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Currently. Obsessed.

Listening: 

I am in love with this band. I am so pumped about the new album release in a few days. They are extremely underrated, in my opinion. I highly recommend you check them out. Brian Fallon has a stunningly beautiful voice.. gah! ♥

 

Reading: 

The second novel in the series. I stumbled upon Across The Universe on my Kobo last year and began reading it around the time I found out I was pregnant. I am a sci-fi nerd, I love novels that are made into series and currently obsessed with anything Dystopian, so this fits all the columns. It may take me awhile though, with this gorgeous weather and a 7.5 month old who occupies most of my time!

 

Watching:

The final season of Weeds. It has definitely gone downhill the past few seasons, but it’s still a lot more decent than half the stuff on television these days! Plus, I love Andy! haha

 

Eating:

BBQ! It’s been such beautiful BBQ weather. I am the seasoning Queen and the man is the grill King, fo’ sho’!

 

Drinking:

Smoothies, especially with this warm weather – and being sick!

 

Wanting:

To feel healthy again! It has been so long, so long, since I’ve been this sick. And the little human is still sick too. I feel so terrible for her, since she doesn’t know what is going on with this damn cold!

 

Needing:

A massage. My body is riddled with aches and pains with this cold/flu. What a mess!

 

Weather:

According to the Weather Network, it is 17 degrees Celsius and partly cloudy. The high is supposed to get up to 23 degrees and we are supposed to get thunder showers tonight. It has been so humid here the past few weeks, this is welcome weather! It would be nice to get an awesome thunder storm too, since we haven’t really had one yet this season!

 

Color:

Fun, bright Summer colors!

 

Enjoying:

Watching my baby girl grow and learn new things almost daily. When we took her to the Pediatrician on Tuesday, he told us what a beautiful, smart, healthy girl we have and to continue doing what we are doing, because it’s obviously working. I never need validation from other people.. but damn did that feel good to hear! From a Pediatrician, no less!

 

Disliking:

Being sick. My immune system has been so great the past few years, after having a terrible one. Now? I feel like shite! Absolute shite. Unfortunately, as a Mother, we do not get sick days. Thankfully, the man has been extremely supportive and when he gets home from work, he takes care of Ava even more than he already did (which is saying a lot! We are very much 50/50 when he gets home. That’s the way it should be!)

 

Thinking:

Hoping that we are all feeling better by tomorrow night, because we will be going to our first drive-in movie as a family! I will be able to cross off one of my 101 in 1001.

 

Excitement(s):

The Dark Knight Rises! Cannot, cannot wait to see it! We are hopefully going to make it out next weekend to watch it. Sure, we’ll be lame and go to a matinee, but that works out best for little A (MIL is gracious enough to watch her for us for a few hours while we go and geek out!) I am a comic book / superhero nerd, for sure! Batman is my ultimate!

 

 

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Daddy’s Day

This weekend we celebrate M’s first official Father’s Day. Last year we were pregnant with A and now? Now our gorgeous girl is here and we get to celebrate with her!

The role of “Father” seems to have grown compared to previous eras. Dad’s these day take on more of the parenting duties. Or.. they should. More Dad’s seem to be taking part in the child’s life. I find especially that Father’s in or around my generation are playing a bigger role in raising children. And M is no exception. He takes on many parenting duties. When he gets home from work he will take A from me so I can run to the bathroom, get Supper ready, have a shower. Our arrangement seems to be that he changes her night diapers since I nurse her. He enjoys bath time in the evening with her, just as much as I do. We lay in bed at night and read a book to A.. together. He is as proud as can be pushing that stroller around in the grocery store, mall, on the sidewalk.. she is his daughter and he wears that like a badge of honour. As he should!

My husband is amazing. I try and tell him on a daily basis what a fantastic Father he is – not just on one particular day. When I asked him what he wanted for Father’s Day, he eloquently said “Beer. And a nap.” Well then.. easy enough, no? M doesn’t ask for much and when he does he knows I can’t ever say no to him (except a PS3 years ago.. and I was right, wasn’t I dear ol’ hubby?!) I always try and get him a mixture of something unique, something practical and something fun for his gifts. His birthday wasn’t long ago and he received a shirt, a pair of pants, whiskey and whiskey rocks (awesome little invention!) He did not want to go anywhere fancy for Supper, rather – he wanted to BBQ at home. And he wanted to man the grill himself. Sounds good to me!

One of the man’s Father’s Day gifts I got him. Dorky? Of course! Awesome? Yes! He loved it. So much cooler than one of those typical stick figure family decals!

We began dating when I was just 15; he was 16. I never wanted to get married, didn’t want children. I wanted to move out as soon as I could and get the hell out of my small town and travel the world. I wanted to disappear and get away from it all. M grounded me so much. He was the complete opposite in ways from me.. but at the same time, so similar. We have been through so much in our lives and have only grown stronger in our relationship. We were together for 10 years experiencing life together, forming our identities individually and as a couple, growing even more in love.. then we got married and now we have a little one of our own. I really think this will help in us raising A. We know each other SO well and have such an immense, all-encompassing love and respect for each other. He really is the best partner I could ever ask for. We are so thankful to have him in our lives. He has always been there for me through everything. He is just so thoroughly sweet.

He changed every single diaper while in the hospital since I was laid up in bed. The nurses were amazed by him! I wasn’t, because I knew that was how he was and how lucky I am to have him. I love him even more, which I did not think was possible! It feels like she has always been carved in our little family and was just meant to be and like she has always been around. She really does complete our little family.

One of my absolute favourite articles written about Fathers and Daughters: http://www.fromdatestodiapers.com/50-rules-for-dads-of-daughters. It is such a great read and couldn’t be more true. Especially the first one listed – Love Her Mom. By A seeing how well her Daddy treats her Mama, it will give her that confidence to seek out a love like ours. Filled with love, respect, compassion, trust. She will have such a strong male role-model to look up to. He is what a real man should be. He is not only the main provider for our family, but he is emotionally there for us.

I love you, my gamer/nerdy/loving/sweet/funny husband. You are the greatest man I could have ever procreated with! ♥

Maybe I will let him have that nap, after all!

Our attempt at making a Daddy sign to surprise M with. Needless to say, she was more interested in shoving the sign in her mouth and tearing the paper off!

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