Thursday, January 13, 2011

It's official!

January 10th has come and gone!  I officially started my home daycare on Monday.  It's been so much fun!  I have 2 little ones, plus Baby home all day and then Monkey gets off the bus in the afternoons.  I've wanted this for a long time, but now that it's here, it's even better than I had hoped.  Sure, there is crying and some small toddler 'fights' to deal with, but I get to lay on the floor and sort blocks and colour all day!  I get to bake and cook all the time - ALL. THE. TIME.  I have time during the day to keep my kitchen clean and make grocery lists and even get some laundry done while the little ones nap.

The best part?  I'm home for my girls.  I'm home but also paying my portion of the bills!  It's a wonderful thing.  Goodnight all!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Biggest Loser 2011

My Parents proposed an idea before New Years Day.

What about a Biggest Loser family contest?  

We'd take the whole year and whoever loses the most weight, wins the pot - which my Dad is putting up - of $500.  My Dad doesn't need to lose weight, so he's the official stats keeper.

It's a contest between my Mom, my brother, his girlfriend, myself and Mr. Penguin.  I have nothing to lose but weight!  And really, in the end we all win healthier lives (cue the cheesy music!).

Wish me luck!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Birthday planning

I need ideas...we are making the beginning plans of Monkey's birthday over the next month and I need help!

Some stats - 
She will be turning 6 years old (my BABY!!).
She LOVES the movie Cars and everything that goes with it.
She is an active child.
There will be both boys and girls invited.
She has requested it be at home, but I think if it were the right activity, she may want to go somewhere.
She wants to have pasta for the meal and blueberry cupcakes for dessert.
Also see here.

Thoughts?  Ideas?  I'm pretty creative when it comes to food and decorations, but I'm at somewhat of a loss over the activities...what would be fun?  What did YOU enjoy at a birthday when you were younger?


Monday, January 3, 2011


My Happiness Project has begun!

I have water by my side constantly and am feeling it in my legs!  I'm not consciously walking more, but with all the extra prep work being done on the house, it's really adding up!

In bed by 10pm?  I haven't quite completed that goal each day.  The prep work is taking up so much of my days/nights.  I hope to have this under control by the end of the week.

I'm excited though!  Big things in 2011!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Welcome 2011.

I can officially say this holiday season was nothing overly special.  I eventually put the tree up on the 18th, but I didn't decorate it (the lights are built in) and I didn't decorate the house.  I gave gifts, including 2 Secret Santas, but not much else.  Monkey and I baked and I shopped with each of the girls individually for the gifts for some family...but...meh?  I just wasn't feeling it.

With the stress of leaving my job and all of the work that entails and Mr. Penguin in exams and working his tushie off...sleep was so much more important.  If I could squeeze in a tea and snuggle/chat date with my husband, I did.  Screw everything else!

As for New Years?  I fell asleep after my shower at 8:30 at night!  People, I'm not even 30 yet!  How sad is that?!!?  Mr. Penguin woke me up at midnight to wish me a Happy New Year and then I fell back asleep.  I'm such a loser.  Geezer?  Whatever.  I'm a blast to have around, whatever you want to call me (SARCASM).