Saturday, August 30, 2008

More holiday pics

These are the Hollyhocks on Dwights Aunt Sheila and Uncle Earles farm. They, Sheila and Earle, were our hosts for the week we went northern, and what gracious hosts they were. To sum up the week in a few words: bon fires, poodles, fresh baked pies and afternoons by the pool. Sheila had some bee-utiful gardens with many perennials I've admired in seed catalogues. They quickly became a source of some nice snapshots. (a small reminder that there were over 600 photos to be downloaded after the holly-daying...sheesh.)

Miss Muffett surely enjoyed those evening bon fires, one guess as to what was her favourite part... :) (it certainly was not my camera in her face, lol)

You can see the pond in the background of this photo, it was also a favourite for the children. Uncle Earle took the kids to feed 'Scruffy' the duck and that sealed the deal for Ashlyn....Uncle Earle was now her favourite uncle.

This one was taken in the Museum we visited in Ottawa, the dinosaurs awed the children, who would stand with mouth agape just fathoming the life that once lived.

Although there wasn't much for Eden to enjoy at the museum, she sure didn't mind being held in Daddys arms while roaming the floors...sure looks like Daddy didn't mind either :)


What a Doll.

Thursday, August 28, 2008


Our big holiday this year has come and gone, and like other recent years, holidays are really more about the anticipation than the actual holi-daying. I tend to forget all the gruesome details of past vacations .... (Frankenmuth) and focus on the party in my head. Which includes a wonderful assortment of positive thoughts and adrenaline packed possibilities.

Why don't I learn?

Truthfully? It coulda been worse. We decided to venture on a day trip (from where we we staying) to Ottawa, the lovely capital of our Country. It's so rich in history, culture, and business, and THAT just screams 4 year old, 2 year old, and 6 month old huh? Right. See thats where my head party takes over and allows for no rational thought. *sigh*

Anywho, on this day trip to Ottawa, we decided it would be fun AND educational for the children to view the changing of the guards. It did turn out to be fascinating, ... for the first oh ..20 minutes..., it was the last 45 that were the BEST. (I'm kidding. I really wish there was a way to smear my sarcasm on the screen...but alas...)

So there they were pointing out the big hats and shiny buttons, the booming drum and the squawking bagpipes. It was quite a show.

Ashlyn and I in front of the Peace Tower...
(check out my hat, It should say 'I'm a dorky tourist' *sigh*)
More pics of our week long holly day extravaganza to come!!

Saturday, August 23, 2008


I just had to.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Mighty Man.

Gabe recently discovered he can pull the big wagon with his John Deere Trike. He is officially cool in his own books. He's also a huge hit with his sister and cousins as you can well imagine.

He brought the kids back and forth on wagon rides for the morning, Jada and Ashlyn laid down holding hands and nearly fell sweet.

The trouble makers...just look at the mischief dripping from those faces :)

Eden Evangelines Eyes.

What are you...??


Mister Tree

He keeps watch over our property, beware strangers .. he may stare you to death.

Friday, August 08, 2008


This photo pretty much sums it all up. Lotte was visiting from Holland for a week this summer and is was truly a joy to have her. She's a world traveller, you can enjoy her trips here :
There are a million more pics to come, some from Lottes stay, some from holidays up north, some of the kiddies, and some more random ridiculous ones.
Stay tuned!