Friday, November 30, 2012

Six Weeks of Twinkle Lights

makes me happy.


I have been listening to Christmas music for weeks on my Sirius.

Our evenings are enjoyed with only the light from the Christmas tree glowing.

Kev and I are hitting our first Christmas party this Sunday.

And December has not even begun yet!

You think I love the Christmas season?

With unabashed enthusiasm, thank you very much.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Knowing It Is What It Is

makes me happy.



Stevie cannot seem to stay awake past 6:30pm and likes to sleep for 11 hours at night.

That means, you guessed it, she wakes up at 5:30am.

Every night we try and stretch her a bit further, 6:35pm, 6:40pm.

Soon enough we'll land on a win/win situation.

It is what it is.

She's a smiley baby and the dawn is beautiful.


Monday, November 26, 2012

The Way He Handles The Eurotrash

makes me happy.


Surely I've mentioned before that I'm a huge fan of National Lampoons Christmas Vacation.

Probably my favourite Christmas movie running for 15 years, 1995 - 2010.

A very impressive run indeed.

Sometime around 2006 Kev introduced me to The Ref and have since decided I must wear a Lucia Wreath to Christmas dinner at some point in my life, and that the movie is awesome and has been my most highly anticipated watch for the past couple holiday seasons.

And then, in 2009, Kev comes at me with Die Hard!  It took three viewings and three years but, I think I have a new favourite Christmas movie.

You're doing yourself a disservice if you've excluded this classic from your Christmas movie repertoire and I recommend you remedy it immediately.

You know, 'Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs...'


Friday, November 23, 2012

Christmas Crafting

makes me happy.


Really, all kind of crafting makes me happy but, currently Christmas crafts are where it's at in these parts.


I totally dig watching the kids concentrate, use their patience, and...


get their creative juices flowing.


I feel no way about telling them that too, as I believe complimenting positive behaviour is an easier path to success then just telling them their smart or great.

Making the pride in their eyes as much about the effort as it is about the finished product.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Lunching At Ikea

makes me happy.


Byrdie, Stevie, and I have taken to enjoying a weekly lunching of meatballs and gravy, breast milk, and coconut curry soup respectively; someone bless Ikea.

The store is so family oriented with all their family washrooms, huge elevators, and wide aisles.

Lunch is always enjoyable and relaxed;  conversations are colourful and varied.

What does the weather look like and what do monsters eat?

Pretty awesome stuff.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Our New Evening Routine

makes me happy.


Music, fire, and yoga.


Chamomile tea,  homemade coconut flour brownies, and sleep.

Bliss.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Kicking Off A New Annual Tradition

makes me happy.


Sunday marked the 108th run of The Santa Claus Parade here in Toronto and our first as parents!

Ten degrees, eight kids, six adults and one goal... Have.  As.  Much.  Fun.  As.  Possible.





























Mission accomplished.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

A Clean Machine

makes me happy.


I showered AND vacuumed the living room today.

A very luxurious day indeed.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012