Saturday, October 31, 2009

5 Question Day

Ok so here are my answers to Mama M's 5 questions.  I'd love it if you play along with me and either link your blog to mine or leave your answers in the comments box. 

1. What were you doing the last time you had a good laugh?

2.Who was your first celebrity crush?

3.What is one talent you wish you had?

4.How often do you and your spouse go out w/o the kids?  Is it often enough?

5. What colour(s) is your bedroom?

1. What were you doing the last time you had a good laugh?
     Josh and I were watching tv.  It was Just for Laughs comedy stand-up.  Sometimes they can be not so funny but this guy Danny Buoy really cracked me up.  I would type the whole thing out, actually I did and then erased it because it really wouldn't make sense to you. You had to see it!

2. Who was your first celebrity crush?
    Funny I don't really remember.  I had a few pictures on my walls when I was 12 from a Teen Magazine.  Ricky Schroder was one, Michael Jackson, Michael J. Fox, Justine Bateman, The New Kids on the Block.  And Joey for Blossom. Those are just the ones I remember!

3. What is one talent you wish you had?
    ORGANIZATION!!! I so wish I had some good organizing skills, but alas I have none.

4. How often do you and your spouse go out w/o the kids?  Is it often enough?
    We do not get out very often.  On a good run maybe once a month, but sometimes it stretches to like 6 weeks!  Definitely not often enough!

5.  What colour(s) is your bedroom?
    Hmm, well this would be an easier question to answer if my current bedroom wasn't spread out over 2 rooms. Most of my stuff is still in my old room, with Madalyn, and my bed is in the spare room.  So my old room colours are...Bob the Builder blue on one half of the room, with light blue tools stenciled randomly.  The other half of the room is Army Green with light green army vehicles, helicopters, etc.(No I did not pick these colours because I am young at heart, this use to be the boys room).  My place of sleeping is Chocolate brown, cream and the distict drywall putty look on one wall.  When I actually get a room here I think it will be just one colour, I'm getting dizzy!

Hmm that was kinda fun.  Now what do you say??

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Kinda Like Homeschool or Vaccines!

   What shall we do for Christmas?  I've been thinking about decorating...not sure if I want to.  Isn't that sad?  
    You might be wondering, "What about Halloween?".  Well we don't do halloween...for a number of reasons.  First of all I believe it's the celebration of death and darkness.  We don't want to celebrate that, I don't want my kids to think it's ok to celebrate that.  
   Second we teach our kids all year 'round not to take candy from strangers or talk to them.  Then on halloween we send our kids to stranger's houses asking for candy.  
    That being said these are just our views and convictions, they don't have to be yours.  I'm fine if you want to participate, I don't want anyone to feel they have to agree with me or feel judged.  It's only our opinion and what we've chosen to do.  Kinda like homeschool or vaccines!  Not everyone does the same thing, how boring would that be if we did! 
   We're going to go race our little wooden cars instead and have soup and buns and other goodies with some great friends and family at our Church.  
      Some may say, "isn't that celebrating halloween?"  Well to some it might be, but I'm glad to get my kids away from town and some place where they don't have to be freaked out by the zombies walking around.  The princesses and buzz light years seem harmless enough, unfortunately they are not the only ones out there;)

     Now back to Christmas, am I going decorate or not? 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I Blame Sotalol!

    Update:  Bradon got home safely;)

 Who knew that you could play an electronic game and be so sore the next day you can't lift things or move!  I didn't!
    We were playing Wii Sports Resort with good friends and oh my the canoing killed my shoulders, sides and my whole body!!
   I had always thought that something like Wii Fit would never work, it's like a computer game.  I was so sore after those games I convinced Josh we needed a Wii Fit!  He was so concerned that I was so sore after a little game playing that he bought me a Wii Fit!  haha. 
   For those of you who know my sweet husband, you know that he will not easily fork out a $100.  He was really worried about my fitness levels and how low they've gotten. 
   I blame Sotalol.  I had a great pregnancy and was active until I had to take that darn Sotalol.   The Sotalol is good because God used it to fix my sweet little baby's heart.  Put me on my butt for 6mons and I've been trying to claw my way back ever since, but a good drug overall for it's heart fixing properties.
   I just played a round of Wii Fit games with the kids.  Lots of fun, and pooped me out!  I still haven't figured out the personal trainer thingy, it was a little boring, but the games are fun!
   Tonight Josh went back to work and I'm not sure how Bradon is getting home from Youth Group, but I'm to tired from the Wii Fit to worry about that!  I feel pretty good. Which is nice. 
     I have some exciting news to share with you but I need to get some permission before I blog about it;)
  So hopefully soon you'll hear!  And no I'm not pregnant! :)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Random Post

    Here on the home front today we are suppose to be cleaning.  Well so far only the dishes have been done and sweeping the kitchen.  Sweeping was only done because our little dish girl dropped a bowl and my merciless tile floor ate it. 
  I really miss my spell checker on this blogger

     In other news Bradon has joined the Jr. Lifeguard program.  I think he'll really like it.  It's weird having him grow up and do things without me.  Usually if he's at the pool, I'm at the pool.  If he's at soccor, I'm at soccor.  And you get the point.  Now here he is at the pool for 2hrs without me! 

     This dog is really getting on my nerves.  I'm always after the kids to take care of her.  I feel sorry for the poor thing.  I am not a pet person.  I don't mind taking care of animals if they have a purpose,ie: cat catches mice and keeps vermon out of my house, chickens lay eggs and you can eat them.
     This silly little dog just demands attention, poops in my house (not often by still very annoying) complains about her food, and steals cookies from the baby.  Oh ya and sits at my feet and whines!  Some days I could give her to the first person I see walking by!  Then I feel guilty because she was born here and we killed her mother (by accident).  We loved her mother, Sassie was the best dog ever.  Not really she pooped in my house too, but for some reason I have good memories of her.   Poor puppy, well at least a couple of the kids love her and Josh.

     This is a random post.  I have a free moment to kinda do some updating.  I finally got to hold my sweet little niece again. She's a month old already!  I missed 3 weeks! Darn viruses!  So glad we're done with being ill.  Well we better be anyway.  Time to load up the food with garlic just to make sure. 

    I did a huge grocery shopping trip last night.  Josh doesn't really like those trips, because I usually spend a good chunk of change.  But I love those trips! Nothing makes me happier then looking at a fridge full of food and having my cupboards stocked!

   Oh baby's awake from her nap and time to pick up Bradon. 
Will do laundry and more house work when we return (maybe).

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Up Coming Projects

   I should be teaching school but I wanted to plan out our up coming projects.  So I'm going to list them on here.

   First the kids are going to make hand puppet washcloths for the little cousins.  (I can't find the picture)
Find the DIY page here.

   Then they're making eye glass cases for the grandparents and great-grands:)  You can find the DIY here.

I think they'll make placemats for the Aunties.  DIY link here.

For me I'm going to be making a couple more baby slings.  One for me for sure, and maybe a couple to give away.  I have the free DIY sling posted on my favorite links list on the side bar if you want it:)

Also I am in need of a smaller diaper bag, and I need a purse.  Personally I hate purses, not on other people just on me.  I find them annoying, but they are useful if you don't have pockets to stuff your keys and wallet into.  So the time has come to finally get a purse, but I'm going to try and make one, so it doubles as a diaper bag:)

I may find a different patterned material but I like the shape and look and I'm pretty sure it'll work as a diaper bag:)
Here is the link to artsy-crafty babe where she has posted the instruction to make this bag.

Well it's been fun this morning but my kids are now glued to Dirt Girl, so I better round 'em up and see if we got our copy work done;)

   One more thing. Where I found all these cool DIY projects!  At One Pretty Thing. Such a very cool site!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Not and Morning Person

     I thought about doing wordless Wednesday this week, but I thought I'd type something quick instead. 

     I'm realizing more and more how we really need a strict schedule.  I just can't figure out why I really don't want to do it in the morning.  At night I have a great plan to wake up, get this done, get everyone on track.  But once morning arrives, I barely haul my butt out of bed, I don't care that they are watching cbc kids, I just want coffee and quiet.  Of course the children take full advantage of this time and disappear, cause if mom doesn't see us she won't make us do anything, cause she won't find us if we aren't bothering her.

     Is it because I'm really "that" tired?  Am I just lazy?  Or is there really such a thing as "not a morning person"  Sometimes I wish morning would start @ 11:00am cause that's when my gears seem to click in.
     Maybe it would help if I went to bed before 1am.  Why do I go to bed that late?  Cause Josh isn't here so I'm lonely and can only go to bed if I'm exausted:)  If he is home then we stay up late watching movies.   Hahaha.  Funny how our minds and bodies get use to a certain "routine" good or bad, and it's hard to break.  

     Go to bed late, sleep in, run behind all day.   That's our life....I guess...until I decided to go to bed before 11pm maybe.  Hmmm that'd be interesting, if I go to bed @ 11 do you think I could get upi before 9:30??  I should try it and see if maybe I might be a "morning person" after all:)

Hey where'd my spell checker go???!

Monday, October 12, 2009


This is the part where we confess all the things we would never do, but actually did, "not me" :) Join MckMama for some fun!

I would never be grumpy and sassy at my dear husband simply because he put my "Texas toast" bread in the freezer causing me to have to use regular bread for french toast this morning. Not me I would never be so rude.

I would never be happy and content with not making a Turkey dinner this holiday. The great hostess that I am could never be perfectly at ease with a small roast and no company. Not Me!

Because of the put together perfect woman that I am, I could never sit around in my pajamas all day, with my bed-head-hair. Not me, never!

I would never start a project and leave it unfinished for days, weeks, months or even years! Not me how ridiculous!

Hope you all have a wonderful, fun, relaxing (as much as possible) thanksgiving holiday!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Monday, October 5, 2009


Monday comes around so fast. I've been keeping up with MckMama the passed week and she's invited people to do the "Not me Monday" with her. So I figure I got a few good ones to share.
I did not let my 12month old baby empty an entire box of Kleenex just to keep her occupied for a few minutes.. Not me!

I did not let my kids take turns playing computer games all day Sunday, just because we were to contagious to go to church, and I was to lazy to entertain them or make them do chores....Not me! Who would do that!?

I did not spend all day Saturday and Sunday surfing the net looking for crafts to make for Christmas, neglecting all my housework and school planning....NOT ME!

Hmmm... so what have you "NOT done" this week?
I have more from weeks past perhaps on some boring week when I really do "behave" I'll share some of the other things I "Have Not" done:)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

K Just gotta say

I really like playing with stuff on the blog. As long as it works and doesn't freeze or make me crazy.
Sorry if I'm driving you nuts changing it all the time. Until I figure out how to make it personal and more ME, then it's gonna change:)
So how are you doing today? We are stuck at home with the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease. I say WE because it's not just the children, for some crazy reason I got it too! Actually I got it the worst! Not that I want them to get it worse, I'm glad they didn't get very many blisters. I'm just being a big baby, it's really only the ones in my mouth that really bother me.

On a happier note Madalyn only got up once last night! Yippee! But I go to bed sad every night because I'm sleeping in a different room:( I miss my little roommate.
But this is better for both of us, I'm getting more sleep. I don't actually know if she is, I can't hear if she gets up in between times. I can only hear if she cries not all the other sounds she makes.

I have also succeeded in breastfeeding for just over a year now. I'm not sure how long we will go. Before Madalyn came along I had been known to say something like "You only need to breastfeed until the baby is eating all their solids". I was so silly :) I've been reading more about the benefits of breastfeeding through the second year. I think we'll just keep going till she no longer wants to, or I run out of milk. One way or the other I'm sure we'll be done by the time she's 2.

I'm thinking that I should make categories for my posts. I notice a lot of people do that. I guess if you wanted to find out my thoughts on something it'd be easier to find if I had them labeled. Hmmm, I'll look into that.

We're counting down the days till Daddy gets home. 2 more Sleeps. Guess I better get done being sick and start cleaning up in here, it's a mess!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New Name...Maybe

So I've been thinking. Life with Lollie is an ok name. It's about what life is like with me and what I think of life.

But today I was thinking Why not something to do with the number 7, since there are 7 of use.

I could call it The Davis Septet. Which is 7 musicians. Or Davis Hebdomad (that's 7 things).





What do you think? Do you have any ideas for me? Or should I just keep it the way it is?

I've been inspired by other bloggers to get better at this. It might be more fun if I came up with a more inspired name. Also I really gotta change the look of this blog. So I might do some research and see what I can do.

Got any good sites I can go too?

Also if you haven't already checked out Jen's blog

And also MckMama

2 of my favorite Blogs :)