Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Sooo cold…

The temps for the past few day have been frigid… –29 wind chill today.  It was so cold that mavie refused to walk more than 10 feet outside.  It got to the point that he hadn’t done his business in almost two days….sooooo, as any dog mommy would do, I made Mavie some booties for his poor little cold paws :)

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…four elastics and four sandwich bags later we had ourselves four little doggie booties.  He wasn’t too impressed to start, but once he realized mommy was saving his feet from freezing off outside, he happily bounced down the street and did his business (a record amount of times…..)

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…”thank-you, mommy” :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Nana in the Sun

Annika’s now at the age where she wants to know, and likes to ask questions…

This morning I told her and Selena that today is Nana in the Sun’s special day.  When Annika asked why, I told her that nine years ago today is when Nana went to the Sun and daddy had to say goodbye to her.  Annika’s reply “I want to make daddy a happy birthday card.”

I told Annika that daddy would love a card, but how about you make him an “I Love You” card.

So….she did :)

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With zero input or help from me, she drew a sun and put Nana beside it, and then drew daddy and put a pink heart beside him (she told me because she knows that Nana’s favourite colours are pink and purple, she wanted nana and daddy to be purple, and the heart to be pink).  On the reverse side of the picture is a sun and Annika wrote “I Love You” with a big happy face.

She was happy to know that she could make daddy happy on this day (knowing that he would be a little sad too), and knew that although she couldn’t give a card to Nana in the Sun, that Nana wasn’t far away and would love the card just as much ♥

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Catch up

It’s already the middle of January….hard to believe.

Life is back to normal after the holidays…business-wise it’s been a little crazy.  My business had to undergo another system overhaul, it looks like for the better, though!

Lots of fun coming up in the next month – our family cluster of birthdays (Steph, dad, mavie, me, david, grandpa, mom and Jenn!)  Annika’s been invited to two birthday parties, too!

The weather recently fooled us into what seemed like a very early spring thaw this past weekend…only to follow with below zero temps.  It was nice while it lasted, though!

AND…..the biggest news of all to share is…. (knock on wood) Selena is potty trained!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Happy Mama!

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Selena’s favourite activity when mommy is cooking – stack the Tupperware!

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James had some business in Hamilton, and we stopped in to Jungle Jam to pass some time

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Brave girls on the bridge

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HAPPY!

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Winter clearance shopping spree at Joe’s today :)

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Selena and her buddy

Friday, January 11, 2013

I. Love. Dogs.

This video made my day!

Dogs = intelligent, caring, compassionate, loving

…who could ask for anything else?

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

2013!

We had a quiet night and brought in the new year with my brother and Jenn, Jenn’s brother Tom and friend Nichole.  BJAMS is looking forward to many new memories to make in 2013!

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Winter princesses

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LPC headquarters hosted the 2nd Annual New Year’s run

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Olivia and Selena in a stare-down

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Tinkerbell was in the house!

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