getting her vote on

It’s voting time here in British Columbia so John, Naomi and I headed out to take advantage of the early voting on Saturday. There were no lines, the staff were lovely and effecient and the whole process took about 6 minutes. Get your vote on, y’all! Get in your car, get on your bike, leave […]

a year later she is one

It’s impossible, but there you have it: My little Monkey Pants is one. A year ago Naomi was born at home upstairs in her room. A year ago my water broke at 2 o’clock in the morning and 10 hours later a warm 6lbs 10oz ball of baby was laying against my chest (I still haven’t […]

perchance to dream

Currently addicted to… Watching the moment you fall asleep. Age: 11 1/2 months

fisherman’s wharf

Mom and Dad wear a lot of black, but Naomi? Naomi isn’t afraid to rock a little colour. We hung out at Fisherman’s Wharf over the weekend, which is a community of houseboats.  Or are they called floating homes? In any case, Bob lives there.  Age: 11 months (11 months and 1 day to be […]

#1 fan

Fast-forward 20 years… I wonder if Little Miss will be teaching her dad a thing or two about the guitar. *choke* *sputter* Oh my god, she is going to grow up, isn’t she? And I will be in my 50’s! And she will have boyfriends! And none of them will be good enough! And… off […]

new baby must-haves: the list

Naomi is now almost 11 months old and I’m only NOW putting this list together. Figures. My best friend from elementary school is having a baby so I’ve been inspired to get my act together (congrats Lynda!). Here is my Essential! List! Of! Must! Have! Baby! Stuff! There are a lot of lists out there, but this […]

tweedle awesome

Tweedledee, Tweedledum and Tweedle Awesome. Naomi is Tweedle Awesome (obviously). She has a ruffly bum, she has to be Tweedle Awesome. Depending on the day Mickey and Kayloo take turns being Tweedledum. It generally has something to do with barking and waking Naomi up. Most. Annoying. Thing. Ever. All those big dog changes didn’t necessarily happen… […]


What day is it? Who is this wee person yelling at me and why is she trying to climb into the dishwasher? Coffee, oh sweet saviour of mine, I need you more than ever. Happy Friday or something. Age: I took this on her 10 month birthday (Feb 2)

baby love

Wishing you love and love and love this Valentine’s Day! Age: 10 1/2 months More Valentine’s Pregnant Valentine’s Day 2012 (belly bump 34 weeks & about how being pregnant is weird) Valentine’s Dinner 2012 Valentine’s 2011 Valentine’s Cake 2010 (my dogs wrecked the remote control so I made a remote control cake. It’s really ugly) Doggy Valentine […]

my baby, my teacher: #4 everything is temporary

It has occurred to me that Naomi is going to teach me far more in her lifetime than I will ever teach her. She was teaching me before she was even born… so I thought I would start writing down the gems I’m learning in the hopes I’ll remember all the things to thank her […]