Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Couch

My sweet husband had to lug this couch to our old house (in his hatchback), to a storage locker, to our new house, and up and down the hill four times, but he is a champ, and didn't complain. I used this couch for my Mother's Day mini photo sessions, and I had fully intended to get a few shots of me and the girls, but it was cold and I didn't have time to beautify myself so I didn't. But Zoe said she wanted her pictures taken on the couch too. I told her later, but she wanted right then. So I just humoured her. She was already "dressed up" and all, in her earth day clean up gloves.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Egg Hunt

I did our first egg hunt behind the new house with the girls. It was fun. 

Monday, April 21, 2014

Some Days

I woke up this morning feeling like an absolute grouch. I can not even describe the process of building your own house, and the ridiculous amount of patience it takes, the length of the process, the setbacks...I have many people say "oh, I know!" But they really don't know because they had a house built for them, which is totally different than having your husband build a house. I knew this job was a big job, but you never really know how big, or how many little details are involved until you live through it. So my patience is wearing thin. But I am oh so grateful too. And then it hit me, as I was drinking my coffee... It's been four days since we found out we are having a little boy. This was a huge shock to us, as I was insistent that I just knew this baby would be a girl. I could have 10 little girls, and I would still be thrilled, I'm sure. I love girl things, dressing up little girls, picking out girl toys, etc. But all that aside, I was beyond thrilled to learn this baby would be a boy. I always had this curiosity about what a "little David" would be like, about this experience I never thought I'd have. So yes, I am grateful  for the beautiful home that Dave is building for us, but so much more too. So I've decided to put my grouchiness aside...for today anyway. ;)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Big Reveal...

I did a gender reveal with the girls tonight, via silly string. Neither of them has ever used silly string before so it was super exciting for them. For four months we all affectionately called this baby Aubrey because I was insistent I KNEW it was a girl. I just have REALLY good instinct like that...

or bad. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Work in Progress, Part 2

Yesterday was a beautiful day. We spent much of it outside, after spending the afternoon selling Girl Guide cookies at Walmart (our unit's best cookie day ever!) While at the park and exploring the trails, Zoe ran into some other children. There are SO many children here, some girls are even the exact ages of ours. We were invited to the neighbourhood earth day clean up, and the neighbourhood Easter egg hunt, and then a bon fire by the pond last night, where the children enjoyed smores. I think at this rate we'll really, really like it here. :) 

Friday, April 11, 2014

My Girly

This is the one that spends most of her waking hours driving me nuts. She is very strong willed, and NOT a pleaser. She loves to be busy. All the time. We went out for a walk last night. She pouted because her sister didn't want to join us- she stayed home to work on her music. Then she was REALLY not happy when it started to rain, five minutes into our journey. In her typical take-charge fashion, she tried to argue that I could just go put my camera back so it wouldn't get wet, and WE could stay out. When I told her I also didn't want to get wet, well, that was fine too. She would just stay out on her own. Sigh. That's my challenging one. We went home, but you better believe this girl won't go down without a fight.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


I realized (looking at the sidebar of my blog) that I only blogged 55 times last year. It's only April so I still have plenty of time to do better this year. Plus we will be expanding our little family this September so what better time to get back in the habit. We went out for a walk again tonight. The girls seem to be loving the new neighbourhood. We discovered a pond, and I could barely drag them away. Good times.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring (Finally!)

The girls and I went out for a walk this evening. It has been a loooong winter. It was very refreshing to get outside and get to take photos. I think Reese totally looks like Dave in the bottom picture.