Monday, March 23, 2009

art

I can finally share this delightful find as they gifts have now been gifted. Recently hubby, K and I have been searching the city for the perfect big girl bedroom set and the perfect pink paint and perfect linens and accents for our perfect little girl.

I stumbled upon these personalized prints and I just had to have them for K's new room; and had to get them for some other special little people in our life.

We're still searching for the bedroom set and the paint and a few other extra special touches. I envision her room coming together over the coming months rather than weeks as we pick out the pieces together as a family.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

happy hearts day

She said "Happy Valentine's Day Mama" and that was enough to make me smile all day long! I'm sure hubby had something to do with that instruction...

That added to her every expanding vocabulary is a solid repertoire of songs, including Twinkle, Twinkle, Happy Birthday and ABCs. Amazes me each day!

I started this spring coat in December and finally finished it last week (pattern from Claire Montgomery's Baby Knits). These past few days of warmish weather has inspired me to move away from greys and browns to some spring-like colours, like this mauve.

Happy Hearts Day...hope yours is filled with smiles and colours!

Monday, January 19, 2009

2 years

Dear Kayla,

Has 2 years really passed already? It feels like only yesterday, you were a wee babe in my arms as I walked the house endlessly, rocking you to sleep.

It's amazing how 2 years makes such a big difference. You're such a little character now. Very independent, strong willed and determined, yet loves to laugh, tease and play games like hide-n-seek and "chase me."

A big girl indeed, participating in simultaneously ditching the diapers and crib, opting to sleep in a big girl bed. My baby girl is not a baby anymore, but forever my babe. I love the way you like to be tucked in at night, covers up to your chin. And I love you when you sneak your way into our bed (but not always at the exact moment, but afterwards upon reflection of the act the afternoon, day or week later).

We dream of your future, even though you're only 2. Will you be a dancer? You're always swaying your hips and moving your arms to the beat of any music (even trying out the steps of America's Best Dance Crew). Will you be a singer? Love to sing-a-long to the Backyardigans or the pop songs on the radio on the drive home from grandma's. Will you be a gymnast? Doing somersaults and jumping are some of your favourite pastimes.

Whatever you'll be when you grow up, I'll always love, support and cherish you. I love you. Happy 2 years, baby K!

Loving you,
your momma.


Sunday, January 04, 2009

what does this mean?

My babe always surprises me. And sometimes she does things that just plainly stumps me. Take this for example:


...and this:


She likes to line up her toys. She does this with no prompting or reason. I just find these figures, toys, and dolls throughout the house, all in a line, one after the other.

What does this mean? Any guesses?

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

holiday prep

I'm amazed it's December now and I'm marvelling how my last post was about Thanksgiving and we're now verging on Christmas.

I'm in holiday mode and there's been lots of holiday preparations the past 2 weeks...

: : some Christmas tree trimming

: : some handmade advent calendar surprises

: : and more tree trimming... (K's first Hello Kitty ornament from day 1 of the advent calendar)





: : And lots of Christmas cookie goodness!

K's is in love with cupcakes these days. All she wants to wear is clothes with cupcakes on them! I picked up the apron from Snug as a Bug at the One of a Kind Show a few weeks ago. Wishing you all a happy and cheerful holiday season!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

21 months & fall knitting


We celebrated my girl's 21 months since birth with a super "cute & scary" early Halloween party. With all the kiddies dressed up, of course, all the parents went camera happy! Although, this may be the last gathering we have at the house with this many people. Imagine 16 adults and 10 kids...it's a good thing the weather was beautiful and a lot of outdoor play was involved!

Aside from Christmas, Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year. The decorations, the costumes, the fun! What else could be better?


That weekend, we also took a trip to Chudleigh's apple farm, for a wagon hay ride and some tractor fun.


And what did we see? Among the ponies, cows, deers and goats, we saw an Alpaca! (the alpaca coat is often spun into yarn, and I've been thinking about knitting a new, soft alpaca sweater for K).


Kayla actually said "a-pac-a" when we pointed it out to her at the farm! Her vocabulary is growing daily now. She recognizes shapes, animals and people by name in photographs. Strangely enough, however, she still won't pronounce her own name yet.


I've also been knitting crazily this past while. Casting on several projects, ready for fall. I love fall yarns, colours and textures. Here's the product of many evenings this past while for my babe.


: : An elfin hat knit from Noro wool (complete with tassels and snowflake embroidery) which I'm still working on lining with some warm fleece to protect from the itchiness of wool. The pattern is from Itty-Bitty Hats.




Of course, my girl's silly personality comes out in all it's glory at this fun opportunity!


: : Plus, a turquoise hat and scarf knit from Blue Sky Alpaca's organic cotton. I love this yarn! It's so versatile and soft and easy to knit with.

There's still more knits to come. Fall knitting...another fave.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

fall beginnings

One of my fave times of the year...Fall!

The wonderful colours...

And the sunny, brisk weather! So much fun, just around the corner!