Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day first to my Mom, Elaine and my mother-in-law, Lynne.

mothers day 2014

I’m so thankful to be a Mom to two beautiful young girls….lucky me :

Lilly, me and Hilary

Lilly, me and Hilary

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mom’s out there. 

How are you spending Mother’s Day?

Piper 🙂

The Joy of Children (not just your own)

When you plan on having children you never expect the outcomes that will happen besides sleepless nights, dirty diapers, spit up everywhere and toys crunching under your feet in the middle of the day OR night!

What I wasn’t really expecting but has developed into this amazing group of friends/families and kids was a play group from our prenatal class! There was 7 of us in our prenatal class in March of 2010 and we try to get the whole group together once or twice a year which is always great. We also had a smaller group of 4 that got together regularly during that first year.

Four Christmases

What amazes me and what I wasn’t prepared for was the love that these kids have for each other. They simply LOVE one another. I feel very lucky to witness it and be apart of this little group of friends. This is what having kids is all about.

As a child I loved Christmas until I got older and it changed. I’m not talking about Santa, I’m talking about when my Grandmother was no longer with us and then 2 years later on Boxing Day we lost my Grandfather. Christmas was just another day spent with family, giving and receiving gifts. It was lovely but it wasn’t the same.

I find myself more excited about Christmas as our girls get older and because of their friends. The excitement in their eyes, the joy in writing a letter to Santa and then receiving one back and the magic that sits int he palm of their hands is the spirit of Christmas (to me). I love that Lilly has had these friends since they day they were all born and hope she get’s to spend many more years playing, growing and celebrating Christmas with them.

Happy Christmas Eve! 


That’s how many candles will be on my cake today! Well, maybe not 33 – that could cause a fire and wouldn’t that be embarrassing for my husband who is a volunteer Fire Fighter! Okay, maybe more embarrassing for me.

Three would be enough candles on my cake today.

What I love about my birthday? That I could have shared it with my first daughter! She was due on my 30th birthday but came a month earlier. I guess it’s just not cool to share a birthday with your Mommy. 

We celebrated my birthday last night with this meal that was chosen by Lilly:

Birthday dinner

Birthday dinner

Yes, that would be corn on the cob and home-made pizza! That’s what Lilly wanted to have for my birthday dinner – I have to admit, it was pretty yummy.

Lilly was on the other side of this photo helping me blow out the (4) candles. Hilary wasn’t quite sure what was going on but she rolled with it.

Birthday Cake

Birthday Cake

It was a busy night with our girls but a perfect way to celebrate my birthday with my family before my husband had to leave again 😦 It’s all good, I get to do it again with the girls tonight!

Happy “birthing day” Mom – Thanks for bringing me into this world 33 years ago!

You can read last year’s birthday post here.

When’s your birthday?

How do you celebrate?

Life can pass by or slow down completely

The weeks seem to to be flying by…..Hilary is already 2months old!  week after week I plan blog posts and sometimes draft them but can’t seem to find the time time to finish them. Make them just oh so right!

Well, on Tuesday after going for a walk on at an indoor track I came home and started to spiral down hill. My legs hurt, my head was pounding…. I thought it was maybe because I hadn’t been working out and not drinking enough water.

Nope, not the case. Mama was sick!

It took everything in me to get through my afternoon with Hilary, pick up Lilly, make dinner, do our night time routine before my husband got home! I was getting worse by the minute. Nothing was staying in my body, my bones AND muscles hurt, my head was pounding…..time was passing by SO slowly I just wanted to cry.

And, I did.

I managed to get Lilly to bed, nurse Hilary and Sai got home and took over. Off to bed I went except to nurse Hilary when needed. I don’t remember being that sick before and being lactose intolerant….well let’s just say you can get used to getting sick. I did managed to loose between 2-5 pounds….I can’t really see the exact number on my scale but it’s gone down. I wouldn’t ever recommend being sick to loose weight….it just sucks the life out of you.

By the next day I was getting back to normal and today I managed to eat normal again.

So, I haven’t blogged but have many ready to go, and will hopefully get back to it soon.

For now I am cuddling with Hilary, trying to type this on an iPad and not enjoying the experience of doing so. I’ve made so many typing mistakes, but hopefully you won’t notice if I proof read right.

Some exciting news…….Nova Scotia is getting hit by a BIG storm this weekend!!!! Just google it and you’ll see. 40+ cm of snow to hit us! Saaaweat!

Don’t worry, I’ll take before and after pictures of all the snow and blog about it ….when I can.