Saturday, January 21, 2012

Little Sickies

Anyone notice that kids are little germ factories? With one in primary, and one in pre-school we get exposed to a whole lot of sickness. Usually the kids are snotty, maybe with a little cough but they generally carry on as usual. This time is different. They are whiny and super needy and clingy. Including during the night. I'm a little tired, but thought I'd share some pictures (don't lean too close, you wouldn't want to catch it).

My slimy growth...


A mountain of sheets and blankets (I feel like I can see the cold viruses)


Some comfort food, banana chip muffins.


A very red-cheeked and cranky boy. All day long, "Mama! Mommy!" (insert high pitched whining)


But they are still having moments of fun...

Sometimes I think being an RN has really helped with this motherhood thing. :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fall in pictures

First day of preschool (in the green plaid)

First day of primary (kindergarten)



Boys that turn 3 and have a lightening McQueen cake...
Eat breakfast by the woodpile...
And eat lunch with the favourite birthday presents, "robos".
A trip to the wildlife park (a brave trip with 3 kids and ONLY one Mommy)
Babies that can sit on their own...

that can smash food and lick it (then make faces like it's poison)...
Tip out of chairs...And crawl really fast.

Girls that turn 5 and spend their birthday money on a sparkly dress...

And have a yoga party with all of her friends.Halloween as a Ligon (refused lion head)...

A Princess...
a little chicken...
And a pumpkin to the 5-year-old's exact specifications.
Among other wonderful milestones I was too busy to photograph.

Yippee for local business!

I've been saying for 5 years (since my first was born) that the town where I live needs it's own cloth diaper/natural parenting store. One of our lovely local doulas ( Birth Services) has taken over the online business, Enchanted Forest. She has even added her own home show room where you can view/touch her products. This is very exciting if you're local, but also if you aren't and require shipping (reasonable rates to anywhere in Canada)! She has an awesome selection of Canadian made products.

Check it out! And she has a contest right now for a gift certificate!

And might I add, she is the only person I know of in Nova Scotia that does placenta encapsulation!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Warm smells of baking

Needed:
- one pot
- a couple cups of water
- some cinnamon
- some ginger
-some vanilla

Simmer on stove over lowest heat setting. Instant air freshener, and it smells like you've been baking all day.

Warning:
You may actually want to bake something after smelling this for a few hours.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

"Mom Cave"

Little Lucy Lu is an adorable blog and she recently posted about her "MomCave" crafting room. Oh how I covet that room! Here is the detailed tour. My husband has a Man Cave, and a whole corner of it currently contains an unsightly dehumidifier, and a cluster of messy cords (and that's it.) I vow to transform this space into my mom cave.

It'll take me a long while to finish I bet, but here's the poor sad space as is: (and my lovely sewing machine is sitting to the right, just waiting for a space to call her own)

Monday, July 25, 2011

Bringing the outdoors in


As much as we love being outside, with a newbie that can only take short doses of the sun and a toddler that I need to chase (a lot), we spend more time inside than out (my right arm for a fenced yard!)

So I've spent some time this summer cutting flowers from outside to put in my kitchen. I love looking at them while I stand in the kitchen. Very pretty and not as expensive as buying cut flowers at the store. A few vases have been entirely wild flowers if nothing else was in bloom, they were just as pretty and satisfying.