Thursday, June 28, 2012

Sh*% My Two Year Old Says

makes me happy.

Here are a few things the Byrd has said recently that have cracked me right up...

"Thank you for this wonderful supper mommy," as she eats pizza and broccoli for the second evening in a row.

"I just needed some fresh air," she says when I happen upon her pulling on her curtains during nap.

"Mommy you're exhausting me," I'm told when I suggest she put together the oval puzzle and I the square. Obviously I was to do the oval and she the square - duh!

"I feel balanced," she reports atop her favourite white horse on the carrousel.

"Daddy you're brutal," she chirps from the back seat of the car when Kev hit the curb while parallel parking.

And my personal favourite...

"Happy Mother's Day," Byrd swoons, with a hug and a kiss no less, as she hands me Kev's Father's Day present.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Rounding Out

makes me happy.

I usually get up in the morning, before everyone else, drink my lemon hot water and cayenne mix and unload the dishwasher.

This morning I drank my mix but didn't unload the dishwasher as, for whatever reason, it didn't get turned on last night.

I turned it on before Kelly, the kids, and I headed out on our CN Tower adventure.

After navigating many flights of stairs throughout our subway system with 2 strollers and 4 kids, collapsing Kelly's double stroller too many times to get through too small doorways, and listening to 3 toddlers ask if we're there yet from 10 feet out the door on, we made a round trip to the Tower and back home in 3 and 1/2 hours.

Evan, Byrdie, and Edison - bored in two minutes.

Stevie - upset about her ears popping.

Upon our return home, nobody in my house napped, the clean dishes were still filthy as the homemade carrot soup I made for lunch the day before, which I was sure all the children would love but actually hated, dried up and stuck on like glue, and Stevie cried the entire time I tried to prepare dinner.

But... I did love the morning adventure and how easy it was for Kelly and I to laugh off the speed bumps, the view from the CN Tower is still spectacular, I got to see my buddy Lu in the afternoon as she's doing the landscaping over at Kelly & Sandy's house,  Kev took both girls off my hands the second he was done work so I could finish off the marinade, and dinner ended up being quite tasty.

First World Problems unifying into one pretty sweet day.

*deep breathe sigh *

Monday, June 25, 2012

Our Journey

makes me happy.

My computer is still acting waays.

I now can't even open my iPhoto without the whole computer freezing.

You can imagine how frustrating that may be for...

One of Those Girls Who Likes To Take Photos - 


I mean, I had a camera loaded with fun photos like these...

from Evan's 3rd birthday party on the weekend and...

no where to put them.

Until, my love, Kev broke down and put them on his computer.

And now,

on this 25th day of June,

Evan & Rose's birthdays,

the day we lost Michael Jackson,

and Farrah Fawcett...

('Poor Farrah,' Kevyn always says),

Kev and I are officially...


his computer.

Crazy - I know.

So I guess I also want to say,

on this 25th day of June



happy 14th anniversary babe - just remember, we didn't even own one computer back in '98!


Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Grading

makes me happy.

You know what makes me thirsty?

When I set myself up to nurse Stevie,

at our breakfast bar,

with the nursing pillow,

my computer,


a glass of water... which I have left it in the kitchen.

That makes me sooooo thirsty.

Even thirstier is when...

I leave my glass of water on the breakfast bar beside me,

but just slightly out of reach.

Thirstiest still is... watching these guys lay what seemed like acres of sod during this Toronto heat wave.

Terribly thirsty until they did this...

and the sky did this...

and  then this.

Now I'm all good.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hangin' At The UC

makes me happy.

If anyone is looking for me this summer,

chances are very good,

that you'll find me...

in our backyard.

Or the Urban Cottage, as we fondly refer to it as.

As many of you know, having a new born certainly ties you to the homestead.

We're trying to establish routines over here,

so I find doing the majority of feedings, naps, baths, and bedtimes at home now...

will help provide us with more freedom in the future.  I know it did with the Byrd.

So like I said, if you're looking for me...

first try the Urban Cottage.

If that fails then check Costco. I might be picking up something to throw on the barbecue along with box or twelve of diapers.