Friday, September 4, 2009

Summer Randoms

Impossible to get a normal picture of those boys together!


I can't believe that in one month today my baby boy is going to be FOUR! Yesterday was his pre-school orientation and he did great :) The kid is ready to learn!

Garden gong show

Our one side garden got a bit out of control this year thanks to the compost! Mom had turned it all with nice lovely compost soil before planting a bunch of stuff in the spring, and then we started to notice other things popping up that we didn't plant! Grape tomatoes, white pumpkins.. they were everywhere! Our zucchini when nutso when we were gone, too.

I had bought one white pumpkin last halloween (also called ghost pumpkins) and from the seeds that were composted, we have at least 5 — from what we can see!

What we came back to after camping (oh, and Ben got a nice case of road rash the first day back, falling off of his bike)

Ben & Daisy's new rooms

Ben went to Granny & Grampa's for 5 or 6 days and I had planned to work on the new nursery & Ben's new room while he was away. Holy doodles was it a lot of work to squeeze in that short amount of time. Painting both of them, rearranging, cleaning, purging. I was knackered. BUT I was also nesting and this is what I need to get done before I felt ready for the baby!!

Ben got a new toy box, mirror & art in his new room..

And a bulletin board for his art :)

The rocking chair & bookcase will be coming out to make room for the new crib!

Granny's Birthday!

When we came back from Seattle, the next day was Mom's birthday! The kids went to daycare as planned and Mom and I went shopping after a morning meeting I had! Was a lot of fun.. then we bbq's outside and open gifts. I think she enjoyed herself — she is glowing in the pics!

It ain't a birthday without balloons — Mike made the hat for her :)

I had recorded Ben singing Happy Birthday in the card.. love it!


Mike and I got to spend a night in Seattle — kid free! I won a night stay at Hotel Max so Mom & Dad watched the kids for us so we could have a break. If we haven't thanked you two enough, THANK YOU! It was a lot of fun..


I can't believe that it's been nearly a month since we went to Lac Le Jeune, and I am just posting now. Can you tell we have been busy?!?

Our site.. tent on left was the play tent, the other monster was ours.

Daisy was in heaven with all the rocks!

Ben got rid of his training wheels! He did a LOT of this..

And this..

We spent one day at the Kamloops Wildlife Park. I haven't been there since I was a kid, so it was neat to go back. And since we have Zoo passes for here at home, we had free admission! Daisy liked the snakes..

Mmm.. popcorn.

Popcorn on the train

The sign reads "Children under the age of 6 are not allowed to use this ladder".