Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The irony of sleep

When Alexander was a baby, he never slept. Seriously, the game always went like this 1) baby closes his eyes; 2) mother starts to get excited; 3) baby falls asleep; 4) mother looks forward to a bit of relaxing time; 5) smallest noise in the world happens (ie: a butterfly somewhere in the world flaps its wings); 6) baby opens his eyes and is ready to go again... UGH! It not only happened at home but also at his daycare (Danish vuggestuen). It got to the point where vuggestuen would call me at work so that I would come and pick up my seriously crabby and tired baby boy... We ended up buying sleep aid books (that probably worked better on Andreas and me than on Alexander), having sleep specialists come into vuggestuen, creams/lotions/candles/music and tried every other trick that we could think of. His lack of sleep made us worry that he would be kicked out of vuggestuen! Imagine that! Vuggestuen flunkie ;) We also worried that we would lose our sanity (ok... that actually happened but that is not all because of this) ;)

Anyway, flash forward 12 years... if anyone had told me then what I know now, I would never have believed it. Now, Alexander needs to be woken up. He LOVES to sleep. That boy can sleep anywhere, anyhow, any time. Sometimes, I find myself wishing that he would wake up... how ironic!

The vuggestuen would be proud ;)

PS: when Nicka was born, I actually called the doctor to find out why he slept so much. I was told that it was normal ;)

xox to you all!

Not going to sleep ;)

Sunday, April 23, 2017

The little things

Today was absolutely beautiful. The sun was shining and warm. Andreas even put up the trampoline for the boys. It was such nice weather that I moved my correcting outside onto our back patio. It was heaven :) Oliver's art work from school was even in the spirit of the day!

Hope you all had a great Sunday xox

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Early morning

Hello all!

Today was a "back to reality" kind of day... and an early back to reality, if I might add ;) The boys are still off and poor Andreas is the one who has to manage getting work done from home today because I had an early meeting... and a late one. It was hard to walk out the door when the sun was just creeping into the sky... and while the boys were still cosy in their beds.. but I was rewarded with a beautiful sunrise and a good cup of coffee on my way into work.

Happy Tuesday xox

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

Today, we coloured eggs and decorated them. I am thinking that this is probably the last time that Alexander will want to participate (without being bribed, that is...) so I am glad that we did it together. Yes, I do get stressed about the boys getting the darn dye all over the place but today it was worth it...

The rest of the day was filled with candies, visiting my sister, hanging out with family and playing with the cousins.

Happy Easter (or Passover) to you all xox

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Post cards from Montreal... the spring edition ;)

Do you remember the 26C that we had the other day? Well, it definitely did not last ;) Happily, it was enough to melt the majority of snow and kick start the green ;) I feel the crappy winter mood slowly lifting..

Here are some post cards from Montreal. I avoided capturing all the garbage on the sidewalks that has now been freed from the melting snowbanks. Montreal, at this time of the year, might not be the prettiest but we all start to come back to life again ;)


Monday, April 10, 2017


Today, we suddenly hit 26 degrees C. Tomorrow will be rainy and cool again but, today, was beautiful... and my defrosting Montreal winter bad mood enjoyed it ;) It seems like the rest of Montreal joined me in a common "ahhhhh"...

My apologies for being a bad blog host... it is a busy time in the semester but, after this week, the correcting will be monumental but the daily grind will be a bit more manageable....

Happy week to you all xox


Ahhhhh...... :)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Bang on!

My friend, Gabrielle, sent me this random-internet-thing that, honestly, rings all too true... I couldn't have said it any better myself ;)


Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Fool's Day

I wish that I could say that the snow that I woke up to was a joke... but it wasn't! I even had to clean off the car this morning... and I swear that the snow was laughing at me ;)

Actually, it is melting right now... and THAT makes me happy ;) Haha! You got me, snow! Now that is ENOUGH!