Saturday, October 31, 2009

All Girl....

Oh how she loves her dresses - the frillier the better. If she could, she would wear a pink tutu everyday!


Angel baby loves to watch big brother - and he has been known to lay down beside her, stroke her head and talk with her. It is so precious to watch him smile and take care of his baby sister. And in turn, his baby sister loves to watch him run and smile and laugh.


Today, Little C and Bean invited their neighbourhood friends over for some Halloween fun. They had a great time playing ghosts & mummy, hunting for pumpkins, and of course decorating cookies.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What are we up to?

It has been a while

Little C - is adjusting to the school schedule. After a rough start of not wanting to go to school, he now loves it.
A conversation a few weeks ago:
(Me) How was school today?
(C) It was fun. I cried. It was fun.
Still loves Thomas the Train - anything Thomas, he loves. He now requests his Thomas PJs, reads his Thomas books at night, and loves to play his Thomas game on the computer.
His memory amazes me - when talking about Halloween he remembered that he was dressed as Thomas and Bean was a pumpkin!

Princess Bean - is a girly girl. She loves her dresses, and the frillier the better. Her favourite dress right now is a fairy dress from our neighbour. If she could, she would only wear this dress. She is also very determined and will only do certain things if she is in the mood. Daddy and I have become very creative on how to motivate her to do the things we want (ask her to go potty instead of just changing her diaper). She still loves a variety of foods and will try just about anything. She is also adjusting well to school - she sometimes does not want to leave us, but is always happy when picked up. Her favourite activities are playing in the gym (bicycles) and singing songs.

Angel Girl - is starting to babble more and more. And is she LOUD! She is definitely competing with her siblings on this one! She is starting to roll over and moves on her back. She still is not a great sleeper, but is much better than a month ago! I just love her big smile and the way she nuzzles her face into my neck when I pick her up when I get home from work!

Mommy - is adjusting to life as a working mom. Still working shorter days which I am grateful for. I am reading "Nineteen Minutes" by Jodi Picoult and enjoying it. I am also starting to run more and am about to sign up for my first 1/2 marathon - anyone want to join me?


My dad is celebrating his birthday this year in Holland with his twin brother. All us kids are joining him - I can't wait.

The other day, I was telling someone that I was going to Holland for my dad's birthday. They asked "is your whole family going"? Simple enough question.... but the answer stumped me.

My first reaction was to say YES as all my siblings were going. Then I realized that the answer was really NO since only Miss Angel and I were going.

Family! I have 2 families. What an amazing concept in which I am very lucky.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Last Saturday morning we woke up to SNOW.... I could not believe my eyes (and neither could Little C and Bean!). The one good thing (and probably the only good thing) about a fall snow is that it was warm enough to play in it!

After breakfast, Little C kept asking to go outside and play snowball. Bean was still in PJs but was eager to join in the fun. They cleaned the deck of snow and threw lots of snow at one another.

Fun for a Saturday morning.... Now can we please have some sunshine and warmth?????

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A Princess Breakfast

Picked by herself, here is the collection of things Bean ate this morning

  • 2 pickles
  • Icing off a chocolate donut (a reward for Colin for staying in his bed until 7 am)
  • Yogurt
  • Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I miss summer....

In the midst of all this rain, I am reminiscing of all the fun in the sun we had this summer. This is in Muskoka - I miss everyone!

Friday, October 2, 2009


October 1st brought some changes for our family.

First it was the change in seasons - fall is offically here. Coats have been pulled out, we are wearing pants every day (Little C keeps telling me they are too big and needs to wear his smaller pants - shorts). Summer is gone - we are sad....

I am also back to work full time..... I have been torn over the past few weeks in knowing that I was returning to work and that I love my job and what I do, but I also love my kids. I am truly blessed that I work in an environment that is flexible and family focused, but I also wish I could spend more time with my growing kids.

My biggest hurdle in coming back to work is how I might carve time out with each one of the kids. They need time alone with me, but with only 2 hours between work and bedtime- it is HARD. Over the next couple of weeks, I hope we can get into a routine that I can spend time with each of them.