Monday, February 10, 2014


The first couple of months of the year is extremely busy for us. We literally jump from one occasion to another, starting with Christmas. It goes; Christmas, New Years, Family/Gotcha Day, Keira's birthday, Chinese New Years, and my birthday. Then, of course, we have little events thrown in there like Valentine's Day just to spruce up our lives even more! Our province (I think it's province wide) also has a long weekend to celebrate families. That long weekend essentially wraps up our busy period. 

Mid January was Keira's third birthday. Can you believe that?!? She will proudly tell you when her birthday is and hold up three fingers to show you (while telling you) how old she is. She has waited to turn three for what seems to be an awfully long time! As much as I want her to develop, grow and experience the beauty the world has to offer, I also want time to slow down. It's going by incredibly fast and it's all I can do to keep up with the changes that seem to occur on an almost daily basis. 

My daughter is a little firecracker. She can be gentle and loving, and is incredibly expressive. She is bright and loves to be read to. Her imagination is incredible, and her sense of humour and laughter is contagious. She adores music and loves to sing and dance. 

On the flip side, Keira can be stubborn beyond words and has an incredible temper for such a little being. Her vocabulary is extensive but the words that get overused to the point of causing some grey hairs for this Mommy are "No!" and "Why?" She knows which buttons to push and how. She certainly keeps her Mommy on her toes! I foresee some fun times ahead come the teenage years!

I love her beyond measure. I look back to where we were just over two years ago, and find myself thinking about the little peanut who was placed in my arms, scared, timid, confused; an introvert" apparently. Today, I have a vivacious, bright, joyful, chatterbox of a daughter who is overflowing with personality. And she is three!!!

The last "sleep" of being two. 
Excited to be three!
A special breakfast for a special girl
Sharing the backseat with her balloon 

Birthday girl!
The kids sitting with Kathy, a close family friend. 

The morning after!

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I Blinked and Two Years Passed Me By!

On January 8th, 2012 I was handed the most precious of gifts. In the blink of an eye I became a mother and I finally felt as though I was the individual I was meant to be. My daughter challenges me every single day to be a better person. As I stated on Instagram (I definitely post there more than I do here), she may cause me to pull my hair out on occasion, but she also brings joy and laughter to our home on a daily basis.

She is bright and as strong willed as they come, has a wicked sense of humour, and gives THE best hugs. I hear "I love you" multiple times a day and it makes my heart sing. I am making every effort to hold on to, and cherish, every single moment, for they are passing us by all too quickly. In the blink of an eye, moments are becoming memories.

As much as I love watching Keira grow and experience all the beauty and wonder of the world around her, I also want to hold on tightly to that tiny little being who was placed in my arms two years ago!