Ever since Lynnie was learning to speak, we’ve played two word games. The first is pretty common. I ask the kids how big they are, and they put their hands up and say “so big!” But my favorite question to ask is “how much does Mommy love you?” and we both stretch our arms out and say “so much!”

Gibby discovered that it makes me laugh if he says “happy” instead, so that’s always his response now. But you know what, I love it! He is such a happy little man that the reply is perfect for him.

Here are some more of his favorite things to say:


Catching up

I can’t believe it’s been more than a year since I wrote on this blog. As you can imagine, quite a lot has happened in that time. When I last posted, L had just turned 2 years old. G-man was only 5 months old. Today, Lynnie is already 3, and the Gibster is almost 2.

One thing I’ve noticed over the past few months is how much harder it’s been for me to focus on the happy things in my life. Life is hectic, work can be stressful, and we’ve been crazy busy. So with all of that going on, I’m going to start blogging again and focus on the little things my kids do every day that make my heart happy.

My mom used to say that to me when I was a kid – that I “made her heart happy”.  I’m not sure I totally understood why she said that until I had my own kids. But I totally get it now. Every day as I pick up my two awesome children from daycare, I feel the stress of the day melt away and my heart is happier for being around them.

So where do I start updating you on what’s been happening for the past year? Let’s just say that we’ve made some fantastic memories, and I’ll probably write about a few of them in the future. But for now, I’ll just write about today.


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