Friday, February 25, 2011


Three months ago today my life was changed, 

and I learned what it really was to love : }

He.  Is.  Awesome.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Price of Progress

I was sitting at the table with little Jakey when I noticed he had a little blister on his baby pinky toe!
I guess Jolly Jumping has it's detriments, so I am now on the look out for baby bandaids.
Do they even make them this small?

I guess he takes after his mother,
 who doesn't like to admit it but has shy little pinky toes 
that like to hide beneath their much larger and straighter next door neighbours.
Quite the legacy to leave.

I was out and blogging about and found these amazing and creative baby pics!
The artist behind this brilliant idea is Finnish blogger Adele Enerson.
Scroll through her blog to see some other cool stuff.

Now, why didn't I think of that?!?!
Love it!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jump it up

The latest and greatest toy to make an appearance in our cosy little home:
The jolly jumper!

Dr. Nails was beside himself,
with talk of first steps and exclaiming that his boy was growing up!
Too fast I might add....

After a few outfit changes and the last strains of 'oh susanna' faded away
 there was time for a splashy bath,
and for the first time ever, I had to clean his feet.

Way Way Way too fast.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Trim it to win it

I think Dr. Nails must be feeling excluded these days,
 what with all this talk of wild men and advanced babies,
little laundry and the joys of motherhood.
Not that he would EVER admit it, mind you.
So I think it's time to pay him some much deserved attention...

Despite the fact that we haven't been talking much about him,
he has been hard at work on the finishing touches.

The windows look amazing with the trim up,
almost rivalling the beautiful view they frame.

And after a hard day's work the boys take a well deserved rest.

Yet another example of our dear Doctor's great skill.
He never ceases to amaze me, 
both in talent and his astonishing ability to look like a member of a 70's rock band.
And don't I love those 70's bands....

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

How I Roll

Some babies do things one way.

I, on the other hand, like to be different.
I walk on the wild side,
live on the edge.
Wild man.

And that my friends,
is how I roll.

Throw your fingers up if you're feeling me.

- JC

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Forever Valentine

Lucky Lucky Lucky me

My new Valentine:

I get to keep him forever!


Happy Valentines Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Photo of the Week

Week #3

Two and a half months old already!


I finally found that elusive and magical button 
that allows everyone to easily 

Please do,
I would love to hear your thoughts, feelings and any other good stuff you have to say!
Talk to you soon....

: )

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sometimes it makes me wonder

What is going on around here?
Dr. Nails must not have read my previous post why daddy, why.
If he had I'm sure he would have remembered that our
precious children are NOT toys.
However, I turn my back for just one minute...

I suppose it could be worse,
I could have posted the photo of Jake holding the beer can.
Then again,

 it's not like Dr. Nails actually let him drink it :}

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Afternoons With Jake

These days lately go by so fast,
often a blur of diaper changes, feedings, and tummy time,
rattles and books and bath time.

Some of these days are long, no doubt,
and often filled with unpleasant moments.
Moments of uncertainty, self-doubt, and even sheer confusion.
Moments of exhaustion, frustration and sometimes even moments of despair.
Moments when I wonder if I can really do this.

But then another moment will occur.
And more often than not it will be a magical one.

Moments when Dr. Nails is playing with him,
and I'll see that little shine he gets in his eyes when he looks into that sweet baby face.
The moment the Hannah Dog lays a great big slurp on a chubby cheek.
Moments of snuggles and cuddles, gurgles and goos.
And how from the moment he wakes up every day he has a smile at the ready.

And in these moments I GET IT.
What it is to be a mother;
how I will spend the rest of my life exhausted, confused and terribly concerned,
and totally, completely, in love.
Truly. Madly. Deeply.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Shake it up

I have decided to mix things up around here.
Mind you, due to my wonderful and amazing kid,
 I am making this decision at a strange and ungodly hour.
Perhaps it is a rash one.
Sometimes it's hard to think straight when it's still dark outside.

I hope you like the changes to the blog.
Change is good.

But this, this is better:

 Dr. Nails. In love.
As good as it gets, I'd say.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ten things I love about motherhood.

And one thing I hate.

The things that I love:
( it was really hard to whittle it down to just 10 )

1.  Smiles.
The sheer joy.
He takes my breath away every time.

2.  Noises.
The oohs, the aahs, the hees, the haas.
The cries and screams when a wet diaper occurs.
Even those crazy noises that sound like a starved cat trapped in a dryer.
 Not that I know what that sounds like,
but at 5 o'clock in the morning weird ideas just pop into my head.
I even like those sounds.

3.  Smells.
Baby oil.  Baby shampoo.  Babyness.
It's inexplicably intoxicating.

4.  Wiggles.

5.  Head.
6.  And Shoulders.
7.  Knees.

8.  And Toes.

( come on, both of my kids count! )

9.   Laundry.
Yes, you read that right.
Remember many months ago when I had such fun folding
 little t-shirts and socks?
Still love it.
Call me insane.
I don't care.

10.  Being amazed everyday.
Despite the lack of sleep, the bags under my eyes,
being barfed on, pooped on, slobbered on,
doggie walkies in this icy winter cold,
messy hair and a closet full of clothes that no longer fit,
And in love.

the one thing I hate:
Tub Shits.

Bet you were expecting a different photo there : }

 My awesome, wonderful, beautiful kids,
who leave me speechless and amazed on a daily basis.