Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Toby goes to Kindergarten!

Today was a very big day.

It was the FIRST "First Day of School" in this house.

Our "big boy" Toby has never really been to preschool, so this was it. :)
And he was so, SO excited!!

This is our sensitive little man. Very shy in new situations, and a total goofball once he's comfortable in his surroundings/company. He stands back and takes everything in. He also has the most contagious giggle and a great sense of humour.

How can this little pumpkin be heading off to school all day??

Toby at 6 months

Finny just had to jump into the picture :)

Classic Finny.

Soooo many hugs!

We set the camera on the hood of the Land Rover and used the timer for this shot. Not our best ;)

But hey....we'll take what we can get!

This picture makes me so happy when I look at it :) My two fuzzy-headed little boys.
 (and possibly one more in the belly) ;)

Standing in front of the Kindergarten door.

It's hard to believe, but this is the exact same door that I went to Kindergarten in....as did my brother and sister! So funny how life works out sometimes :)

Toby is in French Immersion, and is so excited to learn how to speak french!

Checking out the blocks with Dada.

Colouring his first Kindergarten "project"....which was a picture of him.

It was then hung out in the school hallway.....each little person as part of the big classroom "puzzle" :)

Toby's is the bottom right.

He decided that he should be like Superman.

So pleased with himself, heading home again.

They do a very gradual entry, so he only went for an hour today...and the same tomorrow. (Except...tomorrow he will go all by himself!!)

How time flies.....

So proud of my big boy today!

HUGS to all of you other mommas who are sending your own little ones off to Kindergarten today!!


Monday, September 3, 2012

New Teal Velvet Sofa in the Living Room

We FINALLY got a new sofa!! 

I went on a crazy craigslist rampage and sold our leather sofa/love seat at the start of the summer. Then we purchased a sofa that ended up having to be retured due to a very strong smell of chemicals off-gassing! yuck!  (ok...fine...you can blame it ever so slightly on me being a very extra sensitive prego mama, but still....can't be good when your whole house smells like the new sofa!)

Then......along came this beauty. 

A perfect floor model (I was specifically looking for a sofa that had been sitting out so that we wouldn't have as much risk of the same smell problem happening again). 

And seriously....the comfiest couch ever made!  

We went out on a limb and decided to break away from the "safe" colours.....you know...beige, brown, etc. Why NOT have a teal velvet sofa? ;)

Did I mention we got a great deal on it too? 

It's a crazy shape, which makes it a little hard to fit into our small living room...but this is the best layout I've tried so far. 

The crazy shape is a small price to pay for what is called the "cuddle". Yes....the CUDDLE. It's the glorious little spot on the corner, where you can snuggle right into the couch and put your feet up. 

Exactly what this pregnant mama needed ;)

The pink Ikat pillows were an impromptu Home Sense purchase. I'm kind of loving them.

I still haven't sorted out a permanent piece of art, or new mirror for above the mantel....but this will do for now.

On another note...I simply cannot believe that school starts tomorrow......and that I actually have a boy that's old enough to be going!!! 

More on this later...


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