Its been far too long since I posted something of worth. SO here's my post of posts!
Now where to begin....
I have a few photos over the years of when we took Anthony out when he was 3 months old.
I think we missed 2005 and 2006 Halloween nights, I'm not sure why. In 2005, we lived in a basement suite in Surrey, and no kids ever came around back to trick or treat, so we just carved pumpkins.
In case you are wondering, these are StrongBad and StrongSad characters from Homestarrunner Anthony's favorite website since he was a baby.
In 2006 we lived in a big barn, without any neighbors close by. So I'm pretty sure we did nothing that night.
Halloween 2007, Anthony was BUZZ LIGHTYEAR! He was so proud to have a costume that lit up!
This year I have 2 boys to dress up! YAY. Anthony was Mario, and Lliam was a cute little Teddy bear. I dressed up last minute as a Tennessee Titan fan. We went out to our church's trunk or treat. Only 7 or 8 cars were there, so it didn't last for very long. The kids had a ton of fun though.
The next day, November 1st, we took the family to Drumheller to see the Dinosaur museum. I'm a huge fan of museums, and Anthony has shown some interest in seeing the Dinosaurs. So off we went. The drive was pretty nice. I love long drives with Jos. We always have the most intriguing conversations. Anthony decided that he had to go "potty" and there were NO places in the middle of nowhere to pee. Soooo...we pulled over for him to "water" the grass. hehe, is it bad to think that that's cute?!
The museum didn't have the effect I'd hoped for Anthony. He was way to scared to even walk in, with all the nature sounds, and *growls* and life-like dino models...he really thought they were out to get him. "mommy, I wanna go home....lets go" Oh dude, we aren't driving 2 hours back home now! I convinced him that all is well, that all dinosaurs are dead, and to try and have fun. We went with another family, the Pouwer's. Though we didn't actually hook up with them in the museum until we had already gone through, argh. But we still found them, and got to visit. We took our boys and their boys outside to play on the outdoor play structure. It was such a gorgeous day, it really felt like late Summer weather. Oh how lovely it was.
All good weather aside recently, I've still been feeling a little blue here and there. I've taken steps to take care of my black cloudy days, and I'm really looking forward to my sunny skies on a more regular basis. :D
The rest of my week was pretty uneventful, waiting for my sister to go into labor, avoiding cleaning my house, taking care of my sick sick boys (husband, sons, AND brother, all in the same household). Thankfully, I haven't gotten TOO TOO sick, just feeling a little tired and under the weather. Blah.
Friday night I volunteered at the Alberta Childrens' Hospital radiothon, sponsered by Country 105, and Q107. It was fabulous!!! As a volunteer, you really get to see how much goes into a project like that. Volunteers helping volunteers. It was really inspiring. We took a tour of the hospital, and I saw so many children fighting for their lives. Most had shaved heads, or some sort of amputee. It really inspired me to fight for them. As a special bonus, we had a guest there. Paul Brandt. He's my favorite country singer, and he's super nice. I got his autograph, and a picture taken with him, he put his cowboy hat on my head!! WOOT! Sorry for the lame photo, but all I had was my cell phone camera. The second photo, is my step mom, Wendy. She's also a huge fan. How lucky are we?!!! It was such a great experience, and I'd definately do it again next year, if given the chance.
Last night, I went out to another small girls night out with 2 of my girlfriends, Louise and Tara. We went to Cheesecake Cafe, and ordered a few appetizers and cheesecake. We had lots of laughs, and nice conversation. I couldn't believe we stayed there for nearly 3 hours! Woah. Here are a few photos of us.
I am curious to see if Anthony and Lliam look like each other at the same age. Lets compare shall we?