Saturday, August 28, 2010

Enjoying a visit

From Wes' Aunt Elaine and Uncle Gerrie. It has been lovely so far. We are busy busy.

I hope to have pictures by the end of the weekend and more time to catch up. I have not been blogging much lately. It was a tough couple of weeks for me and I didn't much feel like writing. But, fairer days are in the offing and I'll be back blogging about all our nonsense very soon.

Best run, stores to go visit!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Big big girl




Wow, Bronwyn turned four today. I can tell you honestly, that as I stood by her little crib in the NICU the first evening after her birth, I couldn't even imagine beyond the next day, let alone four years later.

She is a vibrant, amazing, chatty, stubborn little girl. And we just love her to bits. We thank God for her, half a heart and all.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

A little video clip

I wanted to post this little clip of the kids singing one of the songs they learned at VBS. Mari is so funny! They are all pretty cute, if I do say so.

I have been busy today getting ready for Bronwyn's party. Gavin and I went to the Dollar Store, which happens to now charge 1.25 for everything, to get party decorations. We came home and I spent the remainder of the day trying to decorate a cake. I decided I'd do a Castle cake for her. I had great plans. I am calling my creation, "If Salvador Dali owned a bakery."

I hope it is still standing in the morning!

Wes took Gavin and Bronwyn to the Saddledome for a show called "Walking with Dinosaurs." The kids loved it.

There was a short period of time, where they were all gone and Mari was sleeping. I am SHOCKED at how much I can get done when I'm basically alone. It amazed me. I'm not inefficient and confused, I'm just distracted.

I am hoping to get a good night sleep so we can be all ready for the festivities tomorrow. The wee girl is turning four. Crazy business eh?

video

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Oh my goodness time flies

I just realized this evening that it has been over a week since I last posted an entry. Oops.

We have been busy but not THAT busy. I just forget things. Blogging, laundry, children - you know the basics.

Earlier tonight I was doing the dishes after supper. Everyone else was downstairs, Uncle Jon stopped by to eat and play Wii with Gavin (his wife and kids left him - knew if would happen eventually - no fear they will return). I thought Mari was with them. I heard a clunk or two from the general area of the bathrooms and bedrooms. I made my way down, thinking, Mari must be playing in the bedroom. I never dreamt she'd be in the bathroom, we always leave that door shut (unless of course we forget).

The bathroom door was wide open. Mari was standing by the vanity, all sorts of goodies that belong in the vanity drawers scattered around her feet. She looked at me and smiled. She continued to smear, what appeared to be toothpaste, all over her face. I turned around and walked down the hall calling, "Wes, come take care of your daughter."

Ahhh. Mari can make more use of unsupervised time than any other child I have met.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

A couple more picts





We are enjoying a pretty quiet couple days around the house. Doing a few jobs here and there. Mari and I have been engaged in what I like to call "Adventures in potty training." She is very eager and strips her diaper off whenever possible. I just run around cleaning up the mess behind her. Ahhh, good times!

Thought I'd post a couple more pictures from our trip.