Monday Moments: We’re Ready

It’s been close to 3 weeks, and we are very ready to have Carl back home. Look at this guy, whoopin’ it up at the same events as Justin Trudeau. Meanwhile over here, we have read all the books… Eaten all the popsicles… Learned how to stand (look at him casually rifling through the toys […]

Monday Moments: Down Time

We have been beside ourselves with happiness with our company in town. But they drove off into the sunrise today, and all this non-stop fun has been a bit tiring. After a few weeks with something going on nearly every day, and close to two weeks with Carl missing in action, we’re taking a well-earned […]

Monday Moments: The ‘Rents

Carl is gone, but my parents are here! We are very busy, and so we will save our sads about Carl being gone until next week. For now, there are teacups to be made into candles! Books to be read! Games to play! Snuggles to be had!   Swimming to be done! Beaches and laps […]

Monday Moments: 7 months

This sweet little face has officially been around for 7 whole months! I say it every time, but I honestly don’t know how that time went so stinkin’ fast. He is so happy, and such a carbon copy of some of my other kids, that it’s just so obvious that he belongs. He’s hit that […]

Monday Moments: Water Park

I never thought I would be so very thankful for a water park. Some genius booked swimming lessons right at nap time for two weeks straight, and then agreed to a weekend trip in the middle of it, which resulted in a lot of tired, crabby kids and one tired, crabby mom on far too […]

Monday Moments: No More Teachers, Still Lots of Books

One last walk to the bus stop, just like any typical day. The school kids out the door first. Carl and Gavin next, Gavin quickly closing the gap to get to his older siblings. Carl sauntering along with his coffee cup. Theo deciding last minute he wants to go, after adamantly declaring he doesn’t, throwing […]

Monday Moments: They don’t get it from me

Pictures of the elusive Theo-beast┬áhave always been rare and challenging. When he does finally stop moving, I get a lot of this. And this. Bad news is, he’s been teaching his previously-pose-tastic little brother his fine ways. He’s never been prouder. All together, now. I give up.

Monday Moments: Waking the Baby

Jack is in that best-ever stage when he can roll and move around enough that when he wakes up he isn’t immediately upset about it. He can entertain himself in his bed with his own small talk and wiggling from here to there, and I love the little sounds that come over the monitor that […]

Monday Moments: Who Would’ve Thought

When I was a teenager, a friend and I had a deal: when we grew up and got married and had kids, we would be neighbours. She would watch my kids and I would clean her house – she liked kids, I liked order. It was a good deal. But then she went and moved […]

Monday Moments: May Days

What a week! My sweet sister was here from out of town for the week, a rare and beautiful occasion we had to take full advantage of! There was a trip to the ocean. A trip to the forest. Which turned into more than a 5 km hike when we had intended only 2, and […]