Julien's 2nd birthday party.


James celebrating the win with the kids Friday evening.


Thursday, January 17, 2013.

A day at home. 

I wake up to two little ones beside me. One because of a cold, the other because of a feeding. Seeing her bassinet so close by and empty is sometimes a little funny to me. It's rare that I'm the first to wake up so I enjoy the bit of time I have to stay in bed and enjoy the details of our room (this is how I started taking pictures on this day). I love how the sun comes in, I like our stuff, but I never realized how bare I've kept our walls.

I get up and try to plan my day: I hope I can get a shower in today. I seriously need to get to organizing the kids' clothes. Lee is crying and the kids are up and hungry. Which should I do first? I guess I can put off getting ready until later. I decide on the kids and they're already waiting for me by the fridge. I prep the first part of their breakfast for them. When I finally get to Lee, she's leaked through her sleeper and onto our bed. I need to wash the sheets too. And I pull the sheets part way off to remind myself to do them later. 

After a feeding and breakfast, everyone is taken care of. This time, Lee is good with her naps and gives me windows of time to get things done. Laundry is what I focus on next. The kids play ("It's too bright, Mommy"), watch tv, and hover around me while I do things around the home. I'm getting used to the fact that the simplest things take so much longer with little ones around.

My flow is interrupted with a feeding, a diaper change, and a bit of play time with Lee. She snuggles, and smiles, and  laughs, and coos. I love having a baby this small in the home. Then all three kids take their naps at the same time and I'm lucky enough to get a shower in my day. 

The kids wake up and continue on with their playing and snacking. James arrives home earlier than usual due to a site visit in Prince Albert. Julien is the most happy to see his dad and shows it with a lot of cuddling. It gets dark by 5pm these days and that's when the blinds go up and our evening routine begins.   


Both pairs of footwear thrifted at Value Village.
Fighting over the water bottle.
Our lonely missionary (after we accidentally left his companion behind at my mission companion's house a few years ago).
Driving his trucks along the walls.
Reading "Mortimer".
Checking on Lee. Still not sleeping.
Multiple baths for a very sore bottom.
Preferring this cream over the usual Penaten cream for diaper rashes.


The last bit of our holidays.
"you brush your teeth, ch ch ch ch..." | peek-a-boo socks | reading "Are You My Mother?" together
for Connecticut | New Years Eve | our spot for most of the Bond movie 
Julien sporting his new haircut at church | funny sleeping spot | saving the best for last
Lola's hands full | Favourite Uncle Hans' iPad | teamwork in the kitchen (my favourite)


Sneaking a few Sunday pictures at church.
Nathalie and Milan being sung the "Hello Song" to welcome them into Primary.
A more peaceful and quiet nursery with the two girls graduated to Primary.


It seems that Baby Lee is not a soother baby or a thumb sucker. Instead, she likes to suck her two fingers (ring and middle) to calm herself down.