Monday Moments: They don’t get it from me

Pictures of the elusive Theo-beast have 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 […]

Monday Moments: Growing Up

This morning there was a lady behind me in line at the grocery store with a five day old baby, and, of all the ridiculous things, I was kind of jealous. I think I might be turning into that sort of person I’ve always wondered about that wants to hold other people’s babies besides their own. That […]

Monday Moments: Terrible Twos

Terrible twos are a very real thing, aren’t they? This little face. Half the time it’s crying, half the time it’s asking for snacks, half the time it’s set in attack mode toward a sibling, and the other half the time it’s sleeping, often in my bed, all snuggled up and patting my face with […]

Monday Moments: Baby Face

I feel like we’re highly due for a bit of baby spamming. He is, after all, more than 3 months old, and I won’t be able to leverage these impossibly soft cheeks as blog material forever :) He is the happiest little fellow, and loves his naps and nights, although he also likes to see […]

Monday Moments: The End is Near

We’re heading into the homestretch of Carl’s teaching semester, which has included a schedule since January that leaves him perpetually gone over dinner, so we are very much looking forward to the next season. Five kids aged 8 and under and single-mom dinnertime simply do not mix (you might’ve guessed). Why that man has to […]

Monday Moments: Spring Break

Our happy little Jackalacker got diagnosed with bronchitis today, putting a bit of a damper on our second week of Spring Break.  He’s not too upset about it, but it’s definitely affecting his ability to nap for any length of time, especially in his own bed. Combined with the fact that his cry has been […]

Monday Moments: At Least There Were Books

Oy, what a week. A week full of days when getting the dishwasher emptied and reloaded and all the baby blankets thrown in the wash was considered a successful day, and no one had to get out of pyjamas in any sort of hurry because we were going nowhere fast. We even had our groceries delivered, […]