Tuesday, December 31, 2013

So...why does it matter?

Alex:  Mama, do we have relish?
Mama:  I'm not sure, I can check...
Alex:   Well, I don't want any...just ketchup & mustard.

Monday, December 30, 2013

All I want for Christmas...

Just for you grandma Brenda!!
This is what happened Christmas Day at dinner!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Dinner Conversation Hilarity

Mama: we have a problem, the library says we have 31 books checked out, but when I returned them, there were only 30!
Caitlyn: They totally lied!
Mama: Sure Caitlyn, if it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it must be a rooster!
Alex: Mama, roosters don't quack, they say, "cock a doodle doo"!
Mama: thank you, peanut gallery!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Out of Left Field

The kids are playing soccer...
Caitlyn:  My team's Red Fire, what's yours?
Alex: Roasting Kittens!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Missing the Point

Alex:  The first one up the stairs gets to be the rotten egg!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Someone Needs to Work on Her Excuses

Alex:  But mom, it wasn't was just...myself!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

2013 Education System in Canada

Mama:  What are you learning about at school this week?
Caitlyn:  Furry tales!! 
Mama:  Furry tales?
Caitlyn:  Yes, furry tales, you know, like Humpty Dumpty!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


4:30 AM
Papa finally goes in....she's sitting in the middle of her bed.
Papa: What's wrong?
Alex:  I'm stuck on top of my blankets and I can't get under them!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Singing with Alex

Alex: Mary had a little man, little man, little man.  Mary had a little does the rest go?

Saturday, March 16, 2013

When I Grow Up

Papa:  What do you want to be when you grow up?
Caitlyn:  I want to be just me....a princess!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

5 Years Old

Caitlyn turned five yesterday!

 She got swim goggles, which she is currently wearing to eat lunch!

I can't believe my little princess is five years old.

Caitlyn,  I am so proud of you!  You are a responsible, well mannered, helpful little girl.  It's amazing to think that just 6 years ago you didn't exist, and now I can't imagine my life without you!  You have a fabulous sense of humor and make us laugh every day.  You are a fabulous older sister.  You are fiercely protective of your sister, whether she needs it or not!

I hope you have a fantastic year!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Beauty Parlour

Recently, one of the girls favorite past times is to do my hair.  The end result usually looks something like this:

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Tea Party

Recently, Caitlyn was invited to a tea party.  Alex was devastated that she was too little to go.  So, I made her a little tea party.  As we sat down to eat, she said, "THIS, is a tea party?"

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013


We recently bought a new board game called Agricola.
Can you spot the first born?

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Thankful Thursday - Laughter

Conversations like this make me laugh every day!

Caitlyn: For my birthday I want chocolate cupcakes, with chocolate icing and a chocolate chip on top.
Alex:  For my 2 1/2 birthday, I want watermelon cupcakes
Caitlyn:  Oh Alex, you blow my mind!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Counting with Alex

Alex:  1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, H, 9, 10, 3!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Thankful Thursday

One of my favorite bloggers does Thankful Thursdays.
In an effort to focus on gratitude this year, and force myself to blog regularly, I’ve decided to give it a shot.
This week, she’s grateful for a husband who changes diapers which made me think of two things I’m grateful for.
1.       The end of diapers is in sight!  I’m sure we’re still months away, but I’m grateful for little girls who are growing up!  As much as I love cuddling babies, I LOVE kids.  The things that come out of their mouths make us laugh everyday.  We can do fun things together.  They help around the house.  Being spontaneous is possible again, we no longer have to pack up half the house to leave for a day out.
2.       A husband who cooks.  I like cooking when I have time, but right now, time is in short supply.  I am super-grateful to have a husband who puts creative, nutritious, delicious dinners on the table at least 5 days a week.  This also means I get delicious lunches every day from the leftovers!  There’s something about being cooked for that makes me feel loved and nurtured.  It’s also an amazing thing for my girls to see that cooking can be fun, easy, and enjoyable.