Saturday, May 31, 2014

So... I'm sewing again...

so super crappy photos... but, my assistant is oh so helpful and getting a pair of shorts to stay still for long enough to take a decent picture is apparently not going to happen. by the time he's in bed the light is no good for pictures.... so crappy photos it is!

but anyhoo,
i busted out my sewing machine this week and so far its been 3 days and 3 pairs of shorts!
wooohoooo go me!

why am i doing this?

A) hugo is a string bean. he is going to be 3 in october and still wears 6-12 month pants as shorts.  the shorts that fit him are super short and look ridiculous. so these are comfy and fun and perfect for a rough and tumble little boy!

B) i'm practicing for when fall comes and he can't wear his little pants as shorts and needs actual pants.

C) they're stinking cute! (or at least i think they are)

D) its an awesome way to give life to fernando's old band shirts that he's worn to the point of being swiss cheese. how a guy rips the armpits and sleeves of so many shirts i will never understand. but some of the shirts were his favorites and destined to the garbage but now they've go a whole new lease on life and hugo gets to wear daddy's favorites :)

E) for the most part since they are made out of old shirts.... FREE! i love that hugo's getting cute clothes at practically no cost. 

here are the first three days work... 

Monday, May 26, 2014

me monday... nails

i had gel nails for 13 years straight.
i had them taken off about a year ago and i STILL miss them.
they were my one frivolous me thing.

i have considered getting them put on again but i just don't have the time/money to maintain them to the level of my liking.
since hugo was born my nails grow stupid fast.
i was having to get them done every two weeks to keep them nice and maybe could stretch it to every three weeks... even during pregnancy when my nails were growing what i thought was crazy fast i still could easily go a month between appointments.

i miss them, i loved how they looked... i especially loved how i could use them as my own little version of a swiss army knife.... sorry nail guy i know you hated when i used them to fix stuff...

maybe one day i will get them again but for now i'll stick with au naturel i suppose.
even if it is somewhat grudgingly.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

summer bucket list 2014

i'm pretty sure we just skipped spring this year and went straight to summer.
ok by me.

this summer i think will be a blast.
hugo is so fun now!

some of the things we'd really like to do this year now that he's old enough to really enjoy what summer has to offer....

  • trip to drumheller - he loves dinosaurs and i think will be blown away by the museum and just the adventure in general
  • a night in the tent
  • if that goes well then a night actually camping somewhere
  • a sleepover with grandma and grandpa at the farm (first with me just to see what he does and if that goes well mommy and daddy get a night to themselves for the first time since hugo was born... FINGERS CROSSED!)
  • lots of train rides (aka high level street car) because hugo loves the train ride and also its a fun family outing
  • spray parks and more spray parks. hoping to visit at least 5 different ones this summer now that he's big enough to really enjoy them. he just started loving them the end of summer last year but this summer i think he'll go nuts!
  • discover new playgrounds
  • road trip to calgary to visit the zoo and also calaway park
  • visit fort edmonton park again. we went last summer and he loved it but i think he will love it even more this year!
that is all i'll put on this list for now but i'm sure we will be adding to it as we find more fun and awesome stuff to do!

Monday, May 19, 2014

me monday...poutine


i love poutine.


pretty much any day that involves poutine can't be a bad day.

unless there is bad poutine.
that should be a crime.

people who make bad poutine should be locked up and taught how to make better poutine.

Monday, May 12, 2014

ME monday


I did not willingly wear shorts.

until now.... well two years ago

being pregnant with hugo changed my thighs. ha!

the summer after hugo was born I bought a pair of shorts because I was struggling wearing dresses and keeping myself from being a bit too exposing as I crawled around on the floor with him.
so on a whim I thought I would try a pair at least for around the house.


I was in love.

I used to wear shorts and my legs would rub together and I'd make it maybe a few hours before the insides of my thighs were chafed. no fun.

now I'm going to probably blame gravity or something... but things have shifted.

shorts are my new favorite thing to wear.

I long for shorts all winter.

its still weird to me.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Foto Friday - surprise snowman

i was filing some of my office work that i'd had at home and i found this on the back of one of the pages... sneaky little bugger hugo is...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Spring is in the air?

I'm hoping these guys are telling me spring is here... There are more babies than the frog can eat. 
Sure sign of spring in my books. 
These fish go at it like rabbits always but it's like double time spring/summer. 
I'm hoping the weather reflects their predictions. I'm done with winter!! 

Monday, May 5, 2014

ME monday

here's a dirty little secret...

well not dirty...

at all.

but a secret.

I make to do lists.
pretty much every day.

I write things down that I've already done....

just so I can cross them off.

its such a satisfying feeling to cross something off as done!