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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. 

crew

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.

London Lainey Lewis

I am currently working 7 days a week. Which leaves very little time for me to do anything like, cook, bake, walks, distillery christmas market, etc. I am however extremely flattered and humbled by all the people who come by the store and tell me they read the blog, or tell me they drove down from Markham/up north. Please be patient I have very exciting news coming up and cannot wait to fill you guys in. I am also currently in the process of setting up our online shopping so that ALL of our items can be available for purchasing online. London however is starting to notice my absence. When I get home she will not let me put her down for a second without starting to cry. She will give me hugs and kisses none stop which literally melts my heart each and every time. She won't let anyone put her to sleep but me, but then because she has not seen me all day she tries to stay up. And me being the big softy that I am have to admit I have let me stay up for a few nights past 9:30 - 10PM (normally her bedtime would be 6:30-7pm) The other thing that is happening that breaks my heart is that when she comes to the store during the day she wont want to leave. Once she leaves  its always with her full out crying/screaming. I have actually had to close the store down a few times and carry her all the way home as she will not go in the stroller. I almost wonder if she should come to the store or save her the cry? feeling a little confused. I just love seeing her for that short period so much. Being able to hold her kiss her! I am crazy about her!...okay I am going to stop now. 

tiny human....

tiny human....

she loves balloons (did you know we sell and blow balloons up?)

she loves balloons (did you know we sell and blow balloons up?)

tornado London!! this is her favourite spot....

tornado London!! this is her favourite spot....

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)

Sweet November

Thank you November, for being so good to us this year! We had the most perfect fall weather. Sunny with just the perfect amount of coolness, and can we talk about the leaves, the fall colours? Do you ever look at the floor and see a perfect maple leaf? 

On the same token, it is a little crazy how warm it has been. Vancouver who is supposed to be mild this time of year is apparently freezing. Global warming? Maybe now would be a good time to watch Leonardo DiCaprio's new documentary. Either way, lets enjoy this weather as I don't think it will last much longer.

London's hat is from our store

London's hat is from our store

London's Moncler jacket is from Sporting Life ( www.sportinglife.ca )

London's Moncler jacket is from Sporting Life (www.sportinglife.ca)

camo backpack from Indigo ( www.indigo.ca )

camo backpack from Indigo (www.indigo.ca)

London's pink convers ( www.journys.com )

London's pink convers (www.journys.com)

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