October 2008

Nicholas has had a very busy and exciting month of october.
 
Siobhan started putting up Halloween decorations around the house early in the month and we weren’t sure how Nicholas was going to react. The first time he came home from Daycare after most of the decorations were up he was asking questions like, “Are they happy pumpkins?” “Are they Smiling?” He was defintly unsure if he liked these new things. But with our reassurance he was fine and reallly started to love the idea of decorating and having spooky smiling decorations out!
 
Nicholas and his big Skull! 
 
We went to St. John’s for Thankgiving (a tradition we are hoping to continue for the years to come). His Godmom just got a Chocolate Lab puppy named Boone. This was their first time meeting, and Nicholas was scared to death. He cried at first and didn’t want the cute little fellow around. But once he got use to him he was ok. When Boone used to come around, Nicholas would curl up in a ball and say, “He’s kissing me, He’s kissing me,” and we would have to rescue him from all the kisses boone was giving. By the end of it he loved Boone and loved giving him his treats and wanted to be with him while he slept.
 
The day before Thanksgiving we went to Lester’s Farm. We visited the animals, ran through the corn maze, picked out our pumpkins and had a great day. Thanks again Godmom and Steve for letting us come visit.
 
Nicholas and the Pumpkins! 
 
Our most interesting experience of the trip to St. John’s was having Nicholas wake up one morning complaining about his ear. After a few minutes of trying to figure out what was wrong he proclaimed, “I got it” in a somewhat somber tone. When we turned on the light he had an earwig on his finger! Twenty minutes later we were at the Janeway and the doctor checked him out. There was a leg left in there, but nothing to worry about. 
 
Little bug 
 
About a week ago Nicholas came down with this really nasty cold. We took him to see the nusrse but she said that he was being a trooper and that she didn’t want him to take any antibiotic, just keep doing what we were doing to help him feel better.
 
We carved our pumpkins and Nicholas choose the simplest one for his pumpkin. I choose the pirate’s skull and Siobhan did the Hershey Kiss one. It was fun. Nicholas wouldn’t touch the pumpkin guts but loving trying to help carve them up. 
 
Helping carve the pumpkins. 
 
Pumpkins! 
 
Yesterday was his first Daycare party. Nicholas was really excited to put on his GREEN SKELETON costume and Siobhan put on her Tweety costume and off we went.
Tonight is trick or treating and hopefully he will enjoy it. He seems to understand what it is all about and he knows that we have to knock on people’s doors and say Trick or Treat to get candies. Hopefully he will last and not get contrary or tired. Time will tell. 
 
Daycare party. 
 
  
Happy Halloween
Trick or Treat.

SystemCare/WorldTech Systems Part 4

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WorldTech (SystemCare) called again. I missed the beginning of the conversation but as usual they don’t take to well to being turned down for a sale.

There’s not too much to be said about this call, worth a listen, almost word for word the same as previous calls. I confused the poor guy when I try and explain the glossy lcds available on most new laptops, and then he really can’t take no for an answer. Hopefully the next time I will be on my toes and ready for the call!Rene

Targa Newfoundland

A few weeks ago Nicholas and I went to Gander for a night. The main purpose of our trip was to catch some of the Targa Newfounfland action.We got to Gander just in time to see the cars racing through the streets. We found a great spot to park so we could stay in the truck and see over the heads of the other spectators while we stayed nice and warm in the truck. Nicholas loved it, every car he saw he would ask, “Is that a Ford?” or “Is that a Corvette?” He loved it. After we were done with the racing we went to the Arena and checked out the car show. The little man loved it all. We took his picture with a bunch of car and he made sure to examine a bunch of them very carefully.  

Nicholas posing with a Lotus Exige  

Hopefully next year’s Targa will be just as much fun for us! 

Jeddore Baby Number 2!

We had a trip to Grand Falls-Windsor yesterday to take care of some business and to have our first ultrasound of our second child. The little one is due sometime in February and it was nice to finally get to see him or her. This time around we wanted to find out what we were having, but the hospital’s policy is to not disclose the sex of the baby.
 
Jeddore Baby Ultrasound 2008

Hopefully when we go for our second ultrasound in a few months I’ll be able to catch a glimpse and maybe see if it is a boy or a girl. 

Rene 

Mommy’s gone away for the night!

This evening Nicholas and I had our Supper, a nice Prime Rib steak with some corn and a bread bun. After that we packed up our fishing rods and took the leftover corn and went fishing. A real man’s night!

We got to the little brook and Nicholas’ first interest was throwing rocks into the brook… undoubtedly the reason we never caught any fish. It wasn’t long after that he started watching his Dad fish and he grabbed up his rod and started “fishing”. We spent about fifteen minutes fishing together. I gave him some tips on how to cast his lure (with no hook) and then to reel it in. If there was a hook he would have lost it for sure with his slow reeling technique.

After this little bit of an adventure we went to hunt for a nearby Geocache. We found it without much problem (I was the one who hid it afterall) and we went through the contents. Nicholas was mainly interested in a pencil. I checked the logs to see who had signed it and then closed it all back up and we went on our way. Looks like I’ve got a real little buddy there!

Rene

I’m a married man!

What a wonderful day we had. This past Saturday, August 2nd, 2008, on the eleventh Anniversary of the beginning of our relationship Siobhan Keeping and I were married!

We had a pretty busy time leading up to the wedding but the wonderful people at Gros Morne Resort as well as Sister Margaret McLaughlin at “Our Lady of the Coast” Church made everything work out perfectly. The Resort was perfect and catered to our every need. The food was delicious at the wedding and at the Resort’s in-house restaurant. The rooms were great and the prices were wonderful. Nothing expensive, but everything seemed like it should have been.

Siobhan made a beautiful bride and Nicholas helped her father walk her up the Aisle. I managed to hold my composure for most of it, even though I probably sounded like a squeaky mouse while saying my vows.

We would like to thank everyone who helped to make our special day so much more special. I spent a wonderful three hours with my Grandfather the morning of the wedding while driving to and from Deer Lake to get the flowers and cake. What a great wedding gift that was! We would also like to thank everyone for the wonderful gifts we received.

John Nick Jeddore did our photos and I will be sure to post some as soon as he gets them together for us.

René and Siobhan Jeddre

The camper is sold

Our camper is sold. After two years of ownership ( the longest we’ve had any camper!) we finally sold this machine. We really didn’t have the time to use it, I hated hauling it (31 feet long from end to end) and I was sick of paying for a lawn ornament. One day we’ll have another camper, but it will be much smaller and lighter.

Final delivery of the camper

I had a fun time dropping it off. I picked up the new owner and we headed to the location where he wanted to park it. He started to guide me in the little road and I kept asking if she was going to make the turn. He kept telling me to come on. I watched the camper in my mirrors as it tilted more and more. I kept asking and he kept telling me to come on. Then she stopped. The truck couldn’t move her forward or back. He told me that he figured she would have made the turn but the two passenger side wheels ended up just in the ditch and the front and rear levelling jacks dug into the ground too far. Luckily he had a Bobcat front end loader down the road and was able to use it to lift the rear of the camper while I slowly moved forward. Some minor damage occured, but nothing serious. The jacks were bent back a little and his Bobcat damaged the diamond plate cover on the rear bumper.

On a side note, I sent this picture to my brother without any explanation and he thought the worst had happened. After he wrote me I looked at the picture and realized that it does look much worse then it was.

Rene

SystemCare/WorldTech Systems Part 3

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The guys at SystemCare must have gotten tired of having their name dragged through the mud and have now changed their name. They might have a new name now but are following the same old script except they are “sending” me an MP3 player this time. Have a listen to the new WorldTech Systems.

It’s funny how they brag about their new 11.5 million dollar phone system, but they can’t even send out a couple of free samples of their LCD monitor wipe. I also found it weird that when we had a bad connection and they called back they had switched callers. The boys from SystemCare WorldTech Systems really need to learn how to take no for an answer. They try and try to get you to buy something and when you explain to them that you can’t they end up hanging up on you. Hopefully I’ll be prepared for their next call and I’ll finally ask them about the Sony Clock Radios, Portable DVD players, and MP3 players I’ve been promised over the past few years.

Rene

It was a Big Day in Conne River Yesterday

What a busy day. We had a local guy who signed up for the Armed Forces and they decided to use the occasion to do some advertising for new recruits. They brought in a wheeled tank-like vehicle and a huge helicopter and had them both on display. Anybody could hop aboard and explore the machines and ask questions.

Nicholas on the LAV3

 Photo by John Nick Jeddore

On top of the Armed Forces visit, CBC Radio had a live broadcast of the show On the Go from the Band Office. There were lots of interviews with locals as well as a number of musical performances by our youth. All in all it was quite an interesting day!

Amazon Needs a new suggestion system

I got an email this morning suggesting that I buy an Algebra book Because I bought a Baby Einstein numbers book. These books are obviously in different leagues. On top of that the email suggests that others who have bought or rated the Baby Einstein book have bought this new book… that’s not even released as of today. Come on Amazon, I’ve had some bad suggestions in the past, but this takes the cake!

Amazon bad suggestion

Edit: I received another one today. At least this one is available for purchase. 😉

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