In late July we celebrated Emsley’s third birthday with our close families! I started bugging her a couple months earlier as to what she wanted her theme to be so I could watch out for decor items that matched. That way I didn’t have to panic and rush a couple weeks before the big day. She originally picked a cat theme and I was purrfectly okay with that! Continue reading
Hellooooo 2018! These past couple weeks have brought back the normalcy of life again as we fall back into our more typical routines around here. Although there’s some disappointment that the Christmas season is done (mostly because I miss the decor!), there’s also a sense of calm that comes with the holidays being over. Continue reading
Miss Lace no longer an only child? This thought was absolutely terrifying for me. How would she feel when she first saw her new sibling no longer in mommy’s belly but rather now magically in mommy’s arms, leaving much less room for her? I was very worried about this transition. I would run through this moment in the hospital in my head frequently. The moment when Ems would first meet her brother. How would she react? Would she be happy, excited, upset, confused, or sad? I prepped myself and her for this moment as best I could, both mentally and physically. Knowing that she would need to feel important in her new role as a big sister, I collected a few items that I knew would make her feel special. I gave some of them to her at home and brought others along to the hospital.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that we’ve been tackling potty training over here…each day at a time.. One, of the few downsides to potty training is that it has led to many days of isolation, being confined within our home, forcing this momma to get creative. On the not so great days outside, the go to recently has been having indoor picnics in our living room on a blanket, but since the weather turned warm again, getting outside became a must! I decided to create a little outdoor picnic in our backyard for Miss Lace to find when she woke up from a nap last week. She absolutely LOVED the concept of it and has been asking for more picnics since! When Love Child Organics offered to send me some samples of their toddler snack products, I instantly agreed! We have been a Love Child fan since Ems started solids, buying their purees and toodle O’s. More recently, Ems is loving their lil’ shake drink in the chocolate flavour which is packed with protein. As a parent, I love the fact that Love Child uses only 100% organic ingredients, with no added sugars. Oh, and the fact that they are Canadian based doesn’t hurt either!
The weather around here has finally turned and it seems like warmer days are here to stay! Warm weather for me means more clothes shopping for all things springy!
Well as you might have noticed from my last week’s posts on Instagram I have been a bit distracted around here so I am just getting around to doing more blogging again as I start to feel more normal and less tired in the second trimester!
I’ve been busier than usual around here as we prepared to go away in March for a few weeks to Hawaii, so I haven’t done as much blogging as I would have liked to. I was hoping to post some of my resort looks for Ems before we left but since I ran out of time I decided to incorporate some of my vacation choices in my other posts. I am also hoping to post some Hawaii pics on here which will also talk about her resort wear outfit details. Since we returned from our winter vacation about a week ago, it appears that Spring decided to grace us with its wonderful, sunny and warm presence! The snow is basically all gone, our skin is still sun kissed (and slightly peeling) and we are ready to keep out our sandals, shorts, dresses and sun hats! Continue reading