Saturday, May 30, 2009


I've probably watched this movie a good 100 times(it's my Monkeys favorite), and I still think it's absolute genius! I laughed, I cried and I shared a musical theatre moment with my son. Pixar movies are always a treat. Can't wait to see UP!

In other news, my son has a crush on a white robot named Eve.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Want It

Happy Birthday Monkey

I can't believe that my little baby is not quite so little anymore. Today he will be 4 years old. Time flies when you get caught up in the whole life thing.

James thinks his birthday is on Saturday. Daddy is on a business trip to Montreal till Friday and didn't want to miss out. I still baked a cake today though(i have a baking addiction).

It's just going to be family this year because we wanted to keep it simple for my Mom. Pizza, munchies, candy sushi and cake are on the menu, and a vat of chocolate milk. I really hope the sun shows up so that we can let him run around the backyard and work off all of the excitement.

Tyler, who before his career in IT went to school for cooking and worked as a chef for a few years, is making his famous pizza. There isn't anything that he can't cook. For realz! lol I will be making a chocolate and vanilla marble cake with strawberries and chocolate ganache and of course the candy sushi. I love baking! I'll make cupcakes and just give them away to the neighbours. It's a sick, sick addiction!

I am so excited to have my Mom home and comfy and surrounded by family! This will be a very special birthday indeed.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Storyteller

My son has an imagination that is boundless. Family and friends are often shocked by it. He is a storyteller, and has been since before he was two. He has such a way with words that sometimes I forget that he is only just turning 4.

He tells me stories about Volcanoes, Robots, Evil fire breathing dinosaurs, trips to Egypt, his Super Powers(Super strength, flight and super gadgets), Trains, and of course tales about when he was little.

His favorite toys are costumes and he runs around the house narrating his story as he goes. I usually get to be a robot, a conductor or Super Mommy. Daddy is usually the villain. Muwahahaha!

Recently he has expressed a desire to make movies with Daddy's video camera. I think I know what our summer is going to be spent doing.

Monday, May 25, 2009


Today when James gave me one of his many daily kisses he told me that it "was made out of his heart". I love that Monkey!

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Ay me! Today is Artfest in P-town and it's a day I've been looking forward to for the last few weeks. I even considered participating myself but there wasn't the time to make enough jewelry.

Alas, I won't be attending this year. Poor Tyler is sitting in the emergency room as I type this, waiting to see what's going on with his foot. It is quite swollen and he was up all night in terrible pain. Never take your health for granted!

James and I are biding our time by playing dinosaurs and watching Monsters Inc. He of course wanted to have a dance party. This usually consists of me putting 'I Like To Move It Move It' on my laptop and James moving and grooving all over the living room. He's got some pretty funky moves.

Well when I'm stressed I tend to bake things, and I think that is what I shall go and do. Chocolate cupcakes should do the trick.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Fun Photos

James really likes this website.

Our year of hell

I've been missing my Mom A LOT the last couple of weeks. We're hoping the hospital will let her have a day pass for Monkey's birthday. It's so hard for her to miss all the big milestones.

I can't believe that she's been in hospital for almost 10 months now, and for 5 or 6 of those months she was under sedation. She's doing so well. Her strength is coming back, she's able to walk further and further and she has a little feeling back in her right arm. I am very proud of her, and wish I was half as strong!

Tyler's health is on it's way back also. His Nephrotic Syndrome is doing much better and his swelling is gone. Nothing like really expensive drugs, and Monkey hugs & kisses to do the trick!

If Tyler and I can make it through all the ups and downs of this year, we can make it through anything. Now we just need to work on Tyler's taste in music.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Awesome Birthday Idea

I am totally going to try this for James birthday on the 28th. What a fun, fun idea!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Why are you always shaking your eyes?


I am addicted to Etsy. I can't stop browsing through all of the newly posted items. There are so many fabu creations.

I've been thinking about starting my own Etsy shop and selling my jewelry. I dream about earring designs and finding the perfect bead. I think it would be fun on a stick!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Rufus Wainwright

Rufus Wainwright is on Spectacle tonight! Hurray! I am as excited as a little kid at Christmas. I am a nerd! There is nothing more fabulous than a show tune/opera loving man in a vintage brooch.

Rufus and Radiohead are my Lurves!


Rollerskating is as much fun in your thirties as it was when you were eight. Loved being outskated by a couple of funky seventy-somethings. For realz!

In other news, PC Garlic stuffed olives are sextastic!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

30 rock

Tina Fey is awesome! I have a serious girl crush going on. Kachow!

and the bead goes on

I have been on a jewelry making kick lately. Nothing like having a little side business that you enjoy doing. If only I could be like Joan Rivers on the HomeShopping Network and make millions. Hah!

I'm working on a long beaded necklace that has a very beachy summery feel. Lots of blues and whites. The hardest part is not keeping them for myself, but how many necklaces can one have.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

and away we go is the new crack.