Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day

Austin's Granddad and Nana came over for a spontaneous visit this morning.  I had called my Dad to wish him a Happy Father's Day and figured he would be golfing (he usually tries to on Father's Day), which he was just finishing when I called.  I spoke to him on the phone and he and my Mum came over.  I was very happy to see them both as I do not get to see them enough.

On this Father's Day, I got a special treat, to see my Dad, who I adore, who I miss, who I love dearly and who I wish I got to see more!  I treasure and love my Mum for she has always been there for me when my own Mother was not, and when, and since, she walked away from my life almost 8 years ago, my Mum has helped with that loss and pain a lot!  I am very blessed to have my parents and Austin and Kaleigh are blessed to have them for Grandparents!

Happy Father's Day to you Dad!  Love you very much!

All the best! *HUGS*

Monday, June 15, 2015

Donuts, Tractors and Strawberry Pie!

Yesterday morning, Austin came with me to go shopping and get coffee at our local Timmy's (that's Tim Horton's, our most loved coffee shop by us Canadians).  He asked if he could go in and get his donuts by himself.  Oh my!  You know me, I am a little overprotective ... okay, okay, A LOT overprotective!  Austin pleaded his case and said "I need to start doing things on my own Mom!"  It is true.  He needs some independence and slowly he has to be able to do stuff by himself.  So I started, I would let him go but if someone asked "Where's your Mother or Father, tell them I am right outside in the car, they can see me from the cash."  Poor Austin, he sighed at me but agreed.  He got out and I warned him to look before he crossed the parking lot, he does not always think of that, part of the reason I keep him close to me.  He looked, and crossed safely, thank goodness!  I waited for Mr. Cadillac to leave and pulled up next to the class windows so I could see Austin, he did GREAT! Such a PROUD Mama!  He jumped into the car and I asked how it went, he said it was a piece of cake!  He was smiling and happy!  He was thrilled to go on his own and so proud of himself.  Austin came home and told his Dad what he had done. Dad was pretty impressed that all went well.  Well done Dude!  Mom and Dad are very PROUD of you!  We LOVE you!

Later in the morning, my husband decided to get Austin to try the tractor.  He wants him to learn how to ride it so he can cut the lawn and I am all for it.  Austin was on the tractor, listening to Dad's commands, he did pretty well.  (I was outside filming him!  How could I resist!)  All of a sudden, Kaleigh found out what was happening ... oh my!  Kaleigh is a motorcycle, four wheeler, tractor, anything with a motor, enthusiast.  She gets it from her Dad and Grandpa.  She was crying and crying!  My husband got her on the tractor and gave her a turn.  Goodness!  I thought Austin was happy!  I am surprised we could get her off of it!  Round and round she went, happy as a clam!  Warms my heart and make me smile to see my little ones so happy and having fun!  What a day for Austin and Kaleigh!

There was a special request for the day from Austin, a fresh strawberry pie!  I couldn't refuse my favourite little guy in the entire world!  Needless to say, he couldn't wait for it to cool and there was another big smile on his face yesterday!

There are so many changes happening with Austin now.  Everyday seems to be something new.  I am so blessed to have both my little ones and am grateful everyday!

All the best! *HUGS*

Saturday, June 6, 2015

The Birds & The Bees

The time has come and someone is very curious about sex!  Yes!  S-E-X!  Oh goodness!  I had a talk about sex with my ex-boyfriend's boys when they started to ask questions.  I was not a their parent so they found it easy to talk to me.  One of them even thanked me years later for being so open and supportive.  He said it helped him a lot.  That made me feel pretty good, that they had someone who they could talk to about something so sensitive to them.  I have to say, it was easier with them, than with Austin.

I know that he knows a lot more than he is willing to discuss but I will not push the issue.  I have found him trying to look up things on puberty, I will not go into details but I am sure you get the picture.  I talked to him last night and explained to him that he can ask me anything.  He does not need to be shy, or if he prefers to talk to his Dad, that's okay too.  We are only here to help him understand something that happens to everyone and there is no need to be embarrassed.  He did sit and talk to me a little bit and we did make some progress but he is not willing to talk to me about what he knows entirely.  I think that Dad might have better success.  Fingers crossed!

Everything seems to happen so fast!  Why do children have to grow up so quickly?  I feel like it was just yesterday I was changing Austin's diaper, now he is almost the same height as me and he is girl crazy!  I know all of you get it!

All the best!  *HUGS*