Category Archives: JBear


I interrupt your regular hump day humor with a brief post on cuteness and the simple joys of childhood.

For anyone who has followed this blog, you know that my little JBear (aka Batman, aka Spiderman, aka Two-Face) loves his superheros.


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He actually has a ‘trunk’ that holds most of his superhero disguises (FYI – I got a stern talking to from him the other day for saying costumes….that my friends is a big no no. 😉


Anyway, he has recently added Thor to his repertoire as seen below. Please excuse that Batman shirt and make-shift cape, but this worked in a pinch. 😉


Although I have yet to master the Thor cape (that is in the works), the hubby and I teamed up to make an awesome Thor hammer which is a crucial element in deeming whether or not you are worthy (or as JBear puts it “worly”).

Quick side note for all of you who don’t know what I am talking about…FYI, only Thor is worthy enough to lift his hammer. I gave it my all but apparently I was not worthy and therefore could not lift the mighty hammer.

Here is a super quick run through of how we made it. We got a small box, a wooden stick that fell of a loofah (it was fate) and a lot of duct tape.

Step 1: Stabilize the stick in the box.


Step 2: Add newspaper to further stabilize the stick in the box (yeah, this is pretty technical stuff ;-))


Step 3: Tape the box shut.


Step 4: Duct tape time. Get to work and wrap the entire box in duct tape.


Step 5: Find ‘sacred’ Thor symbol on internet and draw it on hammer using a sharpie.




Step 6: Surprise time!


As you can see, he couldn’t even wait to get out of his Spiderman costume and went straight into Thor character….hence Spider-Thor!!!


Stay tuned for more superhero fun! I sense a riddle in our future 😉

Birthday Bonanza

This past week was a birthday bonanza! We kicked the week off with a birthday party at my mom’s, where JBear got a surprise visit from Superman (aka Uncle Mike) who escorted him to the table where we sang Happy Birthday (loudly), had an impromptu wrapping-paper-ball fight (akin to a snow ball fight), and a lot of laughs. Now I must admit, there was no way to top that, I mean seriously – how can you top having Superman at your birthday…..there is just no way.

Still, we managed to pull off our fair share of Birthday Week surprises. The night before his birthday, JBear and I began the annual tradition of baking of birthday cupcakes for his class. Of course all batter testing and clean-up was handled by the birthday boy himself.

For the superhero touch, I got a pack of stickers (that said “Bang”, “Wow” etc.) and stuck them to tooth picks then inserted them in the cupcakes. It wasn’t a complicated touch but added that little something special that got all the kids ooooing and awwwwing when they saw them and in turn made JBear’s day that much more special.

Next came his pre-birthday surprise…..Batman pajamas. These were just too cool so Jason and I made the executive decision to give them to our little JBear on his birthday-eve. They even had a cape on the back….pajama’s with a cape, how can you beat that?!

But don’t take my word for it, just how cool were they JBear?

Oh yeah – that’s pretty cool!

The next morning we created the birthday wall – this was executed at 5 am (that’s right 5 AM)  as well as a plethora of balloons scattered around the house and porch.

Jason and I woke our sleeping prince by singing Happy Birthday (again very loudly) at the bottom of the stairs. His reaction was priceless, a mix between “what the hell is going on….” and “BALLOONS!!!!”

All in all I think he had a great start to his birthday.

Any fun birthday traditions you do in your home?


It truly doesn’t feel that long ago that I learnt I was pregnant. I remember every call I made to family members and their response, I remember feeling thinking when would I stop looking fat and start looking pregnant, shopping for maternity clothes with my sisters, feeling our little bean’s first kicks, seeing him flaunt that he was a little boy on the ultra-sound, what seemed like endless waiting for him to get here and seeing his perfect little face after 26 hours of labor.

Just look at that head of hair. 🙂

Who would have thought our little bear would grow up so fast. I take heart in the fact that we must be doing something right. He is happy and healthy and growing like a weed.

Happy Birthday my little bear! Mommy and Daddy love you very much.

Stay tuned….more Birthday Week coming up.

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