Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
I arrived home last night to find the kids in full costumes, Owen as a cowboy with his trusty horse Millie. Isabelle was dressed as a fairy, but was already disrobing - the fluttery fairy shoulders were irritating her face.."no like" was heard a few times as she removed the offending costume.
Nora is such a blessing in our lives, taking such great care of the kids, getting dressed up with them, taking them sledding the first day it snowed, making wonderful meals and keeping our house running like clockwork. Thank you Nora!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
I love the idea of the branches giving some structure to the nature table. The little pots can be changed seasonally and added to as the kids find new treasures. It will work in all seasons and we will be able to incorporate some of our crafts – decorate with hand made paper snowflakes after Christmas is over, tissue paper flowers in the spring, green paper leaves in the summer and so many great colours in the fall – leaf rubbings in red, yellow and orange. It will work with all of our holidays – red hearts for Valentines day, decorated eggs hanging at Easter, tiny flags for Canada day…the ideas are endless.
I cannot wait to get home tonight and get started on our new Nature Table Tree.
Monday, November 24, 2008
hello pulling hair while drinking "buh-buh"
hello sippy cup for drinks outside of the kitchen
hello kids with clothing on before the TV gets turned on
hello snuggling together in the princess couch
hello sweet blonde heads
hello Leapster game
hello pre-breakfast snack of fruit loops and organic bears cereals
hello tv show to ease into the day
hello monday from owen & isabelle.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
A basket full of warm hats and scarves and mittens - reminding me we will not be cold this winter.
A shelf in my kitchen with cookbooks, new and old - reminding me we have lots of food to eat and time to be creative and make wonderful meals.
Take a moment today to reflect on your blessings and what you love in your life right now.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
chilling by the fire
snugging with bottle and bear
hot cocoa in special mug
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Playing with toilet paper is a rite of passage in my mind. I have some great shots of Owen doing this very same thing. I love the look on the girl's faces...you can see the laughter and joy in their eyes.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Well...Auntie KK has hit a homerun again. She bought Isabelle a wonderful University of Western sweatshirt for her birthday. Like everything, Bella rejected it at first. Now it is the only thing she wants to wear. She loves pockets right now and this has a kangaroo pocket right in front that she can put both hands into...a wonderful thing in her mind. It also has a hood...another great thing according to Isabelle. It is perfect in this wonderful fall weather we are having right now - not too hot and not too cold...just perfect.
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
We are the Dead. Short days ago
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
"I wove ooo Aunie TayTay" Isabelle got to talk to Auntie KK on the phone - she loves to talk on the phone and she loves Auntie KK - just look at the smile on her face...so sweet.
Happy Birthday Dad!