Friday, August 28, 2009

What Are You Looking At?

While Izzie and I walk to the library through the lovely Winnipeg skywalk, we received more than our fair share of looks. There were the "aw, cute" looks that come with towing a young one. There were also the "over-the-shoulder-stop-hogging-the-stairs-with-your-brat" stares that I feel both guilty and annoyed upon receiving. And then of course the "ugh, another child" looks. I can't feel bad about receiving that one since I did hand it out in my pre-parent days. I was a tich anti-child.

But then there are the stares that I don't like. The "Stop. Stare. Follow with your eyes." Creepy. Seriously, creepy. They have actually stopped in their tracks and are staring at me. I can see them out of the corner of my eye, and am trying not to stare back. I wonder what they're staring at. Their youth? Their long lost (however they are lost) child? I am saddened, and thoughtful...and then I start wondering....

Do you want my child? You do, don't you! You want to snatch her out of my hands and run away with her?!?!? You want to kidnap her and pass her off as your own, or pretend she's a doll, or attach stings and call her your marionette! Oh, it's on. I have never won or actually truly engage in a fight, but bring it stare-sy. We shall dance the dance of war!

And then it's over, and Izzie is annoyed. My slight mental detour has kept her from the fountain. Sorry peanut, mommy's just...well, she just loves you soooooo much that crazy people make her crazy. That's right, it's all about the love.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Poor Grey Sweatshirt

Poor grey sweatshirt. You've stood the test of time. You have been used, and used, and used. You'd think that you'd give up, but you haven't.

Why is it that I always feed Izzie a ketchup related meal while you are worn? Am I mean? Well sorta, but I don't even think about it. I just look over and there you are. Suddenly covered in ketchup. It smeared all over you like a wound. Spreading. Searing into the fibers.

I sometimes wonder if you're asking things like; "Why am I being worn in August? Are you guys crazy?" or "What kind of mother gives her kid grilled cheese for lunch this many times?" or "Why am I being worn AGAIN?"

Sorry grey sweatshirt, but you dilute the steady stream of pink that I shove my little one into.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

And I Wonder...

....why our hard drive crashed.

A surprise video taken while doing dishes.

And then I looked over to see a suprise visitor in our newly cleaned out pantry. Thanks to Izzie for making a space for Argyle.

Friday, August 21, 2009

The Art of Sticking Stickers

Where should stickers go? On paper? No, they should go up your nose.

First, you must sport a Marie Antoinette style sticker while munching on toast. Then...

Study your stickers. Really study them...


Then select that perfect sticker.

Make sure the sticker to nostril ratio is good...

Then go for it before your mom puts the camera down and intervenes.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

When All is Quiet..

This morning, while I was busy vaccuming the downstairs, I realized that I had not seen or heard Izzie for at least 5 minutes. I checked her "play area," nothing. I checked the downstairs bedroom, where we've squirrled away our T.V., no sign. I walked to the bathroom.....and there she was. Sorry for the vaccum noise, but I didn't want to disturb her while I took this video

Yes, that is her taking toilet paper from our stash and dumping it in the toilet. I will not mention how much paper was in there when I happened upon her. Little monkey.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Early Morning Walks Part 2

Our technical difficulties are over! Well, they were over a few days ago. but we were so busy enjoying each others company and downloading all of our files to the new hard drive that there was no time to post.

So we're back, and it's the middle of August! Last week we had temps in the humid 40's and sunshine and night time thunderstorms. All of Winnipeg was breathing a sigh and shouting that summer had arrived.

And then the last two rained. And rained. And the temperature dropped like a brick.

She is not over dressed.

But she sure thought she was! Outside stripping? Better get it out of her system before the snow flies.
Our previous walks were very kitty centric, (and by that I mean that I could only get Izzie to walk by saying, "Lets go find the kitties!") but now Izzie has learned about squirrels.

Sorry kitties, but squirrels can fight and chase in circles on trees. You just can't beat that!
The only picture of a squirrel that I could get before the camera died. (Looks like the city is fixing the sidewalk that's been torn up since we moved into our house. Well, they've made the hole bigger and cleaned out the litter. I guess that could be considered fixing it....)

That's it for our walk, I shall now leave you with a picture of the chocolate cake I made yesterday....

..because every dreary day should have a chocolate cake! (Is my oven dirty or is it just me? Oh well.)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Broken and Busted

Our computer has decided that I should take a slight hiatus this summer, since it is now summer-y outside.

The hard drive keeps sending us messages that it's not happy and it will collapse and take us all down with it. At least we have a warranty!

So, I shall be away from here for a wee while. Hopefully only a few days, but I am at the mercy of Dell now.

See you back here soon!

Monday, August 10, 2009


To an amazing father,
a wonderful husband,
a kick a$# bagpiper,
an expert repairsman,
a financial guru,
and the best guy in the world to hang out with...
Thank you and Happy Birthday! There's grilled kolbassa, home made potato salad and beer waiting for when you get home.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Backyard Shenanigans

This morning I looked out our window and, for a very short second, thought I saw a dead body.

In my defense, it was 6 am and I hadn't had my tea yet. Looks like someone had fun last night.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


Big developments in this household.

Izzie has learned to put on her socks and shoes...all by herself.

They may be on backwards, but they are on! Good job little one!

She is now working on pants, upside down of course.

Monday, August 3, 2009