It was unusually warm here today and I wanted to spend a good part of it outside so Naomi and I headed off to a farm that is open to visitors and only 15 minutes away by car. It was so nice to see all the baby animals and enjoy the sun!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I love this picture ... makes me think of a Chinese Holly Hobbie! Lol!
Naomi loves this little sandbox - it has legs so it's the perfect height. In the sunlight you can see that her hair is more of a chocolate/auburn than black. Not sure if that is one of the traits of her minority group (Miao /Hmong) but it is very fine and thin as well. Finally her bangs are starting to grow in - yay!! (click photos to enlarge)
Monday, April 20, 2009
don't know what these are called, but they're teeny - about 4" high
I love the blue vein in these - I think it's a type of hyacinth - also tiny 3"
this is a bud on my lilac tree
mini Irises - about 3" tall
The begining of a fragrant fave
Forgot to say that these were taken with my Canon Rebel XTi with the 35 mm lens (no filter).
If you click on the image you can see all the detail as the pictures are huge. Love this camera but I still want to get a mommy purse cam!!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
7 years ago (yesterday) Stephan and I became parents for the first time. We spent a month in Russia as it was a turbulent time in Russian adoption - but finally we were allowed to adopt a sweet little baby boy known as Andrei (Androushka) who will forever be known as our son, Francis.
This is Francis' referral picture. A picture that changed our lives forever. We had very little information to make a decision with. We decided to take a leap of faith - that this child was meant to be ours - so happy that we did. I can't imagine life without you Francis! Happy Adoption Day! Love always, Mommy and Daddy. xxx
Here's a picture from Easter morning. The kids we up so freekin' early!!!
Here's Francis with Buddy (my dad's dog) on Easter Sunday at my mom's house. He was so happy to get to be the Easter Bunny this year and organize the egg hunt. There were only a few pictures of him and this was the best of them all - he's been shying away from the camera lately, not sure what's up with that.
Naomi and Cousin Kaleb partaking in the Easter Egg Hunt that Francis organized for them. It was freezing cold (about 5 degrees Celsius) but we got to enjoy a few minutes of fresh air!!
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
Sunday, April 05, 2009
I just entered the Maisie Eats Bento 100th bento giveaway. Go check it out! The deadline for the draw is tonight but if you want to be inspired to make bento, this is the place to be.
Last weekend I made a snack bento - Naomi really loves it and I should make and effort to do it more often. I need some wider containers I think. Too bad Ichiban Kan doesn't ship to Canada. I've ordered a few things on eBay direct from Japan but it was quite expensive.
Saturday, April 04, 2009
This morning we went to an indoor activity centre with the lovley Miss Zoe and her mommy (also lovely) Elisa. We had a blast and it was so much fun to catch up. The girls were so happy to see each other - it was so cute!