Friday, 28 February 2014


I have taken thousands of photos of friends and family, them pregnant, getting married, their kids, name it. But I can count on one hand the times I've taken my 'big" camera out to take pictures of my own baby. There was the failed time when she was a couple of months old and I wanted her to lay on an old chair, positioned in the moss outside, shyly smiling at the camera as the sunlight danced across the trees behind her creating that perfect light and depth. I can tell you what she didn't want to do..all of the above. I gave up pretty quickly. 

This time she was a bit easier to distract and in the dangerous move of acting model/photographer/child entertainer I had my camera set up on two books stacked on top of a lunch bag and finally a golden, metal owl for that extra height at the front of the lens. With the timer set to 2 seconds I had 2 seconds (duh) to press the button, put my arm back in a somewhat natural position and hope that Minea would look into the camera and hopefully not give my face anymore visible scratches before the shutter went off.

She did awesome.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

The past few...

Valentine's date

Picking her outfit for the day

She can't get enough of the jolly jumper

 Dinner party wars have started again for us, here we were treated to an evening with flavours from Belize!

The best no cheese mac and cheese ever!

No cat litter was used during the making of this baby food

My little helper

Baby dessert making

Note with our gas bill =)

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

6 months

Every time I sit down to write these monthly reports I get so emotional, start crying and by the time I've got up to get some tissue and got myself together you're usually waking up from your nap and my writing time is over. Which is why I might have skipped month 5, oops! 

We are getting into the swing of things you and me, being at home together all day, creating our own routines and exploring new things. You are so aware and interested in everything around you, especially the animals. Each morning I take you out of the crib and we go and say good morning to them all individually before we start our day. We started giving you little tastes of food a couple of weeks ago and you are a little eating machine. Apples, carrots, broccoli, pears, love it all! I'm having so much fun making your food and mixing flavours together for you to try. 

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny (cold) day that we spent outside, we made a fire and watched friends skating far out on the frozen lake, we came home with rosy cheeks and completely wiped from all the fresh air. A small side note, the next time you decide to have a big poop on your not regular poop time, can you try to do it when you don't have 5 layers of clothing on, when your moms for once remember to bring the diaper bag and preferably when we are around running water, that' be great thanks! 

You are 25 inches and 14 lb 4 oz and that was with a full diaper.