Sunday, September 28, 2014

A Mega Happiness Post

Indian summer is in full force and I am loving this flip flop weather! Warning: This post may sound very sunshine-and-rainbow-and-lollipopish, but I was born with glitter in my veins, so I guess that's okay.

Happiness Is...

  • The first day of our Fall Nature Program at Petrie Island was a success. We had perfect attendance and our class really enjoyed the hike on the turtle trail, the apple stamping craft and the organic apple cinnamon muffins.

  • More fall programs. I signed up for a sewing class. I am six months pregnant, but I think it's important to entertain interests outside of motherhood. The beginner workshop at Fabrications was a lot of fun and taught me some new skills. I made some mistakes, but I created something and I feel invigorated. 

Meanwhile, I was surprised at how nervous Henry was at his first "Gym and Swim" class. When the other kids arrived, I realized my baby can be shy. He held my hand tightly and buried his face into my leg. The best part? He is now three weeks into the program and he is thriving! In the gym, Henry is learning how to play soccer, basketball and hockey. In the water, he is learning how to float on his back and jump into the pool. He is gaining confidence and having so much fun.

  •  The shared nursery. Although the new baby will co-sleep with us for a while, he or she owns half the rights to the room down the hall. I want their shared nursery to be a colourful, gender neutral space that incorporates nature, my Nannie's knitting and Mike's art. Here's a sneak peek at the new digs:

  • A visit from the in-laws. We spent our Saturday at Mountain Orchards picking apples. Later, we baked pies from scratch using my Grandma June's pastry recipe. Flour covered every inch of my kitchen counter, but I was excited to start a new tradition with Henry.

  • The pumpkin patch! The autumn-themed festivities included; a tractor ride (Henry's favourite), haunted houses, potato sack slides, a petting zoo, corn mazes and a pick-your-own pumpkin patch. Henry had the time of his life and we stayed until his feet turned brown from hours of running across loose dirt. It was a happy day.

And I shall call it a day! Good night, friends.


  1. Awwe love reading your blog. Your such a wonderful momma

    1. awww! You are the sweetest! Thank you Stephanie :)

  2. Alyssa, It is SO wonderful to see Henry growing up ..what a adorable little guy. and to hear how you and Mike are doing.
    You are wonderful parents .Miss you bunches, it so nice to read your blog and stay in touch xoxoxoxo

    1. You didn't leave your name! Thank you to whoever posted this. Totally made my morning! xoxo