Friday, December 1, 2017

November Instagram

McKinley is nine months old today! #evenLOUDERnoises #growthspurt #scratchandgrab #sixteeth

This never happens. My to-do list is longer than my leg, there's meat sitting on the counter, I haven't showered in three days, and sister bear is making a ruckus in the next room instead of napping but here I sit just because I can. One of the good moments in amongst all the really hard ones. Everyone tells me "you're going to miss these days." Maybe they're right but most likely they're wrong. These days are endlessly frustrating for me but I will say this, I will miss this moment. I love my boy.

When the fog lifts, I am thankful for my capacity to have rational, abstract, and intellectual thought. And for the people that think and discuss along with me.

Monday, November 13, 2017


October was a relatively quiet month.

Looking dapper in his gifted handmade hat.

Sibling love.

This is how babies "play" with each other. They don't!

We officially have a monkey on our hands.

One Saturday, it was like summer again which called for a park visit.

Our halloween monsters.

Sunday best series.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

October Instagram

McKinley is eight months old today! #hipraises #sitting #loudnoises #extrememamasboy #threeteeth

After another full week of math tutoring, this is what I choose to do late on a Saturday night. #nerdlife

Saturday, October 28, 2017


McKinley started kind of sitting up this month so cue the endless sibling photo ops...


Helping blow out birthday candles.

Many mornings in our house begin with two kids "reading" books in bed.

Piper's also started reading books on her own as an activity.

He's not nearly as excited about food as his sister was but give him a little smile and he positively beams back at you.

 Cutest sleeping baby picture yet.

Sunday best series.

Sunday, October 1, 2017

September Instagram

McKinley is seven months old today! #makingstrange #reeeeeach #spitgurgle #growl

First date with my big little girl.

Going for gold! #calgarycorporatechallenge

Thursday, September 21, 2017


August was a full month so get ready for TONS of pictures.

Piper and her neighbour girl friend. She loves jumping on the trampoline with her.

Loves sweet potatoes. Not as big of a fan of food as Piper was though.

First time sitting up in the cart with big sister.

Two babies in a swing. Piper was squished and not loving it.

Piper got to ride the c-train for the first time with grandma. She thought it was the coolest thing because we always get excited about seeing the trains when we drive anywhere.

Sunny adventures with her aunties.

I don't think she has enough balls to play with...

We spent a week in BC in August. Game time!

We got to see the solar eclipse through some welding filters. So incredible!!

Water slide park with both mom and dad.

Jumping with his cousin.

Loving the park as usual. It's even better with cousins.

Her first ride on a ferry. Also the start of her modeling career apparently.

Had some early mornings with this little guy. Good thing he's so happy when he wakes up!

Card games for old times sake!

The parks on Vancouver Island were the best I've ever seen.

First toe dip in the ocean for baby boy.

Holding her shorts up just like Brynn.

We got to drive under the Port Mann bridge and it was so cool for me. The timing of the picture was so lucky. You can see one of the main supports and all the cables between the two linked bridge decks.

 Sunday best series.