Wordless Wednesday: Valentines Day 2015

We spent this super cold, Family Day long weekend hanging out at home, nice and warm. It was Lilly’s first Valentines Day at school, so she was very excited. She even addressed all the Valentines her self and was thrilled with the overstuffed heart shaped envelope she brought home at the end of the day.

Valentines 2015

All dressed for “Red, Pink & White Day” at school.

Valentines day 2015

Longing to go jump in the snow bank too…

 

Wordless Wednesday: RIP to one beautiful cat.

Last night we discovered our cat, Scurvy, had passed away. My heart is broken as we have to say goodbye to such an incredible member of our family. A funny and affectionate kitty who I would often find hiding in hilarious places, like under my bathroom sink or randomly behind the breadmaker in the kitchen cupboard.

She was our dog’s best friend and so patient with our children. She had taken years of jealousy from Lilly in stride. In fact, it was the subject of one of my first ever blog posts, titled “No, no, we don’t kick the kitty in the head.” Their relationship had blossomed into one that was playful and loving.

Today I want to remember Scurvy. Our beautiful, quirky and cuddly cat who will be so very missed.

When we first discovered Scurvy in my in-laws barn. Grooming herself while the other cats fought for food.

When we first discovered Scurvy in my in-laws barn. Grooming herself while the other cats fought for food.

Our prissy girl was clearly not cut out for farm cat life.

Our prissy girl was clearly not cut out for farm cat life.

Her first day as a house cat. Clearly, settling in to her new life just fine ;)

Her first day as a house cat. Clearly, settling in to her new life just fine ;)

Rinnie and Scurvy. Best friends from day one.

Rinnie and Scurvy. Best friends from day one.

Mama cuddles after her rough introduction to our new puppy.

Mama cuddles after her rough introduction to our new puppy.

Lilly, loving the heck out of Scurvy. Literally ;)

Lilly, loving the heck out of Scurvy. Literally ;)

"Listen cat, that's MY chair..."

“Listen cat, that’s MY chair…”

Daily cuddles with Lilly.

Daily cuddles with Lilly.

Besties.

Besties.

She would just snuggle right in and make herself at home there.

She would just snuggle right in and make herself at home there.

My favourite photo of Scurvy, when she was about 3 years old.

My favourite photo of Scurvy, when she was about 3 years old.

RIP my dear Scurvy. Our family will never forget you.

 

Wordless Wednesday: Sled rides, crafting and homemade sushi.

Life has been a little more than crazy the last few weeks and I sadly have neglected my poor blog. Our whole household has been battling the cold that just won’t freaking end, plus a bit of teething out of our little man and an insane amount of work for the office… Really hoping to get a bit of time back to myself soon!

Last weekend, we took Cole out for his first sleigh ride. He LOVED it. It was in the middle of us all battling the worst of our colds and I thought a bit of fresh air would do us good. I can’t wait to take him out on this again. Lilly was such a good big sister, holding on to her baby brother the whole time.

Loved seeing the smiles on both their faces during this.

Loved seeing the smiles on both their faces during this.

This past weekend, I finally got around to some crafting that I’ve had on my list for ages. I wanted something unique to use as the coasters for me newly redesigned study/home office. When I spotted DIY scrabble tile coasters on Pinterest, I knew they were perfect for that space. I am a total word and book nerd and that whole room reflects that. This craft was super quick. It is literally just small square tiles from the home reno store and a sharpie. That’s it.

DIY Scrabble Tile Drink Coasters

Scrabble tile coasters for the wordy nerd in me ;)

I had also promised Lilly that her and I would master some homemade sushi on Sunday. It’s been a long while since I’ve made my own sushi, but it turned out well! Honestly, it’s not very hard to do, just time consuming.

Making sushi at home.

Homemade smoked salmon, avocado and cucumber rolls. Yum.