Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

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Francis – not sure what this costume is, but it is creepy!

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These are the hot dog “mummies” we made …

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Little miss ballerina … she LOVED her costume.  It was a chill 5 degrees (40 ish) so under the ballerina costume she has a t-shirt, 2 turtle-necks, a windbreaker and a hoodie.  On the bottom she had a pair of thick tights and two pairs of leggings.  Gotta love this crisp Canadian weather.

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That’s our smoke machine in the background – not a fire.  Lol.  I wish I had taken more pictures …

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Naomi’s birthday - review

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So Naomi’s 5th birthday came and went with much to-do.  On the Wednesday, two days before her birthday, we got a call from the school saying that Naomi wasn’t feeling well.  We picked her up and sure enough she had a fever and a sore throat.  Luckily I overheard someone saying that strep throat was going around so I took her to the clinic the next morning for the strep test.  I paid to have the 10-minute test done and it came out negative.  Luckily I had gotten a prescription for antibiotics from the doctor just in case because that evening I noticed that Naomi had a rash all over her body.  I knew in a minute that it was scarlet fever.  So yes, Naomi spent her birthday at home with scarlet fever.  She was quite annoyed at missing out on the school party.

Later in the evening, Naomi’s very brave grandparents and aunt came over for dinner and cake. You would have never imagined that she was sick – she was so hyper and excited. And wouldn’t you know it, the lab called and said that the culture for strep was now positive – which I had already figured out (from the rash).  They told me to start the antibiotics – which I had already done 24 hours ago! (Yay for mom-instinct)

This is the cake I made for her birthday – my first time playing with fondant …

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These were the cupcakes that never made it to school.  They are now in our freezer …

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On Sunday Naomi had her friends party.  We did a joint party with her friend Layla who’s birthday is a few days after Naomi’s.  Since the girls are in the same class and have many of the same friends, it just made sense to combine the parties.  This allowed us to have it at a local venue called the princess castle.  There, they were entertained by princesses, dressed up, made crowns and much more.  I have a ton of pictures but they all have other friends in the picture and since I do not have permission to post them I am opting to not share them.  Here are a few pictures from the party …

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These are the cupcakes I made for the party … wish I had taken a picture of the whole box of them! 

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BTW, Naomi is feeling much, much better but her skin is actually peeling from the rash – poor kid!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Happy 5th birthday Naomi!

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rock on

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Monday, October 17, 2011

LaRonde Halloween

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One of our favourite hangouts got a ghostly makeover

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We found a “nice” witch who gave us a ride on her broomstick …

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On the centipede coaster with daddy

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Ghosts in chains …

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We all had a blast checking out all the Halloween decorations

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Giant spiders

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Naomi wasn’t too impressed with Dracula but Francis was brave …

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Is this a mummy or a daddy?

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I got a kick out of the props and costumed actors

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We even found a pumpkin princess …

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It was a perfectly cold and drizzly day

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Mmmm … ended the day with yummy beaver tails …

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Sunday, October 09, 2011

Disney on Ice

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tourist in our own city

We headed downtown to the Disney on Ice show, something we rarely do anymore.  We are only 20 minutes out of the city but yet we rarely venture into it! 

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All the pictures except for the last one were taken on the McGill University campus.  They were in the middle of filming a movie which was really cool – the movie is called Warm Bodies.  There were a bunch of old military vehicles all lined up – I got a picture with Francis in front but he is squinting in the sun so it turned out awful.  Anyways, the movie is supposed to be a vampire movie or something like that.