[Lifestyle] — 2017 Year End


It’s already December! End of 2017 is coming to an end. 


I remember the year didn’t start out great because I was sick during the first month of January. Didnt get proper rest led to being sick longer. Hopefully it doesnt happen in the beginning of 2018. 


My 2 boys
Munchkin#2 is on the light weighted side which does stress me out a little. But because he is so active – much more active than big brother. Its hard for him to really gain weight (I wish I have this problem lol). But so far – he’s learning a lot and being very naughty on a daily basis. He’s very sneaky yet is very smart in his thinking. 


As of Munchkin#1 he’s doing amazingly well in school. The teachers told us how well he behaves, get along with others, listens well to instruction, and loves to learn. No complaints on that. Hes been enjoying writing, coloring, and drawing a lot lately. Which we all know – he cannot sit still but he can now! He’s an awesome & protective big brother. Sometimes he is annoyed with baby brother but most times loves his baby brother to death. Love & hate relationship right there. 

Myself
As for myself – I didnt focus much on myself this year. Which I need to next year – to put myself as a priority. I love putting my family and others first but sometimes I need to balance it out. In 2018 – my priority is myself. I’ve cooked a lot more this year & I love it. I finally got two of my wisdom teeth out. I have stalled for over 6 years. When I hear the word ‘surgery’ – it literally scares the living crap out of me! But the surgery turned out not too bad. I was so surprised with no pain at all! What the heck? Why didn’t I do this years ago? I had a burger the night I did the surgery in the morning. I thought I wouldn’t be able to eat anything for a week. So god bless! Now I literally don’t need to think about my wisdom teeths ever again in my life. This will be my second surgery in life & hopefully that will be it. C-section to me was bearable – I felt minimal pain as well.

Going out a lot more with girlfriends is awesome. I have a life outside of just being with my family. I never thought I would love wine – but I do now. Its just awesome. Once a week I have this refreshment for myself & I do feel recharged again.

Shopping problem had become an issue. LOL. I was so good till when September hit. I started my Christmas shopping early & it has become an addiction. Literally need to buy something every day online. This is bad and its got to stop. Please God help me! Haha well I do think it will stop when Christmas is over. Got to stop this bad habit.

Hubby
He’s getting busier. I like how he is focused at work & when he gets home – no more dealinh with work stuff. Whatever at work stays at work.

Health
For myself – health-wise. I say not the best this year. I had tonsilitis early on the year for a few days and was on antibiotics for a week. I have never been on antibiotics before & that was my first. Hubby only gets sick during the end of the year. Lol the flu season! As for the boys – they didn’t get sick too often.

Friendships
Friendship wise – this year I’ve met a few new friends and love their companies. Its a joy to have a handful of girlfriends in my life daily where we can talk every day. They would be honest and real with me without guessing if they are lying or not. Understanding what motherhood is together & the frustration of raising kids & living that average lifestyle. I love the understanding of each other. 


Extended family
It has been a busy year. We’ve try to see them when time allows. Sometimes it’s hard but we make it happen. Everyones healthy & that’s all that matters.

Religion
I am very proud that we have gone back to church. Sometimes it may be hard to bring two kids but parenthood itself is hard. Who said it was easy anyways right? Church gives me that peace of heart. I love being there. 

Life is simple & amazing. We are blessed that 2017 is another great year for myself & my family. I cannot be more blessed with all that we have. Cheers to 2018 being an even more blessed year for us!

I wanted to do a whole year reflection kind of thing but there’s way too many to look back on & way too many photos to pick from. This is the most busiest year we’ve had as a family. I hope to slow down a bit in 2018.

Wishing you all a wonderful New Year of 2018.

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[LifeStyle] — Souvenirs From Asia


When my girlfriend gave me the bag of goodies – I said “what are you doing? You don’t need to think about us when you are on your trip because your suppose to enjoy your trip”. We are so lucky to have friends that think about us and bring us souvenirs when they are on vacation. Spoil much?


Cute little matching shirts for the boys. Love it! I love all the friends that I have not because they get us things. I can careless about things. Its the love and care they have for us. Even when they are half way around the world – we are in their mind. friendships are such a great blessing.

Have a WONDERFUL day!!!

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[Haul] — FreshCo Haul

This will be my first FreshCo haul on my blog. I don’t visit FreshCo often since its out of my way. But since my son was having swimming lessons around the area – I dropped by with munchkin#2. The cheese, pepperoni, & cracker platter has become one of my faves!

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[Celebration] — Theodore’s 4th Birthday SuperHero Party


Celebrated Theodore’s 4th birthday early this month and it was so much fun for the kids to dress up as superheros!

Mommy Clare served some delicious food! Everything was yumms – sushi was my fave!

The kids played nicely together with no fighting. There were so many kids!!!

Our superhero group photo was sort of a success. Well – you can see for yourself. Lol.

Everyone loved the cake part! Happy sweet birthday Theodore!

Have a FABULOUS day!!!

[Fall Fun] — Halloween 2017 Trick Or Treating


Halloween is such a fun day for the kiddos but hectic day forbthe moms. We wake upmin the morning to get tge kiddos all dress up for school in costumes – making sure they have everything they need and oh – don’t forget those loot bags!

I made two shepherd’s pie & my girlfriend made two squash with cream corn & chicken inside. The squash were super cute & festive!

My girlfriend and I picked up my munchkin early from school – so we could have an earlier dinner before we headed out for trick or treating. Got to feed those bellies before we head out!

Of course – our usual group photo! We’ve been celebrating Halloween the past 4 years together & its always a blessing watching these kids grow up together! I love all of them.

The funnest part for them is going house to house – trick or treating! Like seriously I wouldn’t mind buying them each a box of chocolate instead of being in the cold! It was freezing that night and in 1 degrees! But of course the fun is knocking on doors for candies.

To end of the night – we took a mommy photo. Aren’t we evil or what? It was an hectic day but we did it for our kids! Cheers to another year ladies!

The aftermath of trick or treating. After giving two candies to Munchkin#1 – he forgot about the rest. The rest went to donations lol. I like how he forgets about it and never asks about it!

Munchkin#1 was a spiderman again this year. He was a spiderman when he was 3 years old. But since he’s been obsessing over spiderman – it was easy to decide on a costume for him. Munchkin#2 was a Rilakkuma bear this year. This costume was comfortable and easy for him to walk on.

Cheers to an amazing day! Can’t wait till next year!

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[Home Stuff] — Halloween Decorating 2017 & Loot Bags


Totally a late post – I dressed up my home in Halloween decorations in mid-September. Halloween is my second favorite season to decorate! This year – I added a few new pieces in my collection. Can you spot them?


I decorated my home while my eldest son was in school – he sure came home suprised! Because he loves Halloween & all the spooky stuff! He came home and explored around.


Decorating is just way too much fun. I know I won’t be doing much of these home decorating when the kids are older.


This year I made 15 loot bags for friends’ kids & 25 loot bags for kids at school.

Have a GRATEFUL day!!!

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[Fall Fun] — Pumpkin Painting Play Date

We started off our Pumpkin Painting play date with a small lunch. I made some simple pasta with baked crossant.


The boys clearly took no interest in painting. So the girls and moms painted instead. It was my first time painting pumpkins – kind of fun!


Clearly the kids just wanted to play together. Overall a successful paint session. My eldest som had no interest painting because its messy and he doesn’t want to get dirty! Lol.


Here’s the aftermath of the painting session. Not too shabby right? Hopefully next year the boys will join us!

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[Fall Fun] — Halloween Craft #2


Here comes craft number two. I didn’t get to take a picture of the pavkage but its basically putting four jack-o-lanturns together. Munckin#1 loved it and his daddy helped him out too. I’m loving to watch that he slowly enjoys arts and crafts because I can start doing more of these fun projects with him!


I’ve also noticed that he got more patience sitting down and actually working on things. Which makes his parents so proud. He loves all these Halloween festive activities!

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[Haul] — Small Loblaws Haul

Here’s a small little Loblaws haul for you all. I’m quite pumped about trying the McDonald TarTar sauce – it’s one of my faves. Can’t wait to make some fish and chips to try it out! Have you tried them out before? I think the next sauce I’ll get is the Big Mac sauce – so I can make burgers at home. I wonder if my Hubby will know the difference? We’ll see. Stay tune for more hauls and reviews!

Have a FABULOUS day!!!

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[Fall Fun] — Halloween Craft #1


Halloween craft #1 was this haunted house I picked up from Dollarama. It was a fun family project to do together. Munchkin#1 loves and adores Halloween. He watches mostly Hallweem videos on Youtube daily. He is like a big fan of all tge spooky stuff! I don’t know how he doesn’t get scared of it at such a young age!


This haunted house took longer than I thought to complete but it looks great. Simple to make & everything just sticks on. Perfect decoration for our home. I am keeping this for next year’s Halloween!


Our cute little haunted house!

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