Friday, October 30, 2009

Tummy Time

It's been a rough week for lack of sleep and Jesse cluster feeding with another growth spurt.
But I did manage to do tummy time with him one are a few pics

And who could forget Boone in on the action too

Happy Friday & Happy Halloween

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fun Video

Another video...but there are just so many good ones out there these days :)

Sunday, October 25, 2009

A Day in the Life of Boone

Now that I'm home with Boone on a daily basis, he has kindly allowed me to document him and take photos to share with you.
So sit back with your favourite dirnk, be it be tea, coffee, juice, milk, water or wine and enjoy this EXCLUSIVE glimpse into the life of Boone!
Take a big poop and then get the "zoomies" and go crazy in the backyard with this big board that really is too big to be a stick to "go fetch"

Then go missing and be caught in the porch licking Kristen's hunting clothes cause it still smells/tastes like the Big Buck he got the other day.

Just "act cool" when Miss Queen B Maggie the Cat comes strolling by and tries to intimdate me
Think she bought it?

Take a nap

Then Dad came home and gave me a NEW SHEEP!

But here's why...check out this before and after shot

Yeah it was that bad...that's after many many washes and sewing jobs to try and "fix it"
And then to finish the day I take a moment to just look pretty and say "cheese"

Today's Quote
"A dog is the only thing on this earth that loves you more than he loves himself"
~Josh Billings (Henry Wheeler Shaw)

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Buck Down....

Every year Kristen is like a kid at Christmas when its the night before opening day.
Normally he doesn't care to shoot a deer the first day since he loves the outdoors so much that it's not a big deal. He'd rather enjoy the experience, be outside and just take the day as it unfolds.
However, this year his goal was to get a deer as quickly as possible so he could have more time home with baby Jesse.
And up until Tuesday evening he just wasn't having any luck. It seemed all the odds were stacked against him.
On Tuesday he headed back out immediately after work, I said you better get one tonight. He's like I will, I have a good feeling.
And he wasn't's this years Buck. Quite big for a deer eh?

I'm so proud of him. Not only did he get his deer "early" season but it's a trophy buck that he'll be having the head/antlers mounted. Not really my thing....and we'll probably have quite the heated debate as to where in our house it will be displayed...but that's no time soon so we'll leave that discussion for another day...LOL :)

Congrats realize this means you have to cook me a good meal from this now.

Today's Quote
"There is a passion for hunting something deeply implanted in the human breast"
~Charles Dickens

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Happy 1 Month Birthday

Jesse is 1 month old today, how time has flown's a photo I took this morning before he went down for his nap.
Just soooo happy that he cooperated for the mini photo shoot :)
And a update, I am surviving without Mom in law here, yesterday was rougher in the afternoon but today Jesse has cooperated perfectly. Fingers crossed that he's the same tomorrow.

Today's Quote
"I believe there is a calling for all of us. I know that every human being has value and purpose. The real work of our lives is to become aware. And awakened. To answer that call"

Saturday, October 17, 2009

It's Saturday night, Mom in law is gone home, Jesse is taking a nap, Kristen is on his way home from deer hunting and all is well.
I thought since I actually have a moment I would try to do a blog post :)
How life has changed these past 4 weeks, yep Jesse will be 4 weeks old tomorrow.
So tonight I'm going to post a few photos that we've taken over the last few weeks in hopes to get everyone caught up on what's been going on with us lately.
First a photo of Boone, who is doing AWESOME with Jesse. He's been so mellow and honestly he almost seems understanding about my lack of mobility when Jesse is feeding. I think I love Boone even more than ever.

A few photos from thanksgiving
Kristen's brother Brian playing with Boone

Me making my homemade stuffing (the stove top version)

The turkey....excuse the wasn't taken on my camera

I love this photo Kristen's mom took of us. I look like crap, I'm exhuasted but it's us. Its OUR family.

These photos are on our walls that we took of Jesse when he was 4 days old
Love this one of Kristen holding him

and this one

This photo you can "kind of" see the frames on our wall

Kristen took his mom to a Leafs game, she was very happy :)

and last but not least...This is by far my new fav photo of Kristen and Jesse

and on a sidenote...loving that blogger gives the option for "extra large" photos..finally!!!
Today's Quote
"Our essential purpose is to become the best version of ourselves"
~Matthew Kelly

Friday, October 16, 2009

Food Friday: Free Subscription

If you receive the What's Cooking magazine from Kraft then you must sign up for another free subscription....check out this link that I found on the Smart Canucks website.
Click HERE

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Will's Wisdom

Loved this video....check it out and be inspired

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mother in Law

My mom in law has been here for just over 2 weeks now.
It's been wonderful.
My house has never been cleaner, the dishes are washed, laundry done, floors are spotless.
I cannot thank her enough for everything she's been doing during her stay to help out myself, Jesse and Kristen.
But I'm also scared.
I'm scared for when she leaves this Saturday and I'll be on my own while Kristen is at work.
What if she's helped me out too much and then when I'm home alone with Jesse I won't be able to handle it on my own???
She's been especially helpful with Jesse when he's been fussy and I've done everything in my power to soothe him and nothing has worked.
She's gladly taken him from my arms and showered him with grandmotherly love and walked the floor until he's settled down.
Who's going to help me when she's gone?
I know I'll figure it out and I'll do okay but honestly I feel like I've been spoiled and now going it alone is a very scary thought.
I guess it's all part of the process...the plus side to this is I'm healing quite nicely so physically I should be able to handle the walking the floor (if necessary)
And I also feel like its time now that Jesse will be 4 weeks old this coming Sunday to "hopefully" start some sort of daily routine on my own, just me and Jesse....IF I can.....LOL. We'll see if he cooperates with that idea.
Today's Quote
"Your so-called worst problem could be sparing you even greater distress. You can thank it for that. And then you can get rid of it"
~Martha Beck

Thursday, October 8, 2009

What did you think?

Did you see this video of Prime Minister Harper singing?

What did you think of it?
I personally really liked it, I thought it was fun and witty on his part.
I especially liked that Canadian news earlier this week was ALL about this and not necessarily american politics and the American President that seems to take up a lot of their air time.
Was it just a stunt to get voters, maybe...most likely.
But who cares? At least he's in the media in a "positive" light and now a You Tube sensation....
Hopefully small things like this will start getting younger people aware of politics and maybe next time more people will get out to vote.
Whatever works :)

Today's Quote
"Don't follow trends - follow yourself, you have to stand tall and proud"
~ Manolo Blahnik

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Baby Brain....

I know I haven't been posting much, partly because I've been busy with a newborn. But partly because I don't know what to write about.
I just want to talk about today he's only sleeping 2 hours instead of 3 hours.
Or he has the cutest "voice" when he cries. Honest! If a baby could have a nice cry, he does. I even want Kristen to get it on video cause it's so sweet sounding.
Anyway....I'll get it together soon and start writing sensibly again.