Morning time plans

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

See, she really is a flag girl!

Posted by PicasaThanks Granny and Grandad. Was it bought to match the horse, or to state, yippee, I'm Welsh and proud of it :)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Weather forecast

We're forecast for snow on Sat.

It may or may not happen but just the mention has dealt a blow to my approach of 'don't think about it and it wont happen'. :(

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Bargin shopping, 2 year old style!

It was the day for chores, including the supermarket.

The trip is always improved in Canada by, the provision of free chocolate chip cookies to any child under 12. The bakery is at the back, just before the final push through the fruit and veg and then home! Great bribery tool and Heidi is finally able to eat one without wearing it too.

So imagine her joy, when, cookie safely tucked away in her tummy, we take the unexpected turn down to frozen juice (yes I mean that, strange country I know) and there is a nice lady handing out free ice lollies. It was all in the balance of shall we shant we, because as mentioned earlier today we had a princess for a daughter (!) and she was dressed like one. But never fear, the perfect toddler day was unfolding and they were new spangly non drip slow melt ones, that mean no mess, and she was allowed to have one.

On to the check outs, passing on the way the much desired Upsie Daisy doll. Still half price, so we have the whole do you want to spend your money on this, when it's gone it's gone chat, and decide that yes, the doll is the ultimate friend and must have item.

On to the till to pay, with the envelope marked Heidi's money that lives safely in Daddy's wallet. Except that the doll rings through twice the price that it is advertised at, and seems a ridiculous price. Again, the perfect day is unfolding. All we said was oh, that was on the shelf at 9.99, and because the nice lady in the nice store (we went to Airdrie) was from customer services she was on the ball. There is a price code here that states if the item rings up wrong, you get it for the right price, with up to $10 off. So our 9.99 doll is 9.99 minus 9.99, leaving a grand total of 47c tax! Heidi was confused why the nice lady wouldn't take her sweaty $20 note, and her Mum was scrabbling in the envelope for loose change, but was happy to have the doll and run.

So who knows what tomorrow will bring..... and who knows what we are going to spend the money on now :)
We currently have a princess in our house, who is insistent that she is a cowboy/bull rider/flag girl/stunt rider, and is scarily able to impersonate each one. Amazing how many things a piece of string can be! At this exact moment she is giving Beep and Evie turns on the horse and teaching them a song about saying thank you horsey!

The mammoth dress making week has gone, with the result of 2 dresses on their way to a wedding in the states next Sunday. Now we have to review the skirt style and make 3 more for the wedding I am helping with in November. Fun times. The only downside of this week was the 34 degree day when I ironed over 120 foot of fabric. Had to keep washing my hands so I didn't sweat on the silk. Nice.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Quote of the day

to Tom "I likes your eyeballs"

Happy Days!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pregnant brain!

Heidi started Sunday school this Sunday just past. I was a tad emotional dropping her off to the room full of other children, and she did not make it easy, walking bravely to the front to find a seat for the beginning part, kind of hugging herself as she went and looking back at me for reassurance. I made adult bible class myself looking a little glassy eyed, but pulled it together.

Until that is, a friend came to tell me that there was a little puddle by Heidi and could I come!

I was surprised that she had leaked out of her nappy, but it is not unheard of, and wandered down to get her and change her.

To my horror on the way to get her, I realised that I could not remember putting a nappy on her that morning !!!! Little puddle was an understatement....the poor girl. I felt dreadful but really she is none the wiser and everyone else in her class is so little they all were too!

Needless to say I have provided entertainment for all in the church, so thought I may as well give you all a laugh too!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

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Wow, it's been a long time since I blogged. I smiled reading the last post, the kitty had died by 1.30 the next morning! Somewhat embaressing when cat sitting but one of those things.

We have had a busy and fun summer with guest for almost 3 months all tolled. With the change in the wind though things are quieting down and we are set for slower pace of life at least for the months leading up to someones arrival.

The garden has been a great sucess, with lots of peas, beans and tomatoes each in turn, and now the carrots are ready to come. They are not the biggest you'll find, but seeing Heidi's joy and excitement that we are digging real life edible carrots out the ground has made them a sucess.

Our deck is ready and waiting for the stain to go on this week. Tom's Dad did the majority of the back breaking scrapping of the old paint, and we have sanded it down, and then borrowed a power washer to get it all dust free. Fun fun fun. The funniest thing was when Heidi went out when we were finally done and said 'deck all clean'.