December 31, 2011
I'd like to wish you all a wonderful & Happy New Year!
Here's to another year of happiness and good health. I'm grateful for both!
Looking forward to sharing our adventures with you for 2012.. Thanks so much for visiting us on our blog! We've loved seeing you here.
Posted by Chantale Park at Saturday, December 31, 2011
December 24, 2011
I wanted to take the time to wish you all a very happy Holiday season. I'm sure you've all been rushing around, getting things done and for all you entrepreneurs out there, working overtime making sure your customers get their purchases on time.
Here's wishing you a quiet, wonderful and warm time off.
Cheers! Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!
Posted by Chantale Park at Saturday, December 24, 2011
December 20, 2011
Okay, before the week ends and Christmas holidays begins.. a few images of our fun outing last weekend! We were at our annual brunch for the Mister's karate club (that's Mister 1st Dan Black Belt yo) and on our way back to our parked car, we passed by the Centre des Sciences de Montréal (Science Center). Right outside was a large dinosaur statue and as Keira walked up to look at it more closely, didn't the darn thing's head start moving and roaring away? And did Keira ever jump back in surprise! haha. She was so curious, we decided to head inside and take a look at the dinosaur exhibition. It was neat-o! All the dinosaurs moved and made sounds, it was quite realistic. I even found Keira in front of some dinosaurs imitating the movements. I wish I had taped it, cuz darn it was funny.
What Keira loved the most though, was another exposition upstairs. The permanent exposition called Science 26. It's a hands-on science center for kids. I think we were there for over 2 hours. She loved it all! And tried it all.. whew.
I've got a lovely lovely Q&A interview coming up soon. But I might save it as a scrumptious morsel until after the holidays.. when we're all refreshed and ready for 2012!
Hoping you've all finished your holiday shopping and tying up loose ends, getting ready for a much needed time out. Happy Tuesday everyone!
Keira in a bubble!
Posted by Chantale Park at Tuesday, December 20, 2011
December 14, 2011
Just a fun little video with Keira. This pretty much sums up her personality. The lyrics to this song so doesn't go with the light-heartedness of this video (something to do with a couple imploding with their relationship, ha!) but I love the music nevertheless. So to my english speaking friends, hope you like it! To my french speaking friends, enjoy and oublie les mots du chanson. ; )
Posted by Chantale Park at Wednesday, December 14, 2011
December 11, 2011
This weekend, Keira's ballet class had a demonstration for the parents and families. It was an opportunity for us to see the girls' progress so far and also, a chance for the girls to proudly show us what they could do so far. It was also the last class before the holidays with classes resuming in the new year. There were many yawns coming from our little Keira ballerina (as she partied hard the day before at a birthday party her aunt Loulou threw for her) but she persevered and did a lovely job! I must admit, we were a very proud mommy and Papa. She has a lovely position and beautiful leg extensions with graceful little hands. Plus, all the girls were so darn cute!
December 10, 2011
By now you should know that I'm a big fan of bento & asian food. I've pretty much fallen off the bento wagon recently but I get my bento & asian food fix all around the web.
A few weeks ago, I received word that I had won a foldable bento lunch box from The Lunch Geisha blog! This informative blog is written by the lovely Nobuko who owns the online shop Lunch à Porter where you can find some of the most beautiful bento & lunch accessories from Japan. You might also recognize her as being one of the many wonderful people & businesses that donated to our Bento4Japan fundraiser.
Last week, a lovely little package came in the mail all the way from Japan and within, a beautifully wrapped foldable & reusable bento box. It was easy to fold and put together and Keira and I love the wrapping cloth. I can't wait to start bringing this box in to work for my lunches!
Read all about this beautiful box here on The Lunch Geisha's blog: Reusable & Foldable Lunch Box with Wrapping Cloth.
If you love this box and are wondering where to get your own, head on over to Lunch à Porter!
You can also find Nobuko's blog link over on the left hand side of this blog.. in the link love.
Thank you so much Nobuko for this beautiful and very handy gift!
どうもありがとう (I hope I got that right!)
December 8, 2011
I went to pick up Keira from school today and found her with this moustache and teensy goatee on her face. Haha! Apparently she's pretty reserved in class but loves her 'cours de théâtre' (drama class). She's also in the after school drama class and she has been practicing with fellow students in a play. Keira's character is a police woman named Agent Pédicure. I can't wait to see the 'spectacle'!
In the meantime, I had a good laugh capturing the many essences of Agent Pédicure!
Posted by Chantale Park at Thursday, December 08, 2011
December 7, 2011
Hi everyone, can you believe the Holiday madness that's already started? The past 2 weekends when we headed to the mall, it was packed. Normally, I love shopping but I must admit, I couldn't wait to get outta there. It's crazy how people and companies are celebrating the holidays earlier and earlier every year. Some people have their office christmas parties in November!
That being said, Keira is all excited about the holidays, the time off and the snow. Ah kids...
Her aunt Loulou is throwing her a family birthday celebration this weekend (I know, another one?!).
It's midweek and hope you're all enjoying it!
Posted by Chantale Park at Wednesday, December 07, 2011
December 4, 2011
Belle, Barbie and gang goes for a ride in our christmas train..
It's been another weekend of running around, getting things done, birthday party and cleaning up. I did get out last night with Keira's bff's mom for a supper out though. It felt so good! Just us moms eating a great dinner and then realizing our local coffee shop was closed for the night so we headed into town for some Rockaberry's! Worth the ride in. Plus, the Mister and I had an impromptu supper out on Friday night as Keira was invited to go see Hugo with Miss C. Wow, a great weekend!
Hope you all had a great one too!
p.s. We assembled the xmas tree, Keira did all the decorations herself. Can you tell?
Posted by Chantale Park at Sunday, December 04, 2011
December 3, 2011
Keira received a whole bunch of new jammies from her Aunt in SoCal.. she loves them all! And I'm so grateful for them too, whodathunk she'd outgrow the ones she has now so fast? Thanks Big Sis!
Hope you're all enjoying your Saturday! It's a beautiful sunny and crisp day here in the YUL and we're about to go out and let Keira choose a charm to add to her charm bracelet. The bracelet was supposed to be a surprise for her on her sweet 16 but the didn't the kiddo sniff it out and now wants to choose what goes on it?? Ah well.. she'll still only get to wear it on her 16th. hehe.
There are tons of crafts and gifts fairs happening in town but the amount of construction as well as less than stellar parking spaces are keeping us away. Maybe we'll make it to one next week but I'm not counting on it. Too much living to do on the weekends!
Have a great weekend everyone! Thanks for stopping by this week. : )
Posted by Chantale Park at Saturday, December 03, 2011