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 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 […]