Thursday, September 29, 2011

Little Picasso

We've been doing a lot of cuddling (and hanging out, and reading, and playing, and some tv watching) since we got back - I'm also on an insane soup kick from having had soup literally every day in Ireland, although the kiddo doesn't seem quite as excited as me about that (but I'm going on a tangent here) We also did some drawing over the past week (taking out the paints now too) and here's what Sasha came up with - she calls these her presents for me!
This one is the sun (albeit a mean looking sun) and butterflies all around it
This one is by far my absolutely most favorite picture ever - it's Sasha and myself, holding hands! And I'm totally digging the hair on both of us ;)
Oh, and check out how she "signs" her name - the scribbles above her head and all over (and near) the butterflies - yup, that says "Sasha".
Love her!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sasha's 3-year-old photoshoot

Believe it or not, this year I did not forget to schedule and have a photoshoot for the kiddo (I know it's not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things, but I really want to get them done yearly, they're so much fun to look back at and compare)
Too many? Yeah, I know, but they are so cute I couldn't pick just a few to share. I'm sure I'll hear all about it when the hubby sees the length of this post ;)

Monday, September 26, 2011

We're back!

... but I've got no pictures to share yet, because as usual I took way too many thus subjecting myself to having to sort through and edit them all. Sigh. Will post them soon.
We had an amazing trip though, the weather was icky, but you kind of expect it going to Ireland. We had so much fun, Z was so amused by the insane amounts of sheep and cows that were grazing at literally every turn of the road. Oh, and speaking of the roads, holy moly, I was scared! These are the narrowest tiniest roads ever, with a crazy speed limit of 80 km an hour (which Z joked was probably a record somebody set driving there). By day 2, my amazing husband was used to driving on the "wrong" side of the road and was passing other cars like noone's business. The history of Ireland is just amazing though and seeing it all first hand was mind blowing (one of the guides at the Newgrange tombs used the word "fab" to describe the place, which made me squeal with joy and fall in love with that place so much more!) Five-thousand-year old passage tombs, 800-year old abandoned monasteries, 300-million-year old cliffs! Green pastures as far as the eye can see, delicious and hearty dinners (complete with some sort of potatoes, naturally), and the beer (which I didn't try, but judging by Z's giddiness which each beautiful pint of Guinness, it was good). Oh, and we totally stayed in two castles on our trip, yeah, we're badass!

More pictures later, I promise. Oh, and we got a disc with Sasha's professional pictures in the mail, so I'll be sharing those as well, they came out so cute!

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's vacation time!!!

In just a few minutes, we'll be getting into the car to go to the airport. Ireland, here we come. We're so excited about this long-awaited and much anticipated vacation!! Although I know we'll miss our little girl so so much, this time spent together is always so good for Z and me. Not to mention that I know she'll be well taken care of with her grandparents!
Will share *some* pictures when we get back! Have a wonderful week!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Feeling sad today

My aunt and uncle left for Russia yesterday. My cousin and her husband left last week. And now I'm feeling so sad about them not being around (or us not being around?) more often. We had such a blast over the couple of weeks they were here. It makes me really sad to know that Sasha (and Honeydew) won't grow up knowing that side of her family. Of course, we're going to try our best to go visit often, but realistically it's not going to happen even ever other year, sigh.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Big news!

We've got some really exciting news to share:
Baby #2 (codename honeydew) is due in March (although the due date is still being debated by the doctors as the kiddo was measuring 6 whole days ahead at our last ultrasound). We are so so excited and cant' wait to meet this little one. And yes, we'll be finding out what we're having, for two reasons: I'm too impatient to wait till March and I'm way too type-A with needing to prepare (i.e. picking out names, buying things, preparing the nursery, etc.)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Apple picking

We went apple picking yesterday for the first time and it was so much fun! Sasha enjoyed riding in the little wagon and eating (who know how many) apples more than actually picking them... but let me tell you she enjoyed apple pie we baked last night very very much! We got so many apples that I was literally forced to make a pie (two actually), apple jam, and there's still a ton left.