Friday, May 27, 2011

a brother's love...

when kaelan was born, we were a little worried about dylan's role as a brother.
is he going to be jealous and want more of our attention?
is he going to throw tantrums and tell us that he dislikes having a new baby around?
would he harbor hard feelings now that he has to share his mommy and daddy?

it turns out that all our worries are for nothing
for dylan has fallen in love
fast and hard.
since day one.

at two and a bit, he is his brother's constant companion.
he climbs up our bed first thing in the morning to lay sleepily beside the baby.
he hugs and kisses him at all times and wants to carry him the way we do.
upon hearing kaelan's cry, he runs to him and kisses him immediately to make him feel 'better'.
he wants to help feed the baby, rock the baby, change the baby
and name any other thing we have to do with the baby and he wants that.

today, we took dylan out for a date to the theatre (his very first time!)
and when he realized that kaelan's car seat was not beside him in the car
he suddenly pipes up with "where's baby?  where's baby, mommy?!?"
and he asks the same question everytime he can't seem to find the baby.

we are so lucky to have such a loving first born.
he truly is God sent and his unconditional love for us has blossomed and extended
and that love has poured itself over to his little brother.

Monday, May 23, 2011

monday's favourite things

+ romantic books and films that make my heart go pitter-patter +
+ tulips and gerbera daises.  they are my most favourite of flowers +
+ at starbucks:  grande decaf easy on the caramel machiatto +
+ nap times... not just for the boys but for me as well +
+ midnight showers... they are currently my only guilty pleasure +

Saturday, May 21, 2011

back to blogging!

the previous week has been the busiest we have been since baby k arrived.
with family in town from toronto,
we have spent the last week being tourists in our own city
and have been cooking and eating up a storm.

i will get the updates in once i have a chance to get all photos uploaded.
for now, here's one taken at shannon falls.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

pretty in... yellow?

yellow has never been my color.
you can dress me in hot pink, lime green and even orange if need be
but yellow???

but then last week as i was browsing around the mall
i chanced upon this very pretty eyelet skirt

and i just couldn't pass up on it
it had that very springy/summery, light and airy feel to it
and i just fell in love.

so now i own something yellow and it's hanging front and center in my closet.

monday's favourite things

this post is a tad late... but better late than never, right?

+ tulips in the springtime +
+ the sun beating down my back with the soft cold breeze on my face +
+ tiny hands and baby feet +
+ hugs and kisses from my three boys +
+ karaoke!!! +

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

mama's day celebration

this year marks the 3rd time i am celebrating mother's day.
i couldn't have asked for a better gift than the early arrival of my baby boy, kaelan.
but i did receive my very first (of hopefully plenty more) hand-made card from my ltitle man, dylan.

ok, so technically, it was his teacher who made the cards...
but that is definitely his hand-print there which he worked on at school!

we celebrated Mother's Day by going to church in the morning.
i thanked God for all the blessings he has showered us with
and for the three precious boys in my life.  
we also met with my mom-in-law and sisters-in-law to give them our little appreciation gifts.

we then headed over to Kentizen for lunch with my mom and dad.
their buffet selection of japanese and chinese food was so drool-worthy
that i had a hard time trying to stop eating.

*my mom with dylan and my dad with kaelan*

because mother's day turned out to be a gorgeously warm day 
we wrapped up our afternoon with a stop at La Casa Gelato.
with 218 flavours to choose from, i opted for the safety of ferrero rocher and coffee flavour
while the little man had chocolate chip and the hubby...
well, he went for an extreme by trying the wasabi flavour (which, by the way, he says NEVER to order)
and some yummy toblerone flavoured ice cream.

*dylan after thoroughly enjoying his ice cream*

to top it off, here's my mom and i (along with our carbon-copy chins)
with my boys... the apple of both our eyes!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

got to love those moms!

in celebration of mother's day
i decided to put to together little appreciation gifts
for some special women in our lives.

these little brown packages contains
my favourite tinted lip glosses and some scented soap
and i couldn't resist those gorgeous clip-on butterflies from michaels

these very pretty tins cans
also held some glossy lip balms packaged in very cute containers!
(i forgot to takea  photo of them)

i wanted to create a big post on our mother's day celebration
but alas, i am exhausted and with both my boys down for the evening
i too am craving to just crawl into bed.

so i am going to leave my mama's day post for tomorrow.
and wish all you mom's a very HAPPY MAMA'S DAY!
i hope you all had a great time celebrating this special time.
(but as all us mother's know, every day is extra special)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

cold turkey

my two year old loves his binky.
we have many names for this said item.
tebebe.  bebe.  the shut-up-fier.  "T".  tsup-tsup.
you name it, we've come up with all sorts of code names for it.

as the hubby is home for another five weeks
we figured that now is the best time to wean the little man off it.
so we (meaning I) read up on ways to decrease the use of the pacifier.
and we (meaning I again) set-up a game plan.

least to say, game plans did NOT work.
and we ended up having to resort to cold turkey.
and the little man cried his heart out the first night.
and the following morning, he cried himself silly for an hour.
and that evening at my mother's, he cried himself to the point of throwing up for half an hour.

and in the car on the way home, HE NEVER ASKED for his favorite bebe again.

*he still slips up from time to time, but that's a given... but boy is his progress amazing!

Monday, May 2, 2011

monday's favourite things

+ the smell of babies, throw-up and all... nothing can compare +
+ turning the pages of a brand new book +
+ the crispness of newly printed bills from the bank +
+ the minutes between sleep and waking up +
+ neck massages from the hubby +

Sunday, May 1, 2011