One of the most iconic sights in Halifax is Citadel Hill. You can’t miss it as you drive downtown, and its a huge tourist attraction. Funny enough, we’ve actually never visited in the whole seven years that we’ve lived here. I mean, Josh and I have both run UP Citadel Hill as part of running training, but that’s different. Considering admission is free to all National Parks, we decided to check it out! Joe loved it. It was a bit freaky to have him running around on the fortress wall, but he did a pretty good job staying safe. I even managed to maneuver the double stroller up there. We stayed long enough for Joe to get a lolipop and to hear the noon canon. Continue reading
April showers bring May flowers! Baby showers, to be exact, and those little flowers are due any day now. I hosted two baby showers and attended one, so that’s what I’m nick-naming April: baby shower month.
I helped to organize one for my good friend Emily. I left the kids at home and headed out to spend some much needed time with friends – eating food and giving semi-legit parenting advice, sprinkled with hilarious and embarrassing stories about my kids. Continue reading
Coloring a card for Grampa-Grampa and his cousin Craig. I just love his bed head, small chubby hands, and his still-round pinchable cheeks. Never grow up my love!
Things have been really quiet here for the last little bit. My only excuse is…life! I’d really like to start writing here again, because it is such a wonderful way for me to record my thoughts and memories. I’m finding time truly flies. I love going back to older posts and reading about our life. Continue reading
So, I have no idea what I did in September. Haha! I have pictures of us from two events: Joseph’s 2nd birthday party, and from when I was testing out a location for Christmas pictures I plan to do with clients in November. I looked back at my Instagram account, and it seems as though we laid pretty low this month. We did a lot of cooking/baking and playground visiting. This makes sense to me since baby #2 was due September 30th. It just seems strange to me because I usually log between 300-600 personal pictures a month…but September only had 100! Continue reading
August. It’s gone already? Probably one of the most intense months for us this summer. So many emotions!
We managed, with a fair bit of success, to bring an almost-2-year-old on a flight to Ottawa for a family wedding. We bought a used Nintendo 3DS, a whole season of Bubble Guppies, new trains and cards, and a ton of candy. With the exception of take off and landing, Joseph managed to keep it together for the flights! Spending five days in Ottawa was no easy feat with a toddler who hasn’t quite figured out sleep yet. We totally gave up on naps, and either let him pass out from exhaustion, or drove him around in the car for an hour. Putting him to bed at night was pretty tough. I had to spend 1-2 hours in bed with him, until he eventually fell asleep in our small double bed. Josh and I would gather as much sleep as we could on the edges of the bed! However, there were some great points about Ottawa. One being spending so much time with Nona. She was really wonderful with Joseph, and even babysat a few nights so Josh and I could go out and spend some time together! We had a chance to visit the Aviation Museum. I was able to visit with a few friends. And of course, we got to see Josh’s sister tie the knot 🙂 All in all, the trip wasn’t terrible. However, we have decided we are on a travel strike as a family for the next little bit. The amount of stress we felt over this trip was astronomical. Both before and during. We love our home, our bed, and our money. We are staying put for a little while 🙂 Continue reading
July has been a pretty happy month! There have been a few low moments, but the overall flavor was good!
The weather has been excellent here. We’ve taken so many opportunities to get outside and explore. Canada Day with my family, beach days, visiting museums, swimming at the Canada Games Centre, trail walking, going to the corner store to get candy, trips to Wal-Mart. Recently at the pool, Joseph started diving in! He counts himself down and then jumps in! Like, fully submerged. It’s so fun to see him do that. I love the idea that he might love the water like I do. Continue reading