Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Kaboom kaboom!

Tomorrow is Canada Day - is there anything more patriotic than blowing up a bunch of cardboard tubes?

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Katie style

Yellow t-shirt, purple and pink skirt, purple and pink hair pieces, pink striped sweat socks (pulled up to her knees of course) and white bejewelled crocs. And a red baseball cap. She's got a style all her own...

Monday, June 14, 2010

I don't see a future for him in FIFA...

The bits have enjoyed soccer this year but neither one really seems interested in *playing* the game. This one likes to spin around the goalposts. The other likes to shinny up the goalposts.

Perhaps there's a professional monkey bar league out there?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Spectacle 2010

The end of year spectacle (that's the French word, but it's so fitting in both languages :) ) at the kids' school. Adorable performances, hamburgers and hot dogs and even the in laws coming to watch. I really love this school, small and friendly, it's particularly a good match for little J (who is the one with the orange collar sticking out here, right between his two girlfriends. Heaven help me...)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Award Day

Today was the award ceremony for the Deputy Minister's awards for excellence. It was every bit as overblown as I imagined (feared!)

The recipients followed the marching band through Tunney's Pasture to the Banting Theatre. There was a loooong presentation, which was actually pretty good. We didn't receive our awards individually on stage, the presentation was to the team leader, afterwards we filed past the DM and associate DM and shook hands and took a group shot, then we were given our awards as we filed out to a banquet where I sipped non-alcoholic champagne (with raspberries, very swank ;) )

I got a nice certificate and a super heavy glass trophy.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


My last baby is 7 today. Wow does time fly! He was a wee babe when I started blogging (on a different blog than this one), my earliest entries were about breastfeeding issues and sleep deprivation. How the times have changed! Now he's finishing first grade, reading, making friends. He has a very strong personality this little man of mine, he's opinionated and stubborn but oh so sensitive! He's loving and funny and quirky. He is a complete joy.

Happy birthday little J.