Monday, April 30, 2012

These Two Girls

make me happy.

To bits!

We love her to bits. 

While rest of the hospital stay was fine, great nurses and doctors, we unfortunately had horribly loud roommates who wanted to party, argue, turn on all the lights, and eat smelly foods until the wee hours of the morning.

So... grateful to be home.

Grateful to be home with TWO happy, healthy girls!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Stevie Billington Foley

makes me happy.

Stevie Billington Foley was born 11:30am on April 27 2012. She is 7 pounds 14 ounces. 
All is well with Mommy and Stevie.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hugs & Kisses From Big Sister

make me happy.

Tomorrow we become a family of 4!

It's hard to believe I could love anyone else the way I love the Byrd but,

from what I hear the, that's one of the best parts of growing your family - experiencing your love grow exponentially.

Let's do it!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Lobster Dinner At Home

makes me happy.

Well, I suppose I shouldn't really say at home, as it wasn't my home we were enjoying the lobster dinner at.  But, it was a home,

Kelly & Sandy's to be exact, and it was delicious!

I ate him all up, excused myself just as the after dinner fun was just about to begin, rolled myself home, popped some Tums, and prayed for the heartburn to be gentle on me.

I don't think I'm very much fun to be around these days but, grateful people still want to have fun with me around.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Down By The Pond

makes me happy.

The rest walked was also fairly awesome.

This guy paddled over to visit us.

And the kids thought that rocked.

And really wanted to pet him. Which I almost thought was going to happen until...

Bella came over and the swan started to hiss and loose his mind.

So what did my sister, who was on the other end of the leash, do?

Bring the dog closer of course.

She's hilarious.

And a nut.

And has way more reckless abandon for the rules then I.

Got to admit,

I'm pretty glad Byrd's got an Auntie like her.

Monday, April 23, 2012

The Cherry Blossoms

make me happy.

I had heard about the Cherry Blossom walk in High Park before and now...

cannot believe it took me this long to...

take it in.

Back in 1959, the Japanese ambassador to Canada donated 2000 Cherry Trees to the city of Toronto in appreciation of accepting re-located Japanese- Canadians after WWII. Most of them planted in High Park.

And finally, on a perfectly sunny morning in April, I walked under the canopy of blossoms, along the hillside of Grenadier Pond, and did some appreciating of my own.

Friday, April 20, 2012

The 110th Day of 2012

makes me happy.

You may remember from this post a few years back that April 19th and I tend to get along well.

I've noticed, over the years, that fun and exciting things tend to happen to me on the 19th of April.

The weather always seems to rock, sometimes The California Wine Tasting lands on the 19th, my favourite flowering tree is usually in bloom, it's Sammy's birthday, and hitting a Jay game is often a good option.

That was the option last night. And we didn't just hit it. Thanks to a very kind regular guest of mine, we killed from the first row behind home plate.

Yeah that's right, we be making out on tv!

Baby stayed in and let me enjoy this last night out for a while, and...

kev did the robot... a lot.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Floor Love

makes me happy.

Once, mid way through this floor process, I thought to myself, "What the f#@$ am I doing?"

Which was odd because for the most part, even though I really had no reason to think I could create these floors I had dreamed up in my mind, I did. My thoughts were confident and positive.

And look where that got me... In love with my new floor!

“A belief is not an idea held by the mind, it is an idea that holds the mind”

-Elly Roselle

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Chasing Chickens & Napping

makes me happy.

I had waaaaaay more floor boards...

waiting for me...

to sand and stain...

after this trip to Riverdale Farm,

and during Byrdie's nap but,

I choose to nap instead.

It was almost as awesome as all that morning fun.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Raising Sand

makes me happy.

Sometimes I wonder,

what does...

sitting still...

feel like?

Probably good I have no recollection of it...

as I surely won't for the next year or so... at least.

Title is also one of my favourite albums.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Working The Timeline

makes me happy.

Remember a couple weeks back when I posted about men that rip things apart?

Some of those things, that needed to be ripped apart were, the room above,

this hallway,

the kitchen and wall behind it.

Well I'm happy to report that, for the most part, we are at the...

putting back together stage.

Which is awesome because we have a mere TWO WEEKS TIL BABY COMES!!!

Not freaking out. Holding it together. Very grateful for all the help.

Did I mention not freaking out?

Yes? Good. Cool.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Being Ridiculous In My Own Right

makes me happy.

Have I ever mentioned the I had a particularly strong dislike for the colour pink before I had Byrdie?

Even when people so graciously bestowed pink gifts upon the Byrd, I could always hear this little voice go off in my head, "Really? More pink?"

How times have changed.

Not only do I now enjoy dressing the Byrd in pink... I sometimes like wearing it myself!

But, and there is a but, we don't do pinky pink around here. Meaning, if we're wearing pink pants, we're not wearing a frilly yellow top. We're wearing a black t-shirt, or a navy and white strips, or... matching army green jackets.

I know - that's almost as bad as pinky pink.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Dance Parties

make me happy.

Am I ever feeling spent these days.

Luckily for me I didn't have many responsibilities this Easter except...

eat eggs,

and take photos...





Such gracious hosts!