Monday, March 22, 2010

A Memorandum From Your Child

So... Morgans mom was rummaging through some stuff today and came across this page out of an old public school year book. On the back cover was this "Memorandum From Your Child". It had some GREAT points... so I thought I'd share!

1. Don't spoil me. I know quite well that I out not to have all I ask for. I'm only tgesting you.

2. Don't be afraid to be firm with me. I prefer it. It lets me know where I stand

3. Don't be inconsistent. That confuses me and makes me try harder to get away with everything I can.

4. Don't make promises; you may not be able to keep them. That will discourage my trust in you.

5. Don't make me feel smaller than I am. I will make up for it behaving like a big shot.

6. Don't do things for me that I can do for myself. It makes me feel like a baby, and I may continue to put you in my service.

7. Don't let my bad havits get a lot of your attention, it only encourages me to continue them.

8. Don't correct me in front of people. I'll take much more notice if you talk quietly with me in private.

9. Don't try to discuss my behaviour in the heat of a conflict. For some reason my hearing is not very good at this time and my co-operation is even worse. It is all right to take the action required, but let s not talk about it until later.

10. Don't make me feel that my mistakes are sins. I have to learn to make mistakes without feeling that I am no good.

11. Don't nag, if you do, I shall have to protect myself by appearing deaf.

12. Don't protect me from consequences. I need to learn from eperience.

13. Don't put me off when i ask HONEST question. If you do, you will find that I stop asking and seek my information elsewhere.

14. Dont ever think that it is beneath your dignity to apologize to me. An honest apology makes me feel surprisingly warm towards you.

15. Don't every suggest that you are perfect or infallible. It gives me much to live up to.

16. Don't worry about the little amount of time we spend together. it is how we spend it that counts.

17. Don't let my fears arouse your anxiety. Then I will become more afraid.

18. Don't forget that I can't thrive without lots of understand and ecouragement, but I don't need to tell you that, do I?


Just some food for thought! I know it helped me! Such simple ideas... that can totally help!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Footsteps to Fourty Weeks!

So as mentioned in my earlier posts, I've been working on a maternity series with a friend of mine, Hen Ruane. After being show another photographers blog (The Panic Room) by Joelene, and absolutely loving and adoring the concept, I thought I'd give it a try, and hopefully create a nice keepsake for Hen :).

While I clearly don't have the stylist or the proximity to the fabulous weather in California that the photographer of The panic room does... you do get a great look at the weather of south western ontario .. and hopefully a view of a changing belly, and changing seasons!

This is her second pregnancy, and her darling little boy Liam is about to become a big brother!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt! - Margaret Atwood.

It seems as though the spring weather is officially, 100 %, no more snow days, upon us! And I frankly couldn't be more thrilled about it!. Gone are the winter blahs and good riddance to them!. Mamma bear Bidgood has come out of hibernation and is now out and about in the world with her wee cubs :)

Feeling all "SPRINGY!" and wanting to teach Carys about plants and nature, we ventured out into the sunshine to the store to buy a packet of seeds and some soil. Now... I'm no gardener. In fact, I'm not ashamed to call myself a serial plant killer. All the plants in my home are made of plastic, and made of plastic for a reason. 1. The cat will eat, or attempt to eat almost anything and 2. I kill real plants. I'm convinced, infact that they die and shrivel up inside at the thought of coming home with me, turn brown within a day.. and end up in the garabage (hopefully - but whos kidding who here.. i'm a busy lady and continually keep up with all housework and chores - ha!) within a week.

I vaguely remember growing merigolds (sp?) in school as a child, in styro-foam cups, and they turned out relatively okay. So this is my attempt at showing Carys what plant life is all about. How beautiful plants/flowers grow from teeny tiny seeds. She is completely enthralled in the idea of growing these "baby plants" and caring for them, and excitedly asks each day to help water them. So, as I type..I have a window sill full of styro-foam cups, each containing one of Carys' beloved "baby plants", and I'm doing my darned-est not to kill them!.

Down below are a few of our mother-daughter gardening pictures :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after!

Okay okay.. so I've been slacking lately on my blog. I can't even come up with any witty wonderful excuses as to why I haven't kept up! Life is pretty much the same as it always is... complete and utter chaos followed by MORE complete and utter chaos. So to you all out there in blog-ville.. you know what they say: The early bird gets the worm, but the second worm - gets to live! That's what I've been doing my friends! Living! :)

Spring has finally sprung, the snow has melted... and out the window I have the lovely view of my completely over run, dirt covered back yard! Yay! That first warm springy day makes you smile, feel all warm and fuzzy inside..the second one.. makes you realize just how much yard work awaits you! *sigh... guess soon i'll be adding MOW THE LAWN to morgans " honey do {but secretly i know you'll put off until the very very last minute} list" of things to do. Let the nagging commence!

My beautiful babes are doing wonderfully :) Becoming more and more gorgeous by the milli-second! I noticed today just how long Carys hair is getting! It's crazy long! And my friends, I believe I have committed a parenting no no (or at least one I think the granola parents would completely object to!) - EEK! I flat ironed her hair - something I swore i'd NEVER do! I'm on a roll now though.. comitting hair sins all over the place. Last week I cut her bangs with the kitchen scissors. A torment I was subjected to as a child. Before ya know it, my babe will be sporting a bedazzled dress, mouth flipper and strutting her stuff in a kiddie pageant - toddlers and tiara style!

Speaking of other beautiful babes. This weekend, the girls and I were invited to Miss Lynli Whites 2nd Birthday Party. Here are some pictures of the gorgeous birthday girl!

Beautiful Lady Lynli!

She's definately going to be a heartbreaker!

Lynli and her Mommy Cori