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Grandpa the Great

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I was visiting my Auntie Margaret's site today and she posted a picure she had taken of Grandpa. She thought it was funny, especially with the walker in the foreground. I also think it is funny, especially since he made me take one just like it when we visited the island for Mel's wedding...

I love Grandpa.

Swimming PartnerS

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I like to call this photo: "Trailer Trash"

P.S. Ben wasn't Dad's only other swimming partner, and if you can guess who that was you won't win a prize, cause I would think it was pretty obvious.

I don't really have anything interesting to say, This is just an excuse to post these pictures.

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The other day during dinner I decided Ben was looking especially cute and took out the camera to take a picture of him. As soon as he saw the camera aimed at him he put on a huge smile and said "CHEEEEEEESE!" He's never done this before and he hasn't done it since. What a weird little kid.

Today I was listening to a CD and at the end of one of the songs there was applause and Ben said, "Sank you, sank you, sank you." Like he was Elvis or something. Some days...

In other news, this afternoon I got a phone call from some vacuum selling company. They had been by the other day to enter me in a "free" draw. All I had to do was tell them my name, what type of vacuum I have, and of course, my phone number. Today they phone and tell me the big draw is still happening in September, but I've miraculously won one of the daily draws. I can pick one of two prizes: A free stay at some resort in the States or a set of knives. Now ordinarily I would have just h…

One of those days...

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You know you're having a good day when...


... It's rainy and cool enough that your baby finally gets to wear the cute outfit you've been waiting for weeks to put him in.

... You have a date with a whole bunch of ladies from your church and they're bringing presents and food.

... You are gifted with words from the heart that encourage you and inspire you to be a better Mommy.

... You finally get to try the new blizzard Dairy Queen cake and it's an Oreo one! (Not only that, but for some reason Yorkton Dairy Queen cakes are the best I've ever tasted. Ask anyone from Ben's party and they'll tell you the same thing.)

... After all of the showering you walk out of the church with presents for both of your babies and stunning flowers that you managed to commandeer for yourself.

Yup. A good day. Thanks Shirley! We all had a lovely time. I think we need to do some kind of shower for you very soon... I feel the need to reciprocate. ;)

Happy Father's Day

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Yes, things are definitely looking up... Maybe a little too up.

Perhaps if Glen had done a little more looking down he might have noticed the nail he was about to step on while he was working in the backyard yesterday. Oh well, Dad had a pretty good helper on standby just ready to jump in and do some building...

So Glen's trip to the hospital didn't disrupt the work too much.

Ahhh... The men in my life. What would I do without them? Sometimes they drive me crazy, but since it's Father's Day I'll admit that they are pretty fabulous people who take very good care of me and even more importantly, love my boys and are amazing examples for them. I feel very blessed to have them in my life.

Happy Father's Day Glen and Dad! I love you!

A Happy Heart

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Things are looking up here at Willems Central.

Everybody is getting over being sick. This means that the constantly running noses only spurt out the odd gobs of goobers. Unfortunately Ben has a habit of wiping his nose on his hands and since he is such a clean freak he then wipes his hands... all over the place. It's actually pretty revolting, but what can you do?

Sam's thrush is completely gone. This means no more purple medicine which also means no more sores in his mouth! YAY! He seems to be coming out of the worst of things. Lenore, a lovely lady from our church, (Hi Lenore!) was over today to hold Sam for me and we both agreed that he seems to be more happy and relaxed than he was last week when she was here. I really think the colic might be a thing of the past very soon.

Mom and Dad are coming for a visit this weekend. Dad plans to tear down the junky greenhouse in our backyard and maybe put a railing on our deathtrap of a deck. Mom plans (I'm pretty sure) to hold Sam …

Shameless Begging

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This morning the babysitter that was supposed to watch the boys during my job interview didn't show up so I quickly took the boys to a FABULOUS friend's house just down the street. (Just so you comprehend the magnitude of this favor... She has a two year old and a 5 month old AND she took them with absolutely no notice. Friends like that are hard to come by.) Anyways. When we got there Sam was already screaming. I felt terrible leaving her holding my maniac baby and was so flustered and distracted by the whole situation I almost wasn't the first one to finish the little test you have to do to work for Census Canada. (Almost. Not quite.)

Anyways. (I'm babbling because I'm excited.) When I made it back to her house two hours later there was Sam sleeping peacefully. Apparently, he stopped screaming the second she put him in this thing:
Itvibrates people. Sam cried when I took him out of it. I've been thinking about whether I should try one, but didn't want to pa…

Good thing he's so cute...

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At least he looks sweet... Especially when he's asleep.

Happy Anniversary Pooky!

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May our love be rooted,
In the love of the Father.

May our love be strengthened,
As we reach towards the Son.

May our love be watered,
With the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

I am so thankful that God brought you into my life.
(I'm seriously.)

PLUS now I'm sick too.

Sam's finally asleep in his swing so now I have time for some more whining. Here goes...

I'm sick. I haven't been this sick in forever. I want to lie in my bed and moan. Unfortunately for me, my babies are also sick and doing most of the moaning. At least Sam isn't screaming anymore. Moaning is much easier to put up with. On Saturday he screamed from noon until just before midnight with the occasional 20 minute sleep to get some energy for the next screaming session. It is not fun to hold a screaming baby while feeling feverish and headachy. Let me tell you. (Plus it is really difficult to blow your nose with only one hand. I am not skilled at this yet.)

On the upside his mouth seems to be healing and the thrush patch on his tongue has shrunk to almost nothing. So what I am forecasting is this:

1) All of us get over this nasty cold by the weekend.
2) Sam gets one more thrush treatment and is done it by Wednesday.
3) The roof of Sam's mouth will be once again covered in…

Thrush + Colic + Colds = Padded Cell?

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Look at my beautiful baby people! Just look at him! For crying out loud.

Sam has thrush and has had it practically since the day he was born. Which means I've been giving him medicine for it since the day he was born. Which wouldn't be so bad, but the medicine works better if it gets a chance to sit in his mouth for a while. Which means I give it to him after he nurses. Sadly, the medicine always upsets him which makes him want to nurse and he can't cause it needs to soak in so he cries. (Cancel "cries" and put in "screams".)

Anyways. The regular medicine hasn't worked so now we are doing this purple crap that stains everything instantly. (If you think he looks bad then you don't want to even think about what my nipples look like.) In addition to this medicine making my adorable baby look like a freak it is giving him sores in his mouth which make him upset which makes him want to nurse, but when he tries to suck it hurts so he cries. (Cancel &q…