smitten with . back to school

1 Sep

tomorrow is lila’s first day of grade one so i thought i’d post a few of our back to school essentials! it likely would have been more beneficial to the rest of you had i had posted this a few weeks ago, but in true andrea fashion, i picked up half of what is pictured today, and the other half (aside from li’s glasses) over the course of the last week. one day i’ll learn. . .

1. lunch bag (currently 40% off) with these containers inside. this is my first time ever having to pack lunches — i’ll try to remember to report back on how this combo works out for us!
2. backpack.
3. headphones. i don’t know about you but i sure don’t remember headphones on school supply lists when i was in school!
4. shoes and laces. finding the perfect pair of indoor shoes was definitely the most stressful part of back to school shopping for us — i have about eight pairs to return this week. . .
5. water bottle.

happy september!


iphoneography . meat

31 Aug


she said . bones

30 Aug


in pictures . a morning at the u-pick

30 Aug


in pictures . and people say two year old boys are hard to photograph

30 Aug


i have no idea how or why they decided to stand still and hold hands and all look at me at the same time. but i will take it. harsh shadows and all.


book club . seven

29 Aug


apple orange pear bear by emily gravett
rosie revere, engineer by andrea beaty
not a box by antionette portis
cats’ night out by caroline stutson
the true story of the three little pigsby jon scieszka


in pictures . after dinner nap

28 Aug


in pictures . baby toes

27 Aug


he found them.


in pictures . he is most at home in the wilderness

26 Aug


he said . ghost car

26 Aug

while searching my room unsuccessfully for a toy car he had misplaced,

i love two year old logic.