Monday, September 22, 2008

The Apology Policy

Our No.2 has to say, "I'm torry (sorry)." to his older brother about 3x before 8 in the morning!
By the afternoon I've lost count how many times I've put him in his crib for bad behavior!
Saying sorry involves the guilty to look to the 'innocent' in the eye, say sorry or torry however you want to say it and then hugging and giving a kiss to the 'innocent'.

The faux pas involves either toy stealing, pinching or hitting!
James seldom hits back but enjoys telling Parker that he is the bigger one: "Parker, you can't ride my bike. You're too little." or "Parker, you can't go with Daddy 'cause you're too little".
Today, James told me to be quiet because Parker was sleeping.
James takes his big brother job quite seriously... most days!

Seasonal Shift

Autumn has crept in, leaving summer in the dust.
The night crawls into day earlier and I hide the beach towels with hesitation - not totally ready to let go.
Luckily the world was designed to turn summer into autumn s l o w l y.
It would be dreadfully hard to fall into fall overnight! Don't you think?

The kokanee salmon at our city creek is the pivotal sign that the season has shifted. James joined his preschool on the Kokanee Field Trip.
All he wanted wanted to know was where the sharks where hiding!

Kid Rock says it the best in his song All Summer Long, " ...nothing seems as strange as when the leaves begin to change..."

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Defeat Your Dragon!

"I have Hope, Faith and Courage on my side and Love standing guard at my back. No Dragon in the world is a match for all that."

There are some people what can achieve more in a day than others. And then there is my nephew, Matthew Epp, that has at the age of 15 years old achieved certainly more than I have in my lifetime!

Matthew has been battling cancer since the age of 2, wrote a book about it for kids when he was 11, was named the 2004 Champion Child in Saskatchewan, Canada, met our Prime Minister, and participates in numerous fundraising events to help raise money for the fight against cancer.

The book Hope and the Dragon, written by Matthew, is a must read. Let this be your next book purchase! Go to to order it today and you will be financially supporting Matthew's cause of finding a cure for cancer.

Matthew's dauntless spirit with those sparkling eyes inspires all who meet him to gracefully and courageously overcome adversity. Visit Matthew's blog where you can learn more of his story and post a message of support.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Mommy Essentials...or so I think

I love having my very own mommy business cards.
I have passed on my mommy cards to the preschool teachers, the babysitters, and to new mommy friends.
I ordered my cards on-line at Nightshade Creations. (click on Nightshade Creations to visit their website)
You can design your card with your choice of layout, colour, and text.
I ordered a personalized memo pad for myself too. So I can pretend that I am an executive working downtown Manhatten!

For $30 it's a great mommy tool!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Please be patient with me

I can't seem to write anything that excites me this week. Perhaps I bit of back-to-school laziness! But I can easily post some summer snapshots....

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Snapshots of ME!

I heard mommy and daddy talking yesterday about how much I have 'blossomed'. Not too sure what that word means. But they kept talking and I heard nice words like miracle, cute and amazing.

They sometimes think I am not listening but I hear it all. Here are few other things I have over heard being said between mommy and daddy:

  • Mommy will be away this weekend for the very first time without us. I can't wait! I mean I will sure miss her!
  • They are talking about maybe adopting another son or daughter. I say bring it on! Except I still want to be the oldest!
  • As of tomorrow I will no longer be able to watch the movie Shark Tale. They say I talk about it too much.
  • I'll be taking swimming lessons next week. They said if they tell me now I'll be asking every 2 minutes when I'll be going. What's wrong with that?
  • Daddy was not impressed with mommy accidentally shaving my hair off. Mommy said lucky I'm young enough not to know how short it is. But I do know how short it is. My head is cold!
And they think I'm not in the loop!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Super Capes for Super Kids

I was reading little red appleton's blog a few weeks ago and immediately was wowed by the Super Hero Cape she featured.

Jessica, the owner of the *Etsy shop
little red appleton, handmade me these capes for the boys. I was so impressed with the quality of the craftsmanship that I had to post it here. You'd never find anything this cute and so well made in a big chain store.

When Super Hero James put his cape on he immediately said, "I can now fly in the sky!"

Super Hero Parker on the other hand said, "Off! Off!".
But Speedy Mommy was able to snap a picture before he took it off!

*Etsy is an online marketplace for buying and selling all things handmade.