Monday, August 29, 2011

Back to school 2011

First day of 3rd grade and 5th grade for the bits. I can't believe how fast this summer has flown by! And look at how they've grown! 2010, 2009, 2008 (and here as well), and 2007

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Small chef

We signed little J up for a half day children's cooking school, which was yesterday. My cell phone was dead and I didn't bring my camera, so no pictures of him looking adorable in his apron and paper hat. He really enjoyed it though, the whole process, and the autonomy of learning these new skills without me hovering over him and without his sister bossing him around. The instructors let him chop vegetables with a knife, roll out pasta, mix, measure, stir, etc. They sent him home with a sampling of things he made (cookies and no-bake 'truffles', but not the home made pasta and sauce, the kids ate all of that while the cookies were baking) as well as a sheet of recipes.

So today he decided to make something from that recipe sheet - oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. He did it almost entirely by himself, the only thing I did was put the cookie sheets into the oven and take them out again.

I could get used to having another cook in the house...



Summer in a bowl - vanilla yogurt, granola and sweet berries!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A little roadside humour


There's a film crew setting up downtown (Ottawa, on Queen St between Metcalfe and Elgin if you're local). I think someone in the production crew has an, uhm, interesting sense of humour...

PS - the crew turned out to be filming an episode of Michael, Tuesdays and Thursdays, which according to Wiki hasn't debuted yet. Which explains why I'd never heard of it...)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011



Awww - the rainbow ends at my Princess :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

One of my fave restaurants...


Lone Star fajitas! Enjoying a lovely lunch with Aunt Bonnie and Chris before they head back to Oshawa...

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Toothless Wonder


That's baby tooth #7 gone. Slow down Wookie!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Hog's Back Falls


Enjoying a stroll around Hog's Back and Dow's Lake with Aunt Bonnie and Chris as they visit with us for a few days. This is one of my favourite places to take people, it's not touristy at all, probably doesn't show up on anyone's list of things to see and do in Ottawa but it's beautiful!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Flying free


We bought a trampoline :)

(On sale at Canadian Tire this week!)