I’m a God Mother! Lord help me…

 

I’m all for not blogging when I don’t have anything to say, hence the lack in posts this week.

I was too much of a wuss to stand outside in the snow this week to take my outfits posts, and too hyper to remember to take them in a full length mirror at the bathrooms at work. I’m sure you all really care. So instead, I’ll be posting random bits about my week. Yay!I put my bra on upside down earlier this week. I thought it was going to be “one of those days” but I still ended up being quite the character this week. Counting down the days until I leave for Newfoundland. We’ll be on an air plane soon enough!I had 3 peppermint white mocha’s from Starbucks this week. #PeppyMoXo‘s get in my belly! Already there folks, already there.starbucks pileupWhen I’m not drinking peppy mo’s I’m drinking tea out of my Santa mug that I picked up pretty much for everyone on my list this year. They’re adorable. Like my “christmas” (more like bridal) nails?santa mug

Earlier this week I went with The Guy to watch him at his master’s swim class. I didn’t realize how boring it would be watching people swim. swimming pool in kdubSo I took selfies, naturally.selfie at the poolI wore my McDonalds oversized tote as a purse. It’s way too big to use as a purse.We whipped out Alfie’s winter coat out of storage, finally. He’s wearing a Canada Pooch jacket (that I reviewed a while ago). He does flips and rolls around in the snow with it on, it’s both adorable and hysterical at the same time.alfie wearing canada poochEarlier on in the week, we gave him his semi annual bath. It was a team effort, despite his little size. He wasn’t squirmy but I would rather have four hands go at him, than just two. I scrubbed him down with some dog shampoo and once I wanted to rinse him, I got The Guy to hold the shower head while I rinsed everything out. Then of course we couldn’t not document his drowned rat look. I forget how tiny the little guy really is. He has SO much fur.alfie-bath pomeranian-bath alfie-in-a-towel

We also went to McDonalds for supper the other night. Mmm. McDonalds happy meal coupon

Still wearing my oversized tote as a purse. Not the greatest idea. It’s huge. mcdonalds oversided tote

God help me… or this child. But I’m now a god mother! Amazing right?my god daughter

She’s the daughter of a long time friend of mine. We met in Grade 9. Remember her? She’s the one who was moving back home (to Newfoundland), from South Korea and I met up with her in Toronto of all places between her move.

She had her baby on Wednesday and the little sweetie didn’t wait until I was home so I could visit the trio at the hospital. She was officially due on December 26, but she came a little early. Look at her sweet little chunker cheeks and her little lips. my god daughter

 

I need to get a photo of me holding my little buddykins when I go home. Cannot wait to see and hold her. Allyson is the first of my friends to have a baby! I saw Allyson again when I flew home for Thanksgiving.allyson nancy heather

One more thing — I don’t have many guest blog posts going up on my blog while I’m away over the Christmas. So I want to wish you now, a very Merry Christmas and I’ll see you in the New Year!!!

p.s. I may pop in from time-to-time while in Newfoundland, but it’s doubtful. Follow me on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram for some real-time updates.

p.p.s: Check out my friends blogs if you want to read some posts over the holidays. I won’t be updating, but they may?!

  • Mrs. Priss – is pregnant with her third child. She was one of my favourite bloggers then disappeared for a bit (parenting perhaps?) now she’s back semi-weekly.
  • Leanne is no stranger on my blog, she’s over at Fresh Season and an amazing friend of mine.
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I almost cried at the sight

It was one of my last days in Newfoundland and I had the opportunity to pick up the youngest one from school while the other kid (a year older) came with me — he was out of school that day.

The school bell rang at 2:45 and my little 5 year old nephew spotted me down the long hallway. After spending hours playing the evening before, and all the days prior he was genuinely thrilled to see me. The look on his face was so priceless that it truly brought tears to my eyes to see how excited he was to see his “Ancy Nancy” picking him up from school.

ruairi stepping on my bootGotta say the little buddy takes after me with his many facial expressions (as he steps on my boot purposely in the above pic lol). When he spotted me waiting in the lobby of the school, his face dropped into a shy but expressive jaw-dropping smile. It was adorable. Once he got close, he starting running to me. I bent down to my knees and gave him a warm bear hug. One of the best moments of my trip.

It’s so bitter sweet. I almost cried at the sight. I’m not a crier. I was ecstatic picking up my nephews from school, but sad in a way that I don’t get to do it more often.taking off ruairis cap

I have to say that is truly one of my favorite things about being home. The joy of picking up my nephews from a full day of school. A school that I went to Jr High (grades 5-8) in, now turned into an elementary school. The hallways back then seemed long, the classrooms seemed extraordinary large. Going back into that same building, with that same foul apple-smell in the hallways (why do all schools SMELL the same?) brought back so many memories of attending that school. Plus omg not to mention — the hallway is SO LITTLE. It’s funny how your perception changes as you grow.

It’s also a little disheartening cute how kids see adults as all the same age. I even went on a FIELD TRIP with my nephew’s 7 year old class. How crazy is that? His mother (my sister-in-law. Duh) attended as well. We the class learned about the weather and had some cool experiments that I gladly participated in. My nephew blurted out a question while we were on the adventure walk with the class “Who is older? YOU or my MOM?” Legitimate question, I understand your concerns kid. But omg there’s a freaking DECADE plus a few more years tacked on between our ages. I suppose he thinks me and my own mother are only 3 years in the difference too. Right?

Either way. Won’t be that log until I’m back again. 7 more weeks til I’m home for Christmas and get to see these sweet faces again.nephews and i smiling

Huge thanks to my Mom for taking all these fantastic candid shots of my nephews and I that day in Bowring Park, St. John’s.

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Highlights of Newfoundland

Photo post overload! I wanted to just invade your blog feed with TONS of fun photos of Newfoundland while I was there over Thanksgiving! Enjoy the post :)

Hanging out with Daddio.IMG-20131018-01657

Going for a cruise with my Dad, again!

My parents fireplace is amazing. IMG-20131019-01678

Trying on hats at Posie Row, downtown. Loved this one, didn’t buy it ($50!)IMG-20131019-01676

Next up, some candid shots that my Mom took of us three in the park. These are my fav!

Took my nephews winter hat off his head just to tease him. Love our expressions! I totally lived in my MPG hoody the entire time. It’s incredibly comfy and definitely durable.IMG_6309

Hanging out in one of the trees talking about poop most likely.IMG_6490

Guys, I used to live in trees in our backyard as a kid. I can’t believe how HARD it is to climb a tree now that I’m “old”! LOLIMG_6482

Having a chat with the little guy. I think this is when he was stuck and I was about to help him get down.IMG_6467

Piggy backs while running are fun for me. Scary for the nephew ;)IMG_6435

Don’t SIT on me, kid!IMG_6418

Pretending to shoot each other. Boys.IMG_6416

Playing tag. I TOTALLY nabbed him. Slow kid ;)IMG_6387

I laughed until I cried when I saw this picture. Here he is hanging on for dear life. IMG_6347

Cracking up at this photo. Caption: “Ancy Nancy I want a turn… is it my turn yet?” as I hog the swing and my nephew tries to catch me. Hah!!!Not yet kid!IMG_6322

I was told before the jump, we all had to hold hands and say “1-2-3 DONKEY KONG”. IMG_6316

Launch!IMG_6314

My favorite shot of my entire trip. nephews and i smiling

My nephew trying to bother me. Standing on my boots!!!ruairi stepping on my bootHeading back to the car all holding hands. How sweet!!!IMG_6514

Hope you enjoyed the post!

Do you have any nieces or nephews?

How far away do you live from your family?

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