Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Sisterly Love

Happy second day of spring! May the temperatures creep higher and higher! 

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Today, we're all about the sisters! I don't have one of my own but I do love looking at my girls and the strong bond they're forging. Here are a few of my very random observations:

1- They have actual real conversations now. I eavesdrop sometimes and it warms my heart to hear them chatting way into the night (though we oft' have to go in and shut it down) about the most odd things (like Netflix shows and who they're inviting to their birthday parties)

2- They love to sing at the top of their lungs and have very similar taste in music- Ed Sheeran is the  favourite by a landslide right now! 

3- C (almost 9) most times let's A (5.5) get her way. Probably, because A wears her down. She is by no means a pushover though and will stand her ground if it really gets to her. 

4- One of their things is dancing. They clear a space and cut a rug. A has a very natural rhythm (and dances like no one is watching but C has some really technical and graceful moves so I find myself drawn to watching her. 

5- They are both foodies.... like we'd expect anything else from our offspring but they have very distinct tastes- A is my protein lover and my little gourmand and C is my carb lover. They both adore sugar though and would have way more often than I allow! 

6- C is a natural leader and A seems more of a follower- like their birth order. Things can change but lots of things that big sister wants to do, A finds herself doing it as well. She never liked TV and now she begs me for it (we don't allow it during the week unless it's our family viewing of Little House and The Prairie on Thursday). She also wants to do work if C is doing it or become a vegetarian just like C often says she wants to be (but reneges on it)

7- They are so affectionate- both with each other and with their parents. I love having huggers. 

8- When they have their fights, it can get hairy but they are few and far between. 

9- They are kind to each other. If I give A something, she will be sure to tell C so she can get one (C being older and wiser doesn't always do the same). And when A falls or is sad, C is always checking to make sure she is okay.

My girls, my  prayer is that you will continue to build this beautiful relationship as you grow older! May you be up there on each others' list of favourites, a shoulder to cry on and  one of the firsts you share  huge news with.  I hope you can advise and tease each other but not compete or compare between you. May you be independent of each other but call on each other. You've got this, girlies!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Mexico Part 1

We are back from our very relaxing vacation at the Generations Resort in the Mayan Riviera. We had a seven respite of total fun and unwinding! And the sunshine didn't hurt. Here are a few two many pictures of our days in Mexico.

Day 1-ish- 
As we came into the hotel at around 4 o'clock. We took some quick pictures (that don't do the space justice as they don't show our lovely balcony and pool, as well as the girls' sleeping area) of our very spacious and comfy home for the next week then got ready for an early dinner as we were starving!  

Our resort was surrounded by such beautiful, lush vegetation!

We had Japanese and the tuna tataki was delicious! So was the sauv blanc (not pictured)

We didn't realise that night, there was a Mexican night in the main restaurant so we made our way there after for  a second dessert, some margs and some light entertainment.,

She was captivated by the cookie corner! Where there is a way, there's a will... tippy toes will do it!

And some of us finished off the night with a swim in our pool. 

Day 2-
We were up bright and early for breakfast! Whenever there were mangoes, these kids went a little crazy!

A walk around the pool and some chess. 

Spanish classes for our family!

The kids loved the ball pit in the kids' club

And mama enjoyed lounging by the pool though it was a bit cold for me to go in too much. 

D and I ventured out on a very rainy night to the neighbouring El dorado resort for some Mexican food. Here are my delicious shrimp and lobster tacos. Sidenote, we had a tough time getting back to our own resort in pouring rain and waited so long for our shuttle and we a bit late to pick up the kids (the one hiccup of our trip)

Day 3
We grabbed a Bali bed for the rest of our days there and spent a lot of time lounging there.

I went to a yoga class while D and the kids played in the sand.

The bar smoothies were also a fave of my littles. 

And that's a wrap for Part 1! Stay tuned for more!

Linking up with Biana for Weekending. Back to the grind for us....

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Currently- March 2018

Time for some Currently with Anne and Sarah! Here's what's been happening around here...

The summer out! Yes, it's not even spring yet and I'm planning summer! With a few trips (one plane and a couple road), family obligations and summer camps, summer will be a full one. 

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a big pile of summer stuff on my bedroom floor as packing for Mexico is nearing completion (we leave tomorrow!). Also, have I mentioned packing cubes! Best purchase ever!!
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the girls' lunches the day before- SUCH a game changer! 

that my IQ isn't lowering as I sort of watched the least interesting season of The Bachelor ever. And even the 'scandalous' end was mind numbing and lasted way too long. Uggggg...... 
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I'm slowly transitioning from my very thick winter coat to my thick winter coat as the temps are still low. However, come tomorrow, it will be all summer stuff for seven days!

See you in a couple weeks, friends!!!

Sunday, March 4, 2018

TBB Asks- All About Beauty


This month's TBB Asks is All About Beauty.... so me! Let's get started:

1- Eye Lash Curler- 
if I can find it, yes ;-)

2- Favourite nail shades-
 I am an equal opportunist but I prefer muted tones though I might splash it out a bit when going on vacay.

3- Favourite Lipstick Shade- 
Taupe by MAC

4- Blow Dry or Air Dry? 
Blow Dry but it takes soooo long. 
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5- Foundation- yes or no?  
Yes at times! This Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Mineral Foundation is my go to daily though- so light but great coverage. 

6- Hair Up or Down--- 
Down except when exercising or puttering around the house. 

7- Bar Soap or Body Wash- 
Body Wash when I can. Fresh Cream is my favourite. 

8- Bath or Shower
Shower for sure. Even after a bath, I'd take a shower. 

9- Favourite Body Lotion?
Fresh Cream Lotion--- I just love the bakery smell!!

10- Perfume? Favourite Smell.
I love D & G The One and need to replenish my supply.

11- Artificial Nails?

12- Do you shave your legs everyday?
Ha! No! 

13- Favourite Lip Balm?
Rose Salve for sure. If only the tin didn't give so much trouble to open at times. 

14- How old were you when you first started wearing make- up?
Sixteen everywhere, but I'd sneak a bit before! 

Linking up with The Blended Blog!

Have a wonderful week, friends!!

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