Ashlyn is really into winter for some reason this year. I'm not a fan of the cold, but I remember how much I loved skating when I was little so after a trip to a used sporting good store to get myself and Ashlyn some skates, we headed out one mild Saturday afternoon to have some family fun.
By our third time out a few weeks later, Ashlyn was skating all by herself! I love seeing the pride on her face when she masters a new skill. She's still pretty wobbly but hey, so am I!
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I don't make New Year's resolutions, but somehow over the past couple of weeks a new motto seems to have taken hold my brain. Things are getting easier, in some respects at least, in our family life. Even when trying to keep things manageable, life gets crazy with one child at school, extra curricular activities, classes for the toddler who turns 3 (!?!) in two months, and my college courses, not to mention my husband's work/exercise/social schedule, but there are no babies in this house any Read more [...]
I love getting mail. Well, perhaps I should revise that statement: I love getting GOOD mail. You know, something that isn't junk or a bill, something in a pretty envelope that was sent by a loved one or friend. One of my favourite parts of the holidays is getting cards in the mail! Ginger P Designs is trying to increase the amount of good mail that is going around through Ginger Mail, a program that delivers a variety of greeting cards, stationery items and other fun surprises to your mailbox every Read more [...]
I cannot believe how quickly the holiday season went this year! Having two little ones who were old enough to really be involved and excited about Christmas was just amazing. We were able to have a holiday that was exciting, full of fun and yet wasn't too overwhelming. We held our annual cookie decorating party for Ashlyn and Rowan's little friends on the Friday before Christmas and had 7 guests who were able to attend, with a few last minute cancellations due to the nasty bugs that are going around. Read more [...]
Between the cold and the snow that we've been (endlessly) receiving for the last few weeks, having a new movie available for the afternoon is almost a necessity. Now that Christmas is over, we're looking for less seasonal themes and more adventure. The new Muppets "Of Pirates and Pigs Collection" packages two classic Muppets movies for hours of entertainment!
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