Mom of two Mischievous Monkeys: February 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Our family's favourite bedtime stories

Like most families part of our bedtime routine is to read books. Now that Nathan is older he typically spends time reading on his own as he reads chapter books. Part of his homework though is to spend time reading out loud to work on his word pronunciation. So we do get to hear what he is reading.

Every night though (unless we are out late or too sick/tired) Karensa cuddles up with one us to read a book (or two or three) before bed. Sometimes she even sits with Nathan and he reads to her. When it is a book that Nathan really likes, typically one I read to him when he was younger he will join us.

Below is a list some of our favourite books and why they make the list. We have a good collection of books in our house and when we want something different we take a trip to the library. But some books are just so good that they get read over and over! 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Valentines Cards: Wordless Wednesday {linky}

The kids and I had a good time making some Valentines Cards for school the other day. I love how each of Karensa's turned out so unique!

Friday, February 8, 2013

The name Game

Being pregnant with our first-born  I must admit the most stressful part of the whole process was picking a name. We actually picked a name right away, the only problem was that the name was perfect for a girl, but not so much for a boy. 

This was perfectly fine until my husband found out we were having a boy three weeks prior to his birth. During a scheduled ultrasound to check on my previously noticed placenta previa, he could not help but notice the tell-tale sign that we were due to have a son. I had to take his word for it since the ultrasound technician would not show me the screen. 

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sticker Hub Giveaway US/CANEnds 2/20

When we recently reviewed stickers from Sticker Hub I was very pleased with the quality and service from Sticker Hub. Now one of my readers will get a chance to win their own set of stickers by filling out the Rafflecopter form below. The great part is custom sticker designer is easy to use and you will get to create your own personalized stickers! Good luck!

Skating Fun: Wordless Wednesday {linky}

We went skating this past weekend and it was Karensa's first time on skates. She would have been more than happy to just have her brother push her around the whole time!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Zen thoughts for those who take life too seriously

 I came across this list that a co-worker gave me as I was cleaning up my desk at work the other day. Hope this gives you a good chuckle and be sure to enjoy your weekend!

Image courtesy of digitalart/ 

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