Monday, September 28, 2009

Bring it on!

So today I entered into a new phase in life. It's the bloating, cramping, gassy, diarrhea phase. Not very pleasant, but ultimately can't be helped. I started my new meds today that I'm supposed to stay on for the rest of my life. Yuck! Hopefully the symptoms don't last forever as well. The bonus side is it's diabetic medication and I don't have diabetes, so bring on the sugar!! That would defeat the purpose of the meds though in heavy doses of glucose.
Why am I on these meds? I have a hormone disorder called PCOS. I don't look like I have it which is nice, but none the less it is there. The meds are supposed to help regulate my testosterone and FSH and LH. Therotically they should help me get pregnant when I am ready to.
So hopefully next year or the year after (depending on my sanity at the time) the discomfort will pay off with a cute little baby.
In other Mallard news, the girls are feeling better (they have been pukey and poopy the last week and a half). Mackinley is loving her ballet and Macey.....well, she is just the cutest thing ever! She is at such a fun stage right now. She loves to point and babble about whatever she is pointing at. I love watching her learn right in front of me. She LOVES books. Her favorite is to sit on my lap and look through her books. She is so grown up! Oh, and she does so much sign language now. Bird, cat, dog, horse, cow, book, dinosaur, more, eat, drink...I'm sure there's more. She can do please now, but not thank you. We are working on that one.
Mackinley thinks she is a mom now. She is quite funny, but I try to not let her be too bossy. She is the best big sister and a sweet daughter. Today at Costco I bought her a big fairy book that you find things in the picture. I tried to hide it from her but the cashiers aren't very stealthy. They handed it to her and she wouldn't take it. She looked at me confused and asked "Is that for me mom?" I told her yes and instantly her face lit up and yelled "Thank you Mom!". She then proceeded to kiss my arm up and down and we walked out of the store. Too cute.
And a reno update......All the drywall is up! Half of it just needs to be sanded once more and will be done and the rest I start tomorrow. Hopefully painting will be done next week!! Yay! So much closer to organization and cleanliness. I am excited.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I guess I'm cheap! (but not easy)

The girls and I are grocery shopping in Walmart today and this is how our conversation went:
Mackinley pointing to Princess alphagetti's - Mom, can we buy that?
Me - Not today sweetie.
Mackinley - Oh. Then it's not on sale?
How embarrassing! I'm not sure why I was embarrassed really, but I was.
She then proceeded to ask if things were on sale for the rest of our shopping trip. I usually only buy stuff that is on sale. Not fresh produce or bread, stuff like that...but things that have more selection so there is always something on sale. Stuff like cereal, soup, or just the occasional good sale even though I don't really need it. I know most people shop like that, but for some reason the fact that my 3 year old knew what a sale was, was a shocker for me! I guess they really do learn young!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

One of those days! Again.....

So you know when you have those days that you're busy and need to get things done and everything just seems to go wrong? I happen to have them a lot. Yesterday was no exception!
We all were up early and ready to go to the calf auction in Fort Macleod. We were there for about an hour. It was fun to watch the girls run around and Macey loved all the calves. Mackinley kept getting a little too close to the fence, but other than that it was stress free. We got home at noon.
This might not seem like a big deal, but in our house it kinda is. I will paraphrase. By noon we were all fed, bathed, dressed, into Macleod (which is 40 minutes away), watched the auction, and home again. That is busy for us. Jaron had to go back to bed because he worked that night. The girls and I hung out and cleaned for a bit and then Mackinley had ballet. So cute!!! She loved it. I couldn't really see very well, but what I did see looked like a lot of fun.
We went home and got supper ready. After supper Jaron went to work and we decided to go outside. I needed to get laundry started (it had been awhile, so long Mackinley ran out of underwear this morning...oooops!) but I thought we should go out and have a bit more fun while it was nice out(who needs underwear?). What's a half hour, right? I have a buggy that hooks up to my bike, so we were going to go on an awesome fun bike ride. Mackinley went in to get some shoes and Macey wanted up on the trampoline. We have a slide that is connected and she likes to go down it. She also likes to run across the trampoline and run into our arms. She likes to run across the tramp and we catch her. Normally Jaron and I are both there to run around, so we have our bases covered. Last night she decided to run across, so I ran around, and last minute she turned and darted in another direction and ran straight off the trampoline. I couldn't get there in time to catch her, but in time to watch her land face first and then her legs came up and her whole body bent backwards over her head. I screamed grabbed her and Mackinley and drove to the hospital.
I dropped off Mackinley at her friends house which right by the hospital and then went and waited and waited and waited to see the doctor. We got to the hospital around 7. At 7:30 they told me the doctor was out for supper and wouldn't be back until 8. I thought I'd waited this long I could wait a little longer. The doctor didn't show up until 8:50. Good thing we were first in line! He took a look at her and said she's probably fine, but if you notice anything weird bring her back in. They said she might have a mild concussion because she wasn't walking normally, but she seems fine today, thank goodness! Just a bump on the forehead and a couple of minor scratches.
So I am doing my laundry today. Which is okay, I was just hoping to get out and enjoy the sunshine! We might try the whole bike ride again tonight minus the trampoline.
I know I'm always going to have busy days and we wills always have those disaster days....I just wish they didn't always tend to line up together! After days like yesterday I am content with the kids I have. It has helped me get over my baby fever real quick like! We'll see how long that lasts!
Actually, probably until this morning when my girls were laughing harder than I have ever heard before. It was the best. Mackinley was laughing at barking spiders and Macey was laughing at her. Definitely a better start to hopefully a better day!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Ballet shoes and Needles.

Well, today was an expensive day!! We had to put down half of the cost for our carpet. Yikes! Then I decided last minute to put Mackinley into ballet. Double yikes!
The only way I justified spending that much money on a 3 year old to go to ballet was that I don't actually have to pay for it. Thanks Teck Coal! She looks so stinkin cute in her gear that we bought. We got home and she immediately put it all on. Then she started to dance around like a ballerina. She is quite the girl! So much of a girl in fact that at lunch today she asked if we were going to go fishing. I said sometime we would. She then said "Oh, good. I need to get a pink fishing rod. With princesses on it." There is such thing. At Walmart.
Macey didn't have a good day though. One word. Immunizations. Yuck! I absolutely hate them! Jaron got to come with me this time. I don't think he's been able to come since Mackinley was a little baby. I only cried a little. It seems to get worse the older they get. I am dreading taking them both for flu shots and then again for swine flu shots. It's torture I tell you! Poor helpless little babies. If only there was another way.
I used to take blood from babies. I used to think I could poke my own kids no problem. I have gotten soft in my motherhood. Just thinking about it makes me ill. I don't know what I would do if I had to go back! Maybe change professions. I hear dentistry has a lot of money in it. :)
So Yippee!!! I get carpet downstairs in about 3 weeks! My life will slowly get back to normal. And by normal I mean clean and organized! I am pumped!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Parks and Ice Cream....and Renovations

So today was a great day! I got to sleep in while Jaron had the girls. This is a normal occurrence, but normally I don't really get to sleep because the girls are crying. I just lay in bed listening to them holler. Which still okay, but there was no crying, none that I could hear. I woke up by myself and not to Mackinley coming into my bed or Macey waking up in her room. I don't mind being woken up by the girls, but wow! It felt great! Then I got up to get ready for the day. I had lost 3 pounds, got showered and ready with no interuptions, made lunch and we were off to Lethbridge.
I love our Lethbridge trips. We do the same things most of the time. Go to the pet store, get some ice cream, get some KFC and eat it at the park. Today we were at the park for awhile but left because it was just way too hot. So we went to the splash park instead. I love being able to hang out and lounge and just have fun with my family. Nowhere to be, nothing to do.
The girls seem to like our trips. Mackinley knows the routine...which stores we go to, what parks, stuff like that. Macey just wants to run loose and destroy anything in her path. Like today at the pet store. Instead of looking at all the cute fluffy animals she was off running and grabbing the stuff off the shelves. Too bad clay bowls are so breakable! The people that stock that store definitely don't have kids!
Tomorrow won't be as fun. Productivity doesn't seem to be "fun" anyways. My floor will be done, and we will be on our way to having the bathroom done. The drywalling will commence soon! I really should take some pictures. We are doing MAJOR renos. Extensive, huge, ginormous renos.
I cannot wait to get this done. It looks really good so far. Jaron has done a really great job. We have had help from my Daddy too!
Jack Bauer is calling my name. I need to get in an episode before I go to sleep!