Thursday, December 29

Not a New Years Resolution...

Here are some goals I would like to accomplish... I have gotten the idea from THIS blog

Household Goals:

De clutter and Organize everything
Do laundry every day- including putting away
Only buy/keep things I really Love

Fitness/ Health Goals:

Keep training every second day-
Drink 1 L of water a day
Get rid of my luv handles- on to the 6 pack


Try 50 new recipes
Make and Use weekly meal plans

Make time for myself:

Read 50 Books
Do 50 Craft projects
Get Tattoo done
Do 30 spa treatments

Parenting Goals:

Read 100 Different Books to Each of My Kids
Do 50 Craft Projects with the Kids
Go to 30 different Playgrounds/Parks
Make a Baby Book for Both Boys
Do Everything On the toddler list LIST
Go on a Family Vacation

Being Thankful/Giving Back/Connecting:

Send More Cards/Thank You Notes -- At Least 60
Talk to a Friend or Family Member (not my immediate family) Everyday
Make & Deliver 12 Meals for Friends/Family Who Need Help
Donate at Least One Bag Full of Stuff to Goodwill Each Month
Connect to friends at least once a week

Financial Goals:

Pay Down Debt
Create an Emergency Fund of $1000
Keep sticking to THE BUDGET

Educational Goals:

Start and finish Accounting Advanced Course
Start and finish computer course for accounting

Marriage Goals:

Go on 50 Dates With My Husband
Go Away Together for a Weekend without the Kids
Make One Meaningful Connection Each Day

Green Goals:
Use Re-usable Bags/ Start Keeping Them in the Car
Start worm Composting
Get Outside for 15 Minutes Minimum Each Day (Weather Permitting)
Keep the garden organic

Thursday, December 22

Yarn Along

Joining the Yarn Along...
Reading: Dropped Dead Stitch- Maggie Sefton
Knitting: Surprise...
Another Gift I finished last night, Love the colors :)
On Ralvery HERE
Joined up in Yarn Along HERE

Christmas Time

Cy has really started to draw everything. Up until this point he usually only colored pictures but now he is drawing from his imagination. Here are a few rainbows that he made, i will have the finished pic later cause they are great! He has also learned to sharpen his own pencil crayons so for a few days that is all he did!

Made cookies last night. The boys decided that....
Cookies rule!
That's RULE people!!
Went to a friend's house yesterday and the kids decorated a ginger bread house...

Poor Josh almost fell asleep...

What do I do with this?
Put it here... now picture this cutie has a british accent :)

Just a cutie...

Wednesday, December 14

Christmas Goodies

Last night we decorated some Lime Icebox Cookies that I made from THIS recipe. Just a note the boys only liked these cookies after they had icing on them! I love them just the way they are.

Daddy made it home just in time to decorate some cookies too!
Mama cookies
Evil Eye
Cy cookies
Eat the cookie too?
T cookies
Cy Self Portrait
Mama Crafts , happy times with a glue gun!

Tuesday, December 13

No time to Knit

My exam is on Friday so I am cramming like crazy! It's been a long time since I have an exam to do. If you count my CPR exam its about 6 months, if you don't.... over 10 years since high school.

My poor sick boys, this was pretty much all they did for the last few days. Today has been the first in a few days that we have gotten outside..... no thanks to the 45km/ hr winds! Just a bit of snow play in the yard out of the wind. Plus they are running around the house like crazy, it's all back to normal. I would be lying if I said I did not enjoy the more mellow house.

Monday, December 12

Slow Week

Linking up for the YARN ALONG over at SMALL THINGS.
I am knitting a ridiculously long garland for the christmas tree, the tutorial can be found HERE
I have so much yarn leftover from other projects so this is a perfect way to use up the stash.

Also reading/crafting from this book... shhhh don't tell the boys :)
Yarn Along 2

Cy doing some coloring
Thanks again Cecelia for these cookies, they are all eaten already!
The boys are sick today, same as they were yesterday. They both have fevers and no energy. Another calm day with lots of liquids and christmas movies = crafting for mama.

Wednesday, December 7

Christmas is Coming...

Link up for Yarn Along Ginny of Small Things
Reading and Knitting, slippers for hubby that were suppose to be for me but I changed the pattern in the wrong spot and now they fit him! AAARG, yes I made them for you babe :)

Book: Skein of the Crime
Knitting Pattern: Oak Corral- How to Knit Slippers for beginners Yarn along 1

Wool Tree from this tutorial

Just playing hockey at the park.. trying to make a real effort at enjoying the winter this year
Hello Cy!

Tuesday, November 29

Cy's new Hat!

Dispite the mopey look he LOVES his hat! I finished it last night, although I'm going to take it apart and knit it a bit longer so it covers more ears for longer.

I found the pattern HERE

I love finishing projects, after years of having tons of unfinished projects its nice to accomplish some. I am ready finished my secret santa gift. GO ME!

Monday, November 28

OH Monday....

It's been one of those days... It's 7 and the kids are in bed.... hmm no sounds from there either.... usually they go to bed at 8 but maybe it's too late for them?

I made homemade diaper rash creme the other day... works like a charm and made from what I had on hand in the kitchen.

Coconut Oil
Mix until it forms a thick paste (like icing)
from this blog neohippiemama

Also tonight I threw together a lasagna from what we had on hand

Roasted Veggie Lasagna

1 can black beans
1 can tomato sauce
1/3 green pepper
1/3 yellow pepper
1/3 purple onion
olive oil
no boil lasagna noodles

Mix drained & rinsed beans, tomato sauce, and spices until it tastes good.
Cut up veggies and lay on baking tray, sprinkle with oil and salt pepper garlic bake on 425 until slightly brown
spray 9X 6 inch glass pan and layer 1 noodle layer, 1/2 mix layer, 1/2 roasted veggies, rest of mix, shredded cheese with a few veggies on top
bake at 350 for 45 min or until noodles soft

Wednesday, November 23

Big Brother

Yesterday CY wanted to help T drink some water. T is just learning so C gave T just a little bit of water ....

"drink slowly"
"you did it! your a big boy now t"
t says "thank you cy"

"oh he dribbled on his chin"... he got a cloth and wiped t's chin then got him more water too.

A very good big brother! Every day I am shown what brotherly love is and how unconditional family love should be.

Walking Wednesdays

Just got back from a walk with L and her babes! Was great, the weather was very warm, it's a little rainy and covered with snow. The kids had a blast, they needed a bit to warm up to each other but once they did, the giggling never stopped.

I unfortunately did not take any pictures, probably because we were too busy talking. It's so nice to have some girl chat, twice a week too!

We are going to plan another outing next week too, I am really excited to make it a regular thing. Here are some pictures from T and I walking this morning while Cy was in Waldorf school, which he loves.

T and I had a good morning walking around town, then doing some errands. Including Canadian Tire, so weird that Canmore has one now. Then almost buying $18 kid mitts but come on for a 2 year old? Then we walked along the river, T walked all that way including a 2 hour walk this afternoon. He almost walked the whole way so I hope he sleeps well tonight. I know I will :)

Cy LOVES school and all his friends. They made snowmen at school , so cute! He really likes the story time. It's story time or painting that he likes the best :). I really hope they get a Waldorf Kindergarden started for next year. It would be great for him.