Mother of the Year

Last night after dinner, I suggested going to Dairy Queen. I had been wanting to get the Pumpkin Pie blizzard before our DQ closes for the year on Oct. 31. The DQ is literally 4 blocks from our place, but since it was 6:45pm and Alex had been at school all day, I wasn’t surprised that he fell asleep on the way there.  We ordered him a sundae anyhow – in case he woke up. He didn’t. Instead I carried him up to bed where he slept until 7:04am – the regular wakeup time. By 8:30 he remembered the ice cream. Since he had already had breakfast… I took the sundae out of the freezer and let him have a taste.

Well… Alex would say I’m Mother of the Year for allowing this. Others may look down on me… but really – does it matter? Look at this goofy smile!



Midweek Ramblings…

Finally. Last October I bought a bike for Alex. On Sunday he finally decided to take it up and down the street. On Monday he rode around the block. Just like everything Alex does – all in his own time. Maybe we will have  family bike ride after all this year!

Thanksgiving has come and gone here in Canada (without a blog post – oops! Enjoy the pics in this post from the weekend) – but I wanted to share a book that would be nice for my American readers – it’s called “Bear Says Thanks” by Karma Wilson. It’s a lovely story in rhyme about saying thanks to your friends – perfect for before Thanksgiving Dinner.

Speaking of books, I’ve finished a few good ones recently: Still Missing by Chevy Stevens (sort of like Room, but through the eyes of the woman), Bared to You by Sylvia Day (50 Shades read alike – not as much character development, but written much better), and Insurgent by Veronica Roth (second in the Divergent trilogy… so hard to  wait until 2013 for book 3!)

Just over 2 months until our trip to Cuba! The count down is on! So excited. Especially since I scored a bathing suit on clearance at Old Navy for $4.

I’m having fun pinning Christmas pics and sites to my Pinterest page. Hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner.  I must admit, if a Christmas tune sneaks into my random playlist on iTunes that I’m no longer skipping the song. I’m singing along 🙂

The Handmade Culture craft show I organized turned out really well. The number of people through was down from last year, but I think everyone sold one or two items which is good. I’m now trying to get rid of the stash on Etsy.

I’m the worst at Thank You notes… It’s something I’m working on.  So S, you will be getting come goodies in the mail soon!