We just returned from our 2nd annual family ski trip to Mount Tremblant, Quebec. Unlike last year, Kyle and I flew there while the rest of the gang made the seven+ hour drive from Toronto. Kyle and I flew Porter … Continue reading →
When Kyle was turning one I started reading toddler books. I knew that Toddler behaviour will probably be a challenge for us since a) John and I were both a hand-full when we were young and b) Kyle had that “wild”, rambunctious attitude about him as a baby. One of my favourite books was called Toddler ABC Guide to Discipline by Michelle Smith with Rita Chandler. I liked the advice (actual actionable steps), and the writing, but mostly, I liked that it was a VERY short book and a quick read. Too many advice books, although helpful and full of information, are not great as reference books, for when you really need to look up advice based on the situation at hand. Continue reading →
My husband and I apparently missed the baby boat. Or in our case, we jumped ship too early. As it turns out, we know 17 couples that are expecting their first child between now and August. Apparently the Mayans had it all wrong. 2012 is the year of the baby! I guess this shouldn’t surprise me since we attended 12 weddings in 2009 (including our own), 14 weddings in 2010 and 7 weddings this past year. As well, we’re (hopefully) expecting to receive some additional baby news from more of our friends. Let the baby showers begin
Kyle (12 weeks pregnant)
Granted, of the 17 couples we know, six are acquaintances, four live out of country and one lives out of province.
There are of course pros and cons to this.
Kyle will be between a year and a half to almost two years older than most of these babies. That means, after their birth, it’ll be another year and a half at least until Kyle will have more “play friends”.
We don’t need to look for new friends!
Our friends will finally understand what my blog posts and baby ramblings mean.
Of course I’m just kidding. It will all be positive! We’re so excited and happy for our family and friends to begin this new journey of their lives. We love every second with Kyle and we wouldn’t trade that for anything in the world. If anything, this is making me think that we should start thinking about baby #2 soon!*
PS. As of posting date, three of our friends had their baby. Congrats to Sari and Scott on the birth of their son, Katie and Pete on the birth of their daughter and Carmi and Jeremy on the birth of their daughter.
I was at a wedding a few weeks ago and a friend of mine mentioned, in passing (as if this isn’t a big deal), how her brother-in-law recently got married under the traditions of the church of flying spaghetti monster. She kept on talking to get to some other point of her story, but I had to stop her right then and there. I mean, was she joking? Did she make it up? Did she really say The Church of the Flying spaghetti monster?
Sure, I’ve heard of the church of scientology. I mean, Tom Cruise is the President or something which obviously made that famous. But I can’t say I’ve heard of the Church of the flying spaghetti monster (FSM)? I have since confirmed it exists! Apparently, the church is 10 million followers strong and is continuing to grow. Followers of this religion refer to themselves as Pastafarian; Continue reading →
When my husband and I went to New Zealand, one of the things on our “bucket” list was ZORBing (the sport of globe riding)*. I’ve seen it on the Amazing Race (my favourite reality TV show) and I just had … Continue reading →
It didn’t really hit me until last month. I’d seen this behaviour show it’s ugly little face before, but I never thought it was a persistent problem. It only hit me during our last playdate when we basically scared my friend and her son away*. I immediately messaged my husband at work and said “I think Kyle’s a bully”.