Saturday, 7 May 2011


Ah, yes. Every 4 year old's be a Princess. Addisyn has been Princess crazed lately. Every movie, every dress up item, every board game, every hair accessory. Yes, it all has to be something to do with Princesses. She's definitely not the only one, as I have seen many Mommy's posting on Facebook how their little girls are going through the same thing.
I remember being around her age and all I would dream about was how I would meet a Prince. We would fall in love instantly and even though I was just a plain girl from a small town, he would love me the moment he saw me. We'd get married, and ride in a carriage that was sparkling with diamonds and pulled along by two beautiful white horses. We would live in a beautiful castle and have two beautiful children, one a boy and one a girl, and they would be perfect in every way. Every morning he would kiss me and tell me he loves me, and every night he would kiss me and tell me he loved me again...this was my Princess dream at the age of 5.
Addisyn has expressed how she longs and dreams about the same thing. She wants to meet her Prince and fall in love and live together forever.. I almost caught myself telling her that she'd be lucky if she met a Prince and married him, but then I realized that I am living my fairytale 5 year old dream.
Sure, Jeremy isn't the son of a King, and no we didn't ride in a carriage pulled by two white horses on our wedding day. But he sure is my Prince. And he loved me the moment he saw me and took me for who I am. We don't live in a castle, per say, but it's 'OUR' castle and we are proud that we call it home. We DO have two beautiful children who are absolutely our world, and to us, perfect in every way (a boy and a girl to boot!) He kisses me every morning and night, and tells me he loves me with the same look in his eye as he had when we first met. As I was telling our daughter this, she looked at me and said "I hope I meet my Prince when I get older Mommy..and I hope he's just like Daddy."
And as the story goes, we lives happily ever after <3

This is Addisyn's drawing of Repunzel (from the movie Tangled) with her pet chameleon, Pasqal. She drew this for me after our chat :)

Friday, 6 May 2011

Yay new things!

I got my new camera lense! WOOT! This may not be the least bit exciting to you folks, but it was definitely the highlight of my day :)
After talking about a Canon 50mm camera lense non-stop for a month now, my husband must have thought it was a good idea to get it for me so I'd stop talking about it..because that's just what he did. Early Mother's Day gift for me!!! Best. Husband. Ever. So, this post is short and sweet and kind of boring, but here is a picture taken with my new lense.


Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Cute kids!

I have found that I LOOOOVE taking pictures of kids. Whether they are my own or someone else's, I find that you always get the best pictures from kids. They do so many things that make you smile and make themselves smile, you know that even when it's not posed, the picture will turn out great!
I had the pleasure of goofing around with my camera and capturing the O'Toole kids the other day at Victoria Park in Kitchener. They are SO cute, but definitely a handful! (Just ask their mom!) They were here, there, and everywhere so I am surprised that I got a good shot of either of them..but I did!!! They gave me my workout for the day, so I didn't have to go to the gym, plus they got me more comfortable with taking pictures of things that move reeeaaaalllly fast. LOL!
Watching them run around and enjoy each other, the ducks, the water, and the park was awesome. It put me in such a good mood. It made me with that I was a kid again. No worries, no responsibilities..hey, we all feel like that sometimes I suppose. I remember climbing trees, playing in puddles, and not having a care in the world except what my mom was making for dinner. But being able to capture those moments on camera for their parents was great, and I can't wait to do it again!!

Here's my favourite picture from that day. They are so cute!!! :)

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Germs, germs, everywhere..

And they won't leave!
Poor Layne just cannot catch a break. He was finally to the point of sleeping like a little Prince. Going to bed at 7/8 and sleeping until 2 or 3, then sleeping until 6 or so. That may not sound like good sleep to you non-mommy's, but for me, that's awesome! Then...the germs his the Parsons household. It seems his sister brings home more germs than you can shake hand sanitizer and soap at, although, she never gets sick herself! Figure that one out. Layne is now up all the time a) because he can't breathe and b) because he wakes himself up by snoring or coughing.
What sucks the most is that he can't down some Buckley's, blow his nose, and fall fast asleep. He really has no defenses when it comes to this nasty cold.
Alas, this picture is all he's got.

April showers

Okay so yes...a day behind on my picture project. DANG! I need to get better at this..anyways.

The other day Addisyn was restless from being inside for the whole day, so we decided that we would try to beat the rain before it decided to show and go to the park across town. Weeeelllll, we didn't beat the rain, but luckily we were armed with umbrellas and Addi's raincoat! I was also armed with my camera, and since I am practicing the 'manual' setting I thought it would be a good time to take some pictures.
I loved watching Addisyn dance around without a care in the world. She was actually excited that it started raining harder, and that's when I got the best pictures of her. (Layne and I were safe underneath a gazebo, of course.) She made me be able to appreciate the small things. Like how fast the water was flowing, how many ducks there were swimming along the river, how many raindrops you could catch on your tounge (even though that's impossible to count..) Overall, we had a great afternoon even in the worst weather!

So you can see her cuteness below :)

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Hoppity Hop

WHOA. Very behind in my blog and 365 picture project. Like, 4 days behind. So, as you'll see, I am posting 4 pictures that I took over the last couple days and posting kind of cheating, but hey!

I hope everyone had a great Easter. This weekend was so busy busy busy. From travelling, to picking up stuff for Easter dinners. BUT, I must admit, seeing family and watching Addi and Layne have fun visiting with family and eating chocolatre (Addisyn, anyways) always warms my heart.
Makes me think about how easily we forget what some holidays are all about. Like Christmas.. all the gifts and turkey and stuffing and I find that even I forget what we are really celebrating. Easter is definitely one of those holidays where I always stop and think, while I am eating turkey and having my 3274283462634th chocolate, that we are celebrating something much more than a bunny that drops off chocolate. Now, everyone has different beliefs so not everyone celebrates the same thing on Easter. But I still think it is really important to make sure you don't forget to be thankful for whatever you DO believe in.

Here's some pictures I had fun taking over the Easter holiday (and when the weather was BEAUTIFUL!)

Hoppy Easter everyone!! xo

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Where is my husband?

OH, he's downstairs working on the basement! Yes, my husband has gone missing for many hours of the day down into the basement to work on his pride and joy. As you may have guessed, we are finishing it (finally) after talking about it ever since we moved in for a year now. Mister Fix-It has done everything himself, with some help from his dad here and there, and it's looking awesome!! It's crazy how it's not even done, and I can already picture how great it's going to look.
The deal is that I get to decorate and "accessorize" when it is all done. I'm already going through colours and decor in my head. Eeeek! Oh, the things that excite me these days. Jeeze!

Here's the progress!
Have a great start to the week everyone!!