January started on a slow note. One sick Cooper, one sick dad.
And with Ry working a lot during his busy season, this was how I solo-parented on the weekends :)
Jillian was healthy. As usual. So there are a lot of photos of Jillian this month while Coop was moping in the other room.
I painted something for the master bedroom and played around with a few new paints I've never worked with :)
More about this sign another day... crazy prep happening for the wedding show mid-Feb!
I hosted the January book club and picked the new book. My pick was The Circle by Dave Eggers and although we all said the writing could have been improved, we really enjoyed the discussion and the theme of technology and social media becoming dangerous.
Someone started feeling back to his old self :)
And we found the cord for the elliptical that sits in our front office! Cause for celebration.
I participated in the Simplicity Challenge, however I definitely didn't do ALL the things. But organizing some drawers in the kitchen and decluttering lots of rooms in the house made me feel like 2017 was off to a great start. Highlights include cleaning the fridge, getting rid of lots of clothes, and getting a handle on my filing cabinet.
Coffee, lunch, and a date at the nail salon with Sarah <3
Oh and a fun photoshoot with Britt!
Happiest girl <3
...but really serious about her yogurt.
A friend shared a little "then and now" post on Instagram that inspired me to do one for my business. The shot on the left was my favourite engagement session from 2011, and the one on the right was from 2016.
One cold and stormy evening was spent inside the cozy new store, Encore Bridal, for a darling launch party! Naturally we all tried on the floral crowns and took a hundred million photos.
But the BIGGEST news of all...we potty trained Cooper!! Potty training is no joke but I am pretty proud to say we made it through pretty much unscathed. He was a champ and I'm so proud of his attitude throughout the whole thing. Coop doesn't really like change, but he was well prepared for "Potty Day" and couldn't wait to wear his big boy dinosaur undies.
Biggest cheerleader of all <3
If Coop got to be pants-less, Jilly wanted to be pants-less.
The only potty reward that truly truly worked: lollipops! Or as Coop called them, "HOLLYPOTS!"
All in all, 3-day potty training proved to be a huge success and we will definitely give that a go with Jilly when the time comes. Good news is that they make special sprinkle cupcakes for the kind of victory you feel when one of your kids is out of diapers!