memorable moment monday, vol. 11

It’s Labour Day! That’s extra fancy Labour Day, with a “u” in case you weren’t Canadian. What? You aren’t? Well, I hope today is a holiday wherever you are!

I had *BIG* plans to post a picture of the wonderful sunset my husband and I were going to enjoy, just the two of us, from my parents’ front porch in the country.

This is their front porch:

The view looking the other way is spectacular! But then, as I was typing up something I will get into in a second, my dog ran out the front door and was immediately SPRAYED BY A SKUNK:

Guess who got to give the dog three different baths? Yeah. No sunset was seen.

So, that was a memorable moment. And it was LABOURIOUS. Get it?

What about you guys? What did you get up to this (hopefully!) long weekend? Any new milestones, any adventures, any changes in your life? What do you want to share? Link us up in the comments!

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Oh, and ANOTHER THING! Memorable Moment Monday is currently our most popular “blog-hopping” activity. We would like to use this activity as a way of featuring members of our blogroll on a weekly basis. Here is how it will work:

  1. Fill out the form here with your contact details letting us know you would like to participate (i.e. be the “guest host” here at PAIL).
  2. Answer the “5 Questions” telling us and our readers a little about yourself, your blog and your interests. Help us get to know you better, beyond your blogroll blurb!
  3. When your turn comes around, we’ll get in touch with you a few days in advance to let you know your Monday is next and remind you to send us your picture and MMM blurb.
  4. On Monday, we’ll post your moment (blurb and photo), your blog details and your “5 Questions” interview.
  5. Folks will leave their MMM links on the post as usual.

We’re counting on you to feature yourselves! We’ll be keeping a list of submissions as they come in on one of our many spreadsheets, and we’ll run it “first come, first served” for now. Looking forward to sharing more with you!

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memorable moment monday – daddy on duty edition

Yesterday was our last full day at the beach. Husband and I took the girls to the diner for breakfast, then to a Yo Gabba Gabba themed gymnastics birthday party– Chicken had a blast crawling around and trying to “get” all the big kids who were SO very much faster than her, and Ham rolled slowly around the mats very happily– and then, so I “could have a break,” Husband took the girls for a walk down to the park. Seriously, he is the best ever. So I got to hang out and play cribbage with my brother and cousin because that is how I roll, and the girls did this:

So happy! And so big!

The best thing about having an hour alone (aside from having an hour alone) is, for me, having that feeling of pure elation when I see my girls again afterwards, like it’s been a week, and they give me big smiles. Melts my heart!

Tell us something you’ve been up to. Any new milestones, any adventures, any changes in your life? What do you want to share? Link us up in the comments!

memorable moment monday, vol. 9 (compromising positions edition)

Happy Monday!

This past week we started having sleep issues.  We went from 4-5 hour sleep stretches at a night to almost no sleep and shrieking for what seems like no reason.  This leaves for a tired Mama and Dada and a baby who is exhausted.  So exhausted that she fell asleep while I was burping her in the ‘sitting-up’ position.  Why no, SJ, I don’t have anything better to do than to hold your head up while you sleep.  Actually I don’t.  I love that her little baby instincts let her know that no matter what ‘Mama’s got her back’.

What have you been up to this past week? Show us your memorable moments on this fine Monday– just drop us a link in the comments to your Memorable Moment Monday post on your blog, or shoot us a picture on twitter at @PAILbloggers!

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And a reminder! This month’s theme is “Screen Time” – submit your posts here by midnight on Wednesday!

memorable moment monday, vol. 8 (troublemaker edition)

Happy Monday!!

This past week, my daughter turned into a crawling machine, and the house suddenly looks like a dangerous place to me. Every cord, outlet, and sharp corner is highlighted in my mind, and wouldn’t you know it, but my darn child beelines straight for all of them. What is it about the shiny blue light that draws us all in?

What have you been up to this past week? Show us your memorable moments on this fine Monday– just drop us a link in the comments to your Memorable Moment Monday post on your blog, or shoot us a picture on twitter at @PAILbloggers!

memorable moment monday, vol. 7

Holiday Monday! Well, in Canada anyway. Which holiday? It’s hard to say. It is different in every province, but is commonly referred to as “the August long weekend.” Yay…patriotism? In my province it is either Civic Holiday or Simcoe Day, depending on which sign you read telling you the store will be closed that day. So, yeah. I have no idea!

No matter! BJB took Friday and tomorrow off, so we headed up to the family cottage for a mini-vacation. HGB has really improved his walking on uneven ground skills the last few days! Well, sort of.

Observe – A boy and his dog, in 3 parts:

What have you been up to this past week? Show us your memorable moments on this fine Monday– just drop us a link in the comments to your Memorable Moment Monday post on your blog, or shoot us a picture on twitter at @PAILbloggers!

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