Wednesday, January 27

Body Guard

If ever you feel the urge to call this cute little guy.....

ANY nickname- be sure to pass it by this little girl first...

Or experience the Ruby Wrath...

Just for your convenience I am including a list of names that have been tried and rejected:
My Guy
Angry Bones
Happy Bones

She has also rejected the following for herself:
Sweet Girlo
little girlo

So just to be safe I assume you would not be allowed to call Myers any of the above names either....

On a side note- we are on the prowl for a hunny bunny baby... Anyone seen them around?
Ainsley has one and Ruby likes it ALOT.
Direct quote..."Ainsley has a hunny bunny baby and I wish that I could have one of my very own."
How could I say no to that?
Plus it seems like fair payment for her work as Myers' personal Body guard.... doesn't it?

She really does love him....

Sunday, January 24

Puffy Pants

Justin's Remedy for wet pants:
One Child who spills a whole glass of water on them in the Ikea restaurant
A whole wad of paper towels
An awesome dad

Stuff paper towels into child's pant leg until they stay.
The number of paper towels will vary depending on the stretchiness of pants (unfortunately in this case her pants were REALLY STRETCHY)

To Remove:
Let child run around Ikea until all paper towels or napkins miraculously disappear....

-if I wasn't so distracted with being at ikea for the second time in two days and really wanting to leave I would have taken a picture- but take it from me- she had some major puffy pants.... they were awesome... and her pants did dry...

Can I Speak To Your Manager?

We have been to Ikea 2 days in a row.
I know it kind of seems exciting- who doesn't love ikea?
It has great stuff- and I love it as much as the next person.
Until we had to go their twice in 2 days.
Its an hour away and we have 2 kids now- that makes everything 22 times harder.
Especially when they are stuck in a van.
So the issue was this:
We bought a crib mattress from the as-is.
The outside cover was just a little dirty and the rest was as good as new.
We got our mattress- and the plethora of other things we bought- packed everyone like sardines in the van and headed home.
We took the cover off the mattress put it in the washer and brought the mattress upstairs for safe keeping.
As Justin is putting the mattress in the crib all I hear from downstairs is- 'The mattress doesn't fit- its about a foot too long'
Yeah right- I don't believe you.
Thanks is what I yelled back up the stairs
Turns out he wasn't lying

Now the issue is that it was as-is and as-is is NOT returnable.
We thought we had an exception though because it was labeled wrong and therefore not our fault.
The only way to fix this situation was to call ikea. It was 10pm and we were tired. We had spent 2 hours driving and 6 hours in ikea so we decided to wait until the morning.

Justin made the phone call.
All he wanted to know was that they would take it back- just so we didn't have to make that drive if there was no point.
The operator was the LEAST helpful person EVER.
Here is how the conversation went:
Justin (J)- ~explains situation~
Operator (O)- 'I can't tell you, you will have to go into the store'
J- Can you put me through to the store so I can talk to them (it was just a call center that you have to call)
O- No I have no way of contacting the store
J- Can I speak to a manager please
O- You will have to go into the store
J- I want to make sure they will take it back before I make that drive
O- you will have to go into the store
J- Can I speak to a manager?
O- What is this regarding
J- What we were just talking about
O- You will have to go into the store
J- Can I speak with a manager?
O- What is it regarding?
J- What we just talked about\
O- you will have to go into the store
J- Are you saying I can't talk to a manager?
(Now is the climax)
O- Are you saying that I am saying that you can't talk to a manager?
(Really- did she really say that??)
J- laughs- please can I talk to a manager
O- what is this regarding?
Finally Justin was able to get through to her- and it seemed that he was going to get to talk to a manger until- the operator came back on
O- I just talked to the manager and she said that you will have to go into the store.
J- Can I talk to her please?
O- what is this regarding...
Finally after a few more minutes we were able to get through to the manager and all was figured out- she was able to contact the store and we were able to return our mattress and get one that actually fit.
But seriously can you believe it???

Thursday, January 21


We are back in Waterloo after a long Alberta break...
It was really nice to be with family and relax- and not have to pay pst...
I really dislike pst...
We are glad to be back and settle down at home now with our new baby- MYERS....
I can`t believe that we are a family of 4 now!
Ruby is doing great with Myers- she is very protective and loving.
We really love him- he is awesome!
He came after 13 hours from start of induction to end...
He weighed in at a whopping 10pounds 11ounces and is seriously super cute!
Justin and I are getting used to having a baby that keeps us up at night- but he is so cute it is worth every waking moment. I know a little bit cheesy- but somehow true.
I feel great! A little tired but great!
I am so grateful for my parents and all they did before and after Myers was born. They were a huge help with Ruby and Myers and we were definitely pampered... thank you- we love you!!
And for more pampering Lori is here in Waterloo with us making up a freezer meal storm! We are very grateful to her as well- we love you!!!
We are enjoying our new baby and adjusting to being a 4 person family- so far it has been wonderful and we are very grateful for our new addition...
More updates to come!
Oh and on a side note- did anyone see Celebrity Jeopardy today?- Pat Sajak was on- just an interesting side note... Wheel of Fortune meets Jeopardy for a show down- and Pat kicked some serious butt... Kim I know you saw it....

Friday, January 15

Round 2 of the post-from-phone attempts

Hello again, I bet you didn't expect to be hearing from me again so
soon! Well, I'm full of nerdy surprises. As you may have noticed,
the image didn't work on my last post. I was chagrined, but not
defeated. Here goes round 2... and to make it even more interesting,
I'll try posting MULTIPLE pictures at the SAME TIME!!! Well, here
goes. See you all on the flip-side! Snelldog out!

Testing a blog post from my phone

Here we go! This is Justin, by the way, making an unauthorised post on Cheryl's beloved blog. I'm testing an app from my phone to see if I can make a post and add a picture. So we'll see if this works! It was nice chatting with you all. Have a great day.

Sunday, January 10


"I meant what I said and I said what I meant- A pregnant woman is faithful one hundred percent" (horton hatches the egg)
Unless of course they are 8 days overdue and are on a time schedule....
Yes I know what I said- 'I DO NOT WANT TO BE INDUCED> I would rather have the baby after Justin has left than be induced.' I believe those are my exact words.
Well stop judging me.....
I am being induced.
I still don't WANT to be induced but---
I changed my mind- and if you were in my situation you would too- right???

The induction is set to happen tomorrow... and if all goes well we will be holding a 6 pound baby in our arms an hour after induction.
If all goes not as planned we will be holding a 16 pound monster in our arms after 24+ hours of labor.
I am guessing it will be somewhere in the middle- if we are lucky... If you could see what I look like a 16 pound baby doesn't seem too far off.....

We are excited to be adding to our family- and I am confident that all will go well. I will let you know what we have as soon as I feel up to it.

.... Truth be told- I was really looking forward to having the New Years baby.... too bad...

Sunday, January 3


If I don't by some miracle go into labor today I will be considered overdue.
Yes- today is my due date.
I wish I could say that NONI (as Ruby lovingly calls the baby) has made his/her presence known in this world but alas I cannot.
The only good news is that for the last 3 days I have been having consistent tightenings- every 20 mins- nothing painful- I know it seems weird to want pain- BUT I DO!
BRING IT ON- and soon....
Maybe today.....


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