Thursday, August 31, 2006

A peek around my yard..yes I was bored

Without a doubt, the shortest clothesline.

His and his quads.

Yes, I admit he looks a little shell shocked, but does he look less than 4 months to you???

My first time growing anything! If you look real close, you'll see a baby cuke!

This is an outfit that Colby wore, WHEN HE WAS 9 MONTHS OLD!!! Need I remind you that Joey won't be **4** months until the 11th of September!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Yet again more pictures

This is what you get when you let the subject have the flash cord!


Business card anyone??

Our Busy Lives..

We all know how busy our lives get. We have responsibilities, jobs, children, bills, stress. The one thing we have that we sometimes neglect is our friends or families. I don't mean that we forget about them or cast them aside but we may not talk as much as we used to. I know that before email there was the phone, it is still there by the way, and the mail, again still there. I know that it only takes a second to pick up the phone, take a minute and send an email, for those unlucky saps who don't have a computer, there is "snail" mail. So, no matter how busy our lives get, is it REALLY all the difficult to send an email, mail a letter, pick up the phone or leave a comment on a blog? We use the blog because it is an easy way for us to keep in touch with our friends and families, we can keep others in touch by updating the blog when we can with new experiences that we have had as a family. So, if we don't call, email or phone, check us out on the blog and see what is new. If you do wander onto the blog to check up on our family, please leave a comment and let us know you are still out there reading and keeping up. We love to hear from all of you!

Our weekend away

Rob and I went to Annapolis Royal this weekend to attend Brad and Christine's wedding. They are long time friends of ours, and the wedding was outdoor and very beautiful. The wedding took place at the Historic Gardens, which is very scenic. It was very busy that day, and I'm sure we saw at least 3 other brides that day getting married. They were married in front of a little pond, and one of the funniest moments of the ceremony is when the minister said " In all my years of performing this ceremony, I have never felt as vunerable as I do right now" (as you can see, his back is to the pond). It was not easy for me to take pictures, as it was a standing wedding and people kept putting their heads in the way. I did manage to get this picture, which I quite like.

We stayed a beautiful Bed and Breakfast called the King George Inn. The innkeeper Faye was a great woman, very "proud" if you know what I mean. I forgot to take a picture of the flags hanging outside. There is a multiculture flag, and a Rainbow flag. When you walk in, there are rainbows everywhere. Very very cool. We'll definately go back there again. We stayed in the honeymoon suite, just by fluke because when I called to book it she had just had a cancellation for this room and gave it to us as a great price. The tub was nice, the jets were VERY nice, but I still like my tub!

I took this picture from the car. Not bad for travelling on the highway!

We walked the length of the road, but the muffin man must've moved because we couldn't find him!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

More pictures!

Was in a funny playful mood with the boys this afternoon, as you can tell.

My "other" baby

I realized I never really posted a picture of the camera. I am getting so much enjoyment out of it. I can't believe it took me this long to get it!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Another good chuckle

A bus stops and 2 men get on. They sit down and engage in an animated conversation. The lady sitting next to them ignores them at first, but her attention is galvanized when she hears one of them say the following:

"Emma come first. Den I come. Den two asses come together. I come once-a-more! Two asses, they come together again. I come again and pee twice. Then I come one lasta time."

The lady can't take this any more, "You foul-mouthed sex obsessed pig," she retorted indignantly. "In this country, we don't speak aloud in public places about our sex lives.

"Hey, coola down lady," said the man. "Who talkin'abouta sex? I'm a justa tellin' my friend how to spell "Mississippi'.

Friday, August 18, 2006

First night in his own room

We moved Joey to his own room today. He has been sleeping through the night for the past month, and really, there is no reason he needs to remain in our room. I'm having mixed emotions about this. On one hand, my little boy is sleeping through the night and progressing very well. He is no longer colic, and is becoming a very pleasant baby. On the other hand, he will no longer be in the room with us, and there will be no further babies sharing the room with us anymore. It's actually quite sad in a way. I don't expect to get much sleep tonight, as everytime he moves and I hear it through the monitor (which is right by my head and on the adjoining wall of the boys so I can hear them both) I'll be awake. I can't believe how quick he's growing.

Colby is very excited about starting school. For the past week he has been at a Baptist Church bible day camp. It was 2 hours a day for 4 days. He loved it. They were grouped in Primary, Grade 1 and Grade 2. So, now he keeps asking me "when am I going to primary". Luckily I can say " In 3 weeks honey". He will be going for full days, 9 - 2:30, Monday to Friday. We were practicing tonight on how to tie his shoes. I am at a disadvantage on teaching this to him as he is left handed and I am not. Everything I am showing him is backwards to him. I'm going to hav eto see if I can find anything on the internet that may help me in teaching him. Anyone have any suggestions?

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Just a good laugh

A heart-warming story about a 5 year old girl and some constructionworkers that makes you believe we CAN make a difference when we give a child the gift of our time.....

A young family moved into a house next door to a vacant lot. One day, a construction crew turned up to start building a house on the empty lot. The young family's 5-year-old daughter naturally took an interest in all the activity going on next door and spent much of each day observing the workers.

Eventually the construction crew, all of them gems-in-the-rough, more or less adopted her as a kind of project mascot. They chatted with her, let her sit with them while they had coffee and lunch breaks, and gave her little jobs to do here and there to make her feel important.

At the end of the first week they even presented her with a pay envelope containing a couple of dollars. The little girl took this home to her mother who said all the appropriate words of admiration and suggested they take the two dollar "pay" she had received to the bank the next day to start a savings account.

When they got to the bank, the teller was equally impressed and asked the little girl how she had come by her very own pay check at such a young age. The little girl proudly replied, "I worked last week with the crew building the house next door to us." "My goodness gracious", said the teller, "and will you be working on the house this week, too?"

The little girl replied, "I will if those assholes at Home Depot ever deliver the fucking drywall..." (Little ones hear everything!)

Just eat and breathe

I have just watched a documentary called "Little Man", about a lesbian couple who's son is born at 25 weeks. 100 days premature. It follows what they go through, from the NICU, to bringing him home at 158 days, the first time they hold him, (she held him 2x in his first 32 days of life), the strain it put on their relationship, and the physical and mental problems he incurrs due to his prematurity. It's quite an eye opener, and heart wrenching at the same time. It's worth watching. Just don't be like me and forget the tissues. You'll need the entire box. All they kept saying to him through the entire process is "just eat and breathe".

Monday, August 14, 2006

Friday, August 11, 2006

2 of my favorites from Queensland

Poor Joey was afraid of the crashing waves! Me, being the compassionate mother I am, left him there screaming to get this shot! (But I did put the camera down and pick him up right afterwards!)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I love Queensland for pictures

Busy weekend

We have been on the go all weekend. it's nice to be able to just sit and relax. We went to a "Marriage vow blessing" for an old friend of Rob's. They got married in England by a JP, and then had a traditional ceremony in India where she's from, and then did the blessing here. It was very nice. Colby and the girls had a blast. Joey was a doll and was great through the entire thing.

Sunday we went to Oakfield Park for a summer picnic with Winners. It was HOT. Colby had fun, and Joey slept in the snugglie with me. I, well, I have a massive sunburn on my neck and shoulders from the day. But, at least it was me that was burnt and not the boys!

Sunday evening we went to Rob's mom's for a BBQ. Joey was fussy by this time and wanted to just go home. We took the kids to the beach to let them burn off some excess energy. I think we brought 1/2 of Queensland home with us by the amount of sand I had to sweep up!

Yesterday the Chenell family came out and we had supper here. Lloyd, Don and Rob put new doors on the shed, which was long overdue. Again, it was damn hot here! Joey was still a bit out of sorts. I'm now convinced he's teething.

We went down to Tawny's mom's last night to meet up with her, Taylor, Jody, her boys and lots of others. Joey was again, a bit out of sorts, but was smiling and laughing as soon as Tawny's brother John took him! Jody looks fabulous, and her boys are much too cute! Colby and Connor hit it right off, and Alex reminds me of Harry Potter!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Chocolate Lake

My water family!


Look at mommy!

Proud Daddy!

All my guys!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Guess what I got for my anniversary?

Thanks to both my husbands for my anniversary gift of my amazing new CANON CAMERA!