Tiny Happy Tuesday: 21

Yesterday I had a terrible day. The kind of day where everything goes so pear-shaped that it's actually kind of comical. Today was shaping up to be similarly frustrating until my parents swooped in to save the day. I want to dedicate this Tiny Happy Tuesday to them.

What is Tiny Happy Tuesday?

Tiny Happy Tuesday is a prompt to stop, drop, and think of all the good stuff (no matter how minuscule) that adds up to one wonderful life. 

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  • Poppy came down with a high fever while at daycare. I got the call just a few short hours after I arrived at work. Shawn's out of town and I really couldn't miss work today. My parents dropped everything to take my poor Pops home and take care of her all day.
  • While taking care of my sick baby, they also cleaned my kitchen and made me homemade lasagne for dinner. 
  • Throughout the day they texted me pictures of Poppy and Grady playing, reading, and having a great time. I was able to focus on work without worrying about my babies or my parents. 
  • They're coming back to help tomorrow! You guys. My parents are amazing. Sometimes life feels chaotic and unmanageable but it's never completely overwhelming because I know I can always call in the big guns. 

What's making you happy this week? Want to join me? I'd love for you to grab my graphic and join the Facebook group, and share in the fun (don't forget to use the hashtag: #TinyHappyTuesday so I can follow along!).

Tiny Happy Tuesday: 20

What is Tiny Happy Tuesday?

Tiny Happy Tuesday is a prompt to stop, drop, and think of all the good stuff (no matter how minuscule) that adds up to one wonderful life. 

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  • I got to hold a baby on the weekend. A new baby. A freshie. Younger than a week old. He was delicious.
  • Today I was having a high-anxiety, low-patience day and I was given opportunity after opportunity to acknowledge that I'm surrounded by excellent people, and that anxiety doesn't equal weakness. 
  • My siblings are all sorts of wonderful and don't make me feel dumb when I ask them to explain stuff to me. 
  • Grady's utter lack of a filter is both hilarious and soul-crushing. ("I'm sorry I don't want to hang out with you, Mommy. It's just that Daddy's fun and you're kind of boring.")
  • Poppy is smitten with Grady's Lego Darth Vader clock and it's hilarious. She carries him around and gives him hugs and cuddles.
  • Shawn's oldest friends from back home were in town this weekend and they came over with their amazing kids. I've met them two times in real life but I love them and I want them to be my friends and they don't make me feel awkward or lame for saying stuff like that. 

Want to join me? I'd love for you to grab my graphic and join the Facebook group, and share in the fun (don't forget to use the hashtag: #TinyHappyTuesday so I can follow along!).

Tiny Happy Tuesday: 19

It's Tiny Happy Tuesday on a Wednesday! Don't @ me. 

What is Tiny Happy Tuesday?

Tiny Happy Tuesday is a prompt to stop, drop, and think of all the good stuff (no matter how minuscule) that adds up to one wonderful life. 

  • I've made quite a few bloggy friends over the last decade (I KNOW) of blogging. Some of my closest friends are people I've never met in person before, or people I met online first and went on to meet in real life later. Over the last week, I've witnessed the beauty of online friendships, and what can happen when a group of women band together to support one of their own. Feelings fell out my eye holes a lot this week is what I'm saying. 
  • I've had the opportunity to celebrate my friends a lot lately. New families, new jobs, baby stuff, travel stuff, big dreams, big goals - my friends are killing it and I'm so happy to be cheering them on from the sidelines. 
  • Since Poppy was a tiny, furious newborn, we've had a special song for her to soothe the rage. It's called "Poppy Doodle" and is sung to the tune of "Oh My Darling Clementine" ("Poppy Doodle, Poppy Doodle, Poppy Doodle, Doodle Bug, Poppy Doodle, Poppy Doodle, Poppy Doodle, Doodle Bug." Look, we're not trying to win a Grammy Award over here, we're trying to single something soothing and repetitive to make the tiny one stop yelling at us.) Anyway. Lately Poppy has started singing "Poppy Doodle" except it comes out sound like "Hot Potato" or sometimes "Hoppy Doo Doo" and you guys, it's disgustingly twee. You've never seen anything cuter. Trust me.

Want to join me? I'd love for you to grab my graphic and join the Facebook group, and share in the fun (don't forget to use the hashtag: #TinyHappyTuesday so I can follow along!).

Tiny Happy Tuesday: 18

What is Tiny Happy Tuesday?

Tiny Happy Tuesday is a prompt to stop, drop, and think of all the good stuff (no matter how minuscule) that adds up to one wonderful life. 

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  • Canadian Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday. This year's celebration was smaller than usual, and we didn't get a chance to see my side of the family (we'll see them in a few days,) but it was still a wonderful day. Great food and spending quality time with the people I love. There's really nothing better.
  • We've had a nice run of sunny weather but the nights are cool enough to warrant flannel pyjamas and mugs of steaming hot herbal tea. I don't care how basic is makes me: I love autumn.
  • I had the opportunity to take the kids to Science World this weekend. Grady is at the perfect age where every exhibit blew his mind. We spent five hours exploring and he went to bed at 6:30 that evening. The only thing that would have made the day even better would be if we didn't do the "exit through the gift shop, whine for all the toys" song and dance. 

Want to join me? I'd love for you to grab my graphic and join the Facebook group, and share in the fun (don't forget to use the hashtag: #TinyHappyTuesday so I can follow along!).