Friday, December 9, 2016


She reminds me so much of her brother. But with dark eyes and dark hair. She was just over 7 pounds when she was born and she is doing really well. Her mommy cannot believe how much easier this one is compared to her first. Kind of the way it seems to be.....

It snowed!

Well, as usual, they forecasted 10-20 cm of snow and we received a cm, maybe two.  It has started up again so it's possible that we may get another cm or two again, but now it is supposed to turn into rain. It was fun to go out and take Ethan to school, but this little one just likes to eat it. I talked to #3 this morning and Baby lied down on the driveway and proceeded to lick it as well. Two year olds are funny.  Let's face it, they don't remember ever seeing this cold white stuff so their immediate reaction was to taste-test it. 



Thursday, December 8, 2016

Giggle giggle

We had some fun this afternoon after Sweetheart's Christmas concert. She was showing her baby sister what to do, and they thought it was so fun! Baby has a contagious little giggle!

Grandson had to give it a go as well.  The sunglasses must tickle their necks, because they all giggle.

We joined our family and friends for Hometown Christmas this evening and there is always a pre-show show.  Because it's festival seating, we all line up early to get good seats and we were able to sit in the third and fourth rows. Which is pretty good as there were fourteen of us. This soldier is fun to watch, and he was making all of us smile!

Grandson was a very good audience participant. He sat very still and reacted with a great big smile to show off his beautiful dimples!

Feeling blessed

I am feeling incredibly blessed. It's -6 degrees outside and we are inside. It's beautiful. But it is way too cold!

These guys have been playing together all morning. As they are looking out the window at the freezing cold, they are warm and dry. And they are being very cute playing with my snowman. 

Am I allowed to say that there are times that I would love to take this very noisy singing snowman and hide it?  Because there really are. It doesn't have a volume control and it is LOUD!

But they are enjoying it soooooo much. And I am enjoying watching them. 

It doesn't look nearly as cold as it feels. I have only felt it briefly as I have opened the door to let children through but one Dad clearly expressed his opinion. He exclaimed "Holy Dinah!" but in all fairness, he wasn't even wearing a winter coat. We are way too spoiled on the west coast. My aunt texted me this morning to tell me it's -26 in Calgary. When I go out later it is supposed to be -2, which is almost balmy. I feel blessed!

Ecclesiastes 11:5

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Advent calendars

This is the way we have been starting our mornings. They all have to wait until their friends arrive and then they spend fifteen or more minutes putting little figures together and chatting. 

It was CJ and Alex's turns today as they haven't been here to do any yet. 

And we even did tomorrow's #8 at the end of our day today because it's the Christmas concert tomorrow and most parents have taken the day off. Which means that the big boys aren't coming to Daycare. I have three children coming tomorrow and then Preston is leaving at noon because his Mommy had her baby last week and he will just go home to nap. Everly Pearl was born last Thursday morning and she is as cute as can be. She has dark eyes and dark hair and looks way more Asian than her brother and yet she really does look like him too. I had the pleasure of meeting her yesterday and she sure is a beautiful baby!

And speaking of cute, I just have to tell you about a two year old moment that happened at the end of my day. We were chatting and Sweet Pea bumped her head as she was going by me. I asked her if she was okay. And she answered me, "No, I not okay. I Cora. You Gamma."  And then she just kept on going. She makes me smile!