Thursday, July 16, 2015

Baby Making: 25 Weeks





Waterton 2015


Well here is my annual Waterton post, with mostly all the same pictures, just a year older (And if that isn't an enticing intro I don't know what is)

We went camping last weekend there with my parents and little sister and it was a quick, fun, very windy trip. If you ask Everett what we did in Waterton he says 'throw rocks' which he's not wrong about, there are a lot of good places to throw rocks and it was his and Hailey's preferred activity. Despite the winds being like 1000 km/h we still did all the good things including a quarter of the easiest hike there, mainstreet, ice cream at Big Scoop and Red Rock Canyon.  The wind snubbed our wiener roast and so we ate a Waterton restaurant for probably the first time in my life (we have had a cabin there until recently) which actually tasted like the best, overpriced burger this pregnant lady could have asked for!

All in all it was a success because breakfasts while camping can't be beat and I got some good pictures...


^^^Look at that 'tude

 ^^^^This is basically how we slept.....all night!

^^^I have this same picture from the last two years but this year didn't have my wide angle lens and we were about to blow off the cliff so not as epic, but there's always next year.

Monday, July 13, 2015

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          'A picture of my child, once a week, every week for a year'

Some of these are re-posts from blog posts from the past few weeks.

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'Science is fun! This needed to be documented'

26/52
'I believe in magic'

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'aaaaaaaaaaaaallllllllllllllllll dddddddddddddaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyy'

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 'Everett goes camping in Waterton'

Saturday, June 27, 2015

The Magic Kingdom



Oh Disney, Disney, Disney. A day at Disney for Ben's birthday was everything we wanted and more.  I teared up twice, once because the air conditioning on It's a Small World was so so beautiful and second during the Mickey Soundtastic parade because it was so classically Disney and the music was so loud and the dancers and characters were SO happy and I just love my family!

Everett did so much better than we even hoped. He played hard and was thoroughly over stimulated from the second we got there till the second we left, he did something he has never done before: FELL ASLEEP IN HIS STROLLER for a little nap, so I booked it to an air conditioned room and Ben hit up the single rider lines for the fun rides that his pregnant wife and toddler couldn't do! Everett's favorite parts were the parades (they really were incredible) and Gadget's Go Coaster, which I thought he would scream and cry on but he loved it!

All in all, a really really good day, my only regrets were the two $4 dollar churros that weren't even close to as good as Costco's and not braving the lllllooonnngggg lines for a picture with characters.

Until next time Walt!

Oh also: I saw my favorite famous blogger Sydney from the Daybook like four times! (But I was too chicken, and sweaty, to talk to her!)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Currently {California}


Everett and I joined Ben in California a week and a half ago! Being here has its pros and cons. Pro-we just ate 4 fresh-from-the-farm nectarines in one sitting, palm trees and perfect weather Con-WE KNOW ABSOLUTELY NO ONE HERE!!  The time that we do get to spend with Ben is so glorious, but it basically just Sundays and a couple hours in the morning. None of the other salesmen here have wives/kids/significant others so the days can be long in an unfamiliar place on our own. We are trying to make the best of it and I have researched the crap out of 'things to do with kids near Thousand Oaks CA' and we've kept pretty busy, but our list is depleting quickly!  We will be going back to Canada for the month of July which will be bittersweet and then back here for the month of August.  I really can't complain, but I do a little.

Disneyland!! (Another PRO about California) We are planning a day trip on Ben's birthday next week and I have butterflies about it. I've only been once before a couple years ago (that I can remember-I went when I was 2) and I happy-cried just walking in the front gates, it's so magical. I know I won't be able to go on the 'fun' rides and Everett won't remember and it will probably be crazy busy but I still cannot wait to see the look on his face when we see Mickey or Buzz Lightyear! I have read every 'taking your toddler to Disneyland' post but would still love your tips?! What rides are going to be too scary? What was your toddlers favorite? Is there a room I can hold him for a short nap in somewhere?

What would we do without the bahelorette in the summer! Drama, Drama DRAMA! I am missing my girls night viewing parties in Canada because now I watch it alone the next day and I pause certain parts and am like 'what, did that just happen? and am looking around and like 'can you even believe this?!" but no ones there.....I clearly need someone to talk about this with! Sooooooo lets bach-cap real quick!!

-I LOVE Ben H., mostly because he reminds me of my Ben so much and I think he is so cute and sweet, probably too sweet for Kaitlyn actually. He's my fav!
-I can't get over JARED looking like a 16 year old werewolf, he's really nice though maybe? Just shave buddy! I actually think he is the one that kaitlyn goes too far with, just my prediction. I don't get it, why is she so into him, didn't he call himself like a love superhero at the beginning...woof!
-Mr.nice guy Princeton turned out to be a little cocky jerk eh?! Holy Moly! I thought that was super unnecessary of him---and no you are not as hot and cool as you think you are IAN.....you are boring and balding. "I think I am a very eligible bachelor to America and to the world" no just no.
-NICK....nick, nick nick nick nick....I did NOT like Nick on Andi's season at all, I think part of it is my own bias because he reminds me of one of my ex-boyfriends who was not a nice person. I just find him manipulative a little bit? and his hair is fuzzy and he reminds me of neville longbottom pre-Harry Potter 7.  I actually felt a little bad for him though when he had to go up against 16 guys all sitting on that one tiny couch haha. I think she really likes him though, I'm over it.
-I also like Ben Z, Shawn Gosling (she loves him)  and southerner guy is ok, despite his hair being a little too tall.
-Can't figure out why JJ is still there, like I know we all know a guy like him and he is the worst, serial killer (you know who I'm talking about) and gay dentist should also be going soon.
-I just realized I sound so mean! haha but that's what you do when you watch the Bach right? I'm sorry, the dentist probably isn't actually gay................but the Aladdin face was too much!
-Overall I like Kaitlyn and how she says aBOAT and I think she is pretty 'real' , I wish she would stop making all the dates performances though haha. Also I hate this seasons format with rose ceremonies at the beginning!

I finally went through all 365 of my blog posts and put LABELS on them. See over there ----->>>>>
Makes it a little more searchable, more indexable? if you will. I also went through and fixed broken links and such. It took sooo long but was weirdly satisfying and so funny to read back on posts from almost 5 years ago! I want to do a redesign of the blog soon too, I'm getting sick of this one.

These monochrome swaddle blankets for bebe deux, thinking about attempting a DIY!
This lipstick for summer, it is my one MAC lipstick I have almost used completely.
Everett's long summer naps and how he says 'love you TOO'

Have a great weekend! I plan on finally getting around to my 'return to store' pile of things I brought thinking I could get away with as maternity, possibly the beach and a wonderful Father's Day!

Some pictures of our time in California so far...




Monday, June 15, 2015

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                                      'a picture of my child, once a week, every week for a year'

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Everett has been having the most glorious long daytime naps, but it means a 9:30 bedtime!! It will eventually have to be adjusted, but the summer nights together are working for now. Alternate caption: I am literally obsessed with sleeping babies. 

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My cousin Robyn taught my mom and I to make life-changing-cinnamon buns one day and these were our tiny licking helpers. all on one chair I might add. 

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What am I going to do if his curls ever go away?

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A tractor wagon ride at the farm is what this boy dreams about.

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