As promised – photos from our April trip to San Diego, CA. There were many firsts (like ice cream cones sand on your toes!) and the boys are still talking about it. This sums it up!
Zoos • Sea World •The Beach
May 15, 2013
May 14, 2013
So much to write about I’m not sure where to start. Since we last exchanged letters on screen, my boys have started at the local day care one day a week and are about to transition to big boy beds! Things are changing fast around here and I am just trying to keep up. I completely missed updating our blog with the family trip to San Diego so stay tuned for a very late account and a little slide show from that!
It seems daily I come home to more lucid sentence structure and definitely more 2 year old direction and command. Mommy! come here, sit here, pick me up, give me milk, stop talking (gotta love that one!), more pickles and my favorite (usually reserved for ouchies) - kiss me. Continue Reading →
March 25, 2013
Some time ago I stumbled upon a Blog Meme called This is Childhood. Really fun.
Funnily enough, I couldn’t bring myself to read past This is Two. I can’t willingly read past Two but it is bearing down on me anyway. Picture extremely loud and out of control freight train… I’m the one tied to the tracks!
Seriously though, I thought this meme was so sweet, poignant and completely worthy of a lunchtime read. This is definitely doable – a yearly synopsis?!
So here is my This is Two – then I will go back and one day write That was One and in another year I shall write We Are Three. Those are my big promises for today.
February 20, 2013
Pick your battles they say. And they are right.
We have our routines, as every young family does and I’m the first to admit that I like my ‘process’ with a big focus on the ‘pro’, mainly intended to convey ‘pro’action which is how I like to view my role in this thing called life. It allows me to mistakenly think I can pre-empt most of what is going to happen in a day so when the new ‘jammies’ refused to come off, let’s say it threw a wrench into my perfect ‘pro’gram.
I knew in an instant it was going to be an issue when I could hardly peel the soaked ‘jammy’ pants off the boys to put real pants on them this morning. I knew in my heart that our nanny was in for a fight with the shirts but life got in the way and her arrival was at least 45 minutes away… All stressed out and not focused on the jammies we forgot to warn our nanny about the dreaded ‘jammy’ shirts…Oops!
Sure enough –10 am I get a text saying she is fighting the good fight but cannot convince these tiny tyrants to give up the ‘jammy’ shirts.
Well, how should I know? All evidence to the contrary, I am not fluent in Two! The only thing to do was take the high road. We settled on this and let’s face it, wearing jammies to play group is not a crime.
Forever more I will not judge a child out in the public domain wearing jammies, fairy wings or spider man costumes, scary masks, stupid hats or ballet slippers in the rain. So glad to get that off my chest. No ‘jammy’ shirts were harmed in the making of this blog post.
January 10, 2013
It is a new year – a new ‘ski’son and a fresh perspective today. After a massive dumping of snow, the sun has finally come out just in time to highlight a stunning crystal blanket. It looks lovely: from my office window anyway, as my butt stays glued to my office chair and my fingers to the keyboard-grindstone!
It is a beautiful day in the mountains and I know there are more than a select few out there enjoying it. I almost ran over one of my ski friends this morning as I was on my way to work and she was crossing the road. The telltale sign she was on her way to the ‘alpine office’ being the grin on her face and OK! – the skis on her shoulder.
That is what makes living in the mountains and in paticular a ski town, interesting. While the rest of the region is on Snow Day Lock Down, we hum merrily along because this is really what we live for! This place thrives on the more snow the better.
December 27, 2012
It seems only fair that I add a Christmas update, given all the lead up to the actual day! With Birthdays, pre-Birthdays and Christmas celebrations, we have had non-stop action around here. It seems like Christmas just keeps giving and giving as Canada Post has opened its doors again and the rest of the Christmas surprises are starting to arrive in the mail! The boys are too excited to sleep anymore so naps have become a challenge but it is a small price to pay for so much fun. Soon enough we will be back to the regular grind so we are enjoying all this time together while we can.
These photos are from Christmas morning and our afternoon walk in Whistler Village. My personal favorites are the ones with the viking hats. Even Mr. A points at his brother and says ‘cute’ when they are wearing them. Yes, most certainly cute. Enjoy!
December 23, 2012
A Two Year Old Birthday is something to behold. Today’s activities were fun filled and action packed. I woke this morning remembering their birth. I think of it often actually, it was a serene and yet chaotic event, if I can use those descriptors without one cancelling the other out. It seems like yesterday I went with the flow and ended up with these two royal monkeys, yet time has definitely passed as is evident in the boys. They walk, they talk, they run and giggle. Not babies anymore but not quite anything else either, at least to me.
Since the boys were born, two hazy years ago, I’ve worried (only a little) that the Birthday/Christmas thing was going to mean that the boys would be gypped out of Birthday fun. Boy was I wrong. It hit me today that they will be showered with presents and fun simply because their birthday is so close to Christmas and the bonus here will be that we usually have time to do fun things together, around the Christmas vacation.
Their official party was on a regular early December weekend so we could invite friends and not feel like we were impeding on other people’s holidays but today we celebrated as a family and it was a blast! Continue Reading →
December 16, 2012
Hard to believe that we are already celebrating a second birthday! But we are. It crept up on us and fell in between boughts of the flu but we made it through and had fun doing it! Like last year we chose to have the party a little ahead of the actual birth day in hopes that guests were not ‘partied out’ given the season.
I learned a few things from last year. Hellium filled balloons are fun and fire on cake is weird. At least this year the blowers didn’t freak us out. We couldn’t even listen to the video of last year’s birthday without screaming in terror from the sound - I think it is audible in the video – might be fun to check it out! Continue Reading →
December 14, 2012
Tis the Season… for EVERYTHING. So it goes when you have Christmas birthdays. All the big stuff happens at the same time and we better get used to it!
We are not strangers to Christmas birthdays in our family. My brother was born just after Christmas so he has been getting the ‘Merry Birthmas’ combo gift much of his life. Now that I have Christmas Kids myself – I vow to send my brother a birthday gift that is not wrapped in Christmas paper…
So, we are smack dab into the festive season and have a couple of exciting events to document. One is a visit from Vecmamma (how we say grandmother in Latvian), a ride on the Polar Express and a 2nd Birthday Party.
But first let’s start with a visit to Santa!
December 5, 2012
So once again it’s been a long time since an update. I won’t belabor my working mom woes.
Some funny things have gone by un-documented and unless we are Facebook friends you probably haven’t seen any photos or videos of the boys lately, especially this gem!