Sunday, May 30, 2010

This is why I have been ignoring you blogger family

We had 2 very special visitors with us this week, and have been super busy trying to fit everything in. Nanny (my mom) and Gramma Jeannine (Adam's mom, you remember Adam, don't you?) came to witness Colby's communion and confirmation last Tuesday. It was a big night for him, and made even bigger when he was asked to do the welcome and the thank you to the Arch Bishop. He was very confident in his speeches, and everyone including the Archbishop commented on it. I was very proud of him, and was thrilled that 2 of his 3 grandmothers were able to be there. Although Rob's mom couldn't be there, I know she wanted to be, so I took lots and lots of pictures just for her, and of course you too.

Colby reading his speech.

Receiving the Gift of the Holy Spirit, which his sponsor (and our good friend) Charlene Colby and Archbishop Lavoie

This was Mom's and Jeannine's first visit to Saskatchewan, and they had a blast. Mom and Jeannine made themselves right at home, and it was really great to have them here. They spent a morning at preschool with Joey, where they were welcomed with a big sign when they walked through the door that said "Welcome Kokums" (grandmother in Cree) and were presented with an armful of handmade traditional gifts from the kids (dream catchers, sashes) and Louise at the preschool gave them each a pair of miniture mocassins, traditional Metis sashes, and they feasted on Bibles (smoked fish), fingers (deep fried bannock) and of course, traditional bannock. We also went to some great rummage sales were Jeannine scored a beautiful jacket, Mom scored a great deal on some capris and a jean jacket for herself. They also went to Colby's school where they toured the building, met his principal, and watched him participate in Track and Field. They also adventured around town, played at the playground and took oodles of pictures. All in all, it was a great week.

Gramma Jeannine.
Of course, in true Joey form, he had to pee. And of course, no photo opportunity can be missed!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Crazy days!

KITT, our friend's car that Joey LOVES!

I'm sorry blogger family, I've been ignoring you. My mom and Gramma Jeannine are here visiting for Colby's communion / confirmation on this coming Tuesday. It has been a whirlwind here since they arrived. We had a birthday party for Joey yesterday, as we wanted to wait for them to be here for it. Of course it had to be a Knight Rider party, so we improved and he loved it! I have been taking loads of pictures, and will upload soon for those of you who haven't seen them on Faceb00k!

Monday, May 17, 2010

You gotta watch this

This is my silly little dog, talking. It won't upload directly from Youtube so you can see it by clicking HERE

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy birthday little man

I can't believe he's 4. Where did Baby Joey go?

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Although I spent mother's day as a single parent, it was a great day. Rob flew to Halifax on Friday to surprise his parents for their 40th wedding anniversary, which is today. To say they were shocked is an understatment. He's had a great time there, meeting up with friends and spending time with family. Although the boys and I were jealous he went, he deserved it.

My day started off on a bad note, after receiving a phone call that a well respected member of the community passed away in his sleep early this morning. We are all saddened by this loss. Throughout the course of the morning, I received 3 more calls from different people in the community to let me know that this man had passed. I was very touched that people thought to call us and let us know. It really shows how much we're accepted in this community.

I spent the afternoon with the boys just hanging around the house, and had supper with good friends of ours. We bbq'd ribs, kabobs, and had pasta salad, rice, grilled potatoes and meat balls. It was quite the feast. And now, the Red Bull is waiting in the fridge, as Rob will be home tomorrow. As much as I'm glad he got to spend the weekend with his family, I really can't wait for him to come home!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

I couldn't resist this

I'm sure these two are cousins in another life. Their mothers must be AWESOME to dress them so much alike! :)