Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Toddler talk - the wee version


A new favourite

After a little convincing, we were all loaded up on bikes. Daddy had the hard part of pulling the extra 50 lbs (could be worse right?).

Colin LOVED it!!!! So much so, that later in the day he asked to go again. He grabbed daddy's helmet and shoes to help him out even.
So, here we are loaded up - Lots of elbow room for drinks and snacks - perhaps that was why Colin loved it so much? Hmmmm....

Monday, August 18, 2008

My favourite place to sit and think

Or just hang out....

And finally... the unveil

I know, I know.... I have said that the house remodel has been done for a long time. And yes, I am finally posting the pictures.

But I have to admit - yesterday when taking these photos my neighbours had a good laugh - I was asked at least twice why I was taking photos of the house. So thanks for the laughs!!!!

Just as a reminder... Here was our house last summer - in the beginning of August!

And the new and improved version this August...
The back yard
And the view of the house from the back
So there it is... our new house. We love it!!!!! My favourites are the big deck and our Master Bathroom.

Friday, August 8, 2008

What are we up to?

Colin - Talking lots (and we are even starting to understand most of it now). Less "Colin-ese" as we call it. Since on vacation last week, Colin has learned that he loves ice cream and swimming (before it was just water). Last week, after getting out of bed he asked if he could have ice cream for breakfast. He settled for Lucky Charms (another vacation treat not allowed in our home). His new favourite phrase is "Stop it!" I wonder where he gets that from....

Princess Bean - IS WALKING!!!!! I am so proud of her. After holding on to our fingers for the last month and refusing to let go, even though she was barely holding on - she has finally taken off. Within 3 days, she was walking across the room (doing laps) and barely scooting! No more dirty clothes for me! Yeah....

Mommy (or Money, as Colin says) - is back to the grind at work and missing her Canadian vacation. I just finished the book "The Other Boleyn Girl" and loved it! Looking forward to more Tudor era books. Also gearing up for my trip to Paris - depart Aug 28th!!! I guess I better start practicing my French.
Here are a few Canadian Vacation Pics:
Colin and Kim

African Lion Safari - Colin's favourite was the ball maze. I think he would have stayed here all day. But then we found water!

Anna in the Petting area - baby goats! She just wanted to chase them around. Too cute.

Hanging at the cottage - my new antique high chair from Grandma!

Diving into the chips!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Canada - here we come!

On July 24th - we left Minnesota for our trek to Ontario. It was a long 14 hour car ride - but we were all pumped to go. Colin was sporting sun glasses and had his calculator ready for the ride (mommy had the DVD player just in case those didn't last too long).

But look where we ended up!!!!! After a short stay and Grandma and Grandpa's, we headed to Lake Muskoka! What a beautiful place to hang out.

We invited friends to join us - Colin and Anna had a blast playing with the other kids (6 in total) and mom and dad had fun catching up and reminiscing on old times. Deric even went to the Spirit of the West concert - how Canadian is that, eh.....

More photos of fun to follow

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


August 3 marked our anniversay. Happy 5 year Anniversary to us!!!
Has it really been five years already? Time does fly.

What I love:

  • Your smile for every baby and toddler we see walking down the street
  • Your beautiful voice - and the musical talent you have passed onto Princess Bean.
  • That you left a great job in Michigan to move to Minnesota for my job
  • That our marrige is not perfect, but we accept it and it is ours
  • Your devotion to our kids
  • Your willingness to stay home all day with the kdis and then on some nights go to work after I come home.
  • Hearing your voice on commercials
  • Having you cook tasty dinners each night!
  • Your eye colour which changes daily - and how you passed them onto Little C.
  • Your love for all types of music - especially bag pipes and celtic folk
  • That you married me.

Here's to another 5 years!