Friday, November 4, 2011

saunders farm in the fall

The Sunday before Halloween we finally made it to Saunders Farm to check out all the Fall activities they host each year. I forgot how much fun it is there at Halloween!

Our weekends have been so busy lately I'm happy that we squeeeeeezed this in.

Somehow after R's hockey practice, and before both kids swimming lessons and R and K taking R's buddy B and his dad Rick, to the Sens game...

We managed to drive out to Saunders to meet Karen, Craig & D and take in...

Many many mazes.
Some orange cotton candy and pumpkin spice whoopie pies.
A jump on the bouncy carpets.
The pumpkin patch hayride and the {super scary} haunted hayride.
A verrrry long play in the {super cool} playground/barn.
The petting zoo.
And the discovery barn.

And of course I took the traditional 'How Tall this Fall' photo...

{but it looks like both kids were distracted by something better happening at the Discovery Barn}!

There are so many other fun things to do at the Farm, but we ran out of time! Next year we will make more time and do it all and more again.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


The boy wanted to be spooky creepy scary this Halloween...
When I found a skeleton costume for him he thought it was OK, but it needed a little work.

So he and I found the chains {lovely}. And then the scythe {???} - that is what he calls the thing on the stick {I just call it creepy}. And then I had a very happy boy all ready to go trick or treating with his little sister and his buddy D {that was dressed as a dead zombie hockey goalie}. Spooky...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

me hearties

Ahoy ye landlubbers!
Miss S wanted to be a 'pirate princess' for Halloween...

and I'd say she was the cutest little pirate I've ever seen!
Blow the man down...

Avast! Blimey!

{this is when Miss S thought she put a hole in her skirt with her sword...aye aye}
Aye Aye!

She had a great Halloween night trick-or-treating and gathering all her booty.

Fair Winds! Happy Halloween!

Monday, September 19, 2011


Miss S has the sweetest little sprinkling of freckles on her cheeks...

I just love them.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

bonjour mes amis

Bonjour mes amis

Bonjour mes amis
Bonjour mes amis,
Bonjour mes amis,
Bonjour mes amis,
Bonne Journee!

Her teacher greets her with a song every day. Miss S loves this french song and sings it over and over and over. {In her Senior Kindergarten class Miss S learns in English one week and in French the next...hopefully some of the French will rub off on me so I can keep up with the kiddies!}

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

a senior in kindergarten

Here she is, all ready to go.

That sums up Miss S pretty well...ready to go.

Maybe it is because she is the second child, but I haven't worried about her as much. She is ready for school. Ready for her non-parented activities {skating, swimming, gymnastics and Sparks this year}...

Raring to go in fact.

After a quick {thankfully} trip to CHEO early in the morning to get her cast taken off {and this new half cast/tensor thingy put on}, Miss S made it to Senior Kindergarten to meet her new teacher.

And all her classmates.

I just hope they're ready for Miss S.

Look out Senior Kindergarten Class of 2012!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

grade two

This is what Grade 2 looks like...

Skateboard shoes and skull backpacks. Board shorts and bubblegum.
Baseball caps and hoodies.
Big boy {sometimes stinky} feet.
He's too cool for good-bye kisses {in front of his friends}. So I have to sneak them in before we leave our house.

He has no time to pose for photos. Unless I bribe reward him with a Lego mini fig {he still loves his Lego, and so do I}

He can't smile for the camera until I tell him embarrassing stories about myself that make him laugh...

But he still gets this cute squeaky voice when he is excited and is telling a really,really long story. He still loves his bedtime stories and wants his back scratched before bed. He still wants to play outside every day or walk to the park after dinner. He still wants to make things with his mommy. He still wants to play hockey, or football, or soccer, or ride his bike or scooter all the time. He is still my big helper.

I still look at him and see my little baby.
I love this kid.

Happy first day of Grade 2 big guy!