Monday, June 30, 2008


In the amount of time it took me to make a cup of tea he'd coloured his hands, legs and stomach. I really thought we were past this stage?

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

At last

My long awaited leave begins, nearly the entire summer home with the bits.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

His own little world

Lost in his own little world, blowing bubbles out front after a difficult day (the daycare ladies complained that he'd been having trouble listening today)

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

White rose

One of my white roses blooming. We've had a ton of rain lately, makes it difficult to take pictures of anything outside.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

House to be?

Back for a second look-see at this house... still love it. Think we'll be putting in an offer tomorrow. Is it too soon to be envisioning these columns festooned with garland and lights? Jingle bells, jingle bells....

Monday, June 23, 2008

A treat

So decadent, such a lovely treat after a pretty cruddy Monday.

Sunday, June 22, 2008


Just a crappy little fair, a dozen rides in the parking lot at the mall, but it's Disney to the bits (and their friends)

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Does this come with the place?

House shopping today, this was parked in the (massive) yard of house #3. Great house, fab land, but in the middle of nowhere. A shame though, Jonah would have loved to have kept this tractor for his own :)

Friday, June 20, 2008


My neighbour's peony, amazing how freaking huge they grow. A shame the ants love them even more than I do.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Last day of school

How much they've grown and changed these past 10 months! Time flies.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Ribfest 2008!

Yeah, ribfest along Sparks St is back. Love me some seared pig flesh :)

This is "Billy Bones" - I thought they had the best ribs this year. The sauce was amazing, zingy, delicious.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008


End of year performance at the kids' school. This is Jonah's class (he's the speck in the light blue shirt), they all sang sweetly and none of them fell off the stage or ran away (at least in j-man's class).

Sunday, June 15, 2008


We were headed to the By Ward Market to buy fresh fruit and veggies when we came upon this parade of veterans at the War Memorial, commemorating the end of the Korean War.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Water guns

Is this child a boy or what? Hand him the big mother of all water guns and he's as happy as a pig in you know what!

Friday, June 13, 2008


I know, I obsess about them, but they make me so happy! I love my flowers.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Now that's talent!

Genetic or learned I don't know, but all of the kids and I can do it but C can't...

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Taking a drive through the country we happened upon this guy crossing the street (why did the turtle cross the street?) C wanted to whisk him across so he wouldn't become a turtle pancake, but he moved deceptively fast when C tried to grab him. Eventually he wandered back from whence he came.

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Beat the heat

A simple sprinkler on a humid day - the kids don't seem to notice it's not as swank as a pool...

Friday, June 6, 2008


Nothing very interesting to take pictures of today, so I present a shot of the article I'm reading in Chatelaine about maternity leave benefits. :)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Scary clowns, they're everywhere!!!

Another scary clown encounter (this time at the kids' daycare party). Strangely enough, I think it's the *same* scary clown we saw here! This time scary clown was speaking French, but we think she's one and the same....

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I made it!

I used a template from Jessica Sprague, filled it with my own pictures and text, uploaded it to Snapfish et voila - I'm published (heh, well not really, but I'm going to say that anyway ;) ). Super pleased with it - there are a few issues I'll tweak before I do another, but the print quality is excellent, the hard cover is beautiful and it really looks professional.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Little reminders that even in the dreariest of times there are bits of sweetness and light.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Rock Star

One last present for Jonah, since it's his actual birthday today. Just a cheap electronic guitar with microphone (and many horrible pre-set 'songs'), but both kids just adore it! Makes for some pretty funny performances too!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Another birthday

Wookie's birthday isn't actually until tomorrow, but today being Sunday it was the ideal time to celebrate. Nothing much, just a barbeque with our extended family, a big pile of presents and a spider man cake. My last baby is 5. Time is flying by so incredibly quickly.