The importance of family and moving on

Tonight we went to a family gathering at my Grampa's house. Almost all of my aunts and uncles were there, along with a bunch of my cousins. We had a feast of Chinese food, wine, pop, fruit and dessert. We shared stories, laughs and teased each other. We got caught up on each others lives and spent time enjoying each others company. It was awesome. It was also the first time since my Grama's death … [Read more...]

Making memories

Tonight, the Q man and I had a special date.  We went to see Toy Story 3 on Ice after I took him out for a super fancy dinner at McDonald's (his choice).  It was nice to get out, just the two of us, for something special and out of the ordinary, and we had a great time together.  It is just such fun hanging out with him now - he's developing such a fun personality.  I had told him before that we … [Read more...]

The joys of learning

In the last couple of weeks, I have been trying to pay closer attention to the things I observe and learn each day. I find that so much can slip by in a flash, without us really even noticing, so that all we are left with is a passing though or a fleeting glimpse of something cool. I constantly wonder at the ability of my 3 year old to learn new things. Each day is something diffent to him, … [Read more...]

This is what I call perfect

Once again I am excited to be taking part in Stasha's Monday Listicles.  This week's topic is 10 things that make a perfect vacation.  Since we took an amazing 2 week holiday back in September to California, I thought that I would talk about the 10 things that made it perfect to me. 1.  Hotel rooms that we didn't have to clean up and had (mostly) comfy beds.  2. Crazy hair car pictures 3. … [Read more...]

Tenacity

I think that this is a lesson that we, as adults, need to remember.  We get so focused on the goal that sometimes we miss the fun of getting there.  We have forgotten that no matter how high, or difficult something looks, there is a way to make it to the top.  Who says that we can't learn from our kids... … [Read more...]

Gymnastics and other Saturday rituals

Saturdays are a special day to me.  Every Saturday, with the exception of a few months in the summer, Q has his gymnastics class.  He has been going on Saturday mornings for almost as long he's been going to gymnastics, which is over 2 years now.  This summer, he graduated from the parent and tot class to the 3 year old independent class, which means that I no longer have to get to participate in … [Read more...]