Adventures of a tiny Squirrel and her friends...

This is our life.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011


Missed a couple of pictures...
This is Eric teaching Squirrel about Star Wars

Vancouver's first summery day & Autumn's first summery dress :)

Yes. My baby has cowboy boots. Who's jealous?!?!

Ps. 11:59pm. Finally sleeping.

River Malcolm Lawley

I'm so proud of my lovely friend Cait! Just two days ago, she gave birth to a gorgeous baby boy: River Malcolm Lawley. Welcome to the world, little man. You are lucky to have such a sweet, kind and amazing mama. I can't wait to meet this little guy!
As for our little woman... ;)
Autumn has decided that she no longer wants to have an early evening nap. Instead, she wants to eat a hundred time and tell us all about her day. Tonight, she watched the Canucks WIN and played peek-a-boo with her Daddy. Because I was starting to feel anxious about her having been awake for so long, I decided to try something new and have evening bath instead of sudsing up in the morning...It always helps me to relax and feel snoozy. Anyway. Here we are at 10:30pm and baby Squirrel is listening to some tunes in her bassinette, smelling all fresh and clean...But still fighting sleep. 10pm bed time isn't usually an issue, so I'm hoping she dozes off soon. Cranky baby + hungry mama is no good for anyone. Fingers are crossed that soothie and Mozart for babies work some magic for us now because I'm running out of ideas.
Anyhew, this is how the last little while has looked:


with Auntie Jody at the Bird's Nest for brunch

Autumn attends her first party

She slept through some good times...errr

Mai <3

Squirrel also hit up the Cloverdale rodeo where she met some farm animals.

Cheeks of glory

Hanging out on the kitchen table

Still a bit too floppy for the Bumbo :) 

It's now 11:20pm. I think she is finally asleep. Sigh. 

Disregard, 11:28pm. Still up. Agh!!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

UPPPPP date :)

She's over 10lbs!!!!!!!
It's crazy. I couldn't understand in the beginning why anyone would need a nursing pillow....Until my child got heavy. I get it. Yesterday, I met a lady on the street who was walking her 2 week old baby girl. Her daughter was the same size as Autumn...Just floppier and still with that fresh newborn look...You know, fuzzy and wrinkly and red. It dawned on me that I had a pretty small baby. I mean, she was huge for a 7 weeks preemie, but small nonetheless. She is growing fast though...There is no slowing her down. I feel like I'm constantly pouting over clothes that fit yesterday and are too small today. Thank goodness for the generosity of Squirrel's friends and family...She has clothes to fit until she's a big girl!
We are really looking forward to visits from Aunties Rebecca & Melissa next week and Brian & Stafford too, of course! It's been very obvious lately that our girl is working up to some big smiles. We aren't totally there yet, but we are close!! Hopefully we'll have smiles and giggles for the aunties while they're here.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011


Some New Pictures!!

Not that I'm biased or anything, but I have the cutest baby in the entire universe. AGH!
Squirrel having a visit with her pal, Erica <3

Cuddling with Auntie Ti

Papa & Baby with furry supervisors

Rocking out in her swing at Nana & Papa's house

Uncle Shahn

Rach & Autumn

Great-Uncle Rob & Squishy baby

Min <3

Squirrel & Purds

Autumn's new bf Carter

He is so cute!!

New shades from Auntie Ti

Hot mama Cheryl

Dr. Smooth & Mini Me

Visiting Nurse Heids in Calgary

Uncle D & Auntie Sass

Best cheeks ever.

Our first craft project!
It was pretty silly of me to not take more pictures on our travels, but Auntie Em was snap-happy enough for two...I'll post some of her pictures once I have them. Hope all you mommas had a Happy Mother's Day weekend!!

Thursday, 5 May 2011

So her squishiness turned two months old on Tuesday. She's getting so big, I wish there was a way to slow time down. She's a champ at holding up her head and I'd guess she's about 9.5 lbs. Piggie. We have our next weigh in on the 10th.
Anyway, Autumn & I spent the weekend in Toronto visiting my side of the fam. Autumn met her Papa for the first time & also her great-grandparents...the great-papa & grand-nanabanana ;)
Everyone loved her and enjoyed cuddles. My Nan blows my mind. At 90 years old, she remembers everything about tiny babies and is a wealth of knowledge and good advice. My papa made the voice that I very clearly remember him speaking to my sisters and I in when we were small. They are the best.
My parents and baby seester are awesome and totally set up baby headquarters at their place so Autumn & I felt quite at home. Crib, change station, etc. Everything we needed was right there. They, of course, adore their tiny grandbaby so I got some nice long showers in while they got their snuggle on. That was quite a treat :)
Miss Squirrel also got to meet some very important pals...Laura, Shahn, Min, Christine, Cheryl & Carter, Cait, Brad & Elissa, Kass & Joel and my uncle Rob, Auntie Marnie & cousin Rachel...almost all of whom, my sister photographed with the babe. I'll post those as soon as she sends them to me :)
Autumn rocked it both ways on the plane. Pretty much quiet and sleepy the whole way there and back. Good flying squirrel.
Anyhew, I'll put up a few pictures shortly. Squish is asking for cuddles :)