Friday, February 27, 2009


Party time

We went to birthday party on Saturday for little Amy who turned two. Last year I went with just Ben, and was VERY pregnant, so it was funny going with the whole family this time around.

Ben had fun "rough housing with the big boys" as he put it and Daisy was sweet as pie :)

She was fascinated being up on Mike's shoulders.. trying to see his face and playing with his ears LOL!

Birthday girl Amy.. she didn't want me to take her picture. She said "no no" :P

"On my next birthday I am going to be this many".
And yes, him and Mike wore matching shirts from Hawaii ;)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Valentine's Day Walk

We had a great Valentine's day! After Daisy had a wee morning nap, we bundled up and went to the dykes for a family walk — dogs and all! It's not an overly exciting walk, but it's flat and easy to push a stroller! Everyone who knows Ben can agree that he is NOT shy, so he had to talk to each and every person (and their dogs!), always hamming it up.

He wasn't too impressed that we had to leave :P

Baby Contest

A local photo studio/photography store here in town (where Mike got my camera) holds a baby contest every year, for kids up to the age of 5. It's a great opportunity to get some pics of the kids, and even have a shot at winning some prizes! The bottom left ones are the entered photos :D

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sister & Brother...

Ben asked to sit with Daisy in the rocking chair :) A RARE display of affection, which Daisy just loves!


Dining room makeover

This past week Ben spent a few days on the Island at Granny & Grampa's house.. so we took advantage of only having one munchkin to get into stuff and work on the dining room. It needed so much work.. patching, sanding, more patching, more sanding, finally priming and painting. Then we had to put it all back together. It's nearly done and it looks sooooooooo much better. Did I mention it looks better?!? Wow. I still can't believe the difference. I am embarrassed that I lived with it the way it was for so long actually. I know, it's not like I have a ton of time on my hands, but you know what I mean.

Mike also did a bunch more work in the kitchen, prepping the backsplash area for tiles (which we will hopefully get soon), patching, priming.... but the end is in sight!

Next up... painting cabinets, dining table (and re-upholstering the seats, sourcing the perfect fabric right now!) the wee hallway and our bedroom. Bathrooms need work too, but they are at the bottom of the list.

Before.. we replaced the china cabinet (which was my mum's, my sister will be getting it) with the Danish modern sideboard below.

Hello Fernwood Green!
We worked very late in the night painting, so excited to see colour on the walls finally!

Sneak peeks of my favourite corner...
We did two greens (Limesickle & Fernwood) with the new lamp :)

Monday, February 2, 2009

Alright, alright..

Here is a so not artsy shot of the fridge... it will look soooo much better once the kitchen is painted ;)

Oldies but goodies...

I had a wee photo session with some old friends yesterday afternoon... we have a lot of vintage toys in the play room that I just love.

Mike's Winnie the Pooh, Thumper & Tigger... LOVE the typography on Winnie's shirt.

Vintage Fisher-Price Snoopy Dog.. Ben likes to walk him around the 'hood.

FP Roly Poly Chime Ball

Rar.. the lion from the FP Circus Train. Can't find the bear..

Freaky Donald the Duck toy that when you pull the cord, he talks.
Still works, only slightly warbled!

Who needs diamonds??

Just give me new appliances! Nice white CLEAN spacious glorious appliances! Like my new fridge I got Saturday as an early birthday present :) Thanks Mom!

Goodbye Magic Chef... blech.

Hellooooooo Kenmore!