Sunday, March 25, 2007

bubble man

well it's official i think Charlie is starting to teeth...i know it's early (10 wks old) but his brother started at 3 months and didn't get his first tooth until 7 1/2 months. for the past 3-4 days he's been drooling like crazy and last night he was frothing at the mouth!!!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Charlie Bunny

here's a picture i took of Charlie for Easter. i then used Ann Costen's actions for photoshop. Her pictures are always super nice.

Obviously this picture was taken with my new Rebel!!! and i got a great smile from Charlie.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

I finally got it!!!

My Canon Rebel XTi!!! i'm so happy! i told myself i'd buy it only when i'd have all the money (i have 1/2 saved up) but it was on sale at L.L.Lozeau so i went to Future Shop and they matched the price -10% of the difference and i put it on the Future Shop credit card and got 3 months no payments, no interest. By the time i get my first invoice i'll probably have the whole amount cash, and if not i'll be damn close.

i tried it tonight and it's unbelievable how fast it takes the pictures. it's great!!! i can't wait to do a little photo session with Charlie and Brady.

Here's a layout i did for the scrapbooking classes i'll be giving. i asked my friend Josee if i could use this picture of her and her daughter Maeva. She was gracious enough to say yes. Encore un gros merci Josee!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

isn't he precious!

this is Charlie sleeping this afternoon, isn't he precious. Before his naptime, Brady put his little stuffed monkey beside Charlie. i thought that was just too cute!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

finally back on track

i went cropping last night and boy did it feel good. i got 2 layouts done. the owner of la Scrapbookerie in Candiac wants "my WISH for you" layout for her website so that means i can't submit it for publication anywhere else. I am gonna put it here for now, but if she tells me i'm not supposed to i'll come and remove it.

I also did one with Brady and Charlie called "Brothers".

Also at my mom's request here is one of the most recent pictures of Charlie, it was taken 2 wks ago, but he still looks the same.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

we had a busy week, Brady stayed home with me last tuesday and wednesday 'cause he had thrown up at daycare on monday...i was sick with a really bad sinus infection. he went to daycare on thursday and came home with impetigo, so friday we went to the clinic. Dave was in Quebec city on saturday and sunday because it was his daughter's birthday, so i was home alone with the two kids. I kept Brady home on monday because my friend was visiting with her daughter Lia who is the same age and on tuesday we had to go back to the doctors for a follow-up to the impetigo. Not to sound mean but i was glad he was back in daycare yesterday. I had my gyno's appt (the one after you give birth) so while i was in Boucherville i picked up the valance i had ordered for Charlie's room. Clement had called me about a month ago and i still hadn't gone! And today i had Charlie's 2 month doctor's appt in the morning and in the afternoon we had the first "stimulation" class which we had to leave early to go get his first vaccine! He cried a little after (which is very understandable) but it didn't last more than a minute. OUF!!! what a busy week so far, and tomorrow i decided to go to Scrapbook Centrale to go buy the materials i'm gonna need for my first class. Since there is a crop on saturday i don't want to take the chance of getting there on tuesday and there won't be what i need. So while i'm in the west island i'm gonna go visit my old gang at Tyco (or whoever's left...)
And tomorrow night i'm going cropping at la Scrapbookerie in Candiac. Should be fun, let's just say i haven't had much time to crop lately. i started working on a page yesterday but it's only in the beginning stages. My best friend Tamara might be coming down for a visit from Ottawa this week-end but she wasn't sure yet, i'm still waiting for her confirmation. I hope she does, i love spending time with her and we don't do it often enough!

Friday, March 09, 2007

Bad luck!

wow talk about bad luck, last week Charlie had really bad, dry and scaly skin on his face and head, and now Brady has Impetigo! Yesterday morning he had 1 red dot on his cheek, i didn't think anything of it. When he got back home from daycare he had a rash on half his face and when he woke up this morning it was all over. Thank goodness for my dad. Thanks Dad!!! i called him at 6am and he came right over. I went directly to the clinic and was lucky to be 7th in line, so once the docs started seeing patients we didn't have to wait too long. at 10h30 i was back home just in time for my dad to leave and go to work (he's working at noon) here's a picture of Brady's face, poor kid he looks like he's in his teens with a really bad case of acne!

Thursday, March 08, 2007


i just pre-ordered my copy of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows" on

I can't wait to get it, i guess i'll have to re-read # 5 and 6 before July!

March 8th 2007

good news and bad news...good news is i went to Cheezz photography on Tuesday to get the pictures done with Charlie and i already have access to them on their website so i can start choosing which ones i want. Bad news; Monday Brady was sick at daycare, threw up 3x within 45min before i picked him up, threw up in my car and once at home. After that he was fine, had toast and lots of water and didn't get sick again. But because he threw up i had to keep him home for 48 hours in case it was the flu. Also I've been sick since Monday night. I've had a soar throat for the past week or so and this week-end i was almost gone. I thought i was getting better, but on Monday night it hit me like a freight train! Unbelievable fever, soar throat, mega headache, mucus running down my throat (explains the soar throat!) and my ears are clogged up. Can't breath, Can't sleep, indirectly i'm keeping my husband awake. Yesterday i felt like Shit! and i had both kids home, thank god for DVD's it kept Brady quiet. Last night i finally dragged my ass to the clinic and just as i suspected i've got a sinus/ear/throat infection. So the doc gave me antibiotics, which i started last night, and i already feel a little better. I finally started reading Kathy Reichs latest book "Break no bones" and i'm almost done, 6 chapters left (i'll probably finish them today) .

Scrapbooking has taken a little back seat for now, until i feel better. Then i've got to finish preparing my classes.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

March 1st

ok so it's been a while since my last post. In my defense it's been a little hectic. Dave was away to Vancouver last week and this week he's in Moncton (he was supposed to be back tonight but his flight was cancelled due to snow, he has a flight out from Halifax tomorrow, if that doesn't get cancelled)

on the Charlie side of things: he's good, i went to the doctors yesterday for his rash, it's like a heat rash. So i've got to put some 1% cortisone cream on it. I also have to use that same cream in his face twice a day plus a moisturizer (he's got extreamly dry, scaly skin almost like eczema) and i've got a 2.5% cortisone solution for his head once a day and a special shampoo because he's got really bad "cradle cap" (Baby dandruff!) hopefully things will clear up for next week; we've got his pictures at CHEEZZ photography on tuesday or wednesday. BTW, he now weighs 10.5 lbs

Brady is good as usual, tries my patience oncce in a while by not listening but that's being 2 right?! he loves his brother. here's a picture i took of them, i plan on scrapping this one. He often asks if he can have Charlie. he'll sit down on the couch put the breastfeeding cushion on his and holds out his arms. it's so cute, he's very protective of his brother.

On the scrapbooking side of things i finished the "where's my bellybutton?" layout i had started atJosee's house on sunday (by the way i had lots of fun, thanks girls!) and i just finished this "COCO Express" for a challenge on the Scrapbook Centrale website.

Also, i got a call on monday from the Carrefour Familiale in Chambly to ask me if i wanted to give scrapbooking classes for the spring. I said yes of course! so it'll be 3 sessions of 3 weeks on thursday mornings. So for the past 2 days i've been working on preparing the classes. I've got to give the price of the materials per workshop by next week. But for that i need to decide what projects i'm gonna do and see how much it would cost. i've got my first two projects done (i'll post them soon) and i have to figure out how much to charge for my time. ??? i don't know? i want it to be reasonable but i don't want to get screwed either! Once i get my price list down i'll be able to relax a little.

So that's it! you're updated on what's up in my life! i'll try to update sooner but i can't promise anything.