He’s growing up…

I have been telling Nicholas for months to STOP GROWING. He’s not listening. I have begged, pleaded and even threatened to strap bricks to his head, all to no avail. No matter what I say or do, my baby boy is growing up and loving it! He simply can’t wait to be “big to the ceiling” – his words not mine. Like most kids he is already anticipating many grown up activities, most notably, “When I get big I’m gonna drink beer and watch hockey.” GREAT! Definitely a Canadian kid. Another favourite of mine “When I turn 8 can you please buy me a monorcycle (motorcycle) Mom? I’ll let you ride it with me.” I’ve told him repeatedly that I will never buy him a motorcycle. Ever!

It seems every time I look at him his face is a bit more mature, he appears to be a bit taller and more grown up. Each day I am losing a tiny bit of my baby boy. AT the same time though, I am gaining a sweet, happy-go-lucky, stubborn, insistent little man who is so much fun. He loves to play ball and read and colour and make crafts. Most of all he just loves spending time with his Mommy, Daddy and Sissy.While I miss my baby and sometimes feel sad because he is our last, I am so happy to be able to be home with him, spending time with him, teaching him and just enjoying all life’s little stages, well most of them anyway!

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First Steps

I’ve always loved writing. In high school I actually enjoyed writing poetry, essays and short stories. I stopped writing in college, but often thought about it. Once I had kids I’d come up with a book idea and think maybe someday, but the time never seemed right. There was always something else to do. I’ve decided that someday is now, I’ve started the character development for my first book. I’m obviously in the very early stages, but I’m happy with my progress so far. I leave the laptop on and jot down ideas as they occur to me. My goal is to complete the character and location development by September so I can write while the kids are in school.

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Lost…

Nicholas’ behaviour has been…less than desirable lately. Although he is a good kid, he sometimes has issues with listening. On Tuesday he pushed me too far and I had enough. When we came home, I completely stripped his room of toys. He lost everything!! I even took the pictures off the wall ( I actually had tge song from the Grinch running through my head at the time) I then explained that all his toys are priveleges and now he needs to earn them back. For every day he is good, he earns back 1 toy. So far he’s managed 1 toy… This could take a while.

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Summer Vacation is Almost here!

Only 2.5 more school days left! YAY! I can’t wait to have Natalie home with me for the summer! We don’t have anything planned as of yet, she does have a summer day camp, but other than that we are just playing it by ear. I know we’ll be at Wonderland a lot! She is looking forward to summer vacation too. Especially being able to sleep in. In that respect she definitely takes after her Daddy and Nuna. She is a night owl! She can easily stay up until 10pm or 11pm! At least

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Hmmmm

Well, I did something today I thought I’d never do. Seriously. I bought a bikini, and not a tankini. An itsy bitsy teeny weeny little black and white bikini. I actually think it looks good. Yay me!! Call it temporary insanity. Hopefully it’ll serve as motivation to keep working on my abs. I’ll keep you posted.

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It’s important to be Flexible

Flexibility in life is important. Natalie has been taking this theory to the next level. She has been working diligently at improving her flexibility, specifically her middle splits. Tonight she jumped and landed in splits. In a parking lot! Sensei challenged her to train her splits on chairs. As soon as we got home she tried it. I took a photo of her first attempt. OUCH!

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Olive Oil Challenge :: Day 30

Eczema sucks! It is dry itchy and sometimes painful. I have been dealing with eczema on various parts of my body since Natalie was born. I have tried every cream on the market, nothing really worked. I have cortisone creams, but don’t want to use them long term. After stumbling on a website touting the amazing things you can do with olive oil, I figured I had nothing to lose, so I’d give it a try. I have been applying olive oil to my damp skin skin after every shower for the last 30 days. My eczema diminished to the point where it no longer bothers me. If you look at the pictures, you can still see remnants of where the eczema patches were, but they are no longer itchy or raised. In fact my skin has never been softer. I highly recommend olive oil to anyone looking for softer, smoother skin. If you have eczema, try olive oil for 30 days!

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