Friday, June 24, 2011


I am never alone anymore - that's what happens when you are a mom.
Yes, I am alone sometimes, when I go swimming, or when I go to the grocery store really quick ...but alone, alone like today never.
And it feels GOOD !
The house is so quiet : ahhhhhhhhhh....
Thank God for my parents who are keeping my two munchkins for two days.
I'd like to write that I did all these great things today but just having the time to work and blog a bit plenty enough.  I am having a great day in my PJs. And I have a great night planned too...

too funny - just had to post it !

A day with Mateo

My mom took Luca for a day and I spent my whole day with Matti.
We had a great time...
It was all about him : He did not have to nap and he did not have to eat his fruits and vegetables...

-We just HAD to go to the photobooth! Very good session as you can see.
-We had icecream.
-We painted. I LOVE what he did! The beautifully drawn car is Mommy of course.
-Playdough time.
-We also went to the water front to see the boats.
- He got a present from Oma : more cars!
-And the camper! I wanted us to sleep in the camper but that did not work out. By the time, we were finished with story time, he said :" Maman, je ne veux pas coucher ici, je veux aller dans ma chambre !"
Eh bien...
(Mommy slept there anyway and had a back ache the next morning because of the very hard mattress and a stiff neck probably because of the cooler weather.)

My new headboard !

Very happy with the result. Thanks for the tip Jojo...
I still have to change to room a bit but still not clear what I want to do...
New curtains?
New bedside lamps?
New paint?
New carpet?
Maybe all of the above?

Bonne St-Jean-Baptiste

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Notre petit Mateo nous inquiète

Mat s'est fait opéré il y a quelques semaines et depuis il semble triste, est en douleur quelques fois dans la journée, est plus capricieux...n'est pas lui-même...

Je veux revoir ton sourire malicieux et ton entrain.
Je t'aime Matito.

Ce n'est pas mon papa

...mais c'est le papa de nos deux beaux enfants.
On n'est pas souvent d'accord dernièrement mais je sais que tu les aimes à la folie et pour ça, je t'aime moi aussi.
Bonne Fête des Papas.

Bonne Fête des Pères Papa

Papa, je t'aime.
Merci pour tout ce que tu fais pour moi.
Merci pour tout ce que tu fais pour ma famille.
Merci de passer plein de temps avec mes garçons.
Merci pour ton coeur si pur.
Merci d'aimer Maman comme tu l'aimes.

Merci d'être un si bel exemple d'homme.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Tips for dressing boys

  1. Look towards mens fashion for ideas. Right now I’m seeing a lot of men wear V-neck t-shirts and cut off shorts. Perfect for toddler boys too, right? You can find v-neck shirts here and cut-off shorts here
  2. Accept hand me down clothes from friends, but edit. I was once the lucky winner of 3 garbage bags of used clothes from a generous neighbor. The clothes were clean, lightly used, but the fit wasn’t quit right.  I kept a few pieces and shamelessly donated most of it to charity.  
  3. Buy gender neutral clothes in girls department. A lot of times boys clothes are too baggy. I swear by the girl jeans from H&Mthese girl shorts from Crazy 8, and these pants from Target (trust me on this one).
  4. Repeat Repeat Repeat outfits. It’s green, it European, it makes your life easier. My boys repeat the same outfit for days until it fails the smell inspection and until the stains are large enough to be spotted on camera.  
  5. Splurge Once! Buy a piece of clothing you know is totally over priced but you love it. I bought these light sweaters for my boys for spring. This summer’s spurge: these shorts
  6. Look in unexpected placesCVS Pharmacy has really cool sunglasses for boys this summer.  
  7. SUSPENDERS! Everyday!  
Found this here.

Poetry in Clothes

Look at this!
I am so envious when people do cool things like that!

mom can you make me this?

Recipe on Shutterbean of course!

Monday, June 6, 2011


Afternoon nap in the sun.


If you want to see the pictures.
Come here.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

a scene that never happened with Mateo

A mess everywhere and a feeding time that takes one hour !

trying this for the next month

A picture every day for 30 days.
Here are Day 1 and Day 2
Day 1 : A self-portrait

Day 2 : What I wore today - despite there was no sun but that has never stopped me before :)

An this will be the rest : 

Day 3: Clouds
Day 4: Something green
Day 5: From a high angle
Day 6: From a low angle
Day 7: Fruit
Day 8: A bad habit
Day 9: Someone you love
Day 10: Childhood memory
Day 11: Something blue
Day 12: Sunset
Day 13: Yourself with 13 things
Day 14: Eyes
Day 15: Silhouette
Day 16: Long Exposure
Day 17: Technology
Day 18: Your shoes
Day 19: Something orange
Day 20: Bokeh
Day 21: Faceless self-portrait
Day 22: Hands
Day 23: Sunflare
Day 24: Animal
Day 25: Something pink
Day 26: Close-up
Day 27: From a distance
Day 28: Flowers
Day 29: Black and white
Day 30: Self-portrait

Wanna join?