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{currently.... Bea is slightly terrified about the amount of love Kale has for her}

The deal: 
Use our themes or use your own - just let us know what is 'currently' going on with you! 
Be sure to stop by and say hello to the other blogger's linking up - especially to my lovely co-host at Ot & Et

This weeks themes:
clearing, digging, mixing, reading, watching


Beatrix is currently clearing out of my room. Even though we planned to bedshare like we did with Kale (and still do), it turns out that everyone sleeps better when Bea is in her own room. So we're slowly working on transitioning the little space we made her in our room, into her own room.

Kris is currently digging living in Canada. Kris cut his hand last week at work and ended up with a nasty infection. He started on an oral antibiotic from the doctor, but when that didn't work he had to get an IV at the hospital and then we had a nurse come to our house for three days to give him more. Kris developed quite the bond with nurse Raymond and was sad to see him go, but his hand is doing much better. Anyway, thanks to our healthcare system, everything (the drugs, the doctor visit, the hospital visits, the home visiting nurse) cost a grand total of $2. 

Kale and I are currently mixing oats and peanut butter to make some delicious treats. We are doing our best to cut down on processed snacks and excess sugar for Kale. Getting him involved in making things seems to help him forget about the Bear Paws. 

Kale is currently reading a pile of books we picked up at the library the other night. I am so happy that Kale can sit through a few books that consist of more than "see spot run, see spot jump." I can't wait until we can delve into a good novel together. 

I am currently watching Veep (or at least I'm going to start as soon as I'm done this post). I love Julia Louis-Dreyfus in this show. Mostly because of how much she swears. I also loved the season premiere of Mad Men earlier this week and look forward to watching the season finale of Parenthood and Grey's Anatomy (bring on the tears!). 

next weeks themes: 
making, eating, enjoying, hiding, noticing

Currently {link up}

{Kale waiting for Bea to wake up}

The deal: 
Use our themes or use your own - just let us know what is 'currently' going on with you! 
Be sure to stop by and say hello to the other blogger's linking up - especially to my lovely co-host at Ot & Et

This weeks themes:
dropping, making, wearing, kissing, keeping




Kale is currently dropping some pretty obvious hints about what he wants for his birthday next month (bikes, toys, scooters) and what he wants when he's "older" (pogo stick). As with his other birthdays, we're resisting "stuff" and choosing an awesome experience that will (hopefully) make up for the lack of presents. 

I am currently making an effort to include some exercise in my day. We might get a gym membership again once Bea is a bit older and I'm comfortable leaving her with the gym child care, but until then it's all about Tracey Anderson DVD's and long walks (which, honestly, is more than enough for me these days). 

Kale is currently wearing his Milli shirt. Milli is his favourite character from a TV show called Umi Zoomi. In fact, some days Kale only responds to us if we call him Milli. The Milli shirt really deserves its own blog post, but for now you just need to know that Kale would wear that shirt every day if he could. 

We are currently trying to keeping kissing to a minimum around these parts to stop the spread of a cold. First Kale came down with it and despite all the amazing immunities that Bea is supposed to be getting from my breastmilk, she ended up with it too. Nothing is more sad than a tiny baby cough. 

I am currently keeping Kris. Like, forever. Bea barely slept a wink last night due to her cold and Kris stayed up all night with her so I could get a bit of shut eye. Send "Father of the Year" paraphernalia his way. I'm pretty sure he'll also accept beer. 

next weeks themes: 
clearing, digging, mixing, reading, watching

the volcano

Kale has recently been really into pretending to be a volcano. Actually, scratch that. He's been really into having me pretend to be a volcano so that he can douse me out with his pretend fire hose. My volcano impression is actually pretty good - full of wildly flailing arms and explosion noises. However, I figured it wouldn't hurt him to see the real thing, so I pulled up a video on YouTube. We watched it approximately 400 times before we moved on to documentaries about volcano's and then the dreaded "how to" videos. I dread them because I know what comes next: "Oh mama, we could make a volcano!" After watching 20 different how-to videos, I was completely convinced that, no, we could not make a volcano. We could, however, buy a volcano kit! And so we did. 


I told Kale we had to wait until the weekend, so that Kris could take Bea and I could give Kale my undivided attention. The thought of things exploding with anything less made me a bit nervous. So first thing Saturday morning (and not a second later), we got to work! 


We mixed the volcano material, poured it into our plaster, and let it set. I thought Kale might have a complete meltdown when we realized that it had to sit for 24 hours, but he showed some amazing constraint. Of course, first thing Sunday morning (and not a second later), he was back at it. Kale is sooooo into painting these days, so this was a perfect project. 


So there weren't any actual "explosions," but I think I'm the only one that was disappointed by that. Kale was more than happy to watch the "lava" pour out from the top over and over and over (until we ran out of vinegar). 

Now we have a permanent volcano that we can fill and refill as much as our hearts desire and I can lay my volcano impersonating days to rest. 

Bea's little space

We spent months and months putting together a nursery for Kale and only ever used the change table and closet. Knowing this, as well as the fact that we planned to bedshare with Bea, we decided to keep it simple and make a small space in our room for her. 



(1) Dwell Studio change pad cover // (2) Ikea mirror // (3) Les Deglingos - Big Bos, The Wolf (from Modern Karibou) // (4) Globe, Home Sense // (5) Bottle, Target // (6) Alarm Clock (from Chapters) // (7) Dream Big print, Mooseberry Printables // (8) wooden bunny, stuffed kitty & books, Chapters // (9) deer head, Home Sense // (10) Ikea shelf // (11) DIY heart print // (12) Calendar, Target // (13) Hemnes dresser (hacked), Ikea  

Currently (link up)



The deal: 
Use our themes or use your own - just let us know what is 'currently' going on with you! 
Be sure to stop by and say hello to the other blogger's linking up - especially to my lovely co-host at Ot & Et

This weeks themes:
reading, feeling, racing, using, smelling


I am currently reading this article about a new parenting study released. Go ahead...give it a read. I'll wait. (here's a snippet: "A recent study has shown that if American parents read one more long-form think piece about parenting they will go fucking ape shit."). I got a good laugh out of this. 

Kale is currently feeling pretty proud of himself after passing his latest swim class. He is such a fish and his skills and comfort in the water blow me away. He's already a better swimmer than Kris and I combined. I have a feeling we'll be spending a lot of time in the water this summer. 

Kris is currently racing home from work every night to hang out with the fam. He's had lots of 12 (and 13 and 14) hour days lately, which has been hard on everyone (but especially Kris). Thankfully the weekend is only a couple days away and we have ZERO plans.  

Beatrix is currently using her voice to tell us that she wants her mama and only her mama. She's pretty badass so I don't mind hanging out with her 24/7, but a solo hot bath wouldn't be so bad either. 

Kale is currently smelling spring and has informed me that it's disgusting. I have to admit, the smell of mud is not the best, but at least we're breathing in fresh air! It is so nice to finally get outside, but I still see snowflakes in the weather forecast so I'm not packing away my boots just yet.