Monday, January 18, 2021

Happy 14th birthday to the middle man!

Nicklas is 14 years old today! 

It is kind of funny with the middle child: you get used to seeing the eldest grow up because they are the first to reach those ages. With the youngest, you are amazed that this will be the last one in the house to have those birthdays. With the middle child, their ages sneak up on you but it hits you the hardest when you see how big they have become. 

Happy birthday, Nicka! We love you!!

14 years old! Wow!

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Snowy Saturday

If you know me for more than 30 seconds, you will know that I am NOT a fan of winter. Maybe you will figure it out after 20 seconds even, loud and clear 😉 Funny though, this year, I don't know... maybe it is the fact that we have been blessed with a mild winter so far... or that I don't actually have to go out but I am not minding winter so much. Actually, today was almost nice. We woke up to a big snow dump and the temperature was bearable... even the boys didn't complain about going outside. I almost liked it... almost 😉

I still miss my sandals though 😉 xox

Perfect snowman snow

A little winter football

Really hoping the snow wouldn't dump on my head as I took the picture!

Not all that bad ;)

Saturday, January 9, 2021


For the next few weeks, due to COVID numbers, we are under a curfew from 8pm to 5am every day. It just started today so we have been getting alerts on our TVs and phones, reminding us to stay home. Weird. We never had this in the spring and, at least to us, curfews only happened in other countries... until it happened to us in Quebec. To be honest, at least for our family, being home after 8pm is nothing new but just being under a curfew is what the strange part is... anyway, just looking forward to the time where all this will be worth it... C'mon 2021!

Happy exciting Saturday night... where Montreal is quiet at 8pm ;) xox

Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy 2021!

What do you do on the first day of a brand new year? Our answer to that was to take the boys on a long walk in the woods and let them burn themselves out ;) Bigger bonus was there was a great obstacle course set up... perfect! We were also lucky to be in the company of lovely friends (responsibly distanced, of course) so that equaled even more boy action. What more can you ask for? Mild weather, sticks, ice, water, snow... and a few brotherly pushes and punches 😉 

After a hot chocolate and a celebratory pizza dinner (we didn't feel like cooking), the boys are now quiet. Looks like we may have an early evening...

Happy 2021! Here is to a fresh new year! Thanks for coming along on our day to day! xox

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Winter walk

Today, we decided to go for a family walk in the nearby woods (*we = Andreas and I decided... the boys were forced to go 😉). It had just started to snow and, even the boys had to agree, it was a really nice outing. Alexander, probably deciding to get out of as much of the walk as possible, decided to jog to the woods and meet us there (that is why he is not in the first few photos). I bribed them with hot chocolate when we got back so they survived the experience... and Andreas and I just lost out on winning the meanest parents of the year award 😉 Guess we have to try harder 😉

Wow- almost new year... so excited xox