Saturday, February 26, 2011

strong start

it's been too long dear friends since i've last grazed my blog.  with our recent move it feels like organizing the new place will never end!  to top that off, i have 7 more weeks until i hit my 37th week and baby #2 is bound to arrive anytime after.... i have a million things to take care of prior to said arrival!

but enough of that.  i have previously mentioned that the major perk of moving into our neighbourhood is the school across from our unit.  these last few weeks, i have been taking Dylan to their strong start program --- a program that runs for children below the age of 5 to be able to interact with other children in a school or preschool setting.  the only difference with this school is that parent participation is required.  

it's been a great program so far!  Dylan and i have started a new routine and usually make it to school by 9am and leave at 11:40.  he gets gym time, play time, art time, computer time, circle time... you name it.  and my little boy is thoroughly enjoying it! 

warning:  photos galore here!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

it's about time!

i've been awake since 4:30 am today cooking up a storm for our friends who are helping us move.  that's both breakfast AND lunch!

excited, much?

you bet i am!

see you all in a couple of days!!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Cruz!

last saturday, february 5th, my childhood best friend took on a new title and a different last name.

i wish i could have been there to share her special day like she was for mine.  we could've laughed non-stop for about five minutes over silly nothings --- all of it caught on camera.  we could've spent some time catching up as if the years spent apart barely existed.  i wish i was there to be able to help her but we are thousands of miles away from each other with continents separating us.  

nontheless, i wish her nothing but the best that marriage has to offer.  i wish her a lifetime of wedded bliss, children to fulfill their dreams and a blessed marriage.  


*photos taken from Cleober Sinues & Coj Cruz' facebook page*

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

4 days until the move!

it has been an extremely busy few days in our little household.  with the sorting, packing up, shopping and making necessary calls for the update in our address, i haven't even had a chance to catch up with all you lovelies!

i have almost forgotten how hard moving can be... almost.  

to give you a sense of our small and humble abode, below are a couple of photos from the previous tenants.  

kitchen/dining room

our patio (bottom floor)

i just love how small and cozy the place is!  i am not one to live in a big house because seriously, i would never be able to keep things neat and clean!  but a small two bedroom is perfect enough for me.  i can just imagine us spending much time outside in the patio for bbq's in the summer.  what i love even more is that right across from it is the playground in an elementary school!

once we have moved and settled in, i have a big surprise for my wonderful followers!  i can't wait to get things together for that --- hopefully very soon!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

9 days to pack!

with a new baby on the way, the husband and i figured that we needed to move to a slightly bigger place on a more convenient location.  after i quit my job last year to be a stay-home mom, we moved back to my parent's home for a teeny bit to get our bearings together and figure out where best to move to.  after a couple of months looking around, we found a condo 30 minutes away from our family and instantly fell in love.

we toured four units in this building.  FOUR!!!  the first three landlords wanted us to take over their unit but we turned them down for different reasons.  the worse being that one of the landlords did not know what they were doing it all!  when we were just about to give up on this location, one last unit opened up and we decided to try our luck one more time --- it seems that 4 is our lucky number!

we secured a beautiful 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 year old ground level suite with it's own patio.  right across the street is an elementary school with a program for non-school-aged children and a playground to die for.  we are blocks away from a waterpark, grocery, malls and there is a bus stop two minutes away from the house.  transportation is as easy as 1, 2, 3... (as we only have one car) so it will make it easy for me to get anywhere with two kids!

now, i only have 9 days to pack 2 years worth of toys, clothes and paraphernalia.  we closed the deal today and signed the one-year lease.  we also went out to purchase some much-needed items for the home... least to say, my budget is blown out the window but wow... WHAT A GREAT FEELING!!!  at least we were able to purchase the "must-have's" --- a couch, a mattress of the little man, bar stools, pillows and duvets.  next week we go for a kitchen shopping trip!

it's an exciting time for my little family.  we are moving on the 13th and i cannot wait!  best of all, the new place will be fully ready for when baby #2 arrives.  i truly am very excited for this upcoming move!!!

photos via weheartit

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

love o' my life

he's the second man in my life... only surpassed by a teeny tiny bit by his daddy.
and i will NEVER ever be able to get over the fact that i have this beautiful little boy.
full of life... energy... exuberance and LOVE.
i can never be grateful enough to Him for gifting me with someone so precious.
and the best bit of all...
is that i have fallen in love twice.
and it's going to happen again a third time in thirteen very short weeks.

*i just love my life*

[my little dylan on his 2nd bday - 01.30.11]