Saturday, January 17, 2015

A Petite and Posh Party

You were invited to Deniz' 3rd birthday party today. It was at a dress up/tea/social boutique called Petite & Posh. I really didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. It was a little girl's dream. There was a dress-up/makeup/karaoke room, a tea party/fashion show stage room and a hair salon/spa. 

The lobby area. It was decorated like a french boutique.

And happy birthday to the birthday girl- Deniz!

They had clothes/accessories for sale in the lobby area.

You were in love with this seating area. You kept coming back to it and making me sit beside you.

The tea room. All the staff had on black and white outfits. So cute!

They served all the little girls pink tea and finger foods- mini sandwiches, veggie/cheese sticks and cupcakes. 

Here's the food spread.

Your seat.

The birthday girl sat at the head of the table.

"I'll take a heart-shaped sandwich please!"

This was the dress-up room. There were racks and racks of dresses and tutus that you were all allowed
to try on.

Elsa joined us at the party and gave us all tiaras and wands.

You weren't so interested in the dress-up aspect of the party. You only wore the tiara.

The other girls, on the other hand, all dressed up as Elsa or Anna.

They even had makeup applied to their faces and had their nails painted. 

Kendall and mommy #selfie.

Here's the group snapshot.

My little princess.

There was a mini fashion show at the end. The birthday girl didn't have a problem posing for the cameras.

You posed with Elsa.

Who doesn't belong here…

Time for the dance party!

What a great little girly party.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Preview of 2014 calendar

I wasn't planning on making a calendar this year because we are trying to be more frugal as a family since I don't have a job… However, your Toronto grandparents were asking me last week to make one and I know your Vancouver grandparents will also be disappointed if we don't do one this year. So, I gathered all the photos I took of you guys (not too many this year sadly…) in the past week and here's a sneak peek of what's to come. Isn't the cover so cute?

First snowstorm

You knee-deep in the snow after school today.
It is not easy doing the pick-ups and drop-offs when you have more than 1 child. And make that 10X worse when you live in a cold climate. 
We had our first major snowstorm yesterday. It snowed all day and I had shovel 3 times. I woke up with body aches this morning :-(

Because parking is nearly impossible by the school, I usually park at my friend's house who lives right by the school or I walk over with Kendall in the stroller. Yesterday, I was going to leave Kendall at home in the morning while she was still sleeping to take you to school since the weather was so bad. I knew that Kendall wouldn't wake up while I stepped out for 15 minutes. However, my friend Jenn (the one that lives near the school) wouldn't allow me to do that. She got her husband to walk over with a sled to pick you up. She also picked you up from school and dropped you off. That was so helpful. 

However, I decided to go out today with Kendall to walk you over to school since the snow had stopped falling. BAD MISTAKE! The sidewalks were still not plowed and I got stuck several times with the umbrella stroller. By the time I got to school, I was a sweaty mess. Luckily, daddy came home early from work so I didn't have to bring Kendall with me to pick you up.

That was yesterday after my 2nd time shovelling.

Walking home from school this afternoon. You can see that the sidewalk is still covered in snow :-(

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The classic kissing sibling shots

I think every family has a shot where the parents took photos of their kids kissing each other. I know I  have one where my mom dressed me up as the 'girl' and dressed my sister, Jessica, as the 'boy'. It's actually a pretty twisted shoot because Jessica is wearing our dad's army jacket and aviator sunglasses and I'm wearing a pretty dress with a flower in my hand. We are actually kissing like we are 2 lovers in love!

I didn't go as far as dressing you up as lovers, but I thought it would be cute to shoot some shots of you guys kissing. 99% of the time you guys are fighting, but there's that 1% when you are actually pretty sweet together. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

We've been having an unusually warm fall. It felt almost like Summer today. I hope it never ends!
We took the opportunity to go check out an apple orchard not too far from where we live- Country Apple Orchard. It was the first time we had gone to an orchard so we didn't really know what to expect. Turns out that everyone else had the same thing on their mind because it was packed with people! However, I was able to get some great shots of you guys and I think you guys really enjoyed it. That's all that matters.

The orchard had many different varieties of apples. I wasn't able to find any that I love to eat, but I thought
this sign was super cute. 

It was near the end of the season because most of the trees were picked over.
The house far in the distance is the family house. It was gorgeous.

We got a bag to pick our own apples. 

Kendall was so excited to go outside. I feel bad for her because we don't really go out much with her since
she is a lot harder to take care of than when you were her age.

One of my favourite shots. You look so adorbs!
I spy with my little eyes… something that is RED!

All the fallen apples. Such a waste…

My sunshine boy.
And my princess.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Polo girl

Your Vancouver grandma had asked me to take some pictures of you wearing this yellow and white Polo dress so that she can send the pictures to her friend that bought this dress for you. I wasn't sure if I would be able to capture any good shots because you are notorious for not staying still. I was pleasantly surprised when you actually posed for me. Mission accomplished!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

This is what an S/K (Senior Kindergarten) looks like

How is it possible that you are entering Senior Kindergarten?? It seemed like yesterday when we were dropping you off for your first day of Junior Kindergarten. How time flies…

You were so excited to start school. Although you have been going to daycare every day in the Summer, I think you were bored. You really love learning so I think you were excited to finally start the school year. And now that kindergarten is full time, I imagine that you will learn so much.