Monday, July 30, 2007

Nothing like a mustard sandwich to get you going

I don't know where Emma gets it from. She likes the strangest things.

The summer is feeeeeling very long. And hot. And long. And HOT.

Emma seems to have had a growth spurt these days and is looking older all of a sudden.
Oliver melts in the heat just like his mama. Poor fella. Although maybe he would feel better if he did not wear flannel jammies to bed. Funny guy.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Jodi at Organized Chaos is having a contest...

So I am entering.

We are supposed to write about our favourite childhood book. Right. Just one?
Well I did and still do adore the Anne of Green Gables Series. I read those books over and over for as long as I can remember. I would cart them along on summer vacation and occasionally now I will even pick them up again and whip through them and reminisce.

Those books took me back to a simple time. Which, if you know me, you know that I long to be a part of. Hence all the domesticity around here. Anne had heart. Fire. She Inspired. She was someone a girl could relate to with her heartaches, triumphs and sneakiness of course....

If a book can make you laugh and cry then to me, it is worth keeping and rereading. The Anne set still sits on my shelf now and moves with us every time!

Thank you Jodi for such a fun contest!

Check her out!

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Watermelon. Can't. Get. Enough.

So yummy.

Just enjoying a slow day of nothingness today. I love it for a change.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Having a party...

We are having a good visit with Grandma Joanne here. (my mom)
I would post pics, but last night during dinner my camera ran out of gas.
So, maybe later if I get the chance.

I could not believe all the messages I got yesterday on the phone and Facebook. I know you had reminders, but still! Wow! Thank you! That really made my day special.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Everywhere I go I hear people talking about the heat

And you think I am crazy for wanting Fall and Winter temps? No. Today it's supposed to be darn hot here. I am so excited for that one. Can you hear my sarcasm? I just hope Emma is okay at Day camp. I would have pulled her out, but it is her last day. Oh well, we'll manage.

Oliver passed his swimming class :) Yesterday was his last day for that. He was pretty excited about it.

That's all I've got. Nothing too much going on here.

I mostly was just tired of looking at my last post all the time.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

I don't know why, but my posts are not allowing me to enter titles anymore. Fine.

Emma is feeling much better. I knew she had perked up as soon as she started talking a mile a minute. She is back at camps again this week and then has a break for a few weeks until her next two week camp.

I am starting to get organized for Christmas. Go ahead and roll your eyes at me.
This is how we don't get slammed at Christmas with having to use our credit cards.
I know I am not the only one thinking of Christmas right now...

Well, I am off to enjoy my day.

Saturday, July 07, 2007

I realize it's been a while since I last posted...sorry about that.
Been a little busy around here.

Swimming lessons for Oliver are going way better than I thought they would. He is getting braver every time he is in the pool.
Emma's camps are a blast except...she was a little burned out by the end of the week and perhaps has Sun Stroke/Heat Exhaustion or whatever you want to call it. She was burning up by the end of the day yesterday and feeling like crap. I have brought her fever down now and she is starting to perk up, but is still pretty weak. Poor girl.
With that in mind...her and I are home today while Steve and Oliver are out enjoying the Rodeo with my free tickets. I did tell Emma that we would take in a Stampede Breakfast so we would not totally miss out on all the festivities this week though. She was super excited about that. Doesn't take much to get this girl excited.

I am excited about the new rules at our library. They have extended the number of dvd's you are allowed to take out at one time. So nice to be able to take out more than three now. Yup, it doesn't take much to get me excited either.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Enjoying the day....

Even though this week is dang hot it is cool in the house.
This is the best house for heat management yet.

Emma had her first exhaustive day of camps yesterday and boy was she emotional, but she loved it. One of the little girls in her group was there last year and they made instant friends. I can see Emma's independence developing and her social skills have also grown this year a lot. Last year she was so shy at the day camps, but this year she is very confident and loving it up.

Oliver has the same instructor as last time and the instructor even remembered Oliver.
This guy is great with the kids and sooooo patient. Oliver had so much fun in his swim class.
I will try to remember my camera today so I can sneak pics of both kids.

We had a great dinner out last night with Miranda and family. I love how excited Isabelle gets when you talk to her. She is so adorable.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


Today in the mail...two vouchers for free individual pizza and pop at Boston Pizza!
Oh My Goodness!

And here starts the busyness of summer...

Today Emma starts her summer camps. She is SO excited. Me too actually. This girl is already asking to go back to school.
Oliver starts his swim lesson today.
We visit with Grandpa Dave this afternoon.
Miranda and family are visiting for dinner.
It's dang hot outside.
I got NO SLEEP last night. Oliver was wandering the house. What the heck is that all about?

Miranda came down yesterday with Travis and the kids. We headed out to a few different places around the city but ended up at the spray park trying to beat the heat. Where is winter?