April 22, 2014

Four Easters a tradition makes :)

We just had our fourth Easter with the little guy. We have a good tradition going - and while it may appear that the tradition is me wearing navy, that is in fact just coincidence :) A's adorable hats are on purpose though! We go to the same French Canadian Restaurant and eat poutine as well.
We color eggs, look for eggs in the the yard, visit the Easter bunny, take a tractor ride, eat poutine, hang out in the park. We have expanded from just the three of us to inviting Auntie E and the Grandparents. I can't believe it's his fourth Easter - and how much he's grown!

We go to the local farm and look for eggs - he's getting really good :) Apparently he also wears newsboy caps to the farm too...

We'll see what happens next year, when he has a little egg searching competition! I also hope he lets me keep dressing him for awhile yet. Though I should probably change my wardrobe up a bit!

What are your favorite Easter traditions?

April 21, 2014

Sharing a bedroom!

I have fond memories of sharing my room with my sisters growing up. I'm sure there were bad times too, but looking back, decades later, all I remember are the good moments.

We grew up in a small 3-bedroom home. Over the years I alternated sharing with both my sisters, sharing in bunks, with the baby, and at some point I had my own room. I remember jumping off bunks and on to pillows, playing with barbies, paper dolls, telling secrets, stories. I remember diaper changes and books and songs. I remember my sister sleeping through an earthquake and grabbing my baby sister to stand under a doorway.

I remember always having someone to keep me company. I loved looking down from my bunk and saying goodnight to my sister. I remember thinking how glad I was to have a sister.

I am actually excited about the thought of my boys sharing a room. They might fight, might keep each other up, they might wrestle, they might cry. They might read books under the covers, make up magical  worlds to play in, they might giggle and yell. I hope A looks down from the top bunk and says goodnight to his brother.

I hope he looks back and is grateful that he had a brother, and that he only remembers the good times :)



This post was inspired by the novel Dad Is Fat by comedian Jim Gaffigan who riffs on his adventures co-parenting 5 kids in a two bedroom Manhattan apartment. Join From Left to Write on April 22 we discuss Dad Is Fat. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.

April 14, 2014

Reasons My Kid is Crying

My child doesn't actually cry that much, amazingly. And when he does, I don't usually take pictures :)

I do have a few winners from the archive however!

The grapefruit he begged for was sour

We put him in this ridiculous hat that says mooncakes :)

It's cold but he doesn't want his jacket on - or off - or on...

I have no idea - maybe I looked scary?

For some awesomely funny takes on why my kid is crying, check Greg Pembroke's book :) Though I wouldn't recommend giving it to your 3 year old to read - he was very, very worried about all the ad kids in the book....

This post was inspired by the book Reasons My Kid Is Crying by Greg Pembroke who captures frustrating yet hilarious parenting moments through perfectly captioned photos of unhappy kids. Join From Left to Write on April 15 we discuss Reasons My Kid Is Crying. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.

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