Sunday, March 29, 2009
The kids watched the movie Monsters vs Aliens. Click the movie title to check out the trailer if you haven't seen it yet. I got off work at 7:45 am. We (3 adults and 8 kids) met at the movie theater for 12:40pm. Had birthday cake and presents in a party room for the first hour then watched the movie in a reserved seating area with popcorn and drinks provided. After, my family and both sets of grandparents met us for supper at a truckstop restaurant and we had the buffet (my son's request). It was alot of fun and surprisingly enough I stayed awake and functional through most of the day :) and napped once we came home and before I had to go back for another night shift. Rather than the usual big birthday cake we bought one from the grocery bakery that they made out of cupcakes - great idea for kids!
Next weekend, we celebrate my niece's birthday who is actually 2 days after my son's. Although it will mostly be a celbration for my niece with the kids having a sleepover and family lunch/party the next day, we will also wish a happy birthday to my sister-in-law (whose birthday is the day after my niece) and my husband and his mother (who share a birthday). I'm going to try to post some pictures tomorrow once I get them downloaded from my camera.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Founded in 2008, by nine-year-old Cassidy Megan of Nova Scotia, Canada, Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26, people from around the globe are asked to wear purple and spread the word about epilepsy.
Why? Epilepsy affects over 50 million people worldwide. That's more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease combined.
Why purple? Lavender is the international colour for epilepsy.
Getting involved is easy. Wear purple and encourage others to do the same. Host a Purple Day party or fundraising event at your home, school or business. And most importantly, get real facts about epilepsy by browsing this site and those of our partners.
Hi, my name is Cassidy Megan. I’m nine years old and I have epilepsy. I started Purple Day because I wanted to tell everyone about epilepsy, especially that all seizures are not the same and that people with epilepsy are ordinary people just like everyone else. I also wanted kids with epilepsy to know that they are not alone.
Before I started Purple Day, I was afraid to tell people about my epilepsy because I thought they would make fun of me. After the Epilepsy Association of Nova Scotia did a presentation in my class, I started to talk with the other kids about my seizures. That is when I decided to become a spokesperson for kids with epilepsy.
When I’m not in school or working on Purple Day, I like to act. I have been in a couple of commercials and was the lead in a movie featured in the Atlantic Film Festival. I also like to play outdoors with my friends, take care of my four pets, go to Girl Guides and cheerlead. My favourite thing to do is spend time with my family.
Now that you know a little about me, I’d love to learn more about you. Join the Purple Day Forums and tell us about yourself! And remember - wear purple on March 26 to support epilepsy awareness! Read more..
Friday, March 20, 2009
HAPPY SPRING! It's been a long winter and hopefulley we can soon bid winter a farewell until next year. :D
Do you know what time it is?? It's party time!!... Nope I'm not talking about a birthday party or Irish party (St Patrick's Day) but that it is time for the "Ultimate Blog Party 2009"from March 20 -27, 2009. If you want to check out all the festivities go to 5 Minutes For Mom or just click on my button above and "Let's Get This Party Started!". Check out all the parties happening in the blogosphere without even leaving the comfort of your home (or wherever you are :) ) It's a great way to visit new blogs, make new friends and get visitors to your blog! So if you want to grow your network, meet new friends or promote your site, Let The Party Start!
What would a party be without music and/or prizes. Both of those will be here. Check this out… Chris Mann, Leslie Mills and Diane Birch are going to be partying with us during our Ultimate Blog Party 2009!
Both bloggers and nonbloggers will be eligible to win a list of fabulous prizes. To check out the list of prizes and instuctions on how to enter go HERE.
If you got here via Mr Linky, WELCOME! and let me introduce myself: I started blogging just over a year and a half ago. I didn't think I'd like it or have anything to blog about. Little did I know how addicting it would be. Rather than advertising anything or a way of sharing info, I guess it is more a place to share about me, myself, and my life and hopefully meet some new friends. I'm a part-time registered nurse and full-time mother to three beautiful redheads. My DH is also a full-time nurse and we've been married for eight years since we met in University. I enjoy gardening, scrapbooking and crafts of various kinds. I'm looking forward to meeting some other mothers of young children with whom I can share the experiences of motherhood and marriage and our love for the Lord. You can read more about me here on my site. Feel free to ask me any questions you may have. I have never considered myself much of a speaker. Leave me a comment letting me know you stopped by so I can come visit you too!
There are so many cool prizes to be won at this year’s Ultimate Blog Party, but my top three picks would be:
- Large Yankee Candle Jar (scent: Sparkling Vanilla) from From Our Front Porch Looking In (USC 40)
- $25 Gift Certificate to Amazon.ca from Just Say These Words (USC 47)
- Signed copy of the book"Queen of the Castle: 52 Weeks of Encouragement for the Uninspired, Domestically Challenged or Just Plain Tired Homemaker", by Lynn Bowen Walker
And if my top three picks are already chosen, I’d love any of the following (in no particular order):
INTL 2, INTL 3, INTL 7, INTL 23, INTL 31, INTL32, INTL 33, INTL 35, USC2, USC7, USC10, USC15, USC20 or anything else related to young children since I have 3 kids aged 3, 5, and 7. Also I'd like the blog makeovers as it's about time for a new look and I don't know where to start doing that myself. :)
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Once upon a time there was a bunch
of tiny frogs.... who arranged a
The goal was to reach the top of a
very high tower.
A big crowd had gathered around
the tower to see the race and cheer
on the contestants....
The race began....
No one in the crowd really believed
that the tiny frogs would reach the
top of the tower.
You heard statements such as:
"Oh, WAY too difficult!!"
"They will NEVER make it to the top."
"Not a chance that they will succeed.
The tower is too high!"
The tiny frogs began collapsing. One
Except for those, who in a fresh
tempo, were climbing higher and
The crowd continued to yell, "It is
too difficult!!! No one will make it!"
|More tiny frogs got tired and gave |
But ONE continued higher and higher
This one wouldn't give up!
At the end everyone else had given
up climbing the tower. Except for
the one tiny frog who, after a big
effort, was the only one who
reached the top!
THEN all of the other tiny frogs
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Sorry the title got cut off...this is a Hi and Lois cartoon that was in last weekends newspaper. SOOOOOOOO True!!!! I wondered how come my kids do this and then I saw this......Do all kids act like this?! My kids can be so mad at me, rude, not listen and I get soo frustrated and/or angry. But if I leave, who do they want and get so excited when I return?!?!?
Monday, March 2, 2009
One Tree Hill, one of my favorite places during my trip to New Zealand. It is a park on an extinct volcano...a piece of paradise in the middle of a bustling city. Look at all that green grass...*sigh*...I know underneath all this snow we have some grass somewhere.
To read more Daybook entries go to Peggy's site here
Sunday, March 1, 2009
1. I'm a sinner, I'm saved, I want to make God smile with whatever I do.
2. Why do I have the desire to sing and dance and not the ability?
3. How does this parenting thing work, anyway? ...sometimes I so wish kids came with manuels :P
4. Every morning, I put mascara on my eyelashes .
5. I consider myself lucky because I have a beautiful family!
6. One day we’ll see Disneyworld together as a family.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to going swimming at the YMCA with the kids, tomorrow my plans include vegging and just spending time at home with my family and Sunday, I want to go to church with my hubby & kids after work !
For more Fill-in Fun go here