Saturday, October 29, 2011

Yummy things and a busy toddler

Nathaniel bought a LOT of apples last time he was in town, so I decided to turn a few of the less than spectacular ones into applesauce. Amelia loved turning the crank on my apple corer/peeler/slicer and Claire gummed on anything and everything within her grasp. Homemade applesauce is the BEST and incredibly easy to make. you simply cut a peeled apple into small chunks and then boil it on the stove with a couple of tbsp of water until it turns into a thick mush. It makes great organic baby food and is a healthy delicious snack for big people too.

After that Amelia and I made some sugar cookies. I had found a recipe for them on pintrest last week and since I am no longer putting Amelia down for an afternoon nap I needed something to keep her busy. Her body knows that it is tired and acustomed to a two hour nap most afternoons, but if she is preoccupied and having fun she doesn't whine as much about it. Bedtime has become more tolerable for Nathaniel and I as a result.

Friday, October 28, 2011

It has been...

During the day I often think of things to write about. Sometimes I compose entire posts (in my mind), but by the time I get around to actually typing them, I have forgotten most of them or are no longer inspired. So in a nutshell.....

I could have talked about what it is like to have Nathaniel's grandmother stay with us. She has been here for nearly two weeks and will most likely stay until mid November when the snow comes.

I could have gushed about the fact that my little Claire is crawling around the house and trying to pull herself up onto furniture. She will be seven months old on November 1st.

I could have talked about what it felt like to put on my wedding dress this afternoon. (Amelia and I were playing dress up).

I could have talked about how much I love pumpkin spice whoopie pies and that I just polished off my last one today. They are my new favorite autumn treat and I fully intend on making a HUGE batch each fall.

I could have talked about the horrid dog that tried to attack Chester (my dog) at the park and how protective I became.

I could have talked about how tired I am and the fact that Claire woke up over a dozen times last night (nothing out of the ordinary) but some days it leaves me feeling more exhausted than other days.

I could talk about how I'm feeling indecisive about whether or not I want to spend Christmas with my family in the Lower Mainland.

I'm sure there were a lot more things I could have written about, but that is all that comes to mind at the minute.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


I had been admiring this work of art I found on pintrest for some time and decided to try and print it on my new printer. I copy and pasted it to a folder on my hard rive, re sized it and then increased the image dpi to 300. It worked out quite well.

Speaking of feathers, for which I have a particular affinity, this afternoon my husband handed me a letter from my dear friend Loretta, and nestled within its pages, was this delightful gift....

She often send me feathers from her chickens, and I always appreciate it. It makes me feel like I have a piece of her countryside paradise.

Monday, October 24, 2011

September and October

It has been a fun and busy fall and as a result I have neglected to blog. To save some time on uploading I decided to just make a collage of pictures and share the highlights.

Watching my sunflowers bloom * making upside plum cake * digging potatoes out of our garden * Roaming through the Chilcotin countryside * visiting with Allan and Julie * trying out costumes on the girls * Claire sitting up * having smores around the campfire in our yard * goofing around

Making a leaf garland from felt * Making turkey apples * Enjoying a visit from my parents and brother and sister in law * puddle jumping * brussle sprouts * feeding the local horses * watching Amelia ride her bike * playing with* making and eating pumpkin spice whoopie pies with Holly*

Family photo shoot pictures

I finally have the link to the pictures from our photo shoot and I thought I would share them with you. Here is the link

Let me know which one you like the most !

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Sneak peek

Can't wait to share the rest with you...... (here is a sneak peek)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

My girls

At two and half years of age my Amelia loves.....

1. Picking flowers
2. Rolling down hills
3. Feeding horses
4. Baking cookies with her momma
5. Having "tea parties"
6. Putting stickers on her "helper chart"
7. Doing EVERYTHING by herself
8. Eating chocolate fudgesicles
9. Saying "yeah sure", "I guess so", and "No problem".
10. Riding the tricycle her dad found at the dump

At six months old my Claire loves.....

1. Sucking on oranges
2. Rolling around on our new soft rug
3. Bouncing in her jolly jumper
4. Attention from her older sister
5. Having bubbles blown on her belly
6. Crunching things in her hands
8. Nursing
9. Riding on my hip in the mya sling
10. Having a bath or shower (her whole body wiggles with delight)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

She sits

..... and she LOVES it!

I'm consumed with baking pumpkin spice whoppie pies, sewing felt garlands and dejunking my house, but I will resume blogging one of these days.