Friday, December 09, 2005


Yesterday, as she helps me put away the clean cutlery, she was announcing "Here's a spoon mommy". She picked up a knife and I asked her "What is that called?" She looked at it and said "Here's a cut mommy." Makes sense to me.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

When I GROW up (and up and up)

My local paper recommended this growth prediction program ---->here. They rely on extensive research to tell you how tall your child will grow to. It considers that some children are early bloomers and accounts for this. And if you are American, you can convert to inches here.

I'm guessing this is much more accurate than most growth predictor which say that my 4'10" 10 year old, Patrick will be 6'6". Sorry Patrick, but with a mom who's 5'7" and a dad who's 5'11", I think NOT! Besides, I was my full height by the time I was 11 and Matt was his full height at 13. It says he will be about 6'1". I really wanted to try a prediction for little Campbell, but I got an error message saying that the child needed to be at least 7 years old.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Do you like my new header? I was trying out a few things and Patrick added his own touch to it. LOL

My Big Boy is 10!

Patrick's birthday was on a Thursday this year.  So I picked up Patrick, his friend and Damon up from school and took 5 kids to the diner up the street from the school.  It was nice.  Then that night Patrick had a hockey practice, so I ordered pizzas for the hockey team.  The parents needed to have a meeting that night anyhow so the kids (including siblings) all ate pizza in the hallway with under the supervision of the coach.  They had a blast and I heard vague reports of a pepperoni fight.  Patrick didn't want to share his cake with his teammates, he wisely chose to have it at home with his brothers and sister. 
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Last weekend we had a family party and celebrated my niece and nephew's birthdays along with Patrick's.  Here he is waiting to blow out his candles.

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He really is a great kid.  He's a hard worker in school and sport.  And he is so kind and thoughtful.  I'm so proud of him.  Patrick, I hope your birthday was a happy one.