Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Canada Day 2014

Yesterday was Canada Day.
A special Canada Day as it was Baby Girl's first one!
It was a relaxing family day. Went for a walk. Spent time together. Had a nap (that was awesome!). Went out. And of course showed our pride by wearing our Canada shirts.
Here is a picture of the kids shirts.





What did you wear for Canada Day?


~Michelle

Monday, June 23, 2014

Mombie or better known as Zombie Mom

The joys of having a baby and two older kids, is that whether you like it or not you are always tired.
Some days I admit, I count down till bed time.

And this is what happens.


Put the boys to bed. Tuck them in. Say good night. Give hugs and kisses.
Sit down with baby.
Send boys back to bed.
Feed baby girl.
Send boys back to bed (probably after giving them a snack or drink at this point)
Attempt to get something done.
Answer some last minute question one of the boys has. And send them back to bed. (Seriously, are you freaking kidding me? Why must children fight sleep so much! Its not fair!)
Feed baby girl.
Change baby girl.
Give her a bath.
Feed again.
Attempt number 1 at putting her to sleep.
Sing, attempt to stay awake while singing to baby.
Feed again.
Walk in circles in my room while trying to get baby to sleep.
Attempt number 2 at bed time worked (fingers crossed).
Check on boys to make sure they are asleep and are ok.
Now to figure out my next step. I could clean up. Fold laundry. Clean up the kitchen. Do dishes. Figure out plan for next day. Make kids lunches for tomorrow. Catch up on e-mails. Text/call friends. Workout. Or I could sleep.
Sleep sounds good. Lets give sleep a try. Too tired to do anything. Must sleep.
Get ready for bed.
Check on the kids one more time.
Get into bed.
Lay in bed and think of all the things I could/should be doing.
Can't sleep. (Seriously!?!)
Too tired to get up. Body hurts. Head spinning. Need sleep.
Maybe if I just lay here, perfectly still I will sleep… must not move… lets count sheep…
And sleep…. sweet sleep… and….
Baby wakes up.
One boy wakes up.
And now the other one. Now all 3 kids are awake.
And cue Mom Zombie Mode.
And repeat. Night after night. After night.

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~ Michelle

Friday, June 20, 2014

Drop It Like A Squat

This week has been wonderful. (cue upbeat cheesy music)
It really has been.
The sun has been shining. The birds have been singing…
Ok really, the sun has been shining, and its made for beautiful days and great walks with my family.
This week I decided enough was enough. It was time to get out of my rut. So I saw a friend post about doing a 30 Day Squat Challenge and thought I would join in!
Here is the challenge, you should totally join in the fun! (You can follow along, and join in on Twitter and even Instagram)
www.30dayfitnesschallenge.com

On top of that I've been making sure to eat healthy and setting time aside to make fruit smoothies every day. I feel so much better this week.
We also have started taking advantage of this beautiful weather and going out for family walks every night. With the walk I do to school with to pick up the kids and then the family walk, I walk about 6KM every day. This has been a great start to easing back into working out. Because on top of all this I am also doing yoga as well.
What a great week! Can't wait to take on next week - Bring it on!

Cheers to getting healthy, working out, and being happy!

x
~Michelle

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Nature

Yesterday was spent going on a Nature Hike with my husband and baby girl.
It was so relaxing to get out and get a little escape from reality. Of course that was all before the storm hit.





And then the storm came




~ Michelle



Monday, June 16, 2014

Hello Monday. June 16 2014

Hello New Day.
Hello New Week.
Hello New Adventure.

Another week has come and gone.
This weekend was filled with tons of family time and great memories. What more could a girl ask for?

Last week I found myself to be in a bit of a rut. Last night I decided that was it. Monday would be the start of a change. And what timing that decision was, a friend posted a 30 Day Workout Challenge. What better way to start getting out of a rut then working out?

Most days I just get lost in the awesomeness that is my new baby and kids. I could sit and cuddle and watch them play all day. And some days I do. Needless to say that some things around the house have fallen behind. But you know what? Thats totally fine. Who cares is the laundry doesn't get put away right away? I'm enjoying time with my kids, who are growing up way too fast! Would you believe it if I told you that my sweet little baby girl is almost 3 months?! Already! Its unreal.

This week I have no plans. I blame it on the sunshine. Makes me not want to do anything but enjoy the outdoors, go for walks, and relax with my kids! I realize its not officially summer yet, but it sure feels like it!

Also the count down is on to the end of school! I'm not sure who is looking forward to it more, the kids or me. I can't wait for relaxing days, no rush in the mornings, late nights, camp fires and s'mores. Oh the summer options are endless.

~Michelle

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Messy Desk

With being on bed rest and now having a new baby my desk has become a catch all for everything. On Monday I decided to make this one of my weekly goals!



See, catch all! Even the teddy bear I got from Sleep Country at BlissDom Canada is there!

Its time for a clean up and re-organization.


~Michelle



Monday, June 2, 2014

Happy Monday! June 2, 2014

Hello New Day.
Hello New Week.
Hello New Month.
Hello New Adventure!

Another week has come and gone, and with it the month of May.
I can't believe its June already. Soon the boys will be off school! I'm really looking forward to this summer. Having the kids home. No real schedule. A summer full of adventure. A summer full of memories.

Last week I made a point to make simple goals for myself, such as workout 3 times a week, set aside time to read and such. And I am happy (and a little shocked) to say that I accomplished my goals. So this week I hope to accomplish my goals again.
They are:
-Workout (at least) 3 times a day.
-Clean up my desk. (You would not believe the mess that is on it.)
-Set up Baby Girls crib and clean up her room.
-Spend more time outside.
-Be happy.

Maybe while I'm at it I should add "slow down time" to the list. Baby Girl is already over two months old! Time is just flying by!
She is growing so fast! She is the happiest baby. So content and always has a smile. She still hasn't discovered a love for sleep. Some days she naps, some days she doesn't. For the most part she has learned that night time means sleep, so thats good.
I can't believe how much I love this girl. She amazes me every day.
She has the boys wrapped around her finger as well. They love her to pieces. They love getting smiles from her. Every time they do they are so proud of themselves. They think its the best thing ever when she smiles at them. Melts my heart to see them play with her and sing to her.

Now bring on the week! I'm ready for it!

~ Michelle