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We were the only two people outside playing @telus_spark for almost an hour and it was absolutely beautiful out! We gave it our best attempt to climb to the top of that massive slide. I had to throw in the towel though when I decided Ryder clinging to my back like a baby gorilla as I tried to climb us up the rope walls to the top wasn’t the safest idea. He so badly wants to be a big kid. Or Spider-Man.
We were the only two people outside playing @telus_spark for almost an hour and it was absolutely beautiful out! We gave it our best attempt to climb to the top of that massive slide. I had to throw in the towel though when I decided Ryder clinging to my back like a baby gorilla as I tried to climb us up the rope walls to the top wasn’t the safest idea. He so badly wants to be a big kid. Or Spider-Man.
I love Thursdays. A morning with this kid all to myself. The last day of Kindergarten for the week. Surf tonight. Couch date afterwards. 🖤 #almostfriday #twinning #seeingthepositives
She never chooses jeans from her closet (and how dare I suggest she wear a pair!), but if they have pearls and diamonds on them she will wear them back to back days! ♥️ She’s particular about everything these days. How I do her hair, if there is the tiniest bump I have to start over! If we don’t have time to curl it - end of the world. If I say a tutu isn’t appropriate for a certain activity - tears. I feel like the 5 year old Alison was just like this so I love her even more for it even when it causes unnecessary chaos. #icouldntlovehermore #strongminded #thisisfive
She never chooses jeans from her closet (and how dare I suggest she wear a pair!), but if they have pearls and diamonds on them she will wear them back to back days! ♥️ She’s particular about everything these days. How I do her hair, if there is the tiniest bump I have to start over! If we don’t have time to curl it - end of the world. If I say a tutu isn’t appropriate for a certain activity - tears. I feel like the 5 year old Alison was just like this so I love her even more for it even when it causes unnecessary chaos. #icouldntlovehermore  #strongminded  #thisisfive 
As soon as I showed him these jeans he said “I have a bow tie for those”! 🖤 We looked a little fancy for a Wednesday afternoon, so naturally I took a couple photos. #holidayready #radinplaid #mylittleman
As soon as I showed him these jeans he said “I have a bow tie for those”! 🖤 We looked a little fancy for a Wednesday afternoon, so naturally I took a couple photos. #holidayready  #radinplaid  #mylittleman 
Put this kid in front of the camera and no one can keep a straight face. He’s at it again. ♥️ #thesetwo #siblings #twinning .
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👖@littlemsclosetxo
Put this kid in front of the camera and no one can keep a straight face. He’s at it again. ♥️ #thesetwo  #siblings  #twinning  . . 👖@littlemsclosetxo
Oh this little lady. 🖤 We had her first parent teacher interview last week. She’s one of the youngest in the class yet her teacher coined her the mother hen. She said she is confident, so eager to learn and please her teachers. She’s also a perfectionist, almost to a fault and is close to losing her eraser privileges. I have no idea where she gets that from. 😉 .
📷 the incredible @whitneycowanphotography seriously, this photo Whit 🖤 #mygirl #kindergarten #wheredoestimego
Oh this little lady. 🖤 We had her first parent teacher interview last week. She’s one of the youngest in the class yet her teacher coined her the mother hen. She said she is confident, so eager to learn and please her teachers. She’s also a perfectionist, almost to a fault and is close to losing her eraser privileges. I have no idea where she gets that from. 😉 . 📷 the incredible @whitneycowanphotography seriously, this photo Whit 🖤 #mygirl  #kindergarten  #wheredoestimego 
The snow all melted and we got out for a bike ride before dinner to cap off a great extra day with the fam. #playinghooky 
Bedtime was less than stellar for this dude as he decided 20 minutes after I put him in bed that he didn’t like the jammies he was wearing. #toughluckdude #goodnight #thisisthree #manilovehim 🖤
The snow all melted and we got out for a bike ride before dinner to cap off a great extra day with the fam. #playinghooky  Bedtime was less than stellar for this dude as he decided 20 minutes after I put him in bed that he didn’t like the jammies he was wearing. #toughluckdude  #goodnight  #thisisthree  #manilovehim  🖤
A perk to winter time = @blinebikepark 
The kids are full on obsessed with this place and both were so confident by the end of today. 
Funny thing is, I told them we were going biking and they were fine with the fact that they thought we were going for a ride in the snow. #winterbiking #yycliving #ihaveathingforwalls
A perk to winter time = @blinebikepark The kids are full on obsessed with this place and both were so confident by the end of today. Funny thing is, I told them we were going biking and they were fine with the fact that they thought we were going for a ride in the snow. #winterbiking  #yycliving  #ihaveathingforwalls 
Happy Friday! 🖤 Ready for a long weekend with my favorite crew.

Just & I have Monday off but the kids don’t. Thinking of making the kids play hooky. 😉 Ryder would be all over that, D just might break my heart and choose school! 📷 @whitneycowanphotography (who is quite the little surfer 🏄🏼‍♀️ I must add!😘)
Happy Friday! 🖤 Ready for a long weekend with my favorite crew. Just & I have Monday off but the kids don’t. Thinking of making the kids play hooky. 😉 Ryder would be all over that, D just might break my heart and choose school! 📷 @whitneycowanphotography (who is quite the little surfer 🏄🏼‍♀️ I must add!😘)
A wall made of books, a giant wall light bright, climbing nets and building blocks made from tree branches. Those are just a few of the highlights from our trip yesterday to the new Central @calgarylibrary and we can’t wait to explore some more. Next time, we will take the train down! 
Also, as we were leaving Delainey spotted the pink donuts from @prettysweetyyc at @lukescentrallibrary and has put in a request to go back for one. 
Thanks for braving the chaos and the visit @sliceofbrie 
#littlefriends #booklovers #calgarylibrary #curiositycalgary #yycliving
A wall made of books, a giant wall light bright, climbing nets and building blocks made from tree branches. Those are just a few of the highlights from our trip yesterday to the new Central @calgarylibrary and we can’t wait to explore some more. Next time, we will take the train down! Also, as we were leaving Delainey spotted the pink donuts from @prettysweetyyc at @lukescentrallibrary and has put in a request to go back for one. Thanks for braving the chaos and the visit @sliceofbrie #littlefriends  #booklovers  #calgarylibrary  #curiositycalgary  #yycliving 
We checked out the new @calgarylibrary this morning and it’s unreal beautiful. The kids section is so much fun and there was so much space to explore (even though it was SO busy!) We already can’t wait to go back. 
Ryder is about to attack the balloons or his sister here. 🖤 #yyckids #calgarylibrary
We checked out the new @calgarylibrary this morning and it’s unreal beautiful. The kids section is so much fun and there was so much space to explore (even though it was SO busy!) We already can’t wait to go back. Ryder is about to attack the balloons or his sister here. 🖤 #yyckids  #calgarylibrary 
Wishing it was still summer and these two still looked so little. #dontgrowup 🖤 .
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The school yard line is on sale over @prtgandmain if you want to stock up. #yourewelcome #madeincanada #kindergarten #preschool #elementary #hockeylover
// Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart and nourish your soul // Feeling incredibly thankful for 24 hours in the mountains with one of my closest friends. Thanks for keeping me up past my bedtime and all the laughs Brie, Ann & Laura. @sliceofbrie @simplyloveyyc 🖤 And for holding down the fort @justinsblack 📷 @sliceofbrie/@cottonandstring
// Surround yourself with people who make you hungry for life, touch your heart and nourish your soul // Feeling incredibly thankful for 24 hours in the mountains with one of my closest friends. Thanks for keeping me up past my bedtime and all the laughs Brie, Ann & Laura. @sliceofbrie @simplyloveyyc 🖤 And for holding down the fort @justinsblack 📷 @sliceofbrie/@cottonandstring
Dream big. Work hard. Stay focused. And surround yourself with good people. 🖤
@the.collaboration.team hosted their first event last night in Banff where we listened and learned from the inspiring speakers @lacebrickdesign @darren_roberts_ @kierrairvine @jsjanzen 
Thank you for the date & sleepover @sliceofbrie and for dreaming big @thebabyniche 🖤 #thecollabteam #dreambig #communityovercompetition #radinplaid
Dream big. Work hard. Stay focused. And surround yourself with good people. 🖤 @the.collaboration.team hosted their first event last night in Banff where we listened and learned from the inspiring speakers @lacebrickdesign @darren_roberts_ @kierrairvine @jsjanzen Thank you for the date & sleepover @sliceofbrie and for dreaming big @thebabyniche 🖤 #thecollabteam  #dreambig  #communityovercompetition  #radinplaid 
We met a friend in Edworthy today and it was darn right chilly! #winteriscoming 
Afterwards we went for our flu shot. Ry was a trooper and so sweet. I went first and he told me he was so proud of me for being so brave. When we were leaving, I thanked the nurse and he said “I no say thank you for pinching me!!” #truth
We met a friend in Edworthy today and it was darn right chilly! #winteriscoming  Afterwards we went for our flu shot. Ry was a trooper and so sweet. I went first and he told me he was so proud of me for being so brave. When we were leaving, I thanked the nurse and he said “I no say thank you for pinching me!!” #truth 
These two. 🖤 I feel like I’m constantly on their case to be kind to each other or to just stay out of each other’s space. Other times Delainey poses them like this for photos and demands a kiss on the lips before bed. #bossybigsister They can be so sweet to each other and it’s one of the best things as a parent to watch. 
When they put these toques on Ry said “Wow D you look good in Little Buck too! That’s so cool” #twinning #siblings #myloves @little.buck.shop
These two. 🖤 I feel like I’m constantly on their case to be kind to each other or to just stay out of each other’s space. Other times Delainey poses them like this for photos and demands a kiss on the lips before bed. #bossybigsister  They can be so sweet to each other and it’s one of the best things as a parent to watch. When they put these toques on Ry said “Wow D you look good in Little Buck too! That’s so cool” #twinning  #siblings  #myloves  @little.buck.shop
She has her first field trip tomorrow on a yellow school bus! Pretty sure she doesn’t care where they are going, only that she’s going a bus and packed a lunch. 🖤 #kindergartenfieldtrip #november #littlebuckshop
The cutest chick joined us trick or treating for a few houses. 🖤 #niece #cuteness
The cutest chick joined us trick or treating for a few houses. 🖤 #niece  #cuteness