Saturday, February 19, 2011

sesame street love

You have to watch this video!!! The mini papercuts and I absolutely love this song, and I can guarantee if you have little ones, you'll love it too :) Such a great message, and a cute video to boot! Good job Sesame Street and Will. i. am. ! Enjoy!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

sick sixteen

My little Zoe-bean is 16 months old now and she's still crusty with a cold. Sick. Yuck. This is the first time she's been sick like this, runny nose, cough, get the picture. But amidst all her miserableness (is that even a word?), she's still got super sweet goofy smiles, and her big open-mouth wet kisses, sure to make everyone else sick too! But look at that face. Gotta love my little monster, she's growing up so fast!

{embrace} the camera thursday

Wow 2 Thursdays in a row, we're on a roll! So yeah, I'm not in the pic, but here's a glimpse at what a typical evening in the Little Papercuts house usually looks in their pj's playing video games with daddy, and the mini attempting to join in too:) Oh, and yes, everyone's homework is done BEFORE getting in front of the TV! Go post your pics and link up with Emily and spread the Thursday love:)

just because

This is Olivia the pig, as drawn by my son Alex for his sister Zoe for Valentine's day. Isn't it cute? Olivia was probably the first character from any show that my daughter really fell in love with, and considering I always refer to her as my little piggy, it seemed fitting that her brother would draw this for her. I love when my kids do sweet things for each other, just because:)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

incr-EDIBLE cakes

You may recall me mentioning that my son just turned 7 not too long ago. I am very fortunate to have a hubby who has a friend whose wife makes cakes. We're not talking your regular run of the mill plain ole sheet cakes with a bit of frosting. See those crocs in that pic? Yup she made those for us!

Since we were having our son's party at a reptile zoo (yes, you read that correctly) we decided to go with 2 small crocodiles, one chocolate and one vanilla, and you might also notice that one of those crocs is chowing down on Kirby (one of my son's favourite video game characters) a really cute personal touch. While the live snakes and lizards were a huge hit for everyone, we have to say that the cake was by far the star of the show. The amount of detail on these cakes was ASTOUNDING!!!

Jenny Bell, the talented cake designer/baker behind incr-EDIBLE cakes went far beyond any of our expectations. The crocodiles were so realistic, right down to all the little scales all over their bodies, and to top it all off, the two cakes were super yummy too! I could never attempt to make anything this wonderful, and Jenny (a mom to 2 young boys) makes it look so simple and effortless! If you are in the GTA and need a special cake to celebrate with, Jenny is definitely your gal:) You will not be disappointed! For more information you can contact Jenny Bell at (416)561-7774 or drop her an e-mail at

Thanks so much Jenny, we loved our cakes! You are AMAZING!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

we heart you

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day! With the older kids at school today partaking in their own Valentine festivities, it's just Zoe and me today (hubby is getting some well deserved sleep after working all night).

Unfortunately the mini is sick and teething, so our day will be spent getting lots of rest :) She's still a cutie though!

So here's a big hug from the Little Papercuts house to yours! Hope you all have a sweet day with your loved ones!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

{embrace} the camera thursday

We've had such as busy schedule as of late, the mini papercut seems completely 'off', that we decided to have a leisurely afternoon at home. As you can see she's become much more interested in the camera since the last time we participated in {embrace} the camera Thursdays, and I also cut her more baby hair :) Did you remember to link up with Emily today? Well, what are you waiting for? Grab your camera and get going!

happy belated birthday alex

My son celebrated his 7th birthday at the end of January, but we just had his birthday party this past weekend. Alex is a sweet, funny and caring child, who loves his sisters with all his heart. My bottomless pit, with the never ending appetite (Between you and Z we're going to need to put a lock on the fridge soon)!! Full of spunk and so much energy, but a really hard worker too when he needs to be :) So to my little guy, Happy Belated Birthday!! We love you so much!

new year, new perspective

Yes, we've returned from a bit of an unexpected break from the blogosphere. I hadn't intended to even take any sort of hiatus, but the hectic schedule of Christmas and New Year's left me completely pooped, and before I knew it Chinese New year had flown by without even a 'Hello' from us! So, my apologies, but we're ready to get back to business (so to speak).

I had mentioned before Christmas many of the things I hoped to be doing in the new year...well, there's been a change of plans. My hopes to return to work are on hold for at least another year or two. No, I'm not pregnant. But I realized that work will always be there. I still have the desire and drive to have my own flourishing business, but for the time being I have to focus on being a mom.

My mini papercuts are growing by leaps and bounds, and the miniest of them all is a handful, to say the least. She is a little tornado full of excitement and curiosity, and while not all days are good ones, I can't imagine missing even a second of her crazy antics! So for now Little Papercuts is on a break. We'll still be blogging about all our everyday stuff, but work stuff may not be anywhere on the map for a bit. We hope you'll 'follow' us around for all the fun in the meantime ;)