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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

farewell October...hello November






Last night was full of fun, wonder and excitement. It was Noey's first time going trick-or-treating and answering the door to the other tick-or-treaters. At first he didn't understand why he couldn't eat all his treats right there and then when they were given to him, but soon he understood the idea of going door to door. I was actually quite happy that he only managed to have 2 treats. One was a mini pack of m&ms that he couldn't finish and the other was a bag of chips, he ate like 3 chips. So thankfully we didn't have too many behaviour problems last night. I think his favourite part probably was when he watched me as I was putting my cat makeup on in the upstairs bathroom. I asked him if he'd like a mustache and he said yes so I painted one on him. Again, he was so proud to be a fireman!
But with any special day, it must come to an end and I am secretly happy that autumn and Halloween can be officially packed away for the year. We have snow now and all I can think of is getting ready for Christmas. Baking, crafting, hosting, oh and of course having a baby! We'll see how much I actually accomplish from that list of mine!
This afternoon I made a cup of white hot chocolate and poured it into my favourite Christmas mug (one that I keep out all year long actually). My friend Yuki brought it back for me from Japan a few years ago and it remains one of my very favourite mugs. It has The Snowman on it from the famous British movie. If you've never seen this movie, you simply must! It's all hand illustrated and has no words, just beautiful music and a sweet story. Very magical indeed! I toped my hot chocolate off with some homemade peppermint marshmallows that my friend Leanne made and will be selling at some craft shows this season. I'm getting so excited already for the season to start!
Happy November everyone!
xox
ps. My sister Katie wanted to know if Noah had a special bag to go trick-or-treating with and so I made one yesterday afternoon. Here's a pic for you Katie!

White Hot Chocolate for two

2 cups of warm steamed milk (2%)
2 tablespoons of vanilla extract
4 tablespoons of real white chocolate chips
a peppermint stick, whipped cream or marshmallows to garnish

-Warm your milk in a pot on the stove. Careful not to let the milk boil.
-Reduce the heat and add the vanilla to the milk.
-In 2 separate cups place 2 tablespoons each of the white chocolate chips.
-Pour the milk over the chocolate chips and stir until melted.
-Decorate your drink with a peppermint stick, marshmallows or whipped cream... or all 3!!!

6 comments:

  1. We love The Snowman. Alan took Dylan to see it on the big screen a few Christmases ago. The symphony performed the music live. It was magical!

    Mmm, white hot chocolate? Yes please! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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  2. hehehe... thanks Lisa! Noah wanted some makeup on too!
    Erin- I thought you'd like The Snowman, what with your British connection and all.
    xox

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  3. Oh my gosh! This looks DELICIOUS. I will be making this (weekly;)) this winter! :)

    I love The Snowman as well! I can't wait to show Ben all of the classic Christmas movies. And bring on the Christmas music! I'm so with you; as much as I get sick of the snow come February, I love the build-up to Christmas/ New Years and all of that other good winter stuff.
    And your baby!! That is just so exciting:). You look radiant.

    Noah is such a cute little firefighter:). Have a good week!

    xox, Blair

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  4. Happy November beautiful mama!
    You and Noah look so awesome. I used to dress as a black cat every year just like you!
    You sound like you are doing really well...I am so excited to finally 'meet' your baby girl soon!
    Lots of love,
    Dawn

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  5. Great job on the trick or treat bag! And I totally love Noey's mustache! What a sweetheart! Those marshmallows look pretty awesome! Can't wait to try them!!!!!

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