21 February 2010


today elsa is one month old. she's changing so much all the time and it's not until i look back at photos from the first few days that i realise.

i love the series of photos that bloggers like ali and marta and nicole have taken of their little ones each month for one year...and i definitely want to do the same to keep a record of the wee girl as she grows throughout 2010.

so i dressed her in a special outfit this morning...she's normally in plain babygros but today she donned the sweetest polka dot black and white babycord trousers with a little lavender handknit cardi {by grandma g naturally}

all i can say is we had a calamity jane moment in the nappy department before i could put a hand to the camera. if you know the scene then you'll know what i mean.

my plan is to cheat a little and take the photo this week sometime instead. and for now here's a little pic of a quieter scene.

14 February 2010


happy valentine's

using lyrics as inspiration {as inspired by miss pickering} i did find time to make a card and borrowed these words to say i ♥ you. no pink hearts involved. no flowers required this year. cheese on toast for dinner and perhaps a sip of wine before the zzzs take hold.

11 February 2010


today is my c's birthday...happy 36 mister mcc! truth be told i really have been bad on the gifts front for him this year. and i am quite ashamed that i shop-bought him a card. that is not to say that i don't like cards from shops...there are some gorgeous ones out there and we have been lucky enough to receive so many different ones congratulating us on the arrival of our baby girl. i guess that i have made a rod for my own back when it comes to handmaking cards...for the first time in a very long time i just didn't have time to put sewing machine to paper. oh yeah...i do have a good excuse though! and i think her papa knows he already got the best present ever.

elsa is 3 weeks old today. she and me celebrated with a stroll round the block. wrapped up to the max...it felt good to have the stingy chill on my cheeks as i pushed her pram. she slept soundly under a pumpkin coloured blanket that her grandma knitted...getting her out when we came back inside she was toasty warm and even more perfect for cuddling.

somehow i managed to squeeze in a baking session today and tonight i'll pop a candle on the cake for the birthday boy. we shall dine on butterscotch layered sponge with cups of tea on the sofa and no doubt be in bed early...catching as much sleep as we can! a very early start this morning. but what is sweeter than watching {be it bleary-eyed} your two most precious people snooze alongside you in a warm bed?

02 February 2010


...thank you all so very much for the sweet and kind and lovely words left on the last post. we were truly touched to read every one. i'm planning a little scrapbook for elsa to record all the special things that were given to her in her first few weeks and that includes those precious comments too.

so today was our due date and i'm beyond happy that she's already been here 12 days. it kind of feels like she's always been here really. there's a lot to write about but for now i can't quite bear to stay here when i could be stealing another chubby cheek kiss...photos will have to speak my words for now. XxX