My 5 year old, Miss M and 4 year old, Mr. C got to attend Ash Wednesday mass at church with their school today. Here is their story... Me: Did you guys get to go to church today? M&C: Yes!!! M: They put ashes on our heads just like you said! C: But mine came … Continue reading My Kinders on Ash Wednesday…
This morning was a crazier morning than normal. I'm now 35 weeks pregnant with our third baby. All I want to do is eat, move around without struggling and sleep. It should have been an easier morning since I had a doctor's appointment so I got to sleep in a bit later but since 3 … Continue reading Motherhood: It’s Not Always Warm & Fuzzy Cuddles: This Mama had a “First” Today that She would like to Forget
Yesterday 3 year old Miss M spiked a high fever just after dinner. She had been battling a cold since playing soccer in the rain last weekend but the fever concerned me. The fact that she screamed in pain when I put the thermometer in her ear made me think it must be an ear … Continue reading Goodbye Rear-facing Toddler! Helloooo Backseat Driver!
Today was a crazy day to say the least. The theme of the day was "Life is a highway!" I kissed the kids and hubby goodbye at 7:30am and left for work. My 9am meeting finished just in time for me to leave work and race back down the highway to my 11am doctor's appointment. … Continue reading Blueberry-puked microfibre and a 2.5-year old in leopard panties. That’s a wrap for today!
Today is a Snow Day. Snow Days are awesome. Not only do you get to stay home and snuggle in your pajamas all day but the piles of snow cover all of the plastic play equipment in the backyard and make it look so much more tranquil and tidy... as if 2 tiny people have … Continue reading Snow Day Potty Madness: This Mama is in need of a Plumber, a Margarita and a Jumbo-Sized Box of Tampons… (it’s not as bad as you think!)
Today is my last day of vacation. Boohoo! I have had 4 glorious days off this week to spend time with my little ones and get caught up on things around the house. I was looking forward to unstickifying our house and getting caught up on laundry. (I'm a dreamer, I know!) I had big … Continue reading Mama’s on Vacation: Choosing Blanket Tents and Paddy Cake over Clean Floors and Elaborate Meals. The Rest can Wait!
Tonight after a long day at work, I was driving home and realized that it was Monday and I hadn't prepped anything for dinner. Time escaped me and after packing my lunch and the kids' diaper bag this morning, I suppose my brain decided that must have been everything I needed to do. Hubby was … Continue reading Monday Madness: A Shotgun Start to Toilet Training?
Last night I made pulled pork for the first time. What a deliciously messy dinner that was! I had bought one of those seasoning packets to cook it in but didn't have any of the required ingredients on hand so there was really no point. I put a pork shoulder in my new crock pot … Continue reading Bedtime Drama: There’s No Use Crying Over Spilled Milk…Even If It Has Been Thrown at You by an Angry Baby
A Reflection on the Past Year WARNING: This is a long one. I recommend pairing it with a glass of cabernet sauvignon and a hot bubble bath so long that your skin gets all pruny. (One can dream, right?) I cannot believe it is April 1st! Where has the time gone? My second maternity leave finishes in … Continue reading Two Babies in One Year & a Year-Long Unpaid Maternity Leave…We Did It! (We did it! We did it! Yeah!)
Tonight after a ridiculously messy dinner, I ran upstairs to pour a bath for both babes. Bath time could not wait until just before bed tonight. It had to be now... before they touched anything. At 22 months old, Miss M absolutely loves exploring with food. She throws it, she squishes it in her fingers, … Continue reading Day 2 of Bedtime #2 …and other Mind-Blowing Mayhem