Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New Years Company 2013!

Ruby's first ski trip! ... Met my sister and her brood at the top of Mount Washington on  December 27th! Such fun! I though I would have more time with my nieces and nephews but they were all in private lessons and lunch is included. So Ruby and I tried her hand at skiing. She was a bit gun shy as she always is trying new things.... Eli was with my sister in the ski lodge and I in my gum boots with double wool socks on, sweating in the wonderful winter sun helped Ruby 'make a pizza!' with her skiis. By the end of the first two runs my back was killing me, but she appeared to be having fun!... Although the fun sort of started half way down the slope ~ when she realized she'd soon again be riding the 'magic carpet.' ... A large moving sidewalk covered in plexiglass that takes you back to the top of the hill.
We had a great time! I wish we could get back up there so Nick and I can ski and/or we take the kids sledding!

I think it was the 29th that our good friends the Nelson's came up to ring in the New Year with us... last year we were at their house but we ended up leaving early at 10 pm, because Nick and I were SOOOO sick! ... This year was our turn to host but the 4 of us barely made it to midnight as it was! Gosh I feel OLD! Kids and the dogs had a blast! We went swimming, I took down Christmas, we ate bacon wrapped pork tenderloin that Brian made us! It was relaxing and fun!

A 'girls' trip to Costco and we picked up some the necessary stuff to make 'fondue' for New Years Eve dinner. Kids didn't eat a bite, Brian ran out for chocolate and we stuffed ourselves stupid. By 9pm my stomach was starting to rebel! TOO much food! Too much cheese, chocolate and random delicious overindulgence! So we watched, "Zack and Miri Make a Porno" staring Seth Rogen and Elizabeth Shue. Despite the name it is a funny movie.

Nelsons had to go home but it was AWESOME as always to see them!

Nick was off to work but my younger sister Chantelle and her hubby and my wee niece Evie arrived on the 4th! Again we just took it easy, it was awesome to see Evie walking about and trying to keep up with my two! ... At one point mine were running circles around the kitchen and Evie was desperate to be involved ~ but NOT get run over... so as they came to circle her she sat down! Then she'd get up just as they were heading up behind her again!!! Had us in stitches!

Poor Ruby got the croup, tis the third time she's had it. Had to take her to Emergency but the Doctor said he'd seen it 5 times already that night shift. So we came home at 7 am with a sick baby girl. I was hoping my niece hadn't picked it up ~ and to my knowledge she didn't. ... But the 4 Brady's sure had a go with it! It's caused by the 'Paro ~ Influenza Virus'.... Nick left for a week in Victoria the week Eli and I came down with it. I WASN'T impressed. I LITERALLY spent an entire week in my house, sick, with two sick little kids for 5 nights and 5 days in our pj's... and me NOTsleeping!

The night time was AWFUL, they tag teamed me, one up and one down. The other up and so on. And of course during the day I couldn't for the life of me get them to nap at the same time so I was UP. We survived ~ but just barely!

The holidays slowed me down. We ate too much, drank to much, got sick and my waistline expanded. Ug. Oh well, Back to the grindstone! Back on the bike, taking kids here there and everywhere. Have a plan for some new low cal recipes and some exercise videos. We shall see what happens... wish me luck!
I swear she actually enjoyed herself!

New Year's 

Ruby and her back up singers

What's a concert without a srteaker?

Mini count down with the kids

Playing drums with cousin Evie!

Croup....I put them together hoping to get some didn't work

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