Skip to main content

Last Week

I am officially in my last week of maternity leave.  I head back to work Monday, March 1.

I have been having a multitude of emotions connected to this.  You name the emotion, I have experienced it.  Sadness, Excitement, Apprehension, Fear, Anticipation, Nervousness. . . And of course every one of these emotions has caused tears on occasion.  A good friend Deena's advice to me during this transition is that "it is o.k. to cry."  I have embraced this and a couple times when I feel the tears come on, I give in, even if it is just for a few seconds.

Don't get me wrong.  Not all the tears are because I am sad.  Calder is going to have such a great experience at daycare.  Another good friend of mine, Kerri, will be looking after him.  She lives in Martensville with her husband and son, Dylan, who is 3 months older the Calder.  Calder and Dylan are BFF's (well, that's what Kerri and I decided!), so I know that he will be having a great time while I am at work.  Kerri has looked after Calder many times and we spend a lot of time together.  She is GREAT with him and I know he will learn so much there.  I am hoping Kerri has some luck teaching him "no", because Hugh and I are completely struggling with this!

Calder had his first practice day at Kerri's yesterday and he did awesome.  Slept well, ate well, and played well.  There was one small bump in the day during a fierce mini-stick game.  Dylan got a major for high sticking Calder in the head!  (Think: Marty McSorley and Donald Brashear!) This event ended the game.   Kerri and I had a good laugh about it and decided the boys are going to have to get a bit better motor control, before they have another game!  Hugh on the other hand thinks they should keep at it. "It will toughen them up."  That comment alone, is why I took the whole year of maternity leave rather than splitting it with Hugh!

I have a few things to do before I head back to work Monday.  The grade 9 math curriculum has changed, so I need to spend a few nights getting my head around it.  I am also going to visit my classroom on the weekend to get a bit more settled in.  I am in the midst of baking and making meals for the freezer, because I am a bit nervous about balancing work and our house.  Other than that, my main goal this week is to purchase some waterproof mascara.  I may need it on Monday morning on my way to Aden Bowman!


Popular posts from this blog

What I'm wearing

After my Simons' flop, I recently picked up three pairs of jegging capris at Costco. I think they were about $16 each. I got them in grey (above), teal (also above), and white. I absolutely love them and have been wearing them like crazy. My favorite of the two outfits is the bottom one. The jean jacket is Mavi and I HIGHLY recommend it. In fact, I recently bought another. Exact same style, different wash. This jacket was recommended by both Deena and Christy, so you really can't go wrong. The scarf is one I picked up this spring (Gap). I heart orange and teal. Last week I mentioned trying to define my signature look and that bottom one pretty much encapsulates it. . .
And here it is again. LOVE this one too. Cardigan and scarf are recent purchases along with the grey tee (Old Navy). Jeans are old (American Eagle) and shoes are old (Nine West). I can't wait to recreate this one!
These. Jeans. (Gap). I can't get enough of them. I wore them to professional development o…

Calder Update

Has Calder ever gotten into sports the last couple of months!?! Below he is at a Rush lacrosse game with Hugh and his buddy Kohen. Calder has been watching baseball, lacrosse, and now the hockey playoffs like crazy. In fact, he has stopped asking to watch any of his "shows". He just wants to watch sports. Oh. . . and add NASCAR to that list. Our boy loves his cars. I don't think that will ever change!

Here is Calder's funniest shark tooth yet. His permanent tooth pushed through in front of his baby tooth!  It was like this for weeks. No gap toothed grin for this boy! Below is the day it fell out!
Calder is doing so well in school. His teacher speaks of what a great student he is. Hearing her say these things actually makes me wish he used a few more manners and a bit more kindness at home! LOL. But, if he is going to be on his best behavior somewhere, I want it to be when we aren't around. Although it was great to hear about Calder's learning successes at pa…


All of Hugh's hockey buddies call him "Hammy".

Hugh has been calling Calder "Ham" for a long time. I can't even remember when it started.

Calder started calling Boone "Bean" when he first came home from the hospital. That evolved into "Boone Dog", "The Dog", and just simply, "Dog".  Boone is not a fan of nicknames. Often after we use one of his he will say, "I not Da Dog, I just Boone." Hilarious.

Boone has called Lawson "Dawsie" from about month two. (He called her "baby" for the first two months.) Last week Boone called her Lawson for the first time ever. It took a long time for him to put the "L" on Lawson. He would repeat after us "La La La La, Dawsie". He has said "Lawson" twice since the momentous occasion last week, but I think he got too much attention for using it and has moved back to "Dawsie". "Dawsie" likely isn't going any…