Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Baby Bell



Just got home from the gym for a nice butt kicking before bedtime. I have had a headache all day that just won't go away. So I think I will head to bed right away to see if sleep will make it go away! Hope your weeks have started out well, I know mine has been a busy one on the work front. Enjoy these shots of the beautiful baby Bell. 

♥ K

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Crafty Katie: Canvas Word Art

I love to spend my free time doing something I enjoy, which is crafting. I used to do crafts all the time when I was younger but I stopped as I was so busy with school and soccer. Since moving back to Edmonton I have had more free time. I have been looking online and in stores at projects for me to do. Today I decided to do a canvas word art project that I saw on Pinksugarland's Blog last week. So, I woke up grabbed my stack of magazines that I rounded up, made a cappuccino and started clipping. It took awhile to clip all the words and letters, but I think it was well worth it. I am very happy with the final product, and already have more ideas floating around in my head.




♥ K

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

My New Bag

I have been looking for a new camera bag for awhile to use for everyday activities. I love my backpack, but it is so big that I don't like to take it when I go for a quick visit to see the babies or a friend. What I had been doing for the past while was wrapping my camera and lens in a scarf and setting it in my purse. So not safe, especially for something as fragile and expensive as my camera!

I had been doing my research on camera bags just for ladies for months now, lusting for a couple in particular. I kept saying, "I want one, I should just buy it already" and my sister kept saying, "THEN JUST DO IT ALREADY!!". This went on for about 6 months. I was putting it off because of the prices, when I already have a perfectly fine bag. Then, one day I stumbled upon Jo Totes and fell in love with the Rose bag. I really wanted the Pewter one, but unfortunately I had waited a wee bit too long and they were sold out from Christmas. My runner up was the Bronze, which I finally went through and purchased. They are great as they are designed for your camera, a couple lenses, your flash, some accessories and even has enough room so that it can double as your everyday purse.

I wasn't expecting the bag for about 2 weeks due to customs and crossing the border, but what a surprise I got when the bag arrived for me just 5 days later! I'm always a bit hesitant purchasing online as products don't always look like they do online. My opinion of the bag in person, it's even better than the pictures! I am so happy with it, the size, colour, inside  fabric pattern, magnetic clasps for fast/easy access, shoulder strap and arm straps, it's perfect for me! I highly recommend this bag for other gals - It's even a good size to be used as a diaper bag. Here are some shots of my fabulous new bag.







♥ K

Monday, January 23, 2012

Monday Monday

Well, another Monday has come which means another weekend has gone bye. This weekend sure went quickly for me. Friday I went over to my brother's house after work for a baby visit. Once Andrew got home, Michelle and I headed out just the 2 of us to enjoy some baby-free girl time. We went shopping mainly for Bell as she needed some winter clothes, but also found some things for ourselves. Is it just me, or is that how it always goes - Find things to buy when you aren't looking, but when you are looking for a specific piece you can never find it!
After our shopping we headed over to Earls for some dinner. We had a spinach and feta appy, Michelle got the baked chicken and brie burger and I got the chicken and veggie quesadilla. The food was pretty good, and the company was even better! Michelle works so hard staying at home with those 3 beautiful babes of hers, I jump at a chance to give her a night out. We had a good time shopping, eating and gabbing like hens. 
Saturday I babysat the twins while Michelle and Natalie went to visit a couple old friends. It was a fairly uneventful time as the twins slept from 12-3! I ended up staying there for the better part of the day, then headed home to watch a movie with Troy. Sunday was a very eventful day with tackling my To-Do list. I love catch-up and cleaning days, makes me feel good! (That's my inner nerd speaking). Happy Monday to you all!


{Bell's favourite place to crawl to}

{Ready for her date with mommy) 

{All Smiles}


♥ K

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Alphabet Fun with Mom

Friday night I was over at my brothers house for a visit, and Michelle was laying on the floor with her 3 munchkins playing the Elmo alphabet game on the iPad. Little miss Natalie loves the "Hi-Pad" and can navigate her way around that thing like nobody's business. One of her favourite games, naturally, is the learning with Elmo app. I'm not the biggest fan of her using the iPad, but there are some great learning apps for kids available. The Sesame Street one is great as it goes through the alphabet, gives examples of things that start with the letter and lets you trace both the upper and lower case letters while sounding them out. Here are some shots of  mama and her babes learning the alphabet together:





♥ K

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

8 Months



The twins turned 8 months old just two days ago. I cannot believe how quickly time has flown by. They have grown and changed so much over the past little while that I am trying my hardest to treasure each and every moment with them at these stages. They are becoming so mobile already with the army crawl down pat. It's just about time for mama to put up the baby barrier from the front room to the kitchen as Bell has discovered the pantry. 

I am looking forward to watching them grow into their own just as Natalie has. Fingers crossed they don't become half as sassy as she is though!! Natalie should go into drama class when she grows up because that little toddler can turn it on with the snap of a finger! She will go from laughing and giggling one minute to big fake crocodile tears streaming down her cheeks in this elaborate cry the next minute.  

Happy 8 Month Birthday my little munchkins!



{Jumping without pants on}






♥ K

Monday, January 16, 2012

Teething


These two cuties have been drool monsters for the past little while as they are both teething. They chew/suck on anything they can crawl their little bodies over too. They especially love to gnaw on the foam letters that their mama bought for them. These shots are from this past Saturday - I hope you enjoy! 



♥ K

Friday, January 13, 2012

Instagram

I recently came across an awesome little app on my iPhone - Instagram. Its an app to post pictures with funky filters on them to share with your friends. It's great because I have always used my phone to snap pictures whenever I don't have my Canon with me, and now I can actually do something with them. I must say that I am obsessed with it now, and regularily check throughout my day. Here are a few examples of my posted photos.

♥ K