Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Hubby has taken a week of his holidays this week. He has a list of things he wants to get done, and I don't really feel like I have seen him very much, even though we are both here most of the day. He fixed our dryer yesterday, and I can honestly say that is what I am the most thankful for. It broke on the 8th of August and I really didn't think that I missed it that much until I was able to use it again. It's been really quite warm so I have been using the back sundeck to dry our clothes. And I really don't do very much laundry any more as it is just the two of us, but my old-fashioned way was getting old. Seriously. I really didn't mind running everything upstairs, but now that I'm not doing it any more, I am extremely appreciative.
Posted by Joanne at 7:28 PM
My cousin sent this to me last week. It is actually a picture that has never gone away, but it is gone from billboards, and bus and sky train shelters. The BC government bought the rights to it 15 years ago or more, and it is still on lots of cigarette packages. It's disappeared and reappeared over the years, but I don't think it will ever go away completely. According to my cousin, it is still very effective.
Posted by Joanne at 7:57 AM
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
These cousins have managed to get together quite a few times this Summer. Which makes them both very very happy!
Two year olds aren't usually very cooperative.
But today was a good day.
And we managed to get a couple of pretty good pictures.
Posted by Joanne at 8:44 PM
I only had four children to care for today as Preston stayed home because he wasn't feeling well. They have become accustomed to standing together for group shots. I have trained them well. Lol.
Just before we got into the van, they all came to stand together. Gosh, I love these kids. To the moon and back again.
Baby had been fever-free since yesterday morning so we were able to meet #3 and her six today. And I convinced them all to stand together before they went to play. I am always so impressed if I can get all ten looking at me. It isn't easy.
They are all so precious. And I sure hope that they all know how loved they are. I think they do, but I sure tell them all as often as I can.
They all played on this hill more than they actually played on the playground equipment. So much fun running up and down. And rolling down.
They are all such good friends. I love watching and listening to them interact with one another.
Even #3 tried rolling down the hill. And here's what happened next.....Baby was extremely upset with what her Mommy was doing. It was actually quite comical. I adore the way her sister went over to try and comfort her.
Posted by Joanne at 8:16 PM
This little toddler has had a fever since Friday. She went to the Dr on Sunday and has been swabbed for strep, and she should have her results back today. She's fine. A little bit whiny with a low grade fever every morning, but nothing that a dose of Motrin doesn't seem to fix. Until 8 hours later when she needs it again because her fever keeps coming back. She was quite happy to sit and colour yesterday morning while everyone played in the front yard.
Posted by Joanne at 7:01 AM
Monday, August 29, 2016
I thought that it was going to rain this morning. Although it started out foggy and cool, the fog gave way to bright and glorious sunshine by 9:30. I say it was glorious because it wasn't really that hot. Pleasant, and perhaps just warm enough to think about sunscreen, but by 11 o'clock we went inside to have a snack. I had a lot of school-agers today, and they were all so happy to play, play, play.
Posted by Joanne at 7:49 PM
Sunday, August 28, 2016
We spent the afternoon with Miracle #4 and a couple of blessings. We started off at JD Farms for lunch, bought a few items there and then headed across the street for a few more things from the vegetable stand. Then we headed down the road to Krause Berry Farm and did some playing before we did some shopping.
Posted by Joanne at 9:50 PM
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Our Aquarium pass was about to expire, but I decided that I needed to renew it for one more year. We may only use it 3-4 times in a year, but that more than pays for itself. And the blessings absolutely LOVE it here. Now that Sweet Pea and Baby are two, they are really enjoying it as well. So we started out at 9:30 this morning at the A-carium, as Sweet Pea calls it, and we had an awesome 4 hours.
It wasn't really that crowded today......not even close to how busy it was on Monday when I was there with our other three blessings.
They were more than happy to look at the Rays, but the only one willing to touch them was Grandpa. Maybe, it's just a boy thing. It certainly seems like that in our family anyway.
She was very interested in Auntie J's watch, and liked to touch it. But at one point when I turned around, she was holding her big sister's hand. Adorable, simply adorable.
Posted by Joanne at 4:52 PM
Friday, August 26, 2016
Someone very special turned seven today. And she had a dress-up magician party. I can't believe that she is seven. I have cared for her since she was six months old!
These four were chosen from the audience to participate in the show. They were all very excited!
Tai bailed. As soon as he saw what was going on, he took off like a shot back to his seat. So that left three.
I have seen this many times in the past couple of years of watching a magician. The little guy in the middle was excused by the magician.
And that left two. I think that Grandson knew what was coming next because he could not stop laughing.
She was being levitated off of the ground on a flying carpet. I don't think that the pictures do it justice. He was a good magician and had his audience participating and laughing for a full 45 minutes.
These three were very pleased to get a magic goodie bag and a balloon. Jade really does have great birthday parties!
Posted by Joanne at 11:24 PM