Monday, January 31, 2011


Francis turned 10 on January 29th. The big double digits birthday. As birthday's go, Steph and I are usually ahead of the game when it comes to planning. This year, not so much. Lol.
He is having his "friends" party next weekend since he shares a birthday with one of his close friends who was having his party on the 29th. He will be going go-carting with 3 of his friends and out to dinner with them as well.
Since he was out of the house for most of the weekend it was hard to get some good birthday shots ... maybe I'll try stalking him this week. Heh.

An exciting package arrived in the mail .... thank you Linda and Fernand!

Naomi made the most adorable card for her brother with a star on the front and a portrait of her brother on the inside.

Here she is "reading" it to him ... heh!

Sunday night we finally got around to singing him happy birthday (with Josee and Bob joining in on Skype). Little sister always has to be in on the fun ...
We also took him out to Boston Pizza for lunch on his birthday where Grandpa Paul and Aunt Natalie joined in on the fun (the other grandparents are off enjoying the sun with my mom in Florida and Steph`s parents on a cruise - this just means there will be more birthday fun to come!). I had brought my camera but didn`t actually remember to take any photos but in my defence, I have been sick with flu for the past 3 days.

Just before his birthday we did a bedroom makeover for Francis. Steph did an amazing job on the paint.

I still have to find some area rugs and make some curtains so I will do a full post when it`s complete.

Happy Birthday to my big kid. Wishing you the very best year ahead!

Monday, January 03, 2011

Christmas holidays 2010

I can't believe it's the third of January already! Time really does fly when you're having fun. I have been off since December 23rd and have really enjoyed every moment. Tomorrow it is back to work and back to reality though the kids still have another week off. I thought I'd take a moment and update this poor neglected blog. So here goes ...

Christmas eve ...

the kids were a bit hyper and excited ...

Leaving out cookies for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph

Checking up on Santa whereabouts using NORAD

Christmas morning ...

Yay, books!

Naomi was very happy with her army of ZhuZhu pets ...

Francis excited about his new St-Louis Blues jersey and signed Halak card

Steph built a skating rink on our patio

The kids and the dog enjoyed

even when it got dark out

practice makes perfect

More skating (this time at the park down the street)

Naomi learning to skate

Naomi and I went to see the Nutcracker Suite

Place des Arts is such a beautiful place

we really liked the Christmas decor

We were in the first row right in front of the orchestra pit

A chat with Naomi at the intermission

Other fun stuff we did included bowling, tobogganing, visiting with friends and family, saw Disney Live with friends, went to 2 movies (Tangled and Yogi Bear), rented movies, played video games (Wii Donkey Cong, Epic Mickey, Pacman party ...), played board games, had friends over, read books and relaxed.

Naomi excited that she actually knocked some pins down

I hope everyone had a very happy holiday!