January 2016

It’s January! A new year full of awesome potential.

First… the 1 minute recaps on everyone.

Kevin’s been a writing machine, his dissertation is written! Not edited but those will come in the next few weeks. His regular 9-5 is keeping him busy the rest of the time.

Kevin with a Bonsai Tree in Montreal.
Kevin with a Bonsai Tree in Montreal.

Rayleigh started Kindergarten in the fall and then 9 weeks later started again… homeschooling. The transition has been wonderful for all of us. She’s precocious, sassy and full of spunk and smiles. Favorites include: the color yellow, Daddy’s special breakfasts, skiing, swimming and gymnastics, barbies and school work.

Rayleigh loved the Christmas Confectionary Exhibit at the Montreal Botanical Garden in December.
Rayleigh loved the Christmas Confectionary Exhibit at the Montreal Botanical Garden in December.

Dillon attends a local pre-school 3 mornings a week where he loves snack and project (art) time. He is currently enjoying all things musical – singings, dancing, etcetera. Favorites include: the color pink, Darth Vader, crafts, and all things food.. especially black olives and dessert.

Dillon's new haircut, post donation of 9".
Dillon’s new haircut, post donation of 9″.

Ainsley is just over 6 months and still being super smiley adorable sweet pea. We truly aren’t sure that she looks like any of us but are confident that she looks just like herself, Ainsley. Her first 2 teeth came in yesterday(!) and she is crawling… albeit only backwards, but forwards is not far behind. She’s a great sleeper and gets lots of love and snuggles from her big siblings.

Ainsley joined Mom & Dad at the movie theater for Star Wars VII.
Ainsley joined Mom & Dad at the movie theater for Star Wars VII.

And me, well I’m enjoying a year of being a momma and wife first. Teaching and exploring the world with three kids. We spend lots of time outdoors, I’m hoping to run another Ragnar this spring and maybe even another half marathon in the coming months. The 4 paragraphs above are my favorite things, additionally I enjoy my book club, my friends, and nightly crossword challenges.

Kelsey, Ainsley, Rayleigh and Dillon doing some holiday shopping.
Kelsey, Ainsley, Rayleigh and Dillon doing some holiday shopping.

 

I’ll try to keep up with the blog and photos but if I disappear take solace in knowing that I’m trying to relish in the moments of mommy-hood and might take that over incessant documentation.

Come on 2016!

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