Saturday, October 31, 2009

Day 304 - Saturday, October 31, 2009

Matt amidst the balloon popping for the Halloween Party.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Day 303 - Friday, October 30, 2009

Just about finished the candy jars for guessing.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Day 302 - Thursday, October 29, 2009

It was a little cool outside for my taste but the kids wanted a picnic for lunch.
PS - Marlee had a pyjama day btw.

Day 301 - Wednesday, October 28, 2009

There is a (new) puppy up the street that is quite friendly. Cierra loves to get kisses and Daisy is more then happy to oblige.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Day 300 - Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I see Marlee like this and I just have to laugh. I wore knee high nylons to church on Sunday (under my boots) and Marlee wanted to wear some too. Why not? She also chose to wear them today. What a girl. They go well with the glasses.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Day 299 - Monday, October 26, 2009

The view out our front dorr. Fall is here.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Day 298 - Sunday, October 25, 2009

Not the best photo but in it you can glimpse the look of my "pyjamas" as Pastor B liked to call them. I again participated as a "flagger" (is that a word?) in the closing ceremonies of the mission conference going on this month at church. And because our part was at the very end without a time to step out, I got to wear it all service. Definitely not my comfort zone.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Day 297 - Saturday, October 24, 2009

Matt called us down early this morning for "Mini Church". He had the vacuum cleaner set up as a microphone, the coffee table over as a piano and chairs for us the audience. He then mastered the ipod and chose "Blessed Be Your Name", "The River Is Rising", "Entertaining Angels" and "Step Up" as songs for us to sing together while he "played" the piano. It was really quite neat.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Day 296 - Friday, October 23, 2009

Building forts in Matt's bedroom - a PA day and a FULL house with most of the daycare kids.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Day 295 - Thursday, October 22, 2009

I spent most of the day quietly, with Marlee and the kids taking it easy (more tv then usual because of her surgery) but I did get my LOAD done - and I have to say - I think this may end up being a favourite!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Day 294 - Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This little sweetie pie did A-MA-ZING today! We went to the hopsital for 7am (no food or water since midnight - well 8pm really), got prepped and had surgery for her strabizmus shortly after 8am. I was called in to see her around 10:30am where I found a very sleepy, sad, and upset little girl with a very "stingy" right eye. She was not a happy camper and I don't blame her. Alternating between trying to sing to her, let her listen to the ipod, snuggle (on a regular chair), give her juice (which she didn't want), give her popsicles (which she did want), I kept her soothed as much as possible. It was a drastically different experince from when she was 10 months old and couldn't tell us much. But she really was a trooper. Here we are at home, resting with a cold compress and examining her "third nipple" as we called it. Poor kid. Here's to a quick recovery!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Day 293 - Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Yes, the kids (moreso Marlee) like to fall asleep in our bed and then when we come up we put them back in their own. Lately Marlee has wanted to add this new "curtain".

Monday, October 19, 2009

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Day 291 - Sunday, October 18, 2009

I introduced Marlee to LittleMissMatched socks this past week. They are so her - and she loves them.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Day 290 - Friday, October 17, 2009

We visited the R's at their new house tonight and finished off the evening with a great bonfire. The kids definitely got their fill of roasted marshmallows.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Day 289 - Friday, October 16, 2009

Marlee was so excited to find these hand-me-downs in a box today - unfortunately I think they are already a little too small.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Day 288 - Thursday, October 15, 2009

The latest game at the park - bumping kids off the bottom of the slide!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Day 287 - Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I LOVE that I get to go on some of the kids field trips. We had so much fun with Marlee's class at the pumpkin patch today! A little muddy but no rain. A perfect day.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Day 286 - Tuesday, October 13, 2009

We've gone back to doing daily quiet time (with quiet reading) before having any tv time in the afternoon. C and Marlee are both into "reading" chapter books!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Day 285 - Monday, October 12, 2009

We finished up the last of the backyard fall cleanup - including closing up the pool. We had 2 little helpers that were able to lift the cover with us - amazing how much easier it was!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Day 284 - Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving! We had both sides of the family over for dinner and we shared some news today...

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Day 283 - Saturday, October 10, 2009

The kids have loved playing this new storybook game that Marlee got from Ya-Ya at Christmas. Basically they pick up 3 random cards and create a story from them. Some are quite interesting!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Day 282 - Friday, October 9, 2009

Showing off some Thanksgiving artwork (quickly eaten btw).

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Day 281 - Thursday, October 8, 2009

At the kids request to play outside, we got started on some of the fall yard clean up.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Day 280 - Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Drew is trying out the camera in his new blackberry.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Day 279 - Tuesday, October 6, 2009

We all commented on the amazing sunlight over the water on our drive in to the library.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Day 278 - Monday, October 5, 2009

My layout for the day. A take on my favourite breakfast. (I'm afraid that LOAD may have already started preempting my photo for the day!)

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Day 277 - Sunday, October 4, 2009

I took the kids with me to the baby shower for Nicky and Ben. Matthew had a hand at the camera and snapped a few of us.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Day 276 - Saturday, October 3, 2009

Happy 40th Melissa! We held a surprise drop in celebration for the birthday girl at our house.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Day 275 - Friday, October 2, 2009

Bad photo but it's nice how upcoming parties actually make us clean up! Those balls were up there FOREVER!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Day 274 - Thursday, October 1, 2009

The kids help me make myself a birthday cake.