Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving!

I am thankful for so many things that I almost don't know where to begin!

First, and always foremost, is my amazing family. Without the love and support of both my immediate and extended family, I'd be lost.

My husband, who weathers the storm with quiet strength and allows me to be exactly who I want and need to be, even when I demand the opposite from him. He's my best friend and sometimes I simply don't deserve him.

My amazing little Beaner. She's changed my world in a bazillion ways and every day she teaches me something new. You are my sunshine.

My friends... I love you. I don't even have the words to describe how I feel or what you bring to my life. Without all of you, there would certainly be no me.

My cats! Because cats are awesome.

And last, but most certainly not least, Pumpkin Spice Lattes. May your flavor come to pass more than once a year ;)

So, dear reader, what are you thankful for?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

A Change Is Gonna Come

Beaner turned 3 two weeks ago.

Really? 3? Already? Damn!

We had her party at Chuck E Cheese so that my house didn't get trashed again this year and I didn't have to break up fights over new toys. It was bliss!

I've hired someone to watch Beaner 3 days a week for a few hours a day. This is so I can hit the gym, do some work (I work from home, still) or run errands. I am very much looking forward to this. I had tried to get Beaner into a preschool but apparently they fill the fall session early in March so I came WAY too late to the party. Ugh.

Here's a fun idea to get your toddlers (and older kids) to eat leafy greens they wouldn't otherwise; make homemade popsicles. Blend up kale, spinach, whatever you like really, and use blackberries and blueberries to mask the color. I call them sneaky pops and they are a huge hit in our house.

Until next time, stay awesome.