Dec 31, 2016

New Years Eve

There was a special New Years Farmers Market in town today so Prince Charming and I decided to stop by.  We also went to our favorite natural foods store (I love that the owner knows us by name!).

It was lovely!  Afterwards, we came home and I put on a Newfoundland Jigs Dinner.

 As dinner cooked, I sat drinking a chai tea while Little Prince watched The Wiggles and the little girls played in the light fluffy snow that was falling.  Later, we will watch a movie.  I may be getting old because this feels like the best New Years to me.

Happy New Year everyone!!

Dec 30, 2016

Just Lovely

There is a little theater in town.  It is the same theater that had a free kids movie over Christmas, which my girls just LOVED.  Last night, they aired, "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them".

Prince Charming and I decided to attend the showing and it was such a fun experience.   There are so many little things that make going to the theater here such a community event.  When we approached the door two Christmas Nutcracker Soldiers stood sentry.  They were wonderfully detailed and creatively hand-crafted. 

Inside, we were personally greeted and watched as everyone chatted with each other.  The inexpensive popcorn was served in small  brown paper bags like it was in school when I was a child.   Before the movie started, they made announcements, including a young man's 17th birthday followed by drawing two tickets to get the glance to take home the movie poster!

The whole experience was lovely, friendly, and amazingly warm.  I definitely want to attend movies they air in the future!

Dec 29, 2016

That Went Well

Little Prince had an appointment with the Autism specialist for the Annapolis Valley and it went pretty well.  He was EVERYWHERE and at EVERYTHING  in her office but he was happy and sweet and didn't throw any tantrums so I am happy.  I left the office excited by the way we plan to proceed and that was kind of wonderful too.

Dec 27, 2016

Just Look!

I love seeing my kids in jammies.  There is something just so sweet about a child in their jammies all snuggly and warm.  I just want to hug them!!

I mean look at my babies . . .

Dec 26, 2016

Well That's Was . . .

After a lovely weekend of fun, laughter, gifts and WAY TOO MUCH food, it is back to normal tomorrow and I have decided that I am back to my diet tomorrow too.  I need to be, I really lost control of my eating.   It was fun, but it needs to be over now.

Dec 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from my house to yours!  We had a lovely day opening presents and enjoying the Newfoundland Dinner.

Dec 24, 2016

Christmas Eve

Merry Christmas Eve to all my friends and family and my blog friends.  May you have a wonderful holiday.

We are having a lovely Christmas Eve filled with laughter and love.  Princess Tigger is here to spend the holidays with us.  It will be so much fun to see ALL THESE kids on Christmas morning. 

Dec 23, 2016

Poor Baby

My boy has needed a haircut for a while but he hates them so much that I have been putting it off.  But today while he was having a snack, I decided it had to be done.  I know his autism makes him sensitive to haircuts and I hate to make him so upset but I bit the bullet and did it.  I have to say, it was pretty awful and he screamed the whole time but he does look better.  I always go pretty short so that doesn't have to be done as often and so I don't have to brush it which he also hates.

Here he is before:

Here he is after  (ignore his glassy eyes from crying):


As Christmas draws closer, I realize just
how blessed I am to have so many people who love my children.  I was worried that this would be a lean Christmas but I have been surprised by so many gifts from family and friends that my little ones are going to have a wonderful Christmas.  It brings tears to my eyes and reminds me love and togetherness really is what this season is about to me.  And our house is certainly filled with love.

On another note, I have come up with a solution to the fact that there will be no presents under the tree for Prince Charming and I and the fact that we really didn't do birthdays for each other either.   We are going celebrate it all in February.  February is the month that you celebrate love and so we will have a Merry Birthday Happy Valentines, and Jolly Christmas all wrapped up in one.  I think that will be fun.

Dec 22, 2016


My beautiful, littlest, girl, Princess Snifflefritz, turned seven years old today. She had cake and presents and was made to feel like the little Princess she is.


Dec 21, 2016

Birthday Blues

Well it turns out that our cute little town has no place to buy a cake for Princess Snifflefritz s birthday.  So I guess I am making her cake.  I don't mind, but I do wish I had icing bags to decorate with but there is no where to buy that here either. LOL

This is the cake recipe I am using.