10 months old

Beau Emmanuelle is now 10 months old!!

She now:

– walks along furniture

– will let go of objects while standing and attempt to stand on her own

– tries feeding herself with utensils

– mimics more and more words and sounds

Here is a look back at Remy and Wilder’s 10 month update. We had his pictures taken in the very same field only three years ago. And Beau is going to the very same mountains in BC that Wilder did at her age. It’s funny how things in life repeat themselves.

Only two more months until she’s one year. Time, slow down.

Emory

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our trip to waskesiu

Hello friends and hello summer!!

Last weekend Geoffrey and I took the children to Prince Albert National Park. Apart from going there last year, it’s something that we used to do every June for our anniversary until we became parents. Once we had Remy, we stopped going camping.

This marks our second summer in a row in Waskesiu, and I think that it’s a tradition that we are going to keep up again. Everyone truly loves it. Last year we went as a family of four in our renovated tent trailer. This year we went as a family of five at stayed at Elk Ridge Lodge. Oh. My. Goodness. It was beyond beautiful. It reminded me more of Colorado than Saskatchewan. The resort has a pool and water slide, two restaurants, spa, a zip line and rock wall, golf course, and more! I can’t ever see us staying anywhere else in the whole of the National Park.

Here are the pictures from our trip. I hope that you like them!

It’s always such an exciting time with the change of a new season. Summer is especially welcome on the prairies as it means there will be no cold or snow for several months. Um, yes please!

What are your plans for this summer? Do you have any vacations booked? Let me know.

And happy belated Father’s Day to the men out there!

Emory

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twelfth wedding anniversary

Today is our twelfth wedding anniversary. Twelve years also means that we have been married for 1/3 of our lives. I find that to be incredible!

This anniversary is probably the one that we are least prepared for. We haven’t bought each other gifts. We are in the midst of having two bathrooms and a kitchen renovated. Our children are sick with colds. We have another baby. Geoffrey is working a lot and we are both just  t i r e d.

That said, I absolutely love this life that we have slowly carved out over the last decade or so. Although it is a busy season of life at the moment, I literally wouldn’t change a thing.

This weekend we will be going on our first vacation as a family of 5. So perhaps we can count that as a present?

Here’s to many more anniversaries!

xx Em

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happy mother’s week

Yesterday was Mother’s Day! Because I didn’t publish a post prior to the holiday, I wanted to post one today, and to dedicate the entire week to mothers everywhere.

Personally, this has been my greatest job and the most rewarding thing that I have ever done. I sincerely hope that you all had a wonderful day, and were celebrated at some point!

And to those who are still waiting to become mothers, I see you.

Have the most wonderful week!

Emory

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happy easter

Happy belated Easter!!

I had the idea to have an Easter egg hunt in a field after first reading “Happy Easter, Little Critter” to our children last year. It’s one of our favourite Little Critter books and it’s just so darn cute.

So last year, I hid some eggs in the field directly behind our house and one afternoon that Easter weekend the kids searched for some eggs. I documented it all. Even though I was newly pregnant and very nauseated, we all had so much fun.

This year, I decided to hide the eggs in the farmer’s field beside the park that we walk to almost on a daily basis. It has a few more hills and trees than ours, and I thought that it would be a different experience for Remy and Wilder.

Also, baby sister was here to join us this year and she certainly made it all much cuter!

In all honesty, they love searching for eggs more than the gifts and the chocolate they receive at Easter. I hope to continue this tradition for many years to come. (I may even include the neighbour children next year just like in the book!)

Hope your Easter was hopping!

Emory

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