Wednesday, March 28, 2012

playing house

I took a couple of big cardboard boxes and made a playhouse for my kids.  It wasn't the best construction but I am proud to say that the house took a good beating for 3 days before it completely fell apart.  My big boy and baby boy pushed and pulled it apart.  Cardboard and kids equals FUN.  Always!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


My baby boy had a rhinoceros carrot cake for his first birthday.  Mama made it from scratch.  It was the healthy version with apple sauce and everyone loved it, or said they loved it.  The birthday boy enjoyed it very much along with his big brother.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

making a quilt/blanket

very cute
Photo from Pinterest

I am making a light quilt for my one year old boy.  It is his belated birthday present from me.  I have yet to start but I have a few ideas like these birds and all the fabric I need.  Now it's a matter of pinning down the exact idea.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

it's time

So it's time, my baby is now sharing a room with his big brother.  It's going good so far with a few kinks, but overall it's good.  I think the smiles speak for themselves.  More details and follow up about sharing a room to follow.  

To celebrate this big move and make it more special for my older son, I am redecorating a bit in there.  We built a couple of headboards around my son's toddler bed.  The two headboards are foam covered plywood pieces which hang off the walls.  My son leans against them to look at his books and it makes his corner much more cozy and warm.  I think he likes it so far.  More instructions with pictures about building cheap headboards to follow.

PS.  That is my older son's pajama outfit.  He refused to take off his "Bob the Builder" shirt, which he wore all day long and had to wear his thick "Cars" themed socks.  A week ago, my son wore his rocket pajama's all day while we went to the market.  It was cute, we didn't mind.  

Saturday, March 17, 2012


Photo from Crochet in Color website.

WOW, I want to make this!  What a great idea and a great crochet website, Crochet in Color

Friday, March 16, 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

family of caterpillars

I wanted to do an art project that captured us as a family, but wasn't the typical handprint or footprint.  We painted a ceramic leaf plate using our fingers.  Each one of us made a caterpillar using our fingerprints.  Of course everyone was assisted by mommy and that included daddy as well.  Nothing wrong with a little artistic direction.  Right.  

Monday, March 12, 2012


Winter is long so we have a swing in the house.  It's so much fun for my kids and mommy.

And yes, we are picking out paint colour for our livingroom.  I love the blue during the night and the greeny/grey in the day.  It's so hard to get it right.  It has been months since I've started the process of choosing paint.  It's a big job for us, so we're being slow and steady.


My sweet baby boy has a sense of humour and he can clap.  He lifts our shirts off our bellies to tease us and flops down dramatically on soft toys just to see our reactions.  He is so goofy.  Both our kids are so goofy.

Also, with the daylight savings time, we feel like we are sleeping in when our kids wake up at 7:30 am  instead of 6:30 am.  That is how I am going to look at it anyways.

birds on tree



While my husband took care of the boys, I had time to do something artistic.  It was so wonderful to just focus on this and have a break.   

Unfortunately my husband knows about this blog, but I'm going to say it anyways, he is pretty awesome.  For the entire weekend he fed, played, held, dressed and generally run around like a monkey so that I could have this time.

To husband: I know you are reading this but don't let it get to your head....hahaha.

To my boys: take good care of your wives like your daddy does.

Friday, March 9, 2012

chickpea salad

I think this chickpea salad looks fantastic, especially now that we are all craving something a little fresh and green.  Picture and recipe from Oh She Glows.

Pinned Image

Thursday, March 8, 2012

livingroom sketches

Sometimes I like to give decorating options to friends, so I drew up some sketches of a friend's livingroom.  When it comes to decorating in my home, I usually keep the drawings in my head, unless I need to explain my ideas to my husband.  I pretty much communicate with pictures.  Ok, ok, I use a few words too.

So I sat down at the table, borrowed my sons markers and we both drew.  My older son was fascinated by the fact that I could draw a couch.  I gave him my not so good sketches and he coloured them with such amazement and happiness.  He is three years old and it was as if I got a glimpse into who he is.  I have noticed he loves to draw, perhaps because it's something we do together.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


My baby boy is feeling way better today.  Wooohooooo!!!!  We are all so happy to see him playing with his brother and drinking his milk.  Most of all, I am so happy to see solid poop and I'm not afraid to say it.  All the moms out their will understand what I am talking about.

All our joy is making me think of summer and all the fun things we are going to do. Maybe we will have another bbq and make this watermelon keg filled with watermelon juice.  I got the idea from the Bower Power blog and their watermelon fountain.

PS. Note to self, buy way smaller watermelon for next time.

Monday, March 5, 2012

it's scary...

It's so scary when your little baby is sick.  Mild winters have allowed viruses and/or bacteria, which naturally get killed off by the freezing temperatures, to intensify the symptoms of flues and other illnesses.  We are now on day 4 out of possible 7 of a flu bug that seems to be in circulation.  That's what we learned in the Emergency Room last night.

My baby is still dehydrated but today we got some smiles, a song and a dance out of him.  We are seeing progress and we couldn't be happier.  It's almost over...fingers crossed.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


My older son finished his first gymnastics class.  He was so proud of himself for getting a ribbon and of course a lollipop.

My baby son is sick and staying up all night.  Poor thing can't keep anything down.