This coat is my favourite thing about winter.
Hello! I am alive. Things have been slightly crazy(I have been making sleep a higher priority) so I’ve been a bit behind on my posting, but I have been taking lots of pictures! In fact, on Saturday, I got to photograph baby Danica again, now four months old, in her beautiful christening gown:
Yesterday Shasta discovered the joys of playing in the cushions:
I only snapped a few today but this gem was amongst them – look at this little model! Watch out Calvin Klein!
There you go. See y’all tomorrow.
It is so hard to get a close-up shot of Shasta’s lovely face because he is almost always on the go. So I took this one today when we were on our walk and he was (s)trapped into his stroller! He was looking at the sky and he said, “Moon!” I looked up and he was right, there was a small sliver of the moon. He’s a smart little guy.
Part of today’s act(you can see a picture of it in my instagram feed) was a challenge to be more thankful for what we have and be more generous with what we have, and also to think about things we take for granted. One of the main things I take for granted is how fortunate/blessed I am to have a beautiful, happy and healthy son. I thank God for him every day, and I love him to bits, but too often I focus on how much energy he is consuming from me and how he is soooo busy. I need to be more thankful for his laugh, his intelligence, his dancing, his sleeping habits(they’re not perfect, but they’re pretty good), and just for who he is. He is a lot of work and by the end of the day sometimes I can hardly move from exhaustion(slight dramatization) but I am so lucky to have him.
I just want to share one adorable thing that he does. I have been trying to teach him to say “I love you,” but he hasn’t grasped it yet. He can, however, say “Te Amo” which is I love you in Portuguese. Although it sounds more like “taboo.” It’s very cute. So I taught him to respond to a question; I ask, “Do you love me?” and he says, “YES!” But he has a lisp, so it’s more like “YETH!” It’s soooo cute and our friends at church love asking him if he loves them. Sometimes he is so enthusiastic about it which makes it all the more enjoyable. I’ll try to do a video of it in the near future.
Today is the first day of Lent. I discovered via my friend Melody a great idea called 40 Acts which takes you through the season with a different act each day. Today’s act was to start a journal and write a list of things you are thankful for. Check it out: http://www.40acts.org.uk. Even if you’re not into Lent/God, I think today’s challenge is good for all of us.
I don’t usually pay much attention to the Lenten Season, but I’m excited to take part in 40 Acts. They send you an email every day with a challenge, Bible verse, and short devotion. I really enjoyed working on this today, and it helped me to think of something to photograph! This Project 365 is getting more challenging every day, but I’m sticking with it.
Some Lucy love:
Yesterday was the first day so far that I did not take a decent picture. It was just one of those lazy, relaxed days and I really didn’t feel like capturing anything. I’m okay with that! Everyone needs a break once in a while. I did take some pictures of Shasta with my new flash. I’m gonna have an opportunity to use it in a couple of weeks for a fundraiser photo booth so I’m excited about that.
Anyways, today I snapped this picture of Shasta drinking his bottle in this chair that he used during the first few months of his life. I brought it up from downstairs to get rid of but he enjoyed sitting in it so it’s gonna hang around for a few more days until he loses interest again. I just thought it was so cute.
Also I made Uova Al Purgatorio for dinner tonight and used my flash again for this:
Delicia! (Another word Shasta can say now! Sort of… sometimes it’s more like “licia”)
We’re back home safe and sound. We had really good drives both ways, Shasta behaved pretty decently, praise the Lord! The roads were great and we had sunshine the whole time. We got to do some shopping, sushi eating, playing and swimming at the Canada Games Centre… can I just say that place is amazing?? They have an indoor playground, free for children under two and their parents. Swimming was a big hit – they have so many fun things to do and see in the pool, lots of toys and whirlpools and shallow parts and giant bears spewing water. Paradise for a 1.5 year old! We also went to check out the snow sculptures that they do every year as part of the Rendezvous festival… they are always so amazing! Here’s one:
And here’s a shot from our drive back today:
And we also saw a lynx! I was driving so Nuni snapped this picture really quick:
Happy March everyone! How did that happen?! I have a feeling this year is going to go by way too fast…
Yesterday I wrote that I didn’t have take photos that I was happy with. Truthfully I didn’t download the photos to my computer – so when I did that today I found one!
“Is it spring yet?”
Today we drove to Whitehorse for some appointments and shopping. I fell asleep for the first hour and when I woke up we were here:
Today I made something for the first time… a Brazilian treat called Paõ de Queijo! Basically they are little balls of cheese bread and they are SO YUMMY. I thought about making them a few weeks ago and I found a recipe online. They are made with tapioca flour, which I didn’t even know existed. I ordered it online from well.ca and my order came in today, so tonight I made them as an accompaniment to mushroom soup(which was also really good. A delicious dinner overall). This is the surprisingly easy recipe I used.
I did take a few pictures with my Nikon today but nothing really that I feel proud to display so the instagram pic will have to do!