Morning time plans

Friday, October 29, 2010

Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change, He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future, as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and bless├Ęd we shall meet at last.

Be still, my soul: begin the song of praise
On earth, believing, to Thy Lord on high;
Acknowledge Him in all thy words and ways,
So shall He view thee with a well pleased eye.
Be still, my soul: the Sun of life divine
Through passing clouds shall but more brightly shine.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Who gets to lie outside on a blanket reading Charlottes web to their children on an October afternoon, and then come inside because it's too hot!?

Only in Calgary.

It will snow tomorrow I'm sure of it!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Working cattle

Tom was helping move cattle on Sat, so we all tagged along for a fun morning out at the farm.
There was a slightly stressful start when I set the alarm an hour late, and so woke the house with cries of 'Get up, we have to leave NOW'. In the end we were the first there! The mornings are so dark these days that it was still dark when we got there, but it was a time to make precious memories like these.

I have a movie of Heidi riding Honey but I can't get it to load, will keep trying. It is a huge blessing that our girls have places to run and play and ride in wagons safe. I had a teary eye watching my big girl chase after the kittens in her little wrangles and red ladybug sweater. We have much to be grateful for.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Calaway Park

Today was the Thanksgiving holiday. Our local theme park (more of a fair ground meets theme park) had their appreciation weekend, which meant that we could attend for free with a donation to the food bank and showing a Co-op card.
Never ones to pass off a bargin we set to, and took our little girls the park.
I have to say I did not expect too much of Heidi. The carosel for sure, perhaps a tame ride with a parent.

Well I was wrong. While Tom went on the rollercoaster with some bigger kids, Heidi was game to try the kiddy rollercoaster.

Take a look at her face she loved it. In fact she rode it over and over again. Around 13 times in all!

This is not nearly as high as it looks and there was someone else with her.

So in the spirit of her new found need for adrenaline we took her on the log flume. Wow was it high and we got soaked, but it was fun.
Here was are at the top of the big slide.

The first time she rode it she wasn't sure if she should laugh or cry, but after hearing us all laughing about how fun it was and how funny it was that we were wet she was desperate to go right back on.

Fun fun fun.
A sneak peek at what we did Sat morning.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

From Hero to plain old Dad in one easy misunderstanding

At breakfast yesterday we had juice.

This is not that common in the Hindle house, but good offers are what they are and so we had juice.

I told Heidi that we would take Tom up a glass so he could get some vitamins as he is working hard and is very tired at the moment.

Why she asks.

'Well, he has a deadline to meet and so we wont get to see him much this week but we are going to spend all weekend with him and Monday too'. (thanksgiving in this country. Yes Ruth, Another day off!)

Breakfast continued until my sweet girl piped up.

'What a real lion!'
'Did he kill it?'

At which point breakfast stopped because I could no longer continue for trying not to laugh.

Hands up who thinks vitamins will help in the quest of killing lions.

Heidi is now in the proud possession of a new word. That and a story which will be retold for the rest of her life!

This is the Hindle family girls, as drawn by Heidi, October 2011. She's in the middle with the dress, I'm one side, Hopie the other. I forget who's wearing what.

Monday, October 4, 2010


Juat a few shots of the girls doing what they do!
They were too cute on Sunday morning not to take the time to snap a few cuties.
We tried posed, but I don't have the shutter speed to catch them both looking good.
This is what happened straight after. Heidi insisted on playing with a red cow. Red! With a pink dress and I want cool shots! Oh well. Hope just wanted to play. We usually have a chair half blocking off the toy box so she is enjoying being able to access it easily at the moment. (more on the room change around another time).

I love this shot of them at the park, we're making the most of this crazy hot weather. This time last year we were making snow owls on the deck and thinking up baby names. What a contrast.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Hope eats beetroot

We got a little fancy with our meals round here lately. Heidi has been growing beetroot in her garden and so it's time to start using it!

Last week I blended 3 small roasted beets into the carrot and lentil soup I found in the freezer.

It made an amazing coloured soup to which we added a dolup of sour cream. It looked super fancy until Heidi stirred it in just before I took a picture. The sour cream makes it taste so good. But then I think that sour cream makes most things taste good. Heidi claims that the soup tasted sour but I suspect she was just getting clever at association.

Hope it willing to eat anything.

She tucked in (with a little help from her Mum. It was beetroot after all.

After a taste she wasn't quite sure anymore.

But she ate it anyway.

For the record, she is now returned to a normal colour.