Wordless Wednesday – Halls Harbour NS

About 20 minutes away there is a beautiful place.  The gateway from my home town to the Atlantic Ocean.  Halls Harbour Nova Scotia.  The other night it was just too hot to stay home, so we headed off to the ocean to cool off.  We were lucky, we got there just at High Tide, and sunset.  It was Williams first time diping his feet in the ocean, and it's one of Ben's favorite places to go.  A few times I overheard him saying "I love listening to the … [Read more...]

Corel Paint It! Giveaway Now Closed

The Perfect Picture. We all have one, a picture that we love, of our kids, our parents, our pets.  Somehow we've managed to capture that perfect instant in time and can cherish it forever.  But what now?? We can print it out, frame it, and it can sit there and be admired.  But sometimes that perfect instant deserves more.  That picture needs to stand out from the crowd.  That's where Corel Paint It! comes in.  With just a few easy clicks … [Read more...]

When Did You Grow Up?

The first of many..... That is what my mother said as we were sitting in the auditorium, waiting for it to start.  Waiting to see my little boy file in, wearing his little Graduation Cap.  Last week we went to see my little boy graduate from PreSchool.  It seems like only a few weeks ago I was in tears, sending him off to be enriched by someone who wasn't family.  I can't believe just how fast this school year went by. It was only two days … [Read more...]

If 30 Is The New 20….

Then Why Can't I Do Cartwheels Anymore????? Seriously! Sunday past I was enjoying some time at the park with the boys and my sister.  It was her last day in town, and it was Georgous outside...a day that must be spent in the sun.  Ben was having a blast playing with his aunti KiKi, running around the equipment and monopolizing her time...He doesn't like sharing his aunti with his baby brother...."Give Wil Back To Mom!!" is a common phrase … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Ben!

Wow, A milestone. Today you are 5 years old. I can't believe you've been in our lives for so long, but yet I can't seem to remember life without you. You Rock! You are THE BEST BEN in the whole wide world and we love you sooooo much. You came into this world like a bullet...going through molasses. You were due on May 3rd. Daddy and I went Camera Shopping that day. We were buying our very first Digital Camera. We had to have one to document … [Read more...]

Penny and Rio – Childrens Book Review & Giveaway

By Jennifer Swanson Ben has always been an avid reader.  At 5 years old he can read at a 2nd or 3rd grade level.  He started reading really young, at about 3 years old.  And now, simple books that many 5 year olds would enjoy are just not fun for him.  We've been trying to find him books that are just a little more challenging, but not above his level of comprehension.  Penny and Rio The Mysterious Backyard Meeting was a great fit! It's had to … [Read more...]

Introducing, MOM Nation

I know I know...How can you take on even more Ms. A Busy Mommy? Well, I thrive under pressure...and I get bored easily.  Change and adding more to my plate are two of the things that I do best!  I have to live up to my name, right? Well, over the past week Cynthia (Crumbs in the Minivan) and I have been working on building Mom Nation.  A community for Canadian Bloggers and Business.  I know, it may come as a shock to you, but Yes, I AM … [Read more...]

How I Scarred My Kid For Life…(or did I?)

It was all very innocent.  I had no intention on it happening.  But the Wolf caught the damn baby Reindeer. It was Earth Day.  I found out that itunes had a free download for one episode of  Earth.  I jumped to get it.  I've wanted to watch Planet Earth for a while now, just haven't gotten around to buying it.  Either way, I thought it would be a great learning experience for Ben.  Turns out it was me who had the learning experience. It … [Read more...]

When Your Kids Get In Trouble…

Why is it that when my son gets in trouble, I feel horrible? Well, maybe not horrible, but definitley guilty... Ben is almost 5.  He's counting down, 11 days to go.  He knows the rules of the house, and I'm not a strick mom (maybe that's my problem) his rules are simple.  No Thumping (People live below us) No Yelling in the house (The baby is sleeping) No Cussing (Yes, he knows a few, and I blame The Cat In The Hat Movie...He couldn't have … [Read more...]

Do Your Kids Wear Glasses?

A few months ago, we took Ben for his orientation at 'big school'. He'll be entering primary aka kindergarten this September and is very excited. So, as a part of his orientation, he had to go through a bunch of little workshops, speech and hearing, reading skills, they checked his teeth, and they did an eye test to see if he may need eyeglasses. We went through most of them without a hitch, but when it came time for the eye test his shyness … [Read more...]

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