Monday, May 04, 2015

The weekend

Weekends for us are usually pretty busy.  I usually work, there are birthday parties, playdates, chores to be done, homework, yoga etc.  And really I like to stay busy.  But this weekend there was very little of the busyness.  I got to spend 2 days with the three men in my little circle.   Don't get me wrong I love my friends and the kids love their friends, but it felt almost like we were on vacation.  We tried a new restaurant and Lucas ate different food and enjoyed it. We watched movies and introduced the kids to  Pee Wee Herman.  And as Nathan would say "He's just weird".   We went grocery shopping all together as a family (and spent a ton of money). 

We got to revel in each others company with very few other distractions.  And it was great cause I so love my family of four.  And I know these days may be fleeting, so I'm enjoying them so much.  I enjoy that they can do most things for themselves and that they help with groceries and chores.  But they still love to hang out with me and there's not a lot of attitude. 

Sometimes I get distracted by the busyiness of life or being involved in the busyiness of life.  When the most important things are right in front of me.  

What a wonderful world. 


Friday, May 01, 2015


My monthly challenges have been going pretty well, except for last month.  Last month I totally fell off the wagon.  I did jump on the Calgary Flames bandwagon!  Go flames Go!  January practicing piano wasn't great but okay... Feburary was good without checking social media (which I think means it wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be), March meditating was also good. 

This month I am doing the ab challenge. 

To Nathan on his 7th Birthday

Dear Nathan,

Happy Birthday Bub Bub! Today is your seventh birthday and I'm starting this before we head off to the Apple store to get you an ipod mini.  You've asked everyone for money, so you can save up and buy it.  You are doing really well at math and adding, so all this money has been fun for you.   You are doing well in school in general, your reading is coming along.  You read to us in English or french every night.   You were lucky this year to get the same teacher Lucas had and she is excellent. 

You continue to be cute and have great facial expressions.  You are always making us smile even if it the way you pronouce things... like Tim Portons. Your shrugs are priceless and the way you tell me something as though it's so obvious puts a smile on my face. 

You have become very sporty this year.  We did a lot of skiing this winter and you start on the easy chair and going slow and by the end of the year you were skiing on the silver chair and would ski faster then me each run.  You progressed so well this year.    We also got a new pool table and you are doing well with that too.  I think that having a big brother pushes you to do more.

We did lots of fun family stuff together while you were 6 and you were a lot of fun to do it with.  You don't need a stroller and you love to do all the same stuff as your brother.  Sometimes you are even more up to doing the adventurous stuff.

You are also a very loving, snuggly kid.  When I read books to you at night you like it when I lay down so you can snuggle in.  You also love to give kisses and get kisses.  The other night you fell asleep on my arm and I love listening to the sounds of your breathing. 

Your kid birthday was lots of fun too.  Nice to see you get along so well with your peers.  Matthew is your closest friends, but you do get along with everyone in your class.  You invited both girls and boys and everyone had a good time.  Treasure hunts and crafts and the hit was the chocolate fountain. 

I'm so enjoying the age you are at. We love spending time together and you also enjoy spending time with others.  You aren't demanding of my time like when you were young, but we have so much fun together.  We smile all the time and laugh.  I can rationalize with you and you listen and learn and laugh. 

Happy birthday to my wonderful boy.

love mom.