Friday, March 27, 2009


Today was a real spring day! 

Oh! and I can't get enough of this Vanessa Carlton song. I come to my blog just to listen to it.

The end.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Oh Spring!

We at the Gingerbread house live in these all spring, most of summer, and all of fall...
...And honestly encasing your children's feet and legs up to the knee in rubber is pure genius!

Monday, March 16, 2009

it's a Daddy/Children moment

here's one of today's conversations;

Marc (while watching Gaius walk around the room with a blanket on his head)- "Hey you! where'd you come from?"

Gaius- "unrecognizable baby babble"

Leia- "I think he just said Texas"

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The mama files

I'm so thankful that we live in an area where we get to see each of the four seasons in all of their splender.

Spring- new growth, clean slate, hope for the future, tulips!

Summer- warm, carefree, fun, the hope that more is to come, the sun!

Fall- cool, beautiful, color everywhere,work, routine, new discoveries!

Winter- rest, everything covered by pure white (made clean), cuddling, the end of a beautiful gift!

It's just so amazing that we get to see this picture of life year after year. I'm so glad God thought of it!

Oh and by the way, i saw green grass this week, not just the dead brown stuff!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

You all must be really bored...

because I keep hearing of more and more people that check out my blog.
Too bad I don't have more time and entertaining things to blog about.

Here's a picture to tide you over until something interesting happens.

(this is Gaius at my The Body Shop Party. I think he tried 3 different people's tubs of water before he was satisfied)***note to self, put out a tub of water to get Gaius to sit still for long periods of time.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


What is something your mom always says to you?
X- only ask 1 time

L- Feed the dog

What makes mommy happy?

X- when I obey

L- cleaning up the floor

What makes mommy sad?

X- when I don't obey

L- not feeding the dog

How does your mom make you laugh?

X- by saying something funny

L- by tickling me

What was your mom like as a kid?

X-you were the youngest one in your family

L- I don't know

How old is your mom?



How tall is your mom?

X-5 feet

L- This much *holds hands out wide in front of herself

What is her favorite thing to do?

X- go on the computer*

L- do dishes

What does your mom do when you're not around?

X- clean the house

L- cook dinner

If your mom became famous what would it be for?

X-guitar hero

L-guitar hero

What is your mom really good at?

X-washing dishes

L-making dresses

What is your mom not very good at?

X-playing football


What does your mom do for a job?

X-do daycare at Grandma Bonnie's

L-gets me clothes

What is your mom's favorite food?

X- lobster

L- macaroni and cheese

What makes you proud of your mom?

X-guitar hero

L-when she gets me a present on my birthday

If your mom were a cartoon character who would she be?

X- Francine

L- Princess Leia

What do you and your mom do together?

X- Patch devos

L- eat spaghetti and shrimp

How are you and your mom the same?

X- we both have brown hair

L- we both have brown hair

How are you and your mom different?

X- she's a girl and i'm a boy

L-we drink different things at dinner and lunch time.

How do you know your mom loves you?

X- because she hugs me

L-because she's great

What does your mom like most about your dad?

X- his love

L-when he hugs her

Where is your mom's favorite place to go?


L- shopping

Who is your mom's favorite person?

X- daddy

L- rock stars

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Oh Canada...

I loathe Canada!
Before I tell you about our most recent experience with Canada I'm going to tell you about our first trip (as a couple).

It was 4 years ago, in the middle of July, I was 9 months pregnant with Leia and we had the bright idea of going to Niagara Falls for our anniversary. The weather was sweltering but we didn't really think much about it since we had A/C. Everything was running according to plan we drive 4 hours to the American side of Niagara hopped on the bridge to cross the border and got stuck in a humongous traffic jam on the bridge. We're moving about a foot every 20 minutes , we're sitting there in fairly good moods just waiting for our turn then the A/C decides to stop working. Now not being the brightest bulbs in the box we don't stop to get drinks before entering the bridge. So there we are sweating to death in a 100 degree car with no drinks. When we finally make it to the hotel we checked in as fast as possible, changed and then jumped into the hotel's pool. After going through all of that we head out to get some much needed dinner (did i mention that I'm 9 months pregnant?). From the time we get out of the pool I start to feel a little funny but just figure that I'm hungry, you know since I'm not due for another 4 weeks. We leave the hotel make it down town, find a parking spot and get out ready to find some place to eat. All this time having contractions but not telling Marc because i didn't want him to freak out. So we start walking up the street and I realize "wow these are pretty strong, I can't keeping walking like this". I tell Marc and we hop back into the car, drive back to the hotel, and call his mom (she knows seems to know a thing or 2 about having babies). She thinks it's probably just dehydration and that I should drink something. We decide we should call my Dr. also just to make sure. He says the same thing as Julie. So I start drinking and after a few hours the contractions go away. However, since we feared that our baby was going to be born in Canada we decided the next morning to just head straight back home. So in the end we went to Niagara Falls and didn't even actually see the falls at all. Oh and by the way Leia was born 2 weeks later.

Now our second adventure in Canada: The B&B Marc and I stayed at was super nice, but also out in the middle of nowhere with not a lot to do. So when the innkeeper suggested we visit Ottawa we thought "hey that might be fun". We get ready and head out with only driver's licenses to prove U.S. citizenship. We get to the border hand over our stuff tell them where we're going and almost instantly get our car searched. So that eats up a little time but nothing too major. Now as soon as we cross the border into Canada our GPS goes blank as if we've fallen off the end of the earth. But we have a little hand drawn map from the innkeeper so we basically know where we're going. We go down into downtown and try to find parking, we park and pay the $14 all day parking pass, get out and start walking. It wasn't horrible where we parked because we were shielded from the wind by buildings, but as soon as we turned the corner...The biting wind starts tearing through us. I mean this is cold!!!!! We walk probably a 1/2 a mile to the Parliament building to take a tour, find out the tour doesn't start for 20 minutes (or so i thought, it was actually a hour and 20 minutes, OOPS!) and that we can't stay there to wait. So we have to go back out into the Arctic chill and walk some more. I saw a sign for a photography museum so we head toward that. It ends up being closed for construction so we head to another museum that is supposed to be housing all the exhibits from the photo museum. We get there and it doesn't look too promising. So we stand in the lobby to warm up a little and then head back out again. Now mind you if we had known it was going to be so cold we would've brought more clothes, like long-johns, thicker scarves, warmer coats, snowsuits. But since we were being spontaneous we got rewarded with frostbit noses, toes, and basically everything else (my jeans were doing literally nothing to block my legs from the cold). We ended up getting so fed up with all the cold and walking around to find not too impressive stuff that we headed back to the car and went back to Canton. I think we only ended up spending about 2 hours in the city. Thankfully entering the US didn't require getting our car searched again, so it took a lot less time. But still in the end we ended up using the whole day either driving or freezing. I think it's going to be a long time before we venture out to Canada again.