Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Days of Autumn: 7

I just love that smile. :)


Monday, September 29, 2008

Days of Autumn: 6

Maybe he'll feel better tomorrow.


Sunday, September 28, 2008

Days of Autumn: 5

Today was such a beautiful day. Feeling better (not sure about William), we spent it in the park with Heather and gang. Rosie is loving everything, sand, rocks, swings, slides, you name it, she's pretty happy. And I love her new overalls, inherited from her brother's closet. Perfect for taking a stroll :)


Saturday, September 27, 2008

Days of Autumn: 4

I know, so many of these pictures are taken inside during such a beautiful week. Well I have been feeling pretty crummy and although we have hit our local hotspots, Tim's and the library for instance, inside has been best. And because we have, something amazed happened yesterday. For the first time, William started to draw. Not hurried scribbles, but really drawing that took time. Pictures of people with faces and bottles of pink milk to drink and tracks for his cars to run around on, complete with speedbumps. I love that this part of his life is beginning. What a perfect thing to happen on a lovely but slightly sick fall day :)


Thursday, September 25, 2008

Days of Autumn: 3

This is a picture of William eating our last tomato from this year's crop, if you will :)
Our best garden yet! Just have to figure out what to do with all of Scott's hot peppers.

I'm giddy, I'm sick, and made it through the day with Tylenol AM and Ice Cappuccinos, not bad stuff. And tonight is the premiere of Grey's Anatomy, yah :)

Tonight, while putting William to bed he picked up his (my) pocket-size collection of Emily Dickinson, he's always loved it for some reason. He started to read to me what Emily thought was going to happen on Grey's tonight (apparently something on a hill, he said. Derek's land perhaps? mmm :) And the book also stated how fast and red Lightening McQueen is. I have to say, I never knew the old girl was quite so prophetic.

(Note: Please no judgements on William's hotdog/cracker dinner, it was a long day :)


Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Days of Autumn: 2

OK so this isn't the prettiest picture, but an increase in muffins and baking in general is definitely a good sign of fall! And I'll admit, the camera wasn't working properly so I didn't get a picture from today, and I've got a cold. So we've got a picture of yummy muffins. It was either that or a fun picture of William running through a corn maze from the weekend. OK, let's add that one too!

Also! Rosie is walking! She can go about two feet at a time (by using two feet, hee hee) before landing on her big nappied-bottom!

Funny quote for the day - me - 'William, eat your lunch!!'
W - 'Mommy, I want to eat my lunch, but I'm just not hungry.'


Monday, September 22, 2008

Days of Autumn: 1

This picture was taken at Herrle's Country Farm Market, a place we have visited often during the past few months. After watching the toy train run along the rafters, picking strawberries in the fields, eating their yummy raspberry white chocolate scones (to which Mommy is addicted), running through the corn maze (William's favourite) and playing on the climbing structures, we found this! The gorgeous pumpkin patch has attracted Rosie's attention. While sitting yesterday (first day of fall :) eating our raspberry or peach frozen yoghurt, we watched as they unloaded this beauties!! I've know for awhile that I was going to start this little photography project on Sept 21st and have been excitedly waiting to see what my first picture would be. Lo and behold, I am definitely not disappointed!

So does Rosie love the pumpkins, or is she really just looking out for Linus and the Great Pumpkin?!


Last Day of Summer

For our last day of summer we visited another market and had another ice cream. William did love his raspberry cone but he looks so sad, as if he realizes that within several hours, his third summer will have come and gone.

But! Not to dwell on anything too melancholy! My new project is going to start today with another post. Just wanted to set it up first. Based on the idea found on this here; http://soulemama.typepad.com/soulemama/2008/01/30-days-of-the.html , I am going to start a daily post that shows just one little, special part of our day for the first 30 days of fall.

Days Of Autumn 2008 -- here we go! It's gonna be a good one!


Monday, September 8, 2008

Coming to Get You!!

These pictures of Rosie were taken a few weeks ago. Heather took them in her backyard one day and I love the story they tell. Enough said :)


Winding Down

I love this picture. It's a dark, rainy day, summer is winding down. There's bound to be lots of toys and if we're lucky, even a few quiet moments like this one.


Bikes, Books and Butterflies

There is a kid's singer named Frances England (http://francesengland.com) that we like right now and she sings a song called 'Tricycle'. I wish I could somehow have it playing when we look at these pictures. The song is about a kid who loves his/her bike more than anything else and that is pretty much William these days. His longest ride yet it the four blocks it takes to get to our library, note the books he carries to and from in his bucket. Also special about this get-up is William's helmet. William LOVES butterflies, so much so that when asked what he is going to be when he grows up, he says "a butterfly". So if you look carefully, you might be able to see butterflies on his helmet. We lucked out huge with that buy!


Sunday, September 7, 2008

Double Digits Baby!!

This weekend our Rose turned 10 months and it is obvious that there is to be no more fooling around! She is definitely beginning to know what she wants and when she wants it (NOW!) and if things are not going her way, watch out for her scowl!! Walking seems to be the most important thing on her itinerary. Today she took two steps all by herself! Other things Rosie loves are fruits and lots of yoghurt, to have very particular books read to her (so much so that if you put one of her favourites down and begin to read a new one, she will use your hand to stand up and stumble over to get it back!). She is always trying to climb into the bath, she still loves to crawl all over her brother, and is constantly putting everything into her mouth. Today at the store, there was absolutely nothing more wonderful in the world than an Upsy Daisy doll from the UK's 'In the Night Garden', http://www.inthenightgarden.co.uk/en/visit-upsydaisy.asp

Anyhow, this is a video from sometime this past week, before Rosie had left the carefree time of innocence and single-digits!