Friday, September 9, 2011

School's In!

Sir W, Mr. Handsome ready to attend Grade 1. How did this happen? He's tall and all school boyish and my first baby is long gone. So much so, that I am not allowed to kiss him at school. "It's embarrassing! No one else's mom kiss them." Gaaa! Well, let me tell you little Mr., I'll be kissing you forever so pucker up.

Hey! Friends from summer camp and kindergarten. What a nice surprise. This made it even easier to wait outside among the throng of children and parents. I must say it was adorable to witness that childhood excitement of seeing old friends.

...and off he goes, with the crowd of grade ones.
All seven classes of them!
Brave and shy at the same time.
I am so proud!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Blue Lily Sneak Peek

At the beginning of August we had the pleasure of being photographed by Blue Lily.

What was originally intended to be a family shoot became a summer celebration little brain surgery star and one little almost 6yrs star and their momma.

B the D was off location for work purposes so hence the change in the shoot.

Buuuuut.....that's okay because this way we have a little surprise for him. A lovely portrait of his trio to grace his desk at take our smiling faces with him wherever he goes.

Wendy of Blue Lily was fantastic! Her manner with the children and I...amazing. I liken her to Glinda the Good Witch from the Wizard of Oz. Seriously!

If only I could channel Glinda....or much happier my boys would be! ;)

Not to ignore how fun to wear such foofy dresses in the everyday. Oh! I would be the talk of the playground! How fun!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

A Housewife's Accessory

Recently I was gifted this cute, cute, ca-uuuute apron.
Thank you Mrs. Cornberg! You are truly thoughtful. How did you know it was "me"?! Well, you all probably do know I like a little vintage fun.

I wear it with pride. It's adorable and fun and makes me happy.

Maybe a little too happy?
As one morning, I wore it to a Developmental Pediatrician appointment. By accident. Oy-vay!

Do you feel the need for a little happy, sassafrass, vintage-esque accessory in your homemaking, housewifing, mothering day? Well, look no further. Sugar Baby Aprons will put a smile in your kitchen. And....they are local to Calgary. Can't go wrong with that!

This self portrait below is usual....but I had to include it as Bup's leg-hugging entrance was too cute...and typical Bup.

Mr. 6

Sir W is now Mr. 6yrs of Age.
Blow me away, I say!
This coming of age brings many milestones like....
....hand-over-handing across the monkey bars (with an ease that I never achieved!)

....riding a 2 wheeler....with balance and speed and not one spill, crash or tear

....the intense wish to give his brother to another family (*sigh* another post, another day)

.....the attitude of a 16yr old!

.....the vocabulary of a 16 yr old!

....Grade 1!

....deep discussions about God and being real, as in W being real. aversion to kisses from his mother.

....two lost teeth and toothfairy visits.

....loves all things skulls, ancient Egypt, lego, Star Wars, the great outdoors and ..... snuggling with his mom. (Yes!)

This Little Doodle...

A dog for the boys, specifically W, has been on my mind for quite some least a year. W is so incredibly gentle with pets. Plus he gets so much from them. Is there anything like the unconditional love from an animal, the respect they teach, and the calming presence they have? I wanted this for W. A boy needs a dog to grow up with.
So, last fall we tried and it did not work out. After an unprovoked bite we sadly gave Tina, the sweet little grey back to the rescue foundation that brought her up from Oklahoma.
Take two....
This little fellow found his way into our lives and hearts. He's a quiet, calm, family raised Labradoodle that is the perfect fit to our home.

Plus he doesn't shed! Curly boy! How great is that?! I wish he didn't poop. Well....not truly, but you know what I mean!

Maybe I just wish Bup would quit stepping in it.


Benson is quickly becoming Bup's dog. Yes, W loves him and he sleeps in W's room, in his kennel, at night as this helps W to not be scared of the dark. Wuhoo!

Witnessing Bup and Benson become buddies is fun and heartwarming. They play and play throughout the day. Everytime Bup goes outside he takes Benson with him. They play tug of war, ball, chase, etc. It's adorable. Bup happily feeds him. Benson patiently endures Bup's bossiness. I think R is enjoys having someone to boss around.

Now to convince W that he can earn money by cleaning up the Benson Bombs in the backyard!