Tuesday, March 30, 2010

The greatest thing since sliced bread

When we were in Winnipeg on our way to our new home in NWT, we stopped at a drugstore on the way to the airport for medication for Joey. Rob found this great little thing that neither one of us had seen before. It fits on top of a liquid medicine bottle and makes a seal. Because of the shape of it, it fits a variety of different sized bottles. It has a hole in the centre for a syringe, so when you put this in the bottle, you fit the syringe in the hole and turn the whole thing upside down, so you can accurately measure the proper dose. No more fighting with syringes that don't fit in the bottle!! It also has a little stopper on the top so you can leave it in the bottle and throw the lid away. We have not been able to find another one since that time, so we have been coveting the one we have. I told the pharamist at the Northern about it, and he had not seen them either and was intrigued. When we went to Meadow Lake last week, look what Rob found at the local drugstore for a whopping 1.59!!! Seriously, if you don't have one of these and you have kids, you should have one. Our pharmacist is bringing some in to sell in our pharmacy, and if you can't find one let me know, I'll send you one! It will change your life! (Well, not really but who hasn't had a crying child and had to deal with the frusteration of the damn syringe not fitting in the Advil bottle?!)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The family we moved to the North to become

Help I'm stuck!

Like the rotten mother I am, when my son yells "Help, I'm stuck" the first thing I grab is a camera. He has become very independant and insists on getting himself dressed. Unfortunately for him, and fortunately for me and my camera, the shirt he picked was too small.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Where the moose live

This is the new Youth Centre that is being built here in town. Everytime we drive by it, I ask Joey what it is and what is in there. It first started out as a barn, which chickens, who were eating grill cheese sandwiches. Now, it's still a barn, with 5 moose who are pooping. I love my son's imagination.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Gotta love the North

Mr. Attitude already.
My little skiier.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

The end of another week

Twinned highway, Northern style.
To say this past week has been stressful is an understatment. We (and when I say we I mean I) dropped the dog off at the vet on Tuesday on my way to Saskatoon to get her spayed. I arrived back there on Wednesday expecting to take her home to be told that she had a massive heart attack on the table. It took them 5 minutes and the use of an epinefrin injection to get her back. When I saw her Wednesday, she was blind. It was heartbreaking. As of today, we think she is almost 100% back to normal, with the exception of her hearing. We know her hearing has been impaired, but we are still trying to figure out the severity of it.

The weather here in town has been beautiful. The temperature averages +10 everyday. With this drastic of a temperature change, comes mud. LOTS of mud. Our snow is melting so fast everything is muddy. I had to take the boys out today and take a few more pictures on the lake before it becomes unsafe. People here tell me that it is still safe for at least a few more weeks yet. No thank you!

And of course, the mandatory updated pictures. This made me laugh. This is at the beginning of the ice road.
Colby said he was going to "jump in the water" (this is the edge of the dock)
"Swimming", Northern style.
Of course, it quickly turned to wrestling. They are getting so big!
And bad!

Seriously, would you feel safe driving on THIS ice road?? People here still are. Not me!

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Scott Alexander Power

My newest nephew! He arrived safely last night at 9:15PM, weighing in at 8lbs, 10oz. I'm soo happy for BJ, Kelly and new big brother Alan!