Morning time plans

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Days overflowing with grace

 Heidi girl is plugging away at her school work, she was whispering 3,4,5,6 when writing out 6 of each letter on the list.

These boys are too handsome for their own good.  Much laughter and joy, and drool from Hosea right now.  I've not had such a drooly one before.  Perhaps I'll dig out some bibs!

These two have a special bond. Hope was tickled pink that Hosea was in a special little boat and played with him for a long time.  Sometimes sitting beside, sometimes pulling him along. Since we packed alot of toys away to make it easier to keep the house clean for showings, we have made good use of these couple of boxes, Mummy's tupperware and some rocks!  On that note, the house sold in a record 6 days.  The Lord was very gracious to us that we did not have an endless summer for keeping it immaculate, and also that can be here till the middle of August.  And.....we heard today that our neighbours Mum does want us to rent and renovate her house, so we have somewhere that more that meets our needs.  What a wonderful God we have.  
 Painting like elephants out the back.  We had a great day at the zoo last Thursday and got the idea from watching an adult corporate team building day.  The children are so precious to watch being fascinated by God's creations.  Highlights included hearing the female elephants trumpeting, and Heidi getting to hold a new born butterfly before it was launched out in the butterfly house.  It was one of the those days that will be a happy memory always.   
 Eating supper Alberta style.  We had a Weiner roast with friends last Friday night, that's a bonfire with hot dogs cooked over it on sticks, and then roasted marshmallows.  It was slightly damp and the mossy's were out, so the boys feasted on cream cheese and strawberry wraps tucked up in the boot of our mini van.  The lilacs courtesy of Hope added a certain something don't you think?
And finally Fathers day.  Tom certainly has a rabble to control.  This pic sums up our lives right now, crammed full, colourful and happy.

9 months old today :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First time swinging side by side

This movie is not high quality.
It will likely make you feel sick.
But it will likely make you smile too :)

PS As you look at them, Phinn on the left, Hosea on the right.

Monday, June 11, 2012

We've been busy having so much fun with uncle Matthew (not pictured here!)
Now trying tp madley get ready for the house to go on the market on Friday.
Bear with me.....will try and blog soon.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

5 today

 It's the end of the day that Heidi said could not have been any more perfect. 

 We started with some presents, before breakfast of chocolate chip pancakes and strawberries.

 Then there were more pressies, and skype calls and then Heidi was taken out for lunch  at the Sigon Pearl with her Daddy, Uncle Matt and Big Jones.  She tried bubble tea for the first time.

Then on to the party,

 we decorated cookies.....
 and hung the pinata in anticipation, doesn't it look amazing?

 While the kids were having fun playing in the sunshine we got some of the foodie things ready.  Lemonade in mason jars,
 bunting as always.......
 Western colouring pages.....
 the food table with ginham everywhere.....

Then horse riding.  This is Honey.

 Each of the kids got to ride her, and we took pictures of everyone on the horse.

 Hanging out with good friends.
 Then there was food. Burritos, corn and watermelon, with cheese, sour cream and salsa on the side.

The main fun of the pinata was next, it seemed to hold together for just the right amount of time, and the kids were thrilled with the loot.

Heidi has wanted this cake for 2 years now. It was not a work of art, but is made her extremely happy so we are all pleased.  On the lazy susan it even turned!

This post is kind of lacking in witty comments but it is late, and I wanted to get the pictures out so those who couldn't be there could share in the fun.

A huge thank you to all who made it possible.  You know we couldn't have made it a perfect day without you.