Sunday, December 2, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Ottawa Santa Claus Parade

 Holiday Train - Merrickville to Smithfalls (Thanks Adam and Kelly!)

 Mississippi Winter Morning
Bundled Egan!

Our first trip to Cedar Hill to cut our own tree down!

Tree stands make awesome steering wheels!
The fruits of our labour and our first tree at 101 Martin Street!

Talking bears are confusing to little boys!
Cozy mornings, and brotherly love
Playing some music

Eight Months

Wow, what can change in a month!  Time is literally flying and my days at home with my little boys are short.  I've been offered an amazing job and I am going back to work in a week!   As you can imagine, it was a decision that has weighed heavily on my heart.  I love my days with wee Egan and Rory but I feel that this is a good opportunity for our entire family.  Peter is going to be taking some leave with the boys until April and I know all three of them are going to LOVE that.  They're going to have a cozy little winter together while mommy gets acquainted with the outside world and work again.

Little Egan isn't so little anymore.  This little guy becomes more of a sweet little boy every day.  He is cruising around furniture, climbing stairs, pushing things and walking along with them, clapping, waving, and babbling non-stop.  He loves playing chase with his big brother and is interested in anything Rory is doing.  He has two teeth, still is a terrible sleeper, but gets cuter and funnier everyday, so he's worth it.

I plan on soaking up every minute I can next week with the boys as we prepare the house for Christmas. I can't wait to have our first Christmas here as a family of four. Our family really does feel pretty complete these days.


Playing trucks with his big brother
Pushing boxes and walking along with them
Sneaking up on Rory
Tackling his brother

Mommy Love

Monday, November 12, 2012

Time for an update

I really wish I was better at blogging.  I promised myself I would blog just as often while off with the kids, but there is just NO time.  Thank god for iPhones and blackberries because it's even rare for me to pick up a camera these days!

Anyway, I feel like (despite the VERY warm temperature today) we are quickly heading into the colder months. I am even excited for it.  I am just bursting with anticipation for the holidays and simply CAN NOT WAIT to decorate. I think it's a combination of this house, having these little guys crawling and running around and just my love of the season!

So Egan is SEVEN MONTHS now.  Ha, well actually he is almost 7 1/2 months.  He is doing SO much that maybe that's another reason I don't get a chance to blog. He's moving TOO FAST.  Literally over night this kid just before he turned 7 months starting pulling up on everything, and even has started to furniture surf a little! WHOA!

It's too fun to watch him chase Rory down the hall and manoeuvre all over the living room. We honestly never know where we are going to find this little guy!

Egan's first tooth (on the bottom) FINALLY popped through this weekend.  I'd love to say/think this was the cause of all of the sleeping issues we have at night with him... but I know I'd be fooling myself. Egan is just a baby that likes to snuggle. He prefers to sleep right between Peter and I, snuggled in, and nice and warm. In fact, he likes to cuddle period.  You know, I used to fret over this, think we should sleep train... blah blah blah. But, I think we've accepted this is the way this little guy likes to sleep so we're embracing it.  He won't sleep between us forever, so we're just enjoying it.

And it's hard not to appreciate how priceless moments like these are...

Enjoying what's left of the warm fall days!

And cozy mornings

Rory these days is literally two years old, turning 5 any day. He talks in full sentences and says the funniest things. He has even started to mimic me. HA!  What a little monkey!!!  He loves to ride his bike and he sleeps, eats, breathes his trains and trucks.   He sings songs, can finish sentences in the books we read him and he can wash his own hands, open the fridge, and ask (read- demand) what he wants for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Quiet moments with our little boy on the run are rare, but now that he is sleeping in his "big boy bed"  we are able to catch frequent cuddles at night with him.  Putting a double bed into his room vs. the traditional toddler bed was the best thing for us.  I wouldn't trade my cuddle time in Rory's room for anything.

Life is good. We are happy, and preparing for new changes in a month from now. I will write more on that later, for today, we're just enjoying loving each other.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween 2012

Oh halloween. So much anticipation and then over in a few tantrums and exactly TWO houses visited for trick-or-treating on Halloween night.  

Rory is too young to understand Halloween. In the days and weeks leading up to the holiday I would ask him what he wanted to be and he would often say "I want to be Rory".  Smart kid.  And nothing wrong with that.  Except of course that I really wanted to see him all dressed up in something cute so I could take pictures with his brother.  At this age... Halloween may indeed be more for parents. 

Anyway,  a firefighter and Thomas made it into the festivities this year, as well as our little monkey.  We made it out for about an hour on Halloween night and two houses was all Rory needed (and his first chocolate bar) to make a sprint back to Gram's and end the evening there.