Author: stacey

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Brown Bear Stands Up, Blonde Bear Gazes at me

What an incredible time to watch the twins developing. There are so many changes happening so rapidly that at times the months we spent in the NICU and even before that in the BC Womens’ Hospital seems like a faint and distant memory. On Monday of this week Brown Bear figured out how to pull herself […]

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Dawn Black’s Open House

On the weekend just gone we dropped into New Westminster MLA Dawn Black’s open house. While there, we visited with the Chair of the New West School Board, James Janzen and New West City Councilor Jonathan Cote. Caragh, Story and I also had an opportunity to congratulate our new Member of Parliament, Fin Donnelly, on his […]

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An ages-old hazing ritual

One thing that really does not make anybody feel better is the, “Well, you think you are going through tough times and are tired? WELL! when I had my kids it was….” Thanks for the empathy pal. I do not doubt that it was just as tough for you trying to function all day after being […]

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Brown Bear starts to stand-up for herself

We saw something that excited and frightened us this morning; Brown Bear was sitting beside the Exersaucer, on the outside of it. She grabbed the top of it and she started to pull herself up into a standing position. She got about halfway up and then collapsed back onto her hinnie. Exciting to see her developing and […]

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Lovely weekend excursions to Kerrisdale and Dundarave

In our continuing efforts to introduce the twins to new neighbourhoods and see new sights, this weekend we took them to Kerrisdale and Dundarave. Both trips went smashingly well, thank you very much. The trip to Kerrisdale was a special pleasure because Caraghand I both have ties to that part of town. I used to […]

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Want a best friend? Get a dog

Just a quick word of advise before the kids go to sleep; if you want a best friend, get a dog. I have had Jimmy the dog for nearly fourteen years and she is the best friend I have ever had. She has never been so busy that she couldn’t make time for me and she has […]

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Decisions, decisions, decisions

A serious post this morning. When you have babies, you have so many serious choices to make and you really do not know if anything you are doing is the right thing or wrong thing. And then you add in product recalls, choices around which formula to give your baby, or whether you should or […]

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Foodbank Fundraiser Failure

Today we found a way to get some peace and quiet with the twins. And how is that? A drive in the car. We were headed down to the new CBC  building for the Foodbank fundraiser and the kids had been quite squeaky all afternoon.Once we loaded them into the car seats and got the […]

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Freebies for parents

One of the things that you find out at some point after having babies is that there are multitudes of “reward plans” that you can register for in order to get freebies for your babies. The silly thing is that most of the time you don’t even know that these programs even exist. I have […]