Monday Moments: Five

Birthdays come fast and furious in the fall months here, with celebrations in August, September, November, and December. Due to the 4-day spread between Theo’s and my birthdays, I generally share whatever cake he chooses, and this year, due to a weekend out of town for work, I even shared his day. I got home at […]

Monday Moments: Time Marches On

But where, I ask you, is the time going? Christmas is going to be upon us in two shakes of a lamb’s tail, as they say. Which is ok, because I love Christmas, but I also really love fall, and it is flying by at record speed, and Christmas means my baby will be one. ONE! […]

Monday Moments: On Target

A sweet someone turned seven this month! Carl couldn’t be home for birthday dinner, but Grandma brought his favourite dessert and some new Lego to build! He finally decided he wanted a birthday party of his own, after getting used to the idea at friends’ parties over the last couple years. Carl bravely handled the […]

Monday Moments: Last Hurrah

Well, the inevitable back-to-schoolness has come to our home too. We came out of week one with two very happy kids and one new Kindergartner who is mildly less annoyed about the need to go to school. It’s hard to believe that only the week before that we were waking up to the sound and smell […]

Monday Moments: Big 3!

Three and a half years ago I was getting ready to fly across the country solo with 3 kids aged 5 and under to move in with my parents. Carl was heading to Ottawa for a semester, and I didn’t want to be all alone at home with said 3 children for the next 3 […]

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 […]