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Happy New Years!!

It's 2017! I picked some of my favourite pictures from 2016, which was extremely hard since there are so many. I love every picture of London. Scrolling through all the pictures was bitter sweet. I know everyone always says this, but time really is going by too quickly! Long days, short years. I miss it when London was just 20 pounds and no teeth. She has nine now, and one of them is a molar! 

I hope you all had an amazing holidays! I have a couple new years resolutions, starting with taking better care of my body, which means eating right = eating breakfast!(I am the worst at eating breakfast) I eat pretty well other than that. I love food. I eat tons of veggies, and organic foods, however I eat so much sugar. I have a weakness for anything sweet, cookies, candy, ice cream. And the worst thing is that I do not drink water. This is a huge resolution as I want London to get good habits from me. She copies every little thing she sees anybody do. She will even sit leaning back on the couch the exact way my husband does. If he decides to take his sweater/ jacket off, London will do the same. 

go to bed at a decent time     /  yoga at least once a week    / if I can't eat a balance breakfast make a shake    /      thinking positive 24/7     / focus on whats important        /prioritizing        /    less instagram   

p.s I am so sorry for the delay in blogging. I promise to be more consistent (at least twice a week)  I have lots of good news coming up. 

London  has been trying to walk since 6 months.

London  has been trying to walk since 6 months.

Family trip at St. kits/Nevis 

Family trip at St. kits/Nevis 

Wychwood Barn  

Wychwood Barn  

Farmers market every Saturday 

Farmers market every Saturday 

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Getting her ears pierced , kills me when she cries :(

Getting her ears pierced , kills me when she cries :(

Wishing I Was Home Today ....

I get a call from my nanny at about 2pm ( I always pick up right away when it is her) and right away I could hear London screaming in the background, "you need to come home right away, London fell, she is bleeding, London is hurt"  I swear to god it felt like my heart skipped a beat and not in a good type of way. I closed the store right away and basically ran home in the snow. My heart literally feeling like it was going to burst not knowing how I was going to find my daughter. Thankfully I live one block away, so I got home pretty fast. When I walked in all I could see was blood everywhere. On the floors (white marble) on London's face, her clothes. I sort of started to freak out when I saw the size of the cut but Kevin put me in my place and said in a very stern voice, "calm down, you are no good to her if you are freaking out, relax, its okay"  Being able to hold her was the best feeling. Knowing that yes she was hurt but that it was nothing extremely serious. She calmed down after a little. I've heard that the face bleeds a lot. I have also heard that babies heal fast. My poor nanny is probably suicidal because of this. I know how much she loves London, and I know it was not her fault. She actually said that it happened right in front of her eyes. I guess London tripped over our bulldog and fell face first on a sharp edge (our house is very modern and not the kid friendliest) Anyway, just wanted to fill you guys in and remind you to be extra careful with these little people! I am just happy she is okay. I have been thinking about her all day and wish I was with her right now!

#toughie

#toughie

this is the ugly place where it happened 

this is the ugly place where it happened 

My poor baby :(

My poor baby :(

Distillery Christmas Market

What an amazing weekend! I decided to close the shop Sunday ( yes take a day off finally!) and we decided to go to the Distillery Christmas Market. Lucky there was no line (apparently on Sundays it goes around the block). It costs $5 to get in but only on weekends. It was extremely busy but oh so worth it. There was so much to do and so much to see. London was in heaven which meant that I was in heaven. I was just happy to have some quality time with my hubby and daughter. We had hot chocolate and apple cider. London went on the carousel for the first time. That was a huge hit. We were even given a Rudolph nose as we entered the park which made London laugh very hard every time I put it on. (it would not fit her tiny nose) I recommend seeing the pink trees. The big christmas tree reminds me of the one in NYC at the Rockerfeller centre. Im very happy we got a chance to go, I was afraid I was going to miss it this year, and with London only being a toddler once, I want to make sure she gets to experience everything. Make sure you get down there before they close. The last day is Thursday December 22nd 2016. The Christmas market is closed Mondays but Distillery district is still open. Tuesdays is pets day and they recommend you take double strollers during weekdays (due to larger crowds on weekends). They are open from noon to 9pm (10pm Fridays and Saturdays).

London has changed so much, she is like an actual little mini human roaming around (not a little baby anymore) She likes to shop now, she will pick up stuffed animals, toys, and even clothes. She likes to feed Kevin and I. She even gives us kisses at the same time which is the sweetest thing ever! I am crazy about her #familygoals

London's first time on a carousel.

London's first time on a carousel.

Hot chocolate lipstick. 

Hot chocolate lipstick. 

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crew

London's balaclava is from our store.

London's balaclava is from our store.

London following in her mommy steps = shopaholic.

London following in her mommy steps = shopaholic.

If she only had more hands ....

If she only had more hands ....

Rudolph nose (they hand them out for free)

Rudolph nose (they hand them out for free)

Her smile kills me :)

Her smile kills me :)

Smiles, smiles, and more smiles.

Smiles, smiles, and more smiles.

I heart H&M!

How adorable does London look today? I got these overalls for her at H&M for $29.99. They had so many cute things I was like OMG!!! 

I am not going to lie to you, I have a little bit of a shoe problem when it comes to London and I. I have issues. I can't stop. Am I creating a little monster in my daughter? She literally copies every little thing I do. Hey, at least we look cute!

London is obsessed with bubbles 

London is obsessed with bubbles 

adidas sneakers ( www.adidas.ca )

adidas sneakers (www.adidas.ca)

heart overalls ( www.hm.com )

heart overalls (www.hm.com)

Highlight Of My Day ....

I wake up every morning to my daughters voice (sweetest sound) talking/blabbing/giggling. I go to her bedroom to be greeted with a huge smile. It is the best feeling when she wraps her arms around me as we head to the kitchen to heat up her bottle. We go back to my bedroom and get back in bed with daddy. I feed her as we snuggle in bed and watch Sesame street. She is very mellow in the morning and I love it. When the show finishes I let her run around with my shoes, purses while I get ready. She likes to copy and mimic everything I do, brushing my teeth, brushing my hair, checking my emails (its super cute). We then go to her bedroom, I chose her outfit and start to chase her around the bedroom while I manage to dress her, put her shoes on, and of course a cute hair do. Thats it. Thats all the time I get with her. 2 hours in the morning and then I am gone to work all day. By the time I get home she is asleep in bed. Sometimes she will stop by the store once and if I am lucky even twice, but I only get a few minutes with her. Our nanny however is amazing! They are out and about everyday with friends from our neighborhood which is awesome. She sends me pictures and videos throughout the day. They make me extremely happy and I even feel proud as she has grown into a bright, independent one year old. 

London is wearing Hux sweater, Nununu sweats, & pink Convers

London is wearing Hux sweater, Nununu sweats, & pink Convers

Roots sweater, Nununu sweats, & Air Jordan shoes   www.footlocker.com

Roots sweater, Nununu sweats, & Air Jordan shoes  www.footlocker.com

Jacket from Zara  www.zara.com

Jacket from Zara www.zara.com

At the ROM

At the ROM

at music class

at music class

Tornado London!!!

I'm having a hard time adjusting to not spending as much time with London. I went from being with her 24/7 (picnics everyday) to now only spending a couple hours with her in the morning. When I am finished work at 7pm by the time I get home she is in bed asleep. I am also currently working weekends, which means that my husband is with her all day Sat/Sun (no nanny) and for me that equals, no brunch, no farmer markets, no  outdoor walks (we love distillery) no snuggles/cuddles while we watch movies in bed :( Thats why when ever she comes to visit me it is the best thing ever!!! She reaches her little hands for me and has the biggest smile ever. Melts my heart every time. We have an amazing nanny, and every time they walk by the store when they are off to music class, playdate, or Starbucks she stops by and I get a few minutes with my daughter. For some reason she seems to think the store is her playroom and that all the toys belong to her. After she leaves it looks like a tornado was through the place, but I don't care! It is so worth the visit!

 

 

London’s 1st Birthday

I'm one of those crazy mothers that is always kissing, always running to her baby when she makes a peep, basically obsessed with everything and anything to do with my daughter. Just to give you guys some sort of insight, my nickname is “The Baby Hog" because I refuse to let anyone else hold her. Sometimes when she falls asleep in my arms, I will just stare at her and do weird things, like smell her breath, or wonder how something so perfect was created by me. So as you can imagine, when I found out her first birthday would fall on the same date of MacPherson Toy House's grand opening I felt very conflicted. I managed to book a cake-smash photo shoot last minute, and figured I can plan a little intimate party for her towards the end of the month (that in itself is a mission, trying to get everyone in town for the same date, or all my girlfriends baby's nap times correlated). As you can see the photos turned AMAZING! I am extremely happy with them. I highly recommend using www.luveashlyn.ca  Ashlyn arranged the cake, catered to my colour palette, and was very accommodating. 

cake-smash photo shoot  www.luveashlyn.ca

cake-smash photo shoot www.luveashlyn.ca