30 November 2012

November round-up

Wow - somehow I barely managed to get through this month... Here's a look back at 30 busy days!

November 2012

Ready to start another month tomorrow with Fat Mum Slim! Expect that I might fade away at some point as the month draws to a close and baby possibly enters the picture early, but I'll give it my best shot!



Day 30: On the wall
We're ready for our season of Advent. She's of course very curious to know what is in each bag.

on the wall

As big as a whale...

Day 29: Big
A little late in posting this... I'm actually closer to finishing my 9th month at this point. Love that she always wants to be included in the pictures and loving on the baby - she's still beyond excited to be a big sister. About 5ish more weeks! Feeling huge and uncomfortable and very tired. Pretty ready to meet this little person very soon.



Small ways

Day 28: Vehicle
Finding different small ways to reflect the beauty of Christmas...



Day 27: Tree
More Christmas decorating and finally putting a little pinsperation into action... I love how this turned out.


Taste of the season

Day 26: In the cupboard
Pulling out our last stash of cider and mulling spices - sooo yummy!



Day 25: Sky
We've had a few days of crisp blue sunny skies thrown in with all the rain. The moon had been so clear and bright on these nights - simply lovely...


Memory stitching

Day 24: A sound you heard
Love to see her sewing memories with her grandparents. Seeing them working on clothes for her dolls takes me right back to my childhood sewing with my grandmother...


Star of wonder

Day 23: Black
The bug and I spent our black Friday filling up our home with the light of Christmas. So fun to decorate together while listening to Christmas music...



Giving thanks

Day 22: Grateful
We had such a lovely and fun Thanksgiving! Great food, fun games, silly kids, lots of laughter, and so many things to be thankful for...


Give thanks

Book worm

Day 21: What you she wore
This little bug loves her books :)


Workin' hard

Day 20: Work/Play
We've been having a lot of fun putting a holiday spin on our school time lately. Making work fun for both of us...

work play

19 November 2012

Will travel

Day 19: Something awesome
Being showered with baby love in the form of encouraging words, hand decorated onesies, adorable gifts, and an amazing new double stroller for my kiddos = awesome! The bug was pretty excited about the new wheels as you can tell.

something awesome


Day 18: Happened this weekend
We celebrated my brother's birthday this weekend. He trains horses for a living so we though it would be fun to make him a handprint horse. the bug enjoys any excuse to party and LOVES making cards for everything!

this weekend


Day 17: The last thing you bought
Getting all ready for some Christmas Advent-uring. Love sharing this season with my bug!


It pours...

Day 16: The view from your window
And now we're finally getting our typical Oregon Autumn. Dark, rainy, dreary...



Day 15: In your bag
Do you see it? Do you see what is in there? Or more importantly do you see what's missing? My little bug is potty trained!! No more carrying around pull-ups. No more having to remind her every 15 minutes (super exhausting!!) So proud of her...



Day 14: Man made
J-E-L-L-O play dough. She loves it! Just don't forget to keep it in the fridge like I did with the first batch! She enjoys the process of making it just as much as playing with it.

man made

Sleep wake sleep

Day 13: Where you slept
I seem to be going in spurts of soundly sleeping for a few nights followed by restless discomfort for a few more... On those restless nights I typically end up here - reading or watching a show while sipping some hot tea. Ah the last leg of pregnancy. It really does prepare you for those sleepless nights ahead!


Milk bath

Day 12: Drink
The bug traded in her Halloween candy for  a special hot drink date with mama and papa. We took her to the cute little coffee shop that our friends own so she could enjoy the kids play area and familiar faces.


Cheers, first sips of yummy drinks, and within 10 minutes I somehow succeeded in dumping my entire 16oz. latte on her poor little head! So thankful it wasn't hot hot - just warm and unexpected. She was on the play phone again in no time - hair a little soggy, but spirit unchanged. Such a trooper that girl!


Ground control to Major Tom

Day 11: Night
The hubby and this little rascal sure get up to some funny games while I'm making dinner. This night included helmets and rides in rocket ships as well as sick pilots who needed to snuggle up in bed...



Where in the world has this month gone!! I cannot believe Thanksgiving is in a couple of days - craziness... I am very excited to decorate for Christmas at the end of this week :)

Day 10: Can't {won't} live without
The shenanigans of this silly little bug! Isn't this how everyone tries to find a matching pair of socks...

can't live

09 November 2012

It's the little things...

Day 9: Small
Small wonders to her are when I let her create pillow and blanket parties across the floor of the living and dining room. So fun to watch as she talkes nonsense and makes up silly songs the entire time she is setting up...


Turning up Autumn

Day 8: Something you do every day
Right now that something is soaking up this lovely Autumn weather! So many warmish days with sunshine to kick through the glorious leaves... I used my sunglasses as a last minute filter for this picture since everything looked a little more vibrant and wonderful through them.

every day

Sparkle and shine

Day 7: Reflection
We had a little girls only shopping day with Nana. So many lovely things I wanted to sneak away with - like this entire tray of shimmery goodness. Love!


06 November 2012

Pumpkins galore

Day 6: A favourite thing
Getting ready to try some new recipes. A Slightly Sweet Pumpkin Pie I'm testing out for Thanksgiving and a savory Roasted Pumpkin Quiche. Yum!

favourite thing

Evening light

Day 5: 5 o'clock
We took a late afternoon walk and ended up at the playground. The weather was warm enough that we decided to stay and play until dusk. Lovely Autumn evening...

5 o'clock

5 o'clock 2


Day 4: TV
After a couple of weeks of being able to sleep through the night, I'm back to waking up between 4:30 and 5. My hot morning dates with the recliner in our living room usually include catching up on a show on my KindleFire or reading my book. This morning it was Revenge.


Morning has broken...

Day 3: Breakfast
Enjoying a yummy quiet breakfast with my Bug and watching the chilly Autumn morning unfold... Greek yogurt with a touch of honey, dried cranberries and honey toasted almonds (a new favorite from TJ's). English breakfast tea with a little cream, and diabetic friendly pumpkin applesauce muffins (in love with these!). Someone is getting up awfully early after the time change.



Day 2: Colour
I'm currently soaking up every luscious picture and mouth watering recipe in Bèatrice Peltre's cookbook La Tartine Gourmande. Can't wait to try some more of her recipes - I love her blog!


Chutes and Cherries oh my

Day 1: Something beginning with 'C'
The bug has been SUPER into games lately - we've played Go fish, Sesame Street matching game, and Hungry Hippos until we are blue in the face. It was time to add to our supply! She spent some of her birthday money from her grandparents in Kentucky and we went out and grabbed Chutes and Ladders and Hi Ho Cherry-o - $5 at Goodwill for two games in practically new condition = major score. She is of course loving them!

Chutes and Cherries

01 November 2012

October round-up

November is here!! Two more months - give or take - until I get to snuggle my little bear... Here is the round-up of our October.

October Collage

I'm joining Fat Mum Slim again for a picture a day in November.


HRH Bunny Princess

Day 31: Whatever you please
Following the bug's lead, we became a Royal Bunny family for Halloween!! She was so excited to have us dress up with her. We had a hard time getting a great pic. This is the best out of 5!

whatever you please

It's a...

Day 30: Clothes
Ok so the not knowing is getting to me... I want to plan for a little girl or a little boy - it's so hard for me to not prepare for a little someone in particular. Going to be the best surprise ever!!


Hallow moon

Day 29: Moon
We're finishing up the last round of Halloween books from the library. The bug thought this one was pretty funny!