elissatoews Sisters reunited today!!! @trishaboese @angfriesen 3d

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elissatoews This mama's about to fly solo tonight ️ using the bathroom without three little ones is exciting enough-- a weekend away??? Off the charts exciting 4d

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elissatoews The kids aren't getting along this afternoon. So I just gave myself a time out in my room 4d
  •   elissatoews They are currently trying to pick the lock of my room... Suddenly they're all about teamwork 4d
  •   lindysiebert Nice play 4d
  •   birchandlily I read once that if your kids are fighting, be really mean and thy will unite against you. They may not like you, but they'll get along. So I am counting this as a parenting win on your part. 4d
  •   elissatoews @birchandlily I've been giving myself timeouts frequently over the past few weeks and it seems to be working-- there's something to that theory!! 4d
  •   cherylwiens Love it! I approve of this technique 4d
  •   cyndytoews Yup. Seems like a good idea. I may have to try this! 4d
  •   anjandthegirls I so do this. .. and I was just thinking....does that mean mine can be 32min then.... because I have not been making mine age appropriate :) 3d

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elissatoews These veggies are about to be turned into the most amazing fall soup... I am obsessed with this one-- roasted tomato butternut squash soup-- ah-mazing!! The kids don't love it, and I don't even care-- I want to eat it all. #didimentionitshealthytoo 5d
  •   angfriesen I think I need the recipe...I have some butternut squash ready to be turned into soup as well! 5d
  •   kristalsawyer Yum! Yes would love the recipe too! 5d
  •   elissatoews @angfriesen @kristalsawyer so easy-- chop up 1 butternut squash, an onion, 3 carrots, 5 tomatoes-- coat with 3-4 tbsp olive oil, lots of minced garlic, a pinch of rosemary and thyme, and salt and pepper. Roast at 425 for about 40 min or until soft and a little charred. Purée with 4 cups chicken or veggie broth and 1/2 c plain Greek yogurt. Add more salt and pepper to taste! 5d
  •   anjandthegirls It is now on a recipe card.... and on the menu :) 5d

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elissatoews Rainy day field trip with these two!! 5d
  •   fothda And I love those two! Emerson is beginning to look so grown-up. 5d

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elissatoews All elephant. All morning. #welcometosawyerland 6d

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elissatoews The bike helmet. All morning. I feel like it should a permanent regulation for him-- already saved his noggin at least one today with all his shenanigans!! #welcometosawyerland 1w

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elissatoews She was onto something (see previous post) these are the most delicious pumpkin chocolate chip muffins of the season-- even after I health-ified the recipe #allpumpkinallthetime #atleastforthisweekend 1w
  •   bean1979 Recipe please...I need me some HEALTHY alternatives over here! 1w
  •   jrwitt Me too. 1w
  •   elissatoews @bean1979 @jrwitt google "insanely delicious pumpkin chocolate muffins" I adapted that recipe-- replaced half the white flour with oat flour (just put instant oats in my coffee grinder), replaced half veg oil with coconut oil and replaced half the white sugar with coconut sugar. Oh and I used almond milk instead of dairy-- of course! I think the molasses added a great flavour!! And nice that the recipe doesn't call for eggs so I didn't have to mess with that ingredient too 1w
  •   elissatoews @bean1979 not exactly a "healthy" muffin, but better for you than the original version! 1w
  •   jessica_toews Google stir it up.me blog and then type in pumpkin chocolate chip muffins 1w

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elissatoews I told her she had to wait till the muffins were cool before she could have one. So she decided to take matters into her own hands #ohemerson 1w

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elissatoews Party at uncle & auntie's tonight!! #7littletoewsies #imgoingtofeedthemcandy #lotsofit 1w

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elissatoews This kid. Decided he hated the sandwich I made him for lunch. Ripped it apart and threw it across the kitchen as hard as he could. Proceeded to scream for 10 minutes. Threw 4 massive temper tantrums repeatedly smashing his face against the tray until his nose was bleeding once he realized I wouldn't give him any other food. Then he decided he was hungry and happily ate the mangled sandwich grinning and laughing. #welcometosawyerland #momwonthisround 1w
  •   janfoth Way to hold out, you have a lot of patience. 1w
  •   teamtoews Way to stand your ground momma! I do think you should keep a journal on him as it would make an excellent book one day;) That boy is gonna go somewhere... 1w
  •   jamielcooke Wow 1w
  •   birchandlily Have you seen Rocky IV? Whenever our kids are doing something like this and we have to stand our ground, my husband always quotes Ivan Drago (in a Russian accent): "I must break you." 1w
  •   elissatoews @carleighdavey absolutely!! 1w
  •   elissatoews @birchandlily I love it!!!! 1w
  •   birchandlily Ha ha! Oh good. After I hit "send" I thought, "wow, that could be misconstrued..." 1w

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elissatoews Why I'm not a fan of Tuesday:
A. It's not Friday. B. It's not the day before Friday. C. It's not halfway to Friday. But at least it's not Monday. Right??
2w

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elissatoews He's so cute when he's restrained and cannot run freely destroying everything in his path. Maybe I need a swing inside my house. #sawyersauce 2w
  •   kendradueck Oh do I ever understand!! 2w
  •   lisa_lu_ Haha! Aren't all boys cutest when restrained and unable to destroy? 2w
  •   dignifysj Cute sweater! 2w
  •   tjamesfriesen Just checked out that hashtag. There are others! You should get in touch! 2w

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elissatoews Another morning. Another day. #mustdrinkmorecoffee #stat 2w

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elissatoews Sunday morning. Biking in the front yard with all the neighbourhood kids. Our kids inform the others that their daddy has a rock and roll guitar and suddenly he's in the driveway putting on a concert for the kids Time to wake up Majestic Crescent!! 2w
  •   elissatoews Cute little Avaline: that's really loud Doug: this isn't loud. I can play so loud your ears would hurt. 2w
  •   erkjam Haha! That's awesome. Rock out @doctoews 2w
  •   jrwitt That is awesome! He's the real Guitar Hero 2w
  •   bonnieesau Tell Doug this makes me think back to one thing.... Degrassi live at the Toews house, long, long ago! @erkjam may remember that too! 2w

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elissatoews I just told him it's time to get up. He doesn't believe me. 2w
  •   efwall Oh I wish. Its been a no-nap afternoon at our house. 2w
  •   fothda He certainly doesn't look like one who gets into all kinds of trouble in this picture! 2w

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elissatoews Here you are @andrianne!! Here's what I'm doing right now... Curling up on the basement rec room couch with my favourite peeps trying to ignore the horrific mess of Lego all over the floor alright I'm tagging @erkjam @jrwitt @efwall and @juliewarkentin... What are you doing right now?? #widn 3w
  •   jessica_toews Troubbbbbbbbble especially that big guy in the middle 2w

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elissatoews They're not beating each other. #progress 3w
  •   erkjam A little time apart is doing them some good it looks like 3w

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elissatoews One minute he's on the table, the next minute he's trying to turn on the stove, then he's in the oven, suddenly he's running around the house with two huge frying pans, then he's playing in the garbage, then with sharp knives, then I discover my new phone's been thrown into a sink of water, next I catch him running in the street in front of our house, and suddenly he's splashing in the toilet with my makeup brushes. Not even joking. He gets into trouble every 2 seconds. #adayinthelifeofsawyer #momistired #whyistoppedblogging 3w
  •   cyndytoews Oh my goodness!!!! That sounds just a lil busy!!! 3w
  •   janfoth OH MY 3w
  •   jamielcooke Oh dude!... 3w
  •   bean1979 WHOA this little dude is exhausting....must be a sign of a future driven successful man one day?! 3w
  •   lrhyme I can completely relate. Exhausting. 3w
  •   bonnieesau You're making me pray a little harder for a girl for babe #3 3w
  •   kelsielynnh I'm right there with you. How do they have endless energy? 3w
  •   lisa_lu_ #whyistoppedblogging lol I feel like you adopted a toddler! Been following the blog for so long and just discovered your IG account! 2w

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