It's inevitable that the kids are going to grow up faster than I'd like them to. I already can't believe my first baby is 4 and my last is 2.
The above photo is one of my absolute favorites that Whit took during Ryder's newborn photos. Over the past 2 years I have tried recreating it on multiple occasions. It usually resulted in something similar to the photos I'll share at the bottom of this post, Ryder flipping on to his sister and pinning her down - both of them in hysterics. Don't get me wrong, I love these moments too but finally I was able to snag a few photos of them before the crazies hit. And my 'twinning loving' heart is so happy they were in their new matching jammies when it happened.

My heart.


Finn + Emma pajamas are easily my favorite pajamas they own. They have 2 other pairs that I've shared before (and both of them, the Totem Poles and the Tribal Stripes are on sale right now for $17) and was so excited to choose them another pair! If only they made them in my size. ;)

^tribal stripes
^ totem poles

This time around I chose the Fawn print. I love the neutral grey pants and the sweet fawns. Perfect for boys, girls and babies!


That's right, I couldn't pass up adding this adorable Fawn Footie outfit for my sweet niece who is due in 2 weeks! I went with 0-3 months and it comes with built in mittens that flip over so they can't scratch themselves. I loved this feature on little sleepers with my babies. My absolute favorite thing abut Finn + Emma jammies is the fabric. It's so buttery soft and washes up so well (I swear they get softer the more you wash them) so important for babies. Plus, I am probably overly excited to take some cousin photos of them in their matching fawns. Cuteness overload. 




The kids are wearing the Fawn Toddler Pajamas in a 4T and a 3T. The 4Ts still fit Delainey perfectly. I almost have to pack up Ryder's 18-24 month tribal ones but he still fits his 2T totem poles great. I just sized up so he'd get more wear out of them and since he's growing like a stink weed. My kids are long and lean and I love the fit of these pajamas on them.


Going, going...



Gone! Sibling love and fun.




But seriously. We love these pajamas. They are 100% organic cotton and they use only eco-friendly dyes.
I urge you to browse their website. They have an adorable clothing line with the sweetest prints, modern colors and many gender neutral options. They have wooden teething ears, rattle buddy toys, bibs, blankets, play mats, play gyms and way more!

Now - do you think I can recreate this photos every year until they move out?!! ;)

Disclaimer:All items c/o Finn + Emma but as always, all thoughts and reviews are 100% my own. 
Thank you again F+ E.
PS,Canadians are charged duty on these items now. 
Happy Tuesday! I was lucky enough to have a long weekend and thus a short work week this week - 1 day!
The kids had colds last week that are lingering a little, mainly when they lay down at night so hopefully we can say goodbye to those completely this week!

We had a couple chilly walks last week and most of the time the kids stayed hibernating in their stroller bubble. Delainey wearing a coat that was mine and being a goof.


Tuesday night Mom and I went to a Barre class that Crystal was teaching and had a great time and good butt burn!



Thursday we ventured out so Ryder and I could get our flu shots. Delainey already had hers when she has her 4 year shots. Ry didn't even cry, such a trooper. I kept Delainey home from swimming on Thursday because of her cough and she was not impressed!



Checking the front door for mail is always a joint effort now!


Found this when I crawled into bed after teaching Surf Thursday night! :)


Friday I was able to join Delainey for a speech session {thank you Mom & Dad for going with Ryder to gymnastics}. I told Delainey I wasn't sure she should stay for preschool and she burst into tears and told me I never let her do anything fun! ha I laughed at her pretty hard. 
Her teacher said she'd call me if she thought she needed to go home so from there I went to a meeting at Vivo - more about this to come but I am pretty excited about this collaboration. 


Then I was off to teach my first Friday Surf class {thanks Mom & Dad for having the kids}. I was lucky enough to have both friends {Thanks Delle} and family {Thanks J, Troy & Krink} come to class! There was mainly new surfers in class which is always fun. 


Saturday we took the kids to their very first movie in the theaters - Masha & the bear. On Saturdays at 11am at select Cineplex Theaters you can watch family favorite for $2.99 a person {kids 3 and under are free!} so for $9 we figured if they didn't last we could call it a win.
They were SO excited when the movie started and they saw the size of the screen. They also ate their weight in popcorn! Ryder was done after about 45 minutes and had fun playing with his chair, D did pretty darn good - they both surprised us since they've never sat through an entire movie before!


Debbie offered to come watch the kids so Justin and I were able to sneak out for dinner to The Keg downtown {thanks for the GC for me birthday Nana!} and had a great date night. And then we stayed up too late chatting with Debbie when we got home! ha


Sunday we ventured out to Canmore for a little hike. It was a beautiful day so we thought we'd take advantage before we get more snow and it gets too cold.


Sweatshirt: The Happiest Collection, Leggings: Mountain Moves

I am so glad we took both backpacks because there were some sketchy spots {where I thought we'd almost have to turn back!} but we made it safely.



We hiked to Grassi Lakes and it was so pretty at the top {we did the hard trail up and the easy trail down}. We will definitely have to go back in the summer. 










We got home in time for naps and then made home made pizza for dinner. 
Happy Thursday. We've almost made it to the weekend AND it's Jolie's last day of work! I remember this day and that feeling so well so I am so excited for her. Now as eager as I am for my sweet niece to arrive & to meet her, I hope she stays put a little longer to give Jols a few days to rest, relax and enjoy the last few days with her on the inside! On to 2 things Thursday.

 {one}
I may not have many Christmas gifts purchased yet but thanks to Optimalprint our Christmas cards were ordered last week and arrived last week too!


I seem to order our Christmas cards somewhere different each year based on the price, the deal of the week, shipping costs, etc. I had the opportunity to give optimal print a try and I had fun sending Justin photos of about 4 mock ups I did and then ultimately made him make the decision. 


^ 2 contenders - not the winner. :)

The cards were super simple to try out and there were plenty to choose from. I narrowed it down by selecting FLAT cards and 4+ photos but there were many other options if you wanted something very specific. You could easily upload as many photos as you wanted and it was simple to shift or center the photos, switch them spots or delete the ones you didn't want.

The best part is they print locally and they ship within 2 business days to your door step! The quality is excellent. I went with the matte finish and I wondered if I went with a style with photos that were too small but the photos are very clear even if I was using photos taken with my phone.

They always seem to have a deal going on so right now you can use code CA45 for 45% off all cards until the 12th.

After my cards are sent out I'll share more! :)

{two}
Brie made these for the kids as part of their birthday gifts and I just love them SO much. They are both perfect for the kids rooms and so thoughtful and personalized.


{three}
Doesn't my Mom look great her in Kristina Benson leggings we got her for her birthday!!?
It took me all night to decide on a pair for her but I am glad I went with these.
{I love that her runners match them perfectly!}


Kristina also has a new Holiday Collection and just a heads up that her Canada 150 is only available until December 31st! They are my favorite pair I own of hers so if you've been eyeing them - don't miss out!!