Wednesday, March 30, 2016

WIP Wednesday and Easter Weekend Summary

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter/long weekend! We were very busy all weekend. Friday was story time at the local library and DD had a great time. She sang to the alphabet song and Mary Had A Little Lamb at almost full volume, which made everyone laugh thankfully. We haven't practiced inside/outside voices yet since usually she's not very loud. :) That might be the next thing we have to practice. 

Then it was time for the last Friday hockey session until the fall. DD and DH had fun wandering all around the rink again and again. That and watching the zamboni (ice cleaner) are DD's favourite things to do at the arena. 
Me in my hockey equipment and DD watching in her stroller

On Saturday, DD and I had an adventure! DH needed us out of the house for a bit to get some work done, so DD and I went to the mall. This was DD's first time without a stroller and her first time experiencing a toy store being able to walk around. She really loved the giant stuffed toys and kept petting them and showing them to her teddy bear. We also visited a clothing store and she spent most of the time trying on different pairs of sparkly sunglasses. :) 

After a few hours it was time to head home for lunch and a not-nap. That's my description for when she hangs out mostly quietly in her crib until we get her up. She doesn't nap, but she does get some rest. Then we journeyed out to a maple sugarhouse nearby. I pulled in to the wrong place first, but the farmer there was nice enough to let DD see the cows. That might be her favourite farm animal. She was a little scared of how big they were though. The sugarhouse was another mile down the road and we found it and had a great tour of the process. There were also 3 horses to see and DD wasn't up to petting their noses, but she was very interested. She did feed the chickens and wasn't scared of them at all. 

Finally it was time to sample the maple syrup and DD wanted all she could get. Good thing it's relatively healthy and she can't quite manage to drink out of a cup without assistance yet. After that is was home again, home again for supper and bath!

And some stitching time for Mama!

Sunday morning dawned sunny and warm and we all got up together so DD could investigate her Easter goodies and help DH and I find out Easter bunnies. We had an egg hunt outside afterwards and shared the spoils. After DD's nap we decorated the bunny cake that I found here

Mine did not look that good, but it looked good enough. DD had fun eating the strawberries and adding a third eye to the bunny, as well as adding freckles by dipping her finger in the frosting. :) It was fun and pretty good cake for being relatively healthy. 

Back to stitching, I don't think I ever shared the afghan I'm stitching the dragonlets and the owls on, so here it is!

I've been helping DH beat Zelda: Twilight Princess HD lately, so I haven't been stitching as much as I would like. Hopefully that will change over the next few days. 

Happy Stitching everyone and thanks for your patience with my long post!



  1. Awesome post Tiffany. Sounds like you all had a great weekend. Lovely stitching as always.


  2. It sounds like you had a fun weekend and got some stitching done, too.

  3. That sounds like a fun weekend!

  4. I'm exhausted just from reading your post! What a lovely busy weekend you had full of fun and enjoyment. Now I've seen that you play ice hockey I'm scared! You're more dangerous than rugby players!! :)

    1. It was fun! It doesn't have to be dangerous, but it can be. I broke my leg playing, but only because the ice was bad in a place and my leg got stuck.

  5. Oh, your owls are unbelievable cute and all of them are so different like real friends. :)

  6. The afghan looks great!! Oh I love those cute owls :)

  7. Beautiful stitching, your L is looking lovely!
    We had to practice indoor and outdoor voices with our youngest. Didn't work - he just has a loud voice!

  8. Great post. Glad you had a lovely weekend. I have a hard time finding my inside voice too haha. Everyone picks on me for being loud. At least people can hear me haha. Love your stitching.

  9. Glad to know you had a lovely time with your family. Your daughter is cute:) You play ice hockey, I thought you played regular hockey.
    It's great that you still managed some stitching too:)

  10. Sounds like you and DD had a great weekend! Lovely to see the owls and dragonlets in full, they look great on an afghan.

  11. Sounds like a wonderful weekend that was enjoyed thoroughly.

  12. Such a lovely weekend for all of you. DD quite obviously was having a lot of fun.
    These owls are so sweet.

  13. Sounds like a great weekend. It's weird when they outgrow the pushchair, you realise how much you used the carrying space underneath!
    Great work on your L Fairy too.

  14. What a lovely weekend. Love the little owls and that bunny cake. mmmmm

  15. Sounds like a perfect Easter weekend - lots of family time, Easter eggs and maple syrup, a gorgeous Easter bunny cake and some stitching - perfect!


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