Thursday, July 21, 2011

Off to Swim (in the freezing cold lake)

So today is day 3 of swimming lessons, of which we have yet to go to.  Tuesday we missed because we had to pick up Mad Dad, and yesterday it was far too cold to let my little angels go in the lake.  Supernan gave it a try, but there were kids coming out of the lake with blue lips and putting fall coats on standing by a fire to warm up.  I'm not afraid to get cold, mind you, but there is a limit, and that was it.  The sun is shining today, so let's hope that we have a nice day for swimming today.

Wish us luck!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Marshmallow Molds at Hungry Happenings

Wow, I just stumbled up on a fantastic new blog, as I happened to see a post for marshmallow molds, my curiosity was piqued.  This is what it is:


You know all those little sand toys you can get, imagine the possibilities!  Check her out here.  Believe me, you won't regret it.

Have a good day all.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

West Edmonton Mall, It's Got it All!

So this is how I spent my weekend, swimming (aka, trying to stay afloat in waves), chasing Elmo and swimming again, swimming, and watching street performers.  To sum it up, I had a ling, exciting weekend.  I met my cousin and her family in Edmonton.  On friday we went to West Edmonton Mall, took the kids to the World Water Park, and the Sea life Caverns (super cool, I got to pet baby stingrays!).  The kids had a blast on the water-slides, and Supernan loved the waves, Chaos, not so much, and their cousin tank had so much fun running around with his cousins, it was so nice to see.  We went for a nice family dinner at the Red Robin restaurant, where I thought I ordered the healthiest thing on the menu that wasn't a salad, turns out though, that my wrap was 1100 calories. YIKES! But it was well worth it, mmmmmmmm Whiskey River Chicken.  Saturday we went to Telus World of Science, where the boys all ran around, smelling farts and sliding on tongues and driving Mars Rovers and stuff.  We all had so much fun there, and the highlight (not for Supernan of course, he's much too mature) was seeing ELMO.  Yes, the one and only!  The babies were so excited they were almost crying with joy. The rest of the day was spent shopping, yay for mama!  I picked out my bridesmaid dress for my cousins wedding, with her help.  It's very flattering, a little sexy and makes me feel like Kim Kardashian.  Now to lose the 20 pounds to look like her, just kidding, I am happy with where I'm at.

Saturday night we went to my fav restaurant, OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE! I love steak! and I love their steak!  We went swimming in the hotel after supper, which was somewhat short lived,  due to the 15 9 and 10 year old floor hockey boys that hijacked the pool.  But we had fun anyways.

Sunday I took the kids for Denny's, mmmmmm, my second favorite restaurant, lol.  Then we went down to Sir Winston Churchill Square to watch the Street Performers Festival.  The heat, my goodness!.  But it was ok, cause at Edmonton City Hall, there is a really nice wading pool with showering waterfalls to cool off in.  Supernan was enthralled with the break-dancers and Chaos got snapped dancing along.

Needless to say, we were all pretty pooped by the time we got home on Sunday.  But, no rest for the weary, swimming lessons started on Monday at Hanmore Lake, and I managed to get both boys in at the same time, yay!  Golf today, before we pick up Mad Dad, and back to swimming this week.  I will try to keep posting this week, but if I don't, you understand, running back and forth to the lake is kinda time consuming.  Then next week, Supernan is in hockey camp all week.  Then I am headed to Saskatoon for a week to visit my fam.

So until next time, keep enjoying the beautiful weather and sunshine!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Cakes and Crunches

Busy household, that's what we have had.  Who knew that with 1 less child, I would be even busier than usual, lol.  Where to start? I can't remember if I told you al that YaYa has gone to Nova Scotia to visit family and help with Aunt J's new bebe.  She is gone for a month, and my house is not the same without her.  She is having fun though, I am happy to report, she has been swimming and playing with her cousins and just enjoying the family time.

So while she has been gone, we have been spending afternoons at our local library, doing the "Summer Splash" story time.  Chaos is too young do actually participate, but he has fun listening to the stories.  And I have been checking out books constantly on cake making.  Supernan started golf lessons on Tuesday, he is truly enjoying it.  And swimming lessons start on Monday at Hanmore Lake.  BTW, if you get a chance to come to the "Lakeland" area in Alberta, we have a ton of lakes for you to visit, swimming and fishing galore!

And as for me, I have been making cakes, birthdays mostly, but I am starting the flowers for A's wedding cake.  I am slightly nervous about it, but I have total faith that I can do a spectacular job.  As for the crunches, I have totally contradicted myself by making cakes and then working out, lol.  But at least I am not eating all the cakes that I make.  I feel fitter and better!

I would love some comments, and to know what you are up to.

Until tomorrow, Have a great day and enjoy the summer!