Monday, May 30, 2011

Nanny Comes to Visit!!

We were so excited that Nanny, Jess's mom, could come and visit for a few days. We had our first visitor from the states and the boys were so excited. We were especially excited for her to see how our big boy Myatt had grown. When we left, he was 8 weeks and at her arrival he was 4 months and had changed a TON!
We had a blast with Nanny and even though the weather was not perfect, we managed to get a lot done in the time she was here.

If you know Nanny you know she loves to cook and wonderful at it. The kids had a wonderful time making TONS of goodies. We got to enjoy the goodies as well as some of our neighbors. A few of the things we made were, homemade cinnamon rolls, homemade dinner rolls, and biscuit's, strawberry pie, molasses and sugar cookies, homemade chicken and dumplings, marshmallow pudding, had shrimp and lobster and many other things. Man I think I just gained 5 pounds writing that. In fact I told her as much as I hated to see her go, my hips would be happy.
We also had lots of time to play cards and domino's. Both boys got to stay up late past there bed times, which made for fussy boys in the mornings, but our time spending with Nanny was worth it.
Friday Carter had kinderstart in the morning and after that we grabbed Drake out of school and headed for a day of sightseeing. Jess took all the boys home so that Nanny and I could hit downtown. After stopping at a few shops and eating, we headed to grab everyone to go see some sights. We drove out to the Marine Institute and they had 5 seals to watch. They were studying them, so we took advantage and spent some time watching them. They are so cute and I can't believe people around here catch them and sell their flippers to eat. Very sad in my opinion.
We headed out to Middle Cove Beach. It was so cold that day so we didn't stay long. We just wanted her to see the beautiful drive and the amazing views at the beach. This is the beach that last time we were here Carter went tumbling. But this time the waves weren't as big, and the boys still had fun skipping rocks. Drake was so excited about his find, a heart shaped rock.

Next stop was Cape Spear Light House. The most Eastern spot in North America. We had a blast running around up here. It was very foggy, but you could still see the sights.

Then after our day of adventure we set out for a yummy dinner at the steak house here. Lots of good food and yummy drinks for all.
Our last night with Nanny we decided that we wanted to grab some lobster and shrimp and have a feast. None of us had ever cooked lobster so after making a stop at the seafood shop and looking online we decided to just go for it. We are so glad we did because let me tell you, it was amazing. Drake ate a little, but Carter really enjoyed it as well.
Drake picked out our lobsters from the tank, but Carter would go NO WHERE near them. We grabbed 3 lobsters and we paid $7.99 a pound. I think our total was like $26 when leaving there. And we had TONS of lobster. We couldn't eat it all and I even may a lobster salad sandwich the next day. And still had to throw some out. I will definitely be taking advantage of the price of lobster around here while we live here.

We enjoyed lots of mommy drinks as the kids call it while she was here.

Carter finally came close to the lobster once they were ready to eat and couldn't move anymore. He enjoyed beating them open for us. After Drake and Carter got done with the mallet we had lobster pieces everywhere.

Our full refrigerator of all the goodies we had.

Our fun time had to come to a close on Sunday. We were so sad to see her go, but we will be seeing her soon in June, as the rest of our family. We are very excited for our visit home in a few weeks. Looking forward to the heat, friends, and our wonderful family.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Three of my favorite things....


It seems like my boys have been growing up at the speed of light. Just yesterday I got married to my wonderful best friend and found out that I was expecting a new bundle just 3 months later. And now 8 years later we have been blessed with three wonderful, amazing, carefree boys. And when I mean boys, they are ALL BOY!! Still don't know what kind of little guy we will have on our hands with Myatt, but if he follows in Drake and Carter's steps, he won't stop. As the older two live outside. It takes a fight to get them in at night, rain or snow. Thank heavens I like to be outside also. These three keep us on our toes and there is NEVER a dull moment at our home. With the older two they have a few similarities, the love of outdoors and sports, but Drake is our shy guy and takes a while to warm up, where Carter wants to be the next Justin Bieber, the center of attention. I hope Myatt is a good mix of both of them, I guess we will see soon. I thank God for giving us these precious gifts, three of my favorite things.....

Myatt 5 months


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


Mother's Day...

We had a wonderful mother's day here in St. John's. The weather was SOME WHAT nice so we took advantage of it and headed to Cape Spear after a yummy breakfast made by my wonderful hubby.

Cape Spear is the oldest surviving lighthouse in Newfoundland and Labrador is located at the most easterly point of land in North America . It has been restored to its 1839 appearance and shows how a lightkeeper and his family might have lived in the mid-19th century. The Visitor Centre contains exhibits on the history of lighthouses and the tradition of lightkeeping. The site is surrounded by spectacular scenery and wildlife such as whales, seabirds and icebergs in season.

We are hoping to head up there again soon and see whales and icebergs, as a few icebergs are headed our way.

I think this picture is so neat, so I thought I would edit it a bit...

Choir Contest

Drake sang in a choir contest the other night for the local Rotary Club. The kids did an amazing job and sounded so beautiful. They sang three songs and their last was from the Sound of Music. DO REA ME FA SEW LA TEA DO. I think everyone can remember singing this loved by all song as a child. Drake's school choir, which consisted of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, brought me to tears with this song. They had different harmonies going, which amazed us all for such young children. We are so proud of all he has done at St. Bon's.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

4 Months

Where has the time gone? I can't believe our sweet little Myatt has been with us for the last four months. We are extremely blessed with this sweet boy.
* Myatt weighs 18 pounds 5.5 ounces, Height 66, and is in the 90%.
Sleeping isn't great for Myatt. He likes to still wake up every 2 1/2- 3 hours to eat. He is a great nurser, and is very happy after eating. Both of our other boys were fuss bugs with formula so nursing has worked great for Myatt. During tummy time he is pushing up and he is enjoying his bumbo chair. He is doing really great at grabbing toys and watching the boys as they run around. He has started a little cereal which he loves. We still can't tell what color hair he is going to have. Some days it looks very blonde, some days you can see some strawberry in it. I really am thinking we will not be getting a red head. Also at the moment he still takes after his older brother Drake with his baby blue eyes. Myatt doesn't really fuss much. We really have been blessed with a good, laid back baby.

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Myatt 1 month

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Our First Hockey Game.

We attended our first hockey game on Easter night. It was so much fun and amazed how quick it went by. It was the National Midget Hockey Championship game. These are players that are trying to get in the NHL, and we were amazed how well these young guys could play. So to say the least it was exciting to watch. Heck one guy had to leave because he had his nose broken and there was blood everywhere. Myatt even got to participate in his first game too. He did awesome and the big boys too. They liked to be in the suite we were in because there was food at all times and tons to drink. Drake has taken a love for hockey, so he sat next to me and every time something happen he said, Mom did you see that, that was a ..... It was great. Carter thought that the guys dressed up like power rangers were so cool, that he has decided he wants to be a power ranger for Halloween. I guess it's better than some things he could choose. I think there will be many more hockey games in our future, which I am excited about. In this same box we are taking the kids to see the Monster Jam on my birthday in May and then we are attending Reba in September. One thing nice about the Mile One Center is you are up close and personal with everything. When we would sit in a box at Reliant, you were so far up, here you are right there!!

Easter at Our Table.

Even though it was sad that we didn't get to spend Easter with our family, we did have an awesome Easter. The kids dyed eggs as they always do and they enjoyed that. Easter Eve night Carter ran around telling us that he needed to go to bed or the Easter Bunny would hop by our house. So worried that his Easter basket would be empty on Easter morning. After they got there sweet treats and nick knacks they hunted eggs. Since we were suppose to get snow the next morning, Mr. Easter Bunny had put eggs in the house to hunt. The boys enjoyed there hunt, especially when they found the eggs that hand money in them. We cooked an amazing lunch. Jess had a prime rib going, while I had a ham in the oven. We also had homemade Mac and Cheese (Anita' roonies), rice and gravy, rolls, and don't forget Carter's Easter Cake. We had a TON of food and boy was it wonderful. We ate on it a few days. We also listened to our church from home on the Internet. River Pointer Pastor Patrick Kelley was amazing as always. We haven't found a church here yet so the internet had to do, and we knew that Patrick would not disappoint us. We had an amazing Easter as a new family of 5. Having Myatt and his first Easter with us was just the icing on the cake and so special.

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And it wouldn't be complete without our
sweet Myatt in a Easter Bubble!!