Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas 2011

Well it's now December 28 and our Christmas celebrations are now over! The boys had a wonderful time this year!
On Christmas Eve we went out for a fancy dinner with my Dad, brother, sister and her fiancée, my other sister and my Nan (my dad's mom). We went to Element's restaurant in Peterborough. It was really nice. D-Man and I split pork tenderloin stuffed with roasted chestnuts, on a bed of apple coulis with seasonal vegetables. Mister M had some delicious grouper (fish) breaded with panko and miso, served with broad beans and rice. For dessert we had a chocolate mousse cake served with a blackberry sauce... sooooo good! We exchanged gifts there too.Then when we got home the boys got to open our traditional Christmas eve presents, new PJ's and a Christmas book to read together. This year's book was Dr Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas. One of my favourites! The boys loved it too.

Then Christmas morning they got up and opened their stockings. I'm not sure if Mister M really believes in Santa, or just the magic but he was sooooo excited to get what he had asked for. {In our house Santa only fills the stockings, nothing else. They get to ask for 1 smaller thing from him in their letter/e-mail and that's what they will get sitting beside their stocking on the couch. I do this because I don't want my kids to feel bad for not getting an Xbox from Santa when the bully down the street does. I also want them to be grateful for all the love and time their friends and family put into choosing the perfect gift for them.}We then had the entire day to sit around and wait. My sister and her fiancée had Christmas morning at his grandparents, my mom was sleeping (she works nights) and my dad had to work until 4 (turns out he was an hour late too). So we waited until everyone was there before starting gifts.The boys had a great time! D-Man really got the hang of ripping the paper off of the presents! Mister M got pretty much everything he asked for, and then some! They were pretty spoiled!D-Man really didn't understand the whole Christmas thing yet, but Mister M made sure to thank everyone for their gifts and hug them when he was excited!

Sunday, December 18, 2011


So every year for my guy's birthdays I make a collage. It features every birthday they've had (or in D-Man's case every 3 months). It's crazy to see how much they've grown while still staying them. I just wanted to share them with you! Enjoy!

They sure don't stay babies for long.

End of Sem 1 and start of Xmas!

Semester 1 is finally over! It was brutal, class from 8-3 Monday, Tuesday, class from 8-4 Wednesday and placement Thursday and Friday from 6am-2pm. And of course final exams were all pretty much on the same day lol. I don't think I did too bad, I went into everything already passing the course, so that's not the issue. But I want Dean's list, which means I need an 80% average, which is my usual lowest mark, but now with the two kids and the stress from my family being stupid and useless it's been harder to study. We'll see next week!
The boys and I have been getting ready for Christmas, still have some outside decorating to do later today, but since this global warming thing keeps happening, there' no snow!!! Since I live in central Ontario we usually have some by now, but I'm not complaining. If there is no snow all year that would be perfect for me!D-Man has been really good with the tree, he had some grabs at it while we were decorating, but since then hasn't touched it. I'm really impressed since he's pretty evil and usually does the opposite of whatever you ask him to do (which bodes well for the teenage years). Mister M has picked out our decorating colours this year, we usually do red and gold but he has decided that they aren't' christmassy enough so this year it's red and green, with a splash of gold.I'm sending the boys to daycare all next week so that I have some time to get the presents wrapped, clean the house, do my baking and try to get over this brutal cold that I managed to fight off until school was over, but is now attempting to kill me.I don't have my full schedule for next semester, but from what I can see it's pretty dumb, huge breaks in between classes, staying until 5pm most days, two days of placement at a hospital, I'm hoping for the one in town but my luck I'll be sent to the one 45 minutes away. We shall see I suppose.I'm going to be posting a bit more this week, tons of news to catch up on!