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...]

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...]