Monday, September 1, 2014

If you were a white cane put away at the end of June.....where would you be the night before the first day of school?

Hypothetically speaking of course....

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

More pics. Man I wish I knew how to make this blog look better!

During our time in the mountains I thought I would not let my children outdo me in the parallel bar event.  I drew the line at standing on them...




I KNOW RIGHT?!



It really was a good day




At the risk of of sounding more crazy than usual....
This butterfly hung with us while we gassed up.  Along with doing a butterfly release a few months after Ailish died with all our friends and family we did another with just us at this location a month after.  I like to think Ailish came with us again.....

The main lodge.  So gorgeous...both the child and the location

Out of order but I can't fix it.  Oh well!

Monday, August 25, 2014

A peek at our summer

Nothing exciting to post.  The summer has been great as far as weather has been concerned and we have all enjoyed it.  The big kids have their adult day programs as usual and with some encouragement I have finally got the staff there offering more outdoor summer activities.  I shouldn't have to be telling them this but.....

The teens have had their first taste of employment.  They have each been hired as one to one aides at a camp for kids with disabilities.  They were each excited to have the cash and though neither of them  is afraid of hard work if the need arises there eyes were opened to what is in store for them after graduation this coming school year.

The seven year old attended this same camp.  It is a great camp and a good introduction for her as it is well staffed with counsellors who are not afraid of kids with behaviours and in the end the child didn't show them too much short of one day.  It was a leap of faith for me.  At seven she is the youngest I have ever sent one of my kids to an all day camp however she was ready for it.  When the teens were her age they probably would have been ready too but they had each other to play with so it was Camp Mommy for them.

We have done a few day trips but nothing more than that as far as travelling.   I thought we might do a bit of a trip the last week before school started but one of the teens is having day surgery and we're not sure what recovery will be.  Turns out the weather is going to take a turn in all directions I thought we might go so I guess it is local we will be.

Here's a few pics of summer fun.  Beach day, an afternoon in the mountains and bubbles.  Life is always better with bubbles























Tuesday, August 19, 2014

"What did you do today Mum?" ask the seemingly interested teen.
"I bought a bra" I reply
"Why did you do that?" I figure this question is valid for her seeing as she considers my girls to be shrinking....
"I want to look pretty for my boyfriend." I say knowing the response it will elicit.
"Ew" says one teen.
"I don't want to hear that" says the other
Lucky I want a boyfriend about as much as I want another dog. Or the dog we have.
"Mom your boobs are shrinking" says the darling teen as she has a snuggle before bed. 
"Thanks Sweetest child but look down and to the side...."

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Worth another watch

Monday, August 11, 2014

CAT tastrophe!

Near CAT tastrophe averted. This twit wants to be an outdoor cat not realizing a)it's illegal b) the neighbours illegal cats would likely kill him and c) if someone found him they would possibly keep him. More so he does not realize...and this is most important....my life would become a living nightmare of sobbing, depressed children because as you know....he is the chosen among chosen of cats. 
He was outside unbeknownst to me when I left the house at 11:30 and we returned at 4:30.
He is the first thing two of the kids look for.
I hope he had the bejeebers scared out of him and was really really hot in his luscious fur coat and +28 degrees.

Jerk.