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Field Trip to Funworx!

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Or should I say “exhaustworx”…This just about sums up my day and what I looked and felt like at 3:00pm when the bus arrived back at the school.60+ kids to keep track of…plus 200+ other kids from multiple schools mixed in, in one indoor playground makes for very frazzled teachers and parents!Everyone survived and the kids had fun, which is all that matters :)Annika with one of her best buds, Megan, on the bus home from Funworx

Summer Solstice

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Can’t think of a better way to celebrate the Summer Solstice!waterslide!First rose on my new rosebushBBQ!Lavender incentssummer….aaaaaaaahhhhh

JK Graduation

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We proudly watched Annika’s graduation performance at Colonial Park yesterday.Her JK teacher, Mrs. Duffy, was phenomenal and a huge positive influence on Annika this year.  It was incredible to watch Annika transform not only academically, but her confidence grew more than I could have imagined over the school year.  We realized just how important a good teacher is.  We couldn’t be more proud of our little sweetheart ♥A prayer of thanks xStanding “O”vation for the JK Grads!Principal Asselin and Annika’s teacher, Mrs. DuffyPicnic lunch with our sweetie, and nana, papa and Timmie!“What Kind of Cat are you??”  This was one of the songs they performed for us :)For the past while, Annika has been asking me what kid of cat I am….I had no idea why…and now it all makes sense! haha!LYRICS:What kind of cat hangs out in your house? HOUSE CAT!
What kind of cat hangs out in the alley? ALLEY CAT!
What kind of cat is a chocolate candy bar? KIT KAT!

What kind of cat are you? What kind of …

June

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This month has been one filled with many eventful days!Annika was invited to two birthday parties in the same weekend! Lucas’ (family friend) 5th Soccer themed Birthday!  Abigail’s (friend from school) 5th Birthday!  All the girls from Annika’s JK class attended….had some scaverange hunt fun!We went to Uncle Rob’s school Family Fun BBQ night.  The kids got some cotton candy, hotdogs, doggy balloons and bounced in a bouncy castle!One early afternoon our neighbour noticed a baby deer wandering down the street.  We were able to lead it into the backyard of my neighbour’s house where it found a comfy corner to nap in all day, and then must have found its way back to mommy in the night :)  The Humane Society reassured us that leaving the deer be was the best thing, and that more than likely mama deer would come right to the backyard in the night to get her baby.  Being the concerned mommy that I am, I of course had to read up on fawns and what to do when you find one…and sure enough, every…

Perfect Quote!

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….what every parent should live by…..

Parents of Small Children

I found this article through a friend of mine who had posted a link on Facebook…..I love this article for many reasons….mostly because of the truth it tells – that life isn’t all fairytales and rainbows….real life includes the hard days, the tough things and the reality that everyone lives with difficulties at certain times in their lives.  It’s what we learn from the hard times that really matters.From a parent’s perspective, this article will most likely hit home to pretty much anyone who is willing to admit it….while we’re currently trudging through yet another round of (about the 11th or 12th) cold/ear infection/fever in the past six months, I’m relieved to know that I’m not the only one that feels like they may be going a little crazy….To parents of small children: Let me be the one who says it out loudMarch 12, 2013I am in a season of my life right now where I feel bone tired almost all of the time. Ragged, how-am-I-going-to-make-it-to-the-end-of-the-day, eyes burning exhausted.

Weekend Love

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James and I celebrated our 5-Year Anniversary on Friday – Movie and Martinis :)  Annika and Selena were lucky enough to spend the night with nana and papa – of course on arrival they got some new goodies to play with, and had nana’s famous pancake breakfast in the morningWe then celebrated Meaghan and Karsten’s engagement on Saturday!  A huge feast and pool fun filled the evening.  The love birds will be tying the knot next year.Last week our baby Robin made his/her departure into the big world….watch this video to see some neat footage I ended up getting...and some recent pics of our gardenTomatoes!