Monday, February 25, 2008

sick kid

I guess it just isn't going to stop this year. Michael is sick again. Today they sent him home from daycare after an hour. His temperature was up to 39 degrees. I'd like to say its his teeth, but he was complaining about his ear a little and now he is just out of sorts. He's been up twice since he went to bed and I'm sure there will be more to this story. I guess we will see what tomorrow brings.

Ok - brief tonight - I'm going to sleep.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

out side NOW!

Lunar eclipse - happening right now... get out side if your skies are clear and take it in - it's the last one until after 2010...



Feel one with the earth ... or something like :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

a week

Was I hit by lightning? No. I guess I just didn't have much to share.

We had a great weekend. I took the boys to Nazko to enjoy the snow. It's funny that the snow out there is different from the snow in town. When I was a kid we used to make forts and talk about the diamonds we'd find because the snow glimmered and shined. We'd have diamond mines, akin to Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. I don't think I've seen snow like that until this past weekend. My parents have their potatoes and carrots in storage under the snow (2 layers of tarps, hay, dirt), plus 4 ft of snow.... so we (ok my dad dug it out and I dug out the path from the road to the storage area) dug it out and while this was going on the boys dug around and played and it just caught my eye, the diamonds glittering in the sun. It just made me feel young and alive. It was great.

After that I thought I'd get out and enjoy the beautiful day a bit more (we went sled riding for about an hour before the potato dig) and took my dads cross country skis and went for a 90 minute ski. I haven't been skiing since before Kyle was born and it was awesome.

I've got a small head cold, but I'm hoping it will depart soon. Kids are good - Michael it seems is coming to the end of his cold and Kyle is doing pretty well. No coughing through the night. Andy's busy working in Wells, a lot. So we don't see him much, but we will see what his schedule is like for next month. It feels like spring is coming, but I'm think we've got a ways to go... I say spring and its -7 right now... but that really feels warm compared to this winter. I don't mind if it snows a bit more though - I wouldn't mind getting out to do another couple skis before the thaw is fully here.

Ok - I'm going to rest and read.

Question of the night - what are the top three things you've done in BC as a tourist? what are three things you'd like to see?
me... I love Prince Rupert - Cow Bay is awesome!, that's #1, I love Granville Island - as everyone knows, that's #2 and then Toe Hill on Queen Charlotte - I feel in love with the island - well I've never been to the Peace so I'm thinking a trip to Dawson Creek/Ft St John is overdue, I'd like to go back to Queen Charlotte with family and really take it in, and probably nelson/cranbrook because I've heard great things, but have never beeen... ok one more - I'd like to go to Stewart for the grizzly viewing.

Monday, February 11, 2008

did you see

It's plus (PLUS) two! Hooray! That's the warmest its been in ages. I'm going home to get on my bathing suit right now.
Ta ta for now.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A review

Kyle and I have some time this afternoon while Michael is snoozing to review some recent products we've purchased.

Mom says "This is a toy designed for children over the age of four. You plug it right into the tv (audio/video), turn on the appropriate switch (video a or b) and then find out that it requires 4 flaming batteries - unscrew everything- and then turn it on. Then there are three games and a reward area. Pretty simple. The games are educational - all about spelling and word sounds. All that said it was $40 at Wal-Mart. It isn't something Kyle would spend more than 20 minutes with because the graphics are terrible (and yes, at 5 he can tell that), and the games are so repetitive that he got a little bit bored, but only after 15 minutes - so for me that isn't bad because he doesn't need to be on it for any longer than that anyway.

Kyle says "I got to unscrew the back of the machine. The game is fun. I like building the roller coaster. I turned it off so we could watch Scooby Doo before Michael woke up."

Mom says "These are koolaid cool jammers; grape flavoured. I don't think you can recycle the packaging, but they are very convenient. I have had few accidents with these versus the other box juice containers. For school we stopped using the jammers and moved to a container that could be washed. These are kicking around from a road trip."

Kyle says "Good. It tastes like strawberry, it is purple. Mom filled it up again for me with water. "

Mom says "These are some treats we bought at Save-On Foods from the bulk section. They are M&M Kisses that are candy coated. I didn't eat them - we only bought enough for the guys to have a small treat."

Kyle says "They are hard. They are good, but there were just four."

Friday, February 08, 2008

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Gong She Fat Sigh (Mandarin)

We celebrated Chinese New Year with Kyle's kindergarten class today and had a great time. We spent the better part of the morning with the class. Michael joined us too and had a great time as well.

Here we are parading at the school. Thanks to Canadian Living for inspiring our design! It was a huge hit!

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Gung Hay Fat Choy

Thursday Feb 7 is Chinese New Year. Kyle's kindergarten teacher asked us to help out with celebrating, which was great because I was hoping something could be done to recognize it. So today while celebrating groundhog day Kyle, Michael and I made the head for our dragon.

I'll share more photos when the tail is completed and the kids parade with it.

Punxsutawney Phil

Today is Groundhog Day and good old Punxsutawney Phil says there will be six more weeks of winter. I'm think we'd be lucky if it's only six.

Visit Punxsutawney for all the fun they had this morning!
I'd actually like to go to this one day - the town looks like it puts on a great show and everyone seems to have a great time!

Ok - I know, I know, where is my political commentary and sarcasm about this whole event. Well I'd like to say - gees that looks like one unhappy groundhog and what the hell kind of society do we live in that this kind of event gets any coverage, but... to be honest, I like this whole event and idea of celebrating that winter is coming to a close. It helps that I also love Bill Murray and really enjoyed this film Groundhog Day.