Santa Claus Visit


Cuppedia Deliciousness

Every week, Charlotte and I have a date morning where we go for coffee / tea and have a breakfast bagel or veggie quesadilla at Cuppedia. We are greeted by the warm smiles of Theresa and Cynthia. They adore Charlotte and I especially enjoy the atmosphere and them as well. (www.cuppedia.ca)


Charlotte and Zari - Taken by Uncle John D.

We are blessed to have an amazing photographer in our family named John. His camera is an extension of him and his talent is unparalleled. Just check out this beautiful picture of Charlotte and G-Unit's next door neighbour (and our neighbour at one time), Zari.

Loves it! Little girls and boys holding hands.


The Pregnancy and Baby Fantasy List

Well, I am 6 and 1/2 months pregnant now and visibly pregnant and will be this way for the next little while. In the meantime I have conjured up some baby and pregnancy fantasies. If I had the money and means I would love to have these items and Charlotte and Harriet might enjoy them as well. So I thought I would share.

An Old-Fashioned Pram:

It just looks pretty!

Books from my Doula Reading List to Keep me Busy:

My Reading List books to complete include:
Overcoming Postpardum Depression and Anxiety: Sebastien
The Birth Book: Sears
Nurturing the Family: The Guide for Postpardum Doulas

The Infant Insert for the Ergo:
Due to the size of Harriet we will require an insert for the Ergo Sling we have.

Retails for about $18.00 and can be found at Extraordinary Baby Shoppe.

The Yoga Mat and Unlimited Yoga Classes:
During my 4th month of pregnancy I attended a yoga class at Rama Lotus Yoga Centre on Gladstone. I had held back on attending yoga for two reasons: 1) my mind races so quickly with so many thoughts, I didn't think it would ever be calm 2) yoga is so trendy now and I didn't want to follow the craze. Well, I went and LOVED IT! I fell asleep during the class!

Allen had purchased me 5 classes from the studio and I would love to get a mat to carry around. I also have a Postpardum video which I intend on using after Harriet's birth and a mat would be ideal for the new apartment. A mat with a cute organic or buddhist design would be awesome.

Mat Retails for $20. Classes Retail for Too Expensive!

The Belly Cast:
With Charlotte's pregnancy we thought about the belly cast, but just never got around to it. This time I definitely do not want this opportunity to pass me by. Whether we buy a do-it-yourself kit or get it professionally done by Julie Keon from Ottawa Belly Casts (http://www.ottawabellycasts.com/), we are getting it done. I envision a beautiful cast (no hands or arms visible) with bike parts around the womb. Could be cute!
Do-it-yourself kit Retails for $50.00
Custom Made for $195 without artistic design.

Play Tent:
This lovely design was found on etsy.com made in one of my fave places - Amsterdam. The design is simple, precious, and sweet with vintage fabrics. I can so picture Harriet and Charlotte having a blast in their fort together. Ah..sisterly love!!

Retails for $215 USD.

The Bummis Training Pant:
When Harriet arrives it would be great to have Charlotte potty trained. We would like to continue using cloth diapers and these Bummis pull-up training pants are exactly what we are looking for. The producct is tried and true in our home. We can't live without them (but we could live without poopy diapers).
The M Coat:
This is a 3 in one coat for the winter to last through pregnancy, post-pregnancy and to carry a slung baby in the winter. Ideal for Canadian mamas. Green colour is a bit puky...I'd go for black. Retails for approx. $398 (Uh...are you kidding?)


Charlotte Playing with my purse

Fun in the Park

Indian Summer...In NOVEMBER?

Yesterday, Rememberance Day, Allen had the day off. In the morning he accompanied us to playgroup where he was a hit with all the little boys, and in the afternoon we headed to Conroy Pitt - full of trails and dogs. I can't believe it is so sunny in November!


Daddy brings home the Vegan Bacon!

Allen does a great job everyday. Part of that day involves a bakery run. We are lucky enough to be blessed with beautiful bread and food. The collection of veggies was also brought home by Allen from the farm he volunteered at. AMAZING!

Our Family Coat of Arms

A while ago, we ventured to the Museum of Civilization for a little Spins and Needles event where we made a family coat of arms. Allen was exceptionally good. He was wicked awesome!!!

Upper left: Flowers
Lower left: Crank (I think)
Lower right: A bust Form (representing Mommy)
Upper right: ZOMBIE


Montreal Weekend - La Course de Morts and Hotel Hyatt Regency

Although we didn't go trick or treating, we did go to Montreal for the weekend where we explored Atwater Market, St-Catherine Street, McGill University, and Pointe-St.Charles. We had a wonderful time and you were a peach in the hotel room as Daddy raced in La Course de Morts.

Just the Cuteness that is Charlotte

If only Charlotte had a little more hair people wouldn't mistake her for a beautiful boy, but it is coming in.

Mommy and Me Photoshoot....AGAIN

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