Rainy Saturday

I love a random rainy Saturday with no plans. Today I stayed in my jammies until 1pm. Daddy and C1 went for a bike ride while C2 and I napped, I cleaned out closets, did some laundry, turned our living room floor into sea of blankets and pillows and we had a family movie afternoon (Daddy may have nodded off) complete with cuddles and a picnic. We played in the leaves and made fall soup (with leaves and mud of course). I want to call it a lazy day, but I can’t really as we did get quite a lot accomplished. I love days like today. It was a calm before the storm………..cause let’s face it, things are going to get hectic in the near future.

I have been spending a bit of time cuddled up at nights with my tablet surfing Pinterest. We tried a few recipes out this weekend, and, like most, they came out awesome. We made these pork-chops for supper: http://completerecipes.com/Pork-Chops-Yum-Yum.html

And made this for dessert:

http://http://www.canadianliving.com/food/baking_and_desserts/canadas_best_carrot_cake_with_cream_cheese_icing.php

we omitted the pineapple and nuts and added raisins and it was amazing!!!

A bath, play wrestle, stories and a tuck in later and here I am………..feet up in a quiet house. Daddio and I have set 10pm as the adult bedtime!

It sure is nice to have a quiet house and free time…………..but that is highly over-rated…….I’d like a baby now please 🙂

 

 

Taking Stock // October

Making : nursery art (or at least trying)

Drinking : cranberry orange tea
Reading : my birth stories from C1 and C2 (pasted in baby books)

Listening: to Mumford & Sons (it’s been playing all day on repeat and yet I’m still not sick of it)

Wanting : to be able to wear normal pants again  (I love being pregnant, but I’m huge!!)

Looking : for a decent winter hat that covers the ears of a 4 year old (harder than you think!)
Sharing : baked goods with the neighbours (apples + pumpkin = lots of baking)
Playing : a lot of “dolly” and “baby” with C2, prepping for the real thing

Wishing : for a safe healthy delivery

Enjoying : eating like a 39 week pregnant woman (basically everything and anything I want)

Waiting : for this sweet baby to enter the world

Liking : all the adorable patterned tights out there, fun and comfy!
Wondering : what kind of winter we are going to have, and how taking 3 kids to the bus stop will work out!!
Loving : that C2 is following me around waddling like a penguin, mocking her mama
Hoping: everyone adjusts well to a new lil’ babe in the house
Marveling: at how beautiful fall really is
Needing : nothing really…….

Smelling : our latest pinterest recipe we had for dinner (ground beef & pasta skillet)

Wearing : pajamas

Following : an 18 month old around to ensure she is staying out of trouble
Noticing : a grey hair!!! I am totally ok with it I may add.
Craving : Mary Brown’s Big Mary, brownies, cold crunchy grapes, anything with cream cheese frosting, A&W mama burger, Bubba’s poutine, goat cheese, fruit salad…..you get the idea
Bookmarking : activities to keep an 18+ month old busy all winter

Opening: my wallet a lot, seems like we are doing LOTS of shopping these days, walking the mall and killing time before babe comes

Feeling: anxious – come on baby!!!