Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Had the opportunity to get the family up in a CH146 Griffon during the 1 Wing Family Day. Activities for the kids, a BBQ and famil flights around Kingston, ON.
The face painter was away on lunch break so I jumped in and decorated Lili's face. Work of art!
A few pictures of us in the back of the Griffon.
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
I wanted to get a good photo of her curls, but she does not like to pose for the camera at all, so this was the best I could do...
When the boys came in from school we had the leftovers of my first Death Cafe cake for a snack, and Brendan made hot chocolate. Another real life pic. I like capturing these moments and imagine I will appreciate them in years to come.
Friday, January 22, 2016
Monday, May 11, 2015
We've talked about it many times before of course, but, well, the time just felt right, and the right dog came along. So, meet... Jazzy!!
She is utterly gorgeous and fits in perfectly with our family. She is particularly attached to Siobhan, even refusing to go outside for a desperately needed pee unless accompanied by her chosen human for at least the first two weeks, but she has relaxed about that somewhat now, and the kids and Steve get plenty of attention and affection from her now too!
Here are a few more pictures.
All in all she is adjusting wonderfully and is now settled completely I'd say. Sweet, lovely Jazzy. Here's hoping for many more years of fun and friendship with her!
Thursday, March 26, 2015
It was such a beautiful morning this morning. I love the first Monday after the clocks change, especially if you wake up to a warm and sunny day like today. We haven't walked to school for a while, so this morning was a treat. We left nice and early (but still arrived just after the bell) and tried to stick to the sunny side of the street.
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Not the best photos but these are all I've managed to capture so far. Araliya carrying Strawberry Bonnie, her auntie Caitlin's doll bought in 1981 or thereabouts. I am a little worried that the wear and tear in the fabric of her soft body won't hold up to the rough play around our house, but I'm thrilled to see this doll being enjoyed by this gorgeous wee girl.
The carrier was made by a very talented mama friend of mine in Ottawa, and I just had to choose the one with this fabric selection- ants and bugs and garden creatures all over it. I'll get a better picture of the back later. It's truly beautiful.
The backlog on here has paralysed me for too long! I'm just going to start posting again and work on filling the gaps over time.
We're more or less settled in our new rented house in Toronto. It's only a short stay, about 6 months in total, but we have decided to unpack absolutely everything and engage in a serious bit of purging.
Since the main purpose of this blog is to provide us with lovely printed books in lieu of photo albums I will be adding more photos as the house is tidied.
And filling in the big gaping holes over the last year and a bit!! Paddy reminded me recently he hasn't even seen our Costa Rica and Nicaragua photos!
Sunday, August 31, 2014
We haven't done many touristy things in Ottawa yet so when a friend asked if we'd like to join a group on a boat trip on the Ottawa river we went for it. About time since we'll be leaving Ottawa fairly soon. We set off from the bottom of the Rideau Canal lock system and puttered about for an hour and a half. We learned a little more about the city and then checked out the free bit of the Bytown Museum that shows you how the locks work. Afterwards, joined another family and went up the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill. We found out that there is a law forbidding any building from being taller than the flag on the Peace Tower and we counted (or lost count of) all the Canadian flags visible around the city.
They enjoyed the bus journey there with friends, playing and eating on the boat, seeing the huge bells in the tower, ice cream at the museum and rolling down the big grassy hill by the locks.