This year was the best Christmas yet with the girls. We all went to go see Santa Claus, Brynlee 100% got the concept and Jessie was totally mesmerized by all the lights and decorations.
The girls helped me decorate the house.
And helped Craig decorate the outside of the house.
Craig and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary on December. 20th. The same day that our nephew came into this world!
On Christmas Eve we baked sugar cookies and went skating with friends. In the evening we watched Small Foot and put the final touches on the Christmas tree.
We played in the snow A LOT. And celebrated two Christmas’ surrounded by our amazing families.
We took the girls to Christmas Glow, an indoor lights festival last Friday and they had an absolute blast! Brynlee was thrilled to be able to run around as she pleased and Jess just kept exclaiming ‘yights!’ everywhere we went.
From the magical LED swings to the beautiful hanging lights, the hopscotch pad was definitely the girls’ favourite. We will likely visit again since it is a fantastic indoor activity and open until January 19th!
Brynlee started preschool this September and she couldn’t have been more excited. As a natural people person she was enthralled at the idea of playing with other kiddos and making new friends. It has been a wild ride watching her learn and grow these past three years but damn am I ever proud. She is vibrant, thoughtful, determined and always full of energy. She has taught me the power of unconditional love, patience and to see the fun in the world around us.
PS- only 32 days until she gets to be the special helper!
Height: 40.5 in Weight: 37.5 lbs Shoe size: 8 Clothing size: 5
Favourites as per Sept. 23, 2018
Book: Where’s Waldo
Song: Happy Birthday
Thing to do: play with Daddy in the basement
Animal: elephants and horses
Place to go: the zoo to see Lucy
Thing to wear: dresses
Back in May my littles & I spent the afternoon with a beauty of a human and super talented photographer Tracey Jazmin. She was mentoring another photographer and needed a family to capture during the session. Craig was working and wasn’t able to make it but Tracey was so kind, helpful and amazing with my girls that it was just so easy.
After the shoot Tracey very graciously sent over some photos that I will cherish forever. It reminded me of how important it is to get in front of the camera every now and again. Plus to think that she captured these amazing moments while teaching another photographer and helping me wrangle two small children…
So if you’re looking for a mega talented photographer or mentor, she is definitely your girl!
Check out her website HERE
All photos courtesy of TRACEY JAZMIN
Happy Father’s Day to the best girl dad out there. Because of you, our girls will grow up to be strong, smart, confident women. They will always have someone to talk to, pull down the chocolate from the top shelf in the pantry, and play dress up & race around the backyard with. But most importantly, they will always know what it means to be loved.
Today is this pup’s fifth birthday
We give him to much flak for slobbering all over our house, farting, scaring himself & running away, and his excessive snoring. But we couldn’t have asked for a better pup for our family. The girls absolutely adore him and well… he tolerates the bear hugs, ear pulls & the occasional finger in the nose.
Happy Birthday to our first babe