December 27, 2009

Quote of the Day"

"I open the door (to the bathroom) before I wash my hands too. It's just part of life, life wants you to do it!"

December 26, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Did you know that boys and girls wear different underware?"

"Well, there's no sense in that!"

December 25, 2009


I'll be honest; I don't love Christmas, but one thing I do look forward to is Christmas dinner. I enjoy being in the kitchen, yes, even with my mother-in-law. I adore sitting around with good friends and family over a meal that everyone really appreciates. Nothing is sweeter to me than the laughter, and the toasts, and of course the goofy crowns that everyone must wear. Whatever the simplest, or most extravagant tradition that you look forward to may be I hope it brought you warmth and cheer this season.

December 22, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Oh Kai, you're my best friend!"

December 8, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Dad can we sell Kai, he always cries?"
"When you cry Mom & Dad don't sell you."
"Well I just don't feel like being a big brother any more."

Our New Little Person

Peace & Hope

What the holidays should really be about!

December 1, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Close the door so that friggin' baby won't cry in my ears."

Quote of the Day

"You could save some candy canes and put them on your Christmas tree for a decoration."

"Oh no Nanna, candy canes are actually a food and you don't don't put food on a Christmas tree."


Nov 19th

4:14 pm

9lb 1oz

November 15, 2009

Making Bread with Nanna

While waiting for this stubborn baby to make his/her entrance into the world I decided to get my mom to teach us to make bread.

Homemade Granola

The hubby says I have reached a new level of Hippy by making my own granola.

November 14, 2009

Quote of the Day

"That was a hop notch hiding spot"

November 7, 2009

Belly Art

You've see those beautiful bellies done with henna? This is our version, done with face paint!

November 6, 2009

Any time now.........

November 2, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Can we listen to Queen?"

November 1, 2009


I am so so ready for this baby to come. I am packed and all our bags are in our new and SAFE van. I have food made and in the freezer, I have all the baby laundry done, and I have our upstairs living room converted into a baby space (minus the big blue yoga ball). Now I just need the baby!

Quote of the Day

"Hey Dad, did ya know that you have some hair there that needs to be cut off?"
"Oh ya, where?"
"Well, on your back!"


"I'm a lubmerjack and I'm okay"

October 29, 2009

Quote of the Day

"H1's N1's, that's how you spell 'sick'!"

October 21, 2009

Quote of the Day

"I am taking my car and going to New Brunswick but you won't want to come because I will be doing lots of things you can't do, like bending over, and tying my shoes!"

October 18, 2009


I am a very organized person, and when things are disorganized it makes me nuts, however like almost everyone else there are areas of my life that fall into disarray. My kitchen is that place in my life, as my little sister will attest to! With the impending birth of number two I decided it was time to clean up my act once and for all!

Birthday Madness

I think a large part of the reason I have decided to have children is for the birthday parties. My little man just turned 4 and as with every year after the craziness of an over the top birthday party I begin to ask myself "where does the time go?" how is it possible that this person has been alive for four whole years, yet I can hardly remember my life with out him. Birthdays always remind me to slow down and cherish the moments the days, the months and years, because they go by all to fast. For me the milestones are a reminder to be happy and enjoy life, relax and don't stress over the little things. I love birthday time!

October 9, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Does Auntie think she's an adult? Because she still looks like a kid to me!"

October 7, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Well Aunty isn't an adult! She doesn't look like one. Or act like one."

September 30, 2009


I have been seeing these everywhere lately, and I have been wanting to try and make one so...

The New Baby

Those are all legs coming out of 'the new baby.'

September 23, 2009

Quote of the Day

"I have HUGE jugs"
(picture taken by Ian)

September 21, 2009

Ian's first show-and-tell.

1. Post card from Nana's work, in Duncan BC

2. Picture from last Halloween

3. Drum Grandma brought back from Cuba

4. Shirt Ian made all by himself for the new baby.

Quote of the Day

"Mama, the whole house is inside a cloud!"
(It was a very foggy morning)

September 19, 2009


Happy Birthday Pirate

My 'nephew' just had his 4th birthday, his party was a pirate theme and his step-mom made this amazing cake.

Plane Ride

Sunday morning plane ride to Australia, New York and BC.

September 16, 2009

Quote of the Day

"What did you say to me, woman?"

September 14, 2009

Quote of the day

"I'll be back at 3:30 to pick you up!"
"It's okay Mom, I know the way home"

September 9, 2009

Quote of the day

"HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Mama, I farted in the bath tub! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!"

Growing up

Today was my little boys first day of pre-school. I sent him off with a home hair cut and an injured toe.

Yesterday's Visitor

September 7, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Everyone in the whole entire life........" This is not really a quote of the day but something he says a LOT.

September 6, 2009

Quote of the Day

Adam and Ian have been working very hard on their Lego Pirate Ships, and I was informed today that "A pirates work is never done!"

September 4, 2009

For the New Baby

My Grandfather, who has now passed on, made this cradle for me back in 1980! He was an amazing woodworker, and I believe it was his life's passion. It is nice to have something special for this new little person.


Our fascination this week has been with the juicer, so by request we made lemonade, and apple carrot (with a few grapes just for fun) juice.

September 2, 2009

Quote of the day

After some discussion about how babies come out Ian said "Well, your 'gina is too small for the baby to come out so maybe we should throw gravel at it to make it bigger."

Where do kids come up with this stuff?????

September 1, 2009

Quote of the day

"You're not stupid, and Ian loves you the best!"

Things MY parents would never let me do

Wear obnoxiously loud coloured clothes while roller skating in the house!

August 31, 2009

Quote of the Day

"Mom can you count to 100" "Yes" "Do it!" "1,2,3,4......100" "Now count to 110!" "101, 102, 103" "NO NO you have to start at 1 again!"

August 30, 2009

Maritime Marionettes

This amazing duo builds all their own puppets and props. Ian and I have been lucky enough to see two performances, Rumpelstiltskin and The Bremen Town Musicians. They travel all over the world, but call our little town of Truro their home.

August 26, 2009


Is there anything better for a child's soul (or anyone's soul for that matter) than the great outdoors? For those of you whom are lucky enough to live close to one of Canada's beautiful National Parks, go visit it!

August 18, 2009


There is nothing like a cold sprinkler on a hot day!

August 10, 2009


I wonder when exactly in our lives it becomes more appealing to sit and watch then to get up and play? I am going to make more of an effort to get up and play!

August 9, 2009

Another web site

I would love to make a bunch of these around Halloween and paint them to look like Jack-o-lanterns!

August 4, 2009


"For crafty and creative people, dedicated to all things handmade. Talk Crafty To Me, is a place to share the things that inspire me to break out the glue gun and the glitter. Distinctive, original, lovingly crafted, handmade products full of style. "


For most of my life I have lived miles and miles away from my Grandmother. Now that I am an adult with a child of my own I find myself so blessed to live a few streets away from this amazing woman. Not only has she raised ten of her own children but has a hand in the upbringing of most of her 23 grandchildren. It seems to me that there is very little this woman can not do, she is not nicknamed "Amazing Grace" for no reason. She is a constant inspiration in the kitchen, in the garden, at the sewing table, with a set of knitting needles, and when it comes to the growth of our children. This diaper stacker was our latest endeavour, made without a pattern or directions!

August 2, 2009

Felt Food

My wonderful friend and I made our wee ones felt food about two years back and it's still a favorite in our house.

Mama Blessing

I just wanted to post a picture of the beautiful paper lanters my sister and I amde for my Mama Blessing.

We simply decorated paper bags, filled the bottoms with sand and put a tea light inside.