Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Fun - Part 2

Ahhhhh - Easter. Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate!

We had my side of the family over yesterday for Easter & it was so nice to get together. The kids were outside the majority of the time & had a blast running off their extra sugar consumption. The Rice Crispy Easter squares were a hit!

Today was a bit more laid back. We decorated eggs, got messy! And then enjoyed Smeeps (Smores made with Peeps). We decided that we will definitely keep the Smeep tradition going. It was sooooooo yummy!

Tomorrow we will have our Easter Hunt & then off to Baba & PePere's for most likely another Easter Hunt & dinner. A busy weekend but we are having some awesome time with our girls.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Easter Fun

I thought I would share these two ideas I found on a few of my favourite blogs. I made the S'Meep packs for family & naturally us to enjoy this weekend. And I am going to make the rice crispy squares for our Easter gathering.

Shopping as a "Mom"

Sky & I did a little shopping tonight and I came to a very scary realization. We were browsing through the young girls clothes & I kept thinking to myself - these are some ugly bright busy clothes. The 80's are returning & it is not good. Skylar was showing me the clothes she wanted to try on & I was thinking - really? You like that? Then it hit me like a tonne of bricks. I am not cool. I cannot comment on fashion for my young daughter. If the whole department has the same sort of clothes - that is the fashion - whether I think it is or not. I AM NOT COOL. Ugh - what a realization - total burst to my ego. I then just about went to the thought that I was turning into my mother but quickly shut that down. No need to go there now.

So I have resolved that as long as the clothing fits appropriately, is not revealing, has a positive message (no skulls or vampires), and is something daddy won't veto then I am going to let my girl be a young girl & enjoy it. I am pretty sure that my mom did not like me wearing pajama pants, neon shirts, scrunchies that matched my shirt (okay maybe she did like that), wearing my sweatshirts inside out, acid wash jeans, "Choose Life" shirts, but she let me and I thought I was pretty "cool".

So I guess the next "issue" will be heels & makeup? Give me strength!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

What is new????????

Well I can honestly say that life is moving way too fast. I look at Sadie & tear up at the thought of her turning 2. I see such a beautiful young woman in Skylar & I want to rewind her so I can savour her for a few more years.

I feel like my whole life right now is my girls & I am trying to put that into balance but that is really hard. I waited so long for my family that it is hard for me to take a step back & ensure that I get time - I don't want to miss anything.

I marvel at other Mom's who dress their kids well, take them to sports, feed them right, clean their homes, work out, look great & have date nights. I honestly cannot figure out how to do it all. I fall into bed at night & can't remember what I did half an hour ago. I have a stack of books I am dying to read on my nightstand that are gathering dust. I can't keep my eyes open long enough to get through the first page.

And I am continually thinking of things I am missing - taking pictures, writing in Sadies baby book, organizing Sky's school work, returning calls, seeing friends, taking video's of the girls during "Lussier after dinner dance hour", washing those hand prints off of the window, mirror, tub, wall, fridge, cabinet, door - - - and the carpet! I am embarassed to even have someone look at it. But how on earth can you clean a carpet every day! My girls are a disaster with spills!

Well just writing this makes me want to take a nap. And it is story time in the Lussiers house. I love my life - I just need to find some balanace!