Saturday, November 23, 2013
Wyatt has become hooked on Harry lately. We've been reading the novels together at bed time and are on book 3 already. My thought was he'd read the book then we'd watch the movie- bit we couldn't wait. We are almost through all the movies and my kids carry smoothie straws around like wands chasing and cursing each other. Stella even has one and chases the big kids around too.
Islas prescho does a Christmas bake walk to raise money for something ;)
This little miss is growing up so much. She loves to help me, is so sweet and thoughtful with her siblings. Loves to cuddle and give kisses. The other day she wanted to be a mommy- helped make dinner and refused to play with the baby- (I'm not sure what that says about my parenting style :). )
Thursday, November 14, 2013
The race went well, even after being rerouted for a grumpy bear. I felt strong on the icy hills, which wad good after struggling so badly on the hills in the spartan race.
The next days drive home was so scary. We took it nice and slow and made it home safe. Took an extra hour at least.
My mom suggested i not go, my mother in law called asking me not to go- not worth the risk she said. But... Like a rebellious teenager I went anyways- while driving from red deer home doing 40km/hr I sure wished
Wyatt had the Halloween decorations up in early September this year, then the following weekend we were out shopping for his scary costume. He needed to be something scary this year because I think he got teased a bit in kindergarten when I still had him in one of those soft costumes from old navy. So this year he was a zombie! Isla was Rapunzel at preschool and a dinosaur for trick or treating. Stella was the cutest lion I've ever seen. She just LOVED being outside with the big kids.
We ended up with way too much candy- Brett and I ate the majority because my kids are picky candy eaters. Eventually I told Brett to just chuck it because I couldn't stop myself :)
Wyatt was taking about next years costume the very next day. I think this may be his favorite holiday!
Friday, October 11, 2013
After having Stella I found it impossible to get to the gym. I used to love the drop in boot camp classes they offered at millennium place, but getting three kids into childcare, paying extra on top of the gym pass seemed like too much. So I started doing these daily workouts on
And fell in love with this intense way to workout at home. I also started getting stronger ( real push-ups) and was seeing great changes in my body. When Brett saw that I was sticking with it, he let me buy the equipment that I needed to make the workouts more intense. At the beginning of July I decided I needed to kick my butt in gear and make 31 my best year yet- definitely not getting younger. So I do a bodyrock/daily hiit workout in the morning ( only 12-20 minutes- and they are new everyday with super motivating fitness experts leading the workouts) and a cardio something in the evening. I feel great!
Starting October 7- the bodyrock.tv (sister site to dailyhiit) started a 30 day challenge and I've encouraged a few others to try with me. It's day 5, and although I feel like I'm going to die during the workout, I feel amazing after! It's also motivated me to try and eat better so all my hard work doesn't go to waste!
Here's to 31!!
Monday, October 7, 2013
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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
My buddy is in grade 1- wow! I'm so proud of him. He is a little smarty pants, a great friend, so helpful and such a good listener. My dad asked me once if I just lucked out having such great kids- and I said I lucked out having Wyatt as my oldest baby. He sets an amazing example for his two younger sisters. Just wish he could stay little forever. He lost two teeth last month, bring on the overstuffed mouth!
I'm flattered that isla wants to be just like me. She wants to be big so badly- she learned how to whistle (if you can call it that) and so now she's a self proclaimed grown up- if only that was all it takes....
I was talking with a dear friend who said that the term 'best friend' may not apply anymore when you get older. That your husband should be your best friend. Well I'm so lucky to have some very dear (best) friends- two of who are these lovely ladies. Elesa is in Calgary, kaycee in Red Deer and I'm in Sherwood Park- one Saturday we all met in Red Deer for dinner and a fun evening! Felt like the old days!
I'm catching up for my dear friend Sheri, whom I actually talk to the most- but she loves me so much she requested even more knowledge about me and my little family. (She also knows I'll thank her for the push in the future) Trouble is, where to start?
I turned 31 on the 8th of September. I feel like I'm slip and sliding my way QUICKLY to 40- good thing I've decided this will be my BEST year EVER!
Thursday, March 28, 2013
We took the cousins to the library yesterday afternoon to fill some time. After we'd had our book fill we took the kids for a cookie at the cafe. Soon enough wyatt wanted a drink from the fountain and all the kids wanted to join him. So holding hands wyatt took 3 younger kids safely to the fountain and back ( on the other side of the library) I was so proud of him being so responsible! It then became a novelty and we did lose a couple kids at one point. We did find my genius nephew at the info desk spelling my moms name for the librarian. So funny!
I knew spring break would not be a good experience if Wyatt didn't have something planned that he could look forward to. I ran into a neighbor a week before spring break who told me about these little camps at the smeltzer house. I originally signed up for two days worth, but he had so much fun that he went to 4 days of it. Drawing, painting, fabric and sculpture. Best $100 I've spent. Saved my sanity during what could have been a very long week at home.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Brett and I had the opportunity to go to Wyatt's classroom and spend an hour doing stations and then having a little interview with the teacher. Wyatt wowed us with the work he's been doing and all he's learning and then we were thrilled with all the great things his teacher had to say about him. We know he's a clever kid, but for some reason there is something so different about hearing it from a professional that sees lots of kids. We are very proud parents!
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Wyatt finished his indoor season last month. He played every Saturday and has really come to love the game. A HUGE improvement from his first season in little kickers. He's lucky to have his best buddy Cohen on his team. Makes watching more enjoyable for us too because we have friends to visit with as well.
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