Do you have one kid that seems more prone to catching various illnesses than your other children? Out of my three boys, the middle man always seems to be coming down with bugs. Right now he is dealing with a nasty one. We’re on day number 4 and praying for a turn around soon. This morning he was up at 3:30 AM
This afternoon I took some time to myself which I have to say, is pretty precious. I am naturally an introvert who needs alone time and at this stage of life, I am never alone. I am so thankful that I get to have a bustling household and I realized often when I go do my own thing I head to a coffee shop or go to an event where I’m once again surrounded by people. Today I craved real solitude and silence.
I’m still flabbergasted that I can’t do the monkey bars any more. If I had known this would happen I would have kept on swinging through my 30s. Regardless, I still make attempts at monkeying around; and pay the consequences. When we discovered Nobel Park on the University of British Columbia campus I was rearing to try the ropes course, monkey bar, climbing apparatus of awesomeness.
On Sunday, November 2nd is G Day in Vancouver. G Day is a social movement anchored by day-long events that emphasize self-esteem and leadership for girls aged 10-12. The first G Day was on April 28th and was attended by 250 girls. Leading up to the event I was asked to write a story about my own adolescence for the G Day blog. This time around I thought I’d post my story here for Elasticpantcity readers.
I genuinely believe there is a newborn vortex that sucks you in as soon as your precious bundle arrives and then spits you out on the other end of the first year. I’m beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel as Ezra, my 10 month old, has started to sleep through the night and the world grows crisp and clear like a sunny Autumn morning.
A lot of people have asked me how homeschooling is going and what we do so I thought I’d give another brief update. Each morning we do a variety of activities usually combining early literacy with Montessori method life skills. We want to teach our boys to be helpful around the home.
Scarves are like friends, you can never have too many. They also seem to be a gift giving favourite which is fine by me! I don’t remember the last time I had to buy a scarf. During Fall/Winter I’m going to wrap myself up in this cozy knit, faux fur number from of all places, Chapters Indigo.
Happy Monday! I always like it when bloggers I’ve been reading for a long time do a list of things you didn’t know about me and so I thought I’d kick off the week likewise.
1. I have a reoccurring hamster dream. When I was young I had several hamsters and by junior high I was done with cleaning cages. My last hamster was neglected and I’ve lived with the guilt ever since.
I’ve always liked the barely there makeup look where the concentration is on smooth skin and subtle colour on the cheek and lips. I have never been one to spend a lot of money on makeup and that’s why I like hitting the make-up aisle at Target for affordable products. I’ve just discovered their Pixie skin care line and the results are flawless.
A makeup artist for over 20 years, Petra Strand, who grew up in Sweden, launched Pixi Beauty in Soho London 15 years ago and has been helping women achieve gorgeous skin ever since. With a goal of creating flaw-fixing cosmetics, the mom-of-four and entrepreneur was set on making a line of makeup that not only enhanced a woman’s natural beauty, but that was also nourishing for her complexion.
Jethro turned three today and it has been a special day of appreciating our middle man. I made sure to slow down and take note of all the subtleties of his character as we ate cake, opened presents and celebrated his sweet existence. Here are a few things that stood out to me that I don’t want to forget.
When Jet received a dragon (from the movie of course!) he was in awe of it. Actually rendered speechless which is something that has never ever, ever happened before. He couldn’t believe that the dragon was his. When he was given the second present to open he was still enraptured with the dragon and although he opened his rocket ship, he didn’t play with it immediately.