Wednesday, 28 January 2009

Team T-Lo Prognosis 2009

The Canadian budget came out yesterday and it seems to be on everyone's mind (if you are Canadian that is - if not, you probably couldn't care less). Anyway, a lot of people in this country are taking stock of their finances among other things and wondering what 2009 has in store for them. Team T-Lo is no different - so we thought we'd make a few predictions of our own. Here is the Team T-Lo status report for 2009:

+15 (at least) trips to the beach this summer - Team T-Lo is hoping to make up for last summer's dismal weather by having a terrific, warm, sunny summer this year.

+ 2 trips a day to the park - like last year, as soon as the weather warms up, Logan expects to be taken to the park by mommy in the morning and by daddy in the evening.

+ 1 booster seat - Logan is going to be a big boy this year and start sitting on a booster seat instead of a high chair. *sob* my boy is growing up so fast.

+ 1 big boy bed - Logan is also going to be making the move to his own bed instead of sleeping in his crib. *tear* I can't take much more of this growing up business.

+1 or 2 bedrooms (we have 2 now) - We are expecting to buy our very first house sometime in 2009!

-1 green machine - yes, it's about time that we think about replacing our wonderful green Grand Prix. It's going to be 15 years old in 2009!

+1 step up in the Agriculture Canada job ladder - Terry expects to advance his career by applying for jobs that are a level above the one he's got now

-1 diaper clad Logan - we are expecting to have a potty trained boy by the summer.

+20 pounds for Tawny - see last prediction for the reason behind this drastic gain!

And lastly, but most importantly (yes, more important than a house)!

+1 baby - Most of my readers now this already, but Team T-Lo is expecting a baby in August of this year! Here are the first photos:

Not much to see yet, but the baby is only the size of a plum.

I think we're going to have a great year!

Saturday, 17 January 2009

The Sickies

I haven't been doing so well with the blogging this new year. I've been meaning to post for a couple of weeks now, but Team T-Lo has been through the ringer lately.

It all started on December 31st - New Year's Eve. We were all excited about doing our usual ordering of Chinese food and watching of movies. Grandma was going to come spend it with us too! That morning as Terry was heading to work, he saw a little furry creature out of the corner of his eye. We had a mouse in our house! He came upstairs to warn me and I came down to investigate. That's when we discovered something even more sinister - I had a chest cold!

Terry decided the best thing to do was to call in sick and help me out during the day. I needed rest in order to get rid of this cold. With Grandma visiting for a few days, we wanted to be in top form. He also had to figure out a way to catch a mouse.

Well my cold lasted all the way through Grandma's visit. Thanks to her for hanging out with Logan so much while I laid in bed hacking up both of my lungs.

Then on the Sunday evening, January 4th, Logan came down with a terrible stomach flu. It lasted two days. This is the first real sickness Logan has ever had. He's been so healthy. He had the stomach flu one other time, but that only lasted one night and he was back on solids by morning. This time he wouldn't eat for two days and could barely sit up. So Terry called in sick again for Monday. He went to work on Tuesday and arranged a deal where he would use more holidays for the rest of the week because my cold wasn't getting any better.

It's a good thing he did! On Tuesday evening I got Logan's stomach flu! Bleh - and I couldn't eat or move for two days. On top of my cold that just wouldn't quit. Poor Terry was so worried about all of us that he didn't have time to be sick himself.

On Saturday morning, I was feeling better, but poor Logan started up with the puking again and had a severe fever. At least the puking didn't last long. He was drinking water by noon. We watched him sweat for two days over the weekend and finally his fever broke on Sunday. We think that was his toddler way of dealing with this awful cold because on Sunday Terry started hacking!

Terry called in sick for two more days (this time he could actually use his sick days because he, not his family, was sick).

It's well into January and Team T-Lo is finally starting to feel better, knock on wood. Oh, and we caught the mouse! We tried for a couple of weeks to use the humane traps with peanut butter as bait (that's what everyone recommended) but that mouse was too smart. Our landlord came by with a trap that had poison in it. She assured us that it was locked in there so Logan wouldn't be poisoned. She said that's the kind of trap that was recommended for families with young children. What the heck? Didn't she think that if the mouse could get into it to get the poison out through the sides, that Logan might be smart enough to pick the trap up and shake it out? Yipes! So we didn't use that thing at all. Plus, we didn't want the mouse to eat the poison and then go hide somewhere and die.

We got so fed up with everyone being sick and this mouse running around our livingroom at night, that we no longer cared about setting it free after we caught it. Terry went to Canadian Tire and got some of those glue traps. He baited it with cheese and in one night we caught the mouse! We figure he/she must have gotten in with the Christmas tree because we've had the extra traps out for a few days now and we haven't heard or seen any evidence of another mouse. Thank goodness.

That was our month so far. Not that great of a start to the New Year, but I'm sure it will get better.

A picture of Team T-Lo alive and well.

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Terry's 27th

Terry's 27th birthday was on December 29th. I know, I'm a bit behind on my reporting. We had a little party for him - just me and Loags. Terry had the day off - so we got to spend the whole day together which was nice. We didn't really do anything that special. Terry has a habit of opening all his birthday presents on Christmas day and this year was the same.

Logan and I got him a new pair of moccasin slippers. His old ones had no fur left and were so stretched that they fell off his feet when he walked. Other than that, I couldn't tell you all that he got for his birthday because the gifts are all mixed up with Christmas. I guess that's what you get for having your birthday so close to the holidays!

Anyway, I made him a Cherries Cheesecake and we had fried rice for dinner (Terry's favourite). Below is a picture of Logan helping daddy blow out his candles.

I've also included a picture of Logan and daddy a few days later. I had just finished making Logan a new pair of pajammies and he was posing for the camera. Usually when asked to smile lately, Logan just opens his mouth wide and thinks that's a smile. But this picture is an actual smile. Cute!