Thursday, March 23, 2017


Poor Sweet Pea.....she decided to get up at 5:40 this morning, so when she arrived here just after 8 o'clock, she was really tired. 

We didn't even get her jacket and backpack off before she lied down on the couch and went to sleep. I woke her up at 9:40 so that we could go to the library and she was a happy girl for the rest of the day. It's amazing what a little sleep can do. Especially if you have just turned three. 

The sun actually came out this afternoon and the the thermometer said it was 12 degrees, but it felt cooler than that.

These two cousins had way too much fun playing together. They love these little cars. 

Grandson came home with us after we went to the library. After some scooter riding and some frisbee throwing, he went to get a hockey stick and a ball.

He practiced his shooting skills for awhile. He set up the hockey net and started quite close to it, while moving a step backwards after each shot. Hockey is over for the season and baseball/softball starts next week.  

This made me laugh

I think this is more applicable to two year olds but it is still funny. I really do admire their determination. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Monday Funday!

It doesn't appear as cold as it really was.  It will be nice to go back one day when it is warmer, but these kids didn't really care. They all had lots of fun!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

18th Snowiest

I heard on the radio yesterday that this was the coldest Winter in 25 years. Everybody keeps telling me that they don't remember having this much snow. But the Winter of 2008-2009 is the one I keep remembering and I was sure that there was more snow than this year. And according to Global News, I am right. It was obviously colder this year, but there really wasn't as much snow. 

It was the first day of Spring yesterday and I still think it's fairly cold. Miracle #3 and I took some kids out to Whonnock Lake, and it was freeeeeeezing. As soon as the wind died down, it was bearable but even though it is Spring, it really doesn't feel like it. 

Monday, March 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Sweet Pea!

Sweet Pea is three years old today. I have been thinking about her all day. Like, I just don't know where the time goes!  She is growing up before my very eyes. 

Three is one of my very favourite ages.  Sweet Pea comes to visit me four days a week, and we have a lot of fun together. I weighed her a couple of weeks ago and she weighs 38.6 pounds on my scale. She fits Size 4/5 in clothes and measures Size 9/10 in shoes. She still has a wide foot, which reminds me very much like her Daddy at the same age. She has very blonde hair, and her eyes aren't as blue as they used to be. I think that her Mommy might be right and they are going to turn green. Time will tell.  

She is free-spirited, and likes to do her own thing. She loves to dress up like a princess, and she enjoys playing dolls. She is a very girly girl. She is still dairy intolerant but she loves any kind of food that she is allowed to have. I would have to say that fruits and vegetables are her favourite things to eat, and she has a very good appetite. She's a grazer, and eats every couple of hours. (Which I think is very age-appropriate).  I am so blessed to see her as often as I do, and I just love her to the moon and back again!

Friday, March 17, 2017


It's been a busy week!  We played outside today because it didn't rain all morning, and after lunch these two sweethearts played Marbleworks. They shared and cooperated so well, and I was so proud of both of them. Shay only comes one day a week, and Sweet Pea was so excited to see her today. 

"Take a picture of me and my friend Shay, Grandma."  So I did. She actually went to go get my phone so that I could. They were both having so much fun!

Such concentration!  They did this for over an hour, and were so kind to one another. I was especially impressed with how well they took turns. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

It stopped raining!

I know that God said that He wouldn't ever flood the earth again, but sometimes you have to wonder. We've had a lot of rain. So when it stopped for a few hours this afternoon, we all went outside!

These two little girls are way too cute!

As they sat by the front door, their one year old friend observed...

....and as soon as he saw them getting their picture taken, he did this!

And Jade decided that she needed in on the action too.  So cute!

After Miracle #3 went home with her gang, my gang just played. And played and played and played. They were just all so happy to be outside. It was wet but it was 11 felt almost balmy compared to how it's been this Winter. We are all so ready for Spring!

Rain, rain, go away. Don't come back until after Spring Break, okay?  Just a little bit of wishful thinking on all of our parts.....