Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Spring is here!

... and so am I. I can't believe that I haven't blogged since March, I really do suck at this.

Well, a few things are new and I will try to catch up on them all in this post.

We have a new member to our family ... a frog-eyed gecko. Ollie bought him and he is pretty darn cute (besides the gross fact that he eats live crickets - Yuck!)He let little brother Denver name him and Denver came up with the name "Boat" (rolling eyes) but I was able to convince him that we could call him "Bo" for short! So here is the little guy ...

On May 2nd we had Denver's Birthday party (I can't believe my little man is 4) He had a few friends over and they all had fun being Super Heroes (Denver wanted The Incredibles theme). They ate The Incredibles cake, and bashed at a Pinata (would have been bashing at it all day had my friend Colinda not told me about the strings to pull LOL)then they had to complete a Super Hero's training course ... they all loved this and were rewarded with masks, emblems and medals at the end. Then I sent all the kids home filled up with cake, ice cream and candy!!

Thought I'd share a picture of my handsome son .... LOL!

A few weeks ago my poor Denver fell down the deck stairs and landed on his eye (he gets his coordination from his dad!!) here are the results of the fall

Gotta love living in the country ... this is what was swimming in our pond last week. Momma ducks and her four babies.

Well, I think that is enough for now .... be back in another few months!! LOL

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Scrappy Stuff

Happy St. Patrick's Day

March 17th already! The winter is finally coming to an end! Not a moment too soon I say. Pogo has had his haircut in hopes that the warm weather is the start of good things to come.

The last week and a half has been horrible ... I had a horrible stinkin' cold that really seemed to last forever. Then D&D both got it too. It seems we are all on the mend though.

Ollie has been away visiting with his Dad in Vancouver since last Tuesday. He is having a great time and is even enjoying some skiing at Whistler!

Here are some photos of Pogo that were taken a couple of weeks ago, that I never got around to posting on here. He was having a great time playing in the warmer weather ... these are pre-haircut.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Ready for Summer

Seriously is this winter ever going to end?? Enough already!

I am so ready for the heat of summer. Ollie's hockey is winding down (not sure if he's made the playoffs yet or not), I have signed Denver up for soccer (he wants to make sure he plays with little kids - not mean big kids like Ollie! LOL), the snow around the pool is melting (you can now tell there is a pool there), the pot holes on the road are the size of craters .... yes, I believe summer is on it's way!

I wish I had a completely exciting life and had lots of things to say on here, but the reality of it is that I am at home all day everyday ... my most exciting part of the day is watching the dust bunnies under the couch! A few of my friends are bloggers, and their blogs always seem to be so interesting. I need a life!!

Well, yesterday was March 2nd ... it was the 8 year anniversary of my brother Liam passing away. For those that didn't know him, he was a wonderful person and didn't deserve to be taken at such a young age. He is missed by all that knew and loved him.

And in closing today, a picture of my Dierky wearing the shirt that my Mum agrees with! "I'm Grandma's Payback" (although I was an angel!!)

Sunday, January 25, 2009

He shoots .... he scores!

Well, why can't I get his blogger thing to stay going ..... you think I was too busy or something!?!

So Ollie had a hockey tournament this weekend down in Brockville, his team made it to the semi-finals but unfortunatley lost in overtime. In the first two games, Ollie received the MVP medal for both games (I am so proud of him).

Ollie is #8 (guy in the middle)

This week has been a long week here at the Tompkins-Russell house ... all boys had the stomach flu. Denver (poor little man) had it the worst. Ollie had it Friday night (even called me from a friends house, where he was sleeping over, at 2:00am to go pick him up) and a little on Saturday morning, but assured me that he was fine to go play hockey by 10:00am - even won the MVP for that game. Nothing will keep that boy from his hockey!!

We bought a Wii system last week and love it. Denver has fun challenging Mummy to some games and even beats me (little turd!). Ollie likes it too, but prefers his more violent games (teenagers!).

What else is new .... hmmmmmm......

Oh yeah - Denver skated for his very first time last weekend. He did awesome (with the aid of a helper-thingy) He skated on our pond for about 10 minutes ... I figure for a first time that was pretty darn good. Ollie had a couple of friends over and the were shooting pucks on the nets - so of course Denver and Dierky needed their sticks and joined in. *I did get some videos, but have to figure out how to get it on here - check back later*

OK .... I think that is all (wow - boring life I lead)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

'Tis the season!

The season to be really behind on everything!!! This poor little blog of mine is really suffering. My New Years Resolution should be to update this thing weekly ... I'll work on that!!

So what has happened since my last post ....

Ollie is in the middle of his hockey season - that means lots of time spent at the rink for the young boys and I. Denver is easy to handle, but that Dierky is another story LOL! Ollie is improving on his game, he even had a hat trick in one of his games!! He is doing really well for it being his first year as a player and not a goalie.

Denver is getting very excited for Christmas and can't understand what is taking Santa so long to get here! Dierky, although really has no clue about Christmas, can now say "Santa" .... sounds more like 'Nant-na' and of course "Ho Ho Ho".

About a month ago we had photso taken of the boys ... Dierky didn't cooperate at all, but here is how they turned out - my handsome boys!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Another weekend over ...

Why do the weekends go by so darn quickly? Why can't we have 5 day weekends and 2 day weeks? Why can't we be rich and not have to work ever again?

OK .... that is all my thoughts for today!