Monday, February 20, 2017

Toddler life

This little man is at an age where I see changes in him daily. He only comes three days a week, and I just love all of his words. He puts three or four words together in a sentence now.  And I really do think that this has only happened in the last couple of weeks. He's always been quite chatty and he really communicates well.

This is his serious look. Because every time I try to take a picture, he smiles. I missed it because I was a bit late, but I just love his blue eyes. And he's really starting to get more hair!

This is his typical, "Cheese!" every time I aim my phone at him. He's a very happy almost-23 month old.

He was so fascinated by this little tiny baby doll that he was holding.

Friday, February 17, 2017

T'was a beautiful day!

Ten days ago, there was over a foot of snow on the ground. Today it was sunny and 10 degrees Celsius. We all appreciated getting outside to get some Vitamin D. 

You would actually never know that it was pouring rain this morning, because when we ventured out just after noon.....it was very sunny and almost warm. I love it when Finn says "cheese".  He's such a perfect little poser. 

But we took another picture because Shay wasn't looking. They are all so sweet!

And they were very excited to find the crocuses blooming in the flower boxes at the church. Shay asked if she could pick them and take them home to her Mommy. 

"Too bright, Grandma. Too bright!"  But she tried so hard to smile for me. 

These two were having a conversation.  Sweet Pea idolizes her big sister.  

Monday, February 13, 2017

The big rink

There is an Olympic-sized rink in Port Moody.  It's fun to watch Grandson play on the big ice. It gives him so much more skating room.

He got a hat-trick yesterday and a couple of assists. The season is almost over and he loves playing hockey.

And like with all sports, the beginning of the season and the end are so different. The boys learn so much in such a short amount of time. 

There was lots of stick-handling, as there was so much more room to move around. He had lots of chances to skate and to shoot. 

She makes me smile!  Boots off, just hanging around...

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Happy Birthday Twins!

Fifty-three years ago, these guys made me a big sister. They were pretty cute!  I really hope that they both had a wonderful day!

Friday, February 10, 2017

We went for a walk

We have had a really great morning. I always forget how much more independent that my after-schoolers can be. And it helps that they haven't all seen each other in awhile so they are playing well and cooperating.

We took Ethan and Kara to pre-school, and because it wasn't raining, we walked over. It's 8 degrees outside and the snow is still piled high but it was nice to get out and get some fresh air.

Pretty Girl loves being the oldest and had no problem with being the leader. She had a runaway at this point but as soon as she called Shay to come back, she did. 

They were all so good.  Even on the busy road......you could tell that they haven't done it in awhile but the were all such good listeners. 

And this is just to show you how messy that my street that I live on is. It was pretty mucky and slushy yesterday and I am sure it will take a few more days before it will be clear again. This is soooo much better than it has been for almost a week. 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Crazy Hair Day

It was Crazy Hair Day today. And it was their Valentines Day celebrations too!

I managed to take a couple of pictures at the end of their school day and I think that they looked awesome. They have only gone to school for two days this week, because tomorrow is a Not-In-Session Day and they had two Snow Days. Add that to our Family Day Weekend and a Pro-D day on Tuesday and there hasn't been much school lately.  February is a short month.

These two-two year olds wore the same t-shirt today and there was no way that Baby was willing to get into a picture with her cousin. Sweet Pea was being as agreeable as can be and Baby was being disagreeable. Oh well, they sure are cute, aren't they?

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Another Snow Day

I was really happy that we had another Snow Day today, but you sort of have to wonder why. It snowed off and on through the night, but this is what we woke up to. I imagine that the roads were rather treacherous, and I am sure that that was the biggest consideration. But I was a little bit surprised that there wasn't any school today......and if you didn't have to go anywhere, then it was a really nice day!

I only had four children in attendance and we spent about an hour outside this morning. 

It was definitely colder out today. But sunnier. These boys were loving it. I often wonder how much snow that Isaac actually consumes. 

Miracle #3 had a few cancellations today too, (she only had four kids, but three are actually hers) and they spent some time outside this morning as well.

My favourite little five year old was ready and willing to let her Mom take her picture today. Always a poser!

Hard to believe that Grandson is going to be nine in less than two months! Don't you love how pretty the snow looked today?  The blue sky certainly helps. But to be perfectly honest, as pretty as it is, I just wish it would go away. Just sayin'.

She makes me smile!  Baby loves to eat the snow too, but she also likes to play in it.