Monday, December 31, 2012


- Alyssa turned 1
- Alyssa started walking
- I decided to not return to work

- got some great photos of the kids

- the month of sickness
- weekend trip to the Island
- Alyssa's hair was finally long enough for pig tails

- Easter

- I went back to work

- Danny headed to Montreal for 2 weeks for work

- my sister in law got engaged!

- lots of summer fun
- another trip to the island
- Metallica {this has become the #1 blog post}

- Lynden started preschool
- Lynden turned 4!
- My nana turned 100!

- Thanksgiving
- Halloween
- Fall arrived

- was a quiet month (besides some more birthdays)

- Dash returned
- Christmas
- Cans for Comments

Hope everyone has a Fantabulous 2013!!

Friday, December 28, 2012

TGIF: Co-Hosting!

Welcome back to the TGIF Blog Hop, hosted by Funny Postpartum LadyOverworked Supermom, and You Know It Happens At Your House Too!

TGIF Blog Hop is a great way to gain new followers and bring more traffic to your blog.
It's also a great way to meet other bloggers and get great tips, ideas, and read cool blog posts.
Easy....Just follow a few simple rules:
- Add your blog link to the linky
-  Follow the 3 Hosts (Funny Postpartum LadyOverworked Supermom, and You Know It Happens At Your House Too)

 -And follow today's Co-Host:

Life, Experience Needed
- Visit as many blogs on the list as
you can and leave a comment. Let them know if you've followed them so they can return the favor. Also, if someone from the blog hop follows you, you should return the favor!
- Post our button on your blog....remember, the more people that find our hop, the more followers you can gain!

 Every Friday we will put up a new linky, so be sure to
stop by and add your blog. Please email me at if you are interested in cohosting the bloghop. We are Accepting CoHosts for January!!!

 Starting next week, next year I should say, the TGIF Blog Hop will have a new look!! There will be a new button and a twist to the HOP! 

Have a Happy New Year!!!

Grab Our Button! 

Funny Pregnant Lady

Monday, December 24, 2012

Dash: Final Days

Today is Dash's last day with us.  We have had a lot of fun with him this year and cannot wait until he comes back next year. 

Dash has slid down the banister

This morning we woke to a scavenger hunt

I must say Lynden surprised me; he knew exactly where to look for every hint Dash left.  I thought the last two hints would stump him; "I wish I could have gone to preschool with Lynden" (Lynden's backpack) and "Look in some of your favourite hiding spots while playing hide and seek" (under Alyssa's crib) - Lynden got both at once. 

The final surprise?

Christmas pajamas!!

Lynden's looking forward to having Santa come tonight, even though it means Dash is going home.


From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cans For Comments Donation

Cans for Comments went pretty well.  I cannot thank you all enough for the comments.  We had 2 additional blogs join us, and I've heard a few more are participating this week. 

In total I received 59 comments and gained 16 new followers; that equaled 59 cans and $3, which I decided to turn into more food.

Now, bad blogger here, I did not take a picture of my donation.  But I swear I did buy it and donate it - I have witnesses.

Tuesday the annual CPR holiday train rolled into town.   The kids, my grandma, and I headed down and dropped the donation off, while taking in the celebration.  There were hot dogs, hot chocolate, train whistles, pretty lights, Santa and his (slightly creepy looking) elves, and some good tunes. 

I have not heard from all my co-hosts, but Shary donated 12 cans and Kera donated 6 toys, 23 cans, and an impressive $103!!!

If you participated and donated, please link up below so we can all see how well you did.

If you are participating in Cans for Comments now feel free add to your link as well

Dash: 2 Days

Wednesdays are hectic days, so I opted to not post yesterday.  Have no fear, you will not miss out on Dash antics

 Guess Dash was looking forward to snow too, not that we got any. 

hiding in the stocking
I did not take this picture.  And Dash is not sitting in the stocking properly because he kind of forgot to move until 7am so he quickly scrambled into it. 

Tomorrow we will be revealing our donation posts

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Dash: Video From Santa

First: It snowed last night.  Lynden woke up and I told him to go look outside.  He said "Snow!  My wish came true."  When I asked him why he wished for snow he told me "I want to make snow angels and snowmen". 

Tomorrow he might be able to actually get to play in the snow (we're expecting more tonight, which is good for the kids but terrible for the city - we do not seem to handle snow well on the coast)

Second: Dash

We received our annual video from Santa.  (The videos get better and better every year).  When Santa said "Hello Lynden" his eyes got BIG! 

{I tried to post the video on here but no luck}

Monday, December 17, 2012

Dash: The Best Find

I wanted to wait until Lynden found Dash this morning to post this.  It took over an hour, and would have taken longer if I hadn't "helped".

This is where Dash hid last night

This morning Lynden could not find him... anywhere.  He looked in all rooms, downstairs, even in the fridge and still nothing.  I was determined to let him find him on his own. 

Even Alyssa joined Lynden in searching rooms calling "Dah, are you?" (Alyssa speak), and still no luck. 

Lynden eventually decided to stop searching and play with his car ramp and cars. 

I took the following picture:

Lynden, look up!!
After breakfast I showed the picture to Lynden and asked him who he saw in the picture, to which he said "me".  I asked him if there was anyone else in the picture; I was told "no".  I told him to look closer.  After scanning the whole picture, 3" from his face, he quietly said "Dash" and slid off my lap and ran into his room. 

I think it was my favourite finding of Dash so far. 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Dash: Puzzling

Lynden came home with a bag of goodies from Gramma's house.  One of them was a puzzle, which has Santa on one side and a snowman on the other.  Dash helped Lynden put the puzzle together

Thank you for all the comments every one.  We will all total our amounts through today and let you all know how well we did. 

Thank you again!!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Dash: Tea Party {Final Day for Cans For Comments}

Lynden had a sleep over at Gramma's house last night (and I heard whispers of Dash dropping something off there during the night) so last night he had a tea party for one. 

Alyssa hasn't noticed. 

She enjoys holding him and making him dance (and not sharing with Lynden) but that's about as far as she understands what he's about. 

Today is the final day of Cans for Comments.

I would like to thank all of you for your comments and follows (I'm over 50 comments).  It's all going to a good cause.

A HUGE Thank you to my spectacular co-hosts!!!  You ladies are beyond amazing.

Visit them today and leave one final comment.

Liz at Funny PostPartum Lady, Dawn at Dawn's Disaster, Kera at Nugget on a Budget, and Shary at Shary Loves You.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Dash: Monkeying Around

Dash got into the barrel of monkeys (and dinosaurs)


Tomorrow is the last day for Cans for Comments.  So keep leaving those wonderful comments

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dash: Traffic

Disclaimer {read before looking at the pictures}: Lynden loves cars (I may have mentioned that before) and I know he has a lot.

We have no 2 that are the same.  He can tell you something about almost every car.  He has a lot (and he'll get more on Christmas morning)!

Dash put them to good use last night

Now, I thought it was a parade but Lynden corrected me this morning "look at all the traffic mommy". 

An update on yesterday's post: Lynden's listening ears were on for most of the day.  I was gone all day but Danny said with the exception of quiet time Lynden was a pretty good listener.  Guess we should learn to stick to the chocolate advent calendar after dinner instead of after quiet time. 


We are down to the final 2 days of Cans for Comments

I touched base with a few of my co-hosts yesterday and it seems to be going well (it could always be better). 

So, if you have not done so already (even if you have go again), please visit Liz at Funny PostPartum Lady, Dawn at Dawn's Disaster, Kera at Nugget on a Budget, and Shary at Shary Loves You and leave them a comment and follow them via GFC. 

(A BIG Thank you for the shout out yesterday from Liz, I had almost 20 comments left yesterday!)

Remember: it all goes to local charities. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Dash: Sad Elf

This morning Lynden awoke to a letter from Dash, and not a happy one (not that Dash ever stops smiling)

Dash is sad because he's had to tell Santa that Lynden has not listening. 

{I know Lynden can't be awesome all the time, but it's been so nice having him listen, share nicely, and be polite}


 Cans for Comments ends Saturday, so keep those comments coming!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Dash: Reading

Last night with all the rain was a good reading night, and it seems Dash felt the same way. 

 Hope you can join us for a day of donating for Cans for Comments.  Click here to find the link up. You can choose you're marker and donation amount.

For every comment left I will donate 1 can of food and for every 5 new GFC followers I will donate $1.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Dash: Up High

Dash seems to be happy our tree is up, this morning it took Lynden almost 2 hours to find him.

We're slowly working on our tree - by the end of the week we should be done. 

I found some great link ups for those who have elves. 

Ultimate Elf on the Shelf Link Party
Crazy & Cool with a side of Crafty

A Cans for Comments update: 

I currently have 6 new followers and have had 22 comments left.  Keep them coming!!  Make sure you leave and follow my wonderful co-hosts as well.
The last day is Saturday December 15th. 

Remember, I'm challenging ALL bloggers to participate for 1 day.  You can link up here

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Dash: Breakfast Of Elves

Dash would like to thank Pinterest for today's idea

poor Dash wasn't tall enough,
 he needed a booster in the booster seat

yummy; elf sized doughnuts

 Day 3 of Cans for Comments .

Hope you can join us for a day of donating. Click here to find the link up. You can choose you're marker and donation amount.

For every comment left I will donate 1 can of food and for every 5 new GFC followers I will donate $1.