May 6, 2019

Life Lately: April 2019

May Day! May Day!

Little Miss Cocoa
Hmmm. What new thing did Cocoa do in April? Well, she visited her 5th country - CANADA! I'll tell you a little bit more about the trip below. We've been struggling quite a bit with her sleeping pattern, and I'm really tempted to go back to our Sleep Training again, as I don't think I'm functioning well. I have a lot that I would like to do, but I'm exhausted all the time and frequently fall asleep WHILE putting Cocoa to bed! If she could go to bed as she used to in December, I would have an extra hour to two to sort my life out.

Oh, and she is definitely being a toddler. But follow me to pray for Terrific Twos, not the other T-word. Check out some of my snaps from April.

Game of Thrones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! One of my favorite shows came back, after an almost two-year hiatus. Yes, yes, I'm a huge fan and while I'm glad that it's back, I'm also happy that it's the last season. To be perfectly honest, I have some guilt about watching Game of Thrones. As a Christian, I should be careful about the things I watch and listen to, and GOT is full of violence, sex, bad language and more. You know that passage where Paul talks about knowing what he should do but isn't doing, and what he shouldn't do but is doing... that's the situation here. So I'm basically waiting for the entire series to end, so I can go back to watching mainly wholesome, edifying TV shows :). I know I'm not the only person that feels like this, so please don't judge.

Avengers: EndGame. I took myself out on a solo date to watch Avengers and I loved every single minute of it. When I was back in Nigeria with my husband, we would go to the movies at least two or three times a month. But before I met him, and even as a college student, I enjoyed going to the movie theater by myself. Does anyone else do that? I absolutely loved this movie and in another life, I know I was meant to be Chris Evans' wife, LOL. I definitely want to watch it again.

In my last Life Lately update, I told you that I was looking forward to reading lighter fare, as my emotions were shot after reading a number of heavy books this year. And so I went to Two Night Stands blog to look for suggestions and came up with

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory, which I thoroughly enjoyed! It was such an easy, light book - a total romcom that got me in my feelings. Listen, I read this book and walked around with a cheesy grin on my face the whole time. To love is good o! Especially in the beginning, LOL. The book is about the romance between two people who met in an elevator, and subsequently hook up after attending a wedding together.

My Sister The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite was a very intriguing read for me. I definitely enjoyed the Lagos setting, the story line, and that it was easy to read. Even though the story is not quite believable, I wouldn't mind watching a film adaptation. Fun fact: the author is my sister's friend's sister, so we can pretend she's my friend.

Cocoa and I had our first trip of the year in April! We flew all the way to Calgary in Canada to spend Easter weekend with my longtime friend. I've known him since nursery/primary school, I'm his children's godmother, and he even came to surprise me when Cocoa was born. It was really nice getting away from regular life and having two days to relax. Calgary is a really pretty city - and I could live there, but the cold though! Luckily for us, it wasn't too cold that weekend, but I know Canadian winters can be brutal.

I opted not to go with my camera as I didn't want to check in any luggage. Cocoa was not too bad on the flights (which were about 4 to 4.5 hours long) but I don't know about traveling solo with a toddler again! Thankfully she slept for about an hour each way. We flew WestJet airlines - I'm still giving the side-eye that I had to download their app so I could watch a movie ON MY OWN PHONE since their planes don't have TVs.

We visited the Sky 360 Restaurant downtown, and it was my first time in a rotating restaurant (we have one in Atlanta but I've never been). The restaurant rotates a full 360 degrees every hour, so you're treated to a different view throughout your meal. Eating there also included tickets to the Calgary Tower Observation Deck, which has a glass-bottom portion so you can see straight down 626 feet below. I was scared out of my pretty mind! Like, even watching the video I made still causes anxiety within - my heart, and my body was shaking! Cocoa meanwhile was counting the cars on the ground, LMHO!

For some reason, I can't really remember much from April. I feel like April flew by quickly, and I was really looking forward to our Canada trip, so other things just didn't really register. Again, because I'm also really tired in general, I have not been up to much. May will be a different story though. I'm already exhausted just thinking about all the activities lined up for this summer.

How was April for you? What are you looking forward to?


  1. She is so adorable and why did you put her on that transparent glass, like I am legit afraid.

  2. I really enjoyed reading your updates. Little Miss Cocoa is just so adorable! I don't watch GOT but I remember feeling the same way about Power - lots of explicit sex, killing, drugs and bad language. April was a busy month for me as there were so many birthdays! - husband, two sisters, mother in law and sis in law.

    1. Thanks Madeline! Wow, April was very packed with birthdays for you. The birthdays in our extended family start with 1 in August, 4 in September and 3/4 in October.

  3. I also loved The Wedding Date, it's such a great book. Jasmine also has a second book which is just as great

    1. I couldn't quite get into The Proposal. I hope the audio book will be better for me

  4. Thanks for the twonightstands shout out! If you liked wedding date, you might like her follow up book, The Proposal.

    It wasn't till social media that I realized going to the movies alone is not the norm. I thought it was.


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