Monday, 19 September 2016

Just a Hop, Skip and a Jump Away

What do you think of the new title? After recently moving to Winnipeg, where there are no ferries in sight, I figured the blog needed a new name. And since I am desperately trying to convince myself that we really are not that far away, A Hop, Skip and Jump seems appropriate. Oh, and I finally added Harriet onto the blog header . . . only 15 months later . . . ooops . . . mama loves you, Harriet.

There have been lots of changes here at Shenanigans Inc. The OBG (original Baby Girl) is living in Toronto, attending the UofT, and loving every minute of college life. Even though she is far away, she makes her presence felt, and she is currently sending me angry messages about how much she hates the new blog header, hates how the title is laid out and is demanding I put more spaces between our pictures . . . insert eye roll here. But since I already caved on one of her wishes by adding the word "Away" to the end of the title even though I prefer "Just a Hop, Skip and a Jump", I am going to ignore her demands. So, I guess what I am saying is that even though we are living in a new house, in a new province, and without our favourite oldest daughter, life really hasn't changed much: Zoe is still running the show . . . .tee hee!

Anyhoo . . .

Life is good, and I feel tremendously blessed to be able to say that because for a long time it was just plain hard. The boys are making friends at school and are getting involved in different activities. Mr. Level-Headed comes home every night for supper and tries desperately to inject some level-headedness into our life that is nothing but one ginormous gong show, and I have finally recovered from the upheaval of moving seven people out of our home and getting them situated into two different provinces . . . phew! That was fun . . .NOT! And finally, the babies . . . our babies, who bring us to our knees, quite literally, a thousand times a day either out of sheer frustration and exhaustion or out of absolute adoration and love, are doing great. Leif has finally stopped begging to go back home, and he is currently watching the sky for the first snowfall  because he knows that after it snows, Christmas comes, and when it is Christmas, we are going home to see all of his people. He can't wait! Harriet is finally walking, and that has been a huge game-changer around here because she feels like she is one of the kids now and loves to play with them, leaving her mama free to actually get something done once and awhile. Also, ever since she started walking, Leif changed how he introduces her, and it is the cutest! Leif used to say:

This is Harriet. She is my baby sister.

whenever I would walk into the room after their nap, or someone would enter the house. Now, he goes:

This is Harriet. She is my baby sister and my best friend.

Seriously, it kills me every time he says it. And whenever he is playing, he now asks Harriet to join him.

Let's play with me, Harriet.

Too stinking cute. 

Yep, life is good right now, and I just pray it can stay that way for quite some time. Oh, and if you can think of a way I can convince my father that Winnipeg is actually the Canadian tropics so that he and my mom will move here, please share!

 . . .  tee hee!

It might work.

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