Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Another trip around the sun

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This year is a year that ends in a 9. I feel like I should be making a '40 things to do before I'm 40' list, but why set myself up for failure when the culmination of this year is likely to be depressing enough?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pink Eye

We've been visited by pink eye. I'm kind of amazed, it's been a year at least since the last bout by either of them. We started the drops Friday but by Sunday his eye was so swollen he could barely open it so back to urgent care we went for something stronger. Hopefully this'll clear it up quickly...

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Spring has definitely sprung

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Princess inspecting apple blossoms.

The whole yard has exploded in bloom, in large part because of the enormous amount of rain we've had! We took advantage or a few minutes of sunshine to go out and inspect...

Sunday, May 15, 2011

First Communion

Today marked the first communion celebration for both little bits. It was fairly low key, like everything at our church is. All of the kids were completely adorable in white robes over their white dresses and Sunday best shirts and ties. Each child got to do a portion of a reading, and all of the kids sang together. The church was bursting with proud parents, an almost electric atmosphere.

It rained, so I didn't get any outdoor pictures, but it was otherwise perfect.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Candy sushi

The little bits look so forward to their big brother's visits home!

He made 'candy sushi' with them today... rice krispie squares for the sushi rice, fruit by the foot became seaweed and all manner of gummy candy became the fish and vegetables. They had such fun together (I even played a little too) :)

Friday, May 13, 2011


The fruit trees in our little 'orchard' (what C calls it, but I don't think 6 trees really counts as an orchard :) ) are starting to flower. It's one of my favourite sights! The sour cherry tree (pictured above) is in full blossom (though I have to say there appears to be fewer blossoms this year, which doesn't bode well for a good crop of sour cherries) and the plum is in blossom too (we've never really gotten fruit from the plum, a couple of tiny plums last year, almost more like olives). The crabapple is just starting to bloom and I imagine by next week the apples and pear will be blooming too :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tulips 2011

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Tulip Fest 2011, Major's Hill Park, Ottawa.

Took a little walk at lunch time to enjoy the sunshine and check out the earliest of the tulips. They definitely did not disappoint! Amazing!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Museum of Nature

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Mother's Day trip to the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Mother's Day Mass

This year Katie both sang in the Mother's Day Mass at church, and did a reading. It was awfully sweet. She's an excellent speaker :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

End of year bowling banquet

The kids are done bowling for another year! The banquet was today and both kids scored trophies, Jonah for highest single game among peewee boys, and Katie's team won the bantam division. Nice trophies too :)

I-spy with my little eye...

Princess's i-spy couch/nap quilt, finished. 50 inches square.

Backed with purple minkee dot, what a PITA it is to sew with that stuff, but oh does she love it. Some of my fave HR prints and some spoonflower fabrics in there, along with bits of her old dresses and other novelty charms that I've been collecting for awhile. Next up is one for her little brother, but he HATES the minkee dot, so I'll need to back his with something else (flannel perhaps?)