Posts Tagged ‘kids’

Jon & Kate plus 8

You know, my kids really like this show. Of course, the big announcement was tonight, and no surprise, they’re separating. Great. I hope that the show goes off the air and the kids can just watch re-runs of the good ol’ days, because it isn’t gonna be much fun to watch after this, unless you like watching train wrecks. Oh wait, we do? This is reality TV at its finest? Oh, OK then. Carry on, carry on.

Yay, now I get to answer all sorts of divorce questions! Fun!

Food and Allergies: Cookiemag.com

Food and Allergies: Cookiemag.com.

“Eating isn’t too complicated for most us, but for kids with sometimes life-threatening allergies, mealtime can be a minefield. Here are the best websites for managing allergies.”

Thanks to H. Davidson for the reference and check out her excellent site Gluten-Free Guidebook.

My life so far, today

Ah dear reader.

Are you still there?

Dear reader, if you haven’t given up on following my blog, you are a saint. And a scholar. Or you’re an optimist. And for being all of those things, I thank you.

What’s been happening anyway? (in no particular order)
– I got a BlackBerry, it was almost like changing religions
– I now have a 6 year old
– I am giving up chocolates, chips, and cookies for Lent :S
– I have “guest spoken” at our sister church in North York and will be speaking this weekend in Mississauga
– I’ve been recording a lot of classical music at work
– I got the U2 album No Line On The Horizon yesterday on iTunes and can’t remember the last time I bought a physical CD. Oh wait, I can. It was Led Zeppelin’s CODA and I bought it at a used book shop on the Danforth
– the 4 yo had a fever for a week from an ear infection
– I’ve been playing a lot of bass, and looking longingly at getting my own, maybe a Lakland or a MusicMan
– the 6 yo is signed up for her Grade 2 Conservatory Piano exam in the summer
– I got Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Williams Pinball Classics for the Wii… for myself.

Well, that’s about all I can afford to write this week. I’m still writing my message for Sunday. I watched “Religulous” as part of that prep this week, so I might have some thoughts on that to share later. Until then…

A Fun Saturday

It started off auspiciously, this Saturday. This morning we split up, DW went grocery shopping, and I watched the kids at dance class. I brought my laptop to work on some things, but those of you on my twitter know that I had no battery left on my MBP (grrr) and I had to entertain myself with twitter on my cell phone… sore thumbs! The highlight of being there waiting, though, was getting a chance to have a preview of the girls’ ballet routine for the recital in June… so cute.

Our girls were at a birthday party this afternoon, at a play place nearby. The party was drop off (sweet), so DW and I had exactly two hours to relax and shop. And shop we did! We went to Starbucks first, to get our caffeine fix, and then we went to the closeout bankruptcy sale at Linens & Things. Mostly things were 40% off, only a few things were 60%. We did manage to score a set of 3 Green Pan frying pans for $60, which was awesome. I had never heard of Green Pan before, but DW had, and they seem like one of the new wave of environmentally conscious companies.

We also stopped in at the LCBO and picked up some Fresita and a bottle of CHRISTIAN MOUEIX SAINT-ÉMILION 2005 (VINTAGES 979955). This is one of my recent favourites.

We scooted back to the play place to pick up the kids, and thankfully they didn’t make much of a fuss when it was time to go. We had already warned them about it, so it seemed to be alright today. I was excited because their loot bag prize was a webkins doll! (I know, I need a life) Actually I was interested to see what this whole webkins thing was about, since we had never bought them one before. It’s actually pretty interesting to see how complex the whole webkins online component is… you have to earn money for buying stuff for your pet’s room, and feed it treats and healthy food. Visiting every day is touted as being a way to increase your pets happiness (way to feed the addiction to the computer)! I’m keeping my eye on this one, in many ways, it’s like a kids’ version of the SIMS… the girls are not going to be allowed to play this without adult supervision.

The converse may not be true, however… đŸ™‚

When She Was Two

Talking at Age Two from div_conspiracy on Vimeo.

My oldest, when she was two. She talked. A lot.

a day for costumes

Costumed child number one. on TwitPic

Costumed child number two. on TwitPic

going to school with food allergies

This past week, the Comic (our youngest) started school, and amidst all the excitement and wonderment of BOTH KIDS IN SCHOOL, the realities of navigating life at school with food allergies have tempered our elation with a little trepidation. Will she be ok? The teacher has been very good about asking us for a list of safe snacks that they will get for her, which is awesome. I’m most concerned about other kids, who may be eating something she’s allergic to, and who may have crumbs or whatnot on their hands and accidentally get it into her food. But food allergies don’t just affect what she can eat. There are many hidden sources of food allergens that you might not think of being at school. Continue reading