Sunday, 30 March 2014

Our First Family Foray

So, I lied.

My last post was titled "Who Needs Spring?". I lied. The truth is... I do! I am dying for spring! I am excited for warm weather, sun, and all the good things that come with spring!

So imagine my excitement when today dawned sunny and beautiful and promised temperatures of 8 degrees. I practically jumped for joy! We enjoyed the sun first on our walks to and from church, and then, after lunch, we headed out to Indian Point Provincial Park for our first family hike.

Talk about a gorgeous day! It was warm and bright- perfect for a walk. Although the snow was a bit slushy, we made it just fine down the snowmobile trails at Indian Point.

"Snugli"-ing up to Dad
The snow may look cold, but it's deceiving! Even I was able to walk around without a coat- practically a miracle for me in March!

teaching Brynn to identify trees

Although she may seem uninterested, we are sure that Brynn enjoyed her first hike. It can't have been too bad, considering she slept the whole time!

sleeping away
Balsam Lake
A porcupine sighting! 
Showing Brynn the big sugar maple
Couldn't get enough of this sleeping beauty
 We had such a great time on our first family hike. Can't wait to go back in the summer!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Who Needs Spring?

Who needs spring when you've got smiles like these to enjoy every day?

We are totally enjoying watching Brynn grow and get stronger. She is developing a personality and we are enjoying every minute! Her favourite time of day is the morning... just like me! 
She has really been a lifesaver during the end of this looong, cooold winter. So glad for a distraction from the dreariness! I know it's repetitive, but I love my little girl so much!

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

{Adventures} Parenting

I really wish I had a real adventure to share with you- a trip somewhere exciting or a new food I've tried- but honestly, the only adventure we've been up to lately is parenting.

And let me tell you- what an adventure it has been! Somewhere around the 4 week mark, when Brynn decided not to sleep and I was changing diapers every 5 minutes, I had an epiphany. It sounded something like this: What have I done? 

I seriously reconsidered this whole decision.

For about 10 minutes.

The truth is, although it's been hard, it's been good. My little girl is teaching me many things- I can function with less than 7 hours of sleep. I am pro at changing diapers. I can make her smile! I can do this!

She hasn't been the angel I thought my baby would be (haha, are they ever?), but she is good and beautiful... even when she won't sleep or pees on everything... like this morning, two minutes before we had to leave to visit the midwife!

This tiny newborn is now 10 lbs 7 oz- little chubster!

We've had adventures in our own way though: a trip to visit family in Hamilton, two trips to Vaughan Mills to buy chest waders (yes, twice). And this past weekend, a wonderful baby shower put on by my mom, Erin and Bonnie.

We were so spoiled by everyone who came. Clothes, toys, and necessities like diapers, wipes and medicine were received, and we couldn't be more thankful! I am so grateful for such awesome friends and family to share my parenting adventure with!

We had our most recent adventure today. We visited the Ontario Early Years Centre here in Lindsay. I was not prepared for what that entailed! There were so many people around- parents, children and volunteers. Songs were being sung, crafts being done, snacks being eaten. There was even a separate area for babies so they don't get trampled. I laid Brynn down and she soaked it all in- the sounds and lights. She smiled and cooed- I think this girl will be like her mom- thriving on being around people!

I'm sorry if these adventures aren't up to your speed- hopefully spring will hit soon and we'll have pictures of us basking in the sun and doing more adventurous things!

For now, though, I'm content to have found a refuge from my basement!

Saturday, 8 March 2014

{One Month}

 Brynn is one month old today!
We can't believe how time flies.

Some of her favourite activities:
eating, sleeping, pooping
but she also likes:
showers/baths, her swing, smiling at us

Can't wait to see her develop even more!