Monday, 2 December 2013
If anyone needs me I'll be playing here! We are going to Victoria to visit my parents and then taking Mom and the kids up to Whistler for a few days of winter fun. Wish us luck on our flight with the kids. It's Romilly's first time flying and Euan.... well let's just say he's a lot busier now than the last time he was on a flight. He was once a pro.
Happy Holidays friends! xoxo
Friday, 29 November 2013
Did anyone else notice the start of the 24 hour Christmas music being played on the radio? or is this just in Ottawa? Steve's theory was that it started with the first snow storm. We got 25 cm!
Our book club meetings just keep getting better and better. This month we read Orange is the New Black. Our host Sarah dressed up as the memoirist Piper Kerman. Sarah's husband was dressed in a tux and served us cheesecake and champange. Yes I said book club- ha ha. It was a fun evening.
Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Tuesday, 26 November 2013
One of the perks of having Steve home on parental leave is taking a few long weekends. The rest of the time we keep the kids on a pretty solid schedule, which keeps our sanity in check. Last week, we took an extra long weekend to Toronto/Guelph. My Sister-in-law through the most DELICIOUS baby shower for my other SIL in Toronto. Champagne, decadent cupcakes, gourmet salads & spreads, we celebrated the birth of their preamie twins. The boys had their own celebration lunch and were back in time to enjoy leftovers and the fancy cupcakes that Brie put aside for them-they were most appreciative. We headed out after receiving these really sweet Soma Tiffanys gift boxes ( so cute ) to spend the last two nights in Guelph with Grammy & Great Gramma and were home yesterday in time for our busy week ahead. Our nephews are lovely! I was able to visit them twice in the NICU. My cup runneth over for the entire unit and family strength. I can't wait until the boys are home with G&T this Christmas. Happy Holidays! Xo
Monday, 25 November 2013
Saturday, 23 November 2013
Welcome to Fit Friday (read: Fit Saturday)!
Setting a fitness intention is key to success. And writing it down makes it more likely to be achieved.
An intention is meant to describe your fitness goal(s) for a period of time. Typically, I write in a notebook each Sunday my schedule for strength training, running, yoga and diet for the week ahead. It helps me to stay focused on my fitness goals and measure my success. Now, obviously life is spontaneous and sometimes, despite my best intentions, I do not achieve what I have written down. That's life.
However, more often than not I am seeing success - getting to the gym, relaxing in yoga and eating balanced meals. For me, the key to success is setting a fitness intention, writing it down and celebrating my success.
We want to celebrate your success as well! Drop us a note with your intention(s) and let's support each other to achieve what we set out to do.
C & L
This week in run club we talked about strength training and how important it is to keep your body strong while doing sports. When I started running a few years ago I coupled my running with circuit training at the gym; Now that I have my little ones I want to be able to do a few strengthening exercises at home with them. The other day I taught Euan how to plank and we spent about 15 minutes laughing! It was a lot of fun and both the giggles & the planking were a great way to incorporate fitness into our week.
Thursday, 21 November 2013
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
Tuesday, 19 November 2013
At the Ottawa Public Library you can sign out museum passes for free entry into our city museums. Sometimes you get lucky and they have enough for the entire family, as we did the other day. You can find more info about this on thier website.
Last Monday, we picked up free entry to the Museum of Agriculture and Food. It was Euan's first time meeting cattle, dairy cows, pigs and sheep. He was mesmerized by the loud cow "mooing" at him and a little frightened of the proximity we were able to be in for the dairy cows. He ran so fast down the lane I couldn't get a clear picture. This was partially my fault, when introducing him to the first cow at the farm, the cow opened his large mouth and I freaked out and pulled Euan's hand back rather aggressively. The thought of a cow eating Euan's arm or feasting on his golden locks sent me into a panic. In my little experience I know two things about cows, One: field cows run away from you (Connor and I were forever trying to pet UK cows. Two- while in enclosures they nip your coat!
My favourite thing about the farm was the brand new baby pigs, all 10 of them suckling on their momma under a warm glow of lights. It was a great day out for our family.