Thursday, November 17, 2011

Pajama Tea Party

The weather today is awful. As a result, Isla and I have neither gotten dressed or left the house. Instead, we had a tea party in our living room with Isla's baby. It was a lot of fun. Watching Isla play pretend brings such pride and joy to my heart. She is incredible.

ps - she is going to be such an amazing big sister! 


24.5 weeks

Isla and Dad, all beautified.

showing her Oiler pride

helping decorate


gearing up to frolic in the freshly fallen snow.

our little reindeer.

giving Santa some love.

loving her "be-bo" in her new Christmas jammies.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Things I am Crushing On...

As the birth of Annie draws closer and closer, we are slowly starting to design and put together Annie's room. I have been spending an unusual amount of time on Etsy... shopping, dreaming and wishing.
Here are 3 stores I am crushing on: - we purchased a custom made Owl clock for her bedroom... should be here soon! Yippee! - the little signs are adorable. I just fell in love. - the ABC garland is just too much cuteness for me.

We haven't purchased much, but I am hoping Cam will let me splurge a little on some cute things to complete the nursery. We'll see.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Small Isla

Today while Peanut was napping, I decided to look at some old photos of her when she was a new baby. I can hardly believe she was ever that small... that delicate, that pure, that helpless and that trusting. She still is all those wonderful things, but she's growing up... and fast, which unfortunately means an inevitable loss of innocence, that first devastating hurt when someone breaks her heart, that first blow when someone betrays her. As her mom, I just want to protect her, and Annie, from all of these things but I can't. I can just be the best mom I can and raise my girls with integrity and self confidence and be there for them in a real, non-judgmental, sincere, loving way. I digress... a little, but as I stare at these images, I can fast forward my life 20 years and envision myself doing the same thing. She just looks so content... so beautiful and untouched. I love her. And I continue to aspire to be a better Mom... day in and day out, I pray that I am everything she needs. Always.

so dreamy.

 safe and protected in the arms of someone who loves her most of all.


ps - sorry for the unveiling of the heart here... must be the preggo hormones making me all emotional and nostalgic. 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy Halloween!

This year's Halloween festivities were quite fun! Isla is getting old enough to be excited about things. She was SO loving her costume and wanted to wear it all the time! She was walking around saying "Tick or Teat" all day! We were practicing... by the end of our evening, she was yelling it at each door! So cute! 

On Friday night, we did a little pumpkin carving... however, Isla was a little weary of the "gunk". She doesn't like 'mess' on her hands, so she just sat with daddy and watched him. She joined in by adding her touch to our pumpkin's face

On Halloween night, we headed over to Chris and Nicole's place to do a little trick-or-treating with them and Isla's cousins, Maddie and Kenzie. Isla was a little slower then those girls, but we had a blast! Isla lasted about 15 houses and got quite the loot that we added to her potty basket... not before picking out our favorites however (Caramilk anyone?). She had an absolute blast but boy, was she ever tuckered out at the end of it. We ended our evening with a visit to Nana & Popi's place for a little Kit Kat and some photo ops. Already looking forward to next year... what shall our 2 little ladies be? 

Kenzie the Snow Tiger, Isla the Giraffe and Maddie, the Black Cat.

best. shot. ever.

note the chocolatey drool...

and Isla's 'too much sugar' face.

And, just for funsies, last year... Isla the Peacock.