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Things only a mom could be excited for…

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Some serious mom-related excitement!1.  Purple Doggie! – Since Selena was one years old, she has slept with her lullaby-singing purple doggie.  Last week on our way home from Florida, I realized that purple doggie had not made it into our bags from the hotel   It wasn’t the end of the world since Selena had her other “puppy” and her blankie, but I knew she was going to miss her beloved singing purple doggie at nighttime.On my search to find a new one, I soon realized that purple doggie has been discontinued in North America…. BUT there has been a new and improved bigger and better, sing-along, teaching purple doggie, that can even be programmed to say your child’s name!!  and amongst all of these new features still plays the same lullabies Needless to say, when the new purple doggie arrived, and after mommy programmed Selena’s name and her favourite things and songs to purple doggie, Selena was very excited!!Daddy, mavie and bitty baby sleeping with old purple doggy (Christmas 2011)Ne…

Florida 2014!

Toddler Bedtime…

I actually laughed out loud while reading this very accurate and true bedtime routine…. attempting to stay calm and not raise voice by point number 75 is at times very difficult!  And in this house… these steps are x21. Announce that it's time to go to bed.
2. Wait for your toddler to stop crying.
3. Explain that bedtime is not a punishment.
4. Explain that bedtime is not a new concept.
5. Explain that, yes, bedtime will happen every night.
6. Console your toddler.
7. Announce that it's still bedtime.
8. Let your toddler know that we don't call names in this house.
9. Tell your toddler it's time to go upstairs.
10. Watch your toddler move at a snail's pace.
11. Wait for your toddler to stop crying.
12. Pick up your toddler.
13. Walk your toddler upstairs.
14. Pick out the wrong pair of pajamas for your toddler.
15. Pick out another wrong pair of pajamas for your toddler…

Little swimmer!

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To celebrate Annika’s outstanding swimming improvements (swimming un-assisted today!), we took the girls out for bubble tea!!  Annika and I have wanted to try bubble tea for a long time, and I found a little teahouse downtown that makes the best ones in town! (and has every flavour/type of tea you could possibly think of)  The girls weren’t sure of the tapioca on the bottom, but mommy and nana liked it!“Bon The Place”

Mommy, Somebody Needs You

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On those tough days… I have to remind myself how lucky I am… and remember that this stage of life isn’t permanent… and one day I will probably miss these days..A beautiful post for every mama to read! “Mommy, Somebody Needs You.”Posted on February 27, 2014“Ever since we brought our new daughter home, her older brothers have been the first to tell me when she is crying, whimpering, or smelling a little suspicious.  “Somebody needs you,” they say.  I have no idea how this little saying started, but at first it sort of annoyed me.  I could be enjoying a quick shower… “Mommy, somebody needs you.  The baby is crying.”  Or, sitting down for a second, quite aware that the baby was beginning to stir from a nap…. “Mama, somebody needs you!”  Okay!  I get it already!  And not to mention that the newborn’s needs pale in comparison to the needs of 2 little boys.  Somebody always needs a snack, a band-aid, a different sock, ice cubes in their water, a NEW Paw Patrol, a stream of snot wiped, a hug,…

Catch-Up and Birthday Things!

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It’s already March!  Where did February go?David and my birthdays have come again, along with mom’s this past Monday.  She hit her milestone “60” birthday, so I decided to do something fun and unique with her!  We went with good friend Rob to a Paint Nite in T.O.!  I knew my mom would be a little apprehensive given her slight lack of artistic ability, but she did awesome!  Look what we created We started with an authentic Irish prime rib mealThen sat down at our spots to start the art!A pro!The day before our painting outing, we all wanted to take my mom out for dinner.  One hour later we ended up back home to order pizza and Thai – Apparently all of Guelph decided to each at 5pm on Saturday and make it impossible for a party of 8 to find a spot….  lesson learned for my dad’s milestone “70”  next year, to make reservations (even if it is for 5pm!)Looking forward to some awesome March Break adventures!!!  And fingers cross some of this snow starts to melt soon…