Today was a rough day (more on that later) but it got a whole lot brighter when my friend Janis from Pinecone Camp came over. She likes to bake on Mondays, so today we baked my Nan's whipped shortbread. Don't you just love this photo of my Nan baking some cupcakes in the 70's? Good times. Check out Janis' blog, http://pineconecamp.blogspot.com for all the fun. xx
I'm a super sentimental person, I save everything and love to reflect on my many memories. I hold onto art projects and baby bracelets, photos of family members I have never met, old records and china. The past fascinates me....I hope one of my kids shares my love of a good memory. Lori Joy Smith is an artist who now lives in PEI (she use to live in BC)...I have always admired her work and dreamt of the piece I would own. When reading her blog (which I love) I stumbled upon her fabric portraits.....I e-mailed Lori Joy right way! After a few notes back and forth and a couple of photos of Beckett and Zoë, Lori Joy worked her magic and sent me the portraits. Aren't they the sweetest? I love them so much, I can't wait to order one for Poppy! The portraits are perfect and I can't wait to pass them on to my babies when they are all grown up. xx
Isn't he the sweetest? I have always wanted an Elf on the Shelf - now I have one. Here's the deal, the Elf works for Santa, he arrives at your house to watch your kids and report back to the big guy on whether the kids are good or bad. The Elf is only allowed to talk to Santa and Mommy & Daddy, he perches himself on a shelf to watch the kids....they can talk to him but they can't touch him. This is good stuff. Your kids are suppose to name the Elf and each night while your kids are sleeping you move the Elf to a new location in the house. It's quite exciting for the kids to wake up and go in search of their new pal. Beckett and Zoë haven't met the Elf yet, he'll arrive December 1st. Naming him should be interesting! The Elf comes with a beautiful book which we have been reading every night. I love that this little guy was created by a mom for her kids. Our kids are super young, I'm not sure they will grasp the concept of the Elf quite yet but I hope this become a tradition for us. I love the magic of it. The Elf on the Shelf is available at EiO at 18th and Cambie in Vancouver.
How is it possible that it's the middle of November? I haven't posted in almost a month, nuts. Life is busy but good...we're having a lot of fun. I thought I would post some photos of Zoë's birthday party. It was in September, I'm a little behind on my posts! Still can't believe she is now two. The girl likes to bake.....a lot. We made sugar cookies for everyone to take home after the party, Z's and hearts - one hundred and fifty of them! The cake was fun to make....my friend Denise is the real baker and my teacher - she's a true Betty Crocker. Dave and Saleema made the birthday sign out of scrapbook paper, my mom made the poufs (three are now hanging in Zoë's room). It was a good time, lots of friends and family...and food! xx
The new issue of TV Week magazine features sweet baby Poppy and me on the cover. I haven't seen the magazine yet, I'm super excited to see it.....it's on news stands Friday October 8th. xx
Happy 2nd Birthday Zoë!
I can't believe that I have three children! Although we are tired, I mean really, really tired - we're having the greatest time. Poppy is now 5 weeks old, Zoë is turning two (tomorrow) and Beckett just turned three. Where does the time go? Poppy is a great baby, she's very sweet and peaceful. How she sleeps with the noise of two toddlers in the house is beyond me! Having a newborn in my arms again is pure joy, I love babies. Experience has taught me to enjoy every moment that she is in my arms, even if it's 3am because it doesn't last long. Before you know it they are running around and it's impossible to get more than a two second cuddle. These newborn moments pass by in a flash and they are so special, I'm trying my best to savour every second of it. Although I'm trying to enjoy every second of it (and I am) I am also SO FREAKIN' TIRED. I forgot how exhausting a newborn is...or is it the toddlers that are exhausting? I'm doing crazy things, I look in the fridge for a broom, I leave things on the roof of my car and drive off, I find toast in the toaster that I made the day before..."mommy brain" is hard core after three kids. I hope you like the photos of the kids, my good friend Katyann took them, trying to get a photo of all three together was a very big challenge! xx