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Feb

The Post Nap Haze

2017

Some days Max wakes up ready to rock. But a lot of days he wakes up foggy, and he needs a few minutes to truly wake up from his nap. I feel ya buddy. I feel like that most mornings ;)

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Feb

Locating the Ball

2017

I could get all deep here and say something about them looking out at the world together. But the truth is – there is a ball stuck on the top of our awning in the backyard and Max is fixated on it coming down. He realized he can SEE the ball out Callum’s window, and he keeps going to stare at it, and ask for it.

I really hope it comes down in the spring when the snow melts.

Locating the Ball

15

Feb

16 Degrees on Feb 15

2017

There are two reasons I picked this photo for today:
1. It’s mid February and the boys were outside in t shirts!
2. Max has a band aid on his forehead after splitting his head open in his sleep, on his head board.

Never a dull moment around here (yes it scared the crap out of me!)

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Feb

My Valentines

2017

Heart shaped pizzas with my three boys. That’s everything I need.

(Max’s concentration, Callum’s giggle, and Gareth’s little smile. Just the best)

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Feb

You Are My Sunshine

2017

Ever look at your kids and your heart just explodes? Ya…me too.

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Max has been so into havingĀ  a ponytail in his hair lately! He sees me pull my hair back, and he wants to copy. Who am I to say no? It’s not about gender or right or wrong or someone thinking he looks silly. It’s about him wanting to feel connected to his mom, to copy my behaviour. I don’t CARE if someone thinks it’s girly or silly or wrong. He’s just navigating his way.

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Feb

Coffee Prep

2017

Gareth gets my coffee ready for me almost every morning. He doesn’t drink it, he doesn’t like it, but he knows I love it and so he takes care of it for me.
The other day Callum asked me – “want me to get your coffee ready for you for the morning Mommy?”
This is a direct reflection on Gareth. He takes care of everyone and is teaching the boys to think of ways to make everyone else’s day easier. Be wild, be a bit crazy, but always be kind my boys.

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12

Feb

Blocks & A Digger

2017

Rubble on the double! Between the blocks, his little digger, and his daddy with the big imagination (and construction site experience, because that’s def needed!) Callum is in heaven.

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Feb

Mr. Independent

2017

Mr Independent Max over here.

Lately all we hear is “Me! Me!”. He needs to do everything for himself. Including putting “yam!” (jam) on his toast. At 5:30 am.

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