Tuesday, November 18, 2008

laundry day

After my man graham mentioned that he may not have any more clean undies and sadie barfed on our sheets this morning, I decided that today better be laundry day. Is this what laundry day looks like for you? I count six big loads here, this doesn't include graham's work clothes(since he is at work), about half the bedding, and also at least one more load that I know is waiting downstairs. Laundry is not a task I hate, but it is going to take a small miracle to complete today. Here I go!(smile)

Monday, November 17, 2008

Sadie's birthday party

Here are some images from Sadie's birthday party. I was pretty pleased with how things turned out. Of course there are always things I would have done differently...next year, right? Sadie was also under the weather, as you can tell in the photos. But, we had given her tylenol, so she was pretty calm throughout. A good thing for a little girl who doesn't fair well in crowds. We served brunch, and cupcakes of course. Coconut and chocolate, both with vanilla cream frosting. I made those fun purple pom-pom flowers that are hanging from the ceiling. Too bad they all fell down a few times and one of them looks pretty squished in the photos. I will definately make those again; super cute, super cheap, super easy!

Hey there, you're standing a little close.


I made mini berry-banana muffins for the children, grown-ups had a full-sized version on their table. My favorite banana muffins, hands down. I will post the recipe later.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

how to know a boy is the son of a framer

Today at lunch, Levi was eating a slice of pizza, and as he took a bite, all the toppings slid off at once. He laughed and said "Mom! The roof came off the pizza!"

it's winter now

Winter has arrived in Winnipeg. We had our first snowfall of the season last Thursday and it was a big one! Luckily, our kids find this first snow quite amusing, so they've been have lots of fun outside. Looks like Levi also finds it relaxing. (hint-go buy your kids some nice sturdy kid-sized shovels and your front porch will stay nice and snow free!)

house projects and margaritas

I thought this was pretty funny. I don't use margarita's to get though my home projects, I can relate to the house in shambles part. Maybe I should try a margarita...

Monday, November 10, 2008

happy birthday baby!

sadie turns 1 today! although we are not having her official celebration until saturday(with lots and lots of family) we are taking many pictures and having a 'just our family' special dinner and banana cake tonight. here she is super happy to be getting into her birthday bath.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

the last few nights...

...have looked like this. Is it her lingering cold? New teeth? We don't know. Does Mommy have a headache? Yes. The second image is dramatic Sadie, hanging her head in a desparate attempt to look extra sad. The last image is the worst quality, but gives you the best idea of how it's been.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Here is another sweet homemade kitchen for the kids. For the details, click on the link below.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

counting down

Sweet November! I love it! All the nastiness of halloween is over and the preperation for Christmas can begin. Today also began the official countdown to Sadie's 1st birthday(nov.10)! Yikes! Where did the time go? Look at that baby! I remember the day she was born like it was yesterday. Party plans are in the works and my heart is aching a little, not quite ready for her to grow up.