Random Signs of Spring

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This week truly felt like the first days of Spring, it's been a beautiful 15 °C! We haven't seen a nice day like this since late September, so it's been a long Winter to say the least. So, what does one do when it's finally nice enough to ditch that Winter coat? Enjoy it, of course! Yet, this nice weather also means a lot of melting. Water everywhere! So obviously, since I'm one of those last minute 'planners', … [Read more...]

The Barbie Project

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One word: Barbie Barbie is one word that represents one brand yet encompasses so much in the form of history, opinion, ideals, expectations and yes: possibility. I urge you to think: What does Barbie mean to you? What does Barbie mean to your kids? For me, the two are intertwined. I am a Barbie girl, and what this entailed and how it formed my childhood, took me many years to realize. The Barbie Project When … [Read more...]

I Promise to Share and Be a Friend

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I promise to share and be a friend. By showing we care it's love we send. Tho' the world is so wide, with love deep inside, it's easy to be a friend, a friend! - by Jaën Wanamaker . . . … [Read more...]

The Messes Twins Make

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  There's two to wash, There's two to dry; There's two who argue, There's two who cry. One's in the mud, Having a ball; The other holds a crayon... Another marked wall. Some days seem endless, My patience grows thin. Why did God choose me To be a mother of twins? The answer comes clear- At the end of the day, As I tuck them in bed And to myself I say... There's two to kiss, There's two to … [Read more...]

Truly Proud

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This last weekend my oldest took part in another cheer competition. Her team got 2nd! Most importantly though, Isabelle has found a sport that she loves whole heartedly. After dabbling in pretty much every activity and sport out there, I'm certain that cheerleading 'is the one'. Thanks to cheerleading she's stronger, more confident and pushes herself to learn and grow. Always determined to give it her … [Read more...]

Get Outside and Play!

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  Finally! Finally we have a break from the freezing weather and I can say those words I love to speak ... "Get outside and play!".     In no way do I believe that Spring it on it's way, yet this break in weather sure makes a person think it is. Back and forth, back and forth - like taking off a bandaid slowly. Just get on with it already, rip it off and bring on the next season! … [Read more...]

Flashback

2011

  The other day I took the twins to a brief doctors appt and snapped a photo with my phone. I then realized that I took a similar photo in 2011, only they were wearing gowns. Flashback!     Let's take a minute to celebrate the technological advancements in phone cameras, the general look of our doctors offices and the improvement in my own shutter skills {what up 2011?!}. The twins? … [Read more...]

Twins Learning to Ice Skate

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  2014 brought a new milestone for my twin girls, they just recently learned to skate!  At first they held onto me until they got used to standing on skates, yet that was only for about 5 minutes. Then, they let go and were off on their own. Very nervous at first and going at a snails pace, they quickly learned to shuffle a little faster, fall correctly and get back up on their own {all in that one first … [Read more...]

Rainbow Loom Chaos

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  It started on Christmas Day after gift opening - Rainbow Loom Chaos! FYI, the included instructions are no help whatsoever. So, my tip is to take it to the internets folks. It'll save you some time and frustration. Once Isabelle learned the basic rainbow loom bracelet, she has been on a loom-making-mission. Hundreds - everywhere! All our friends and family are now wearing many bracelets and … [Read more...]

Piling on the Chaos

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  Since life in the house of chaos wasn't busy enough, I just had to add another activity {twice a week} into the mix. The Twins starting taking swimming lessons again! It's been a couple years since they have been in actual classes, even though they swim often with us and on vacations. The girls do enjoy their time in the pool yet with Cheerleading {three times a week + competitions}, Guides and Sparks - … [Read more...]