Gratitude with TBB

Mommy Diaries: Melissa

My former roommate, my teaching buddy and my great friend, Melissa is always amazing me. I'm not sure where she finds the energy to handle two energetic boys on top of a busy classroom, but she does it and still keeps in shape and in touch with her friends. She's always so easy to catch up with and I find myself forgetting that we live in different cities!

Melissa's two sweet boys: Kole and Carson
1-Things your kids do to make you smile (action, something they say...)Each day brings a smile to my face from the time the boys wake up to the time they go to bed.  Kole's saying "you get what you get" to Carson if he doesn't get the right cup or bowl. To Carson saying his numbers in french or coming home with a new french word or phrase he has leaned in school that day. The words "I love you too", to the silly songs they sing or just listening & watching the two of them play and having their very own conversations.

2- Favourite vacation place with family (can be near or far, realistic or dreamlike, as specific as you want)We have not done many trips with the boys.  But last summer we drove to Edmonton and took the boys to the water park and galaxyland.  We enjoyed the time together and the boys travelled great. We also bought a trailer last summer and spent a lot of time this past summer camping and being at the lake.

3- How you would spend a rainy day at home (with your kids).
On a rainy day we can be found playing cars, doing puzzles, colouring, painting, playing with play-doh or having a game of mini stick hockey down in the basement.  Never a dull moment in the McGregor household!

4- What you do to survive the long winters.As you know Saskatchewan winters can be harsh. But we take every opportunity to get outside and go sledding, make a snowmen, take the dog for a walk or warming up in the hot tub with our tuques on of course!
 
5- What kind of traditions are you creating for Christmas:
Our Christmas traditions include attending Children's Mass at the Cathedral.  Spending Christmas Eve with the Schrader/McGregor family(depending on whose year it is). On Christmas morning the boys are sent on a scavenger hunt following clues to find their 1st Christmas present.  This was a tradition my dad started with my sister, brother & I when we were teenagers and it has continued with our own families.
 

6- If you were to have one entire day, alone in your house, how would you spend it?I have been very lucky to have had a few days, here and there, to myself. The boys will head to Moose Jaw for the weekend leaving me to some R&R! I take the opportunity to go for a run, read a book, spend some time with my mom & sister & enjoy a whole night sleep without being woken up!

~Mel

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