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Our Planes: Fire & Rescue Adventure

I was recently approached by Disney Canada about becoming a mom ambassador for their Disney Baby brand. I wasn’t sure at first. After all this is a blog about me, my life, my fitness/running etc. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized that although this blog is about me, a huge part of me is related to my kids and even though you don’t see much of them in pictures (a purposeful decision on the part of my husband and I), you definitely hear about their adventures.

So I happily signed on a couple of weeks ago and was really happy to receive a gift for the baby in the mail a couple of short weeks later. We love Disney in our house and getting a care package for 3.0 from Disney was pretty awesome. He/she may not appreciate it too much at first but I certainly do.

Some much needed supplies for Baby!

Some much needed supplies for Baby!

This past week, Disney offered me the chance to take my family to see the new Planes movie, Planes: Fire & Rescue at an exclusive preview showing. Timing-wise, it didn’t work for Mr. O. to go but Fit Boy was beyond excited to go on a date with his Mama to the movie theatre. This would be his first time going and he was pumped for this new experience.

Admittedly, I was a bit nervous for him. He has issues with noise and overstimulation and though they’ve gotten markedly better as he’s gotten older, he still gets overwhelmed pretty easily, especially when the experience is new to him. We talked it over and decided that we’d bring his headphones and make the most of our date. If he wasn’t comfortable or got scared, we could leave at any time.

Once we arrived and got our tickets and sat down, he was mesmerized by the whole movie theatre experience. Once we realized that the movie was 3D (a first for both of us), he was less sure but we decided to stick to our original plan and make the most of it.

3D hotness right here.

3D hotness right here.

Mom and kid glasses. We rocked ourselves out.

Mom and kid glasses. We rocked ourselves out.

The first little bit of the movie and previews, I could see him tensing up and getting really uneasy. We put on his headphones and he assured me that he was ok and wanted to stay and watch more of the movie. The movie was pretty cute and though there were some scary parts that he didn’t like and a longer scene toward the end of the movie, he came and sat on my lap but he watched the whole movie, mouth hanging open in awe at a lot of it, and at the end, gave me a big smile and said he liked it.

*Cue sigh of relief *

Since then, he’s been proudly walking around with his ticket stub from the show reliving his adventure. It’s been awesome to experience these seemingly simple pleasures through the eyes of my sweet 4 year old boy. I don’t think there is possibly a better way to experience life than through the eyes of our kids.

Thanks Disney Canada! I’m looking forward to more adventures in the months to come!

Mayhem Monday: Milestones, Giveaways and Summer Fun

It’s official, I’m in the home stretch of this pregnancy! Yihaw! I’m not 28 weeks and have been asked several times if I’m due in the next couple. Sadly…no. I have 3 months to go and you don’t need to point out that I’m big. I know. I see myself and carry this load aroundContinue Reading

Restless Leg Syndrome and Pregnancy

If you’ve ever had a conversation about pregnancy with me, you know that it’s not a fond topic of conversation for me. Truth be told, I dislike pregnancy very, very much. I don’t enjoy it. At all. But not for the reasons you may be thinking. Sure, the weight gain is tough and losing theContinue Reading

The Post Where Life Gets Real

This is it. The day I’ve been dreading for the last 54 weeks. The end of my maternity leave. Starting Monday morning, I will be part of the working world. I will be shuttling my boys to daycare and then battling traffic to get to work. The second I drop them off, I will beContinue Reading

Baby O: 9 Months Later

I can’t believe it. My baby is now 9 months old. In just 3 months, I’ll have both a 3 year old and a 1 year old. A toddler and a preschooler. Someone hold me. It’s all going too fast. It seems like every day is filled with new milestones. Baby O had great promiseContinue Reading

Watching my Baby Grow up Before my Eyes

As Baby O approaches his 9-month birthday, I’m struck with the reality that my baby is closer to being a toddler than a newborn now. I have no idea where these last 9 months have gone. Given the number of sleepless nights and days when I didn’t think I was going to survive until bedtimeContinue Reading

A Year of Firsts- A Cheerios Milestone

The first year in a baby’s life is nothing short of a whirlwind. As a parent with two little ones, I can barely keep up with all these milestones! As much as we try to savour each and every moment, they seem to fly past us and before we can catch it, we’re celebrating moreContinue Reading

Motivation Monday: New Beginnings

I am happy to officially announce that Fit Baby has FINALLY arrived. Mr. O was born last Sunday and came in at 8 lbs, 14 ozs, 22″ long and 13 days overdue. In spite of all the drama and tears leading up to his arrival, I couldn’t be happier that he’s here, he’s healthy andContinue Reading

Dance Fit Boy Dance!

This is how Fit Boy keeps such a trim figure.

Warning: Naked Tuba Player on the Loose

Today we had a bit of a breakthrough… I’ve been extremely frustrated and down the past few days because it seems as though A.’s daytime sleep habits have been progressively getting worse, which translates to him crying even more because he’s so incredibly tired all day long. I’ve been bringing him into bed with meContinue Reading