A Day in the Life with Barbie #BarbieProject

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On a day last weekend I shared a series of photos on my Instagram Page, chronicling our usual chaotic life. I'd love to say that a typical Saturday for us is laying around in PJs and watching cartoons, yet I don't even remember the last weekend when we didn't have something on the schedule. The photos were A Day in the Life with Barbie, capturing events and play throughout the day, tagged with … [Read more...]

Life Experiences Reenacted Through Play

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This past summer I made specific goals for myself and the kids. For the first time in almost 10 years {and a total first with the twins}, we were going to spend a lot of time camping. This Spring we purchased a permanent lot at a campground about 30 minutes from home. With such a short drive from the city, we were able to travel to our home away from home - when time allowed and the mood struck. Now that summer has … [Read more...]

It Wasn’t Me

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Lately I've been finding letters, words and pictures written with PEN on walls and furniture. PEN! I'm super frustrated but adding to that chaos is the response that I get from all girls at once, 'It wasn't me!'. Sometimes you have to resort to trickery to find out who the culprit is. Yet usually ... So, Katelyn, you didn't do this then? Yeah .... right.  . … [Read more...]

Back to School for the Twins Plus One

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Today is Back to School! My oldest is now in Grade 5 and the twins just started Grade 1. Myself? I have my days free, a first in 10 years. Yes, there were a few teary moments and it was hectic to get 3 kids settled into 3 different classes in only a matter of minutes. Yet, they are there and I am here. The house is quiet. It's just me and my coffee, and the sounds of the keys as I type. I miss you summer … [Read more...]

Memorable Birthdays

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My birthday is December 31, and it's always been both a blessing and a curse. As a child, I often felt disappointed that some of my gifts were for both Christmas and birthday, in one. When you are a kid this is a pretty big deal! Then as I got older, I felt that my special day was blurred into the bigger festivity that is New Year’s Eve. Even though my birthday always ended with fireworks, it was always an addition to … [Read more...]

Summer!

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HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!  {said with so much excitement I could burst} We had a remarkable weekend and a wonderful start to summer 2014!  Friday was the twins last day of Kindergarten {sniff}, so after some morning festivities at the school we went to 'Food Truck Fridays' downtown with some friends and ate lunch in the park. Some of the best food is served out the side of a truck. Just … [Read more...]

Finding Her Voice #BarbieProject

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It's been such an eye opening experience to be the mother of twins. While all my girls are complete individuals and I recognize and celebrate that, any parent of multiples will say that you really notice personalities when you have two of the same age. After all, they are always with you and most oftentimes, always together. My Sophia, Twin A, is dominant in every way. Her boisterous and outgoing personality was … [Read more...]

Moments Like This

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It's moments like this, while out camping, that make all the bug bites totally worth it. Solitude, peace, reflection and all the time in the world to watch my babies grow.   . … [Read more...]

Twin Jealousy is Causing Her Teeth to Fall Out. Maybe.

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It was our last day in Turks and Caicos when my little twinlin Sophia came running up to me, "Mom! My tooth is loose, my tooth is loose!" Ahhh, what a milestone! A first twin tooth, loose, in Turks and Caicos. There's one for the baby book ... er, if I ever work on them, that is. I'm a total failure in that department, but that's another story. Of course with the wiggling of Sophias tooth, twin competition had to … [Read more...]

Bittersweet

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For the first time ever, I walked into the twins bedroom to find this ... They used to share a crib when they were first born, yet since have always slept in their own beds {there's two in the room that they share}. So, this event truly warmed my heart. This is love, true sisterly love. I will cherish this photo always. .... but That very same night the twins asked to have separate baths. Again, another … [Read more...]

Our Easter 2014

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Hope you had a wonderful Easter! Our weekend festivities began with the dying of the eggs. Usually we do this a few days before Easter weekend, yet this year we decorated on Good Friday. The girls LOVE dying eggs!               Isabelle wrote a cute note for the bunny, so a couple eggs disappeared from the bowl later that night. I'm … [Read more...]