A Trip Down Sintonia Memory Lane

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Kiddos and I are in cottage country for the weekend! It’s been a few years since our last visit. It was about time to get away from the routine of day-to-day life.

Here are some images from a few years ago…

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Looking forward to making new memories this weekend. Cheers

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A Sunday Well Spent

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The morning was spent sipping coffee and watching cartoons with the kiddos. I love a relaxed start to my Sunday, it just needs to happen before the busy work week begins again.

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When we were getting ready to leave the house my son checked on our veggies. The cucumbers that my kinders planted were brought home at the beginning of the summer. I can gladly say that we now have cucumbers!

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My son picked one of his cucumbers on the way out the door. He ate it just like an apple. He’s such a great eater, it honestly amazes me!

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It was also my little nephews birthday today, he turned four. My kiddos were really excited to visit and help him celebrate. I love how happy they make each other and hope they always stay this close. I also found out my sister is expecting baby number two! *Fingers crossed* Our family could use another girl and my nephew could use a little sibling.

To end the day kiddos and I went to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I was so unsure about seeing this movie, I mean I love the classic. I have to admit though I really loved it, like I would watch it again in a heart beat.

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Thoughts, comments or questions below. Happy Sunday!

Oh Canada Eh

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Canada turned the big 1-4-7 today! To celebrate I took my children to see the amazing firework display in our town last night. Watching fireworks on the beach is one of my little families yearly traditions. This year they had fireworks shaped like hearts, so neat.

Today I managed to get suckered into face painting in the park. It was busy, like really busy. I must have painted at least a hundred little faces. I’m sure at least twenty-five of which were Spiderman. It was so worth the rush though to see the smiling children in the end. My favourite paint job was my little nephew. He asked me to make him look like his daddy, what a task. This is what I came up with….

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Back to the grind tomorrow. Summer camp is in full swing,  taking up a lot of my time already. I feel ready for the heat and humidity with my new super short hair. It was sad to see my long locks go but hey change is good, right?

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Happy Canada day to my fellow Canadians. Hope y’all got to spend the day with family and friends.

My Unraveling Hero

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I look up to my 82 year old grandfather more than he will ever know. He has been the most consistent male figure in my life. I have nothing but good things to say about this man. He’s always been a hard worker, devoted husband to my grandmother (passed away) and a fantastic father/grandfather. He saw my very ill grandmother through to the end. He attended doctors appointments, dialysis and was the sole provider for the family. He has always been there for my mother or my siblings and I in times of trouble. I only hope to be half the person that he is someday.

Over the last few years we’ve grown a little distant. I’ve grown up and changed. He has a new lady friend. Basically life has just moved on and become increasingly hectic. Recently however, I was given the news that my papa had been diagnosed with alzheimers disease. Even though the family saw it coming it breaks my heart.

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One thing I love is seeing my papa light up when he sees his great grandchildren. Sometimes it’s a few weeks between but I always notice his spirits lift when the kiddos are around. I’m not sure how long he will remember them or even myself, so we have been trying to visit more.

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The last visit kiddo had with his great papa was heartwarming for me to watch. My son was so excited to help his papa “do wood” and papa was excited to teach kiddo. I don’t know who enjoyed the experience more!

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Watching my son and my grandfather interact brought a tear to my eye. I hope that I get to keep this amazing man for a little while longer. I’m not ready for him to unravel like a scarf just yet. The idea of him forgetting who we are scares me. So for now, I’m making as many new memories as I can.

Operation Get Fit – My Noom Workout

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I walked with MapMyWalk! Distance: 0.90km, time: 12:29, pace: 13:51min/km, speed: 4.33km/h.

I used this super cool app for the first time tonight, it’s called Noom Map My Walk! It was suggested by a fellow blogger and I love it. Kiddos and I only had time for a short walk but at least we got out! I needed it after a day of sitting at an Early Childhood Education conference. Perk of my day, getting away from children to go learn about children in a catered venue. Pretty swanky! Anyhow, I can’t wait to use this app more!!

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Kiddos had fun blowing dandelions and making wishes. My son tells me, “mommy we should go on walks every night to help you get rid of your fatness.” If he wasn’t four, I’d be a little hurt. My daughter responded, “that’s not nice, you should say bigness.” They have big hearts but apparently need to be educated about being a little more sensitive! One thing that I am really realizing more than ever right now is that the kiddos and I are really a great team. We may be a little family but we have big love for each other.