Friday, November 04, 2011


This morning I spent time helping in Kai's classroom. It was really fun to see what his day is like and I wish I could do it more often. I am incredibly happy with where he goes to school and the support and love he has there. My dad was able to babysit Koen and they had a blast together walking to Starbucks and pretending to be airplane pilots. I have to say that I am starting to miss teaching. I got to help my niece out with her science 9 homework of naming ionic compounds. So fun! I really do miss that stuff. Maybe one day....

Then, in the afternoon, Koen and I ran around Derby Reach. Really, Koen just wanted to throw a million rocks in the water and I just watched him and replied to his non stop talking. He is a major chatterbox. I'm loving having this time of just one on one with Koen. I think that's the advantage to having kids spaced a little bit further apart...there's more time to spend with each one. That was a positive I thought of today as I always assumed our kids would be closer in age:)
{The look above is hilarious to me because he's never a fake smiler/poser. He looks so awkward which is just so cute to me. Doesn't he look so grown up?!}

I have a light blue frame and I need a new picture of Koen to put in it so I made him pose for me for a minute or two. I didn't get any keepers but every post needs a picture!
{I think this one is cute but I can't stand that I can see part of the white of his right eye. Maybe a little photoshop could fix it.}

And randomness....
I think the hardest thing about having two boys is the constant wrestling. I don't think it's going to get better anytime soon. They love it, but man, they are rough on each other. And, to be honest, it is Koen that initiates it 99% of the time. He is such a monkey.

As of an hour ago, I am completely caught up from my October sessions (go me!) and ready for a couple more this weekend:) I'll also be attending my sister and brother in law's Masters graduation as well as a baby shower. It will be a lot of time away from the kiddos which I'm not used to these days. Gary can deal with (and join in on) all the wrestling:)

Pregnancy wise, I'm feeling good-ish. Just sick from 7pm onwards. A cup of tea with honey always seems to help. This week I've been craving cheddar cheese. Belly is big. I don't feel the need to go to bed before 11pm but I am sleeping better than I've slept in years. Kai randomly turned to me yesterday and said, `You'll be breastfeeding again soon. Does it tickle to breastfeed?'. I love having a kid that I can talk to about uterus' and breastfeeding. Such a different experience from last time!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Love, Louise


  1. we do not have any wrestling in this house...we have two sensitive kids and our BOY is the one who can't handle any aggressiveness :)
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend...good weather for sessions; mine is at derby reach this morning :)

  2. No wrestling here either, despite having 3 boys!

  3. My brother and his wife have three boys - the oldest two are 4 and almost 3 and they are super physical, Finn loves the rough housing when they are together! I agree about having a child old enough to experience pregnancy with, though Finn's knowledge of the uterus was lacking :)