Archive for June, 2018


June 10, 2018

When you’re too wrecked from partying with a bunch of 4, 5 & 6 year olds to share more than 1 photo. The rest will have to wait, this momma needs a couple more of days.

Happy 6th Birthday!

June 6, 2018

Today, my first born, my eldest boy is turning 6! I know I say it every year and I will continue to say it with each birthday, that I can’t believe the speed at which he is growing. Keane has always been the low maintenance, go with the flow, genuine lover of people and life kid. And I’m happy to report, he still is. Over the past year he’s also developed a massive independence streak and a desire to have input on everything. No longer is he willing to go along with the decisions Momma & Daddy make. He wants to hear the reasons why so he can discredit them and let us know how he feels about everything. Its definitely been an adjustment for The Husband and I. He’s now a person with his own ideas, thoughts and opinions and of course all of that should be considered, especially when it comes to his clothes. Each morning I usually pull out his clothes for that day. Typically a t-shirt or tank with a cute dinosaur or character print and a not necessarily matching, but definitely complimentary pair of pants or shorts. Nowadays however, he sees what I’ve chosen laid out on the bed, completely ignores it, goes to his closet and chooses the clothes he wants to wear. Usually its sports wear. He wants to wear the active shorts, with matching active t-shirt, tank or muscle top. Some days he’ll still wear the character print clothes, but thats usually cos his preferred sports attire is in the wash. Trips to the barber for his standard no.4 all over? Gone. This past trip there was a conversation with the barber on how he wanted his hair tight on the sides but kept a little longer at the top so he could spike it like his cousins Paul and James. Yep, we even went and bought him the styling gel, so he could do it himself at home. He likes to hear the schedule for the day over breakfast. I tell him what he’s got going on and my plan as far as pick up times, snacks I’ll have, clothes he’ll need to bring or change into. He’ll then usually make small requests or adjustments to the plan. Friends, friends are now a major part of his life. He has a social calendar busier then my own. Its nuts. His current obsession is Pokemon. We eat, sleep and breath Pokemon. No idea how it all started or where he even came across it, but I’m blaming the friends. Cos suddenly out of nowhere, Pokemon its not just in our lives, its taking over our lives. He’s an amazing big brother to Cullen. He looks out for him, likes to remind him of the rules (which pisses Cullen right off) and is always ready to help him/demonstrate how much more he knows and can do. Physical altercations have also started to pop up between them. You know the usual, starts off as fun, then someone crosses the line and suddenly we’re hitting to hurt. #brothers.

Anyway, this post could be endless. We are endlessly proud, endlessly amazed at the boy Keane is growing up to be. Happy 6th Birthday Keaney Beany! You are one of the good ones. XOXOXOXO

The Birthday Boy! 6 today! Rocking his favorite type of attire, in his favorite colour of orange.

He did his hair himself for these photos and I must admit, I like it.

What Rules?

June 5, 2018

These days the rules are relaxed, we’re free (to some degree) of ridged schedules. We can sleep in (but alas, the kids never do. Oh hello 6.30am, again) and bedtime is whenever the heck we’re done playing, swimming or return home from a spontaneous evening adventure. Isn’t thats what summer’s all about? Last weekend we found ourselves enjoying our Saturday evening watching the women’s pole-vault competition at a local track meet. As in the boys watched for about 10 minutes before they were off, running around like wild men. It was a pretty low key meet, so as long as they stayed off the runway and out of the competitors way during the competition, they were good to do and play wherever, and they did.

Some of the ladies in pole vaulting action.

The boys showed up ready to roll, with their own poles.

Keane engaging in a little spectator toss and catch.

My kids are less about watching and more about participating, so we went to the opposite end of the track where they could practice and play on the high-jump mats.


Definite potential.

Forget the pole, Cullen just wants to run at it head on.

Back to watch the last remaining competitors.

With the competition over, it was pole vault mat play time.

Gymnastics skills on full display.

When it comes to getting into the party mood, Cullen is not shy. He’s feeling the music thats been played.

Wahoo! Getting some major air.

Daddy arrives with some helpers and its time to disassemble the show.

But the kids have multiplied.

Done with their competition and here they are, the pole vaulters helping clear the mats and runway. Well done ladies.

Cullen getting the last few minutes of play before they take all the mats away.

Keane, always the helper.

This post competing athlete self clean up may become a things at future meets.

Wet Beginnings

June 1, 2018

We are officially on summer break and its been a wet start to the summer fun. But somehow we’re still managing to squeeze in some pool time, a trip to a farm and a museum, scooter fun at the park and even a bike ride in between downpours. Temperatures are still summer hot, so all we are is wet, and wet we can handle. Actually, I insist we handle it, otherwise too much inside time and we all end up a little stir crazy and start to like each other a little less, temporarily of course.

A family bike ride.

The fast riders Daddy & Keane, in a big hurry to start logging some bike miles.

Momma & Cullen, taking a smell the roses approach to their bike ride.

Reunited for the final mile back.

Post ride hydration. Very important.