Friday, November 27, 2009

reading | playmobil, and mighty world catalogues
listening to | the hum of my laptop, but Christmas carols at work today (yes work, but more on that some other day)
eating | Cocoa camino coconut chocolate!
watching | Gossip Girl
planning | Finish a bulletin board &get fabric samples ready.
feeling | accomplished
anticipating | Kelowna!
cleaning | Blair cleaned for me :) but I should do the dishes :(
drinking | Pomegranate Green Tea
loving | my family


I always enter giveaways and I never ever win anything... until today! I won a set of Kal Barteski's Peace + Love postcards. I've had them on my list of things that I love but can't justify buying, so I'm very happy that they will be making their way to me shortly!

And while we're on the topic her blog, LoveLife, is one of my daily reads. It's a refreshing read on balancing kids with life, charting your own course and just generally being AWESOME! Plus, she's a Canadian! Her enthusiasm for life is infectious so I fully recommend you go check her out. And maybe while you're there you should go buy some of her gorgeous art work.

I picked up a few prints awhile back and while I haven't found the perfect frames yet, they bring a smile to my face every time I look at them! I also have her LoveLife book which also boosts my mood! So a big, huge, warm thanks to Kal!

Monday, November 23, 2009


After posting about the Pretty Swell giveaway a few days ago, I remembered a Martha tutorial for making your OWN fabric dahlias, roses and peonies... so I figured I could make my own fun flower garlands! The dahlias looked the simplest and since Micah was running crazy around the house, simple and interruptable were exactly what I needed!

Also for you viewing pleasure and my son`s future embarrassment!

I`ve been making tutu`s for some luckily little girls this Christmas (aren`t you excited Hanna & Jen!!)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Micah at 17-ish months

You are such a funny boy, Micah-roo! You love putting everything on your head and saying "Aaaaht" which obviously means hat!
You hate having socks on and start taking them off as soon as I've put them on, you like having things stuck to the bottoms of your feet and will glide around the house with random bits of paper and crinkly plastic as your skates! You get quite frustrated when things won't stick to your feet. To keep you happy we will sometimes tape things to your feet that are bothering you by becoming unstuck!
You have started saying mummy and daddy (instead of baba and dada) and you enjoy knocking on doors, chasing, walking, kissing & hugging Izzie. She still enjoys the food that you throw on the floor.
You have no favourite food, in fact you are not excited by food at all. You like drinking milk and you ask for it by saying "dink". You can also ask for "cheese." You call nursing "nigh nighs" and rarely ever sign for it anymore, just when you're sad or hurt or tired. You really only nurse a few times a day now. I miss getting to sit down with you since you're SO busy. But it also means that I can start wearing dresses again!
You sign please and say up and down very clearly. We always make you sign please first when you want something. Sometimes you do it very grudgingly, these are also the times when you won't say or sign thank you ("ank oo"!).
When I have something I need to be doing you always want UP UP UP! Same with Daddy when he has to do homework! You are funny because you hate to be snuggled but love to be held... unless of course you need to be held to keep you from running away... then you want to be DOWN DOWN DOWN!
When you haven't had a nap (which to be honest is more often than I'm prepared for) and I need to make dinner or tidy up from your hurricane, you get to watch Yo Gabba Gabba. You sure love that show and you will dance in your booster seat when they are dancing, which is most of the time! You call it "O Gagga!" and ask for it constantly.
You have this funny habit of backing up when you want to sit in someone's lap. You seem to start backing up as soon as you decide to sit in their lap, sometimes from across the room! You bring me books constantly and love to be read to, but you also love to turn pages so you never really get the whole story!
You are such a funny boy at Musikgarden, you become so shy and clingy, very unlike the boy that runs away from me to go to the nursery at church as soon as your feet hit the ground!
You love going in the hot tub. You can stand up in it now and you love to slide off of the edge or the lid into Daddy's arms. You can blow bubbles like a pro and you splash me in the face way less than you used to!
You are becoming very independent and want to do everything by yourself and you become very offended when Daddy or I try to help you.

Of course there is tons more that you say and do, but this is all you're giving me time to type out!

EDIT: Oh &he's a scrawny little stinker who only weighs 19 lbs 7oz! STILL rear-facing!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

The Coterie/Pretty Swell Giveaway

Over @ The Coterie Blog you can enter to win a gorgeous flower garland from Pretty Swell... although I'd rather you not head over there to enter because I REALLY want to win this for myself! Why don't you just go to their Etsy shop and buy you're own :P

Alrighty then... resume radio silence!