Showing posts from September, 2011

Grampie’s Birthday

The girls had a good time at the cottage this weekend celebrating Grampie’s birthday.  Annika made some cupcakes, saw some birds and played on one of her favourite playgrounds.  She even got to explore “Colasanti’s” tropical gardens and their annual Apple Fest.Brushing auntie’s hairwatching the pretty birds at Colasanti’sWatching the ducks in front of the cottageProudly letting grampie’s ducks nap in her suitcaseDaddy getting stuck in Annika’s carGrampie helping him out…Annika showing everyone how to properly sit in her car

Chudleigh’s Apple Farm!

I took Annika to the apple farm when she was Selena’s age, and I’ve wanting to go again ever since.  Finally we all made it there!  Who knew an apple farm could be so entertaining and fun!!Wagon-ride to pick some apples!The friendly clown and his duckChudleigh’s authentic apple crisp!

Some 1sts!

On Tuesday, Annika had her first day of preschool at the Salvation Army.  She was super excited to meet her new teachers and friends.“All set to go!”          Showing off her Tinkerbell knapsackLater that day, Annika had her very first dance class at Performance Dance!She had lots of fun!  All the pretty little dancers will learn some steps and routines and perform in the year-end recital at the River Run Centre in May next year.


It makes the so-called “big” troubles of every day seem so silly and nonsensical.  Nothing can compare to the devastation that happened 10 years ago….to all the families that lost someone, and to the survivors, you will never be forgotten; and to the soldiers of the ugly war that is still ongoing, thank you!  I will continue to pray for peace, not dwell on the little things, and never take for granted the family that I have, which is, and always will be, the most important and precious thing.  Nothing else matters.

Long Weekendness and Fall

BJAMS had a fun and relaxing long weekend.  We are excited to bring in the fall….preschool; dance classes; fresh, crisp fall air; Annika’s, Selena’s, Daddy’s and Grampie’s birthdays; Halloween; and a trip to Chudleigh’s Apple Farm are all just around the corner!Our little Raggedy Ann!  Trying out her Halloween costume Rob’s birthday treat!  Gluten free macaroonsHelping mommy in the kitchenDriving Emma around in mommy’s high heelsChillin with the big peopleSorting through mommy’s old dance shoes…and sporting her own new ballet shoes!

Bad News Bears, Champions x2!

Although we can’t say we had a perfect season, we were able to hang on and become champions again!  One of our closes games of the year, 7 to 4!action shots from my momJackieRitchie pitchingOur fansThe Bad News Bears!Our two new team water jugs!Coach papa already showing Annika how to catch a ball :)