Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Tuesday, my husbands day off which means appointments and errands for us.

I had a chiropractor appointment this morning and he weighed me.....I have not got on a scale since the beginning of February and I was pleasantly surprised. Now don't go cheering for me I didn't have any great loss but I did not gain a pound either. So I am starting off this pregnancy alot heavier than I would have like to to but I feel healthy so this counts for alot.

My goal during this pregnancy is to gain a small amount compared to my normal 45 - 60lbs.
I plan on calling the dietitian today to set up an appointment to get an idea of what exactly I should be eating because I am also still nursing my little one. I want to make sure I am eating enough but not to much....isn't this a life long battle...I guess that is why it is called a journey!

My second goal is to continue to exercise at least 4 days a week.

It is so early to start talking about this pregnancy but I just love being pregnant. That knowing there is a human growing inside of me is such a......I can't think of a word to describe the feeling but anyone who has had the pleasure of experiencing this knows what I am trying to say.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Weekend Events

This weekend has been very busy and tiring!

I spent the day yesterday at the arena with my two oldest girls for a figure skating competition. They have been skating for 4 years and they just love it.

More then the sport itself they love their coach. She is the greatest!

Yesterday my youngest had a mental block during her warm up and could not remember her solo. Her face was white and I could tell from where I was sitting that she was crying....I wanted to run over and take her in my arms to make the world go away for her. I have never seen her like this.

I didn't go to her because I knew that I wouldn't be of any help but her coach did. This wonderful woman took my daughter into the hall, pulled her onto her lap and hugged her. She mentally was able to get her to visualize the solo. Thankfully my daughter was scheduled sixth to skate and by the time it was her turn she was able to go out on the ice and she skated so beautiful that she came home with a bronze place medal. (this is her first season in the level she skated yesterday) I was a proud momma!

My eldest daughter also skated amazing and placed sixth in her solo and third in her elements.

We had an amazing mother and daughter day together!

This was a sad day also though because it is the last time the girls will skate under the direction of this coach, she is leaving coaching to be a full time mom. Tears were shed and hugs were given!

One final note....we found out yesterday that I am expecting! YEAH!!!!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Daily Musing

So we got hit with the flu bug in the house. The baby started yesterday and seems to be on the mend now. I am hoping and praying that everyone else has had a strain of this particular virus and no one else will come down with it. That is one thing about a big family if everyone develops a particular sickness it is a good 6 weeks before it is cleared from the house. So far this winter we haven't had anything though so I can't complain!

On the school front...now that March Break is over the girls and I started a study on Canada. We had actually taken a long break from Unit Studies because my 'job' was to busy so everyone was doing just the basis 3 R's. They are really enjoying this study so far, okay I know it is only the second day but we are planning a "vacation" across Canada in order to learn this time. So it is very engaging for them, who doesn't like to plan a trip? The enthusiasm this morning when we decided to fly to PEI and start the trip there was so exciting for me to watch when I seen that both my girls were totally focused and into their work. I hope this continues!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I can smell it...

Spring that is!
I am really enjoying this spring weather.....the sun is shining in the front window to warm up the whole room. My little ones have spent so much time outside the last few days. Along with them going outside they have brought in a lot of mud and anyone who knows me knows that I hate a mess. Last night you would have seen me in the "mud room" sweeping and washing the floors, riding the area of winter pants and boots and even washing the walls all to have a mess the first time the doors opens and the children head outside again. OH well....I remind myself that in a few years from now I will be missing these days!

With the beautiful weather I have been spring cleaning the house; all the normal stuff....washing windows, wiping down walls, getting rid of cob webs and putting away the heavy blankets and going through clothes (lots and lots of clothes). We have another box of clothes to give to the church for their rummage sale in May.

I have got out for a walk 3 nights this week so far! Hooray for me...this is the most exercise all winter.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Child Interviews

The other day I read a blog that I so enjoy reading and the mom did this interview with her little ones....so I got to thinking that I would like to know how my children would answer the questions!

Here they are....the answers are from youngest to oldest.

1. What's something mommy always says to you?

  • Don't cry.
  • Let's go somewhere!
  • I love you!
  • Be quiet.

2. What makes mommy happy?

  • smile
  • When you buy her something
  • When we do good things
  • Getting an afternoon rest

3. What makes mommy sad?

  • When I cry
  • When Daddy leaves
  • When I shout
  • When I disobey her

4. How does your mommy make you laugh?

  • like this HAHAHAHA
  • By saying funny stuff
  • When she says something funny
  • By tickling me

5. What was your mommy like as a child?

  • You laugh
  • I don't know I wasn't born
  • I don't know I wasn't there
  • Very obedient

6. How old is your mommy?

  • 3
  • I don't know....46
  • 36
  • 36

7. How tall is your mommy?

  • this big (reaches up over her head)
  • 2 feet
  • Are you like 6feet tall...laughs....maybe 4 feet.
  • I'm guessing 5' 7"

8. What is your mommy's favorite thing to do?

  • Work
  • Go to hotels and stuff
  • Take a nap
  • Read

9. What does your mommy do when you are not around?

  • Watch movies
  • Go on the computer
  • How am I suppose to know?
  • Go on Facebook

10. If your mommy became famous, what will it be for?

  • going on the computer
  • I don't know
  • writing
  • cooking

11. What is your mommy really good at?

  • writing
  • skating
  • at taking care of babies
  • making children happy

12. What is your mommy not very good at?

  • working with wood
  • jumping on the trampoline
  • jumping rope
  • singing the books of the Bible

13. What does your mommy do for a job?

  • goes on the computer
  • works at home
  • stays at home and tends to the children
  • babysit

14. What is your mommy's favorite food?

  • carrots
  • lasagna
  • perogies...I think
  • lasagna and ceasar salad

15. What makes you proud of your mommy?

  • smile
  • I don't know
  • she is pretty
  • when she helps people

16. If your mommy were a cartoon character, what would she be?

  • momma
  • the girl on Bob the Builder
  • Sponge Bob Square Pants
  • Eeyore on Pooh Bear

17. What do you and your mommy do together?

  • clean dishes
  • I don't know (popular answer for the young lad)
  • shopping
  • Math

18.How are you and your mommy the same?

  • I dunno
  • face
  • I don't know...we are not alike....I'm like Daddy!
  • we both like the same food

19. How are you and your mommy different?

  • different is people
  • my eyes
  • mommy has glasses and I don't
  • our hair

20. How do you know that your mommy loves you?

  • you kiss and hug me
  • in my heart
  • when she disciplines me, that is what Daddy told me.
  • by how much she cares

21. What does your mommy like most about your daddy?

  • kisses & hugs
  • going out with him
  • that he is a Christian
  • his looks

22. Where is your mommy's favorite place to go?

  • outside and drive in the van
  • Sudbury
  • you never told me where it is
  • a hotel somewhere, maybe Pike Lake

This was so much fun to do with the children. I did it individually so that they couldn't copy each others answer. I was amazed at a few answers!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Overnight stay

I woke up yesterday morning feeling like I needed a break from the same old daily routine. So after discussing it with my husband we decided that I would venture to Sudbury with the children for some shopping and an overnight stay at a hotel. My husband was not convinced that I was temporarily insane but still he agreed to us going!

Off I go for a two hour drive with five children and myself. Going to Sudbury is always a big trip because I go probably 3-4 times a year so I always have a list of things I need to pick up there that I can't get at home. Taking children on this adventure of purchasing items can be a test of patience to say the least but for my five it was a piece of cake. Bribery works wonders!

After a couple of hours of shopping we headed to the hotel so the baby could nap and the rest of us mellowed out in front of the t.v.

We went and visited a good friend before supper and then back to the hotel.

Everything up to this point was great but for some reason the baby decided he didn't want to sleep....so between him waking, nursing, crying and sleeping with my 3 year old who thinks she is an extension of me, I got very little sleep. This made for a grumpy mom!

We had breakfast at the hotel and then attempted to do some more shopping but after an hour I had had enough....I packed everyone up and we headed home. The little ones slept and older ones listened to a audio story and mom drank Tim Hortons coffee. What a great way to end our trip!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Changing pace

Well it has been a while since I have posted....
Life has been just plain busy and everything has changed or so it seems. I will be switching this blog from my current weight loss journey to a more general life focus.
The big reason is because we are trying to conceive and my focus on life isn't weight loss right now but rather healthy eating and staying active which shouldn't be to hard considering I have 5 children to chase after.
I am going to take the next little while and recreate this space.......be back soon!