Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Scrapbook Essentials challenge

Here is the challenge from my favorite scrapbook store!


Challenge #1-A Sketch {Whimsical Butterflies 1}

Hello and welcome to the brand new challenge blog called "Scrapbook Essentials BC Challenges". We are sponsored by the online crafting store "Scrapbook Essentials BC" and we will be featuring the products they carry in their online store.
Our Rules for Playing:
  1. Create a NEW project for this challenge.
  2. Be sure to link your blog with a direct link to the post you would like us to visit.
  3. Please put a link on your post to our challenge.
  4. Create a project with only 3 challenges including our challenge.
  5. Feel free to use any crafting products you have!

hope you like my card!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wow time flies

So here I am laying on the floor with three kids (kolton my baby boy and the two kids I take care of) crawling all over me. They are having blast using me like a jungle gym. I was thinking wow I havent really blogged since kolton started crawling. Which seems like yesterday but it was actually in march.
So here's what kolton has been doing since march:
Destroying our cupboards... He's in them so much I have to tie them closed with tea towels
He finally said mom (11 months)
He started walking (10 months and 3 weeks old)
He sleeps from 7:15pm to 6:45am Yay!!
He throws wicked temper tantrums
He's 22lbs
He likes to get into trouble
He gives hugs... I love it ( he won't hug his daddy but I think he does that for a reaction)
He climbs stairs
I could go on forever!
He's a very happy, outdoor loving, rough and tumble boy!
I feel so blessed to have him. I am a very lucky mom!

Now about 2.5 months ago I got pregnant again. It was unexpected but we were very happy about having another baby in the house. Here comes the sad part about a month ago when I was hitting 7weeks we found ou the baby had stopped growing and I needed a D&C. I was devastated. Any time anyone started talking to me about what was to happen next I cried it was all very hard. 2 weeks ago I had my D&C. It's all still very hard but my boy keeps me so busy that I don't think About it to much.
On to happier things Kolton's first birthday party in on Saturday I'm so excited! We are having a big BBQ and family is coming from Edmonton to spend the weekend with us. For the kids I'm going to have a sand box out and a bunch of toys.
Kolton's cake is what I'm most excited about it's going to be a 3D bear with a cupcake on it saying "smash me!"
I actually have to make 2 cakes because on Sunday the entire family ( except for Stephen and Angela who unfortunately couldn't make it but we are gonna go see them in 2 weeks)are going for pictures. The last pictures are going to be of kolton smashing a cake!

Any birthday ideas? I could always use more

Thursday, March 24, 2011

crawling boy

So my boy crawls!! he is getting into everything, we had to move the cat food into the bathroom and put a gate across it. 

I hope the video works for you all to see him crawling

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ten on Tuesday


1. What condiments are always, always in your fridge? Ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce, salad dressing, mayo, gripe water and hot sauce

2. How do you like your steak cooked? Your burgers? I like my steak medium-rare.

3. What’s your favorite use for fresh tomatoes? I'm not that  into to tomatoes

4. What’s your go-to dinner when you haven’t planned anything in advance and you don’t feel like going out? whatever is in the freezer or whatever Christopher cooks

5. What’s your favorite snack food lately? Rice crackers

6. What’s your favorite weekend breakfast to make at home?I love any breakfast that Christopher makes for me. plus bacon makes my world go round!

7. What’s your favorite thing to grill? How do you do it?Steak!!!! I love my red meat

8. What’s your favorite wine for under $10? If you’re not a wine person, what brand of beer is your favorite? I really like a strawberry wine my  landlords made

9. Give us your most delicious cocktail recipe. Cranberry, vodka and gingerale

10. How do you like your eggs? over easy.  Christopher always makes them that way for me

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Kolton Update

So I havent posted in awhile.. I am having a hard time managing the time to post. so here is a Kolton update he changes so fast!

- My wonderful baby boy is now eating cheese, and blueberries without needing them to go through the food processor.
 - he has slept through the night 4 times in the last week.
- I'm pretty sure he is teething big time (still no teeth have shown themselves)
- HE CRAWLED!!!!!!
- He is going from his belly to sitting up
- He cries when other babies cry its so cute!
- Did I mention HE CRAWLED!!!!!!

well that's my little update hopefully I'll post a little more often!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ten on tuesday

1. What are your thoughts on Valentine’s Day. Do you love it? Hate it?
I dont feel there needs to be a day to tell the one I love that I love him

2. What is your favorite romantic comedy?
Ps I Love you

3. Meg Ryan & John Mellencamp: what’s your first reaction?
Who is John Mellencamp

4. All time favorite poem or quote? 
" if you  were corn how long would you like to boil"

5. What’s the longest amount of time you’ve gone without sleep? (like consecutive hours).
2 days when Kolton was born

6. What color ink do you prefer to use?
any color I like purple the best maybe

7. Share with us a blog that you recently found and fell in love with (and link us!)
I Love angela's Craving cupcakes

8. If you could be on a reality TV show which one would you choose?
I would love to on amazing race but i think christopher and i would kill each other if we went on it together.

9. Mountains or Beach?

10. With the Oscars around the corner, what’s your pick for best picture?
I don’t even know!

Toes for Breakfast

Kolton has been eating solid foods for awhile. I say solid foods but i mean puree food. he eats almost anything except peas and avacado. He has grown so much and is now 20 pounds, he is growing so fast.

The other day I was feeding Kolton breafast but he had other ideas what breakfast would be

yummy toes!!!

This was supposed to be posted on monday sorry  one day  late enjoy!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Baby smiles make the world go round 2

So after yesterday's event I was thinking of all the things that make me smile so here are a few

1. Kolton, my beautiful wonderful baby boy
2. Christopher my boyfriend who I love very much
3. My family
4. Christophers family
5. When kolton sleeps past 5 am
6. Scrapbooking
7. The friends I do have
8. Did I say kolton
9. Cuddles
10. Baby smiles

The fact that I can come up with 10 things that make me smile... I could think of more. So I feel that I am pretty lucky. Good days and bad days happen but life is good!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


I'm sorry but this post won't be the most positive post... That being said here we go ...
Life changes when you have a baby I get that I really do. Everyone has to go through changes that's part of life. But what I can't understand is why so many people can't deal with you going through that change.

When I found out I was pregnant I couldn't wait to tell the world which we pretty much did right away. I expected to receive joyues responses and congrats. Instead I heard a lot of why? Is this a good thing? Reactions aside the biGgest suprize to me was how many of my friends vanished when I broke the news

I used to be the driver the party girl but when I was pregnant I was tired and driving near the end was uncomfortable

I got used to not really hearing from to many people and well being the one to phone anyone to do something but I thought when I had kolton and was in the hospital my friends would be excited to meet him. I had visitors in the hospital 3 of my fiends and the rest were family I didn't mind.

We are now at 7 months of koltons life and I have never felt so alone And please family whodo read this don't take it the wrong way. I guess what I am trying to say is I miss having a best friend. Or maybe I need to rethink and let Christopher be that best friend. I love him I tell him everthing. He was there to see me all three times I was in the hospital after kolton was born.

So what triggered this is I hot an email from a friend who I thought has been my friend for 12 years telling me she hasn't wanted anything to do with me for the last 8 months I'm hurt and sad and just needed to vent

Finally Interwebs

so its been awhile since I posted so I will um everything up in quick points

first I haven't had Internet in about 2 weeks which sucks! we don't have cable so we watch netflicks on the ps3 so with no interwebs means no tv.

2. Kolton has a bladder infection, poor little boy! hes doing good though hes been on antibiotics for almost a week.

3. finished writing the policies for the  day care i am trying to open.

4. Kolton still has no teeth and isn't crawling but he is trying very hard

5. all in all we are all good at this house

my friend is pregnant so i plan to make a recipe box of baby food for her so if you  have any recipes pass them along and i will include it in the box.

remembering when he was a little younger .... awww he`s so cute!!!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Baby Smiles Make the World go Round

On Monday it was my  birthday. on the weekend as a little gift to myself I took Kolton to get a little photo shoot done  it was the best thing I could have done for my birthday!
here are the pictures

Life has changed so much since having kolton. Its wonderful I love having it all be about him, I feel like I worry to much  though. Kolton has a pediatrician appointment next week because I'm worried about his breathing and the fact that  his pee smells so strong. I'm sure everything is all good but its my  job to worry about him.

In about 2 months I am starting to work again but the best part is I get to have Kolton with me! so I may not get to be the stay at home mom I wanted to be but i do get to have my  son with me everyday. I am trying to open my own day care center. wish me luck!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

1. What is your favorite childhood memory? Me and my  friends loved to play lego.  so one day we brought  my lego over to their house and we built a lego city from Chris' room to Becky's room oppositted ends of the upstairs.  we kept our city built foe a few weeks. It was awesome.

2. What is your favorite quality about yourself? My eyes

3. What is your favorite thing that your child does? Its hard to choose I love everything about my baby boy but I guess I would have to pick his giggles.
4. What is your favorite thing to do to relax? Change into my pj's and cuddle with Christopher.

5. What is your favorite restaurant? And what is your favorite thing on the menu? The Keg. I love the peppercorn steak,

6. What is your favorite piece of jewelry (besides your wedding ring)? I don’t have a wedding ring, but I love the necklace I got from my baby (before he was born) it has a mom and baby on it and say "heavens gift"

7. What is your favorite night of the week M-TH? And why? Wednesday because its hump day.

8. What is your favorite dessert? anything with peanut butter and chocolate.

9. What is your favorite item in your make-up bag? My lip gloss.

10. What is your favorite smell? Christopher is my favorite smell ( well when he smells nice)

Monday, January 31, 2011

Havent Posted in a bit

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile Internet hasn't been working very well at the house lately. the post today is just a short one as it is my birthday and i am going to relax with my glass of wine, curl up to my Christopher and enjoy the quiet moment  of a baby.... well i was going to say sleeping  but he just woke up. So this post is shorter then i expected.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Baby Food

I've decided that I want to make all of Kolton's baby food. I decided this for a few reasons; first there is a lot of salt in the baby food, second I thought it would be cheaper and third reason I thought it would be easy. Making the baby food isn't hard but it is hard to find the time and well some times the energy to make it.  Last night was baby food making night, I made pears, apples, carrots, peas and mixed veggies. I hope Kolton enjoys them.

I love my food processor!

Kolton is not a fan of the pears so far. he decided to spit them at me today. We will have to try pears again tomorrow.
If you have any baby food recipes feel free to share

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Ten on Tuesday

I'm attempt to do this let see if it works

1. Do you decorate for Valentine’s day?
Not at home but when I was working I used to decorate the centre.

2. Does your desktop have a picture or computer graphic? Is it organized?
My desktop does not have a picture because the windows starter 7 doesnt let you so I am stuck with the backround it came with.  Yes my desktop is very organized, only 5 icons and one folder which is labled "to be developed"

3. Do you use a paper planner, electric planner or no planner at all?
I try  to use a planner but I never stick with it  so no planner.

4. Do you change purses or bags often or stick with a good thing?
I use a diaper bag. Never really used a purse.

5. What’s your favorite YouTube Video?Charlie the Unicorn

6. Do you use Turbo Tax or a real person to pay your taxes?
I get a person to do my taxes. I tried one year to do them myself and just never ended up doing them so I thought it was a good idea to have someone do them for me.

7. How many states have you set foot (or tire) in? Which ones?
Navada, Oklahoma, California so three

8. How many countries have you been in? Which ones?Two countries Canada and the USA

9. How many pillows are in your house? (Sleeping or decorative)
20 pillows. 9 of those are on my bed.

10. How cold is too cold for flip flops?
Its never to cold for flip flops.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Busy day

          Every Monday Kolton and I do the same thing, we go to baby talk at 10:30am. we have been going since Kolton was 2 weeks old. Because we go to baby talk I try to make Mondays my busy day. Today was a busy day we first dropped Christopher off at work then went to my work to do book orders.  I work for a catholic school as a preschool teacher. I'm currently on maternity leave. I still have to decide if I am going back to work come September. The decision isn't as easy as just saying yes or no, the school has told me that I have to be married in order to return to my job.
         Then we  went to baby talk, the topic today was toys and baby equipment. not one of the more use full talks, we talked about stuff that was banned or recalled but not much information it was more of a chat today.  I don't really go for the topics anyway. I find it just gives me an opportunity to connect with other moms. which i have I've met two moms that I really enjoy meeting up with Susan and Becky the both have very cute little girls.
        Next on the list was lunch with Poppy (grandpa) and Grandma, lunch is always fun with them.  After that we visited a friend to kill time till the doctors.
       Kolton had his 6 month check up today! he is off the charts in head growth  and off the charts with his height now 2.5 feet. I asked the doctor if that meant he was going to be taller than his mama by the time he is 4? the doctor just laughed at me. all in all the appointment went well but we are going to see a pediatrician. i want to get his breathing checked he always sounds very congested.
        the last thing we had to do today was go to walmart and get more kitty litter. my boy was such a big boy sitting in the chart!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

The faces of Kolton

I thought I would show some different faces of Kolton. 
Fireman Kolton

 Smiley Boy!
 Looking like daddy
 Little Man
 Daddy's Boy
I found my fingers

Well thats was a bit of my little boy. I happen to think he is pretty cute! Maybe we will start sleeping through the night? well a mother can hope. 

Ni Hao Yall

Friday, January 21, 2011

Quote of the week

"If you were corn how long would you like to boil?"

sleep or no sleep

I was out scrapbooking lastnight and left the baby and daddy at home alone. I really enjoy going out but for some reason the baby just would not go to sleep for his daddy. I walked in the door to a baby that  was crying and Christopher saying hes done everything like we normally do.  So I took the baby and within 5 mins the baby was asleep in my arms. I wonder if we were just gon a bit to long and he is used to mommy being the one to put him to bed?
Lastnight was a bad night in terms of sleeping.  Kolton has great night sleeps normally. He generally goes to bed at 9pm and sleeps till 5-6am, but lastnight the baby woke up every hour and a half till 6am then it was every 20mins. So we cuddled on the couch and the baby fell asleep till 8am to bad i wasnt able to catch a nap too.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Home and the Puppy

Well we are home and boy its great to be home! Kolton is finally sleeping through the night yay!!  we got home tuesday morning and my  poor boy had to have 2 shots his 6 month shot and his flu shot.  since his flu shot he has been very cranky and spitting up a lot. i assume its from the shot but im starting to think maybe its from teething too. everything feels like a guessing game. 
although he has been cranky he is still having a blast playing with his christmas presents that he had to leave at home when we went to Edmonton.
Drums from Uncle Derek

the other day  we went to a friends place who just go a new puppy. the puppy is so cute! we had the baby sitting on the floor and the puppy kept growling anf barking at kolton, it was the puppy's first encounter with a baby. Kolton was great about still smiling and grabbing at the puppy. My little man loves animals. it made me want a puppy so badly!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Catch up

So its been a few days since the last time i posted. its been a busy few days. Kolton and I are back in Victoria, but i will get back to that later. lets recap the last few days in Edmonton.

Sunday I spent the day with Destiny, I went over in my PJ's it was like we were 15 again. spending the entire day in our PJ's then putting make up on it was great!
we also had a lot of fun making Oreo cookie balls with the two girls.

Oreo cookie balls

what you  need: 1 package of Oreo cookies
8oz of soften cream cheese
1 pound dark chocolate

how ya do it: put the entire package of Oreo cookies in the food processor
grind the cookies till they are crumbs
mix the crumbs with the cream cheese and chill for and hour
melt the dark chocolate using the double boiler
once chocolate is melted roll the balls through the chocolate
chill in the fridge until harden.
i added icing sugar for a little extra something.

to some up an awesome day we finally got to go to Ice on Whyte.  we walked there and quickly realized we were walking the wrong way. good thing we didn't go very far.

my favorite sculpture was the woman looking it the mirror. and you  can actually see her reflection. the giant slide was pretty fun too destiny and i slide down twice and both time we giggled the entire 3 seconds it took to get to the bottom.  the event was pretty cool i anticipated it bigger but it was still fun.

Monday - my last day in Edmonton!
 i spent the day packing. you  would think that packing one suit case wouldn't be a problem. well for me it was, I couldn't get everything into it for one and then to top it off it was over weight. so after lots of repacking i ended up leaving stuff behind including my blanket. the biggest piss off about it was the airline never weight my bag. 
the evening i spent at the grand parents house we had pizza, watched home videos and had a nice visit. 

Tuesday we flew home. The baby was fantastic on the plane! he flirted with the flight attendant before we boarded. once we boarded the plane the baby had his bottle and was asleep before the plane took off. he slept all but the last 15 mins of the flight where he put his hand on the window and watched us land. it was super cute!   we got off the plane and hurried to see Daddy and grandma. grandma very quickly got Kolton and Christopher gave me a very huge long hug we missed each other so much and i am glad we are back home.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Meal Planing

I thought I would try and save some money by meal planing. Ive meal planned before but only for a week this time im doing it for and entire month. I wonder if we can stick to it. I made a huge list of stuff we have to buy as well as a list of meals from Jan 18 to Feb 17. wish me luck!

My other new thing I wanted to try  and do  was a new recipe a week. I told Christopher he had to pick 2 and I would pick 2. the 4 recipes we are going to try are: 1. Creamy Chicken Soup 2. Cheese Burger Pie 3. Beef Soup 4. Beef Stroganoff.  I'll let you  know how they go.

Today I was supposed to go to winter on whyte but its been moved to tomorrow. So kolton gramma and I are going to have a much needed relaxing day at home

Friday, January 14, 2011

6 months already

6 months ago this little boy changed my  life! I cant believe its been 6 months already.  since Kolton is 6 months old now i thought i would do a "6 things to know about Kolton"

1. He has two words "Daddy" and "Hi"
2. He get so mad when he wants food
3. He is such a grunter
4. He is trying so hard to crawl. so far he can push him self up either front end of the back end not both at the same time.
5. His smile lights up the room
6. He loves animals

Happy 6 months Kolton

on another note I'm excited for my  last few days in Edmonton, we have so much planned. Tonight we are going to Destiny's house and having donairs (homemade, i got the recipe from Christopher's brother) yummy!!!
Saturday we are going the "winter on whyte" I cant wait Kolton is going to spend the day with Gramma.
Sunday I'm getting my  hair done and spending the day with Destiny, again Kolton having a day with his Gramma.
Monday we are having pizza and visiting the great grandparents.
Tuesday  Kolton and I fly  home!!!! \

I've enjoyed my time in Edmonton and Kolton got to spend time with his family which  has been great! It will be fun to scrapbook about it all and Kolton will get to have those memories forever.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Quote of the week!

Today is Carol's birthday. Carol is my moms bestfriend she works in a childcare center.
The childre at the center asked Carol how old she was turning she answered "well I'm five because I'm in the oldest group"
"nooo your 16 turning 17 because 17 is really old"

and that is the quote of the day. When I heard this all I could think of was awww out of the months of babes.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My time in Calgary

December 24th  I surprised Christopher (my boyfriend) with a trip home to Edmonton.6 hours after he opened his present we were sitting on a plane.  He went home December 31st and Kolton and I stayed we wont be going back until January 18th. This is the first time I've been away  from Christopher for so long I missing him like crazy!

This weekend Kolton, Loralie (Christopher's mom) and I travelled to Calgary  to visit Stephen (Christopher's brother) and Angela. Its been a blast from ridiculous waffles with whipped cream, sprinkles and candles to driving to  the other end of the city for scrap booking materials. its been a fun trip well worth Kolton getting to spend time with his aunt and uncle. 

Its so much fun to watch other people with Kolton. and its amazing to see so much love beam from a baby. i know babies are lovable but i never knew you could see the love pour out of them.  Kolton LOVES his uncle Stephen. maybe its because uncle Stephen holds him upside down or flops him around ... I guess it because uncles are fun.

 one word RIDICULOUS
We say goodbye tomorrow to uncle Stephen and Auntie Angela  until the summer as we are going back to Edmonton tomorrow provided the weather let us. thanks weather for the extra day in Calgary! it was awesome.  Back to Gramma's we go!

Angela Has Convinced Me To Blog

S0 after small encouragement from Angela I gave in and decided to blog.
July 12, 2010 my life changed in an amazing way I had a beautiful baby boy  Kolton.  He is now almost six months. he is the best thing that  has ever happened to me.  I’m 24 years old and i live in victoria BC.  I live with my  partner Christopher. Kolton looks  just like his daddy!