Thursday, March 18, 2010

My little peanut turned 1 today!

Eating her first bite of cake. Of course it was carrot cake from Hoffmans - but thats how we roll

It still hasn't hit me that Westyn turned 1 today. To think that 1 year ago we welcomed this little human into our lives is unfathomable to me. It has been the most amazing year of our lives and I will always keep this year close to my heart as it was the year that I think I finally grew up. You always think that you're going to be a Mom someday but when you really become one you actually take a step back and think My God, what am I doing, somebody help me, I have to be responsible! But without Westyn in my life, well, I don't even know that life anymore. She has made me a complete being - being a Mom has been such a blessing and I can't wait for the upcoming years with this perfect little girl.

We celebrated today by going to the park with her cousins and spending time with Grandma and Tata. Then we had family over for dinner and the infamous 1-year old cake extravaganza. This weekend is her party so we will hopefully have some fun pictures to show come Sunday.

This little girl makes my heart melt.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Our happy place

on top of Blackcomb

at the Peak of Whistler with Black Tusk in the background

The symbol of the Olympics - the Inukshuk. Just in case you were wondering what this symbol means - it is a traditional structure of the Inuit people of Canada and it stands for generosity, hope & friendship; a perfect trifecta of the meaning of the Olympics. Troy and I were educated on the peak chair.

The best day we have ever had in the 20 years I have been going to Whistler.

Our little snowbaby walking around the village.

This last weekend Troy and I headed to Whistler (without Westyn for a day) and had the best 4-day weekend we could have asked for. We had all Friday to ourselves to roam the village and have a fun dinner and then Saturday morning we were treated to bright blue skies and perfect snow. My parents got there Saturday early evening (with Westyn) and we were able to show her the amazingness of Whistler. My family has been vacationing there for about 20 years now so of course Troy and I were so excited to experience it with Westyn, especially 6 days after the Olympics ended and the village was still in full force.