Monday, March 3, 2014


Sometimes you just sit back and realize how truly lucky you are.  For me this happened last night.  These last few weeks of Jason being gone have been dragging and by far the hardest out of the entire time.  The boys are anxious for his return and the days seem to be dragging by.  The three little guys have been behaving great but I think it's just being in the final leg that makes it the hardest.  The one thing that causes me anxiety when there is just one adult in the house is getting sick.....when I start to feel sickness coming on I worry about the baby....the bigger boys can look after themselves somewhat if I need to lie down for an hour or two but the baby can't.  Last week I was under the weather and it made me realize just how great the friends I have made here truly are and how thankful I should be for them.  I had friends volunteering to come over if things got worse, friends dropping off homemade bread, friends having me for dinner, friends dropping off cake pops, friends having coffee with me and friends just getting me out of the house to enjoy time with the boys.  I am soo very lucky to have such good friends....we may not have been friends for a long time but these friends are dear to me and have become good friends very quickly.  I really appreciate these great friendships I have at this current posting and at all our past postings.  I want all my dear friends to realize just how much I value them! These acts of kindness that my friends have shown me I intend to pay them forward!

A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.  ~Douglas Pagels


Saturday, March 1, 2014

Book Date

I haven't been feeling well lately so we have been kinda laying low.  The boys and I ventured out to Barnes and Noble to browse the books and get some cookies for a treat today.  We spend a good 45 minutes looking at different books that the boys can now read on their own.  They are moving up to starting chapter books that they read independently which is new for us.  So we had to first find some that were of interest to them and then see if they were at the right reading level.  I love how they are as into books as I am.  We have tonnes of chapter books we have read to them in the last year or two but I feel nothing an easy way to inspire someone to want to read is by going to the store and letting choose the perfect book for themself.  We even bought Josh the pout pout fish book in a board book. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


As I have written about many times before, the twins have loved playing with trains for almost 5 years now.  I was cooking dinner and I heard Zachary singing and when I looked over to see what he was doing he and Joshua were playing trains on the floor together.  Mathew joined in shortly after and it was so nice to see them just enjoying the trains together.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


I am usually quite punctual...there is the exceptional time I run behind but I would say 99% of the time I am either on time or early.  At least this way my friends know that if I am late something legitimate came up hahaha.  I was going over to a friends one evening last week and to my surprise there was a moose at the neighbors house hahaha I never thought I would have to tell someone that I am running late because there is a moose on the street. 

Oh and as a side note....that is a full height chain link fence.....that the moose just STEPPED over!  It's tummy cleared the regular height chain link fence hahahaha

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A little something

I had a great morning of play dates and little Joshie is down for a nap.  I went into Mathew's bedroom to tidy up a bit and found this on the floor with the pencil off to the side.  Melt my heart....he is the sweetest little guy.  I love how the three boys love each other so much!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Why I love baby proofing!

Having just one baby is not near as hectic as it was with the twins and yet we still chose to baby proof our family room.....and this is the reason why.....
I got to enjoy a play date today....we all got to actually to mom's and not have to chase these little ones everywhere or worry about what they were getting into. They were so cute....actually enjoyed each other's company and it was great just watching them try out all the toys together.

And's Joshua hanging with all girls hahaha.  They aren't smiling but hey we got all four to not move long enough for a picture!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book Injury

I never thought I would say this but books actually hurt Joshua yesterday!!  He loves, loves, loves books right now.  He carries them everywhere he goes.  Yesterday he was picking books off the shelf and walking around as he normally does but he tripped and fell and his head banged the book.  He still reads the board books so there was no give at all in the pages.....and the book actually caused the cut on his head.  Who would have thought with all his climbing on windows etc that he would hurt himself with a book. 

Every night I read Joshua books on his rocking chair before putting him to bed.  I was putting laundry away in Josh's room before reading tonight and Mathew wanted to jump up on the rocking chair and read him a little book.  So bonding time!