Friday, October 28, 2005
Tonight we went on a bit of an adventure! Auntie Natalie and Uncle Marc came over with Linden to eat supper and than we planned to go over to the maple ridge fair ground to check out "Ghost Ridge". As we were eating supper Caleb was talking about the "haunted house" that would be there and how much he will like it and how he can't wait to go in. See a few weeks ago when we were at ikea there was a little "haunted house" thing we were able to go in. I had all three kids by myself, Josh really wanted to go in and Caleb stated he did too. We get there and Caleb totally froze would not go in. I had one child who was sooo excited to go and the other who would not even move towards the display oh ya and a baby who could care less about all of it but that I had to carry leaving my hands pretty occupied. So after many deal proposals and negotiating tactics all of which were failing miserably the lady there from unicef swooped in to the rescue, she offered to have Caleb stay at the gate with her. Now normally Caleb is a bit shy but faced with his choices he chose to stick it out with the stranger. Josh, Abby and I went through the display as Caleb stood beside this sweet little old lady. Now back to tonight. Caleb is going on and on about the "haunted house" and how wonderful it all is. Anyhow we all left and hoped in the van of course on the way there we were entertained by Linden and his rendition of the American Anthem and O Canada. The highlight of our drive was Linden describing what Douglas Men voices sounds like. He started by mentioning how Ryan and Marc sound so much alike, we all agreed but than he continued to say "it is that sound you know, they all sound like they are talking with their nose plugged, all the Douglas men sound like that." Of course Ryan was ready to pull over and make Linden walk the rest of the way unless he recanted. Soon enough we made it to the fair grounds. We entered a cute little display full of pumpkins and scarecrows and a couple benches made of of hay it was really cute. Than at the back of the barn was the "haunted house". Josh could not wait to go through. And yes you guessed it Caleb was stuck in his tracks not ready to budge one step closer towards it. My negotiating and other tactics set into play and this time I was successful and Caleb moved very cautiously towards the entrance. He took two steps in and a person dressed up in a wolf like costume was there to greet him, you can imagine that was a favorite moment for him, but he did make it through the display holding onto his mommy for dear life, but he made it through. Josh and Linden went through oh about 10 times and were chasing the people dressed up in there. Caleb and I hung out and did crafts outside, and they all got to fish for a special treat before we left. On our car ride home we asked them if they had fun and sure enough Caleb started talking about how wonderful the "haunted house" was! Funny funny boy:)
Thursday, October 27, 2005
As I am cooking dinner tonight, Josh was stating how thirsty he was. But of course he wanted a particular cup to drink out of. He was searching all the countertops and cupboards for his favorite cup. Than he comes to the oven (which is piping hot..Remember I am cooking dinner) attempts to open it and of course I freak out. I thought for sure he burned his hands so I think my reaction startled him more than anything. So I ask him what are you doing you can't open that. His comment to me is but Mom I thought maybe the cup would be in the dishwasher. I nearly peed my pants. I than explained to him that the only dishwasher in this house is mom and dad. Talk about a 21st century kid!
Wednesday, October 26, 2005
I will say that day two was better and today was much better, but it is not to say that "crazy" josh won't rear his ugly head again....But at least we have a while before it happens again!
Sunday, October 23, 2005
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Abby is now 11 months old well a couple days shy of being so! And she is growing like a weed. We wondered when she would jump on the mobile bus and she finally did at 10 months and has been cruising around every since. She is starting to pull herself up and her legs are getting stronger and stronger so it is very possible she may be walking by her first birthday. She has a whopping six teeth, four of which she had come in all at the same time...Of course her cranky fits were about 2 minutes long a day instead of the one minute. She is such a happy baby. Don't get me wrong she lets her opinions be known but overall she is one content chick! Along with her amazing acrobat like skills she is starting to communicate with us all. Of course we consider it full sentences but others claim it is more like ma ma and da da, but what do they know right? She can wave hi and bye, and blow a friendly kiss to those of her liking and is always ready for mean game of peek a boo! She is completely in love with her little bear and will not sleep with out it...we even had to "borrow" her cuz Emers twin bear so we could have a back up for emergencies. Like I said she knows how to make her opinions known.
As we were driving to wee college last night Josh started to think about his room in his new house. Lately we have been talking about what kinds of things he would like to decorate his humble abode with. I guess this thought was in his mind because he began the conversation stating that he would like to have xbox in his room at our new house. I said well we do have xbox but it is daddy's and it should be where everyone can use it. He continued to explain that he just wanted a room like his Uncle Shane, set up with a tv, bed and every movie and video game imaginable! Well Josh kept thinking and than came up with the brilliant idea that we should just buy another one, better yet he said that is what I will ask for this Christmas. I began to explain to him that xbox is a special thing and costs lots of money and that it is too much money to spend to get another one. Josh started to laugh and said" oh mom you are just so silly, (at this point I have a complete look of confusion) I was just going to ask Santa for it, see its alright" as he shakes his head and laughs at me. How silly of me to worry about cost Santa will take care of it. Oh gee when will I learn hey!
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
On Thanks Giving we had a BIG family outing to the Laity Farm Pumpkin Patch! We had our whole family Keating/Douglas and my siblings and their families. It was a wonderful time of talking to the animals, racing through the corn maze, and hunting for that perfect pumpkin. Josh and Caleb had a blast chasing their cousins and friends around! Abby had fun to but she really wanted to move about but this crawling business isn't really suitable while on a farm. The Farm also has created a little village to walk through in their forest area, it is full of animals but of course Josh and Caleb's favorite was the dinosaurs!
After we stomped through the patch we headed over to my parents for a Thanks Giving Feast! It truly was a feast mom really out did herself. Everything was delicious and we all had a great time!
Josh started kindergarten this year, and man does he love it. So you can only imagine how this school strike is affecting us. We finally had our routine down waking up in the mornings (if you know anything about us douglas it is that we are NOT morning people), packing everyone up dropping Josh off, adjusting Abby's nap routine in with pick up time. We were finally there, until that friday when there was no school. The first few days were wonderful a welcomed break. Josh thought it was somewhat of a holiday, we got to do what we wanted when we wanted we had fun with it. Well now that we are finishing off the second week of this things aren't quite as glamorous as we once thought. I have Josh everyday BORED....I think we have done a billion trips to the library had tons of play dates, even done school work at home everyday but he is definitely missing school. Caleb is still off to preschool twice a week which he loves as well! But that provides its own issue, while little bro tots off to school and the big guy doesn't. Needless to say Josh and his mother will be thrilled when school is back in session:)
Hi All! Here is the latest attempt in keeping you all in touch with our crazy busy lives! A Blog. Life is great in the Douglas hut these days...I have to say hut because that is what it feels like. We are currently staying in my parents basement suite while we longingly wait for our move in date to arrive. Mom and Dad have been soooooo gracious and have opened their home to us. But as we all know how loud and chaotic it is with three kids we try to keep to our living space to provide sanity breaks for our landlords. A one bedroom basement suite does manage to add some twist and turns into daily routines and an extra special closeness to one another, she says as she adjust her ear plugs. November 19th is the anticipated date and we are very excited. So I will attempt to keep you informed on the events in our lives with some stories and pictures......may be fun for some and occasionally annoying to others:)