriously incredible husband, and good friends who love and help me when I need it. I'm super blessed.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

My Girls


I never got pictures of the twins when they turned two, and I don't know any photographers up here that are decent. So since my wonderful husband got me Photoshop for my birthday and we have a nice camera, I figured i'd do them myself while they are still 2. I also of course had to get some of Kyla, she was eating it up and loved being infront of the camera. She's a natural I tell ya and does it all herself.

These were quick and painless and I think they turned out pretty good for having no idea what i'm doing. I'm no professional but at least I can now take decent pics of my own kids!

Kyla



Presley



Jayci






Monday, January 03, 2011

It's a new year!


2010 was a crazy year and seriously flew by! We accomplished a lot and i'm so glad because at the beginning of the year we wanted to dedicate this year to one thing, to complete 2 years of schooling for Dustin no matter what and we did it! He almost didn't go the second time due to finances but we didn't let that stop us from doing it, and we are so glad we stuck to it.
So we accomplished school! That's huge. Now he has one more year (2 months) to do in Sept and then he's done forever!!

Kyla started preschool in September! She is a big girl now for real, and amazes us all the time. I have to remind myself she is only 4 all the time.
She was talking about how only boys go to college and not girls, (she was watching Toy Story 3 and just assumed) so I told her that girls go to college too. So I gave her a little explanation about how she can be anything she wants to be when she grows up. She said, "I want to be a doctor!" Dustin and I were like, "that's a good one hun!" then said says, "...or a stop sign..."
Dust said, "well I don't even think you need to go to college for that one!" We tried so hard not too laugh and of course she got mad because we thought it was hilarious, and so random. She's our mini me around here and keeps everyone in line.

And finally, the obvious, we found out we are expecting #4 in April! Shock overload here! But we are now super excited and I can't believe i'm going to be 25 with 4 kids. Who thought I was able to do this? Not me that's forsure... but like with the twins, you just do it and it's possible! (I think)

So last year was pretty crazy. This year we have a couple things planned, the first of course to have a baby. But I want it to be non-eventful. No flying to Edmonton, or a million trips to emergency or constant "is that a contraction?" and freaking out about preterm labour. I know twins is totally different, but it's always a worry once you've been through it. So far this pregnancy has been awesome, i've been lucky, so lets keep it up. I want it to be easy this time. My water breaks on it's own, go to the hospital a few hours later we have a baby. That's not too much to ask is it?

The second goal is to buy a house! We are hoping by fall to be in a house, or sooner if possible. I can't wait!

The third is to get Dustin on out at the plants, instead of through the union. It better shifts and a lot more little bonuses for working actually for them.

So that's the plan so far! Of course we have little goals for ourselves here and there but those are the big ones.


New Years was so much fun. During the day we took the kids to the big New years day event down at the new Mac Island park and they had a ton of fun. It was a little chaotic but the kids didn't know any different so they loved it.




Then that night we headed over to our friends Kimball and Becky's with Jill and Travis and played games and ate food and had a ton of laughs! We wanted to do something low key and it was perfect. There is a picture with Dustin in it, but it's just him and I and it's disgusting of me so it will not be shown. Sorry hun.

So that's it! Here's to a new year with lots to look forward too!

Happy New Year!!




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