Thursday, December 22, 2011

Catch Up - The Big Boys

  • Iain is now four years old and Aidan is two. Iain continually reminds me that he starts school next year. He finds that concept exciting; I am terrified.
  • Both boys started full-time daycare at the end of May. It was great timing as I was getting very uncomfortable with the pregnancy (I continued my habit of extreme 'all day sickness' the entire pregnancy). Iain is blossoming there and I am so glad he has had this opportunity to branch out especially before he starts school. He is a quiet, serious and deep thinking child. The daycare environment has worked wonders on him. Aidan, on the other hand, fears nothing and needs to learn how to sort out his differences with other children such as alternatives to using his teeth/fists or pushing! He has a quick temper which immediately diffuses once he lashes out but, hey, he is two!
  • Upon Iain's suggestion, both he and Aidan now share one room. Their beds are pushed together at the moment and they can often be found snuggled up next to each other in the middle of the night. That helps to make up for the amount of time they are screaming at and fighting with each other over the course of the day. Fun times.
  • Iain describes Aidan as having 'no brakes'. That is the best description I have ever heard to describe my second son!
  • Because of the difference in ages, Iain is in the four year old room and Aidan is in the two year old room at daycare. When I pick them up and they first see each other after a days separation, they run into each other's arms. It is adorable!
  • Even though they exhaust me at every turn, I cannot get enough of these two hooligans.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Happy holidays from the two biggest boys (taken at their daycare centre - what a great job! Thanks, Samia!) at our house to yours!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


I am pleased to announce the newest addition to our Clan. Meet Finlay Alexander! Finlay was born on October 8, 2011 and weighed in at a respectable 8 lbs, 10 ounces. His two older brothers are thrilled with him and his parents are so glad that he has finally arrived.

There were some complications related to his birth - one of which required an emergency Caesarean section however we are now both doing fine (I still have three weeks to go on the 'no lifting' policy).

Unlike with our other two angels, this little boy did not come with a move so I managed to have a photographer come in and take newborn picture of him. I am so pleased with them. If you are in my area, I would highly recommend Maggie to come and take pictures of your family too ( 

Blogging sabbatical officially over. Yeah!