Friday, March 02, 2012

5QF ~ March 2

March already!

This month is a big one for us - Julie turns 11 on the 27th and Jordan turns 4 on the 29th. I see lots of cake and balloons and joy ahead.

March also brings spring break for the children. Looking forward to having them around all day :)

I've had a toothache for the last couple of days and it's driving me crazy. My new medication continues to give me the munchies, but I feel nauseated whenever I eat anything. And it makes me so sleepy. I'm a hot mess apparently.

We had some snow this week but it's gone already. I can't remember the last time we had such an easy winter and I'm so thankful for it. In case you missed it, I hate winter with a passion.

Matthew has mastered the army crawl and can move quite quickly. I love sitting on one side of the room and calling him over and watching him hurry. He's been sleeping better these last couple of nights which has been very nice for Ian. He tends to get up with him the most during the night. Something about Kate being a bear in the morning if she doesn't get enough sleep. Or something like that. ;-)

Jordan is all about being a princess these days and she loves for me to read her stories from her children's Bible. We've been cuddling a lot at every opportunity.

Julie is waiting to hear if she got the lead in the school play. She's had four auditions so far and all of the other parts have been assigned except for the lead. It's down between her and two or three other girls. I'm not sure if I'm more nervous that she gets it or that she doesn't. Either way, I'm crazy proud of her for trying out. Crazy proud.

Sam had to do a project this week using only recyclable materials. I'm so glad Ian is so hands on with the children's school work because I would have had zero ideas for this project. Together he and Sam made a robot using an old hard drive for the body, pop cans for the arms, iced tea containers for the legs, VCR cases (remember those?!) for the feet, and so on. It looks fantastic! He presented it this week and I think he'll get a great mark on it.

I think that's all my news at this point.

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Being that it's Friday, it's time for Mama M's Five Question Friday blog hop.

1. Where is your favorite vacation spot and why?

I love the Bahamas. I've been there several times and it's so incredibly beautiful there. I also love Florida very much, lots of family memories there. And I love Sherkston Shores as well, here in Ontario.

2. What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

Naps, my cellphone and my laptop.

3. What is your favorite fashion trend right now? Or, in the past?

I'm not a fashion trend type person. I know what I like and what I don't like when I see it. I was looking in a brochure that came in the mail from my favourite store and I see that stripes and short sleeved sweaters are in for Spring. I don't understand the purpose of a short sleeve sweater. Isn't it supposed to keep you warm? How does it fulfill that purpose if there aren't enough arms on it?? I'm very picky about style and fit and I don't like when people give me clothes. If I didn't pick it out myself, chances are high I won't like it and therefore never wear it.

Past trend... I loved leggings with slouchy socks that matched a big baggy sweatshirt and hair scrunchie. Those were the days. The 90's I believe.

4. What are your spring break plans?

No plans to go anywhere, just sweet time spent together.

5. What baby names do you hate?

Gah. Can you imagine the number of people who could potentially get offended at this question??

I don't like it when babies are named after days of the week or fruit. Or boys names turned into girls names just by adding a letter. Or when parents try to give their kids way out there names in an attempt to be original but just succeed and pretty much guarantee that their kid will get it's butt kicked every day for his/her lame name.

OK, here are some names off the top of my head I don't like: Latrina. Susie. Olive. Rose. John. Pete. Steve. Mike.

*if you happen to be named Latrina, Susie, Olive, Rose, John, Pete, Steve or Mike, I am sorry for offending you.

That's it. Have a great Friday!

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Head on over to Mama M's blog My Little Life to join in on the fun!



  1. I so loved fashion in the 90s. By the way, you MUST go read my post!!! I think you might recognize something in there! :)

  2. mmmmm - loved that leggins, socks, baggy sweater look. Aaaahh - the early 90's - loved those looks. Those were my college years and those fashions were so kind. Not like the low-rider-show everyone-your-stuff jeans of today! Happy friday

    1. That low rider business is nuts! I don't need to see everyone's butt!

  3. I'm with you on the short sweater thing! It's all or nothing-lol. My criteria for naming my kids...spell it how it's pronounced. Otherwise that kid goes though life ALWAYS correcting people. So names that are spelled weird would be the baby names I 'hate'. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. I remember asking Ian how we should spell Jordan's name. He said "exactly how it sounds, don't go messing it up with a Y now." Ha!

  4. I love that like me so many have said "no" to fashion trends, I don't know how people keep up with it, or afford it for that matter. I too know what I like and don't like. That last question is a dousy because of the word "hate", I think people would be less timid if it were worded more gently. Have a great weekend!

    1. I've never been able to afford to keep up with trends all that much. I buy classic pieces that seem to span the ever changing trends.

      Hope you're having a great weekend too :)

  5. So fun to read updates on your sweet kiddos! Too bad we aren't closer so our boys could have play dates! :) (or at least Matthew could rub off some "move it move it" on our non-moving Maddox!)
    Doesn't a vacation sound wonderful right now? I've never been to the Bahamas but I'd go if someone forced me. :)
    Hope you have a great week!