Thursday, April 11, 2013

Bits and Pieces

The weather's terrible today.  Just a quiet day at home. Trying to record all the bits and pieces of the girls I love.

Monday, April 1, 2013


Pictures from this weekend.  We decided to plant some veggies.  Cucumber, squash, a pumpkin, tomatoes, zucchini, etc.  Emilia and Rick had a lot of fun digging in the dirt. Here they are planting my herb garden.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Egg Decoration

Look where we put the eggs.  I decided they needed to be hung after Emilia decided to sit on one this know, so that it would hatch.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Decorating Easter Eggs

This morning we decorated easter eggs!

These were our tools.

First we dipped the eggs in a glass of water with food colouring.

Then we mixed water, vinegar, and oil in a bowl to create a marble effect on the eggs.

Our finished product!

Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Babies

Emilia: When are we going to get our new baby?

Carina: We're not getting a new baby. We have Matilda.

Emilia: But we need a new baby.

Carina: We don't have a new baby.

Emilia: Well, you just have to go to the hospital where you get new babies.

Carina: What if we don't want a new baby?

Emilia: Well, OK we'll keep Matilda. I want to keep her for years and years. 

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Violet's Birthday Party

Fun at the Amazon indoor playground with Asher!

Friday, January 25, 2013

My Funny City Girl

Emilia and I were working on a page in an activity book in which you are asked to circle the one animal that DOES NOT live in a forest.  On the page was: a deer, a bear, a fox, a squirrel, and a zebra.

Emilia took her crayon and immediately circled the squirrel.  I wondered how she could have gotten it wrong when the zebra was there. So I asked her:  "Why did you circle the squirrel"?  And she responded by pointing to the window and saying "Squirrels don't live the forest, they live outside in the city."

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Skates, hot dogs, and clean cars

Today Emilia and I had a bonding trip to Canadian Tire and bought skates. We sat on the bench outside and shared a hot dog too.  Then we went and got the car washed together -- she wiped the inside while I washed the outside.  It was 10 degrees out, and life was wonderful.

Friday, January 11, 2013

Emilia Gets a Haircut

So, in her nearly 4yrs of life Emilia has only had one haircut.  This was back when she was around 18mo old at Melonheads... it lasted 45 seconds, and cost $30.  So!  This time around we did it the old fashioned way -- scissors in the shower at home.

Like the results?

Monday, January 7, 2013

All I really need is a song in my heart...

Welcome friends to 2013!  A little (okay, rather long) video to get the year started right!  Lotsa love in this family alright...