Christmas 2015 lists!

Must be Christmas time!

Christmas lists:

Nicholas

 

Alexandra

 

 

Christmas 2014 Lists!

Alexandra’s X-mas list

-Sands Alive, kinetic sand, play sand type kit with sandbox and molds

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/kids/toys/sands-alive-play-and-go/010984230164-item.html?ref=item_page%3arichrel%3arr-carousel-small%3ajson1&langtype=4105

-My little ponies that light up/talk (I think the black one is purchased)

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=22971916

http://www.toysrus.com/buy/her-universe/my-little-pony-nightmare-moon-a5100-20324126

She also really liked these put together ones.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=32802106&cp=2255956.2273442.11156561.11341244.10882029.3426452&parentPage=family

-These kinds of craft kits

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/kids/toys/make-your-own-mermaid-doll/812081021948-item.html?ref=item_page%3arichrel%3arr-carousel-small%3ajson1&langtype=4105

-Easel kit, saw them at Chapters,

http://kidseasel.cheappricem.ga/ALEX-Toys—Artist-Studio,-Ultimate-Easel-Accessories-Painting-Kit,-21E/B00J0U6RQM/

-Clothes size 5

-Loves crafts, drawing, sticker type books for stocking stuffers, she does still have quite a few.

-Still loves Hello kitty and BATMAN!

-Loves the Pinkalicious books

-Still Loves Lego

-Is really getting into jigsaw puzzles, please get the more advanced kids one 100 pieces are a fair challenge for her, but please under 250.

 

Nicholas’ List

-Clothes size 6

-Skylanders Trap Team Figures

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=45633866 

http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp?productId=50132456

-He has outgrown his bike

-He keeps asking for a skateboard, please get elbow & knee pads too

-He is a Lego Fiend!

-He is starting to get into science type experiments and kits

-He Loves The Legend of Chima books, he has the first 2 or 3

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/lego-legends-of-chima-fire/9780545695268-item.html?ikwid=chima&ikwsec=Books&ikwidx=14

-He loves SPIDERMAN!

-He really likes Minecraft, the plush spider etc, would be a good stuffer for his stockings.

Jenn’s List

-Memory express gift cards

-New gaming mouse

-Silver Forks & spoon Jewlery (Bracelets, earrings, necklaces)

-The Hobbit Blu-Ray (the unexpected journey)

-Harney & Sons Teas

-Chapters gift cards

-New spatulas, This style with the core in the middle

https://11main.com/kitchenkrafts/switchitstrade-dual-ended-all-purpose-spatula/p/2210069?ref=DF4rcI_udU6GfakKSQwtHg&kpid=2210069&cid=cse_gg_home-&-outdoor__[pla]-(ho)_54280971275&utm_source=gg&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=_&utm_content=11_main&utm_campaign=[pla]-(ho)&ref=DF4rcI_udU6GfakKSQwtHg&kpid=2210069

-UniKitty

http://shop.lego.com/en-US/THE-LEGO-MOVIE-Unikitty-Key-Light-5002916

 

Colin’s List

-Memory Express gift cards

-Spaceship! Spaceship! Spaceship! http://shop.lego.com/en-US/Benny-s-Spaceship-Spaceship-SPACESHIP-70816

– Battery Backup http://www.costco.com/APC-1080VA-Power-Saving-Back-UPS-with-8-Outlets.product.100123292.html

 – The Martian http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/the-martian-a-novel/9780553418026-item.html?ikwid=the+martian&ikwsec=Home&ikwidx=0

Christmas lists!

X-mas list for Jenn.

  • Ice Skates/gift card
  • City of Calgary Recreational passes
  • Utensil Jewelry – Thumb ring size 7.5ish. Bracelets etc.
  • Pandora charm necklace/beads
  • Computer Head set
  • Computer mouse
  • Memory Express gift card
  • Mac make-up gift cards
  • BAWLS
  • Think Geek Star trek medic hoodie.

 

X-mas for Colin

 

X-mas for Nicholas

  • Clothes size 5/6
  • Lego
  • Skylander figures
  • Soccer ball
  • City of Calgary Recreational passes

 

X-mas for Alexandra

  • Clothes size 4/5
  • Jammies size 4/5
  • Lego
  • Hello Kitty
  • Ariel/mermaids/barbies
  • Princess Dress up /crowns etc.
  • BatMan! Batman
  • City of Calgary Recreational passes

iPhone Contract

Saving this for when we need it. 😉

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To My 13-Year-Old, An iPhone Contract From Your Mom, With Love

Dear Gregory,

Merry Christmas! You are now the proud owner of an iPhone. Hot Damn! You are a good and responsible 13-year-old boy and you deserve this gift. But with the acceptance of this present comes rules and regulations. Please read through the following contract. I hope that you understand it is my job to raise you into a well rounded, healthy young man that can function in the world and coexist with technology, not be ruled by it. Failure to comply with the following list will result in termination of your iPhone ownership.

I love you madly and look forward to sharing several million text messages with you in the days to come.

1. It is my phone. I bought it. I pay for it. I am loaning it to you. Aren’t I the greatest?

2. I will always know the password.

3. If it rings, answer it. It is a phone. Say hello, use your manners. Do not ever ignore a phone call if the screen reads “Mom” or “Dad.” Not ever.

4. Hand the phone to one of your parents promptly at 7:30 p.m. every school night and every weekend night at 9:00 p.m. It will be shut off for the night and turned on again at 7:30 a.m. If you would not make a call to someone’s land line, wherein their parents may answer first, then do not call or text. Listen to those instincts and respect other families like we would like to be respected.

5. It does not go to school with you. Have a conversation with the people you text in person. It’s a life skill. *Half days, field trips and after school activities will require special consideration.

6. If it falls into the toilet, smashes on the ground, or vanishes into thin air, you are responsible for the replacement costs or repairs. Mow a lawn, babysit, stash some birthday money. It will happen, you should be prepared.

7. Do not use this technology to lie, fool, or deceive another human being. Do not involve yourself in conversations that are hurtful to others. Be a good friend first or stay the hell out of the crossfire.

8. Do not text, email, or say anything through this device you would not say in person.

9. Do not text, email, or say anything to someone that you would not say out loud with their parents in the room. Censor yourself.

10. No porn. Search the web for information you would openly share with me. If you have a question about anything, ask a person — preferably me or your father.

11. Turn it off, silence it, put it away in public. Especially in a restaurant, at the movies, or while speaking with another human being. You are not a rude person; do not allow the iPhone to change that.

12. Do not send or receive pictures of your private parts or anyone else’s private parts. Don’t laugh. Someday you will be tempted to do this despite your high intelligence. It is risky and could ruin your teenage/college/adult life. It is always a bad idea. Cyberspace is vast and more powerful than you. And it is hard to make anything of this magnitude disappear — including a bad reputation.

13. Don’t take a zillion pictures and videos. There is no need to document everything. Live your experiences. They will be stored in your memory for eternity.

14. Leave your phone home sometimes and feel safe and secure in that decision. It is not alive or an extension of you. Learn to live without it. Be bigger and more powerful than FOMO (fear of missing out).

15. Download music that is new or classic or different than the millions of your peers that listen to the same exact stuff. Your generation has access to music like never before in history. Take advantage of that gift. Expand your horizons.

16. Play a game with words or puzzles or brain teasers every now and then.

17. Keep your eyes up. See the world happening around you. Stare out a window. Listen to the birds. Take a walk. Talk to a stranger. Wonder without googling.

18. You will mess up. I will take away your phone. We will sit down and talk about it. We will start over again. You and I, we are always learning. I am on your team. We are in this together.

It is my hope that you can agree to these terms. Most of the lessons listed here do not just apply to the iPhone, but to life. You are growing up in a fast and ever changing world. It is exciting and enticing. Keep it simple every chance you get. Trust your powerful mind and giant heart above any machine. I love you. I hope you enjoy your awesome new iPhone.

xoxoxo,
Mom

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janell-burley-hofmann/iphone-contract-from-your-mom_b_2372493.html

Christmas list for ME!

Bluetooth visor clip on thingy for the car! Like this one:
http://www.bestbuy.ca/en-CA/product/jabra-jabra-journey-bluetooth-speakerphone-100-47300000-20/10210173.aspx?path=12c7238957c6a92b51cd9f9b86326b9ben02

Car charger for my phone (2 amps!) something like this one:
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX38380

A decent sized toolbox would be nice as well. Something like this:
http://www.lowes.ca/tool-boxes/kobalt-23-black-steel-tool-box_g1185188.html?isku=8755317&linkloc=cataLogProductItemsImage

Blu-ray player for my computer!
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX32690

Or even an external blu-ray reader like this one to hook up to our media player:
http://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX35986

Sh!ts about to get real Healthy!

So after many years of feeling icky, I might finally have an answer. If this is the answer I’ve been looking for (Wheat/Gluten allergy), then changing my diet will make me feel better and stop the ick and the excuses. I’m going to be chancing my diet, my lifestyle and hopefully my health.

So, Why do you need to know this? (it’s okay I can hear your thoughts)

Because, I know we’ve all have had similar thoughts, and all have talked about being healthier. So, lets team up!
Lets be each others support system, walking partner and accountability.

The number geeks have shown that people tend to get healthier when they do it with others. So I am on Myfitnesspal.com and I am going to start using that more regularly, I’m going to do measurements and pictures (/shudder) and see if I can stay focused, and feel better.

I’m going to drink ALL the waters! Do ALL the exercise! Eat ALL the Fibers! and take ALL the Vitamins!

Will you join me?
Psst…..(I need help too)

Lets not wait for new years, or next year. We can do this together!

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Getting a Jump on Christmas

I just went through all the kids rooms, and had a look at clothes and toys. Here’s what I found.

Alexandra
Needs all clothes size 3. Pants, shirts, jammies, etc.
Needs new little girl books.
Needs Shoes size 8.
Hair accessories
Loves barbies.
Loves Hello Kitty.
Has a Leap pad explorer tablet game system.

Nicholas
Please, no hot wheels.
Clothes size 4
Shoes size 9
Loves Lego (small sets please)
would adore a Lego watch
Discovery hut sells these

Has a Leap pad explorer tablet game system.