Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Old Pics

Found these old pictures and they were SOOOO cute that I just had to post them. Enjoy!!!!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Snowed in

Well I was really starting to think that Canada " the great white north " was a myth or a lie they told people to keep them away or maybe a folk story made up to keep the kiddies in awe. But it has happened my first real live Canadian blizzard. Where not even the plows dare to go at first. The last few days have been "interesting" We have had about 3 feet of snow but it is driftingso there is no way to tell how much we have really gotten. Th last two days my hubby had to remove about a foot or so of snow to open the screen. My front door is up the stairs so that is quite a sight. Well I most definately have cabin fever. But don't worry I have only slightly lost my mind. Mad mad crazy mad... angry mad, no crazy mad. bleh bleh bleh bleh bleh......

Here is some proof of the genius that has come of my madness I call it the Canadian hands free device. (Well the above pictures were supposed to go here but I can't figure out how so just scroll up and enjoy the beauty of my madness once again.)
You are now wondering where one finds such a lovely head accesory and I cannot tell you. This one was found in my basement yesterday when we chose to spend are snow day cleaning up. It was Mike's in his younger years. But we are getting rid of it so if you desire to own it let me know.
Signing off -Kate!!!! Mwahahahahaahhaaaaa.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Bithday Lisa!!!

So I am aware that my blogging is terrible. I will try to get somethings done today!! But First Happy Birthday Lisa!!!! I hope your birthday was wonderful. I hope that it was all you could dream of. It probably wasn't because lets face it birthdays are usually boring when you are a mom. But this weekend will be great. Lisa you are so amazing if you weren't so could at making me feel good about myself you would make me feel like crap. I am pretty sure there is nothing you aren't able to do. You are such a good host you cook well and make food fun. and we don't even have to mention how wonderful you sew. Last year I wrote about my favorite memories and those haven't changed but now I can add the NKOTB concert. And when you came to visit. you have always benn so forgiving and thoughtful. I love you and Ihope you know that.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Sis!!!!

Well once again my posting is inspired by Marintha. Yesterday My oldest sister Marintha had her birthday. If I was a good blogger I would have done this yesterday, but I'm not so you get what you get. I'm not even sure where to startMarintha has so many great talents she is amazing. I don't know what I would do without her. I talk to her almost everyday. I think my hubby is probably glad that we live so far away because I rthink I would be tempted to be near her everyday. She is incredible. She is an amazing mom. Her kids are very smart and always look super cute. She does fun holiday themed food for her family. She is always thinking of others. She makes amazing bows. (for evidence of this just look at some of Lindsey bows). She is so funny. She is my sphyciatrist. And to be honest she is my very best girlfriend. I would truly be lost without her. She is so much fun. Growing up she always had the best ideas. pantsing wars and N.C. Sometimes me and her would dress up and gone on quests late at night. It was a blast especially when it was windy. She always had the best clothes and shoes to wear and if I signed my life away she would let me borrow them. She has always taken such good care of her younger siblings. Maybe that has something to do with being the oldest of 8 but I have a hard time believing that other big sisters take care of the wee young uns like she does. Once when I was in Jr. High and struggling to find myself so made her own wrapping paper by drawing a beautiful picture on some white paper and wrapped up a huge stuffed animal for me and then she wrote me an amazing letter. I still have the wrapping paper and letter. i should have kept the bear but I am not as good as Minn. It mad e such a huge difference. Now I am going to divulge some information that she may not know. One year for Christmas her and my sister Lisa did a twelve days of Christmas for me. They were so sneaky I tried so hard to catch the culprit but couldn't . It made me feel so special. It was really fun. I never would have known it was them either except on the last day they gave me a Barbie, Barbie kids, and some Barbie things and the box they put them in was a shoe box from a pair of shoes Minn had that I loved. I never could spoil it for them so I just pretended I didn't know. But I figure enough time has past that I can Thank them without it ruining the fun they had. Minn also formed a secret club with us younger sisters to raise money for my parents anniversary. She always helped me too look and feel special. I could go on and on but I think you all get the idea of how wonderful she is.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Here are my kidlets. The top are Mikey running in the snow yes that is what it looked like and yes that was what he was wearing.
The next is Lindsey it is mostly for Marintha. Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Carrots anyone?...

Well fall has come. Time to harvest the garden and get ready for the winter. We pulled all our carrots and now what to do with them. We ate some froze some saved some in the fridge, made baby food and shared with neighbnors. Here is what it looked like.

This picture doesn't seem to show how many it felt like there were. My hands were orange. But I will have lots of yummy garden carrots. YAY!!!!!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Lindsey @ 6 months pt.2

Thanks to all of you who participated in my last post. B and C are Lindsey and A and D are Mikey.
Here are some pictures of Lindsey taken earlier that day. I know there are lots and they are quite similar but I think this shows some of her many faces. These were all taken in just a few moments.

Lindsey Grace Blackmore 6 months

(Minn: something about this last one reminds me of Lucy.)
just over 25 inches long
Weighs 14 pounds and 8 ounces (has not yet doubled her birth weight. Do I need to worry?)
Is much more chatty
Loves playing with sounds
Scoots and rolls like a pro
Way too close to crawling
Can stand with help
Loves playing with and watching Mikey
Has started eating solid foods

Monday, September 21, 2009

A game to celebrate Lindsey @ 6 months...

Lindsey is six months old!!!! I can't beleive it. My Baby Girl is growing up so fast. I was taking pictures and decided to play a game. I took some pictures of Lindsey like the ones of Mikey and I want to see who can tell the difference. Don't cheat. Don't view old posts. It is just for fun. Tomorrow (or sometime in the near future) I will tell who is who and post about Lindsey at 6 months. Have fun, and remember to be honest. Start at the top as picture A and to the bottom D. Two are Mike two are Linds. Good Luck!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I just have to say that I really love my kids. I love watching them grow and learn and discover. I love watching them together and watching them when they don't know I'm there. I love being a mom.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Back to school...

Back to School...
Well it has been a week since Mikey started school and this is the first chance that I have taken to blog. I am surprised at how hard it was to leave him. I am also surprised at how hard it was for him when it was time for me to leave, but we both survived. By the end of the day he decided that he loves school. (Especially when he gets to stay and play on the playground.)
I also went back to school this week. I started a class at LCC last night. I am taking the Orientation to Child Care or Level 1. I am not sure which was harder going back to school or sending him to school. I was so nervous but it all turned out great. We all survived.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

One Day Mikey made a dog house out of a sheet on the table and some blankets and pillows underneath. Mikey wanted Lindsey to play with him. This is a picture of my two puppies.
One Sunday Mikey was helping me get Lindsey ready he wanted to brush her hair so that she looked nice. I just had to have a picture. I love the look on his face.
This is Lindsey's cheesy grin. I love it. She smiles this way quite often, especially when she thinks she is alone and then you talk to her.
Mike has been halping Mikey try to learn to ride his own bike without training wheels but for some reason he can't get the pedal when you let go thing. He can do great with the training wheels on and he can do fine if Mike touches the bike but as soon as he lets go Mikey quits pedaling.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Minn I know you want photos and I will try later. I just thought I would get on so that mom would quit gossiping about how poorly I blog. I am really not quite sure what to write. Life is good. My kids are growing SOO fast I can't beleive it. Today I went to a pool party at the local pool. Me amd one of the other moms were talking about our hate of bathing suites. I made a comment about remembering when I didn't have kids and didn't hate my body and she said " you should love your body more now that it has done something for you." It really made me think and so while I wish I was better at taking care of my body I can say that I am grateful for my body and the two beautiful kids it created.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

pics for Minn

(the shirts are from my friend Holli they say "little sister" and "big brother")
Mikey and Lindsey playing dress-ups!

I haven't posted in awhile so here are some pics for Minn.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Lindsey pics

Well it has been quite awhile and I don't even know what to say mostly I just wanted to post the New Born Pictures my friend Dana took. Her website is I think she did a beutiful job. Here are a few. Enjoy!!!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Mikey

Well My little Bear is four years old. My how the time does fly. I am not going to put that this is late because Thrsday I was with him having fun. (Well for the most part.) There are so many things I want to and could say about him but I am in the middle of making cake for his Birthday party tomorrow with the fam. I will however list four of my favorite things about him.
(in no particular order)

1. His songs. He is always singing. He always has. efore he could talk he would coo to the hymns. He sings all the time sometimes they are real songs sometimes they are totally made up and sometimes they are both. Real tunes with new woerds or vice versa.

2. The things he says. This was going to be two categories but I go selfish. Her has the sweetest compliments. Just today he told me that"I'm a real good denius". Sometimes he makes up words such as "quater to foshen" and sometimes he mixes up words constenation instead of constellation. But I love that he speaks so well because it gives me a little glimpse of what goes on in his head.

3. His imagination. He is so fun to watch when he is playing. I love when he shares his world with me. I love his stories and ideas for the world.

4. His hugs. He is so sweet to us. He always has the best hugs. It is so fun to watch him love on Lindsey even if I do fear for her at times. His hugs definately make the world feel like a better place.