Tuesday, June 28, 2016

So Impressed

There are soccer, dance, baseball, and hockey moms but I'm a mother to a budding violinist! 

Last Saturday, J.P had his ensemble competition and finished first in strings ensemble.

Glad he is getting experience playing on stage with other students and performing before so many people. 

I'm very impressed with J.P right now. 

He had to juggle school, air cadets and his violin practice this year. 

And he did it without any hiccups. 

His school report card was outstanding, he developed his vibrato in violin and he's showing initiative and maturity when it comes to his cadets.

And did I tell you he has been playing violin for almost two years?

Two parents commented on his violin performance, saying they appreciated his playing more and said his piece was beautiful - even though he placed second overall. It's wonderful that he's touching people's lives. 

Such a gift! 

I can't tell you how proud I am of my son!

Monday, June 20, 2016

A Birthday/Father's Day Weekend

J.P officially turned 13 on Saturday.

I can't believe he's a teenager!

I now have two teens in my household!

We surprised him with a Captain America lanyard and Avengers t-shirt. His reaction was priceless! We're glad he loved his birthday gift.

We couldn't throw him a party because of the busy weekend we had. A 6oth birthday lunch on hubby's side of the family and J.P's recital at the New Conservatory of Music Festival.

We wanted him to practice and have a relaxing evening at home before his recital the next day.

So we ordered pizza and J.P had his practice time.

Yesterday, he performed, "Sad Romance" for his violin solo. I've heard him play this song many times before but I was touched with his performance. It's so beautiful with piano.

He placed second in the Junior violin category.

Well done, J.P!

What a wonderful Father's Day gift too!

You made us so proud!

He had a great birthday weekend!

Monday, June 13, 2016

The Story of My Life

"Mom, I can't find my game. Do you know where it is?"

"Ma, my dress pants are too long. Can you hem it?"

I start to hem pants until hubby comes down the stairs to ask, "Can I use your laptop?"

Mr. O is the worst of them.

He's constantly asking me to do things for him when I'm already busy with something else.

It feels like question period at the House of Commons.

It drives me crazy.

I feel so overwhelmed.


I am personal assistant to the nearest, and dearest to my heart.


I'm beginning to think that their world will quickly fall apart when I'm not around.

Hubby says I keep their daily schedules running smoothly.

Is that so?

Oh, if they only knew... the story of my life!


I need a drink!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Ready to Return

Hello there! I'm back.

I know.

Where have I been?

Good question.

Life has a way of pulling you in different directions.

In my last post, I said I changed my lifestyle and I became more physically active.

These days, I have more time for myself. I walk, workout and do yoga. I've also taken up hula.

Motherhood is still my pride and joy - I can't believe my boys are taller than me! Sigh.

A.R.is a typical teenager and J.P is a almost a teen.

Where did the time go?

I think I'm ready to return and share my adventures again.

I hope you'll follow along.