Tuesday, 23 October 2012

.fall is here.

Fall has officially arrived.  I love this time of year before the rain really sets in. The leaves are changing color and falling. Pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starbucks (along with an amazing pumpkin scone that I've just discovered this year!) and shoe stores are filled with boots. It won't be long now until winter blows in and someone's first birthday is here!

We took at trip to the Aquarium and Stanley Park today and got some amazing fall shots in the leaves. I'm so glad we made the effort to hop out of the car and take some pictures even though Miss. Nyah was getting sleepy.

Friday, 19 October 2012

.pumpkin patch.

A couple weeks ago, we took Nyah to the pumpkin patch in Maple Ridge to pick her first pumpkin. Nyah's friends Brody and Austin meet us there for an amazing day. The weather was absolutely glorious! It reminded me of the year Rylynn was with us for Halloween and I took her to the patch. It was so beautiful and sunny we had to wear sunglasses! It turned out to be such a fun day! Lots of photo opportunities, a corn maze, petting zoo and pumpkins! Here are a couple shots from the day! (Truth be told... it's way more than a couple!)

The sign says it all!
Yee Haw! (There was some debate to whether this was a horse or a unicorn... I think final decision was it was a tuff'd of hair not a horn)
My lil sunflower
Look at me standing all by myself with the pumpkins! (with mama's hand behind as a safety of course!)
Mid clap
Friends at the petting zoo
She wanted in there!
Paning for gold... hoping to strike it rich!
You gotta be quick if you want a pic of Brody. He's always on the go!
Daddy and Nyah posing in the pumpkins
Pumpkin love
Play time!
It wouldn't be a day at the patch without one pic of my girl sticking her tongue out!
Best friends!
Brody smiling through his cold :)
Family love

Thursday, 18 October 2012

.11 months.

Today my baby girl turned 11 months old. It feels so bitter sweet. I'm excited for all the things to come but sad that the past 11 months have flown by. Since daddy was at work and it was just me and the little miss, I thought what better way to celebrate this mini milestone than with pancakes! Nyah had never tried them before and I thought it would be really cute to make 11 little mini pancakes for her and I to enjoy. What a disaster this turned out to be!... lol... I have made pancakes a million times before but never have I ever failed at it like today! Maybe it's because I knew in my head I was going to blog about our little brunch so maybe there was all this pressure to make it cute and perfect! I mean I did even put on makeup thinking I would get a couple shots of Nyah and I eating together (which totally was not happening after the mess I made of myself!). It went downhill pretty fast. I made the 11 mini's in one pan, took a couple shots and then tried to flip them. Stuck to the pan. So I washed the pan and started all over, this time with less mini's in the pan. Stuck again. So I washed the pan again. This process repeated itself over and over until we ran out of batter! Determined to make my girl pancakes, I took a break and nursed her, gave her a botttle for a top up, and then I made a new batch of batter. I still don't know what was wrong with my first 100 attempts but this 2nd batch was much better. Although this time around I decided to throw the idea of 11 mini's out the window and go with just 4! They turned out great! I got Nyah set up to eat and quickly made myself a couple to eat. Needless to say it didn't turn out how I expected but I'll never forget it that's for sure! haha!

I had such good intentions! haha!
Clearly my helper was helping contribute to the mess!
After a very long wait... we finally have pancakes!
And she loves them!
One is just not enough!
Check out the little curls coming in by her ears.... darling!