As you can imagine there is a lot going on lately..

My mom flew in a week or two before little H came and has been living with us since.. which means tons of bonding with the boys (a great plus since she lives continents away and the only bonding time she usually gets is via skype) plus tons of rest for me. What will I do when she leaves!?

We have had snow.. so much snow.. well most of the country has had it's share of the snow by now.. and while it started out fun.. our house has a slope in the back so we all.. all except little H went sledding for the first time..ever! It was a lot more fun than I had expected. But now I am done.. I don't want to see another snowflake till December! I'm sitting here by our window watching the snow fall as I type this!

H is a month and a half.. a month and a half! Can you believe it? I can't. D is being an excellent big brother.. he sings to H, makes grossed out faces when The H.. yes he like to add 'the' before his name, has a stinky diaper, he volunteers to carry him up the stairs.. we vetoed that one. : )

D has entered the 'why' phase.. everything I do or say is followed by a 'why mummy why?' It's so adorable and annoying at the same time, I'm conflicted.

Last week was birthday week.. M and I celebrate our birthdays just a day apart.. we started off the week with a pre birthday couples massage. on the day of my birthday we went to watch American Hustle..and spent M's birthday at home with the boys and so chocolaty Cold Stone ice cream cake mmm. D was convinced it was his birthday which is why it was he who blew out the candles and cut the cake :)

I have also been honored with a few blog awards by a few wonderful bloggers. While I won't be able to do a whole post dedicated to each award, I do want to give a shout out to: 
Eli from Today My Way for the Liebster Award.. and to answer one of her questions 'Your mantra of the moment?' It's a mix of you can do it.. keep on swimming and just breathe.
Z from Kicking Kilos for the Liebster Award as well as an ABC - Awesome Blog Content Award.. and to answer one of her questions 'Who knows you the best' Six years ago I would have said my mom.. now it's M.

Thank you ladies :)

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  1. Oh how nice to have your mom in town. I bet she's enjoying herself as much you are. :)
    And the snow?!?! I'm living vicariously through all you east's supposed to be in the 80s AGAIN this week.
    Happy bday!!!

  2. Happy Birthday M & H!
    Beautiful pictures. I love the one of Grandmother with her grandchildren. Get your rest when you can

  3. It's so nice to see an update from you and your family. Congratulations on your new little one!

  4. aww moms are just the best when they visit right?
    we have tons of snow too!

  5. That bot looks so cute, especially in the last picture.

  6. That is so sweet that your mom flew over and is helping out - I'm sure that is just the best having an extra set of hands!
    The pic of D and H looking at each other is so cute.
    'adorable and annoying' understandably! I can't wait for Aria to start talking. I can't imagine it at all.
    So cute that D thought it was his birthday, the look on his face at the last pic is the best. Triumphant excitement!

    Happy birthday too!

  7. How wonderful that you have your mom there to help! And I am dying of the cuteness of D thinking it was his birthday cake!!

  8. Awww, the little brothers are so cute <3! And I bet it was fun watching him around fooling in snow :)! They're precious.


  9. Many best and sweet wishes for M&You!!! Picture of snow is so lovely....I missed it here in Florida:)

  10. Love the pics of your beautiful family! So glad you got to spend time with your mom.
    Have a nice day, Hena!

  11. Lovely family! Very nice blog. I'm a new follower.

  12. Anonymous2/11/2014

    What a happy family!

  13. Sounds like life is great! What fun that your mom is staying with you all for a while!

  14. How nice to have your mom for a while. Happy Birthday! My husband brought me home that same cake last week too. It was more than DELICIOUS! And I understand your conflict with the "why" phase. We're experiencing it right now too. Ugh.

  15. That is definitely a lot of snow, more than we ever get where I'm from. Your little ones are adorable, and thank goodness for your mom so you're getting your rest!

  16. these photos are beautiful and full of love <3
    what about follow each other?
    let me know :)
    have a lovely day <3

  17. That pic of H and D together is just darling!

  18. ugh i'm so over the snow too! and so great your mom is able to stay with you for awhile :)
    -- jackie - jade and oak

  19. Awww I knew he'd be an exceptional big brother. I wish there was snow falling while I type this. Instead I am greeted with smoke haze and humidity! No joke!


  20. It is so nice that your mom is there.

    I remember sledding as a child. It has been years since I have. I used to have so much fun doing it.


  21. Happy Birthday to you and yours! Enjoy your mom's visit!

    I am so tired of this snow too. :(

  22. Love the picture of you guys sledding, so cute and fun!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  23. I love that last picture! So stinkin' adorable!


  24. I love your blog

  25. awww its adorable seeing your boys cuddled up with your mama. im over the snow- ready for sunshine.

  26. it's always so nice to have ur mom in town!!!

  27. God Bless mothers! My mother came to stay with us for a bit after we had our son and it helped SO MUCH

  28. What a lovely family. So jealous of your snow, I'd happily trade you my sunshine, let's swap!

    Krissie x -

  29. Happy birthday, even if a little late! to you and to M!!!!
    I love in Italy, we saw no snowflakes this winter...
    Your little baby is wonderful!!
    You really have an awesome family!
    Hope you had a great Valentine's day!

  30. A happy belated birthday to you! And yes...the snow never seems to end these days.

    Stay warm!

  31. It's adorable that D is being so helpful!

  32. oh my goodness, that precious face!! so adorable :)

  33. Hope you had a great time with your mom and kids dear.



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