Skip to main content

Random Thoughts

Boone strung 3 words together for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I challenged him to a race to his bedroom to change his diaper. As he crossed the threshold of the door he proclaimed, "beat you, Mama".  He isn't going to be competitive at all.
Calder has started soccer. We let him pick the spring sport he wanted to do, but I won't lie and say we were thrilled. Now, don't get me wrong. Soccer is a great sport. Ball is just greater ;-). Calder is playing 6U. I wish he was in 8U. He is so competitive and athletic. He just doesn't fit in well with that group (there are actually even a couple of kids on his team that haven't turned 4 yet).  This week he actually mowed a kid right over trying to get the ball. It wasn't on purpose - just Calder being Calder. Regardless, he is having fun. That being said, at this week's game he asked Hugh who was on the sideline where Boone was. When Hugh told Calder that Boone was over climbing on the play structure, Calder asked if he could go too. Hugh told him no and Calder pleaded, "come oooooooonnn". After that game I asked Calder what he like better, hockey or soccer and he stated hockey. I then asked him what he liked better soccer or playing ball in the yard at Grandma Fritshaw's and he said ball. I could barely contain myself!

We bought a cabin at Kipabiskau!  We are so excited. It is in the back row a few down from my parent's cabin (who are on the front row). We took possession yesterday and are heading there on Saturday. I am not doing a lot of posting these days, but you can bet there will be a post on the cabin in the coming weeks. Calder is absolutely thrilled. He has been packing for the last 3 weeks. Honestly, he has cleared out almost a third of his toys to head to the lake. Thankfully we have the space in the cabin (the loft will be their playroom).
Hugh has the countdown on. I think now that Buck Fifty Acres has their crop in and the May weekend is upon us, it feels like summer is nearing. I likely would have the countdown on as well at this point. It is just be a little over a month away from final exams, now that I think about it. Yikes. Glad I'm not at school, but I do love the last few weeks of a semester (but not the report card comments).

Have a great May Long weekend!!


  1. yay for ball and competitive little munchkins. I wish Willis was in the age group higher for baseball.

  2. A CABIN!!! CONGRATS! That's so so exciting! :) Your own space will be lovely! :)

    I think it's perfectly acceptable to cheer out loud when your favourite sport is deemed worthy by your kids. I cheer anyway, when hockey is Brynlee's choice.

    .. though she hasn't really been exposed to much else. Whoops.

    Enjoy your weekend! :)

  3. I actually thought about Willis and his ball - wondering if that might be the case with him as well! Not surprised to hear that it is, Deena!

    Dani, that is hilarious. And true. I am already thinking we won't put Boone into Blastball/Soccer and just take him to ball! LOL


Post a Comment

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…