Tuesday, 25 March 2014

A journey of another kind



Just wanted to jot down the start of my weight loss journey.  I have been using My Fitness Pal and started counting my calories.  I have started with the goal of losing 25lbs and am at 8 so far.  My first goal is ten lbs and it is proving difficult for me to get there.  But I am determined!  This is it!  My SIL is getting married on the summer as well as my high school BFF and I want to look good in those photos.  
As soon as it quits snowing and warms up, I plan on picking up the couch to 5k program I started last summer.  In the meantime, I have this to deal with :S

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Mom moment

Last night I had one of those moments where you think to yourself, "wow, this is such a mom thing to do."  I was just sewing some touches on to Myles' costume for Halloween.  Nothing big, but it just struck me as something I envisioned a mom doing.  
The other "mom" moment I experienced recently, was putting Madelyn to bed and she was tossing and turning trying to get comfortable and I burst out " Will you quit fidgeting and go to sleep!"  Totally something my own mother has said to me growing up. 

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Grateful


I think I am going to try to record little things that make me happy or that I am grateful for.  I am sure there will be a lot that include my children and Matt, but I also want to be grateful and thankful for other blessings that don't directly have much to do with me.
Anyways, today I am grateful for gray skies...they really showcase the beauty of autumn leaves.

What are you thankful for?

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Look what's growing..


Besides the kids of course!
We finally got around to planting grass.


We were worried it didn't take at first, 


But it seems to be doing just fine!






I'm back?


It has been a crazy busy summer.  Well, it is a crazy busy life I have got!  Our summer was full of visits to the splashpad, play dates, family time, movies, a couple of trips to the beach and so much more!  I will have to do a photo dump soon!
I also had a personal... I am not sure what the right word is.  Tragedy seem to great, issue not great enough.  Definitely a struggle and upset.  But we are moving past it and are continually thankful for all our blessings.  Not quite ready to go into details, we haven't even shared details with family, but we are all healthy and happy and that is the main thing we are focusing on.

Madelyn is in SK full time this year and I miss her!  I am off three days a week of which she is in school and I am working weekends when she is off!  the same craziness is what Matt and I do, but at least we are saving on daycare.  And the kids are usually home with at least one of us.
Meredith is a great help to me.  A second mother to Myles, or so she likes to think! Both kids help me out while Madelyn is in school and love getting her off the bus at the end of the day! 
Myles is growing in leaps and bounds!  He is very tall, but has slimmed down.  He isn't very verbal, which, I admit, worries me, but he grasps things very well and seems to understand.  So hopefully my worry is for nothing.  
And, despite our crazy work schedules, Matt and I are also doing well. We feel very blessed and thankful to be raising our family on this farm and in our beautiful home. Looking forward to all the memories we will be making.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Field Trip



Last Thursday, Madelyn had a field trip to Greenview Aviaries and Zoo.  I was so thankful when we got the notice home that the trip was scheduled on a Thursday since I don't work on Thursdays.  She was excited to have me along.

For such a small place, I cannot believe how many animals there were!  Tigers and Lions and Bears, OH MY!  Seriously, though, very impressive for the size of the place.

There was a huge play equipment area that Madelyn loved playing on, a splash pad (which was too cold to use on this particular day, but we are looking forward to going back!) and a zip line!  Madelyn didn't want to attempt, but that was fine with me!  And, of course, the animals!!  Here are just a few of our favs:

This is Carl the Tiger
You can buy buckets of food to feed the animals.  The girls loved to feed the deer, monkeys and lemurs the best.







Madelyn apparently can speak Peacock, they answered her as she called out and they all spread their fans for  her as we walked by.






My favourite, the baby snow monkey and his mom.  The baby fell of this gate and made a little cry and the mom came running over and scooped him up and ran away with him.  It was so sweet!



We mostly explored with one of her friends and her mom and then split off after lunch.  It was so cold, and they had a snack bar, so I decided to get us a hot lunch instead of eating the cold lunch we packed. Madelyn said it was the best hot dog ever, lol, I think she was just hungry.





While on the bus I talked with another mom who told me that her daughter, Kaleigh, had been asking to have Madelyn come over for a playdate, but she didn't know how to get in touch.   We exchanged information, which is so great!  I was worried about how Madelyn had been interacting socially at school, since she can be a little shy, so this makes me feel better knowing that she does have at least one friend.  

All in all, good field trip!  Madelyn has another one in a couple of weeks at a local pool, which I cannot go to since I work.  Can't wait to see what is in store for next year!  

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Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Big Boy Bed


I took these pictures thinking " Success!  Myles is easily transitioning to his own bed from our bed."  
And then he woke up after a twenty minute nap and would not go back down.  
What can I say, though?  We apparently have a pretty comfy bed.