Saturday, September 23, 2017

Today's the day!

We are leaving for Disneyland today!  And I must be very excited because I have been wide awake since 3:29 am. It's going to be a long our flight doesn't leave until just after 11 am. We planned this trip way back in February when the G family invited us on their family holiday. SIL's mom is also coming so there are eight of us in total. We are going to have so much fun!!!

Friday, September 22, 2017


I thought it was Raise-a-Reader Day today, but it turns out it was Raise-a-Reader Week. Sweet Pea was 'reading' to Finn this morning and it was really cute. She's memorized a lot of this particular book, and she was fairly accurate. Nice way to start the's also the first day of Fall!

Sweet Pea loves the playground. 

And Pretty Girl was quite excited to play after school today!


She reached over to hold his hand....they are way too cute!

He's growing up...sigh.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Watching from the window

My house is at the end of the street and all of the children like to look out the window. Most days the excitement is a cat or dog, sometimes a few people or cars.....the garbage and recycling truck make a once a week appearance. But living at the end of a cul-de-sac can be quite boring in my opinion. I am lucky that children under five don't think it is, because they just enjoy looking outside. 

My neighbour was jackhammering up his driveway last week, but on Saturday he had a tractor and dump trucks coming throughout the afternoon. I remember thinking that it would have been fun if they were here on a week day because I knew that the daycare children would have loved watching. So I was pleasantly surprised when the dump truck came back on Tuesday afternoon. Finn was very excited!

Lukas and Preston were quite happy about it as well. And just in case you are wondering, Lukas is standing on a toy, that is why he appears so much taller than his friend. 

They watched for a good half an hour or so, and it provided us all with some great entertainment and conversation. 

Even the little girls were interested yesterday when we came home from the park. They aren't as fascinated as the boys but it is still interesting enough to stop and watch for a few minutes. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Fall is coming!

From the warmth of last week to the coolness in the air this week, you can certainly feel that Fall is in the air. It rained for the past few was off and on, but it was very wet. I pulled out my boots and sweaters and I know there will still be some more warm days to wear flip flops but you can feel Fall coming. Especially in the morning. The air is crisp and fresh, and it sort of makes me sad. I enjoy Fall, but it means that Winter is next and I detest the cold. I know that there will still be more nice days but Summer is coming to an end. We are leaving for Southern California on Saturday and we are headed for a heat wave, but it's supposed to be 22-25 degrees here too. We are headed for the mid-30's and that's hot!

The sun showed up today and we took advantage of the really nice afternoon and went to the park after school. After we dropped Isaac off at pre-school and played for a bit, Sweet Pea and I walked down to meet the big boys at school because it was so nice out.  We stopped for almost an hour at a little neighbourhood park on our way home and we had the place to ourselves. Sweetheart and Baby joined us and a good time was had by all!

Sweet Pea and Baby were so pleased that they have graduated to the 'big kids' slide. They climbed this climber again and again and again. 

These two little monkeys were so willing to pose for me.  They were so proud of themselves. 

Isn't this precious?  They decided to hold hands without me even asking. You can really tell how they are growing up, as they are getting along so well these days. They are really learning how to share and cooperate. 

Three year olds are way too cute.  Especially these two.....perhaps I am a wee bit biased. 

I just love them to the moon and back again!

She lost her first tooth!

On Saturday, Sweetheart was so excited to show us that her tooth was loose. And it wasn't really very loose, but it definitely had a a tiny bit of movement. Needless to say, it was a little bit looser on Sunday when we saw her at her brother's lacrosse game.....but that was to be expected. So it was quite a surprise to all of us, when she was sitting at her brother's hockey game a half an hour later and she announced, "My tooth just fell out!"  She was chewing on a candy and out it popped. She was so pleased and surprised, and so were all of us. I've never seen that it just didn't seem ready. Obviously it was more than ready, and the best part was that she said it didn't even hurt. She has seen lots of people lose teeth over the past few years, so I'm guessing she has seen many reactions. Hers was the best, because it was so quick and painless. 

Thursday, September 14, 2017

The theatre

The Sound of Music is at The Queen Elizabeth Theatre this week, and I went last night with a friend. It's been awhile since I had seen a production like this and it did not disappoint. It was three hours long with a 20 minute intermission and it was absolutely magnificent!  The singers were superb, and I marveled at the talent of Jill-Christine Wiley who played Maria, and Lauren Kidwell who played The Mother Abbess. The entire cast was amazing but those two just shone. What a great night out!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The littles

Click, click, click. I asked, they cooperated, and they are all looking and smiling. Here are all of our three year olds, who I also call the littles. Isaac will be four in a few weeks though.......they are all the same age for a few short months.