Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Hey.. I'm it

Lindsay just did this so here goes, maybe you'll find something new about us
What is his name? Ryan James kind of a common combination
How long have you been married? almost 4 years wowee!!

How long did you date? almost a year
How old is he? 28
Who eats more? usually him unless it's something sweet you know the "good" stuff
Who said I love you first? He did, sounds cheesy/lame but the 1st time he said it was in Russian I guess he was testing the water. I of course had to have him translate before I could react
ahhh the dating pre marriage
Who is taller? He is
Who sings better? ummm I would say him we don't really sing
Who is smarter? he would argue and trust me since he is finishing law school he can really defend his argument that he is smarter & truthfully he is, but I'm no dummy at some things I guess I want a little credit for my many years of schooling. We have equal number years of university... but I would never survive the classes he has taken. It's all good, I'll be a mommy & he can go out to work

Whose temper is worse? I would say him but that is just compared to me we don't really "lose it"
Who does the laundry? 100% me hauling it all down washing, drying, folding, ironing and putting away ... but I guess it's in the job
Who does the dishes? mostly me, unless he decides to give me a break
Who sleeps on the right side of the bed? I don't know which is which, but we just switched so I am closer to the door (less steps to Sadie's room in the middle of the night)
Who pays the bills? Usually Ryan but I am staring to take over, he just likes to see where ALL our money goes its hard to sneak in a purchase sometimes
Who mows the lawn? What grass we live in Edmonton. Thankfully someone shovels our walks for now. And we have to pay someone to mow our tiny strip of grass. but soon I think either one of us would like to do it.
Who cooks dinner? Usually me but Ryan can be a critic and tries to show me up at times I don't mind.
Who drives when you are together? Usually him now, but I used to chaffer him to school everyday. It is not easy being a passenger with him at times he would probably agree too
Who is more stubborn? I think Ryan is a bit more stubborn maybe not as much too me but he can be.
Who is the first to admit when they are wrong? I will at times I still don't think he admits he is wrong he just forgets
Whose parents do you see the most? Pretty even
Who proposed? He did at WEM... sounds like a good story eh
Who has more friends?He has some school friends but probably still me
Who has more siblings? Me he has 1 I have 5
Who wears the pants in the family? Of course we share them
If you haven't done this yet... You are it!

Sadie with James & Alli in her crib having a sleep over or the furthest thing from it No sleeping going on here

Saturday, January 26, 2008


We took advantage of one of those nice Edmonton winter days. It wasn't too cold & well even if it was we've lived in the Great White North long enough. Our stay was short but here is us at Ice on Whyte.

Sadie is clearly not phased by the cold... a true Edmontonian ha ha

I am clearly having way too much fun....
We opted out of this slide but kids would seriously cruise down this slide
They were also a bunch of sculptures that are obviously way better in real life than pictures.

And there was a little ice maze that was pretty fun too. I think that is pretty much it ha ha it's as if you've seen at all now.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008


Done and done that did not take long. It was a little intimidating initially putting our house up for sale next to 10 other For Sale signs all in our complex. But after only 1 week on the market our 1st house was Sold. It was only 2 years ago we were so excited to moved into this little house. It has been perfect for us. It seems like so long ago we were picking out colours, carpets, counters and driving by anticipating when we could move in. Now it is off to the next thing which is exciting and fun too!

Not a very exciting post I will get another one up soon as Ryan said I have more ammo for the blog we all went to Ice on Whyte today it was really fun.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

HAPPY 4 months

Happy 4 months in her birthday suit

and her all dressed up & really nowhere to go. Doesn't she look so big here?

Well, can you believe it our little baby is 4 months old! oh how our life has changed & we just love it.

At 4 months Sadie is
  • still the cutest baby girl I know (no surprise )
  • smiles lots (rarely when i shove the camera in her face)
  • sleeps in her crib now
  • we are currently working on the naps
  • likes playing with toys/rattles
  • likes watching t.v
  • mostly likes being held by mom & dad
  • makes lots of baby noises & likes to kick
  • sucks her fist, finger & soother
  • seems to enjoy our walks outside (if it isn't too cold)
  • has the cutest little laugh

Well in response to Lindsay post about you know your a mom when....
first when I went into the room at the hospital with just Ryan & I & suddenly when we came out there were three.. what a little miracle

and as of recent when your baby somehow manages to cover you in puke at church and keep her self clean. Of course i had a change of clothes for her..but sadly not me. I taught my class half holding my breath then I had to go change Yuck!

I do have to say she was a pretty happy sick baby, covered in her own throw up and headed to the bath she was just laughing.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

A little somethin

This made me laugh and I guess this has been a slow week for pictures and much else so enjoy.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
-Flash 626

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fave ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
-mint sugar

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) - S TIL

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
-Pink Elephant

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
-Amanda Raymond

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) -Tilsu

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (”The” + 2nd favorite color, favorite drink)
-The Blue colada

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
-Del Gib

9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)
-Flower Chocolate

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )May Archibald

11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
-Hill Hamilton

12. SPY NAME/BOND GIRL: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
-Summer sweet Pea

13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)
-Pineapple lulupantsie

14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree)
-Special K Mayday

15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)
-The photography thunder Tour

OK make me laugh ..... copy, paste, and join in the fun !!!!

AND Sadie had her first laugh today it was pretty dang cute. Glad Ryan was home to see & hear it too. Hope she has more giggles tomorrow.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Our Holidays

Well we are back from our Christmas fun & festivities. We had so much fun being with family & some friends. Sadie saw more people & noise than she ever has... sometimes our life up here can be pretty quiet. She had to make sure she could see at least one of the 2 familar faces most of the time. So in no particular order here are some pictures

Here is Sadie with her Great Grandma who just loves seeing Sadie. We like her too she was the one who was sure Sadie would be a little girl with blonde hair & blue eyes. Yeah she was right!
Sadie got lots of play time with him & Ryan more of a taste of what we do everyday. And he now knows what great lungs this girl has.
All played out at Grandmas
Alli "helping" with bath time what are cousins for right.... shes like the big sister Sadie will never have such a "great help"

Suprise! when Lindsay & Derek leave Uncle Pete & his girlfriend Gabriell knew just what to do. It is WAY past their bedtime.
Here is a new tradition if you can't tell we ALL have handbells and our playing Christmas songs oh man if you could here us. It was really fun but we were all glad to put them away till next year.

Another tradition is taking all the grandkids to the clinic for the weigh off. Sadie is almost a whopping 12 lbs.

Alli & Lucy wheeling around. before the grandkids we used to have wheelchair races I guess we grew out of that when Derek (the in-law) came & crushed our times. Come to think of it he was the one trying to make the weigh off a competition.

Sadie in her Christmas pj's

I guess I'm the first to post the Christmas craft we made. Thanks to Rhonda who is so crafty & creative and made sure we all finished . It is an advent calender (made out of a muffin tin) so each day you pull off on e of the cute magnetic squares and get a treat. I will appreciate this craft for years to come Sadie better too. It turned into an all day affair with kids & babies interupting numerous times. But so fun to do. Thanks again Rhonda!Just a picture I took of Sadie before Christmas that I really like.