A real gymnast now – Wordless Wednesday


Q has entered the world of ripped callouses and palms. Last week he got his first hand wrap at gymnastics, as he tore a callous off of the middle of his hand on the parallel bars. Hs coach taped it up, and although Q told me that it hurt so bad he cried for a while, he was a trooper and got right back in there as soon as he could. In talking to the coaches, they told me that he is going to need … [Read more...]

Welcome to My Music Mondays


I think that I have been a music lover my whole life. From really early memories of everything from KISS to the Captain and Tenille ( anyone else remember Muskrat Love? Sing it with me now - "Muskrat Suzie, Muskrat Sam...". Wait, just me? Ummmm...) music has filled my mind and my memories forever. I love to listen to it, I love to sing it, and is used to love to play it. I have it on pretty much … [Read more...]

Fall fair fun


Last night was our school's annual fall fun fair. It is the main fundraiser for our school each year, which thankfully means that we don't have to sell wrapping paper and poinsettias like crazy people to all our family and friends throughout the year. I prefer it this way, as it means that people don't start to hate you by mid November because you are hitting them up very other week with some … [Read more...]

The love of food ties families together

Thanksgiving is about two things - food and family. Ask anyone what kind of stuffing they like, or how they prefer their mashed potatoes and there is a good chance the will say how their mom, dad or grandparent has been preparing it all their lives. These recipes are as much a part of a family’s history as the memories of the times they’ve enjoyed them. Through the years, a family’s shared love … [Read more...]

I’m a creative weirdo AKA what I learned from a colouring book


So. In my infinite wisdom and a moment of insanity, I decided that I was going to volunteer myself to take part in an October blogging challenge. What is it? How could it be that bad? These are all valid questions that you may be asking me right now. Well, let me tell you. I have decided that for the month of October, you will be getting something new and fresh every day. Every single day for the … [Read more...]

Family movie night? Don’t mind if we do!

movie night

Do you do family movie nights? We LOVE watching movies together, everything from Disney favourites to Superheros, Curious George to Catching Fire. Q and I go to the movies a lot too, but it seems that kid appropriate movies come in fits and spurts and a lot of times either there is nothing we'd like to see playing, we've already seen it 20 times, or we just don't feel like going out. We like to … [Read more...]

Kids See Free with Superstore


When was the last time you had your children's eyes checked? I will be honest with you and tell you that before Q had his eyes checked a few months ago, we hadn't done it aside from the quick checks at the doctor or school. Why, I can't say, aside from the fact that it didn't seem like he was having any difficulties seeing. After we found out he needed glasses, I talked to his teacher, who told me … [Read more...]

Cheesy Fish and Bolts – a perfect family snack

cup of goldfish

It's almost fall, and around here that means football season. Sadly, the games played by my team (the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if you're interested) aren't usually televised, but my husband is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, and they never miss getting their games on the major networks. Although I know that lots of people go all out with huge tailgating spreads when they watch the games, we prefer to keep … [Read more...]