Category Archives: Family

Teag, the artist.


While making supper, I found Teag colouring.

On the wall.

With chalk.

And one of Arlo, sleeping with his Wubbanub.

I decided that since it was only chalk, I would let him colour.

It does wipe off after all.

It was a moment of “let him be a child, let him discover”.

I’m glad I did.

The look on his face was priceless.

Full of joy and pride over the art that he had created.

My baby, so grown up.





Potty tales.


My little Teag is growing so fast.

He is constantly moving and talking.

Trying to grow up so fast.

Last night, I put him to bed, put Arlo to bed and left the room.

I went downstairs, and listened to him sing.

“Moooommmmmmyyy. Mommmmyyy. winniepooh. pupppppyyy.”

After a while, he started to sing about the potty

[that’s what happens when you start to potty train, it’s all about the potty and the treats (candy, not poop)]

then he started to cry.

But I was going to hold my ground.

He was going to soothe himself.

Then it was hysterics.


Still, I held off.

Then after a few minutes of the potty screams, I went upstairs.

I found him at the gate of his room (he has a gate, not a door.)

completely naked.

Holding his dry diaper and jammies in one hand,

and his bankie in his other hand.

With a puddle of pee on the floor.

Lesson learned.

From now on, when he calls,

I answer.

Even if it is the nine millionth time for the potty.


Yesterday night, it was bath night.

Teag was in the tub.

I was changing Arlo’s diaper when I saw that he had pooped.

I sat him down on Teags potty (it was clean, don’t worry)

while I waited for Rich to grab the wipes.

Rookie move, i know.

Wipes were brought, then I saw it.

He peed in the potty.

Teag did a happy dance.

We dance after a child goes pee in the potty.

 It was crazy.


My babies are growing up so fast.



Source: via Amy on Pinterest

(I found this picture quite fitting, both boys have been up at 3, the past two nights)
I am exhausted.My children have decided that night time is better spent screaming, than sleeping.

We are fighting ear infections and teething.

This week was suppose to be my “I’m gunna change everything” week.

But it hasn’t been. It’s been filled with tears, trains and tantrums.

I know it is a season in our lives where I will look back and miss it, but right now I am doing everything that I can to move past it.

I know there are things that I need to change.

I need to be more scheduled.

In everything.

With meals (I need to start meal planning again)

With chores (I despise cleaning, but love a clean house)

With naps

With exercising

I need to use my time wisely.

Starting tomorrow. I hope.

A little inspiration.


Source: via Kaitlin on Pinterest

This week has been my “organize, reno, redo” week.

So far I have completely cleaned our master bedroom, no easy task.

Not only that but we re-arranged it, and put Arlo’s crib in our room.

The reason for that is, Teag thinks it is a great idea to climb in it at night.

Thankfully everytime he has climbed in, I have had Arlo with me.

STILL it is not something I would like him to do, and since I want Baby to be sleeping in his crib it has become a wee bit cramped.

My other HUGE project for this week is to overhaul our laundry room.

Words to describe is are:







You get the idea.

What I want is:





Maybe something like these?

Source: via Mike on Pinterest

I love the rock wall, and the lighting. I could definitely have this in my house!

Source: via Kaitlin on Pinterest

I love the idea of this laundry room, as like a mud room type thing.

Source: via Kaitlin on Pinterest

I love the colour!!

Source: via Kaitlin on Pinterest

I definitely need to get this vinyl made for our laundry room!!

Source: Uploaded by user via Kaitlin on Pinterest

I’d be all over this one, if our master bedroom and laundry room weren’t on different floors and opposite sides of the house!

Source: Uploaded by user via Kaitlin on Pinterest

This will definitely be happening in some form or another!!

Now to get ‘er done!

I was one point off.


After I had Teag we had our well baby appointment with our nurse.
They make you do a quiz, I think it had 10 questions. maybe more.
Trying to see if you have postpartum depression.
I lied.
I answered the way I thought they wanted me to answer.

Everything is fine.
Life is great.
I’m adjusting well.

There was so much going on in our lives.

Having family live with us.

Having a baby.

The nurse checked the quiz.

I was one point off from having postpartum depression.

I laughed it off.

Silly quiz.

There is no way that I was depressed.

I had a happy husband.

An adorable baby.


In my heart I know that I was depressed.

Things didn’t feel right, Rich could tell.

I felt crazy in my own head.

Like I was in a fog.


It wasn’t until Teag was 6 months old that I started to get out of my funk.

I finally could see straight.

I felt like something clicked.

I felt like I could finally handle everything.

Being a wife.

A mother.


When I found out I was pregnant with Arlo, I was terrified.

Terrified that I would feel the same as I felt after having Teag.


I have yet to take that quiz again.

This time, I have changed a few things.

Healthier meals. More veggies.

vitamins. Last time I hardly took anything. This time I take vitamin C, D, flinstone chewables, calcium, and folic acid. I can definitely feel a difference when I take them.

Exercise. It’s not as often as I would like. Due to having two kids, my time is precious. When I can get a workout in, I am happy.

I feel healthy.

And for the most part, I feel happy.





i feel like life is spinning out of control right now.

laundry. cleaning house. appointments. weddings.

while sitting in church today, i decided that things were going to change.

i am tired.

tired of being tired.

tired of the mess.

tired of the chaos.

tired of being unorganized

tired of feeling frumpy.

it is time for a change.

this week i am changing things.

i am deep cleaning the house.

i will be exercising daily.

i will be drinking more water. (my lips are so chapped and dry. stinkin dry weather ruining everything)

i will be eating gluten-free.

i will forgive.

Our day.


//Breakfast //Teag feeding himself // cuddles with mommy // Teag angry because he didn’t want a nap // the perfect little lips // silly Teags // happy Arlo // chubby fingers // frosty walk // i love my chariot // Teag feeding himself // playing before bathtime // potty time // feeding time with Arlo //



What does your day look like?