Friday, October 28, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Eleven Months.

That's almost a year. Whoa.
I remember bringing you home in your little brown bear suit like it was yesterday.

You are still SO cute.  It totally astounds me.  However, I may be biased ; )

You took you first steps!
It happened on saturday in the kitchen.  
I cheered and you smiled your little smile, like it was no big,
just another day around the bay...

You are so much fun these days, it's outrageous.
I tickle you and you giggle, I laugh and you laugh too.
We spend our days playing and cracking up.
I love it.

Your smile can still take my breath away.
You give the girls your sweet slobbery kisses, but not so much the guys.
Seem's you are already a man's man.

You finally got more teeth! 
142 days after your two bottom teeth showed up, your third made it's debut,
shortly followed by your fourth.  And i think the fifth is there too, but you won't let me look.
Even though you don't have much in the teeth department your favourite food is steak,
must be the Albertan in you : )

Your dad and i always talk about waking you up at night because we miss you.
( not that we ever would, but still )
 We watch our videos and photos of you on the tv instead.
Like, all the time.  You're that cute.  Or maybe we're that weird.
Probably both.

Every day that passes makes you one day less a baby.
you wake each nap older, and every breath brings you closer to a little boy.
And while i cannot wait to meet the boy you'll be,
I so do love the baby that you are.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday Madness

I have to confess, i didn't even take this picture.
We have the lovely and uber talented Dr. Nails to thank today,
and i think it's pretty neat:  

In other news...
We had an amazing weekend, hitting the pumpkin patch, corn maze, and farmer's market.
The weather was beautiful, the scenery stunning and the company exceptional!
I'll post more about this later this week, i just have a ton of photos to go through...
Someone remind me why i take so many pictures?
 oh right, i live for it like it a bunch : )

Hope you all had a sunny fall weekend!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Who will stop the rain?

In Nova Scotia, when it decides to rain it RAINS.
The past few weeks we have had a few days where it literally comes down from the sky in sheets.
Today it's been like a wall of water at times,
and the fog is lurking out in the bay, clinging to the top of the island.

On the bright side, at least it makes for some pretty neat pics : )

Definitely a day to spend curled up with a good book baby...

on the other bright side, it's supposed to be a nice sunny weekend,
and when the sun decides to shine in Nova Scotia,

Showing off @ and then she snapped
& this or that

And entering #1 in the Photo of the Week contest

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Artsy is NOT fartsy v.6

AKA - crap i've made.

Sigh. Somedays i almost feel like re-naming this feature.
Maybe not this time though, i actually kinda like this one, and am thinking of similar things i can do.
But just wait to see what i have in store for you next time....
{ Someone should seriously take away my scissors, i might hurt someone : }

Beach Glass + a Cheap Frame + White Paper


AHA!  Artsy is NOT fartsy indeed!

Happy Wednesday : )

Monday, October 17, 2011

Short Sleeves & Sunnies

In October?  Yes Please!


And nobody, i mean nobody, looks better in a sweater vest ; )

Friday, October 14, 2011

Afternoons with Jake

The Little and i spend a lot of time together, and we have a ton of fun lately.
He's at the point where he can play back, if that makes any sense,
and we have been known to collapse into fits of hysteria on the living room floor.
These giggles are usually inspired by the simplest of things, 
like him poking me in the eye (hilarious) or me trying to catch the offending finger before it does any
 permanent damage to my retina, or at the very least destroy my carefully applied mascara.
This is funny every single time. for him.
The sound of his laughter is what does me in, and i have to laugh back : }

we laugh we play we love all day

Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Costco Gods Have Spoken

For some reason every time i go to costco i am inexplicably drawn into the produce fridge.
It's like a black hole or a tractor beam or some star-trekkie thing like that,
and i simply can't escape it's magnetic pull, even though i know it may compromise my mission.
( i spent a lot of time watching captain kirk's shenanigans in my youth, thanks dad : )
and every. single. time.  i buy these monstrous bags of fresh produce.

I simply cannot help myself. 
I am terribly cheap ( thanks again dad ) and i cannot walk away from a deal.
5 heads of romaine lettuce for 4 bucks? sold!
3 pints of raspberries for $5? done! 

 After a costco run we eat mushrooms every day for a week
and my mouth burns as i attempt to eat an entire pineapple by myself before it goes bad.
Lawrdy lawrdy please make it stop!
I am slowly discovering a solution however, one ingredient at a time.

So the next time costco gives you zucchini....

...make zucchini muffins!

{ recipe here }

My father would be so proud ( hi dad! )
Now if only i could figure out what to do with that jumbo-sized container of spinach : )

Monday, October 10, 2011


Gracious and Grateful

i am thankful for friends and family and the food we share,
for a child who only sometimes takes naps but almost always smiles,
for homemade chocolate chip oatmeal cookies dunked in milk,
and for a dude who mows the lawn for me 
because he knows i like looking at the lines in the grass.

happy thanksgiving!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Favorite Friday

A Photo Edition

My favorite photos from this week:

Have a Great Weekend!

Entering #2 (it's so hard to pick!) in this Photo of the Week contest
and THIS one too!