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Mommy goes to the naughty chair

Setting: Faith was eating lunch at the table and De-Ann (Mommy) was doing dishes in the kitchen.

Faith: “Mommy come sit down.”

De-Ann: “Mommy is doing dishes.”

Faith: “Mommy come sit down.”

De-Ann: “Mommy is busy doing the dishes.”

Faith: “1…2….3. Mommy go to naughty chair.”

A little background…when Faith doesn’t listen or do as we say, we do the 1, 2, 3 count. If we get to 3 she gets put on the naughty chair. Faith usually waits for 2 before she listens or does as we say.

June 25, 2011 at 8:57 PM Leave a comment


The following are some of my favourite sayings my daughter Faith has said in the past and most recently:

Referring to Walmart as “Wal-mitt.”

Getting excited as she sees the McDonald’s “M” and saying “Donalds.” Then she screams “chicken and french fries!” Funny thing is she won’t eat chicken anymore. She now eats her own hamburger.

Took her socks off and said “they need a bath” then later that night I found them in the washing machine.

Everything she sees, she refers to as “my….” like “my truck, my bus, my Mommy, my Daddy, my Peekaboo…”

Speaking about a DVD and she calls it DBD. And of course she says”my DBD, Daddy.”

The newest word in Faith’s vocabulary is “tend.” She has learned to “pretend” about many things including eating everything in sight.

Her favourite treat “chalk-o-lat” referring to chocolate from Easter.

Each morning before we leave Faith yells down to the crew working on our basement “bye bye boys!”

Faith started calling us by the names we call each other. De-Ann would call me “Andrew” so Faith say “Androo.” And then I call De-Ann “Sweetie” so Faith has been calling at the top of the stairs “Sweetie” when trying to get De-Ann’s attention.

Faith loves to sing. She sings ABCD and then mixes it with Twinkle Little Star and then finishes off the medley with Itsy Bitsy Spider!

We were dropping off De-Ann’s Mom to the Island Airport. Faith asked were Mema (De-Ann’s Mom) was going. We told her the airport. Faith said “to the airport to go on the slide?” We said “no baby. Mema is going to the airport to go home.” Faith said “to the airport when the planes go on the slide.” We couldn’t convince her that the airport was not where the slide was.

Referring to the train she says “bye bye choo choo!”

“Brush my teeth Daddy.” She loves to brush her teeth. It is a great way to get her to go to bed.

“Daddy, I have a bellybutton” and then she points to mine and says “Daddy’s bellybutton.”

Saying “bless you, Daddy” after I sneeze or cough.

Whenever I put my head down out of frustration Faith says “Daddy is crying. Daddy are you crying?”

Faith started hiccuping & announced “Daddy, I have burps.” I explained to her they were really hiccups & she laughed after hearing me say it.

She refers to our new house as the “new house” no matter if we have lived there a few weeks to now, 5 months. Even when I say “home” Faith says “no Daddy, the new house.”

Driving Faith to daycare and she says “Mommy going to work, Faith going to Peekaboo and Daddy going to church.” Faith already knows where we all go each day.

Referring to one of her teachers at daycare as “Monic-ca-ca.” Her real name is Monica.

Faith is sitting at the kitchen table eating her snack & all a sudden proclaims “oh goodness.” We both smiled.

This morning was one of those rare moments where De-Ann left before Faith was up. So Faith asked me “where’s Mommy?” I told her, “Mommy was a work.” So Faith proceeded to sing a song: “Mommy’s at work, Mommy’s at work” and on and on and on! She’s so musical!

We pulled into the mall parking lot and Faith screamed ” shopping!!!” De-Ann said ” she’s a girl after my own her.”

Some of my not so-favourite sayings: “NO!” and “I don’t like it!”

June 24, 2011 at 10:13 PM Leave a comment

Day 48-57 of the reno

So here we are on week 12 of our basement reno and it is starting to look like what we have always wanted. Check out the pictures below. You will see how much has been accomplished in the last 2 weeks. You will see the bathroom floor is completed, all walls are painted (first coat) and the window has been put in. Also most of the doors, baseboard trim and the cork flooring have been purchased. Just waiting to have them all installed. We are probably weeks away from being completed…finally!

Pictures 1, 8-9: the family room has it’s first coat of paint and all the potlights are in. Picture 2: the bathroom floor tiles are laid (look closely you can see the new toilet). Picture 3: the cold storage and electrical box are ready for doors. Pictures 4, 10-11: the hallway is all but done, potlights still to be installed. Picture 5: the wall at the bottom of the stairs is finally drywalled and ready for sanding. Pictures 6-7: the bedroom window is installed and drywall is mudded, also ready for sanding.

June 24, 2011 at 9:21 PM Leave a comment

Day 43-47 of the reno

This week was a week of priming. All of the walls and ceilings are now primed and ready for paint. The crew also put in the heated coil for the bathroom floor which had to set in 24 hours, then they laid the floor over the heat coil, also needed to set for 24 hours. Next is the floor tiles, also need to set for 24 hours, then the groat, also another 24 hours. Lots of 24 hours, eh?!

The window has finally arrived. It should be put in by mid-week. Things are starting to come together. But it is still slow. As you can see I didn’t take any pictures because you can’t tell the difference by looking at the pictures, all the walls and ceilings are white and the bathroom floor looks like the original but darker. Sorry, I will take some when the basement starts to look different.

Oh ya, they also filled in the backs of the stairs today.

June 10, 2011 at 10:47 PM Leave a comment

Day 38-42 of the reno

As I write this post the crew are taking a break from our reno because my Mother-in-law is down to visit and we didn’t want her to be disturbed by all the noise and drywall dust that seems to have taken over our house!

So this post is from last week along with pictures that look like the basement is almost done, except for painting, doors and the flooring. But looks are deceiving, there is much to be done. Much more than we every expected. So last week we started week 11. When you look at the days above 42 days doesn’t make 11 weeks, but the crew have been in our home for 11 weeks, that isn’t incluidng weekend, long weekend Monday’s and many Friday’s they missed. But all in all they are working hard to complete our “little” basement project.

See below all the pictures to show all they have completed so far. Take note they are already priming the family room walls. Yeah! Also the crew did a fantastic job of cleaning up all the mess that has accumulated in the basement. So much so that there are 10 bags of garbage outside our house waiting to go to the dump. Still lots of dust to be vaccumed up though. Can’t wait for this to be done. That will be the day! haahaa.

Pictures 1, 5-10: most of the family room it is primed and ready for colour. Pictures 2-4, 12-14: the bathroom is all primed and the shower has all the walls and the “box” (see pics 13-14) for the shampoo installed along with the base for the shower. All ready for the shower tiles for the surround and the base. Picture 11: the hallway is also ready for prime and colour.

June 7, 2011 at 2:59 PM Leave a comment

20 years from now…

I found this great quote from Mark Twain that I just had to share with you. It is one of my philosophies of life. Enjoy!

June 7, 2011 at 11:23 AM Leave a comment

Forgiveness of a child

Even when you get upset with your child, at least with Faith, she always hugs me to say “that’s okay Daddy.”

I think sometimes I need to have that kind of forgiveness. The kind that doesn’t hold a grudge, doesn’t remember wrongs or brings them up when I do or say the same thing again. The forgiveness of my little daughter is so precious and sincere. I wish I could show that kind of forgiveness. I’m so thankful I have a little girl to remind me how to truly forgive.

But the forgiveness that is the ultimate is the forgiveness God bestowed upon us all when he sent his only Son to die in our place, rise again all to forgive us of our sins. That’s unconditional forgiveness. Thank you God!

However I’m very thankful for a practical example of forgiveness from my little 2 year old daughter. I truly feel forgiven when she gives me a big hug.

Thanks Faith for always forgiving Daddy when he was in the wrong!

June 2, 2011 at 11:18 PM Leave a comment

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