Saturday, September 29, 2007

Just Cre8!

Is having a mega "Revive & Rejuven8" online crop this week-end, check them out here. I'll also be taking part in their "Gr8 Cre8tive Idol" contest, so please register on their forum and vote for my layout, here. Voting starts on Oct 5th starting at 8 pm until Oct 6th 11h59 pm. This contest will take place over the next 6 weeks, the winner will be a part of their design team for 3 months. I really want's like a second chance since i wasn't picked the first time around when they were looking for Design Team members. This site has awesome kits and they make their own stamps too.

i'll be working on my layout for the first challenge and uploading it during the week.
Thanks for your support everybody!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

i'm so excited! My photography classes are starting tonight. I'm starting with Camera Basics. i'm finally gonna learn how to 'really' use my camera in manual mode!

on another note, my FIL has been transferred to a rehab hospital in Laval.
Still no news for my dad.

Friday, September 14, 2007

new layout

i made this layout this morning. I'm taking a month long, online class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. This is one of the pages we had to do. Gretchen (our teacher) wanted us to use our favorite color combo and get inspired by her sketch. Here's my layout. here are two other little projects i loved doing. A journaling tag and some gift tags.

routine, routine

everything is routine. it seems like i haven't been doing much lately other than surf the web, alot, probably too much! I have been scrapping too! i just can't post my pages yet because i made them for specific magazine calls and have to wait for the submission deadline to pass. I'm hoping something gets picked up, i've submitted 11 different pages.

a few weeks ago, my dad had a small surgical procedure to remove some tumors that were found in his bladder, we're still waiting for the results of the biopsy. My father-in-law is doing much better i went to visit him on wednesday. He started his physio therapy and Ergotherapy, he's learning to re-use and strenghten his arm and leg. He should be transfered to a rehab hospital this week.

My kids are amazing! Brady was so good at the hospital when we went to visit his Papi. And he's so sweet, he gives me the biggest kisses and hugs, it's great! He's talking more and more now and the things that come out of his mouth just make me laugh!
Charlie is gonna be an intellectual (well we had already determined that earlier on) but now he started doing this comptine they do at daycare (pik, pik pik tap, tap, tap, roule, roule, roule, cache, cache, cache COUCOU !) well he actually started doing the pik, pik motion in his hand and he's trying hard like hell to tap his hands and I swear when he was doing it yesterday i heard him say "Tah Tah" while trying to tap his hands. (i just don't remember Brady doing this at his age, but on the other hand Brady was doing other things that Charlie doesn't do yet) He's repeating a lot of sounds that we make like "Hi" and he says "maman" sometimes "papa" and he also likes to repeat movements and actions. For example when he's in his high chair he'll tap the table top, so i imitate him and do the same, so he taps again and i always imitate his exact action. He thinks it's so funny and he loves it!

Also he started eating solids, a while ago actually. oh and when i say solids i'm talking about adult food and not puree. about 4 weeks ago i started giving him toast, then slowly gave him soft veggies, then last week i gave him spaghetti. OMG!!! he LOVED it! He seems to prefer pieces of food than pureed food (do you blame him?!) Check him out!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

very late phone call

1h30 rings. run downstairs to get it (because the phone in the bedroom has been misplaced) It's my brother-in-law calling to tell us that my father-in-law was just brought to the hospital, they think it might be a heart attack. Dave went to be with his mom and brother and i'm here at home, can't go back to sleep...

more news later.

3h00 AM Ok so i just got a call from hubby with an update. My Father-in-law had a small stroke. the docs say that everything else looks fine...for now. They'll see a stroke specialist tomorrow morning. so now Dave is driving my MIL back home and are gonna try to get a few hours of sleep before heading back to the hospital.

Boy when it rains it pours. Last week my dad got a small operation. A while back he started pissing blood, so he went to see a urologist. The did a cystoscopy and found tumors (now let's remember that doctor's use this term in reference to a mass) in his bladder. Last thursday he went in for a biopsy, they also found something funny on the prostate so took a piece of that too. We should get the results in about a month to know if they are cancerous.

Next week my parents-in-law were supposed to leave for Banff for their 40th wedding anniversary. A trip that my hubby and his brother had planned in the last 6 months. I guess all that will have to be cancelled or postponed. My FIL will have to do some physio, he has weakness on his right side. He got very lucky in his bad luck, it could've been a lot worse.

Ok i'm off to bed to try and get some sleep.