Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Catch Up!

WOW where in the world did April go?

Lots of fun times happening at BJAMS this month.  Highlight of course was Easter Weekend!  Auntie came for the fun this year!  A weekend full of Easter Bunnies, chocolate eggs, scavenger hunts, bike rides, Easter brunch and even human tape sculpting (will explain below haha!)


Our little staticky Easter baby!


Springridge Farm had lots of Easter fun!


…even a mini Easter egg hunt


Auntie brought some beautiful new outfits for the girls!


Sporting “Run Under the Sun” hats



Mavie has a new bike seat! Buddy Rider (best invention for small dogs!)


New Barbie bike!


Our Easter Bunnies


Having fun with auntie! (aka torturing her with “puppy!”)


Look at that yoga bow pose!


This is the finished product of….. (yes, you guessed it!) Annika’s body!!  Rob (family friend) is a grade-school teacher and needed a sculpture for his upcoming production at school.  Tape sculpting produced this awesome sculpture of Annika!  She was a very patient model and was so proud!  The only thing that is not hers is the head (that was sculpted using a balloon)


Weekend capped with a great Easter brunch at 50 West!


Daddy pulled off another successful Run Under the Sun in Windsor this year.  Of course with the help of Char and many friends and volunteers, the race went off without a hitch!



I haven’t said much about James and I’s big project over the past six months.   We have renovated our basement and thanks to Kyle (one of LPC’s athletes), our basement is now a fully equipped workout area including a spa-like bathroom, TV lounge and spare bedroom.

I’m also very excited to soon announce to the public the grand-opening of my new relaxation services and all-natural products – “Tranquil Transitions.”  My business will include relaxation services – Reiki, remedial massage (and coming soon – Indian head massage and hot stone massage).  I will also be selling my all-natural body scrubs and soap!  Stay tuned for my grand opening later this year!


Thursday, April 17, 2014

Guess who’s baaaaaack!


My babies in bird-form Smile  Can’t wait to see how many little ones they have this year!  Last year they had 1 - the year before they had 3.


Monday, April 14, 2014

Job Interview

Director of Operations job interview

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You can’t possible fully comprehend the role of a mom, until you are one.  I remember my mom telling me often as I was growing up “you won’t understand until you have kids of your own.”  I always just thought she was saying that to bug me and make me roll my eyes – But to be honest, its one of the most accurate statements I’ve ever heard, and she was BANG ON!

I think the hardest thing for me as a mom is learning how to deal with the constant worry.  It’s life-changing and it’s always there.  The kids could be perfectly healthy and happy, but it takes a nanosecond for me to look at them or just merely think of them and instantly worry about anything and everything all at once.  And then there’s the mommy guilt – and for no reason at all, you feel guilty, about everything you’re doing that may not include the kids, or that includes the kids but you were stressed and frustrated and didn’t smile enough for them…. And then there’s the dreaded days when you wake up sick and have to figure out a way to crawl out of bed and do everything you normally do when you’re 100% healthy.  Mom’s aren’t allowed to get sick!

One of the best quotes I’ve heard about being a mom is this  “Making the decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.” Elizabeth Stone

Spring weekend fun!

The warmer weather has finally come (not quite to stay yet, I don’t think…) but we took advantage of it and the girls participated in their first kids run of the season, and they were invited to a Frozen birthday party, with Queen Elsa!!


Queen Elsa!


The birthday princess and all her friends (Selena MIA… climbing the stairs and running around)


Sideways pose….


Queen Elsa gave each of the girls a princess makeover!


Birthday girl


Queen Elsa sang live to the girls – beautiful voice!

Race day…

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Marden Kids Run!

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Annika sprinting in front of daddy!

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Selena wanted to watch the pretty birds… wasn’t quite in the running mood…