Thursday, November 20, 2014

Banff Christmas Market.....

So whose ready for Christmas? I surely wasn't feeling particularly festive until last weekend but theres nothing like a Christmas Market in a beautiful mountain town complete with a dusting of fresh snow to get a girl into the Yuletide spirit! 
The Banff Christmas market, held at the pretty Warner Stables, is a lovely way to kick off the season of peace and joy. The old barn is filled with lovely handmade gifts and twinkly lights and even a lady singing carols. Outside they set up fire pits with hay bale benches and offer sleigh rides across the snowy meadow. Even the little ponies were looking festive with their tail braids and red bows :) It really was a perfect way to spend a snowy November morning. 

* Nice rack lady!*

Even Santa uses hashtags now. 

It was a chilly day so after the market we headed to our favourite nourishment spot in Banff, the Wild Flour Cafe, for some warm soup and hot chocolate. 

This cutie is 7 months old......

All Hallows' Eve......

I love Halloween! Pumpkins and spiders and cobwebs oh my!

This is the kids leaving the house for the school bus that morning.... Seb looking skeletal and Bel the giraffe. Of course throughout the day they switched costumes about ten times each and I lost count of how many times I had to repaint Bel's face! 

About to head out Trick or Treating with friends......

 Silas, oops I mean Yoda, loved his first Halloween experience. Isn't it funny that Bel wore this costume when she was three and it fits my chunky 7 month old just right! 


I have a 7 year old!?!

 My son is halfway to 14! What the! Wait!......How the heck did this happen! Stop growing immediately!! All of you. 

Friday, October 24, 2014

Six months old.....

Silas just passed the six month mark and almost exactly on his six month birthday began sitting up unaided! He does still lurch off to one side every now and again but somehow manages to control most of his sideward tumbles with sort of a stiff-necked action that seems to stop him bumping his head on the ground....such a clever boy! His hair is more beautifully ginger than ever and he is blooming into such a wonderful, happy little character! He is energetic and really strong (both in physique and will!) He smiles almost all the time and if he is not smiling he's screaming. Loudly. He gets bored easily and is at his most content when he's slap-bang in the middle of some kind of raucous activity with his brother and sister. 
I love him so, so much and even though my home is a mess, my laundry pile enormous, my dog un-walked and my time-keeping non existent, I can safely say that I am a happy wreck! I feel so unbelievable lucky to be his Mama!