Sunday, April 25, 2010

I have a great husband.  He's kind, funny, generous and full of love.  What I love best about D is that he's an amazing dad.  When I married D I knew he would be a great dad - he really is incredible. Nothing melts my heart more than when D is with our kids.  They adore him, the sweet sounds of their giggles while playing with their dad is almost too much for my heart to handle.
When Beckett was diagnosed with Down syndrome, we were tested.  We had never been faced with such fear and pain before.  You see a person's true soul when together you are challenged.  I'll never forget the moment the doctor said the words, the tears that D and I cried and then the strength we gave each other.  There's no one else on earth that I would rather be with for this incredible journey.
When Miss Zoë was born I saw the father-daughter connection immediately, love at first sight - sigh.  I never had that relationship with my own dad, so to see such love was beautiful.  Zoë definitely has her daddy wrapped around her finger - and she knows it.  Her favorite word is "Daddy" and she's not afraid to use it.
Beckett and his dad are two peas in a pod, best pals forever.  Zoë is the apple of her daddy's eye, a sweet connection.  Soon Number Three will be here and a new journey will begin, what fun that will be! xx


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Sweet Sarah over at flourish design + style is playing a game...and she tagged me.  You have to post the sixth picture you ever posted.  This is an easy one for me because I'm a newbie at this blogging thing! The photo is of my husband feeding Beckett when he was 7 months old.  I love how chubby Beckett is and how Stanley is totally into it!

Now I'm tagging:

An Honest Glance

Play along if you like.  xx

the 80's

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I'm in love with these Vans.  I guess it's because they remind me of the 80's and lets face it - I love the 80's. Of course Beckett and Zoë will never understand who Spicoli is, Ducky means nothing to them and Molly Ringwald (my 80's hero)....I know they won't ever get her!
That's okay, I bought Zoë the heart Vans and Beckett the mini "Spicoli's". Couldn't help it.  They are at EiO (18th and Cambie) and there are tons of styles.  More photos here.  
Excuse me while I go crank some Simple Minds.

monkey love

Saturday, April 17, 2010

I was at EiO Kids today meeting with my good friend and business partner Marc, we wanted to take some photos of some new dresses that came in. Since we don't have the perfect white wall and our sweet neighbours at Walrus do we went next door for a visit.  As soon as I walked through the door I fell in love.  Look at this candelabra!  Now I realize that this isn't everyone's idea of perfect but it's mine - I LOVE it.  I didn't bring him home because I have no idea where I would put him....what do you think?
Walrus is at the corner of West 18th & Cambie in Vancouver (right beside EiO Kids)!
Here's a couple of the dresses that we photographed, they just came in, size 2 - 6 and they are way cute.

mmmm watermelon

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I love watermelon. Love. I gave Zoë some watermelon the other day, it's totally not in season here - wait a minute, watermelon is never in season here!  Well I couldn't help it, I paid big bucks for my favorite fruit and I'm happy to report that Miss Z loves watermelon too. 
Teaching her that you don't eat the rind was challenging, an 18 month old just doesn't understand why there's one part that you don't eat.  Thank goodness it was seedless!
I have such great memories of eating watermelon in the backyard sunshine as a kid, I can't wait for warm days so I can sit in the sunshine and eat watermelon with my girl.  


Saturday, April 10, 2010

I was in a really bad car accident on Tuesday.  The car in front of me stopped for a pedestrian, I stopped behind them.  The big, big truck with a full load behind me did not stop.  He hit me hard, I hit the car in front of me hard and then my car went flying backwards and hit the truck behind me hard again.  Ouch.  

Thank goodness I was by myself, the kids & husband were safe at home.  I was very scared, banged up and crying- on the verge of being hysterical.  My husband picked me up and I went to the doctor who sent me to the hospital where I stayed for 5 hours so they could monitor me & the baby.  Number 3 is just fine.  I can't tell you how happy that makes me.  Now I just need to heal...not good times.

I must say though that I'm pretty impressed with my German wagon, it held up pretty well considering what hit it.  With Number 3 coming it's time for a new vehicle and it's going to be a big, safe one.

an award!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

I'm new to the world of far I love it.  I have met some great people and learned a lot.  I'm in awe of the creativity and support of my new blogging friends!

One of my favorite blogs is Pinecone Camp Janis is an incredibly talented person, whenever she comes over for tea I hope that some of her creativity has rubbed off on me!  Janis gave me the "Sunshine Award" - since this is my very first award, I really don't know what the heck it means.  It does make me feel happy though!  Here's what I do know:

-  put the logo in your post
-  pass the award onto 12 fellow bloggers
-  link the nominees within your post
-  let the nominees know they have received the award by leaving a 
   comment on their blogs
-  share the love and link to the person who gave you the award's who I am passing it on to....

- Flower Patch Farmgirl
- Dreamy Whites
- Whatever
- Domestic Reflections
- Enjoying the Small Things

I'm normally a rule follower and I'm a little worried that I'm not following the rules here, I know it's not 12 but like I said, I'm new to the world of blogging, so 5 it is.  

Here are a few of my favorite sunshine photos....
Master B,  Summer 2009
Miss Z, Summer 2009
Our honeymoon in French Polynesia

Happy blogging.  xx

bunches of love

Saturday, April 3, 2010

The other day we had a photo shoot scheduled for 10am at IGA for their "Bunches of Love" campaign.  That was also the day that Zoë woke up at 4am.  She never does this.  Ever.  She woke up screaming, I brought her into bed with me and finally got her back to sleep at 5am.  Cue Beckett, he woke up coughing like crazy at 5:24am (to be exact).  He had no intention of going back to sleep.  So, I moved Zoë back to her crib and Beckett and I went to the couch and watched Barney.  Beckett yawned the whole time.  Seriously.  Did I mention that my husband has been out of town for ten days?  He's home today - whew.

The photo shoot was a GONG SHOW.  Zoë was so unhappy, which is unlike her and Beckett was not into it, all he wanted to do was walk the aisles and stack cans.  The above photo is the only one out of about a hundred that was decent!  One photo.  Clearly Zoë isn't impressed.

The finished poster will be in IGA stores very soon, it's a great campaign - from April 11 to May 9 all Marketplace IGA's will donate $1 from every Bunches of Love bouquet sold to BC Women's Hospital.