Saturday, August 27, 2011

Five Minute Friday: Older

Photo: http://umeandwe.blogspot.com/

Prompt word: Older.

Go HERE to get the details.  You write for 5 minutes.  Just write... without thinking or editing your words.  


GO.
 Older... my girls are getting older and i dont like it! I love that i am watching them grow  into wonderful little people, I love that they are more beautiful than i ever expected, and its wonderful but as they get older, they get closer to leaving me! 
Just the other day i was thinking about this! They go to daycare 2 days a week and i miss them the whole time they are gone! And before i know it Miss E will be at big school and then i will miss her for 5 days a week! thats not so long away!

And i am getting older..moving on from this last baby phase and onto...onto what? Well i guess we will all see soon enough! and that is exciting, but i still miss my babies, miss enjoying them when they are little, and watching them learn those first things. 

Its also exciting that as a couple we are getting older, more mature together. Its quite strange to remember back when we were first married, and compare that to now! Things have changed so much, and i guess that is the essence of what i think of when i think of 'Older' I think of Change, and how it makes me miss the way things were, but also how it is good and exciting!


Older.... i look forward to that! 

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Raising a 'spirited' child.

Strong-willed. Determined. Independent. Opinionated.
These are just some of the words you could use to positively described my almost 4 yr old.
Whatever you want to call it, there's no doubt that parenting her takes an extra measure (or ten!) of patience!


I don't know how many of you have children like this, but I am forever on the hunt for any tips, tricks, rountines etc. that may help make parenting my 'spirited' child easier, and make our household happier and run smoother!

I came across an article yesterday entitled 'How to raise a Spirited Child'.
Some of the tips they offered, we already employ, and it was reassuring to have that confirmed by somebody else. We've already found that giving Miss E notice of change, and sticking to a routine so she can anticipate what is coming, help immensely with her behavior. I also try not to get into situations that i know are going to end badly (like, shopping trips when she's tired). They also made a few suggestions that sounded interesting and that i plan to try out.
And i continue my search!

Do you have any tips for 'raising a spirited child' or just for a happier home in general? 

{Macaroons} - Attempt 2

Ever since watching the grand finale of Masterched 2010, I have wanted to make Macaroons. I love the vivid colours! Now, I've never tasted macaroons, so even if i do eventually get the texture right, i won't know it!

I recently attempted to make a batch of these apparently delicious treats, and failed miserably! (no photographic evidence, which is unfortunate, because you'll just have to take my word for how much i've improved!)

My second attempt worked out ALOT better than the first.....


Stay tuned for Attempt Three..scheduled to happen tonight!