*hug* helen & skye.
ngaio is extremely accident prone, but he never seems to get hurt. she must have a guardian angel.
she is learning to ride a tricycle and really loves it & wants a bike with training wheels now, so im sure she will be getting some more bigger bumps and bruises. im going to buy the kids each a bike for our moving to the new house/town gift. its the perfect place to ride bikes, well, save the giant hill that connects us from downtown, but its really just a 5 minute walk up & down (i would not be letting her ride down. she would surely die)
Melw: good luck with the house stuff. you will find the perfect place for your little family! steveston is a neet place, so that sounds really cool.. i hesitate when it comes to complicated family stuff, but maybe not all families are as...complex as mine.
QOC: happy belated anniversary
: and im so sorry about the loss of your friend/teacher
Timothy & elwynn & ngaio are going away in the middle of june to a funeral. Timothie's uncle (who was a foster baby & later adopted at 16 months by his grandparents) died while we were in kaslo. His truck stalled on the train tracks while he was driving a friend home and then his friend couldn't get out of his seat belt (not sure the details) he was trying to help him and the train hit them and he died, but his friend survived. Its a tragedy for his family, especially his grandparents as he was the youngest and he spent quite a few years as the only child once all the other kids had left home. i only met him once, but i feel very sad for them. death is never easy to deal with and this is really the closest death that has affected me ever, except for when my gramas 2 sisters died, and different times and in their 70's/80's
Timothies grandfather is taking it very hard, he is in his late 80's and the sweetest man you could ever know. it makes me cry thinking about him being so sad.
on our front: im going to vancouver for a week on saturday. my BFF lives in holland and is coming "home" for a few weeks, so im taking E out of school (for another
week. im the worst mama ever. he misses so much school) my mom is coming up on thursday to visit for a few days then take us back with her. i get to shop at ikea and a few places to find much needed items for our new house.
i will be back the 6th or 7th of june, and then only a few weeks left of E's school and my daycare job then we move. Im soooo excited. i can hardly sleep at night.
im getting so much done house wise, yesterday ngaio and i cleaned out her room. only keeping the special, nice things..mostly what i, or my auntie annie have given/made her.. we went through her clothes and took out 2 huge bags to go to the thrift shop, a bunch of stuff that she had outgrown to be passed onto rue, and she is left with only a laundry basket each of tops and bottoms, and a few dresses hung up, socks and undies in a basket and jammies.. its still a lot, but a lot less than when we started ( i keep her clothes in clear bins with lids, so moving thyem will be a matter of snapping the lids on and throwing them into the truck!. her desk, which was mine when i was little built by my dad, needs sanding and painting, but other than that it will take me all of 10 minutes to pack her few special things up and take her bed apart..
i did the same with my room, and im not taking my bed, so im going to take it apart soon and give it to my sister. rue's clothes are decluttered, my few possessions are pared down to special things, ostly nature inspired, crystals rocks, a few books.. all toys/games/crafts stuff in the house we cleaned out to the really nice, special ones (only a very few plastic things left!)
i still have my clothes, which for the most part are stuck in a closet blocked by boxes of other stuff, so im living out of a laundry basket and kind of liking it. my new house has lots of closets and im thinking of getting rid of most of my clothes and just keeping what i really like & wear. summer is coming and you dont need much and i can rebuild my wardrobe there, they have a great thrift shop ( i found a brand new, perfectly my size dark brown MEC organic cotton hoodie for $3.00 while i was there!) and elwynn's to go, his room has been taken over by timothty till we leave so its harder to get stuff done in there..
and then my kitchen is next to be purged. im really happy that im going to be all set and ready well before moving day. i dont actually want to start packing till closer to the end of june though. i know its stressful for the kids, so i want to let us just be here a while longer, soak up the idea of leaving to go so far away from my sister & the place we have lived the last 2 years (my sister is pretty choked i think, though she hasnt said anything & was planning herself to move to kelowna in the fall..which is only about 3 hours from kaslo)
so yeah. another fern ramble.