Monday, November 21, 2011

Miss K's Birdcage Light!

I have been searching for the perfect light for Keely's room for awhile now and of course the ones I have seen that I liked were close to or over $300.  I wouldn't even pay that for a light for my room!

So while looking for cheaper lights, I came across an image of a do-it-yourself birdcage light.  I thought it was absolutely adorable and it would go with the Chinese theme in her room.  All throughout the parks in China people take their bird cages and set them in the trees so they can hear their birds sing while they're there.

So I went on ebay and found a metal birdcage that I liked, bid on it and won it.

Went to HH and got the wire, socket and spray paint and thanks to my wonderful husband who hooked it up, voila!  All for under $70.
Keely helping!

I am in LOVE with this light!  It is so cute in her room!

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Those of you who know me, are aware that I am not overly sports oriented and definitely do not like watching sports on T.V.  I love watching my boys play and that is about the extent of my love!

Last Valentines Day, I thought I would give my husband the ultimate gift and become a hockey playing wife!  I grew up on figure skates, so trying to skate on hockey skates was a totally different experience for me.  Also, my fear of falling on a freezing cold, rock hard surface and injuring myself didn't help my situation.  But I did it and mostly enjoyed it when we would get some families together and play hockey with all of the kids. 

This year; now that we have our girl; I thought I maybe would have an excuse because she is too little and I needed to tend to her............OH Was I Wrong!

Who LOVES the ice and continually wants her Dad to take her skating with him?  You guessed it, Miss Keely!  We had Isaiah's belated Bday party yesterday and Chris thought he would put 2X too big skates on her and take her out.  Well, he couldn't get them on fast enough for her.  She couldn't even stand up in them and her helmet made her top heavy, but she didn't care and just wanted to be on the ice.  Lord Help Me Now!

Friday, November 18, 2011

What's Up?

I haven't been very good at updating my blog lately, but I will try to fill in the gaps.

Keely has officially been going for naps and bedtime without us laying down in the room with her for over a month and a half now!  YaY!

We had a pediatrician appt. and she requested blood work to see what vaccines she needs.  Well let me tell you that was NOT fun.  It took two trips to the hospital and a lot of pokes, tears and stressing from mama and they finally got 6 or 7 viles out of her little hand.  Glad that is over for now.  The Dr. had quite a few other things checked and we are supposed to get more done, but I think I might wait awhile. Still waiting for a call from the Ortho dr. about her legs.

Miss K has a definite Attitude and you would think she has been here all along and gets as annoyed with her brothers as any little girl would. lol   Her "Nos" are shining through more and more and her independence  is growing.  She has been wanting me to feed her more lately though and pretty much thinks the world revolves around her! Lord Help Us all!  Time-Ins as they want to call them now are happening at least once a day because of the new found attitude. :o)

This past week we had a Mars Bar commercial shot on our island and our family was picked to be in it along with 20 some others.  For two days we spent many many hours at our local arena shooting the commercial.  I had to leave Keely home so between my mom, my mother-in-law and my sister she had two full days without mama and actually didn't mind.  She kissed me goodbye and was excited and wanted to come with me when it was time to go home.  I am thinking this is good attachment, but my boys always cried when I would leave them anywhere, so then again I question if this is good or bad??
For the first two months she would cry if she thought I was leaving her, but now she is O.K.

I have started teaching her sounds of the letters and she already knows what sounds T, S, A, H, P, and R make.  My boys have struggled so much with school that I thought I would give her a head start.  I am hoping to get her some Mandarin cds or videos too so hopefully when she is older and wants to learn Mandarin, that it may come easier to her.

Chris has had her out on the ice at the rink in her boots and she loves it!  Looks like she will have those hockey skates on before we know it and I will be out- numbered even more.

Christmas is coming soon and I can't believe that she is here.  So much can happen in a year and this year has been definitely one to remember!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Zay-11yrs Today!

Today my youngest boy turns 11!  I can barely believe that I now have a 13yr old, 11yr old and a 2yr old.   The 2yr old is definitely bringing back memories of the days when the boys were that little, but it seems like forever ago.   Keeping up with my birthday posts for each child I dedicate this one to you my sweet Zay!

Isaiah you never cease to amaze me with your abilities, interests and what a handy young man you are.  From your chicken business, fishing, building camps, hunting, four wheeling and being an awesome big brother to your sister whom you have only known for a short 3 months.  You treat her like she has always been here and I can tell how much you truly love her.  Melts your mamas heart everyday!

We love you so much and are so very proud of you each and everyday.(Even when we nag)  We hope the next year is filled with love, laughter, and fun because you deserve it.
Now we can't have a Birthday post without some pics: