Monday, September 14, 2009

I know ... I know ...

I'm bad ... I need to update the site but we've been so busy enjoying summer ... I just haven't had the time to sit down and update you all. As most of you know, I've started a photography business so I've been busy building my portfolio and launching my website. But I promise to update this as soon as things settle down!

Love, Robyn and her double J's xoxo


Me and the boys at Springridge Farm

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I couldn't resist ...


I couldn't resist -- more pics of Dave! Yum!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Depeche Mode Baby!



OK so this blog is normally dedicated to the life and times of my beautiful baby boys, but today, I'm making an exception to that rule. Last night, Wesley and I went out alone. Without the boys. I mean, we really went out without the boys. All night long. A true date night. Ending with pizza at 200am! And when we woke up, we were still alone. In silence, having slept til 1000am. Pure bliss!

Dave Gahan ... yummalicious!

We drove the boys to spend the night at their grandparents house, while we partied at the Depeche Mode concert. DM launched their North American concert in Toronto and we had fifth row centre!! You have no idea how excited I was to see them again! DM has always been one of my favourite bands (and it doesn't hurt that I still have a boycrush on Martin Gore and Dave Gahan). They totally lived up to my expectations! I met up with some friends and fellow Moders that I haven't seen in ages. We drank, sang and danced to our favourite Depeche tunes, making it one of the best nights I've had in a really long time!

A very silvery Mmmmartin Gore!

We're not excited? Nope ... not at all! ;)

With fellow moders - Emily, Jessica, and Lindsay
More fellow Moders & Limelighters - Bill, Lindsay, and Jody :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Messy!


Do I have anything on my face? At least we don't have problems feeding this little tyke anymore (as long as he's feeding himself)! :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Completely beautiful ...


Completely priceless ...

Monday, July 6, 2009

A Swingin' Good Time!


One of the boys favourite things to do when it's hot out!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fun in the Sun :)


Jackson enjoying his swim with Uncle Shannon

The boys got to swim in Noni and Papa's pool for the first time this weekend. It was so cold ... but the boys loved it. And when I say "boys", I mean Wesley and Jackson. Jackson just loved being in the water ... swirling around, splashing everyone. Jameson, on the other hand, hated it. He cried. A lot. It was pretty sad and cute, all at the same time! The next day, we put the boys on the grass, gave them a bowl of water, a couple toys, and let them go to town. Who knew a simple bowl and some water would provide squeals of delight!


Poor Jameson

Daddy splashing the boys!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Rain Rain Go Away!

I hate rain. Hate it. It ruins everything! Stupid. I'm just sayin ...

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Summer Lovin'



So, I got a new 50mm f1.4 lens for my Pentax K200D and I love it! Did I mention that I LOVE it? It's a great portrait lens and it also takes amazing images up close with the creamiest bokeh I've ever seen! Here are a few pics that we took on Saturday when we went to the Burlington Waterfront for a belated Father's Day outing.

Happy Fathers Day Wesley!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

How do you spell TROUBLE?

If this doesn't spell trouble, I don't know what does!


If I don't make it as a doctor, I can always join Cirque de Soleil ...


... and I could be a garbage man!

Would you like some hot water Mum?


Oh, was I not supposed to touch the blinds?

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A Taste of the Tropics!


Their beautiful birthday cake made by my talented friend Louise

If you were looking for a Hawaiian First Birthday Luau, look no further! We threw the boys one heck of a party! We got into our best tropical outfits, decorated the house with palm trees and lei's, and ate the biggest Hawaiian feast we've ever had! Ever! It was such a fun day and we were so happy to share it with our closest family and friends!


Sitting in their tropical oasis (remote in hand)

The boys had the most fun eating their birthday cake. Two birthday cakes in a week! I know what you must be thinking ... yes, they were spoiled rotten (and I was a busy mama making their cakes and icing from scratch), but you only turn 1 once, right?!! And man, did they ever crash after all that sugar!


The boys enjoying their birthday cake (check out Jameson)


Happy First Birthday Boys!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

One Year Ago Today

It was one year ago today that we experienced one of the best moments we'll ever have in our lives. I can't believe that it was a year ago today that our two beautiful boys were born. They were so tiny. So beautiful. So sleepy!!! Oh, I miss those days! We were so sleep deprived, feeding them round the clock. And we didn't know what we were doing at first, but we didn't care. We knew we were taking extra special care of our precious boys. We were so in love. Our twin miracles ...


We're in the same spot that I sat with the boys who were only 32 weeks at the time

We've savoured the past. We cherished our babies and held them tight. But now, it's time to let them go - just a little. To hold their hands as they learn to walk. To let them explore and thrive as little boys. Our boys aren't wee babies anymore. They're developing their own little personalities, which is so amazing to see, but they'll always be my babies, no matter what. And I'll always love them more than life itself.


Is it even possible to be this cute? Apparently so!

Happy Birthday Jackson & Jameson!


This is just a taste of what's to come ... literally!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Goodbye

It's never easy to say goodbye to someone you love. We will miss you Big Noni! May you rest in peace.

Photo taken in July 2008. The boys were 5 weeks old.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Grrrrrr!

I'm so bloody tired .... 500am wakeups suck!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Happy Birthday Thomas!


Paul & Jess with their birthday boy

The boys and I celebrated Thomas' first birthday party today! We had a blast! It was the first time I've been out with them alone since moving them into "big boy" seats. Thankfully, Paul was able to help me bring one of them inside. It's not easy having two babies who can't walk yet.


Iva "DeDiva", baby whisperer & mama's saviour

The boys had so much fun playing with the other babies who were invited and with all the toys that were at their disposal, like the stereo, the remote control, and the fridge. And did they ever make themselves at home once they caught sight of Thomas' fridge garage. They didn't fight. Nope. Not at all. Not my sweet innocent boys! ;) All in all, they were well behaved and handled the crowd of people who wanted to say hi (and touch their hair) with grace! They even acquired a couple girlfriends by the end of the day. Jackson stole Elina's toy and shoved it in his mouth. Jameson pulled Annie's hair. If that ain't love, I don't know what is! Wes joined us for the last hour of the party, just in time for the birthday cake! Unfortunately, he missed us singing "Happy Birthday" to Thomas ... three times (don't ask). Then we headed home to feed the boys and put them down for their nap. They slept for 2 hours, so the party must have pooped them out! Why can't they nap like that every day!


The Russells & Fourniers, Party of 7

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Calling Moon and Moon

I am finally starting to feel like myself again. Having a baby, let alone twins, can really mess with your head. Your body changes significantly. People look at me as a mother first. Not a woman. And that's sometimes hard for me to swallow.

But I'm finally starting to feel like ME again. My pre preg clothes are now falling off my backside, which is so exciting! I was able to get a pair of jeans off that I haven't worn in a couple years with it buttoned and zipped up (you don't wanna know hahah). Oh and I bought a summer dress from H&M the other day for my ridiculously skinny sister, only to find out that the dress fit me just as well. It's about effin time!


I almost forgot to mention my stalker. I was out by myself and this random guy told me that I was "very lucky" and walked off. I have no idea what he was talking about, but it made me feel good in a creepy kinda way! Anyway, the point of this rant is that I've realised that I can still have the life I once had. I can still feel good. I just need to make the effort to get out there and enjoy life and the people in it, while appreciating what I have in front of me!

Robyn x

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

True Mama's Boys



The boys love to follow me around. They flock to me like I'm some magical creature. It's amazing! But they tend to gang up on me too, one hanging off each leg. Right now, our kitchen is the new "peach pit" and they love playing with the "jukebox" (aka the fridge farm). They love taking all the magnets off the fridge and throwing them on the floor. Then they laugh. And then I clean up after them. And then they laugh. At me. Where is the justice!?

My sad attempt at brushing Jackson's hair straight!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Get Me Outta Here!


Believe it or not, the boys were super excited to pose for another month of guitar pics ..................... NOT! It goes without saying that they were absolutely petrified to be in Daddy's guitar case. They cried and cried (and cried some more), so we took our pictures quickly and called it a day. Next month is going to be pitiful!

Taking Over The Family Business!


The boys were proud to wear their Daddy's logo on their onesies! Jameson looks like an absolute doll. So happy. Posing in Daddy's guitar case for their 11 month photos ... not so much!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil


Seriously, the boys look like they're plotting something quite sneaky. The looks on their faces just says it all!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Just Leave Me Alone!


Mmmm this bed is way better than mine!

We got terribly sick over the long weekend. I don't know exactly what we caught but I wouldn't wish it upon my worst enemy (not that I have one but you know what I mean)! We tried our best not to get the boys sick. Both our parents came down to care for us and the boys while we recovered, but on Sunday, Jameson started showing signs of letargy and then bam .... barf central! Jackson followed suit on Monday.


All I need is a pillow and the remote and I'll be just fine!

Being barfed on ... well, that was a new experience for me! And the following week was the week from hell. Wes and I weren't back to normal yet. We were barely eating and were totally burnt out. We felt lousy but we needed to be strong for the boys. They were troopers. They didn't eat much. They slept a lot. And they were cranky on and off. But so began the love affair with our pillows ... it was the only thing they wanted! The good news is that I lost 7 pounds (wait, isn't that a movie???) and am now officially back to my pre pregnancy weight! Hooray for vomit! :)

Friday, May 15, 2009

A Little About Me

So ... I started this blog well over a year ago and realised that I have yet to really introduce myself to you, so it's only fitting that I provide a little background on ME so here goes.

My name is Robyn. I'm a shopaholic and have been known to be extremely undomesticated as I'm sure you are well aware of by now. I'm a musician by day and writer by night. I'm a true insomniac. I like being in front of the camera, as well as behind it. I was classically trained in piano, but my true passion has always been my voice. I went to University. I partied. I travelled. I loved
. I lost. I broke hearts, including my own. And I did it all and with no regrets.

I am a flirt by design and I love to laugh. I am too social for my own good. I'm chatty. I'm witty. Some may say I'm gullible. Oh, and I'm super sarcastic. I believe people come into my life for a reason (even if they leave just as quickly as they came). I believe in colours and vibes. I believe in best friends and soul mates. If you're reading this, there's a reason why you're in my life, and for that, I am grateful to you.

I wear my heart on my sleeve. I believe that crying is cathartic. I often want what I cannot have, but it doesn't stop me from trying. I aim to please others, but I'm learning now that the only person I need to please is myself. I have an abundance of love to give and I'm learning to live each day like it's your last. I have a very vivid imagination. I can be a very good girl and a very bad
girl, all at the same time. Oh, if you only knew ...

So, in a nutshell, my blog focuses on my life and the things that inspire
me to share my thoughts with you in this manner. Welcome aboard, thanks for reading, and enjoy the ride! :)

Robyn x


It's another world when you're behind the lens

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Let's Launder ...


Oh Jameson ... always getting himself into trouble! This time, with the clean clothes hamper! He was having so much fun in there. I didn't want to steal his thunder so I left him in there to giggle. That is, until he started trying for a poop and when that happens, all hell breaks loose! Poor little guy!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Schmothers Day

Nothing says Mothers Day like a good ol fashioned oven fire to start off the morning! The dough for the breakfast buns Wesley bought ended up rising too quickly, so he thought it was best to make them before we turned in. But all the butter and sugar that he used to make them extra yummy ended up leaking onto the oven floor, causing our oven to smoke like a crazy biatch. We opened all the windows and doors and tried frantically to air out the house. Man ... that really sucked! But Wesley redeemed himself later that morning. I had breakfast and mimosa's in bed, followed by homemade cards from the boys, a beautiful lunch that turned into dinner, and overall, a carefree day of lazing around the house while Wes looked after the boys. It was perfect! My first Mothers Day ..... I could get used to this! ;)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Rebel Yell

The boys can now pull themselves to standing and they love doing it in their crib. Oy veh! This has changed our bedtime routine drastically. Their newfound freedom means that they spend time laughing and jumping in their cribs, rather than winding down for bed. Tonight, Jackson would not listen to me. I kept putting him down and he'd quickly grab onto the rails and pull himself back up to standing. And then he'd laugh at me. Yup ... my life!


Go to bed!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

You're In Trouble Mister!


This post needs no words ...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Naps Suck!


The boys usually wake up fairly groggy from their naps. And if I'm alone, and they wake up at the same time, they are both left crying for a couple minutes until I can get them both settled. But on this particular morning, they decided to comfort each other. How sweet ... in a sad kinda pathetic way.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lap Dance ...


Jameson got too close to Jackson, and when he fell, he fell right on top of his brother. And then they posed for the camera. Yup. My children. Posers. Really? OK, Jameson wasn't terribly thrilled, but Jackson ... well he's such a ham, so it made for a great photo moment! :)