Archive | June 2006

Online Comics, Cooler Moments and a Moment of Peace

The heat wave has broken, it feels positively chilly and Emanuel is already in better spirits. I feel more in control, less overwhelmed. The twins and I played with their beachball and read stories before naptime… and while they are not yet asleep they are not screaming like they are in pain. We all are doing so much better.
Ken leaves Sunday – SUNDAY… it feels like time is just slipping away with so much to do. We still have to find shoes for him, pack, get all the groceries I need for the 4 days he is gone. I am still a little nervous about the idea of being home alone with the boys all day. My mom is coming over Monday (she has it off since Saturday is Canada Day) and then Karyn a day or two later. We are still waiting on getting out new ‘fridge though, with all the food we need to buy I was hoping it would be here by the end of the week but apparently the height of our cupboards (so low) make it difficult to find an affordable unit.
The playpen is working wonders on Emanuel napping during the day. I do have to squish up a pillow next to him so that he feels a little more closed in, but it is so much better, he can stretch out without banging his head.
If you are in to World of Warcraft there is a cute Real Life comic today. Take a peek

So Hot hot hot hot HOT

We hit 30 celcius today, the twins did not nap, the baby was restless and I swear I melted a pound off today! Oh for cooler rainy days. We were going to walk down to the pharmacy to get Zander’s anti-seizure medication but I don’t dare take the baby out in this, the baby carrier has too much fabric and the carseat is like a little oven. Hopefully this heat wave will not last more. Not that I want it to freeze, but hey low 20’s sounds TERRIFIC to me.
It is official – we are getting a new ‘fridge this week YIPEE… hopefully not another lime green number to match the stove UGH. I have to clean off the top of it tonight in preparation. Apparently we can just switch the food from one to the other when they deliver.
Ken worked way late last night and is already late to tonight. He is bringing home supper again tonight since it is too hot to even concider turning on the stove. The new fan we got for the twins’ room – a tall upright has a digital temperature guage and even with the fan running it says their room is 29 celcius… but you can feel the difference and the fan itself is far enough back in the setup that they kids cannot get to it.
I am a wee bit sad – tonight we are putting away the bassinet and bringing out the playpen for Emanuel to nap in in the livingroom. Everytime he moves in the bassinet it moves and often jars him awake. My baby is getting so big.
We are working on our zoo plans… but first – Saturday is Isabella’s first birthday party! Hopefully it will be a little cooler.

Air Conditioning – Luxury or Necessity ??

Today has been a bit of a scorcher. It is late afternoon and still 27 degrees celcius. Poor kids are not having an easy time of it. We have fans in the main living area but have not yet put something in the twins’ room. They are on a shaded size but once you close that door for naptime it heats up. Today it took them forever to settle down for their nap, and to make things worse when it sounded like they were about down for the count there was a loud altercation upstairs… the joys of apartment living.
We are DEFINATELY getting the van fixed. Driving on Saturday it became rather clear to Ken and myself that it is a necessity with kids in the van. Ok so I give Minnesota a plus mark on the move/not move list – in Minnesota it is common practice to have Air Conditioning… not so in this area. In fact Ken’s folks keep the place so cool that I have worn a sweater in the middle of summer when hanging out in the basement.
With June drawing to a close I am now working with Ken to plan July and August… we still want to make a trip to the Calgary zoo, Isabella’s birthday party is on the first, the twins’ 2 1/2 birthday party must be planned in August and at the end of August we are expecting a visit from Ken’s parents. I am now in the process of taking over the running of our local twin group (the woman in charge of the indoor playground called me today to get my information), hopefully we can drum up some more interest in the fall. So much for a "real trip" away from home this year. With a baby and 2 toddlers the idea of a long stay away from home is far from pleasant. Perhaps next year – depending on what future plans we make for our 3rd and final pregnancy. I am still holding out hope for my trip to South Carolina.
Now to figure out what all Ken needs to pack to go to Montreal and what we need here at home to make life as simple as possible. Hopefully we will have our fridge fixed or replaced before he leaves the night of the 2nd.