Mar 31, 2016

Trying Something New

Prince Charming is trying a vegetarian diet in his mission to get healthy. I did research to find family friendly veggie recipes.  Tonight I made a dinner that you could eat as burritos or a burrito bowl (like I did).  It was fun, yummy, flexible and popular with the whole family.

Mar 30, 2016


There are sometimes simple things that make me so happy.  Like sitting with Prince Charming, chatting, sharing memories and watching tons old music videos.  We get lost in old songs, memories, and conversation.  It truly is so much fun for me.

And here are some random pictures of my kids, just because.

Mar 29, 2016

New Addition

In a spur of the moment decision, we have a new addition to our family. We have a tiny kitten, which we named, "Boots".  He is so cute and sweet.  All of the kids are totally in love with him.  Little Prince is a little nervous but he is fascinated.

Mar 28, 2016

Easter First!!!!

We had a lovely Easter and one of my highlights was that for the first year ever Little Prince actually opened his basket himself and even ate his own chocolates!!!  (Prince Charming will miss his chocolate bonuses I guess I will have to make him his own basket next  year LOL)

Mar 27, 2016

Happy Easter from our Home to Yours!

We are having a lovely Easter at our house and I hope all of my blogger friends are enjoying this lovely Easter day as well.

Mar 26, 2016

Full House

Princess Tigger and her family are here for Easter weekend and so our house has been full of people, kids, laughter and fun.  It is nice to have some time to visit with our friends!

The Little Girls got to make some cookies with Princess Tigger's daughter which was super-special to them!


Little Princes seemed to enjoy having a house full of people.  

He even touched, smelled and licked some new foods.

This was a quiet moment between Princess Magpie and Princess Tigger's son. It was really sweet.

 I LOVED this moment with Princess Belle and Little Prince it just so completely reflects how much they adore each other and how special that really is.

Little Prince got some new books that he just loved.

Little Prince LOVED the birthday present that Princess Tigger brought him!  His very own toy cell phone that makes noises!  He spent lots of time 'making calls'.

 By the end of the day, my boy was TIRED!

Mar 25, 2016

I Tried

I tried.  For five days I tried.  For five days I tried to be on the same diet I had put Prince Charming on to control  his blood pressure and lose weight.  It was working for him and in 5 days he had lost 11 lbs and in 5 days I had gained back 3 of my hard earned 60 lbs lost!!  I have a very difficult metabolism and what works for other people doesn't work for me.  I was tired and didn't feel well.  His eating plan just doesn't work for me and it wasn't worth the ease of cooking one meal to stick with it.  So I switched back to the plan that works for me.  He says that in time, he is willing to try my plan to see if it works for him but in the meantime, I have cooked two dinner meals a day for a year, I can keep it up now too. 

Since I changed back, I have lost 2 of the 3 lbs I gained and I am willing to bet tomorrow I will be back down the other pound!  I just have to stick with what works for me.

The other thing that has happened since I changed back is that I have energy to spare.  I want to be moving and doing things. I am no longer lethargic and it is so much easier to keep on top of the things I am expected to as a homeschooling mom of 4 kids (two of whom are special needs).

And it takes energy to keep up with cuties like this one!

Mar 24, 2016


I love family moments.  Like when Little Prince is upset in the evenings and I  choose to bring him down to watch a movie with daddy and I.  He inevitably settles down and is content and three quarters of the time he falls asleep within twenty minutes.  He just needs to be with us to feel content. It is really sweet.

Mar 23, 2016

Wordless Wednesday: Feeling Adventurous!


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In September

Last week

In the middle of the new color

Final result of my adventurous new color!

Mar 22, 2016


Little Prince had a truly lovely birthday yesterday.  This was a year of firsts for him and I am so proud of him! 

This was the first year that he actually ate the icing of the cake.  In the past, it was too gooey for him and he wouldn't touch it!

This was the first year that he actually opened his own presents!  We discovered gift bags were a way to let him open them on his own and so we made sure all his presents were in gift bags! (Note for Christmas!!)  The only help he needed was sometimes the bags were a little big for him to balance and so Princess Magpie would help him hold it while he opened it himself!

He was fascinated by his cake and this picture was taken seconds before he got his fingers into the corner of it, silly boy!

We had a CARS theme for his birthday and he really seemed to have fun.  He was happy, flappy and thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of his toys!

And after it was done, we just spent time together as a family and let him stay up as late as he wanted until he showed signs of being tired. 

Mar 21, 2016

Four Years

Four years ago today, my Little Prince joined our family and completed it. Changing it in ways I could never have imagined. He is the sweetest, gentlest, most wonderful little boy you could ever imagine. I never expected Autism to join him on his journey and I know it sometimes makes life challenging for him, but he works so hard to learn and grow and I am so immensely proud of my handsome little man. He brings me joy every single day.

Mar 20, 2016

Happy Birthday to Me!!

Since today is my birthday, I have been thinking a lot about how much has changed in the last year.  I have to say, I am happy with how things have gone. 

Since my last birthday, I have lost 60 lbs.  I am still working on losing but if something happened and I was stuck at this weight for good, I would be happy with how much I have done.  I am wearing clothes I have had in bins for 10 years!!!  Because I am feeling good about myself, I am doing stuff for myself such as getting funky haircuts, buying fun clothes, taking time to do little things for myself.  I think it is important for my girls to see that I take care of myself as well as my family so that they know to take care of themselves when they grow up.

We moved to a new town that I just love.  I miss my friends sometimes but I love the small town atmosphere with the big town conveniences.  It works for us.  And it helps that we have the best neighbours EVER! 

Because we like our home and out town we are finally buying things for the house to make it ours and to make it feel homey to us and I LOVE that too.

We took the kids out to go shopping with daddy for presents for me while Little Prince and I sat in the van.  He snacked on Timbits so he was quite happy.  (Yay new food!)