Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Getting Ready for Little Lungette

Maybe it's the weather? Maybe it's because I spend more time at home now? Or maybe it's the fact that we're going away on Friday for almost a month? Whatever it is, I'm definitely nesting a lot earlier this time around. 

When I was pregnant with Sebby, I remember being a lot more focused on work and most days after work, I napped in the afternoon, got up to eat then went to bed soon after. Darren led the charge, encouraging me to get organized and helping out with cooking and freezing meals, etc...

This time around we have no extra freezer space so we won't be cooking and freezing meals but I am all over organizing our place and getting things ready for Little Lungette. I've been organizing closets and getting rid of things we don't need. I have a bag of Sebby's old clothes ready to drop off at a charity shop and am wondering if there's anything else around our flat that can be sold or donated. Yesterday evening I sold our stroller on Gumtree (UK's version of Kijiji or Craigslist) and now every time I open the front closet, I smile at the space that has been freed up. This morning I sorted everything we've been given for Little Lungette (so much already!) and put it into labelled boxes on top of Sebby's wardrobe.

One more day before we leave for the Baltics and France. Hoping I can accomplish a few other little projects before leaving. I want to pick up some screws to put up a new frame that we bought and would LOVE if the weather would cooperate tomorrow so we could get a few loads of laundry out, I have new diapers (and dirty ones too!) that could use some sun & fresh air while they dry!

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Well we're back on the "rainy Isle" and I'm back on here, at least for a few days. We actually returned last Sunday and just as I thought I was getting adjusted, I came down with a cold. Thankfully I'm feeling better now and we've been able to get out to enjoy the glimpses of sunshine that seem to appear every once in awhile.

We had an awesome time in PEI!

My parents place is a wonderland for children and it was so refreshing to get out of the city and watch Sebby discover a real love for the country. These were a few of his favourite things:

He rode the rocking horse most mornings and evenings.

The Piano
He played on his own but also enjoyed doing duets with Daddy, cousin Isla & uncle Matt.

The Chicks & The Bunny
He asked to see them every morning as soon as he woke up and multiple times throughout the day. Sadly, about a week after our arrival, a weasel broke into the chicken house at night & gobbled up all the chicks.

Uncle Matt & The Tractor
At least once a day, he would convince someone to take him to see the tractor. He even got a few rides on it while Grampie was working on the garden. Here he's walking over to it with  Uncle Matt, one of his favourite people to play with.

Helping Grammie and Grampie measure the distance between the drills before planting.

The Beach
Oh, what fun to play on the sand and in the water!

Darren has shared some more amazing shots from our trip on his blog! Check him out @