Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Holiday Highlights

A trip to CHEO wasn't on our Christmas vacation checklist, but poor Henry caught croup. He clung to me like a koala as the doctor listened to his lungs and administered medicine to help him breathe. On the bright side, he is feeling much better and it's comforting to know we have an amazing children's hospital in our city. So now, we lay low at home, cuddling on the couch. We're watching movies, reading books and drinking green juice. It's organic, rich in vitamins and Henry loves it.



 Before our trip to CHEO, we had a very merry Christmas!

Happy highlights:
  • Christmas Eve mass. Henry made it to the homily before he got restless and ran around the church's basement.
  •  Christmas decor. Every corner of the house was Christmas-tized.
My Great Uncle Johnny from Hollywood sent us these beautiful flowers.

My homemade Christmas centerpieces.
  • Christmas morning. Henry's squeals of delight made me smile and he had a blast testing out his new toys.
  • Christmas dinner. The conversations, the merry martinis and cooking my first organic turkey. Money well-spent! 
Dressed for dinner.
Back to right now.

Henry has croup, but don't think for a second it will ruin the rest of our holiday. New Year's Eve trumps croup. 2014 is going to grand!

To 2014! Happy New Year, friends!


  1. Awe your Christmas looked wonderful and what a huge turkey lol. Happy newyear xo

    1. The turkey was 17lbs! Happy New Year Stephanie!!!

  2. Glad you are enjoying your holidays despite some sickness. Henry looks like he had a blast opening presents! Happy Holidays to your family!

  3. Hope he's feeling well! Do you have any tips for making sure seeds/chunks of peel don't get stuck in the sippy cup spouts/anti-spill mechanisms? That seems to be our problem over here!

    1. It's probably a problem with your juicer because that doesn't happen to me. Henry is feeling a lot better. Not 100%, but better! Thanks for the well wishes :)

  4. Awww, the poor babe. I hope he feels better quickly. Happy New Year!

  5. You never stop amazing me! I want to be part of your family to partake in crafts, cozy clothes and fun activities! haha

    1. hahaha you are welcome to come over anytime in cozy clothes for a crafternoon. I'll even make something yummy :)