Tuesday, 20 October 2009


I was stuck on a title, since I have a few things to write about, then it came to me! At the gym last night, I watched Jeopardy while on the crosstrainer, and one of the categories was "Potpourri." (Surprisingly, Jeopardy passed the 30 minutes pretty quickly!)

First, here is a picture from our walk today. It's nice to have a bit of fall since we went straight from summer to winter (seriously, +33 degrees and less than three weeks later, SNOW!).

Chanelle isn't quite walking yet, but she did take about 10 steps to me this morning, so she's close! She has learned how to sign "all done" when she's done eating, so that's been great. And it's pretty cute. And here she is playing peek-a-boo:

And here's Elysse, just before her first dance class (which she loves, by the way!):

Now I need some help. For the girls' first Christmases, we got them these bracelets, hoping they will be something they can pass on to their daughters:

Then for Elysse's first birthday we got her this painting:

And now I'm trying to pick one out for Chanelle's first birthday. Here are a few options:

1. Birds and Poppies - I just love this one.

2. This one is called "Happy Tree" - I love that, too!

3. Happily Ever After - Love the title and idea, but will she outgrow the princess theme?

4. This picture is actually lime green, and how can that not make you happy? (Right, Natalie H?) And it has a butterfly, which I will explain the significance of in the next one.

5. And this is Pink Butterfly - my great gramma loved butterflies, and therefore I love butterflies, and I want them to remind the girls of my great gramma and the other women in our family.

So tell me which one you love/makes you happy/you think Chanelle will grow to love - please!

*And speaking of potpourri, one of my favourite smells is the homemade potpourri my mom used to simmer in the winter. And since winter came early here, I had to think of one upside! So for the last week or so, I've been occasionally simmering sliced orange, cinnamon sticks, whole cloves and whole allspice (and water). It smells so good!! (And to be honest, I'm also trying to rid the lingering curry smell in our house - I think it's almost gone!)


Debster said...

hey! It's your neighbor Debbie. I just happened on your blog and it's so cute.... we have a private blog and i'll send you an invite when i get a chance. I like the first painting but the butterfly one is great too. I know i'm not much help...

Sarah said...

Hey Lyndsey, I like #1 & #5.

becca olsen said...

Hey Lyndsey!
I love how you have these little traditions! It's so cute. My favorites for the pictures are the 1st 2 and the last one... just to narrow it down a bit! Oh and where do you find these cute pictures?

Natalie said...

I like the first one and, of course, the lime green one. I think I may have a problem ....

Where did you find these cute paintings?

And is everyone at your house finally feeling better?

Anonymous said...

Hey Lyndsey,
I like the Happy Tree, it is so beautiful and has so many colors.
By the way you blog, always make me smile in the morning :)


Natalie said...

I love that you have chosen such thoughtful gifts for your girls. I'm sad that I can't even remember what we gave either of our kids for their 1st birthdays. Yikes!

#1 and #4 are my favs!