Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Letter to Mackenzie

Dearest Munchkin,

You are five months old now, almost six. Recently you've become very skilled in the ways of the fingers. You can pick up, hold and then drop your toys. Today I learned you can grasp a milkette and bring it up to your mouth. I had no idea you could pick up something so small with your delicate fingers. Needless to say, you amaze me every day.

You are teething right now and I feel really bad for you. You've never been a fussy baby, but now you're in so much pain and you're so touchy. Daddy and I are trying to make you as comfortable as possible. I can't wait for these teeth to break through. I miss my smiley, bouncy baby who barely cried. You are such an easy going baby that I can take you to a restaurant and not get ANY dirty looks.

Tomorrow you're starting on your peas as you've already tackled rice cereal. You have mastered the art of swallowing bland, colourless solids and are moving up to the exciting world of coloured foods! You will not be impressed and Mommy will record it to enjoy over and over.

Right now you are in love with Blue's Clues. I don't know if you actually like the show, but whenever we play it, there is no blinking from you. Maybe it's the colours and the songs. Whatever it is, you love it. You also like Mickey's Playhouse. You do not like Yo Gabba Gabba!, in fact when the DJ character appeared, so did your tears.

You're also learning to sit up on your own and you can do it for about fifteen seconds before you fall over. Daddy and I are so proud of you. We're going to get you some nice blankets to sit and play on for the living room. At this moment there is only hardwood floor and that will not be nice for your head when you fall over.

We've moved into a new apartment by Montebello park. It's a really nice apartment in a great part of downtown. You have your own room, painted "jungle green". It looks like a green Jolly Rancher. Your Gigi and I are going to paint Winnie the Pooh murals on the walls. We haven't done it yet, but you don't sleep in that room right now anyway. I'm excited to take you to Montebello park when the spring comes. There's a trail down the street that leads under the West Hill bridge. So many wonderful things to look forward to.

Mackenzie, Mommy and Daddy are so happy you're here with us. We can never tell you how proud you make us or how amazed we are by you because there are no words for it. Every day you teach us something new about ourselves and about yourself as well. We love you little Munchkin. You are our greatest gift.

Out and about

Cora's is really, really, ridiculously tasty. Nom nom nom to the extreme.

Today I had breakfast with my mother at Cora's. As I said before, nom heaven. It took forever to get the food, but the food itself was irreproachable. I'm going back on Monday because I may or may not be addicted.

My boys and I went to the Wal-Mart. For some reason that is always an adventure for me. It's so big. So many things to appreciate for their great value. I found my new bedset I will be purchasing when I buy our new bedframe this weekend.

In other news, I have found my new hobby. I've always enjoyed taking photos, but I've never thought of taking that interest any further. Then I found an ad online for a 1978 35mm SLR camera.

I love SLR cameras. They take fantastic, crisp shots and always look professional. However a low end digital SLR camera costs a minimum of $300. As much as I enjoy the SLR, I'm not starting a hobby that costs more than my groceries for a month. Not at the moment at least.

Anyway, I'm going to start taking lots of awesome 35mm photography. There's a nice trail by our house to take pictures in the spring. Montebello park is around the corner too. So that's something to look forward to.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cash money

I want to get paid so bad. I have some serious shopping to do. I haven't bought myself a birthday present yet. But I will... oh I will.

Kijiji is my best friend right now.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


My baby boy is gone for the weekend. I miss him already. He's starting his baby solids and can sit unassisted for a whole twenty seconds!

In other sad news, Justin is gone all weekend for recording. So not only is my baby gone, but my baby daddy as well. The weather is horrible and he's going all the way to Toronto. I really hope he's okay up there. I miss his beard already.

And finally, I need to find a new home for my beloved Sirius. We adopted him when I was going into surgery to be a companion for our other cat, Milo. I would be in the hospital for a week at a time and the company was good for Milo. When I started spending more and more time at my own home, I realised that poor Sirius was becoming unhappy.

Sirius is a lot like a puppy. He comes when he's called, he sits in your lap or at your feet, he sleeps on his back. However like a puppy, he needs a lot of attention and with a very busy five month old, I can't give him the attention he deserves. I feel really bad when I have to push him away when Mack needs something. It breaks my heart, but I know he'd be happier somewhere he doesn't have to compete for affection. It's going to be hard to find him a new home.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

No baby, no worries

Mackymoo is not here today. He's with his papa until tomorrow. Normally I would take this opportunity to go out and get "slizzered" as it were, but I'm still recovering. So what are my non-baby type plans?

MOVIE DAY! Movies all day without interruption. Babies are all about interrupting movies.

Movie 1: Disney's Treasure planet.

Movie 2: Disney's Atlantis: The Lost Empire.

Movie 3: Titan A.E.

There's a bit of a theme. So excited.

Friday, January 28, 2011

It was the year 2009;

Ben Somer is playing a show with babydaddy February 24th at Mansion House. Ben Somer is so much more to me than just another folk musician. Ben Somer makes me feel more than nostalgic.

Every time I listen to Ben Somer ( ), I vividly remember walking up the stairs to 22 Hetheringtion Street. I can see the pile of shoes in the entrance way and smell the sweet, musty scent of reefer from Ken's room. I can hear the roommates laughing and coughing all through the house. There was so much love in that house. One by one the roommates moved on and out, but I'll always remember it fondly.

I can remember playing "Like You're Praying" over and over to mend a broken heart. I was so blind to what was really going on. No one likes the feeling of being replaced. There were times when going to 22 felt like I was being slapped in the face. Out of sight, out of mind doesn't work being in the same room with your old sweetheart. That was ages ago, but whenever I play that song, I remember.

I remember hugging friends and talking loudly at 73. All the shows, laughs, photos, fights, hugs. The excitement of a free music scene. Playing ticket-taker when needed. Drinking wine masked in metal water bottles like I was underage. Ben Somer helps me remember these forgotten memories.

I'm so happy where I am today and so thankful for 2009 and all it's memories, good and bad. If I hadn't met that ol' flame, I would never have gone to 22. I would never have met Timur, Sam, Ken, Janine, Joe and of course JJ. I wouldn't have my beautiful baby boy without him.

I would never have heard Ben Somer.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Arghgrhrhhhh So hard to keep this train a moving

We are finally going to get internetz this week so I can have an updated blog. Woohoo.

No internetz= grrrrrr

Anywho, I've had surgery to remove the kidney stones and stent from my body. Can I hear a HALLELUJAH?! Seven months they've taken residence in my urinary system, but the eviction has taken place! Unfortunately, this means four weeks of recovery and no picking up objects that weigh over ten pounds. Mack weighs well over ten pounds. Again, I am saddened.

I think I'm the only person that does not have a Twitter or a Tumblr. I like Tumblr because you basically post crap you think is cool. Short image posts that make people smile.

Twitter however I do not understand. My fifteen year old sister described it to me as a website of just Facebook statuses. Which is cool, but Facebook has status updates. Why do I need a Twitter and a Facebook? Do I double post one status or is one status only for Facebook and the other, Twitter?

Finally, I've decided to chop all my hair off in hopes that my son can longer pull it out. As much as I love glamourous big hair, my son loves to yank on it more. Five-month-olds have a very firm grip and no remorse. I figure by the time my hair grows long again Mackenzie will no longer play tug of war with my tresses.

Hello new hair, how I'll miss my ponytails.