Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas pictures

Here are some pictures from Christmas. It seemed to just fly by this year. We have spent the past few days relaxing and enjoying our new toys (aka: playing Wii non-stop). We also went sledding and took the kids to see the Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. Tomorrow we are going skiing (whee) I hope I remember how!

Christmas eve, leaving cookies and eggnog for Santa and some carrots for the reindeer ..

Opening the Barb1e camper - best gift evah in Naomi's mind ...

Francis on his new snowboard reading a hockey magazine ...

The kids opening prezzies for the hamsters ...

New books!
Naomi holding her newest cousin Isaiah (1 week old)

Naomi and Stephan out for a walk ...
I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you all the best for the new year!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Naomi and the Big Guy

Love this picture, even though I forgot to bring some shoes for Naomi to change into (sigh). Believe it or not she was really nervous to sit on his lap. The promise of a sticker book and the fact that she just had to ask him for a Barbie camper helped to get her up there.

Friday, December 18, 2009

I have a new nephew!

Yesterday my brother and my S-I-L welcomed their second child, Isaiah Blake! Big brother, Hugo Kaleb, looks happy to be holding his new brother in one of their first pictures as a family of 4! I am so happy for them!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

2010 Olympic Torch Relay

A week ago the Olympic Torch Relay came through our neighbourhood on it's way to the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver, BC. A huge party was held in its honour and we had so much fun! There was a huge stage with live dancers and musicians and Coke was there taking pictures of families holding one of the official Olympic torches - they were also passing out special Coke bottles with the Olympic logos and light up Coke bottles. There were food stations selling hot chocolate and other typical Canadian treats. What a fun event!

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

My little helper

Yeesh, it's Wednesday and I'm just getting around to posting about our weekend!

The princess and I made our first batch of Christmas cookies on Saturday. She was thrilled to get to wear her "cooker" again. Lol.

A generous helping of sprinkles ... lots of tasting ...

This is the "kids" tree upstairs just outside her bedroom door - she was such a good helper but I have noticed that several of the candy canes are already missing. Hmmmm...

More signs of Xmas upstairs ...

I always add a greenery garland here but this year I was feeling sparkly - the hubs is not loving it - he thinks it's tacky! Well, next year when he decorates the house for Christmas he can choose what he wants (as if). :o)
Update on the hammies - they have fur and look like hamsters now! They are ridiculously cute!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Skating, baking, and babies

Last Sunday while I was attending a baby shower for Doris (who will be traveling to China to get Daphne soon!) hubby took the kids to the local rink for some skating practice. We had taken Naomi last year and she hated every minute of it! This time she apparently loved it and stayed on the ice for a good 45 minutes! Not the best quality photo since it's from a phone camera but I am glad to have the moment captured!!! She has been asking to go back all week!

Naomi loves to "help" in the kitchen. She was so happy to try out the new apron my mom made for her.

She *loves* to crack the eggs ... mmmm .... crunchy brownies ... lol!
little miss poser ....

...being silly ....

Last Friday night I was at the grocery store when my son called me to announce that our two (supposedly) female hamsters produced a litter of 6! Lovely. Never trust the employees at the pet shop. Lesson learned. They are super cute though ... anyone want a hammie?

The little princess has been skipping her naps on the weekends lately ... apparently she is "big" now and doesn't need them ... lol. In her defence, this was after all that skating ... :o)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Fall Peektures

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Halloween pictures

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Birthday pictures!

Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you ...

Happy birthday princess Naomi, Happy birthday to you!
Make a wish ...

Friends (some in halloween costumes ... That's Francis with the red hair)

Opening presents ...

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Naomi!!!

I can hardly believe you are already three. I feel like you are growing up too fast and I wish there was a way to keep you little forever. On the other hand I love to see you grow and learn about the world around you. I love watching you learn new things. You are so smart. Everyone tells me so. One of your birthday gifts is an 87 piece puzzle because you can do all the 24 and 36 piece ones in 10 minutes. The lady in the store didn’t even believe daddy when he told her. Your daycare teacher says you are more advanced than most of the 5 year olds she’s taught. I am so proud of you. I love your big personality. You believe in fairy tales and princesses and princes. You know every Disney princess story by heart. Some days you are so girly and other days you are rough and tumble. One moment asking for nail polish, the next you are shooting your brother with your fingers. You are affectionate and can’t go to sleep without a huggy and kissy. I love the way you drag your stuffed"doggie" around. You love the way he smells and never want me to wash him. You love animals, all animals. You love to visit the snakes at the pet store much to my horror and you call your hamster Fatso in a loving way. You make me laugh every day with your silly antics and it is easy to make you laugh as well.

Every year on your birthday I can’t help but wonder about the mother who gave birth to you. I wonder what her circumstances were. I wonder if she is thinking of you today. I’ll bet she is. I feel so lucky to be your mom and I am grateful to be the one who gets to spend every day with you.
Love always,

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Apple Picking 2009