Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Early mornings. Like really early.

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I've never been great at getting my kids on any kind of sleep schedule. I just go with the flow and complain when they aren't having perfectly timed naps and when bedtime takes forty seven hours. Logical thinking, I know.

The other night I was watching Bill Mahar and Jerry Seinfeld was on, and he revisited his kids' bedtime rant bit. It's hilarious.

"The bedtime routine for my kids is like this Royal Coronation Jubilee Centennial of rinsing and plaque and dental appliances and the stuffed animal semi-circle of emotional support. And I've gotta read eight different moron books. You know what my bedtime story was when I was a kid? Darkness!....Anybody that has kids now, we're just too into it."

I mean, so true, right? Hilarious.

These days Ben and Saeyer are equally not into sleep, and 5 am is the new 6 am. I was alright with 6 am. I had accepted 6 am. Even on Sundays. But 5? Nothing is even remotely interesting before 5 am. Every morning on our kitchen chalkboard we write out the day of the week and the weather. This morning we drew a moon and stars people. And it's still technically summer.

What is going to happen when daylight savings hits? Please helppppp!!
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Monday, 15 September 2014

Supercrawl 2014

Over the weekend we took a little stroll through Supercrawl, a really great local art/fashion event. So much fun! We have a few interesting ties to this amazing event, my Mom is an organizer of the fashion events (and a pretty cool photo exhibit) and Billy's sister Cass is one of the models (the BEST model, if you ask me). So it was definitely something we couldn't miss.

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Perfect weather! Is there anyone who doesn't love September? No. No there is not.



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Does anyone remember/miss the local graffiti contest that they used to have on top of Jackson Square? It was so cool.





There's no mistaking this girl for Ben's aunt. She looks more related to him than I do. 





Food trucks. The true keys to my heart.

Supercrawl, see you next year! 
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Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Sawyer - Seven Months!

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Month seven is rather interesting for this little man. We are in the thick of teething, and some days/nights are really really tough. But, he's such a trooper about it. There's a lot of snuggles and hours upon hours of nursing but I'm happy to oblige. Poor thing!

Sawyer has really discovered his voice lately and is doing this sort of cooing/singing bit a lot. It's very loud and adorable. Ben thinks it's the funniest thing in the world.

Also, solid foods! Oh we are discovering new veggies and fruits and he's loving it. Except for carrots. And peaches. But peas are a real hit.
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Monday, 1 September 2014

Arcade Fire!

I happen to know this pretty amazing girl named Rachel who I love and adore and who recently invited us to see Arcade Fire. As if I didn't already have enough reasons to love this girl.

We went early and popped in to the CNE. So much fun!!

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And after a terrifying ride on this thing and a lot of very bad-for-you food it was time for the show!!

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Couldn't have had a more fun time. Here's a little picture of us and our handsome bearded men. Not a bad looking group I'd say.

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I'm ashamed to admit that I forgot that Arcade Fire prefer a more theatrical dress code. Whyyyy did I forget this? Do you know how amazing I would have dressed if I had remembered? Needless today, I have since purchased a fancy mascarade mask for the next time they're in town. True story.
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Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sawyer at Six Months

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Half a year already! This little man is growing so quickly and he just keeps getting more awesome.

This smile that you see is so indicative of how he is. All. The. Time. He is happy and smiling every second of the day, just about. He's moving around so much lately, he's rushing to crawl that's for sure. I guess it's easy to do when you see Ben running around all day.

He giggles a lot and watches Ben all day long with big wide eyes. I can see so clearly how close they will be. Ugh, it's just the best thing ever to see.
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Saturday, 2 August 2014

Battlefield Park

When Billy has a day off and we don't have errands to run, we try to really make the most of it. I hate it when they are filled with boring things like groceries and cutting the grass. The other day we had a day to ourselves and Cass was over, so we wanted to do something awesome. We packed the kids up and headed to Niagara Falls, and then it started POURING. Like, buckets of water non stop forever. So, we packed the kids back up in the car after hiding out under the pizza pizza tent for an hour and drove back to the city. Billy, however, refused to give up, and took us out for ice cream and to this beautiful place. It was still a bit rainy, but it was perfect. 

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This tree. LOVE.

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Do we look like nerdy tourists, or what?

It's easily one of my new favourite places, I can't wait to go back for a picnic. Perhaps with a discreet wine bottle.

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Sawyer - Five Months!

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Oh Sawyer. You're the sweetest little ginger baby in the world. So teething has begun around here, and this little guy is such a trooper! He has some fussy days but overall he's a tough little thing. Still sleeping great, still being adorable. We just love him!!!

He also couldn't be any chubbier. Seriously, the thigh rolls are ridic.
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A day out with Thomas!

A little while ago we took the boys down to St. Thomas to see the REAL Thomas! Or a big Thomas slapped on the front of an old train, but still! Ben went nuts, as you can imagine.

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It felt like a very parent-y thing to do, taking our kids to something like this. I can't wait to go again next year! Note to anyone who wants to do this, be prepared to spend $678759 on a balloon. Start saving now.
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Wednesday, 18 June 2014

A grey day at the beach

It must be the Irish in me, but I love grey days, especially summer ones. I would be happy if there was no sun all season long, and it just came back here and there in the fall. Sadly we will soon be pummelled with sun and humidity for a good few months, but yesterday we got lucky. It was cloudy and cool and so perfect for a morning at the beach. As we were leaving it even started to rain, I LOVED IT.



This boy loves to throw rocks in the water, let me tell you.









What, you don't take pictures of rocks at the beach?







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Those #normalizeit ladies would be so proud of me! Though I always cover up, call me a prude ;)

Anyway, it was a perfect day. Looking forward to many more this summer.
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Sawyer - Four Months

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This little guy is four months old and he's a DREAM. He sleeps so well, he's laughing and trying so hard to roll over. He's SUCH a good sport about his brother showering him with (often way too much) love. We love this little guy beyond words. Sweet baby Sawyer, you are wonderful.
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