Friday, November 29, 2013

Santa!

Have a look at our last six Christmas’!!

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           2008                                        2009

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            2010                                          2011

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             2012                                                   2013

….Santa’s knee is getting strong and strong each year!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

School Girl

Look at our beautiful Senior Kindarden’er ♥

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what a difference a year makes!

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Max and Ruby Nutcracker

My mom brought the girls and I to Max and Ruby Nutcracker this year!  It’s my mom’s awesome Christmas tradition, started three years ago, to take us girls to a show.  Last year she took us to Disney on Ice, and the year before took us to the Nutcracker Ballet.

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Both families sitting on either side of us were a grandmother, daughter and two granddaughters :)

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Later the same day we had a few people over for the Grey Cup!  The Hamilton Tiger-Cats played their season at Guelph’s new stadium (while their field in Hamilton is being renovated) – which must have given them some luck.. they made it to the Grey Cup!  Unfortunately, the game was terrible, pretty  much over in the first quarter – they lost badly, but at least it still felt close to home!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Tis the Season…

…apparently to lose teeth!  Annika has lost two of her teeth in the past week.  The Tooth Fairy has been busy!  With Annika’s Tooth Fairy earnings, she was very excited to go shopping with papa today.  She came home with an arm full of new toys (and even one for her little sister!)

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She lost her first tooth minutes before I picked her and her sister up from daycare… and lost her second one three days later at Nana and Papa’s house while James and I were in Windsor.  She has three other loose teeth… I wonder if we’ll have a toothless child by Christmas!

 

With our big basement reno, and our basement belongings scattered through our house… I wasn’t sure how Christmas decorating was going to work this year… and I was sure as anything not going to wait until the middle of December to start!  I cleared some space and found some room and look at what the girls and I came up with!  Christmas tree will have to wait…. but everything else is out!

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This is our Christmas tree… for now…

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I’m so happy the girls are old enough now to be able to love all things Christmas as much as me ♥

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There it is!  Decorated perfectly by Annie and Selena

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Perfect timing for our first snowfall

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Had to buy the girls this awesome inflatable Christmas Hello Kitty… they were a little upset that we had to give Santa Bear a new home… so this is the replacement… which can be nicely stored away in a little box until needed again Winking smile

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Looks like winter might actually be fun this year!

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Strong girl!

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ooops… selena loves to be tossed around and thought it was the greatest thing when Annika would sling shot her off the back LOL

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Our house officially has the “Cozy Christmas Feel!”

Friday, November 22, 2013

University of Windsor Alumni Odyssey Award

Last night was a special night for my husband.  He accepted an Alumni Award from the University of Windsor, which is an award recognizing young alumni who have reached significant achievement in their professional and personal lives.

Seeing first hand (probably more than anyone else) how much honest and genuine hard work and dedication James gives to his business, clients and community, I could not have been more happy and proud to hear the news a few weeks back that James was nominated for this award.  When someone’s heart and sole is recognized and rewarded, there is no better feeling.  I was so happy and proud last night to see my very humble husband rewarded in such a deserving way ♥

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Another year older!

Selena is 3!!!  This year we decided to keep things a little quieter than usual for her birthday.  We went to Chuck E Cheese with my parents and then to uncle David and aunt Jenn’s for cake!

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LUNA! made a surprise early visit for Selena’s Birthday

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Mavie had to help open the presents

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Dancing with Chuck E. Cheese

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Selena was not sure of Chuck E.

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Birthday Girl

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Daddy is definitely still a kid at heart

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…Annika was not impressed by the merry-go-round

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Selena liked it :)

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Mommy and the birthday girl

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More presents at uncle and aunt’s house

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Having a conversation with uncle

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Annika had to try on Selena’s new Diva Outfit