Wednesday, November 25, 2015

December Daily 2015 - The Santa Claus Parade

This past weekend we went to the Santa Claus Parade with good friends of ours.  This is the first year Aiden has really understood what a parade is, and was very excited about it, and asked daily 'Is today the day we will go to the parade?!'.  Even Sophia had a fun time sitting on Daddy's shoulders and watching to colourful floats go by.  The only downfall to the evening was that it started to rain - enough so that we ended up having to leave early.  Although disappointed to leave, the kids were happy to get their hot cocoa on the way home, and thankfully didn't realize we had missed out on seeing the Big Guy himself at the end of the parade.  I don't think we will get away with that in the future...haha.

December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

December Daily 2015 - The Hanging of the Lights

And so it begins again!  Another December will soon be upon us, and it is my absolute favourite time of the year.  The magic that Christmas brings to the world is always so wonderful.  People are nicer.  The food is tastier.  The parties last longer.  And the scrapbooking goes next level.  (haha)

I am participating in Ali Edwards December Daily project again this year, and am quite excited about it.  I am almost finished last year's album, and will share those finished pages soon.

Although it isn't December yet, today we completed our first task of the holiday season; hanging the outdoor lights.  Lets face it.  This is Ontario.  It is COLD here in December.  So today's balmy 15° was ideal for taking care of this task without freezing our tushies off.  Aiden 'helped' by handing me cord clips and winding the garland around the railing.  He was pretty disappointed that we wouldn't let him hang from one hand off of the roof to attach the light strands, but you first.... ;)

We will do a test lighting tonight to see how they look, but otherwise they remain off until December 1st.  This is also when we will add our little Christmas trees at the base of the stairs, as well as the inflatable Christmas Mickey and Santa Yoda.  The kids love those.  Looking forward to lighting day!!

December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

WITL Day 4 - Thursday August 20, 2015

Today is all about forgetting to take pictures...

We had a rushed morning as we all woke up late, scrambled for breakfast, and then headed off with the kiddos in tow to the local historical plane museum.  Both love planes and neither had been to this museum before, so we had a lot of fun.  There are a few planes you can climb into, which they LOVED, and in one Soph was at the wheel and Aiden started flipping switches and gears and shouted, 'OK Sophia, I'll get you ready for takeoff!'  Where does he learn these things?

After a quick lunch it was nap time for everyone again while Kris tried to do some work.  This was hindered by the fact that Aiden did not WANT to take a nap, and I was unhelpful because I was already napping.  In the end Kris settled for Aiden relaxing on the couch watching a movie while he finished up what he had to do.

In the evening we went to Nanna and Nonno's house for pizza and wings with our cousins.  We are heading back home in a few days and wanted to share one last meal with them before we left.

After dinner we relaxed around the house, colouring and playing with play doh.  These activities have become a standard this week as it has been so rainy and dreary outside.  Normally we are outside playing.

WITL Day 2 - Tuesday August 18, 2015

Another slow day around here.  Neither Soph nor I are feeling 100% yet so we took it easy.  After a quiet breakfast (thank you Bo on the Go) I headed out to the play place with the kiddos so Kris could do some work.  It was a rainy day so it was JAMMED, but the kids always have a great time and today was no exception.  We even bumped in to a few friends that made the trip that much more fun.

After lunch and naps we did the ever popular 'watching more Paw Patrol' and play time in the living room.  By 3:00 I was wishing I had followed in yesterday's footsteps and joined the kids for nap time, (instead I just went to bed a 7:30).

After yummy taco's for dinner, baths for the kids, and a little pre-bed play time, Soph was off to bed and Aiden hung out with me for a bit playing his 'iPad' (LeapPad) while I hovered between sleep and YouTube attentiveness.  This pregnancy is definitely kicking my butt - must rest now while I can.  Maybe tomorrow will be a better day for pictures.  (haha)

Friday, August 21, 2015

WITL Day 3 - Wesnesday August 19, 2015

After some sitting around in the morning (honestly, this has become our favourite thing these rainy days), I had to work on a Workplace Health and Safety certification that was due for work.  Super fun times.  Kris tried to keep the kids occupied in the living room while I worked in the kitchen, but Sophia knew where I was and kept calling for me.  Eventually it was time for her nap and Aiden came to hang out with me and colour while I finished up my work. 

Next up, lunch - my favourite meal of the days these days.  Kielbasa, cheese, crackers and giardiniera ... mmmmmmm.  Aiden had the same, minus the giardiniera.

Going to get Soph in the morning or after her nap is a favourite part of my day.  She is just so happy to see us when we walk in the room.  She asks for the same things - choochies and fishies...haha.  She lays in bed and watches the fishes (a projection on the ceiling) while I change her.  Cuteness. 

Afternoon snacks, cute little toes, and more lazing around.

While Sophia was napping Aiden made himself a crown, and also made one for Soph.

In the afternoon Aiden 'read' a lego book and built the two toys in the book by himself.  Kris and I were quite impressed.

In the evening we went for dinner with Grama and Grampa and Uncle Paul (delish), and then I headed off to a SweetLegs party while Kris watched the kids.  I bought three pairs of leggings.  So unnecessary.  While I was gone Aiden spent his time drawing with Kris.  He is starting to get so creative.  Love it.

Monday, August 17, 2015

WITL Day 1 - Monday August 17, 2015

Started the day with kiddos sleeping in - bonus. Kris woke up with the kids and I joined shortly after for breakfast. Sophia is feeling a bit ill so we had a chill morning of playing in the livingroom and watching Paw Patrol (her fave). After she went to sleep Aiden played with bubble wrap (apparently this is still as fun as I remembered it to be) and we watched Tinkerbell and the Lost Treasure.

Next up, naps for Mommy and Aiden as well. I was not feeling great today, so ended up napping longer than both kids (bliss) and we spent the rest of the day doing lazy activities like colouring and watching tv. Probably too much tv, but thats ok. 

Aiden drew this picture and wrote his Daddy's name (looking off of where Kris had written it out for him). 

All in all, a slow and lazy day. Just what we needed today. ��

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

A New Obsession

It has taken over my free time.  I have been back into this hobby for several months now, and am excited to start sharing my creations here!  I am by no means an expert, have oodles to learn, and can only sometimes read a pattern (ha!), but I am sure am having fun as I go!

What I'm Currently Working On:

My first Ripple Blanket!  This has been both a fun and trying project.  The stitches and pattern themselves are very simple once you get the pattern down, however due to the size of the project it is quite time consuming.  My current status is shown at the bottom - about one third done the full size of the blanket.  I will post the final project when I am done!

Before beginning this project I read THESE TIPS
I also watched THIS VIDEO to see the building of the project in action.

I Am Using
Yarn - Red Heart Soft in Seafoam, Teal, Light Grey Heather, Guacamole, Dark Leaf
Hook - I/9 5.50mm

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Sunday, December 28, 2014

December Daily - December 22nd Words & Photos

Despite Aiden still being sick, we started off our trip home with some fun.  This afternoon we headed to a local skating rink for some ice time with family and friends (we left Phea at home with my mom).  We had to make a quick trip to Canadian Tire to buy some new skates for me, and get all of our skates sharpened (bad idea - never get your skates sharpened by a machine!), and then it was off the rink.  Aiden had fun learning how to skate with Daddy, and Mommy had fun trying to remember!  haha!!

In the evening we got a bunch of family together to take pictures for my Nanna for Christmas.  This did NOT go as planned.  Most of the babies were miserable (tired, hungry, someone looked at them, someone didn't look at them, ... etc) and so this ended up just being a gathering for a good time.  We did manage to get a few ok pictures of our kids and family though.

After this we dropped our kids off with my parents and headed out for some appetizers and drinks with a few friends.  A jam packed day of fun!

Saturday, December 27, 2014

December Daily - December 21st Words & Photos

Today was spent driving home to be with our families for Christmas.  Despite Aiden being sick and us getting off to a late start, we made record time for the trip!  Aiden passed the time watching various movies and tv shows on the iPad (thank God for that thing, seriously), Phea was great playing with a few toys and taking two long naps, and I crocheted.  We had a fantastic dinner waiting for us when we got home prepped by Marc and Amy - salmon, scallops, mashed potatoes, rapini and salad.  Soooooo delish.  Great start to our holidays at home!

My scarf is going to be a Mickey Mouse scarf, based on this scarf I found on Pinterest (sold on Etsy).  I think I am going to change the bottom fringe to a yellow band though - we shall see!

December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.

December Daily - December 18th Words & Photos

Another day relaxing and visiting with family.  Kris started his holidays today so he went out to do some Christmas shopping.  We also took the new babe's Christmas photo so his parents can send out their Christmas cards with a cute little babe's picture inside.

Today's Christmas Movie - Christmas With the Kranks (me), Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer (again)

December Daily® is a December mini-album project devised by Ali Edwards with the simple goal of capturing the spirit of December via one story per day. Read more on her website here.


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