Wednesday, June 28, 2017

What's Up, Wednesday?!

Good Morning, friends! I have neglected this little space of mine for a couple days but just wanted to pop in to say hi before I pop out for at least 10 days again for some family time in Vermont and then NYC! Here's what's going on with us....

What we're eating?
We are just cleaning out our fridge before we head out on our trip. Lots of salads, leftovers and breakfast for dinner.... the best way to have breakfast IMO.
What I'm reminiscing about?
Today's our last day of school so I'm just reminiscing with mixed feelings about the first day of school. My babies aren't keeping.

Second grade teachers!

And my little lady dressed herself yesterday!!! Legwarmers for the win.

What I'm loving?
We went to this restaurant last week. Not quite tapas but a sharing menu and had the most wonderful fusion cuisine!

What I'm dreading?
Our long road trip to Vermont, NYC and then back to Canada with a certain four year old--- If I could count the amount of times she says "are we there yet?", I would be a millionaire.
What we've been up to?
And end of year gifts. This year, I did the usual gift cards for C's teachers (with a checklist/note she completes), soy candles and jewelry dishes for A's teachers and chocolates for all of the auxiliary staff. 

And enjoying summer! Guys, I had this amazing decontructed california roll dip this weekend at a friend's house. It was SO good!

What I'm excited about?
Seeing my family and visiting Vermont for the very first time!
The Vermont church. Can't wait to see the rest!

What I'm watching/reading?
Call The Midwife. I'm onto Season 3 and I'm loving it. Can't watch it when I'm eating though!! And The Bachelorette. I'm loving Peter on my screen. 

What I'm listening to?
Podcasts and I rented some audiobooks from the library for our trip!
What I'm wearing?
Lots of summery stuff. Well tops anyways. Still too cold for shorts/shorter dresses most days.

What I'm doing this weekend?
My cousin is getting married!!! I remember when she was born and I thought she was the cutest baby that there ever was. It will be a fun one.... and my aunt will bawl down the place. She cried more than everyone else for my wedding so I can't imagine for her own offspring.

What are you looking forward to next month?
A wedding, some Vermont and NYC sightseeing, time with family, summer with the kids, sleeping in and enjoying some family time!
What else is new?
Planning a 5th birthday party for a certain watermelon obsessed daughter.

Have a wonderful day!! Don't miss me too much ;-)

Linking up with the lovely Mel, Shay and Shaeffer

Friday, June 23, 2017

Five cheers for Friday!

Summer Fridays are just that much more fun, right? Here are our favourites this week.

1- Three more days until school! Well a week but we're starting summer early here with a visit to Vermont. Gymnastics and dance are done for the year and look who's come back into our lifes. The amazing Sarah who I can't say enough good things about.

2- For a family wedding a couple weeks ago, the bride arranged an amazing makeup artist for us. Using Shay's trick, I asked her what one beauty product she would recommend out of her arsenal, she said this 'miracle cream' (used as a cleanser, moisturiser and a primer) that she uses as a primer which makes the most regular makeup really illuminated.-  I ordered some off Amazon and can't wait to try it.
And the makeup which was done at around 5 am but lasted until 10 pm

3- A bit late but a couple weeks ago, my family headed to a local stable where they had a food truck fundraiser... and pony rides. Such a fun little outing! And the butter chicken grilled cheese sandwich?! SO good.

 C goes to camp there in a couple weeks and she is STOKED!

4- A is a flower girl in my cousin's wedding so we were shoe shopping yesterday. I let the girls try on some tiny heels which they begged me for. #yeahno #firstheels #butnotreally

5- And this happened yesterday  after strawberry picking (post coming another time). Half the sugar but still such a sweet treat!

Happy weekending, loves!

Linking up with 
AndreaErika and Narci for Favourites on Friday
  and Amanda for Friday Favourites

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Summer Fun List 2017

With tomorrow being the official start of summer and all, I give you our summer fun list! Though, let's face it, we've been enjoying all things sunshine whenever we can....

As you can see, the fun has begun!

You can check out 20142015 and 2016's lists also.
Happy summer-ing, friends!

Linking up with Beth  and Erika for two different Tuesday Talks :-)

Monday, June 19, 2017

Weekending & Father's Day Weekend 2017

This weekend:

- had an awesome start on Friday with home made snow crab and sauvignon blanc. If I had to choose my last meal, that would be right up there. We started a family Bollywood movie but couldn't even finish half.

- I went on a run on Saturday morning with my neighbour. Side-note, she is twenty years older and five inches shorter and I struggled to keep up... and sometimes didn't #fitnessgoals

- We went to Emma's Beauty and the Beast party with all her other cousins. So much kids and so much fun.

- D's brother and his family from Chicago visited and spent Father's Day with us along with D's parents. The cousins had a wonderful time and the kids miss each other so much and are already planning their next visit.

- We ended the evening by heading out to a nice dinner with D's parents and then tried to finish the rest of the movie (spoiler alert, we didn't)


Can you tell who is the poser in the group?

And just like that it's Monday again. May your caffeine be strong and your week short!

Linking up with the lovely Biana for weekending.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Our Ballerina's First Recital

Well our second ballerina's first recital anyways... Totally worth a Friday Favourite's post, no? This last Saturday was little Miss A's first foray into dance. Each week, she twirled and twerked her little self with her little friends- ok maybe not the latter but girlfriend does bust out some risque moves on occasion. Case in point, her ghetto plie.

First off, hats off to me for this bun perfection :-D #bundonut

 And our little ballerina pre-recital. My girl was a crocodile in a Peter Pan production. #neversmileatacrocodile

 Pre-show colouring.

A little warm up- this was the cutest thing ever.

We weren't allowed to take pictures of the show but here we are after! Her friend

And one with her mama!The lady who takes her to the classes and all...

We were blessed that Ajee and Aja were able to come see the show. 

 And one with Dad!

 We only did one of the three recitals as we had a family wedding to attend but it was a beautiful show! Such a special time for our little lady and we are so proud! Her elegance, grace and confidence (with a little temerity thrown in for good measure) were certainly stage worthy! 
Linking up with 
AndreaErika and Narci for Favourites on Friday
  and Amanda for Friday Favourites

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