Friday, 1 December 2017

Last Week with Miss V πŸ’–....and....Welcoming December....

 Last Friday was our day and sleepover with Miss V...

I already posted this pic of her, but I love it so much...

I can indulge myself....right??? hahaha!!

First task was to put up the Christmas window clings...

Then...we packed up some stuff for our lunch...and...

We left for the cottage drive...and saw a lot of Horses along the way...

It was VERY windy that day...we ventured down to the beach, but didn't stay too long down there!!






 After lunch...and exploring everything inside the cottage...we made our way to the roadside , and cut a few Christmas greens from my evergreens...

Miss V was so excited to find a lot of pinecones...in the FOREST!!! πŸ’š

They are bagged and brought home, to do some sort of Christmas craft...

Not long into the drive home...a certain Miss got the droopy eyelids, and had a lovely nap πŸ’€πŸ’€πŸ’€

She brought her "Ted" from the cottage...she just loves that Bear!!!

I bought it at a Thrifty shop for her...



 Once we were back home...she got started on a card for her new cousin Nora...

She was going the next day to the hospital to meet her. She had already been once, but were unable to see her, as there was a procedure going on in the neo-natal unit...

Unfortunately...as Nora had been moved to another hospital, the rules are a bit different, and once again she was not able to meet her...she was pretty upset, but says she understood about the rules...πŸ’”





 I curled her hair on Saturday...after her bath...she looked fabulous!!!

Always sad to see her go...but we will see her again very soon!!








We visited with wee Nora on Wednesday...

I even got to hold her πŸ’—

And change her diaper!!

She is holding her own...just not gaining any weight yet...baby steps...

Her Mom is back in the hospital...suffering from Preeclampsia...

The only upside is that she is close to Nora...

Wishing a speedy recovery for Anna and a quick release for both...get home and get on with the love...

Check out all that blonde hair on Nora...what a doll...soooo tiny!πŸ’• 




Well...that is it for me...

We are off to the cottage...one last sleepover...and a fire!!!

I scribbled this on the beach last weekend...cheating...I know!! 



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I want to thank you all for your lovely... kind... caring remarks about our little Nora... 

Blogging is such a rewarding experience for me...

I have found so many dear people...thanks again...πŸ’—

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I think boyfriend may shut the water off on Saturday...it will be one last thing on our minds...time for the old girl to take a rest....( the cottage...not me!)

Hope you are all well....no frost or snow here yet...it was 16C on Tuesday!!

         Have a great weekend...

                 See you soon...

                       Cheers!  :o)

                                linda ♥️

Sunday, 26 November 2017

πŸ’• There's A New Girl In Town πŸ’•


There's a new girl in town...

And her name is Nora...

And she is as beautiful as can be...πŸ’•

Nearly 5 weeks early...delivered by Cesarian section...

November 21 2017...11:13am...

5lbs 4ozs of loveliness...

Mom doing great...she has been discharged...

Nora has to stay for a while, as she was so early...

Dad...my only son Ryan...is over the moon with happiness...

He and Anna are going to be wonderful parents...

Anna goes to the hospital everyday...cuddles and holds Nora...

Hopefully she will be at home with them very soon...

I will keep you updated on her progress....

She is not having any difficulties...wee bit of jaundice...

They just want to monitor her for a bit longer...πŸ’• 

She is out of the incubator, which was wonderful news on her improvements... 


This last one is her sleeping in her Daddy's arms...

I must admit this brought a tear to this old Nana's eye!! 

(all photos of sweet Nora courtesy of my son and DIL)


                                           πŸ’• πŸ’• πŸ’• πŸ’• 

And guess who is just beside herself with excitement for her new cousin??? 



                 Yup!!!!

Our sweet Miss V...we had a cottage trip and a sleepover...baking...crafting...

You name it...we did it! hahaha!!!

More on that to follow in another post...

Thanks to all your lovely comments over on IG...I had already shared a few pics over there...     

An exciting week for sure...never a dull moment...and I got my hearing aids too! Geesh....

Hope all my American friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving...

Hope you didn't eat too much....of course you did, right? hahaha!!!

Hope you are all well...

         See you soon...

                Cheers!  :o)

                     linda ♥️

                          

Monday, 13 November 2017

Bits & Bobs From The Past Few Weeks.....



Our drives to the cottage have been especially beautiful lately...

Nothing like a few Barns and Horses to create something memorable...

And don't get me started on the clouds!!!

Absolutely glorious!!
 


the Perennial Bamboo in my back yard here at home, put on a magnificent display last week....just before we had the wee bit of white stuff one night!
It was gone the next day...but we did have quite a few really cold days there...
We were at the cottage last Friday...a very nipply -4c...with a very significant windchill I must say!!!
No sleepovers for a few weeks...looks like it may be time to shut the water off...and let the old girl begin her Winter nap...:o(
 

This incredible white wicker chair was a curbside find last week here at home!!!

That makes 2 in the last 2 years...I found a green skirted one previously...

LOVE IT!!
 


A few pieces of beach glass last week...added to my HUGE collection!
 

Took these few last Friday...as I froze my A** off!!

Still leaves on the trees...and a gorgeous shoreline...

The Milkweed is doing it's thing quite nicely too...
 




We had a beautiful time a few weeks ago...warm temps...deck lounging...and I guess our last sleepover for 2017...

I consoled myself with a moist delicious Apple Pie Loaf...

                                       YUMMY!!!! 
 

Hope you are all well....

         See you all soon....

                  Cheers!    :o)

                       linda ♥️

 

Saturday, 11 November 2017

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

πŸ’•πŸ’– Baby Shower!! πŸ’–πŸ’•










You all said you wanted to see my crochet that I did for the Baby Shower for my DIL Anna...

2 Blankets and 3 toques of various sizes...

It was a book theme for the shower, so I tucked one of Miss V's favorites into my basket....along with a few more goodies!!

 



I thought the Rubber Ducky and Johnson's products would come in handy...

 

The cute little knitted Doll, I bought at a craft store in Pt Colborne the day before the shower...

And I found the sweet Holly Hobby plate at the thrifty shop, when we dropped off another box of donations...

I thought it was pretty darn cute!!

 



The shower was organized by Anna's Mom and sister...and let me tell you, they did a fabulous job!!

It was held in a small cottage...right on Lake Ontario in Bronte Ontario...

It is used as an art gallery most of the time...very quaint and cute and personal it was!!!

Her friend Debbie made the cake for the shower....it looked lovely!!

 











The Mom-to be Anna...with my daughter Lissa...

There were 3 tables set up for the luncheon...

Lucky Miss V had 2 friends that she had met at the wedding...

Daughters of high school friends of my sons...

There were given goody bags and crafts to do...kept them very busy!!

You can see on the table...

Books and diapers made to look like caterpillars!!!

So creative of Anna's Mom and sister...

It was a very windy dark day...and I had a heck of a time getting any good photos!!!

 

The above 2 of Auntie Lissa and Miss V came out not bad...

Anna giving us a great big smile...
 





Here Miss V ran over to help her Auntie Anna with my gift...

She wanted to tell her, that she had picked out the pink/blue yarn that I used for the Granny Square blanket...

She remembered!!!!

We bought that months ago!!!

I remember she said..."This wool will be good for a boy or a girl"...πŸ’•πŸ’“πŸ’•

Out of the mouths of Babes, eh??


Hope you are all well, and enjoying the beautiful Fall colours....

We made it to the cottage last Friday, but no sleepover...too cold!!

We will make another trip this Friday...but Friday promises to be a very nasty day indeed....

They are saying the temps will plummet...and perhaps even some SNOW!!!!

Not ready for that yet.....

On our drive last week, I captured some beautiful countryside views...

I will share them next!!

           Take care....see you all soon...

                   Cheers!  :o)

                         linda ♥️