June 17, 2017

Blogging in Someone Else's Home

Am I the only one who finds it incredibly awkward blogging in someone else's home? Especially when no one in 'said' home even knows about your blog?

As I've mentioned before we're currently staying at my mother's place until we save a bit of money and no one (aside from Craig) knows that I blog. And I'd like to keep it that way for now but it makes blogging a little difficult. Especially since my computer broke and I need to use my brother's. I was really thinking after the move and having a computer to work with, my blogging mojo would come back full force and I'd have new content out every few days.

But that's not the case.

Finding the time to sit and write a post isn't easy when you only have certain windows of opportunity when nobody else is home. It's doubly hard when you have a toddler to take care of and more often than not, your window of opportunity slips on by because you're busy doing something else. Lux is currently napping which is how I'm getting this post up. Of course I can wait for nap time everyday and write a post but I don't want every post to be like this one. This feels rushed and I don't like it. I don't even know if I'm making any sense.

This is just my long winded way of saying sorry I've been so slack! I want to blog. I want to post great content. I want to sit and read other blogs. I want to love blogging again.

I can only try my best for right now.

Thank you to anyone who has stuck around with me and those who still stop by to read what I DO post lately. I've noticed I've already lost a few followers recently so that makes me appreciate the ones who stick around that much more :)

Until next time I hope you all have a wonderful, magical day <3

June 12, 2017

Lux's 1st Birthday

June 1st was such a fun, special day.

Lux woke up at exactly 6:15 that morning so we counted down the five minutes to 6:20 - the time she arrived exactly one year ago. At 6:20 I sang her happy birthday and I may have cried. Okay, I did cry... it just brought me back to her birth and made me realize we did it. We made it a whole year together! One whole amazing, hard, life will never be the same (in a good way) year.

For her first birthday we didn't have a "party". I mean, she's one. She won't even remember this birthday. But we did decorate, have family over and eat lots of cake. Well...I ate lots of cake.

In case it isn't obvious enough, we went with a Finding Dory theme! If I'm being truthful I think it was more for me than for her. I've been obsessed with Dory lately! She's so cute!

As is tradition, once the candles are blown out on the cake, the birthday girl gets to dig her tiny hands into the cake and try a piece for the very first time..

And so she did.

This is where the fun began. We've always known Lux had an issue with dairy but she was never full blown exposed to it before. What little bit she has had would cause a little digestive upset and not much else. Most icings I've dealt with are dairy free so I didn't think her cake would bother her too much. However, once I tasted the cake myself I came to realize the entire thing was made of whipped cream. No icing at all. To make a long story short she broke out in hives and was up majority of the night crying.

Aside from that though I think she had a fantastic first birthday! She received lots of nice gifts and even got her first skateboard...

Of course it'll be a while before she's totally ready for it but check out that balance already! She's so awesome :)

It was a day for the books that's for sure :)

Hope you enjoyed a little glimpse of Lux's first birthday!

June 5, 2017

12 Months Old

Wow! It's actually here. The last of my girl's "baby" updates. She is officially entering toddlerhood. How in the world has this year gone by so quickly? As I previously thought, this last month truly was huge in milestones.

SHE'S WALKING!! One week after she turned 11 months my baby took her first steps! Since then she's become quite speedy and prefers walking over crawling now. It's so cute watching her walk around everywhere. She's so tiny it looks like she shouldn't even be walking yet haha

TOP TEETH. Her two top teeth finally broke through. And thank heavens because she is not exactly pleasant to deal with when she is cutting teeth. Total tooth count is now at five!

NO MORE SOOTHER! This was a big one. Once we could see her top teeth coming we decided it was time to say bye-bye to her soothers. It actually went incredibly well. I think it only took about three days for her to be completely over wanting her soother. And yes, we took it away cold turkey because she really didn't bother with it a ton. She only ever needed it to fall asleep with. She was never one to just walk around throughout the day with a soother in her mouth so I think that helped a lot with taking it away!

So there wasn't a whole lot of updates for this month but the three I mentioned were pretty huge around here! During her 11th month she also went to the zoo for the first time which she loved and I got to celebrate my very first mother's day :) It's been an incredible year and I cannot quite believe Lux is one already. Here's to another great year!

June 3, 2017

Oaklawn Farm Zoo | Aylesford, N.S

On May 13th we saw the first hot day of the year and decided this beautiful, sunny, extremely hot day would be perfect for venturing down to Aylesford (the valley) to Oaklawn Farm Zoo.

Oaklawn Farm Zoo is unique because it's a farm and totally looks like a farm yet they have a mixture of farm animals and zoo animals. You can find pigs and horses and goats and baby rabbits and you can also find lions and tigers and zebras and monkeys. There seems to be a little bit of everything there.

I always feel so torn when visiting zoos and wildlife parks though. I can see at Oaklawn Farm Zoo that they treat the animals incredibly well and there's so much open space on the land (the family even lives right on the farm) but at the same time I always feel sad when I see animals in cages. I guess it's always hard to see the animals as happy when they are locked up huh? Hopefully they are though.

She was pooped by the end of our trip and happily snuggled her new llama friend (until she decided he looked tasty and started eating his "fur") I love taking Lux new places and allowing her to experience new things. She makes everything we do ten times more fun!


June 2, 2017

Long Time No Chat!

Soo I'm back! No, I did not get my computer fixed and no I did not save up for a new one yet. I'm currently using my brother's laptop until I can get a new one for myself so I'm trying to get a bunch of drafts written up!

A little life update. We have finally finished moving! It was hectic for a few days there but we've successfully moved everything into storage and are currently staying at my mom's place until we save a bit of money. This is good. As much as it sucks moving back into your mom's place (especially when you need to move back in with your own family in tow) this is what we needed to do at the moment. And I'm totally okay with that.

Lux just celebrated her first birthday! Which I'll be sharing on here in a couple of days! It's so crazy to think that she's one already. Where did the last year go!?

That's all I've got to update you on right now. Just wanted to say Hello!! and that I've got a few posts ready to go over the next few days :)

Thanks for sticking around!