Friday, 13 December 2013

november in pictures.

I must've blinked extra long, cause I missed the whole of November.
And half of December.
I mean, how is it December already? 
The speed at which this year has passed is highly alarming...
But back to November:
We had the first snow fall.
(She won't step on grass, leaves, dirt, or sand. What makes you think she would step in snow?)
(She also likes to run away naked.)
Learned how to put on pants.
But due to its highly labour intensive nature, we had to take several breaks.
We put up the Christmas tree.
Yes, in November.
She loves it - especially the twinkly lights.
It's a lighting ceremony at our house everyday.
"3, 2, 1..."
18 month olds are awesome.
The ornament bandit has not been as much of a repeat offender as I anticipated.
But our tree is still trimmed ombre style...
And last but not least, in fact, the highlight of my November (but she'd probably disagree):
we met Santa.
This was the first of four shots that got progressively more desperate.
The entire mall heard my child screaming
as I smiled and waved at her.
I'll take that mother of the year award now, thanks.

Thursday, 31 October 2013

happy halloween. rawr.

...wait, do leopards rawr?
Boo to yet another rainy halloween.
Not that we were going to go trick-or-treating, since any candy collected 
would inevitably be eaten by mama and papa.
Little Miss wanted to wear her costume a day early.
Why not?  Better that we get some use out of it!
So we went to the park and mama was able to take SOME (understatement) 
pictures on a nice sunny day.
What I mean to say is:
This post is a photo dump of my child dressed as a leopard.
Who taught her to pose like this?
I mean really.
"I don't get to eat any candy AGAIN?!" 
"I'm very upset with you right now."

Hope you're having a happy & safe halloween!

(and a reminder of what a very chubby minnie mouse looked like)

Friday, 25 October 2013

pumpkin patch.

That time we tried to go pumpkin picking and it turned out to be a mistake.
Well not a mistake, but seemed like every other family in the GTA had the same idea.
Constantly backtracking here.  All the way back to the beginning of October.
We went/tried to go pumpkin picking.  But basically spent the entire time standing in lines.
Managed to stay long enough to snap a few pictures...
Don't let this smile fool you.
This city girl absolutely refuses to step on grass (or dirt, or sand...)
and spent most of the time like this:
In summary, this is how I felt about the whole experience.
Oh ya, makin' memories.
Happy weekend!

Friday, 4 October 2013

more is more.

I meant to post these a while ago but life got in the way, blah blah... you know the drill.

This girl, lover of hats, scarves, headbands, hairpins... anything that will fit on her head.
(pants even, boxes even, oh and a toque in 30degree weather even)

If you can't choose one, then wear them all.
And then check yourself out in the mirror.
And ask your mama if she thinks you look pretty.
Once upon a time when I was a little thing, I too practiced the "more is more" approach to fashion. 
(although mine was probably "more is more and maybe a little more")
Also, I may have had an "I insist on wearing my pink swimming cap" era in the mid80s. 
So with that image, I bid you adieu.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

hi. i'm still here.

Hi Hi
Too many things have been happening around here and I haven't been able to 
find the time (or energy) to make my way over here.

Mainly, we moved (!)
With some very helpful friends (and a little person who likes to think that she's helping),
we moved into our new place over the weekend.
We're still living out of boxes, on a mattress on the floor,
with no curtains on the windows, but it's nice to finally start settling in.
And there's no greater motivation for me to unpack, than a toddler who likes to ransack anything/everything within reach, and eat cardboard (amongst many other non-edible objects).
Since my last post, Moo is walking, starting to say words 
(and tries to repeat everything we say... gotta watch our mouths)
and has gone from baby to toddler way too quickly.
With the attitude she gets when she doesn't get her way,
it's like she's 16months, going on 16 years.

We're still scrambling around here, but I want (hope) to update more often!
Be back soon!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

out west.

We're in BC!

My idea of a vacation is to sleep in without an alarm clock,
eating lunch (that I did not have to prepare myself)
and going back to sleep.

So can I call it a vacation if I've been getting even less sleep than usual?
A little girl refuses to sleep unless she's literally on top of her mama
can be cause for some serious sleep deprivation...
At least I don't have to cook.
My girl.  Lover of fast rides and heights.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

that kind of week.

The kind of week where the neighbour's dog wakes up Bean in the middle of the night,
and 5min after she's finally gone back down, the (false) fire alarm goes off for 20min
and it takes me the next 2hrs to put her back to sleep.
And then it goes off again the next day - during nap time of course. 
And I get two giant bruises from mom related injuries. 
And I get 2hrs of sleep on Thursday night. 
And by Friday, I'm contemplating drinking wine at 10am. 
So hallelujah for the weekend. 

Hope you have a good one!

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

the zoo part two.

Hope you had a good weekend!
I woke up this morning with a hangover... (?!)
Apparently this is what happens to me when I've had a 2 year hiatus 
from alcohol and have more than one drink.  
I just skip the buzz, the flush, all of it, and head straight to the best part.

But I digress.

We went back to the zoo this weekend.
I hoped that it wouldn't be too busy, since I imagined everyone out of town, at their cottages.
I was wrong.
All of the like-minded cottage-less people decided to go see some pandas too.
 "what are we looking at?"
Pointing at the pandas.  
Or maybe at all of the people who are blocking her view of the pandas.
(I feel the latter, based on that pout...)
You have to wonder where she gets that expression from.


Checking out the giraffes.
And the elephants.
It was even better than the first time because she was even more alert and aware, and was super excitedly pointing at all the animals.
She even went on the merry-go-round.  Which if you saw my Instagram video,
was about the best $3 we have ever spent.
Blowing me kisses.  I die.
I know this is turning into a total photo dump, but two more.
Because on the way back to the car, I took one of my favourite shots as of late (and maybe ever).
Perfectly epitomizes our girl right now.
I hope she stays this happy forever.

Ok, Now I'm done.
Thanks for stopping by!