Saturday, July 30, 2011

Funny GIrl

Gracie likes to play a little in her crib, before she goes to sleep. Usually it's just a bit of talking, some singing, or some 'baa-ing' to her stuffed sleep-mate, Lambie. A few nights ago, I had to go in and tell her it was time for bed. Tonight, she was talking for awhile, so I poked my head in to tell her to go to sleep.

I opened the door and said, "Gracie?"

She fell to the mattress and said, "shhh, sleeping."

I said, "that's enough playing, it's time to go to bed."

She proceeded to make snoring noises and whisper, again, "sleeping."

I tried to keep from laughing until I go the door closed.

I think I've got a class clown on my hands!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Back at it!

Wow! We've been busy! This will be a long one, so grab a cup of tea and a cookie and get comfortable!

Weeks ago, Gracie and I went to the Science Centre with Jacqueline, Jacob, and Felicity. It was fun, but wasn't such a great place for two moms to visit. Lots of kids, lots of different rooms to run in and out of, and lots of chasing for us. Still fun. Kind of a nice change of pace for the kiddos, I think.

Then, Gracie and I went camping. Brad was supposed to come, but he got shipped off to Chilliwack for work, so he missed out. Camping was great. Got to see lots of family, eat good food, and Gracie did great! I need to get pictures from my mom, I didn't take any.

Home for a day and a half and then Gracie and I hopped on a plane to visit Brad and his family (he has a lot of aunts, and uncles, cousins, and grandparents out there) in Vancouver. It took us 11 hours to get to Abbotsford thanks to delays, lightning storms, and tornado warnings, but we made it. Again, no pictures to show you.

Spent a few days there visiting and flew home to greet Brad's brother, sister-in-law and nephew who would be staying with us for a few days. We had a great visit, Brad rode in a bike race, Steph and I went to see Wicked and did some shopping, we took the kids to the splash park and Chuck E Cheese's, and we all had fun.


Yesterday, I cleaned house after my company left and today I'm doing laundry. Tomorrow, my parents, brother and sister-in-law, neice and nephew arrive for more fun.

Gotta make use of the summer!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

A few more cabin pics

I came across some old cabining pictures I forgot to post with the others. If you can believe it, I'm actually up-to-date on my photo printing now. I've printed all of the photos I have on my computer or cameras up to the minute, thanks to Costco's great deal!!!

Time to take some more :)

Ang and I kayaking. She needs to learn some kayak etiquette, she kept bumper boating me out in the middle of the lake.

And, another shot of everyone enjoying the 'warm' tub:

Hope you have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Canadian Country Weekend

Hope you're enjoying the weather, mosquitos and lack of summer....

If you want something to get excited about, join us at the Canadian Country Weekend in Fort Macleod Aug. 12-13. Great bands, great price, camping, food, and fun!

Check it out here for more details:

Saturday, July 09, 2011


Quick, get to Costco!!

Photos are just 9 cents each right now (until the 17th). No limits, no minimums, online or in store, however you prefer them done, just go and get cheap prints!


I just stumbled upon this with a CD full of pictures to print. Happy day.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Life of a Child

When the splash park gets cold, head to the park right next door. Dry off in the sunshine while you play the day away.

Ahhhhh, the life of a child.

One of Gracie's favourites. It's just a little bucket that spins around, like the teacups at Disneyland. Makes me a little sick watching her, but she could spin all day.

And the swings... they seem to have bumped the slide as her park favourite.

Playing with her bestie, Berlyn:

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Splash Park!!

Gracie had so much fun at the splash park this morning! It was 28 degrees out at 11 am, and the park was full of screaming, wet, giggling kids. Pretty fun!!

Missed her!

The piano was one of her favourites!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Cabining- The Best Way to Camp

We spent the weekend at Gull Lake with my cousin, Ang, and her family. It was really great. Her in-laws have a fantastic cabin and we snuck a room and enjoyed a good long weekend with family and friends.

Cutie Pie with her crooked smile:

Trying to get the perfect fit...

Hubby and myself. It's been awhile since we've had a picture of just ourselves.... hmmmm.... and this was a high quality, hold your arm out and look at the camera one. Very nice.

We had some little splash pools so the kids could swim while we relaxed on the deck. (Yes, that's a hot tub in the background!!)

We made it a warm tub for the kids and they loved it!

Cute Baby Owen, with his chubby cheeks...

Relaxing in the evening:

Gracie tanning on a lifejacket:

I do have mosquito bites all over, but it was worth it. We went out in the boat and played at the park, had many feasts and made s'mores, kayaked and biked, enjoyed the sunshine and good company: all in all, a great weekend away, and we only travelled an hour and a half to get there.