Monday, September 8, 2014

A Cute Ri Story

A while ago I had an ultra sound.  Nanny offered to watch Ri for me. She came and got Ri just before lunch and brought her back just before supper.

During supper, the kids were getting restless, wanting to leave the table.  I offered the suggestion of telling daddy three things they did that day.  J talked about going outside for lunch.  

 When it was time for Ri to speak, she turned to Terry and said "Me and your mom...." We started laughing, so cute 'Me and your mom".  Ri continued to tell her story of she and Terry's mom washed the car together. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

My Favourite Rice Meal - Ever

This is my  
 Favourite Rice Meal
But then again I Love, Love Rice.  
It's like fried rice with out the fried.

So Yummy!

What you Need:

Can use turkey bacon.  
I use more bacon then shown

 I used white minute rice.  
Hubby prefers rice from the rice cooker, but I was in a rush this day. 
Brown rice also good. 
 Scrambled Eggs

Skinless, boneless, chopped up

What to do: 

the chicken, eggs and bacon together
then add the rice
add soya sauce

 The End Result

Just add some vegetables to make if whole meal.
I don't really measure. But you can't go wrong with lots of chicken, eggs, bacon and veggies. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

After School

I was waiting anxiously all school day, waiting for the time to go pick J up from school.  Finally it was time.  As soon as J saw me, he ran to me, "Mom!"  I asked how his day was and he said "Good" with a big smile on his face.  I knew he meant it.  But being a very pregnant hormonal mommy, I checked with the teacher.  And confirmed that they had a great day, lots of fun.

We made chocolate chip cookies when we got home and I was asking him questions about his day.  They had gym, music, played out side for recess and lunch.  I did ask about Ad, his eyes went down.  I learned they did play together at recess but on opposite teams.  He sat with different kids.  As, a reminder I told him he had lots of other friends in the class.  I think he is ok go in the morning.  Maybe I was worrying more than I should?  But like any other mom, I don't like seeing my kids hurt.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

First Day of Grade One

Today was J's first day of grade one.  I was excited for him.  I thought today will be a good first day.  He knows the kids in his class, he knows the school.  I though it would be easier than last year.

 J last year.  First year of Primary

Last year we were new to the area and we knew no one.  But J was brave and he was so excited to go.  I don't remember a time when he said "I don't want to go to school".  

Which was such a contrast to preschool where each preschool day, was "I don't want to go today".  I would have to say things like "Ok, but we have to drop off this library book".  Then he would follow my answer with "We'll drop off the book and then I am coming home with you."  He never would.  We would go to preschool and he would see his friend and he would be off playing.

This morning, we all went to school with him.  Walked him in to his class.  My heart was getting relief as I saw him get more excited to see his friends in his class.  He would wave and run up to them.

 J this year.  Grade One

Then we got into the classroom.  I, of course had to take pictures of him.  When the teacher said "find a seat", J went to sit beside his friend Ad.  Me and Ad's mom are friends.  We hung out a lot this summer and so did our boys, they really had fun.  

Ad turns towards J and says "I don't want you to sit by me".  J's little face dropped.  He thought they were friends.  J didn't do anything and Ad said again "I don't want you to sit by me." I really didn't know what to say.  I tried to comfort him. But I don't know if it worked. It was time to leave.

My heart broke for J.  And now that is all I can think about.  I really want to go to the school and see him, talk to him, to see if he is okay.

After leaving the school, I cried.  Terry asked if it was the hormones.  Being 37 weeks pregnant, I am very hormonal.  I am just hurt to see J hurt.  I am thinking in my head that J thought this was his friend.  Terry sees it differently.  

I am really praying that J is having a great day at school.  I am reminded of a quote I read from twitter "Sometimes a no is a blessing"

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Getting Ready for Baby

Last week, I said I was feeling kinda nervous that I wasn't prepared for our newest addition.  Well, I am happy to say that I am more prepared, maybe close to ready.

I had a friend come over and help me go through the baby clothes.  I always knew I wanted more babies, so I kept both Ri's and J's baby clothes.  We sorted them, boy, girl, neutral - new born to three months.  They are now washed and put away.  Also the baby blankets and bassinet are washed.  Recently I bought some diapers and wipes.

  Now I need to work on getting the hospital bags ready.

Monday, September 1, 2014

We picked out a Girl's Name

After months of trying to pick out a girls name we both liked, today the first day of September, it finally happened.  It was simple, easy and I am surprised we didn't notice before.  We are still working on a middle name, but that seems a lot easier than picking out a first name.

We have a boys name picked out.  We picked it out years ago, before we had kids, before we were thinking of kids.  One winter evening watching a news channel at a friends house, a father and son were being interviewed on a ski slope.  It was snowing and the dad was holding his 7 year old son, both wearing ski gear.  And I thought, if we have a boy, that would be a nice name.

And we did have a boy, J, our first child.  But before we knew the gender of the baby, we had a name.  The name was good for a boy or a girl.  And we stayed with that name.

With Ri, we had a girls name picked out way before she was born.

But this little baby, whether a boy or girl finally has a name that both me and Terry like.  There is just over three weeks left.  The time has really flew by.  There has been a lot of sickness and tiredness but as the end grows near, it is all worth it!


Monday, August 25, 2014

The End of August

I don't really remember what we did in August, but now that I look at the date, the 25th, the month passed quickly. The days, sometimes felt long, sometimes over whelming, sometimes busy, sometimes lazy, but mostly fun.

 Kids dressed as aliens for Vacation Bible Camp

Right now I am trying to prepare for baby.  Tomorrow, will be four weeks to the baby's due date.  Last night I experienced braxton hicks for the first time and it scared me a little.  Scared in the way that I am not prepared.  Clothes and blankets need to be washed, bassinet needs to be assembled, diapers and other baby supplies need to be purchased.  Plus the lacking house work. And I should really make dentist and eye appointments for the kids.  

Thankfully over the weekend I got the kids their indoor shoes and backpacks.  At least they will be prepared for the first their first day of school.

And did I mention the transmission in the van is going?