Showing posts with label life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label life. Show all posts

Monday, January 04, 2016

New year goal setting

It's that time again! Beginning of a new year! Perfect time to reflect on the past year and make goals for the new year ahead. The husband and I re-write our goals every year. From personal growth, family, healthy living, career and financial goals. 

Some goals for this year and in no particular order, are:

Being a better mother. There's always improvement in this job ha! I always feel I could do more or do things different. I want to raise respectful independent boys with big hearts full of love. I want to show them so many things! Every night I go to bed thinking about how I could be better the next day. 

Just love these boys Sooo much! 

2016 here will be about healthy! Healthy living! Healthy eating! For all of us!

Baby M is now on solids and im soo excited to make his baby food. Big brother loves a wide range of foods and I hope that baby M follows in those same footsteps. So introducing superfoods at an early stage to help ensure he loves the taste of healthy! 

Small changes. We are not making big changes to diet or anything. But instead small changes that are easy to apply and therefore becomes part of our lifestyle. ---- Juicing every weekend
- using our pressure cooker for many meals (blog post on this soon) make healthy meals quick and easy and one pot clean up which is great being a mom of 2! Like this chicken soup in 30mins that the whole family loved! 

-30min workouts twice a week 
- drink more green tea less coffee 
-cooking with coconut oil 
-exfoliate and moisturize daily 
-drink more water 

Just a few things we are doing to get healthy! 

Other goals include going to church with the kids more often. Giving back more. Being less wasteful. Conserving energy. Saving more. Traveling more. Making a vision board for our future. My list goes on and on ha. 

Little K is understanding the concept of money more and more. From very early on I would talk to him about money and saving in his piggy bank and how much things cost when we purchase. Lately he's been asking more questions about it. So a new thing we are doing is having him put money he gets into his piggybank. Then making him choose between toys that he wants and purchasing them with the money he saved. We were amazed to see how he was going back and forth trying to decide which of the 3 toys he wanted, and choosing one and knowing he will pay for it himself. Ha! Little k has financial goals. 

But that's a lesson for all of us too. 

What are your 2016 goals!? 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Big Bro Little bro

As a little brother you get the advantage of learning so much from big brother. Big brother  is learning how to live life with a little sidekick too! 

Big bro bugs you a lot right now and thinks you are hilarious with the ️adorable baby sounds you make. 
He's also very protective and makes sure you are involved in everything we do as a family. He's always asking where you are and that we can't forget you. Ha! 

You are almost 6 weeks old and we are always comparing you to big bro. We do that because we are amazed to see 2 kids WE made, growing in front of us! Little miracles, little people! 
Will you grow to be just like your brother or very different? Either way you will be your own person. 
Both of you individuals with your own likes and dislikes, your own personalities making up our little family. We will always make sure you both respect eachothers differences because as your big bro already says, 'you are a people, and I am a people' haha we are all people! Different but in the end all the same, we are human! 
It's such a blessing being your parents and we will love you both just the same forever! 

And when you are older and can't stand eachother (haha) I'll be sure to show you these adorable pictures! 

Big bro little bro Love! 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Just a little this and that

What's going on this week? back to school colds, that's what! Little K came home with a cold and passed it on to babyM and mommy!

The other night was tough! I sent the Mr out at midnight to get some things to help with baby M's cold! 

The hydra sense is helping sooo much!! 

To be safe since M is only 1 month I took them both to the doctor yesterday. 

Oh yes , just me and 2 sick kiddies. 

Little K was great at first, pushing the stroller, pressing the elevator buttons, being a big boy getting weighed and temperature checked.... Then it was baby M's turn. Little K wasn't thrilled at the shift in attention. Sooo Mr 3 year old came out full force, making noise, climbing the walls, Pretending to run out of the office. Whaaa!!! I couldn't wait to get out of there. He was testing my patience that's forsure! Momlife!!! Insert tears here haha 
No doctor pics, you can imagine why, my hands were pretty full! Ha!

This past weekend we went to the amusement park, it will be closing for the season soon, so we need to make the most of our dino walks! 

Or strolls.

Fun walk and great exercise for us. Ha!

Especially after our Sunday lunch! 

Can you believe that this past weekend was my first time making lasagna! My mom makes the best lasagna! And even tho it was my first time, I followed her directions and added a little flare of my own and it was sooo delish! Yum!! 

Since I've been on maternity leave I've been cooking a lot more! But with 2 kids, it isn't easy! 

I'm trying out a lot of new slowcooker recipes as well. 2 kids need so much of my attention it's hard to take extra time in the kitchen! But I don't mind! As long as we have easy delicious meals planned we are all happy!! 

My baby boy will be 6 weeks this week. He's beginning to pay more attention, looking closely at us and beginning to coo! So adorable! 

I think little K can't wait for baby to notice him! 

Oh! And yesterday we went to try out for piano!! Little k is showing a lot of interest. 

He loved it but he's still a bit young to begin the lessons. So enrollment wot be until next summer. In the meantime, we will begin practice at home! 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Life of my kiddies

This week is the second week of JK! 

Little man had a great week last week 
Which makes me sooo happy! 

Daddy will begin drop offs this week, so an earlier start it will be.

I'll be doing pickups with my sweet baby boy.

We have bedtime sorted and little k is sleeping between 8-9pm. Yay! 

Lunches were perfect last week. Little k loved them all! 

The yumbox is really the best thing for lunch! A little bit of everything to keep little k happy and full! 

I feel like the days are flying by! 

Little k is 3.5 going on 13! 

And baby M is 4 weeks going on 4 months!! Haha 

He's already in 3-6 month clothing!
My big boys! 

Last week baby M had his hearing test.
He passed, and they gave us a free kids book. So nice! 

Now with little k in school I'll have so much more time to snuggle with baby M. 

Hope everyone has a great second week back to school!

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

The first day of junior kindergarden

Here we are, beginning JK! 4 years ago still more than a month away from your birthday! 

My little boy. You were a baby in my arms just 4 years ago! 

At almost 4 years old you have been to 2 different daycares, a montessori school and now public school. I felt confident about today and your independent little self beginning your first day! You are good with change and adapt pretty fast. You are very vocal about what you like and don't like! So we will hear about it forsure! 

This morning as we had breakfast you expressed that you rather be home! Ha! I took a video of our conversation it was pretty cute! 

We styled your hair, like you asked. 

We packed up your little brother and drove to the school. 

You were ready! Head held high and walked in the school like you knew all about it! 

Not one tear from any of us haha.

You went in with a teacher,
She walked you to your class. 

You didn't even look back! Thx for that! Ha!

When I picked you up you said you had fun! You loved your new class! 

I had a cake pop waiting for you! You loved that!! I'll have Cake pops for you all week! Yay! This is a big deal this JK! 

I am so happy! Hoping day 2 is just as smooth!!

I have your lunch packed and ready. 

In your backpack was a package of forms. I spent the evening signing these forms. Lunch and milk programs too. I even filled out your agenda with the upcoming days off and teacher meetings. 

Mommy is just as excited as you are!!

My first baby off to school! We love you so much! 

Monday, September 07, 2015

Weekend fun before school!

Oh boy tomorrow is the first day of school! And like many parents we are nervous for our little ones! 

Little k is going to JK! Where did these 4 years go! 

I just prepared his clothes for tomorrow morning and his school bag.

Tomorrow he is going in for just 2 hours and Wednesday he begins full day! 

This weekend we had Soo much fun with family and friends! 

My sister had a 30th birthday party at her place. 

While the adults had fun my older niece helped put the littles to sleep haha. 

Yesterday we had a bbq party at our place. And little k met a new friend 

It's been sooooo hot here which is great! 
But better if we were having pool parties this weekend haha.

Baby M is 3 weeks old already! 

My cutie!! 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

My second birth story! Part 2

So I left off yesterday's post at the first contraction at 1pm while I was painting my nails!

We knew it was GO time! We all rushed to the car. Little k was saying, It's ok mommy! And letting me know he had a tummy ache once too. Such a cutie! 

I was trying really hard not to scare him. But the pain was unbearable that I had no choice but to let out my pain in screams haha! In between contractions I would let him know that mommy was ok and that we were going to the hospital to get baby Michael. He was telling daddy to drive faster too haha. He KNEW the urgency! Daddy was the best under pressure! 

We called our family and they all were further than us from the hospital so they began to make their way up as well! 

The drive there was about 30mins!!! Omg felt forever! Daddy got us there as fast as he could and safely! Although this time my contractions were already 2-3 mins apart I couldn't speak or move, only scream in pain!

As we drove through the hospital grounds, a family of 5 crossing the street, seemed as though they were taking forever! My husband honked and made hand gestures to let them know to hurry up!! They didn't look to happy, but we drove past and parked right in front of the hospital. 

Daddy had to think fast! He ran out of the car to grab a wheel chair. As he tried to help me out of the car.. Which was extremely hard with the amount of pain these contractions were...

That family we just yelled at, came running to our rescue. Daddy asked them to take me to the labor and delivery ha! Complete strangers! Husband, wife and their 3 kids! Daddy went to park the car and rushed up with little k...

I was in the most pain I have ever felt in my life haha, and with complete strangers bringing me to have my baby haha. 

We got to the labor floor, busted in there screaming haha. They rushed me to a room. They all KNEW it was time!!!! Nurses came running to help, the doctor was paged. 

The women I just met, helped change me into a gown. Daddy then came running in. He left little k with the woman's husband and kids we just met. 

The doctor checked me, I was 6cm this was about 1:40pm. Then they checked again 8cm...! Time to push! My mom and sister were still driving up the highway!

Whoa! I was having this baby! No pain killers ha! it's what I wanted for this birth.. Well that's off my check list. 

So it just so happened that the woman I just met is actually completing her courses to be a doula! What in the world! She asked if I minded that she was there. Nope I didn't, I didn't care who was there, I just wanted this to be over!!! 

She began to coach me, and help me breathe through contrsctions and coached me into how to push. I pushed 3 sets of 3 pushes. I was screaming like I've never screamed before! I felt so weak but so strong at the same time. I could do this! Omg no I can't do this!! That's what I was yelling haha. Daddy was holding my hand tight and my mom came in right when I was pushing. So I had a crew. Haha. 

From my first contractions at 1pm to the time we arrived 1:40pm baby M was born 2:11pm. Whoa! Now that was fast!!! Painful as %#^* but fast! 

My new Doula made sure I opened my eyes to see Michael when he just came out. Proud Daddy cut the umbilical cord.  

They then put Michael skin to skin on me.

 This was the best experience ever! We really didn't have much time to think about anything. It was such a rush! And the help we received a long the way, only that of a movie! 

After I gave birth to Michael, the room filled up with everyone. I felt like a super hero haha! Everyone was cheering me on and with big smiles everyone was welcoming baby Michael! 

After the delivery we began talking to the family we just met. They were at the hospital that day to visit a friend's baby. As I asked some questions, like where do you live etc. We realized that they knew our neighbor! It was our neighbors brothers baby they were going to see that day!

And as kristian was in the waiting room with this family he recongized my neighbors brother and ran up to him to give him a hug! Haha kristian new before we did. 

Talk about small world!!!

Now this one crazy birth story. Everyone involved had a big part. 

My little family was awesome! I'm so proud of us. Together we brought little Michael in this world of so much love!

Proud daddy!! 

We are a family of 4! 

And to make this day even better, we had a private room and all 4 of us spent the night together. Our new addition to our family. He is loved soooo much!!! 

This story will always bring me the biggest smile and the most joy in my life forever. 

Next blog post. Little k meeting his little brother! He is so proud to have a baby brother. Michael is so lucky!