Monday, September 29, 2008

Why is it that I even try to pack away the children's summer clothing. Man this weekend it was HOT! I was stripping down faster then the kids were.

The camping trip was a blast (I so have to blog about the raccoons from HELL). Great time, great friends and great food. However, I did manage to get sick the minute my hubby came home. And that was super great cause he was home for a whopping 48 hours! Now I am back to single parenting for the week... however I am still sick. But we know as Mom's that we are not allowed to really be sick ... SUCK IT UP PRINCESS... WHO NEEDS TO HEAR ... WHO NEEDS A VOICE ...

But even being sick can not pull this girl down. (not that I am trying to tempt you fate .... good fate good fate .... nice pretty fate). NO I went for a little retail therapy.

I took the kiddies shoe shopping today. The 2 older ones needed running shoes. We picked up a cute pair of "skater" shoes for the middle child and a pair of running shoes for the Big Brother. Walked out paying $80 in total. Why is it that I think that is such a great deal ... have things really gotten that costly! Anywho I am happy with my purchases and the cost ... thank goodness Big Daddy likes to work!

As we were leaving the mall I notices that all Hanna Montana (sorry if I spelt her name wrong ... ok really I just wanna look like i really don't know who she is...) jewelry was on for 50% off. My girls love her ... so I had to purchase them each a cute little necklace. But then they had this deal on little girl earrings .... by 2 get a set for free ... so I had to get those .... and well the store sucked me in (did you know that they have hand lotion that smells like Bubble gum)! I walk out paying more for the crap in that little store then I did for one pair of runners (and I only was given a lameass plastic bag to carry it home in)! Maybe it was the music .... maybe they pumped in some kinda gas that makes people want to spend $$$ on stupid stuff the kids will lose in less then 24 hours ... maybe it was that nasty Hello Kitty ... that girl is danger!

Well whatever it is, I am happy to report that my girls are so happy. And my son thinks we are all crazy! So life is good!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Foggy day...

So I was gonna write this cute story about family... then I was going to write about how Clay Aiken's eyes freak me out... then I was going to write about friendship....

But ya know, I just wasn't feeling it. I think I would love to spend a day watching Jimmy Kimmel. Jimmy, he makes this girl laugh. The Daily Show with Jon ... ya he cracks me up. Makes me happy. I am thinking I either need to rent a comedy or spend some time on the couch with a quilt and Jon or Jimmy.

This weekend is gonna be crazy fun ... and I am sure I will get loads of laughing in (if I live). Cause we are going camping with a great group of friends. So I shall start off with the tv and roll right into the weekend with all our friends ... and me trying to hook up a trailer to my truck. Me trying to drive it to the campground and me getting the propane going for the heat and Fridge ... yes does there involve a flame ...

Hopefully will you hear from me next week... (if I live)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

West Coast Ducks....

I am so still wearing my flip flops... and the weather man keeps telling me it is gonna rain. I look in his face and laugh (see me feel me Mr Weather man)... I don't need boots as he suggests. I find boots too restricting... (unless on a hot sexy date ....)

Now I understand I can not wear my flip flops in the snow. But I live at the coast. We get very little snow. And when we do it is usually a good dump, lasts for a few days and then melts away. I think I was born with feet like a duck ... would you ask a duck to wear boots. No I don't think so.

Therefore Mr Weather Man ... I would like for you to keep your fashion opinions to yourself!

And I thank ya.

Flip Flops Forever!!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

lets see ya get low...

Well, it has been a bit since I have been able to get my butt on the computer. My son has been dealing with a bully at school (nothing too bad... as bully's go these days, how sad is that). My Brother continues to be ill with his crohns disease. My Mormor (Grandmother on mom's side) has been quite ill. I have a very attractive sty in my eye and an even hotter bladder infection. Ya I know I am hot and you all want a piece of this action.

However, with all that is going down, I feel at peace, not low at all. I know the bully issue will be taken care of... my son's teacher is such a gifted teacher (however I am keeping my eye on things don't get this mama bear wrong). My brother ... well that we will have to see. Today he is having drugs given to him via IV. This is a new drug that Canada just recognized on Friday. Kinda a last ditch effort. Prayer is the best we can do to help him at this point in the disease. As for my Grandmother, well she is in her 80's... What can I say here.

Ok so anywho...

My student said the funniest thing the other day. We were talking about careers, and he thought he would make a good Motivational speaker. I asked him what he thought they did. So he looked up the words he was looking for and then proceeded to repeat them to me... um this is how it went down...

"I am going to ERECT people"....
I said "Pardon me" ...
he said "I will erect people"....

here is where you insert me bursting out laughing like a thirteen yr old. I could not breath I was laughing so hard (I know real mature), the entire time he is looking at me like I have just run over his puppy (so he has a fragile ego).

I ask to see the word... and it has Erect as "to build up" ... well then. So it was "Lost in translation"! So I explained that perhaps sticking with just the "build up people" part would be the better idea. Then I also had to explain why erect would not be the best choice to select for a word to use at school. What have we as English speaking people done to the English language???

After a fit of laughter from myself and an explanation to him... we are all a little more clear on what building up can really do! And I thank you...

May you all have a chance to be built up today! oooh behave....


Thursday, September 18, 2008

My Furbaby or Furry BFF and family...

Jen asked that those that read her blog post a picture our our Furry Friends. So since he is my Furbaby, I thought I would post our family shot.
Tanner is our 3yr old Golden. He is the best dog ever and was the best money we have ever spent, since spending money on fertility drugs! LOL.

Lice buster....

Today was head lice check day (does this make you want to scratch your head). So a group of us got together and did some lice busting today. I always feel so itchy after. But happy note ... my kids are clean so far! Yahooo! It would be such a pain to go and do both my girls heads ... their hair is so friggen long.

Big Daddy is coming into town on Friday morning... HEEELLLLOOOO BIG DADDY. Saturday Big Daddy and student are going with a group of guys paint balling. The little ones and I are hanging at home for the day. I think it should be a pj/scrapbook day!

Did you know that in grade four it is not cool to wear batman underwear ...


Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Can I get a WHAT... WHAT...

Ok so a bit shocking today. I had a meeting booked with the school regarding my oldest and his anxieties (we have these meetings every 3 months) and to my surprise they said that there were no issues to speak of so they were going to post pone the meeting til next month, however we may not need to meet at all. WHAT ... WHAT ... Listen I know I drank this weekend, but sista did not drink that much. (am I still drunk or did I die...)

So here I sit, no meeting needed at this time, I have all my papers ready to take them on... and NOTHING. WWWHHHAAATTT ....

I know I should be thrilled... this is the day I have dreamed of. But this feels so strange. I feel like at anytime someone is going to jump out and say "GOT YA, naaa really your meeting is still on and we think your kid is a freak".

WHAT.... I am gonna need a bit to wrap my brain around this one. And what if next month they come to me with panic on their faces saying "we don't know how to deal with (blank)".

Maybe what I am feeling is fear of having hope...


Friday, September 12, 2008

I've never been tagged before...

1. How many kids do you have? 3 (1 boy/2girls)
2. What are their ages? 9, 7, & 6
3. What time do you usually start your day? 6:45 (m-f) 10am (sat) 8am (sun)
4. What do they eat for breakfast? Cereal, whatever kind their little heart wants (Monday - Saturday) Pancakes (Sunday)
5. Do they get to watch T.V.? Yes only after dinner if no homework or the homework is done.
6. What's their favorite activity? hanging with their friends (just like their Momma)
7. Do you get a break during the day for some "you" time? On Monday and Tuesday while they are at school other then that ... NO.
8. How do you end your day? Happy with my life and I never remember my head hitting the pillow!
9. What's your best parenting advice or tip? Go with your gut. (or start drinking earlier in the day .... lol)
10. Tagging the following:

I have no clue how to tag..... So tag yourself and let me know in the comments so I can come over and read what you put.

And this is my friend Jen who tagged me

May the weekend bring many happy moments...

Ok so my friends Stepmom is still missing .... please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

IF I hear of more ways we can help I shall post it... until then I shall blog as normal. (How my friend is making out is a whole other story. SG if you see this, we love you and anything we can do just call)

I wish you all a good weekend.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

Please help

A friend of ours needs help, she has a family member missing. If you are in the lower mainland please keep an eye out for this person...

I want to sit in Batmans car for awhile...

Ok ,so yesterday must have been dubbed "Melt down Wednesday". Holy hanna, this was a job for Batman. Not just one of my kids lost it... no all three. First went the Baby (full out drama queen moment), second the middle child and rounded things off with my 9 yr old acting like he was TWO! Seriously there could not have been enough Vodka in this house to make the rest of the day, a happy day. What the heck happened I thought... and then yes I realized that everyone is hitting the wall due to back to school craziness. So we did not make it to the Family BBQ at the school (now I get to be the crappy mom that looks like she is not interested in school activities) cause I would have rather set my hair on fire then take the little lovers to a public affair!

Then Big Daddy came into town with fantasies of fun with the new dark haired wife he has ... and I had to crush all his/mine thoughts of "fun" cause I was tired of people hanging off me all day, asking me for stuff and just annoying me. And I felt bad about that... poor guy goes with little sleep to come home and I shut him down with a "I hate the world" attitude. And now "fun" will have to be put on hold til Friday... frick! And of course he is Mr Nice Guy ... grrr that just makes things even worse.

And now today I work all day (thank goodness he is such a great little guy to babysit), have a million children here (why do I have so many play dates at my house ... does nobody else have homes) and have to cook some fabulous dinner cause my kids will kill me if I try and feed them kraft dinner AGAIN...

ok ranting over....

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Really ... really...

It is amazing the slang our student knows.... female body parts, got that one down pat. So since the female seems to be of interest to Mr Student ... I asked him what he finds attractive about women. Well he had no problem coming up with female body parts (boobs being at the top of his list). So I reworded my question and asked "what type of personalities or qualities does he like in girls" .... and to that he shrugged his shoulders and said "I don't know".

So my Dad was right when I was a teenager.... they are all after one thing. And I thought they liked me for my bubbly personality!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bridal Falls... Canada

Big Daddy with International Student.

Black as night....

Not only did I go dark dark ... but she straightened my curly crazy hair!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Where is the hired help...

Today I am free ... free and not crying. I am so excited to have a day for myself. At 11am I am off to the spa. I will get my hair done (color/cut) and relax. I shall be treated like the Princess I am. Now all will come to realize, that I Princess of The Flip Flops, has dark hair. All light colors will be wiped away, leaving dark dark, almost black as night hair. (snow white ain't got nothin on me baby)

The Princess of the Flip Flops can not believe how expensive sending three kids to public school can be. Child number one $90 (supplies/planner ... cause he really gives a care what the heck he is doing in the week), child number two $72 (for what I have no clue cause the teacher does the shopping) and child number three $77 (an extra 5 above number 2 cause she also does cooking???). So that make $239 for 3 children under the age of 10, who will break and lose everything... and that does not include all back to school back packs and clothing. SHOOT ME NOW PLEASE... what happens to the people that can't afford to pay that. (oh and side note lets not mention the $$$ each year we pay in taxes to flip flop city for the schooling)

Oh-kay, that being said I am now off to spend more of Big Daddy's hard earned cash! But he knows what it takes to keep the Princess happy...

Andrea with the Flip Flops

Thursday, September 4, 2008

My Baby

She has the biggest heart. When she grows up she wants to sell cotton candy and use the money to buy houses for the homeless. She is mothering and yet act like she is 15 (like no way man) in the next second. She always tells the truth, but if you wrong her .... God help you.
She is my baby and she went off to grade one this week. Leaving a very broken hearted Mommy at home. I know she will do well. I know she will have fun and make friends. I am happy for her and the adventure she is about to start. (my heart just needs to catch up)
Badder Baby is the baby that we did not plan ... but everyday I am thankful that it is not for me to plan. It does not matter what you do ... you can not change what is meant to be. And that for me was the best gift ever!
funny note my student was laughing his head off last night cause he got a teach with the last name DICK ... I had to break it to him that it was not DICK as in the male member ... no it was DYCK, as in the last name. He can not bring himself to call his teacher Mr Dyck even after I explained the difference. But he had me in stitches! Ah the joys of names we are given.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

And the flood gates are open...

It is my baby's first day of school... and I am fighting back tears (who am I kidding, the tears are flowing). I sat and heard her name called and off she went, comforting another little girl that was crying on their way to the gym.

And with that my heart broke... not for her but for me. I can not type more as this is killing me...

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Odd People...

Wow what a crazy few days. Just to let you know the student is wonderful. He has been very kind and polite.... and he is 16 ... that is impressive.

But one of the neatest things this long weekend was people watching in the Vancouver Airport. Ok there are a lot of interesting people in the world and interesting behaviours that happen in public. Wow... really that is what I have to say on this subject. I saw people run into each others arms (make me puke) and I saw many different kinds of signs held up. One girl called her boyfriend a geek cause he made her a cute sign and flowers. So Big Daddy clapped when he left and told him "good job". LOL. Yes my husband can make an ass of himself anywhere, anytime! LOL.

So now I am going to learn German and a lot about Germany. If you have any tips or food ideas... now would be a great time to share.