Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Things I'm Lovin'

OK, first I'm going to say something I'm not lovin'! My shaking! I know, you're all gasping, she never complains about that! And I'm not really, but it does suck when I'm trying to sew. I see the fun things I could make, and William is keen to learn and play with me on the machine, but the old hands just don't wanna work. Type, type they scream! Let's write instead, forget the sewing. And I know, they're right. But it would be a fun hobby for William and I to take up during the upcoming fall and winter months.

So instead of feeling sorry for myself, anymore anyway, I'm going to list things I'm loving and feeling so blessed for.

I love that William is so excited to get back to school that we already had to buy his new backpack and he even tried wearing it to bed. And I love how Scott had to position the book he was reading for bedtime in front of William's boxers in order to make this photo appropriate for the blog.

I love our new bedroom! I love the colour, the flowing curtains, the bedskirt (my I must be growing up!) and more than anything, I love the headboard Scott made me for our wedding anniversary this summer. I also love Rosie's curly hair and that it's long enough to make a perfect ponytail.

As always, I love our garden. We have an overload of zucchinis right now, and I'm shedding and freezing and baking and grilling around the clock it seems, but it's amazing when you step back and thing that we made this food. As William says, 'it's the most local food we can get!' We even have an eggplant in the works.

I love that we are back to swimming lessons for another two weeks and the kids still love it.
I love that I've rediscovered the Stephanie Plum books and they still make me laugh!
I love my friend (who I know has plans for sewing with me tomorrow so hopefully she won't see this blog for a day or so - heehee).
I love that Scott and I got to have a date night last night.

And I love that as I'm writing this, we have a yummy tortiere (that I didn't make :) in the oven, William is in the bathroom downstairs and I can hear him telling stories and talking away, and Rosie and Scott are cuddled on the couch reading stories. So what if I can't sew, so what.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Summer Days

So this week we left home, loaded up the van and hit our old stomping grounds. We did the same trip last year, met Aunt Bonnie, took the ferry to Centre Island, followed by pizza and swimming back at the hotel. The next day we were off to the Science Centre, guaranteed it would be a huge success! Well, the Island was more exciting this year because both kids could enjoy the rides and for some reason no one got completely exhausted like we remember being last year. William loved the roller coaster and Rosie loved the Bumblebee ride that went up high and around. Life-jacket swimming and jumping in the hotel pool was a huge hit. This summer water trumps all, not much else seems to be needed. The trip the Science Centre did have some ups and downs. Scott and I experienced child-like disappointment when the kids completely freaked out during the first five minutes of the Harry Potter Exhibition and we had no choice but to leave. But I did get the try on the Sorting Hat which placed me as a Gryffindor. Unfortunately at the time Rosie was screaming and strangling me around my neck so there wasn't much opportunity for a picture. The fake British actors did make sure (all the while staying in character which made everything even more annoying) we got our money back. To be honest, I think our kids had more fun a few hours later running around Ikea while Scott and I picked out curtains. Ikea and a pool, that's all we needed to do so it seems. But it was a fun trip and as always Aunt Bonnie was the main attraction. So thanks for braving it with us again!


ps - The car in the pictures, bottom row, is the blue car Harry and Ron fly in the second movie!! I know one day poor William won't be able to believe that he hadn't wanted to see it all.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Living is Easy

Swimming update. The lessons are over, kids passed and loved every minute of it - except the minutes Rosie spent crying and screaming. But she did learn quite a repertoire of swimming songs including her favourite Fishy Wishy. We'll take a few weeks to dry out and start the next session!



Some day!