Don’t tell Mom…

…Or Lilly, but I’ve taken over the blog this morning! Shhhhh!!!

Mom wasn’t looking so I thought I’d tell MY story on here. People think babies just sleep all day … zzzzzzzzz….. oh sorry, I fell asleep writing this. But really, they think we sleep all day.

We. Don’t.

This is what I was up to the other day…..

After my morning nap I need to wake up a little by stretching my legs with a little walk and then some crawl around. I happened to find Lilly’s shoes, so I played with them…I mean, if a girls going to leave her shoes in the hallway it’s fair game. Then I put them away for her. I’m such a GOOD little sister.

What I do all day 1

Next I play with Lilly’s toys…SO.MUCH.FUN!!!!

BUT don’t tell her.

What I do all day 2

Then I get into all kinds of trouble….well, that’s what Mom would say.

I do laundry.

Read my books.

Do laps in the hallway.

Then it’s lunch.

What I do all day 3

After lunch I thought it would be nice to take Maclean for a walk….but she just wasn’t interested.

Who doesn’t want to go for an afternoon walk?

What I do all day 4

Then I got L-A-Z-Y.  I thought it would be fun to just lay on the ground for no reason and make no sounds….it kind of freaked mom out!

And I lost my shoe….

SONY DSC

After I got lazy I decided my afternoon nap wasn’t necessary. Jokes on you Mommy, xoxo

Some how I convinced Mommy to take me AND Maclean for a run. I KNOW! Awesome, eh! Man, I got Mommy wrapped around my little finger. I think she loves me…she’s always kissing me, making me laugh and takes me running WITH her.

What I do all day 5

Zzzzzzzzzz,…… Oh sorry, I fell asleep again. That’s how I spend most of my days….at least for the next month or so. Then Mommy’s going back to this place called “work”. I don’t know what it is but Mommy seems to like it and she told me that I get to play with all kinds of new toys at the sitter’s house with Lilly. The verdict is still out on that one 😉

Well, now that my day is done we have to go pick up Lilly. I just hope I put all her toy’s away in the right spot.

xo Hilary

PS – Don’t tell Mommy on me 🙂

Do you play with your sister’s/brother’s toys when they are not home?

Do you do all the laundry and clean up after everyone like me?

Ghosts, Gobblin’s and Candy

With Halloween approaching next week, it’s been nothing but Halloween costumes and candies in stores everywhere! Is it just me or is Halloween becoming more of a “Hallmark holiday” where companies just try to make the most profit they can? I’m still blown away at the number of decorations in stores … they think of everything!

When I was a kid I loved Halloween; dressing up, getting candy with friends, counting the candy at home, sorting the candy and yes eating it too. Now that I have two little girls I kinda don’t like Halloween! Eeekkk! Sorry to the Halloween lovers out there.

  1. I don’t like making costumes because I’m just not talented in that department.
  2. I don’t feel great about going door to door with my kids asking for candy. And by kids I mean my 3-year-old and almost 11 month old.
  3. I feel like “they” are trying to make Halloween as BIG as Christmas with all the massive blow-up yard animals etc. Is it really necessary ??? What happened to just pumpkins, leaves in pumpkin garbage bags and funky lights?

What I do like is the smile that is plastered all over my 3-year-old’s face as she puts on her costume and dances around in her own imaginative world for hours on end before and after Halloween. Lilly is such a kid – she really loves doing everything: dressing up, jumping in leaves, slip n’ slide in the summer, reading, crafts, playing in the snow and growing her imagination.

Lilly and her friend Jack last year:

(my not so awesome ladybug costume)

Lady bug & Gnome

We had our annual Halloween party this weekend from our prenatal group from 2010! It’s a fun time to get everyone together and see all the kids dressed up. This year Lilly has four parties to wear her costume to: day care party, 2 Halloween parties at friends’ houses and then Halloween night!  When I was a kid ( ha ha, that’s sounds funny) but when I was a kid, we did Halloween and maybe one party. Last year Hilary was doing time on the inside as I was 34 weeks pregnant. This will be her first Halloween and has two costumes!

Halloween 2013

Our group, Tinkerbell Lilly and Princess Hilary.

I look forward to the time with my girls on Halloween, seeing friends and neighbour’s and eating a little candy before moving on from this “event”, “festival? What is Halloween anyway?

Stay tunes on how to survive Halloween with toddlers and a baby!

Do you love / dislike Halloween?

What age did you stop trick-or-treating?

Do you go to Halloween parties? Best costume ?

Do you take your kids trick-or-treating or stay home and handout the candy ?

Blah!

It’s been one of those days. As I start writing this it’s 7:38 pm…the girls are asleep and Maclean is destroying a make-your-dog-breath-go-away bone. The dishes are piled up and my eyes are doing everything they can to stay open.

I wrote a couple of blog posts this week but failed to hit publish…why ? Just not feeling it. But I’ll get them up soon.

Yesterday my “How to Get Kids Outside in November” post went up on the TOTS page 🙂 Thinking Outside The Sandbox – Family & Business are two great blogs you can learn a lot from…whether you are a parent, aunt/uncle, entrepreneur or blogger etc.

A few FUN photo’s from today:

Happy girls loving the Zoo!

Happy girls loving the Zoo!

And…………

Rrrrrrrrrraaaaaaahhhhhh!

Rrrrrrrrrraaaaaaahhhhhh!

We have a Halloween party for the kiddies tomorrow – yeah!

That’s it. Pretty blah post….but that’s okay… right ?

I’m off to do the dishes….well, maybe just half of them.

My eyes want to go to sleep.

Ever write a bunch of posts and fail to hit publish?

Anyone going to a Halloween Party this weekend?

Anyone running?

I wish I was….I just feel like running for as long and as far as my body will let me. Then turn around and head home!

Happy Friday!

WIAW: A Vegan, Omnivore and a Toddler Eat Together.

What? Really, you say? Yes, we do! I thought this week’s WIAW would take on how we eat together (most days).

My husband is a vegan and I am not. I will never be a vegan because I love cheese, fish and some meats….and that’s okay. We are not raising our daughters to be vegans but will expose them to all foods as they grow up. When they are old enough and can decided what they want to eat or not eat and it will be their choice.The great thing about having a vegan, omnivore, toddler AND baby in the house is that we can make a variety of meals to suit everyone’s needs and eat healthy. I’ve written about my food philosophy before and am happy with the way we eat.

By now, you must be thinking “okay, so how do you make a meal for everyone to eat” ? Good question.

Some days I go all out making a vegan only meal. Some days I make a vegan meal and add meat. And other days I make a meat meal for Lilly and I, then let my husband figure out his own meal.  That’s life! I’ve shared one way I make everyone happy over at Thinking Outside The Sandbox – Family.

Introducing a baby to new foods is always fun. Hilary is now starting to eat more of the same meals we are which is awesome! She’s open to trying new foods and usually has a funny face that goes along with the new food.

Introducing a toddler to new foods is way more challenging than I ever thought. We try hard to provide healthy food but sometimes you just have to go with what is quick and what they will eat. Lilly has really surprised us with some foods:  she loves spicy pakora’s from the farmers market, hummus, pesto, and good cheese. She’ll never be vegan because she loves cheese way too much. She is slowly eating more veggie’s (spinach, red/green/yellow and orange peppers) beans and nuts.

This is what a meal can look like in our house:

1 meal three people

This was an obvious non-vegan / Sai make your own dinner night 🙂

Salmon, mashed potatoes, carrots, corn, peas and toasted rosemary bread.

And, this is another way a meal can look like in our house:

pizza

Home made pizza; chicken on the left and vegan tofurky sausage on the right.

Lilly’s bite size pizza not shown: small slider burger bun with sauce and cheese.

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 So, how to you meet the needs of your family’s food requirements?

What’s your favourite meal to make?