I finally took the plunge and enrolled Monkey into his first organized activity... swimming lessons! I know that water safety is very important as downing is the leading cause of all unintentional deaths of children aged 1-4 years old. However our schedule is busy and always changing... visiting with friends & family, day trips, oh yeah of course there is work too! It can
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There are somethings that just make the world a better place - a friendly smile from a stranger, finding a chocolate bar that you didn't know you had... and putting bacon on EVERYTHING! You already know how I love Brown Sugar Bacon Waffles, but what about adding maple syrup infused onions and bacon to a burger??? I call it divine, South St. Burger Co. calls it the True North
Little Bear totally is looking at Mr. Potato Head like "Who is that guy?!?"
Want to visit with the dinosaurs, dive deep into the depths of the ocean, and get face to face with some of Canada's most amazing animals??? Then you need to visit the Museum of Nature in Ottawa! While I was at my conference during our Ottawa vacation my mom and Monkey made sure to take in some fun. One of their adventures included a trip to the Museum of Nature - filled
When Thomas the Train rolled into our house earlier this month for Monkey's birthday we made sure to have Train Party Decorations to complete the decor. These easy table decorations were perfect for serving snacks and food in for the party inside and outside.Thomas The Train Party Decorations To create these Train Party Decorations I bought white plastic table cloths from the
Is is a HOT one outside this week in Ontario... there is now doubt that we are in full summer time mode! What a better way to celebrate summer then with a cold beverage! I had the opportunity a couple of weeks ago to try some scrumptious and refreshing summer drinks from Minute Maid. Perfect for your summer BBQ, girls night out or trip to the cottage these drinks will be sure
What?!? Toes are yummy!
While visiting Ottawa we had the pleasure of staying at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel. I was so impressed with this hotel that I had to make sure I wrote a post to tell you about it. The Ottawa Marriott Hotel is located in downtown Ottawa and is a stones throw away from the Parliament Buildings. Centrally located we were minutes away from the Byward Market which we walked to
All aboard!!! Choo-Choo! Time to get this Train a movin'! With monkey coming up with the Birthday Party idea of a Train Party I decided to convert our backyard into a railway station complete with Thomas The Train Engine and Friends Ride In Toys. These easy to make DIY train engines will have your kids playing for hours and make the perfect train party games. Thomas The
And three more, two more, one more... common squeeze it! Beginners you are out of here, intermediates lets take it up a notch! Do those words ring a bell with anyone? Who else remembers the classic 80's exercise videos from the one and only Tony Little? Complete with all of the big hair, spandex and leg warmers you could ever dream of, the exercise videos provided a great
In Canada we say there are only 2 seasons... winter and construction. I beg to differ, I think the 2 seasons are winter and allergies! As soon as the snow melts I can feel the onset of my seasonal allergies - itchy eyes, runny nose, and the feeling of never wanting to go outside ever again! I am lucky that my allergies can be well controlled with some over the counter
Monkey came home from daycare a few weeks ago and announced to us that he was going to have a Train Party for his birthday. This was news to me, as we had not talked about his upcoming 3rd birthday at all. But he seemed pretty set on the idea, and since I didn't have any other plans I decided to take the Train Party theme and run with it. We all know that show stopper of any