Monday, November 24, 2014

It's starting to look a little like Christmas

It was really nice having my parents in town recently. Axel is a really good baby, but it's still great to have help looking after him. Chris and I were able to catch up on our sleep and make some progress on some projects around the house, including some work on the nursery.

Ornament wreath

While my mom was here, she and I hit up a few local craft sales and hung out at YuKonstruct's holiday craft night. Inspired by all the craftiness, we put together some easy holiday decorations including a fun wreath from some ornaments and wire I already had lying around.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

One Month

It's hard to believe that Axel is a month old today. He was due to arrive tomorrow!

Inspired by Young House Love and Making It Lovely, I've been taking Axel's picture every week.

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

He's started to grow so fast! Over the last week he's been putting on over an ounce every day. His clothes are still all too big, but at this rate he'll be filling them out in no time

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Axel's First Halloween

Halloween 2014
My mom brought Axel this cute Halloween stuff when she came to visit us
Even though we kept our Halloween pretty low key this year, we still had a lot of fun.

Halloween 2014 

We decorated the house with the Zero ghost dog and Oogie Boogie Man I made last year.

Halloween 2014

One new addition was a teal pumpkin sign that Chris painted. Have you heard of the Teal Pumpkin Project? Displaying a teal pumpkin is a way to show that you have non-food treats available for kids with allergies or special diets. We handed out little tubs of Play-doh and toy whistles along with candy and it was a huge hit with the trick-or-treaters who came to our door.

Halloween 2014
Our little pumpkin
Originally, I wasn't sure if I'd have to work my costume around a pregnant belly, so there was no grand plan for this year. A jack-o-lantern costume came with some second hand clothes we got recently from kijiji, so even though it was meant for a baby twice his size, Axel dressed up as a little pumpkin. Chris and I raided our tickle trunks and he decided to pair most of the Ludo costume with his wedding jacket for a fairy tale beast while I wore a cloak and painted my face.

Halloween 2014

We weren't planning on going out, since we didn't want to take Axel to a bar or big event, but a friend convinced us to go to a house party nearby and I'm really glad we did. We ran into some people we knew, had a good time and Axel slept through the whole thing.

Halloween 2014