Monday, July 28, 2008

It's been awhile...

What a busy month! I have not had a chance to detangle that monster of a tote full of yarn, but I did relocate it temporarily. For now it is in a clear plastic bag, I needed the tote for camping. I need more totes. First we went for a visit in the next valley for 4 days. My cousin lives there on a farm with her husband and 3 kids. We bought a new tent and set it up in her yard. We hung out, went to the beach, bbq'd all sorts of goodies. :D But most importantly, we got to spend time with family we don't get to see often.

All of us got quite tanned, and a bit burned. I really have to start wearing hats. I have burned my scalp 3 times this summer! After we came home from the valley, we got a few days rest while we waited for my sister(not Jo) and her family to come visit us. They surprised up by showing up a day early. BA(almost 4) and Raven hit it off immediately. CF(age 2) was happy playing by herself for the most part, but she joined in the fun when it suited her. BA and Raven loved to cuddle together while watching Dora, or Diego. CF just snuggled on the other end of the couch with a blanket and her thumb. hehe

We went on our very first camping trip ever, and we had tons of fun! I was so exhausted after our We went to a campground that had an outdoor swimming pool, it was 3.5 feet at it's shallowest, but we got each wee one a floaty ring and told them to kick, and they loved it! Now Raven tries to swim on her own without flaty devices! She is such a little dare devil. *grins* When Mister was her age, he swam out to a bouy and on his own, for a small child, that is quite the swim! He was trying to get to his mom who was giving his sister a ride to the bouy and back. His mom almost had a heart attack when she realized he had followed her out!

Our tenting site was one of the larger ones, which is good because we had 2 tents and a kiddie pool. The pool turned out to be a not so good idea. The kids loved it, but since they are in and out constantly, all the dirt from the forest floor made the water very murkey, and then they didn't want to playin the dirty water. In this picture from left to right, CF, BA, Raven, Jewel, and CE. The tents look so far away in this picture! It was a pretty big tenting site. And private.

Here is my camp kitchen. The sink(aka large metal bowl) also doubles and an oven. It works great for ribs! Next time I go camping, I will try baking bread with it. :D Nothing complicated, just busquits. I will let you know if they turn out! We didn't use the picnic table for eating because the table is very high compared to where the seats are, and none of the wee ones could see over the table when seated.

The only regret I have with camping is that Mister was unable to join us. HIs job keeps him away for most of the warmer months. He will be home on thursday for a visit! *does the happy dance*

Sunday, July 6, 2008

New Toys and Old Nightmares

Yesterday I got a new cell phone. It's the Samsung m510, colour, purple. It's cute and there is a way to make my own ringtones. *shh! don't tell the phone company!* Just yesterday I was telling my friend that games on cell phones are pointless. When the heck would I ever play it? Well, guess what I spent my morning doing...heh heh I was browsing the availible downloads on the phone company's website, and they have a phone version of my favorite PC game, The Sims2. I caved, paid the 7 dollars, and have been playing all morning.

A HUGE Happy Birthday to my beautiful niece, JK. She is one year old yesterday!
This next picture is Jewel, Raven, and JK. (left to right...or is that back to front? heh heh )

I need to get back to work. I have a pile of housework waiting for me. I have been largly avoiding housework the past few days. Once my house work is done, I have to tackle....THE THING. This is the stuff that nighmares are made of. It started small, and just got bigger, and bigger... It's getting harder to contain, and it's taking over my crafting space! It's ALIVE!!! AHHHHHHHHH!!!!

This is AFTER I detangled about 6 balls of yarn.

I even tried offereing to pay Jewel a dollar for each ball of yarn she untangled. She demanded more. So it gets contains, I add no new yarn, but somehow it finds more. I think I will offer her 50 bux to help me detangle...payment upon completion. LOL

When we went shopping in chilliwack we bought some books. Jewel got 2 graphic novels. Warriors, and Peach Fuzz. Warriors is about cats who are warriors, and Peach fuzz is well, I don;t know what it is about, but it's very girly, and rated good for all ages. heh heh

For Raven I got Go Dog Go, and Ten Apples Up On Top. I Loved them as a kid. Remember those Jo? Do you remember the one with the animal that has spots? He could change them and take them off to play with and everything...I want to buy that one too, but I don;'t remember the name. Also, I Wish That I Had Duck Feet. lol