Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This past weekend...

I ran ladiesfest with some of my besties this past weekend.

The weather was pretty decent.

The company was amazing.

Some memorable experiences were had.

I am so blessed to be able to call these women my friends.

That's my swimsuit pose ;)

After the race I was finally inspired to finish a project.

Race related.

Hope to fill a few more of these frames with bibs over the years.

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Jump ahead to today...

It was Wacky Wednesday at the girls school today.

We went with wacky hair.

Miss Em was thrilled to wear a mohawk.

We had fun with Juju's hair. Bird nest :)

I'll still do some catch up posts. There is still 200+ photos and videos on my phone :)

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Photo 78, 79, 80 of 448 and counting

Way back when the kids were off from school, I decided it was time to go through the stuffies they had accumulated over the years.

82 stuffies later, seriously... We donated a bunch and have limited them to 15, 5 each.

To me that still seems like a ton.

We did a photo shoot with the stuffies. The plan is to make each girl a quilt with pictures of their stuffies. So they still get to cuddle them ;)

I have to give Miss E full credit for the idea.

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Saturday, June 9, 2012

Catch up 2

Playdates and the Ultimate Fort!

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Catch-up through Pics

I was looking through the photos on my phone and realized, I have missed out on blogging a lot of fun things.

Also, I realized I should probably sync my phone. It's been awhile.

So here is Easter. In photos :)

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Friday, June 1, 2012

E's Little Business

Unbeknown to us, E started a little business just over a month ago.

She has been selling custom made pencil toppers to her friends at school. She asks them what character or design they would like, takes the order and creates them at home. She came up with the price (50 cents) all by herself.

She has also decided that half of her money would go to the Alberta Children's hospital.

A very close friend of ours, has been there for quite some time with their daughter.

Over the last week or two I have been helping her crazy glue her creations for final delivery.

Last night, I saw my daughter through different eyes. She is such a caring and compassionate little girl. "it can't be easy for "A" up in Calgary. It must be really hard for her to be away from her family and friends. And it must be really hard to see "little E" struggle. I want to help!"

It may not be a large donation, but boy is her heart in the right place. We talked about how her money would not only help little E, but other children who do not have the health that she is so blessed with.

It was one of those moments that reminded me how blessed I am to have these sweet spirits in our home.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Miss E recognition...

Emily was recognized at school yesterday.  At the recognition assembly, the teachers write a few things down that stand out about their student.  Emily's teacher wrote that she "has a voice of a songbird."  The principle was surprised about this information, didn't realize that Emily sang.  He proceeded to ask Emily to sing on the spot.  To our surprise Emily took the invitation and sang in front of the 400 + students, teachers and parents that were there.  

Lets just say we were very proud parents. (insert tears here)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Reading Week Day 1 & 2

The girls have been having lots of fun. We've been sick, but we are making the best of it.

The girls have each had a turn sleeping at Grandma O's. They have really loved that. Last night while Becca was sleeping at Grandma's, the two older girls, Shawn and I had ice cream and watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 1.

Emily finished reading all of the Harry Potter books :) I was waiting for her to finish reading Deathly Hollows so we could watch the movies together.

Today has been games day. So far we have played a little Mario kart wii and right now we are playing pictureka.

With it being Shrove Tuesday we will be having pancakes for dinner :)

Tonight, after Becca is in bed we will be watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows 2.

Sleeping in, movies, games, lots of fun things planned.

Although, I'm finding out my kids are fairly competitive.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

yes it happened...

The worst thing you can imagine...I lost all my video files of the kids...I have pictures, but no videos.  I will be purchasing a bigger external hard drive, burning things to dvd and most of all not procrastinating.  This has even motivated me to blog.  haha that's right.  Cause guess where I was able to find some lost pictures, my blog, which made me think, I need to blog more.  I have gone to my flickr page, costco photolab online, anywhere and everywhere I can think of that I may have uploaded pics or videos.  I've learned my lesson the hard way.  Procrastination can bite you in the butt.  (note i thought my external hard drive was big enough...which it wasn't and it kept overriding the older files, so all of you out there, check your external hard drive.  And make hard copies...yep take time to burn the files to dvd's or cd's)  I hope I can share my experience (haha) and save others from this horrible experience.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

We have been busy over here, with family and the holidays.

I finally found time yesterday to take the girls pictures.  Yes that's right, December 31st.  Back to School and Christmas Photos.  Here is one of my faves of the girls together.


Hope you have a great year! 2011 was awesome, We hope to rock 2012 in the Ormston House :)