Saturday morning, bright and snowy. Will it never end? I took Hazel to Ready Set Learn just down the street at the school and it was a cooooold -10. Luckily it’s only a 6 or so minute walk. Thank god for 1.5 hours of entertainment and chatting with my friend. These free programs are everything to me. After lunch (a delicious odds and end salad) Hazel slept (fairly easily I might add). I did an hour of Yoga with Adriene, that gal is the best! I’ve done her 30 days of yoga program, it was actually the first thing I did postpartum and it was amazing. I quickly changed, switched Hazel’s toys out (we are on a 3 week rotation) and then woke her up from her nap. I usually hate waking her up because she’s super cranky and I loooove having as much time to myself as possible, but she’s been incredible hard to put down at night if she naps 1.5+. So she was up! (more…)
I am redeemed! A few months ago I decided to make welcome back to the country cookies for my sister. I was visiting family in Chilliwack, my mom went to pick up said sister from the airport, and I made the worst chocolate chip cookies ever. I even used my never-fail, best-ever recipe. Except I didn’t have a scale, and I always bake with a scale. That failure has haunted my reputation as family baker (not really, but lets go with it). These chocolate chip cookies are not my classic, best ever, but they are insane. They’re freakin’ huge and super soft and delicious. I was wowed, enough to post them here. You are welcome.
*Hello, hello. Is this thing on?* I’m having a tough time with this space right now. I’m putting this chatter out into the world, and am getting no good feelings in return. Is any one there? It’s okay if no one is, I’m totally alright with that. In fact, it would be better that way. I think I’ve opened up and shared too much, and no one has heard me. Or if they have, they’ve not liked what they read and judged silently. Ouch. I’m definitely feeling disenchanted. Anyway, I’m here to try this again. To try and keep it light, when that isn’t how things are any more. (more…)
My sweetheart turned two on Saturday, and I’m pretty sure it blew her expectations out of the water. (Not that a two year old has expectations about anything, except watching movies every day with poc-orn!) She had been talking about her party all week. Every time we baked anything she announced “it’s for my birt-day”. She was so happy to see the decorations I put up, the minnie mouse balloon, and the cake pops. Oh the cake pops! She was such a huge fan! She made cake pops out of playdough for two days afterwards.
We sang her happy birthday with a candle in her pancakes, which thrilled her. She opened her gifts slowly, one by one, stopping to play and read every book along the way. There was no rushing this girly. We gave her a marble run (she’s obsessed), a matching game (loves it), a mickey mouse book set (her new favourite) and a nightlight. Shane’s dad gifted her some money which we bought plenty of new books with, so she was very happy. Her party consisted of four friends, which was perfect. We ate hot dogs, popcorn and fruit salad which are all her favourites. For the adults we added pasta salad and cut up veggies. The grin on her face all day…it couldn’t have made me any happier.
My girl is two! How can it be? (more…)
I had the best news to tell you. But then it was taken away. After a year of wanting and waiting, there was finally another baby on the way. We were so excited, this baby was already so loved. Two weeks later it was over, the pregnancy was gone. My heart was broken.
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