Thursday, 5 April 2012

This is my daughter Abbigail. She is the sweetest baby and is always smiling. My girls are very close in age, Charlie is 2 1/2 and Abbie will be having her first birthday in June. She recently started pulling herself up on the furniture, she crawls everywhere and is quite brave if you ask me. It does not feel like 10 months has gone by and every day I look at her I realise how much she's changed. She looks up to her big sister although she knows what she is getting into when she plays with Charlie's toys. Sometimes I look back on the time that flew by and wish I could have somehow done more with my kids, even though I am with them every day, I feel like they are growing too fast. But I guess growing up is their job!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Recently I have had less time to do my cooking with the two active children I have. So, I decided to find an easier way and faster preparation time. I started looking for recipes online and decided to take my crock pot off the dusty shelf and put it to use. It saved me! I am a big fan of chicken so I made a couple of meals like Honey Sesame Chicken and BBQ Chicken. They tasted awesome! Tomorrow to try Chicken Noodle Soup

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

My daughter Charlie. :)

This is Charlie, my first daughter. I had her 10 days after my 20th birthday (she was born on my mom's birthday). Being pregnant at 19 was quite something. I had only been with my boyfriend for about 6 months, living in a small and ugly apartment. We were engaged when I found out about the pregnancy. I was in Australia with no health care and realized I would have to go back home to Canada to deliver. My mom was living in Perth, Australia so I had to move in with my Dad in Toronto. I am closer to my mom so I was a bit disappointed although my dad was so supportive. I also had a few friends in Sydney that I would miss. I was living there for a year and was starting to consider it my home.

After we arrived back in Canada, my fiancé and I decided to get married before the baby was born, so I had a low budget wedding and a very small attendance, but it was still amazing. A few months after the delivery, I moved back out with my husband. This I think was the toughest year of my life. We were not making much money and had a hard time paying rent at times. I was lucky my daughter was so amazing and calm. Very easy baby to handle, but considering she was my first baby, I had so many uncertainties, but doing it was life changing and the best experience I have ever had.

I love hearing other people's stories and comments. How did you feel when you had your first child? Scared? Nervous? Happy?

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Well, this is all very new to me, but I decided to start a blog. I will start by saying a bit about myself. I am a mother of two beautiful girls, Charlie and Abbigail. They are my life. Everything I learn or try to accomplish in life revolves around making a better life for them. I learned how to cook on my own and try to give them what they need and deserve. I've got a good supportive husband. I don't know what I would do without him. I am interested in going to school to become a hair dresser. I want to open a salon. I hope it works out in the end! So my blog will contain mostly my stories with my kids, recipes, home decor ideas, etc. Hopefully I work on it enough to make it interesting ;) I hope you enjoy!