A Van Awesome Journey

Hi thanks for finding my blog! I am a wife of an awesome husband and proud mother to two amazing boys. I just quit my job to stay at home with our children and now have all the time in the world to play play play!!! Play with my children and play some games of my own...hence this blog. I entered a contest to be part of an Adventure Race something I have never done before. So I am required to blog weekly on my journey...so here goes..thanks for sharing it with me :).................So what has started out as a blog for reasons mentioned above has now continued into an on going journey that I have been asked to continue to share...and you with me! So thanks for coming along for the ride :)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Puddles, Pee & Pancakes

So with trying to get over being sick with a cold and strep AGAIN for the second time in three weeks I've been itching to get active again. I realize that I can't just step back into my old routine but need to work my way back up....so I just wanted to go for a nice long brisk walk.

It rained for most of the day on Mon, but after I picked up my oldest from school the weather was starting to clear up. By the time we got home the sun was even coming out! So I sat both the boys down (3 1/2ys & 22mths) and explained to them that mommy REALLY needed to go for a walk and that I was going to put them in the big jogging stroller and put a nice warm blanket on them and that Nicholas could bring his blankie and Owen could bring his soother. I asked them to just sit and have fun in the stroller, enjoy all the things they saw around them and to NOT fight with each other PLEASE!!!

So I packed them up and off I went! I was so excited to get out and moving in the nice air and in the sun. The boys were perfect and got along great and I praised them every 10min for it and thanked them too.

I took the route: South down Burloak, west along Lakeshore then North up Hampton Heath. As I was coming back up I saw that my oldest had fallen asleep and had his head on the 22mths old shoulder and that was how they were sitting...awwwww SO sweet :)

As I was crossing New St and 15 min from my house, the sun disappeared and it started to rain...hard...and cold! Now the kido's were ok cause I just closed the cover on the jogger....but I was getting soaked, to the bone!....so I started to run a bit but couldn't do it for long. As I was walking as fast as I could and had cold drops of rain dripping of my nose and down my back I thought, " This can't be good for my sickness recovery!"

We made it to the house and I went right into the garage. As I was trying to wake up Nicholas I got a whiff of pee....what the..... then it dawned on me. He had peed himself while sleeping and there was a big puddle of pee at the bottom of the stroller...great!...and he didn't want to get out of the jogger but just stay there and sleep. So I picked him up kicking and screaming, brought him in the house stripped him down naked (cause EVERYTHING was soaked in pee) and layed him down on the front chair, threw the blanket over him and rushed out to see what the 22mth was doing cause he wasn't answering my calls to come in the house. I was relieved to see he was just squatting by the drain pipe watching the water come out. As I scooped him up and said it's time to go inside he showed his dislike for this by taking his soother and throwing it......right into the puddle of pee in the jogger.......AAAWESOME!!!!

So after cleaning the pee puddle, spraying down the rest of the jogger, changing into dry clothes and dressing Nicholas....we sat down to a nice warm dinner of apple, flax seed pancakes............

I just wanted to go for a walk....



  1. Oh no!! you poor thing! I'm available on weekends for runs/bike rides etc if you are looking for company. :-)

    I hope you feel all better soon, being sick sucks and you have been sick for a while now.

  2. Sounds like you had an hectic day; feel better soon.