Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Gottcha Day!

Today marks Naomi's fist gottcha day. One full year with my sweet little girl. She has changed my life in so many ways. It has been a year of wonder and milestones. She has changed so much - from a 9 month old baby to a 21 month old little girl with a big personality who runs and jumps and talks and sings. I can't imagine what the next year will bring. She is constantly amazing me with the things she learns. I can't help but to be a bit sad that my baby is growing up so fast! On the one hand I'd love to keep her at this age forever but on the other I just love to watch her accomplishments - the way she takes on the world with her bright smile.
This is Naomi and I on gottcha day

And this weekend ...

Sunday, July 27, 2008

3 word Sunday

What is this?

Sum up your week in three little words.“You can sing it, you can say it, you can write it, you can draw it. It can be funny or sad or poignant as long as it’s honest.” 3 words to sum up your week - posted in any form you chose. Video, picture, etc....get as creative as you want. We will do it on Sundays, that way you will have had enough time to think about how you want to sum up your week.
Tuesday, July 29th marks Naomi's first gottcha day! It's hard to believe we were in China last year at this time! Wow, a year goes by fast!!

Friday, July 25, 2008

vacation fun

It's Friday - my last day of summer vacation. It's been very rainy and wet this week. We did manage to get to the zoo (I'll get some pictures up of that on my next post) and watched a lot of movies! Yesterday was another gray day so I took the kids to the Children's Museum (Musee des Enfants de Laval). They had such a blast! It's all set up as different jobs. The kids get to dress up at each station (Francis loves that, Naomi could care less) and role-play.

Francis' favorite was the police station - where kids are cops and parents get put in jail. They also had a real police car that kids could climb into with flashing lights.

There was a shopping centre where kids got to shop and to try their hand at being the cashier.

Here's my astronaut ready to blast off ..

How much fun is a fireman pole?

a hard day in construction ...

Naomi's favorite was the barn and horse. You can collect eggs from chickens, milk a cow and ride a horse!

This is the veterinarian's office ... Dr. Naomi ...

and Dr. Francis ...

It was such a fun an unique place. I know we will go back again. Some of the other rooms included; a cave to dig for dinosaur bones, a theatre with costumes and a microphone, an airplane, a classroom, a restaurant, an auto mechanic shop, an ambulance, an atm machine, and a fishing boat!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Piñata Pinafore GIVEAWAY!!!!

Piñata Pinafore GIVEAWAY!!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Miss me?

I have been enjoying my summer so much I haven't had a chance to post. I guess it's time for a summer update.

Our Canada day party was a great success even though it was on a Tuesday. We had lovely weather and most of our friends were able to join us.

We attended a birthday party - Happy 3rd birthday miss Aislinn!!!

Last week we went for a picnic on Mount Royal (Montreal's namesake). There is a lake (Beaver lake) and a park, a look-out over the city and lots of green space. The kids had a blast - they especially loved feeding the ducks and fish in the lake.

Last week I was on vacation with Naomi as Francis was at hockey camp and Stephan was on a business trip. It reminded me of being home on mat leave. Naomi and I had fun in the pool, went shopping and visited every pet store. We also met up with Elisa, Zoe and Thomas for some fun at the park. It was a splashy good time for the kids! Happy 5th Birthday Thomas!

The weekend was busy as Francis participated in his first baseball tournament. It started on Friday night, lasted all of Saturday and was rained out on Sunday. His team (the Cubs) won all 3 games. The final playoff is tomorrow night - go cubs!!!

I am back at work this week as Stephan is home with the kids. I am looking forward to being off next week again - I am planning some fun activities such as a day at the beach and a trip to the zoo!