Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mr. Man and Lil Woman

Cove looks so grown up in this picture. I can see the young man he is going to be someday, and a lot sooner than I'd like. This is what my Mr. Man is loving right now:

His bright blue Adidas (he's always trying to put them on himself)
Big cuddles from mommy- he mulls me
The apple cider vinegar bottle from the lazy susan ???
Pooping on the floor (and playing with it) therefore, naked time is VERY limited
Fruit popsicles
Playing in the toilet
Kisses, kisses, kisses
Nursing before naps and bedtime
Hugs from Morgan
Playing 'stinky toes' (you know the game)
Trucks, trucks, trucks
Playtime outside- I can't open the front door for a second without him trying to escape
Fresh raspberries (he could eat the whole pint)
Tools, especially real ones
Socializing with other nuggets (this often results in a beaming perma-smile)
Bath time with Morgan
Loud sounds (blenders, engines, drills, blowdryers) so opposite from Morgan
Getting his hands washed in the sink and then vice-gripping the tap
Snuggling with mommy/daddy in the shower as the warm water runs down his back
His penguin suit
Ketchup (dammit) tried to switch it to whole-made, but that didn't go over
Bopping along to rock n roll music
Playing in the kitchen
Shoving the corners of his blankie into his mouth, he loves his blankie
Chocolate (yes, I occasionally give him a small square of good dark chocolate)

This guys is just too cute. His smile melts everyone around him, and according to the other mom at Morgan's preschool, so does his perfect shaped head, hehehehe.

These kiddos keep me so busy, but they also fill me with daily joy that shows up in ways that surprise and nourish me with very necessary love and laughter. They are so easy to love. Yes, I lap them up, but I'm always happy for bedtime. Who isn't?

When you plan to have kids, you really have no idea what you're in for...maybe thats a good thing. You get to be so wonderfully selfish in your twenties, actually your whole life up until you have wee ones. The universe's plan to stretch your heart and make you grow in ways you never thought possible. Thank God. Without them, we'd be a bunch of self-absorbed a-holes, and not even know it!;) Thats a joke:) lol Love these two. xo ps. 2 days until California, here we come!:) It was so cold taking Morgan to pre-school this morning, I can hardly wait for long flowy sun dresses, flip-flops and the beeeeach.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Guess Where We're Going...

My favourite visionary- Mr. Walt Disney Circa 1950 

Disneyland- Circa 1961 

Oh Walt, you genius 

We leave on Saturday for two weeks! We've been saving our pennies and rented a sprawling beach house in Carlsbad, a charming surf and foodie town an hour train ride from Disney. Morgan's booked in at the Bibbiti Bobbiti Boutique for her fairy God mother princess makeover. She's been saving in her castle piggy bank since birth for the fairytale transformation. Brydon and I were engaged in Disney World in 2006- we just love it there, to say the least!

Has anyone had a famous Disney Dole Whip? I've never had one, but I'm dying to try one! I also can't wait to see Disney done all up for Halloween. We bought tickets for Mickey's Halloween Bash, which I've heard is supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime epic celebration. Now for my costume...any suggestions? The kiddos are sorted, but we need to get digging in that halloween box.

Life has been busy prepping for this holiday. Getting passports in order, packing, messing the house, cleaning the house, messing the house, cleaning the house, making lists, loosing lists... I can't wait to share Walt's wonderland with Morgan and Cove, although Cove's still so young, I know he'll absorb all the magic into his cells. Can't wait to post the pictures, so stay tuned!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Her Vessel

On Children

Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.

Kahlil Gibran

One day, she will be on her own, making her own choices, living her own life. She is her own person through and through, even if she only twirls to the left just like I do;). I am her vessel, until she is ready to embark into the world all on her own. Until then, may this precious girl bathe in our love. May her bow be stable.

I've Been Dreaming In Colour

Hello! As you've noticed, I've put some love-labour into Little Miss Cupcake Sugarpants. It was time to give this space a fresh look and feel. I was feeling a little stagnant and needed some inspiration to stay alive on this creative trek in the blog world. My old pretty pink template and tutu served me well, and was such a beautiful landing space over the past 3-years. But life has changed and this space should change with it. So WELCOME. Same kiddos, same mama, same love, just a new smile. So please, make yourself at home, take a look around. Share the space, share the love.  

A great DIY project. These sheets are amazing. 

Just a little bit of paint on these Ikea vases makes them shine in colour. 
What a great idea. 

How sweet is this happy vintage collection. 

I'm really in love with dreamcatchers. 
My plan is to start making them, especially for nurseries. 
A creative, therapeutic winter project- yesssss. 

Thrift shop picture frames and candle sticks painted in bright colours. 

Nigella Lawson's home library- I'm so envious and inspired. 

So...what do you think? Thank you so much for visiting. Like always, I would love to hear from you. Hey! Who's the devote visiter from Mountain View, California? You have my curiosity. It would be lovely to know your name and how you found LMCS.:) Happy week everyone. Hope you love the new space. xo