29 September 2012

New Moleskin and Sharpie Pens

I've been wanting a white pen for sometime now. Finally got one yesterday: a Sharpie Water Based Poster Paint pen. I have a couple of projects in mind for this, and the gold one I bought as well, but had fun doodling on my new Moleskin last night. I had to test it out!

This particular journal is dedicated to my Morning Pages where I purge, in long hand, 3 pages each morning. I'm on an 8 week plan. This is week one. So far so good!

28 September 2012

Photo Friday: Tate Modern


Modern Art Museum with kids? Indeed, yes. And for lots of reasons. Besides having family friendly activities ... well, there's the art. Of course. Like these ...

Thankfully this includes places to rest too.

And the incredible gift shop? If I go missing I'm buried in the art + design books, kids lit, and sketchbook + art supplies sections. And so happy.

But the most fun of all for Spud? The Tate Modern building, originally an old power station, hosts a giant indoor steep hill. Great for burning off some steam!

And for racing toy Tube trains.

At some point a security guard came over. We thought for sure he was going to put an end to the fun. But no! He just wanted to get a closer look and ask Spud some questions.

Thanks to Delicious Baby for hosting Photo Friday.

25 September 2012

Merry Bear Lunch

And Merry Bear shows up for lunch again today ... I know a little guy who is going to be happy to see the accompanying cutlery set included this time.

· Thermos of leftovers: rice, asparagus and salmon
· The soy sauce for the rice is in that teeny fire truck in the cutlery case
· Banana, grapes, and chocolate stuffed raspberries

· Apple
· Mini havarti cheese wrap

24 September 2012

My 365 Grateful Project: Week #20

Find Something For Which to Be Grateful. Every Day. Take a Picture of It. Repeat 365 times.

DAY 134: September 17, 2012  |  I'm not normally a hoarder by nature but I do find happiness in a large stash of TP. #365grateful

DAY 135September 18, 2012  |  On my way to the gym I passed by a man wearing hospital garb and tubes and a full looking bag hanging on his front. He looked burdened. It saddened me. And it changed the way I walked into the gym. #365grateful

DAY 136: September 19, 2012  |  Before bed board game time. #l'escalierhante #spooky #365grateful

DAY 137: September 20, 2012  |  The fruits of my kid's passion for words and pictures #365grateful

DAY 138: September 21, 2012  |  The tooth fairy is cool #365grateful #domo

DAY 139: September 22, 2012  |  Some stolen moments. Parked. Reading new library books. #365grateful

DAY 140: September 23, 2012  |  Persistent, month-long sore throat and fatigue be gone!! #itriedtofightit #365grateful

See Week one here.
Check out my original inspiration here and here.

21 September 2012

Today's Tiffin for Terry Fox Run Day

Today, Spud is running the Terry Fox Run with his school. I thought he might be extra hungry; he's getting 3 layers of lunch:

1. Red peppers, cucumber stars and feta cheese squares
2. Mini salmon salad wraps
3. Tortilla chips

18 September 2012

New Bento Snack Box

We really are trying to reduce the amount of plastic in our lives but Spud and I could not resist this little guy we found at Daiso on the weekend. Today he is filled with half of Spud's lunch.

· a gummy candy
· grapes
· raspberries stuffed with chocolate chips

17 September 2012

My 365 Grateful Project: Week #19


Find Something For Which to Be Grateful. Every Day. Take a Picture of It. Repeat 365 times.

DAY 127September 10, 2012  |   Spud just grabbed this little guy for his breakfast tomorrow #365grateful

DAY 128September 11, 2012  |   Groupon lunch with my sweetie. #whoa. #raincitygrille #365grateful

DAY 129September 12, 2012  |   Look what showed up in my shy, quiet corner of the gym, away from the hubbub! An Erg! #FitnessElf#365grateful

DAY 130September 13, 2012  |   Patio. View. Friends. Heater. Night out. Awesome. #365grateful

DAY 131September 14, 2012  |   Love library day #365grateful

DAY 132September 15, 2012  |   Bento supply shopping with my boy #365grateful

DAY 133September 16, 2012  |   We came for the basketball hoop. It's down. At least there are cool stairs to climb! #woodwardsbuilding #365grateful

See Week one here.
Check out my original inspiration here and here.

16 September 2012

A Week's Worth of School Snacks. Yay!

This is something I've dreamed of for a long time. Oh the simple dreams of a seemingly perpetual snack-making machine; being organized enough to have all 10 of Spud's "hand held" snacks ready to go by Monday!

HAND HELD SNACKS (i.e. no sitting down. Just grab and hit the playground at recess and before lunch).

3 Hard Boiled Eggs
2 Cheese Slices (add crackers at the last minute so they stay crisp)
2 Apple Pears
1 Apple
2 Cucumber

Monday: Hard Boiled Egg + Apple
Tuesday: Cheese/Crackers + Cucumber
Wednesday: Hard Boiled Egg + Apple
Thursday: Cheese/Crackers + Cucumber
Friday: Hard Boiled Egg + Apple

Hopefully this is going to make mornings just a wee less hectic.

15 September 2012

Top 10 Summer Fun Passport 2012 Posts

September is being very good to us. It's always fun to start a new school year. But we still DO miss summer. It was a good one. Based on page views here is a roundup of our top 10 summer fun passport ticks that we got from our 2012 bucket list.

10. Paper Toy Monsters and Dragons

9. Camping with Friends

8. Summer Reading Club

7. Painting — en plein air

6. Glow-in-the-Dark Tub Time

5. Two UNO Math Games

4. LEGO Maze

3. My Cigar Box Guitar Heroes

2. Blessing Bags

1. Spud's Book Review: Amulet Series

10 September 2012

My 365 Grateful Project: Week #18

Find Something For Which to Be Grateful. Every Day. Take a Picture of It. Repeat 365 times.

DAY 120: September 3, 2012  |  Banangrams before bed. Goodnight summer break. It's been amazing. #365grateful

DAY 121: September 4, 2012  |  Love witnessing the "sorting" on the first day of school AND that first day of school serious face. #365grateful

DAY 122: September 5, 2012  |  Hub's morning coffee. #365grateful

DAY 123September 6, 2012  |  What I did on summer vacay journal entry. #classic #365grateful

DAY 124September 7, 2012  |  Grateful for celebrating wonderful friends ... especially with a surprise party! Happy big day Meegan! #gotchya #365grateful

DAY 125September 8, 2012  |  Whistler weekend. #365grateful

DAY 126September 9, 2012  |  Whittlin' time. #365grateful

See Week one here.
Check out my original inspiration here and here.