Thursday, August 23, 2007


What? A post with no pictures? Yes, I'm sorry, but you'll have to use your imagination!
Yesterday we went to the PNE. We hadn't been the last two years because we found the entertainment was too repetitive. But Rachael wanted to see the SuperDogs again, and it looked like they had a bunch of new stuff, so off we went.
The first thing we went to see were the Bejing Acrobats, and let me tell you, they were amazing! The flips and tricks and the way they could twist their bodies was incredible! It was very cool. Then we went to see the SuperDogs. They had a new sponsor and a new host (which isn't a bad thing!) but the tricks were the same old. But the girls really liked it and that's all that matters! We saw the cartoon parade and Rachael shook Brother Bear's hand, and Kaitlyn shook the big bad wolf's hand. There were lots of characters they recognized like the Berenstain Bears, Strawberry Shortcake, Clifford (though he must have been the Small Red Puppy still, because he was not big!) the Cat in the Hat and the dinosaur with Fred Flinstone that we just saw at Dinotown! There were lots they (and we!) didn't recognize. My girls just don't know about Saturday morning cartoons, and I'm fine with keeping it that way, thank you very much!
We also saw the miniature horse show, which again was a bit of a snoozer but the kids liked it. The last show we saw was the Illusions and Beyond which was really cool. They did lots of neat magic tricks and we all enjoyed it. And of course we saw the show home and the market place and had lots of snacks to eat. It was even nice and sunny, but not too hot. Perfect PNE weather. If only the weather will cooperate for Saturday's waterslides...

Friday, August 17, 2007

Butterfly Castle

It was Girls Only when we went to the beach on Wednesday. Gram had the week off and decided we needed to go to the beach! So we picked up Auntie Andree on the way and headed in to Centennial Beach for an afternoon of fun while the boys went to work. The tide was out and you could walk for miles before you reached the edge of the ocean. The tidal pools were lots of fun to play in. And they were warm like bath water, too! We made a sandcastle and decorated it with seashells that looked like butterflies, so we named it Butterfly Castle. We made a moat around the castle and put tiny fish and crabs in it. It was lots of fun on a hot day!

Thursday, August 16, 2007


By popular demand, my scrapbooking site has been updated! Click here

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Saturday, August 04, 2007


I guess we're having a Dino-mite summer, cuz this is the third time we've gone to see dinosaurs! Rachael and Kaitlyn loved going on the "train" ride, the boats, the go-carts, playing mini golf, and all the other fun stuff to do there. Mom and Dad were just along for the (over-priced!) ride.

Thursday, August 02, 2007, really!

Well, I'm 29 now. For real! Not with any years experience or anything. And let me tell you, I'm glad to be here... I almost didn't make it!
Last week I had severe bleeding and had to have emergency surgery and a blood transfusion. Thank goodness for modern medicine! After leaving the girls at my parents for a sleepoverI went in to the hospital for the second time around midnight last Sunday night. After waiting in the waiting room for three hours I finally got a bed... then they did nothing (except take more blood - I felt like a pincushion!) until 12:30pm. That's twelve and a half hours of doing nothing while I was bleeding to death! (Well, they did give me some estrogen around 4am, but that did nothing.) What is wrong with our health care system that they'll let someone lie there for that long and do nothing! They finally got around to giving me an ultrasound, and from there they rushed me straight to the OR where they cauterized the problem areas and gave me 4 bags of blood. My hemoglobin should have been around 120... it was down to 50. This all happened as a result of the miscariage I had back in May, but at least that means it's not some random occurance that's likely to repeat itself.
But anyhow, I lived to tell the tale. Many thanks to all who helped out and prayed.