Happy Valentine’s Day everyone. We love to celebrate over here and a day about love is worth celebrating to me! On holidays I always do up our table the night before and have it ready for a special breakfast. I have been doing this before Pinterest, instagram, blogging, and even kids. Holidays have always been a big deal in my family growing up and I love keeping this tradition alive. Now please know our “special” breakfast is waffles, with fresh raspberries, and whip cream. I keep it pretty simple but the kids love it. It is fun to make things extra special for them.
We just had the BEST long weekend! We ended up with a snow day on Friday. We woke up to rain though so it was very unexpected for Miss Charlie to have the day off. Jordan was off too so we got up together and had a nice family breakfast to start the day. We then called Grandma and she agreed to take the kids for the morning so we could go out. We did not do anything fancy but we got some much needed errands done. By the time we headed back to pick up the kids the snow had started.
What a great weekend! The kids and I had a great time together this weekend. Jordan was working nights all weekend so he missed out on all the fun. Each evening this weekend I kept Miss Charlie up later so that her and I could have popcorn and watch “Anne with an E” on Netflix. Saturday evening she fell asleep on me and I could not stop watching it is just so good! Yesterday we spent time at Grandma’s and went sledding with cousins which was great fun. What I want to talk about today though is what we did on Saturday. We went canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick.
Do I look as tired as I feel??? Hello Wednesday! Since New Years Eve we have been taking turns getting sick with the flu/cold in this house. It seems one of us gets hit with a bug every few days. I have personally been sick twice in the past two weeks! Cold and Flu season is truly kicking our butts this year. I am going to say pretty confidently that they did not get the flu shot right this time around since we all had ours and we have all been sick this season. Amongst the chaos of sickness though I have been cleaning, organizing, and changing around our house. In this picture I am sitting on one of our newest purchases!
I hope you all had a very merry Christmas this year I know we did! Here in New Brunswick it was a white Christmas with a snow storm that started on Christmas Day. It was beautiful. On Christmas Day we usually go over to my parents with my Sister and her family in the afternoon to open presents but because of the storm warnings we changed our plans the night before. When we all woke up in the morning we threw on our coats and headed straight there leaving all the gifts snug under the tree. All of the little ones were super patient and we even ate breakfast before opening any gifts at my Mom’s. So this year we started opening gifts at around 9:30am. I know some of you Mama’s out there are thinking my kids would never go for that. I find my kids are the most patient Christmas Day because they know they are about to get a bunch of gifts and they are not going to do anything to ruin that, haha. We came home after the storm got started just before 11am and opened the gifts at out own house. It was great and really made Christmas last.
The first snow fall is always so pretty! I never complain about snow in December or January I love it. I love living in an area where the seasons change. My least favourite season is spring because it is usually still snowing or raining and by then I’m ready for sunny warm days. I was very excited to see the snowflakes falling on Saturday evening. I was at work so I had to drive home in it and the roads were terrible. I also was completely unprepared even though I knew it was calling for it. I did not have a scraper in my car and I didn’t even bring a hat or mitts. So at 11pm I was taking snow off my car with my bare hands. The kids were ecstatic when they woke up Sunday morning. They both went out to play in it and we were almost late for church because they were having so much fun(Jordan included) that they didn’t want to come in and get ready.
As you know this year I am working on this book “Happier at Home” by Gretchen Rubin. I have been doing a chapter/month and November’s Chapter 3 is on “Parenthood”! Being a Mom of two this was a great chapter for me to read. Obviously I want minshouse.ca/y children to be happy and grow up in a happy home. Who doesn’t want that? When my kids are happy I am happy and vice versa.
What a fun festive weekend we had over here! We really brought the Christmas spirit into our home! We drank eggnog, ate cookies, decorated some of the house, read Christmas books and watched Christmas movies. We really brought it and it was so much fun! This is why I love Christmas. It just brings so much joy and fun into our home!
What a wonderful holiday filled weekend! We even got to see the Big Elf himself! November is always the busiest month of the year in our house. Busy in a good way though. We do all of our Christmas prep, shopping and decor in November. I try to be completely finished everything for December first that way I can sit back, relax, and enjoy holidays while also saying yes to all the festivities that come our way. I love being among the bustling crowds in December however I do not like to be IN them racing for that last gift.
We partied hard for this little 2 year old. Yes, Mr Simon is officially two! I am sure about now that he thinks life is one big party because we have been non-stop celebrating. It started off with his cousins surprising him on Wednesday afternoon with cake and a “Peppa Pig” party. Mr Simon loves “Peppa Pig” so much. I have never done a character themed birthday but for my little boy, well you should hear him oink! On the day of his birthday he woke up to a “Peppa Pig” pancake breakfast and presents from us. We bought him and Miss Charlie “Peppa Pig” t-shirts and they were them all day. Miss Charlie always says she is “Peppa” and Mr Simon is “George” and quite often she refers to us as “Mama Pig” and “Daddy Pig” and we try not to get offended, haha.