Friday, November 30, 2012

Ooh la la!

The girls in Callum's class were getting their hair tied up and he wanted his done too. ;)

Thursday, November 29, 2012

"The Coffee Shop"

Logan stayed home with me yesterday and part of today since we're both
battling a head cold.

I still like my Starbucks though ;-) so we've headed out at some point
each day for a warm drink. He loves the extra treat of getting to go
with me to "the coffee shop".

This week, because it's been rainy and cold outside, I convinced him
to try apple cider (yesterday) and hot chocolate (today) for the first
time. And whaddya know, he likes them both!

Only, he told me today while sipping his cup, he likes to pretend he's
drinking tea or coffee.

What a weird kid I have. :)

Monday, November 26, 2012

Mind blowing Loganism of the night

Mommy, is it true that girls can marry girls? And boys can marry boys?
And girls and boys can marry each other?

Yes, all that is true.

But, only grown ups can marry right, not kids?

That's right. Anyone can marry anyone they love. But they need to make
sure they love one another very much.

Because it's special, right Mommy?

That's right Buddy.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Looking Festive!

I found these super cool glitter bells today that add just the right
amount of holiday cheer to our front porch. Yay!

Stringing up lights

I've got myself a little helper!

Darth Vader Snowflake Done!

But I think he kinda looks like Chewie...hmmm. 

Snowflake casualty

Imperial and Republic logos in the background. Will have to redo the
Rebel logo (in foreground). And these are the "easy" ones! ;)

Stormtrooper Snowflake

Not bad! :)


I downloaded some Star Wars snowflake patterns and OMG they are pretty

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Monkey Bread

Someone's just a little bit excited. ;-)

3rd day of cooking and baking

Yogurt-Marmalade cake in the oven. Monkey Bread currently waiting its turn. Yum!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Addicted to the iPad

This was taken yesterday, but it's been the same tonight too. The boys
(with Uncle Zane) have been glued to the iPad, passing levels and
beating the bad guys all weekend long.

Quite the spread

Company was great; Bellies are full! :)

Rise of the Guardians

Went to see a movie (Rise of the Guardians - it was good!) earlier
today with friends. Kids pictured here, from left to right: Connor,
Olivia, Robert, Logan and Callum. Molly also joined but didn't want to
participate in my paparazzi shoot. ;-)

Another day of cooking

Another dinner at my parent's house (this time with extended family).
I'm supplying the homemade cranberry sauce, scalloped potatoes
(pictured prior to baking) and whiskey-glazed carrots. ;-)

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Let the holidays begin!

Tonight, I made an apple pie (with Logan's help), homemade cranberry
sauce and peeled/sliced 5 lbs of carrots and 5 lbs of potatoes to buy
me some time on Friday (when I will actually cook them).

My back is now killing me, so the rest of the night - and maybe
tomorrow morning - I will be chillaxin'. ;-)

My little turkey

Monday, November 19, 2012

Monsters for Callum

Logan has been so into his drawing lately. This is one of several
monsters, specially for Callum.

At school today, he drew various pictures for the teachers all day
long. One of the teachers told him his butterfly drawing was really
great - to which he replied, "Well, I *am* an artist."

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Is that a dog's ass in your face?

Why yes, yes it is.

The things I put up with in this house.

Laying down measurements

We just got home from visiting with Will and Stacey in their brand new
home (it's gorgeous!). Logan and Callum had to make sure the dining
table was late enough to meet their standards. ;-)

Congrats Will and Stacey! We are so very happy for you two!

Love our Sundays!

Pajamas, Football, Superhero Squad and games on the iPad (while Mommy
puts together a shopping list for holidays meals!). :)

Game night!

We had the Jodoins over for an impromptu game night last night (we
played a new game, which Jarrod totally whooped us on!). :)

Jenn took this pic about 2 minutes after they had arrived. I love how
excited they all were to see each other.... and how personal space
really isn't an issue with these guys. ;-)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Any guesses?

I'm planning Logan's birthday party, which he is VERY excited about.
The theme is Angry Birds - every day he has another set of drawings he
wants to put up in his room, as part of the party decorations. :)

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Logan Updates

1) Logan told me tonight that his friend Haris is 5 yrs old, he
(Logan) is 4 yrs old, but he's still bigger than Haris. Really, it's
true Mom! We measured and poof! I'm bigger.

2) His fingernail has (finally!) fallen off, from his broken finger a
few months ago.

3) One of Logan's teachers sent me this adorable picture of him this
week. His school installed a new play structure recently (partly due
to his accident on the see-saw a couple of months ago) and Logan has
been SO excited about it (the kids have been watching as it's been
built) that the first day it was installed, he didn't want to get off
of it and stop playing.

He was so adamant about not losing his spot on the structure and
continuing to play on it, that he had THREE accidents that day! Even
worse, they were poop accidents. :(

Until I found out about the play structure I was baffled how this
could even happen, since he hasn't had an accident literally for 2
yrs..... And was worried we were suddenly going thru some regression

But no, now I know, I just have an ultra stubborn son.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Prince Tobias

I discovered a sore on Tobey's paw early last week, took him to the
vet and after careful examination, they believed it to be a
histiocytoma tumor (benign).

Unfortunately, because Tobey wouldn't stop licking it, it had become
badly inflamed and infected. So, the poor guy has been (mostly) cone
bound and on a lovely cocktail of painkillers, anti-biotics and
anti-inflammatories to help him heal. :(

He seems to be doing much better now, putting more weight on it and
less limping. Hopefully he'll be back on his daily walks with Daddy
and Grover soon! :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Our two recent trips

This past year I have been pretty crappy about keeping up with blog posts but even MORE terrible about posting up any pictures I've taken on various day outings or bigger trips.

I'm not sure why, but I decided to plow through two sets of photos and come hell or high water, I was determined to post them up tonight for everyone to see!

These are from our two most recent trips we've taken solo, without the kids.

Hope you enjoy  :)

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tough day of swimming

So comfy in Daddy's chair. ;-)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"Pinky", the astronaut pony

We got a couple plush horses for the kids while at The Breeders' Cup.
They both are in love with their new animals.... Logan also showed me
that "Pinky" is actually an astronaut (plastic cup on the head). ;-)

Go Vote!

Strangest polling place ever this year! INSIDE The Original Hick'ry
Pit restaurant. :)

Monday, November 5, 2012

Saturday, November 3, 2012

She did her job.

What a long but super fun day today! My hat received many compliments
throughout the day and made it an even more fabulous event to
participate in. :)

More fun with our big hats!


Fascinator and Fedora Competition

We've entered the 2012 Breeders' Cup Fascinators and Fedora
Competition. Wish us luck! ;-)

Another day, another hat

Today's attire on our program said: "smart casual to flamboyant" !! :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012


All dressed up...

Yay Cirque!

Entertainment by Cirque du Soleil! I can't wait!

(crappy dark and blurry pics are because I'm taking these while on the
shuttle to the party....)

The Big Gala

Tonight is the big VIP party, special invitations and all!

The Breeders' Cup

Jon and I are down in LA, getting the Hollywood red carpet VIP
treatment for The Breeders' Cup! :)

Everything in the hotel, down to the room keys, are customized with
The Breeders' Cup logo. :)