Saturday, January 31, 2009
For instance, I've been meaning (forever) to get out the paint cans and a brush and quickly touch-up a couple spots on the walls where the paint had been chipped. What started out as a one hour job somehow ended with an empty container of DAP and (no exaggeration) the entire lower floor of my house looking like it had the chickenpox, as my husband oberserved.
I ended up spending a total of about 10 hours sanding and DAPing, re-sanding and re-DAPing, then painting, painting and more painting.
The difference is unmistakable but it certainly doesn't leave a lot of time for the things I normally get done in a day!
Then next thing you know we're on the warpath, tackling our dreaded spare room and are on our way now to transform it into Denay's big girl room for a little later on in the year.
It's definitely not difficult for me to take even the simplist task and turn it into a renovation.
So if you're interested, do come back and visit. I'm still kicking around these parts........
Thursday, January 22, 2009
#2 - Baby Einstein. Not much more needs to be said. I try not to resort to the movie all the time but when I need to take a shower there's nothing that works better! I also enjoy Baby Faith and Praise Baby. #3 - Stand Mixer. I got this for my birthday and after two years of not having one, I can't imagine life without it!
#4 - Joe Style from Superstore. They have the cutest baby girl clothes and I rarely shop anywhere else for her. Their adult clothes aren't bad either!
#5 - Febreeze Noticeables. Wonderful. I have had countless people come to my house and ask if I've just cleaned. And while I more than likely had, it's nice to know it smells fresh and clean. I keep it plugged in in the bathroom as that is where we keep the cat box.
#6 - All-Bran Guardian cereal. We only buy the cinnamon flavour and it is yummy as well as chalked full of fibre and lots of good stuff!
#7 - Wall-E. Cutest. movie. ever. If you haven't seen it, please do. It is so sweet and hilarious and has a great message to boot!
#8 - Dove's Cream Oil Line. I just started using this a little less than a month ago but it is awesome. I couple the bodywash with the body lotion and I truly notice a difference in my skin. It is a little pricey but I am so not a big spender on cosmetics or beauty products so this is my one little splurge.
#9 - Crock Pot. I've just really started using my crockpot in the last year and it is wonderful. My favourite thing is roasting chickens, pre-stuffed with gravy from the drippings. Mmmm.
#10 - First Years Infant Sleeper. We used this when Denay was first born and we loved being able to have her in bed with us without the worry of rolling on her.
I think that's about it! I'd encourage you all to make a list of your favourite things from 2008......it's always nice to know someone else's opinion on something before you make use of it yourself!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
:: Here I am before. I will add that this is hair washed yesterday, slept on damp and just brushed this morning aka NOT "done" ::
The new year new me might also include a new piercing but it's still in the air.....be sure if I do, you'll know abou it!
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
The smiley lady in the lower left corner (above) is one of my midwives, Selena, who was completely amazing.
As of right now, Denay........
- is almost sitting up unassisted
- is sleeping from about 8pm-8am
- is almost crawling (yikes)
- rolls easily from her tummy to her back and visa versa (thank goodness)
- is sucking her thumb when she is upset and will not take a soother
- is eating cereal morning and evening, bottle of formula at lunch and nursing late in the afternoon. She seems to be less and less interested in breastmilk
- is very small! We've just recently up'd her cereal and started the formula hoping to put some weight on her. She's still wearing newborn sleepers
- is teething but has yet to pop a tooth
- is starting to "play" more and having extended periods of being content (PTL!)
- loves to "talk" (just like her mommy) and occasionally scream/yell, especially when daddy gets home from work
- has the most beautiful smile in the world!
We(I) are taking her in for six-month shots Monday and will update you on her size and weight.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
:: The beginning of the ceremony ::
:: Some of my favourite ceremony shots. I am far from being even a moderately talented photographer but I have to say that I am kind of a few of these ::
:: Taking communion ::
:: Just as we were heading into the reception, fog started to roll in and the sun started to set ::
:: I think the RSVP's were handled by a third party and they didn't know Denay was a baby. So cute ::
Saturday, January 3, 2009
:: Keving opening my gift to him ::
:: Kevin having a cuddle with Denay ::