Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Our morning

As usual, we we were early for MyGym this morning. We took advantage of a quick photo-op. They all love this monkey named Mymo as soon as we come into the lobby of the building. 

This is how they posed themselves. All I asked them to do was stand in front of the picture of the monkey. So this is what they did. It's too bad that Lukas moved and he's not looking, but he is definitely posing.

All of the children love the ball pit. Sweet Pea got in and requested for me to take her picture. So I did. 

They had turns on the zip line today.  They were all listening to their instructions so well.

It was a small group today, even though we were only missing three little ones. Miracle #3 didn't come because Baby had a slight fever yesterday. She was being very pro-active by keeping her home......just in case it materializes into something else. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Playing and learning

When their friends went to sleep this morning, I pulled out the pegboards for Baby and Isaac. They were so happy!

These two get along really well. It's because Isaac is so easy-going, but it's fun to teach them and listen to them converse. Baby chats constantly. Isaac, not as much.  But he does add to conversation when he is able.

We talked about colours, shapes, sizes, differences and we counted and sorted some pegs. They were totally engaged. 

They were having so much fun putting the pegs in and taking them out. They also liked to spin them.

So good for their fine motor control. This activity lasted for almost an hour, as they were more than happy to make more than one picture. 

Such sweet little cousins. Playing, learning and making pegboard pictures.

I asked them to show me a blue peg. So they did. Isaac liked that he showed me a light blue peg and Baby had a dark blue one.

So pleased with her finished product!

And he was very happy as well!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

So true!



Saturday, May 27, 2017

At the ball field

We spend quite a few hours at the ball field in the Spring, but this morning was the first time that it was warm enough to apply sunscreen.  Grandson played so well today......he hit a stand up triple and he was so exciting to watch. And it probably would have been a home run if the girl in front of him didn't run so slow, but that's okay.  He had 3 RBI's, and that was almost as good. 

I love how excited the children get to run the dragon race at the end of the game. If there were marks given out on effort and enthusiasm, then my favourite grandson would definitely get an A+.  He is #11, waiting for the ball pass-off.

He tries so hard and runs so fast around those bases. Here he is running to give the ball to #4 who is waiting for him at the base.  

You would never know that they had just won the game 16-9, for the amount of cheering that goes on as everyone has their turn to run around the bases.

I love this!  Can you see Grandson in mid-jump?  So excited that his team wins the dragon race!

More cheering and throwing hats in the air!  Seven, eight and nine year olds are very entertaining.

So happy and proud! We love him to the moon and back again!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

A morning walk

We decided not to go to the library this morning. The weather was so pleasant and to be honest, we really don't like the guy that's been doing Storytime lately. He's got as much personality as a wet noodle......his voice is monotone and he always gets upset with the children when they don't listen. I always wonder why he even does it, as he sure doesn't appear to enjoy it. At all. 

And so we went out for a neighbourhood walk to see if the horses were out. They weren't in their usual spot but we were able to walk over to the front of the farm and we could see them from a distance. 

The children were all very happy to look at them from afar. We looked for a bit and then went across the street to see if we could find some ducks.

Miracle #3 saw a duck and ten ducklings when she left my house yesterday. She had to stop and let them go across the street. 

So we went to try and find them.  Unfortunately, they were no where to be found, but everyone still liked to look into the water. We saw a few fish, but that was it. 

We walked home a different way than we came, which took us through the walkway. They all thought it was so fun to climb on the fence!

Preston is just a little bit to short to get up, and that was okay by me, but he really wanted to join in.  

So I went to help him and hold him. He chipped his tooth at the park on Tuesday and then bumped his chin on a table yesterday. He has a great big bandaid on his chin that doesn't show up in the picture, but he needs to be extra careful.  I know it's just his age, but he's just a bit too accident prone this week!

It was so cute when Baby decided to take care of her friend.  And he allowed her to hold his hand most of the way home.

I always feel so proud when they listen and cooperate. We all had lots of fun this morning!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Together again

Lucas and Isaac have been home with their Dad for the past six weeks, as he wasn't working. We missed them. Isaac still came to Music and MyGym so we saw him a little bit but it wasn't the same. Well, JP started back at work today and it was like no time had passed. Sweet Pea was so excited to see them this morning!

These cousins played on the deck this afternoon while Aubrie napped. 

Together again. Such sweet little cousins having fun together and enjoying the sunshine. After four hot days, 17 degrees was a perfect temperature.  

Sunday, May 21, 2017

My heart is full

We went over to their house for dinner tonight and came home with three blessings.  They aren't really here for very long as they all have plans tomorrow and will be picked up by 10:30. Still, it gave us a little bit of time before bed to read some stories and enjoy them.  

My heart is full. They are all sooooooo precious. These two were fast asleep as soon as their heads hit their pillows. 

Baby, on the othe hand, chatted and sang songs for a half an hour or more. She was determined that she was going to sleep in 'Grandma's bed' so that is where she started.  I moved her into her Dora bed soon after she fell asleep......it will be interesting to see if she ends up staying there. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Long Weekend

It's a three day weekend!  And we have absolutely no plans......there aren't any appointments or ball games scheduled. I slept in until just before 9 o'clock which is so rare. The sun is shining and it's supposed to get warmer and warmer as the week progresses.  There's a huge part of me that thinks that I should make some plans, and there's another part of me that just wants to be lazy and stay in my pyjamas until noon. So far, the latter is winning.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fri-yay!

It's Friday before the May long weekend and it's supposed to be warm and sunny for the next week. We enjoyed our cloud cover this morning....it was so nice!

I lined them all up just before we walked our pre-schoolers to the church for 12:30. Finn was so tired....and I really think that this is the first time that he wouldn't smile in a picture for me. 

They make me smile. Every. Single. Day. 

These two love each other. They really liked looking at the hydrangea plant and decided that I needed to take their picture while they sat beside it. 

So I took three. Three is always better than one, right?

This one is my favourite. Sweet little blonde blue-eyed three year olds. 

And when we arrived home, they insisted on another picture!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Freezie Day

It was Freezie Day at school today. It was postponed from Monday when it was pouring rain.....today was a good day as it was 18 degrees out. 

These three were very pleased to be one of the first groups in line to get their treats. 

We waited for Mason to come out of his classroom. They were all happy to tell him that we got one for him too! 

And then we walked to the park and played for over an hour. These two blessings were having so much fun collecting acorns, rocks and sticks. They really enjoyed sorting and counting them. And then they pretended to be frogs.....they both just love to role play right now. 

Preston loved the swing today!  

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Beautiful children

I know I am slightly biased, but I really do think they are beautiful!

And growing up way too fast!

This was on her actual birthday, May 13th.

Six years old!

Almost three years old!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Sweetheart!

Guess who is six years old today?  Yes, it is our third born grandchild......who came bounding into our lives on that sunny Friday the thirteenth in 2011. It really doesn't seem that six years have already gone by. 

Sweetheart weighs 49 pounds and is 46 inches tall. She fits Size 6X/7 in clothing and measures a Size 2 shoe. She is almost finished kindergarten and when asked by her teacher what she does best, she told him "Sleeping, science and reading."  She has really enjoyed her first year at school and that doesn't surprise any of us, because she loves to learn. And she really is a very good sleeper too!

She also loves to play. She especially loves Shopkins and Lego, but this a girl who will look at books forever too. She is starting to put letters and words together and is learning how to read. 

We love her to the moon and back again!