Holy crap, I have two kids! I honestly don’t think it’s really hit me yet since we’re still in the middle of the super-new-baby-and-super-sleep-deprived-and-figuring-it-all-out phase. What I can tell you is that I am beyond happy and wouldn’t change a … Continue reading
Happy Monday everyone! As I type this, I am literally too exhausted to put much effort into my one sided conversation (Seriously, I cannot.keep.my.eyes.open). I usually link to the small shops for various pieces of Wes’s wear, but this week- … Continue reading
Funny story: We’ve never had family photos taken before. I wasn’t even going to do maternity photos, but opted to do some last minute. Then of course there were the newborn photos. Gotta document my little man as.much.as.possible. Right? I … Continue reading
Whoa, Halloween was a week ago already? Last week marked my first full week attending classes at Oranj fitness (more on the studio to come!) and I have been loving them. I’m still trying to take a ton of different classes to see which I like best and what I can fit in my schedule: It’s been everything from tabata to bootcamp to kickboxing to hot barre…. the list goes on!
I’ve also been really loving that they offer free childcare so I made sure to dress Wes a bit festive for the occasion..
(Pants: Munchkin & Sprout Creations)
I actually had Wes wear his pumpkin costume that I got for him last year. He was still teeny tiny then and we didn’t go trick or treating, so it was money well saved. He had a blast going from house to house collecting candy and waving to the people as we left. I managed to stay out with him for an hour before it got dark and chilly out.
Most of the houses in our neighborhood have young kids, so tons of houses just left buckets of candy on their porches. It sorta defeated the purpose of the evening, but for Wes it was still exciting!
He used my trick or treat bag from when I was little!
The dogs kept a close eye on our candy sorting.
Bath time is fun time! Especially to warm up after a nippy walk around the block.
^^^ 1-800-GRUMP. Man oh man was he fussy that day. It stinks when it’s too cold to go outside (cough cough SNOW) so we really only went to the gym and ran a bunch of errands. Cabin fever is a really stinker when you’ve got a crank pants toddler.
Getting ready for Thanksgiving!
(Dino pants: Munchkin & Sprout Creations)
Friday after the gym we went to the Airdrie Christmas Market. It was pretty small, but there was some neat vendors and I managed to get some early Xmas gifts.
Luckily, there was a playground nearby so we stretched our legs outside a bit.
Saturday morning we were up and at ’em early and headed down to Bowness Park for a mini family photo shoot! Our photographer sent us a sneak peak and I am anxiously awaiting to rest. It was cold out which made for a bit of a challenge when trying to keep Wes happy, but I think it went really well and we ended up having a lot of fun with it.
I’m hoping to check back in again this week to share some beer…or some other goodies? Who knows. See you then!
PHEW. Where the heck did the past week go? I have been jumbling days and barely sleeping and go-go-going that I’m almost relieved it’s all coming to a close. No wait, I don’t really mean that. Well, yes I do. Wes and I are both itching to get back home to see Tyler and the doggies! Here’s just a snippet of what we’ve been up to lately:
All this kid has wanted to do this whole trip is go outside and explore. Nonstop.
Tried to teach him how to smell the flowers, but…..he eats them.
I’m gonna have to buy one of these gliders for home because it keeps Wes entertained for hours. Mostly the gliding ottoman. For what reason, I do not know.
The beginning of last week was crazy hot and I hadn’t packed any warm weather clothing for us, so naked it was!
My workouts have been all random things I’ve thrown together. My external hard drive wasn’t working (operator error, I’m sure) so I couldn’t do any workout DVDs. I opted for running, AMRAP workouts, tabatas, and circuits. They’ve been a wonderful change-up for me and I’m hoping to keep it up when I’m back in Calgary.
One of my besties (AMY!!!!!) got married on Saturday so it was a whirlwind of a weekend. The rehearsal dinner was YUMMY and it was fun to meet her hubby-to-be’s side of the family. PS: I loved the dress I wore, but it look terrible in the above photo. Grrr..
Not the most glamorous food photo, but it was chicken cacciatore and acorn squash. And the CAKEEEEE. OHMYGOD THE CAKE. It was so tasty I think I scarfed it in two bites. Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate.
Some of us bridesmaids stayed in one of the townhouses on the grounds of where the wedding was and we all crashed within 10 minutes of getting there. The dinner went so late and we had to be up at the crack of dawn (actually, we were up when it was still dark out!) to get ready for the big day!!!!!
Ha…my mimosa is the only mimosa sans any juice 😉
Fake eyelashes for the win!
The ceremony was great, we took some amazing Gatsby-eeque photos (her theme), and the reception was a PARTAY. I haven’t danced that much in ages and have a god awful blister to prove it. I feel like there’s so much I want to tell about the whole wedding weekend…it was such a blast! Congrats to Amy and Lo and have so much fun on your honeymoon. PS: bring me back some wine?? 😉
This kid has been somewhat of a handful lately.. between not seeing me much over the weekend + teething like a sonofabitch + whack sleep pattern + missing daddy & doggies + learning to say the word ‘no’ to everything = disaster. I’m hoping our flight home won’t be too bad and everything settles back to normal once we get back into our routine.
Pizza and beer are my favorite things. And naps. But you can’t take pictures of naps.
The cooler weather came back, but Wes was still determined as ever to pack in as much outside time as possible. I also got in one last run and really enjoyed it.
HOLD THE PHONE.
I enjoyed my run. I’d love to continue incorporating some runs into my routine once home, but anything colder than the 55 degrees it was today and it’s just not my jam. We’ll see.
And on a final note: I’ve noticed that ever since I updated my iPhone last, it shuts off just about every time I bring my phone outside for more than a few minutes. I had to burrow it in my jacket so that I could still listen to music while I ran today…anyone have this problem?
Ok, so maybe going forward there won’t have to just be PHOTO DUMP posts…gotta work on that.