Deep Freeze

I don’t know about you, but I am sick of this freezing cold weather! It surly has put a damper on my activities with the munchkin!

Not that we really are crazy active, but we were getting into a very nice routine going to the gym, and Marshall would have lovely little play dates with his cute little friends. Kills two birds with one stone. I work out, and he tires out! (How nice!)  As if it wasn’t already hard enough getting the motivation to go, this deep freeze were in has made it pretty near impossible. As you know, we don’t drive, so we bus EVERYWHERE or walk. With temps pushing -40, I’ve just totally given up on going outside. Of course, until we need necessities and I have to bundle Marshall up like this in order to go out!

theres a frost bite advisory and we need milk and diapers!

there’s a frost bite advisory and we need milk and diapers!

 (To our surprise, he didn’t even freak out, he just ran around the house roaring to act like he was being scary. It was pretty cute.)

Now what to do with a 1.5 year old who doesn’t want to sit around anymore…

We have been working on our climbing skills, well I should say, Marshall has discovered his climbing skills. I was checking out Facebook and the next thing you know, I hear someone laughing up a storm and running across the couch! I almost lost it, I couldn’t believe  that in a spilt second he got up there! (I think he stood on top of the dog to get on the couch, but he he’s learning.) These lovely skills have just improved and improved!

Last week Marshall and I took an impromptu train ride down to Grimsby to visit my parents. The train ride in itself was an adventure. I really didn’t know what to expect on our train ride down. The last time Marshall was on a train he was three months old, and he cried almost the whole time… Now he’s 16 months, walking, and doesn’t want to sit on mommy whatsoever. This was going to be great… For the first two hours Marshall was pretty good. He was very interested in looking out the window and eating his lunch. We sat in a four seater with two other people and my guide dog Gailanne. It seemed to be going ok. I had thought ahead a bit and loaded Marshall’s favourite cartoons onto my iPhone. Thank goodness for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and Jake and the Neverland pirates.

Mickey Mouse ClubHouse

Mickey Mouse ClubHouse

Jake_and_the_Never_Land_Pirates

Jake and the Neverland Pirates

Thinking back I should have loaded my phone with tons of Wheel of fortune. This little boy loves that show! I don’t understand it, he literally goes into zombie mode when it comes on. Totally enthralled into it, like its brainwashing his poor little mind. I don’t know why he loves it so much, maybe because since I was pregnant with him, we have always sat down as a family and watched it. It must be the rings of the bells and the bright colours that have him so engaged in the show, but man it snaps him out of any nuclear melt down in a jiffy.

(NOTE TO SELF, LOAD PHONE WITH WHEEL OF FORTUNE FOR THE RIDE HOME!)

After a few episodes, he started to get a little grumpy, didn’t really want to sit anymore , more like wanted to climb all over mommy, stand, and scream. So I did what anyone would do and bribed him with some snacks. I literally could feel people stare, but like come on he’s a baby, what else do you want me to do? They cry get over it. I just wanted to scream that at someone, until I heard another baby freak out even worse than mine. I’m not going to lie it felt good not being the only one whose kid was having a melt down.

Now it was time to break out the big guns. We have these awesome Fisher Price apps, we downloaded from the app store, they are interactive and teach numbers , abc’s, and shapes. Marshall just loves them he gets real into it and even dances around to the songs.

If your interested here are the links for them:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/laugh-learn-animal-sounds/id415894286?mt=8

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/laugh-learn-learning-letters/id525811595?mt=8

Well, we finally arrived in Grimsby and my parents’ living room has literally turned into a jungle gym for this little boy.  Soon we’ll be heading back to Ottawa, and we’ll see what that train ride brings!

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HE NEVER STOPS!
Here’s to what this week brings!

Until next time,
Courtney

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Category: Babies & Toddlers, Disney, Family, Food, Kids

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A number of years ago I went blind, and as a result found out I had Multiple Sclerosis. After my diagnosis, I attended a new high school for the visually impaired. That is where I met the love of my life, my husband Dylan. Dylan helped me get through becoming blind and find joy in life again. Shortly after graduating, we moved to Ottawa together and in December of 2011, we were married. A year later we welcomed our beautiful son Marshall to the world. In 2015, after two miscarriages we welcomed our beautiful rainbow baby Charlotte into the world. It hasn't been easy adjusting to being blind and living with M.S on a daily basis , and being a mom of two on top of everything. Life has been... lets say challenging! But oh so worth it!

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  1. Lynda Cook says:

    wow, so very proud of you!!

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    I too am so sick and tired of this cold and snow, want it to be gone already

  3. I was just saying today that I am tired of winter, already. And we are getting more snow tomorrow. Yay! Stopping by from SITS comment love.

  4. kathy downey says:

    2 days of snow here and I had enough already lol

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