Friday, October 16, 2009

These are a few of my favourite things...

We don't have the fanciest house in our neighbourhood, in fact, we don't live in a fancy neighbourhood at all! But, each time I turn the corner and drive towards down our street, I know I am home.
It's our little bungalow! It's where we brought Kieran when he was six months old; it's where we brought the girls home from the hospital. We celebrate the beginning and ending of school years here; the first snowfall, the first spring blooms, the falling leaves and the hot summer days. It's where we lug hockey and ringette equipment up and down the stairs. It's where we eat dinner together, watch movies together, enjoy each other...together. It's where we rush out the door in the morning and march back in at the end of the day. It's where we celebrate 100% on dictee tests and where we cry over scraped knees. It's where we celebrate birthdays, mother's day, father's day. It's where Santa visits, where the Tooth Fairy visits. It's where we adorn the walls with pictures of our children...the most cherished of art! It's where we hang artwork created by little hands, where we hang our hats. It is our home! These are a few of my favourite things...
Our Family Room
The kiddies made the plaques on the left at the local art gallery.

Antique Plates from my mom grace both sides of the window.
When Joel purchased our antique piano without me having seen it, he said if nothing else, it's a beautiful piece of furniture! He was right...and it plays beautiful music at the hands of our beautiful little girl!

One of my favourite places in the house is Elle's room. She recently moved in to her own room when her brother declared that he was moving downstairs! She was ecstatic!! Finally, out of the pink-zone and into her own zone! She loves light blue, so when I found this chair on a treasure-hunting expedition, I couldn't pass it up! It's a perfect bedside table for Elle!
This is what I found at the foot of Elle's bed when I went to tuck her in...all ready to go for the first Halloween party of the season! Giddy-up;)

My favourite part of Elle's room?
...the compassionate go-getter snuggled tight in her quilt!

Ava's room in a nutshell? Pinkalicious! And my favourite part of her room?
...the little girl fast asleep with her "Ragells" tucked safely under her arm of course!

Kieran's room is anything but pinkalicious! It's refined, and masculine and full of his favourite things.
And my favourite part of his room?
You guessed it...the young man wrapped tight in his quilt Baba made especially for him!

So there it is...our home! It's a work in progress, but it's our work in progress! It's a labour of love! It's OUR HOME and it's full of a few of my favourite things!

1 comment:

  1. I cannot wait to come over and see the bedrooms in real life!!


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