May 31, 2010


Today is the day Scarlett got glasses. Not for her vision, but to strengthen her eye that turns in. She's not very impressed by having to wear these, but we think she looks darn cute!

May 30, 2010


It was such a treat to go away for the day to see this movie
with my girlfriends Christy, Michelle, Jocelyn & Channy
(thanks Channy for taking this photo). We are all true fans
of the show and it was so special to have this experience with them!

We headed to Minot, ND (the closest place showing this flick)
and had a day of girl talk, shopping, Starbucks & fun. We even
had our own little adventure getting back to Canada...missed the
border closing by 5 minutes and then having to drive to a 24-hour
port to get back thru, almost running out of gas and taking
backroad shortcuts to save time.

We all enjoyed the movie! I loved seeing the girls back together
again, the fashion, getting my Aiden fix & how real life the plot
was. There were so many things I could relate to in this movie.
Already thinking of seeing it again when it comes closer...
with the girls of course!

May 29, 2010


Scarlett's First Dance Recital
We are so proud of our little ballerina...she did an amazing job and her class was just adorable on stage.
Make-up & hair at home

Waiting in the line up to go on-stage
She was so excited to get a rose from her brother
She loved every minute of the recital and wanted to watch the whole recital (3 hours). It was a great day.

May 28, 2010


Dress rehearsal day!
I love how happy she looks here...getting ready to go on-stage.

May 25, 2010


Four simple ingredients make guacamole that is so good (thanks Lori for this recipe, we make it all the time)!
- avacado
- onion
- lime
- salt

May 24, 2010


One of the only comfortable positions for Cory lately...his back injury is back again.

May 23, 2010


A Sunday of organizing...our kids' craft room on the main floor is often a disaster. I love the creativity that goes on in that room, but they are very unmotivated when it comes to cleaning up.

Here's the before shot:
And after...ahhh, that's better. Crossing my fingers that this will inspire them to keep it clean for a few days. I'm tempted to put up some velvet ropes and have the room off limits for a few days so it can remain this way for a little while :)

Coloring shelf has idea books, baskets of coloring books (sorted into boy & girl themes) and crayons/pencils, twistables & markers.
Still thinking of what to do on the walls in here.

Plan to label these drawers...they contain glue, scissors, construction paper, stamps & ink and finished masterpieces (still looking for the best way to display these).
I loved organizing this basket of was my treat at the end. Sharpened up all the pencil crayons for the kids, tested all the markers & sorted out broken crayons. I had some eager helpers for this part of the process.
This clean room makes me smile!

May 22, 2010


This started out as my photos of the day...on our trip to Regina to pick up our cedar fence boards, we stopped at Superstore and Scarlett was amazed by all the watermelons. Her & I had fun shopping together while Daddy & Ace went to the electronics store.

Then on our way home, our day took a turn. Our truck broke down 45 minutes from home...big clouds of white smoke...not good. Luckily our brother-in-law came to our rescue, getting us all the way home with our cargo.

So this photo is of us along the side of the road, with all our unpacked items from the truck, occupying the kids while our rescue ride comes along (so thankful it wasn't raining). Sometimes life throws you curveballs...I guess it's just how you handle them is what's important.

May 21, 2010


Family movie night goes to the theater. Since Shrek Forever After was playing on it's opening weekend in Estevan, we enjoyed dinner and a movie together. Ace is showing his best ogre face. We gave the film two thumbs up!

May 20, 2010


Took a quick trip to our US post office box this morning to pick up some items...random photo along the way.

May 19, 2010


Today was dance photo day! It was a bit stressful getting her hair and makeup just right, but it was good to practice before the actual recital next week. Us first time dance Moms got two-thumbs-up from her instructor. All the work was worth it to see these happy little girls!

May 18, 2010


This little lady is ready for summer with
her watermelon tank top on today!

May 17, 2010


When Ace picked me this bouquet of dandelions Cory
reminded me of this saying he saw on a garden sign:
"If dandelions were hard to grow,
they would be in your garden"

May 16, 2010


Great afternoon spent with my sisters & Mom.
Our traditional May visit to the greenhouse together.
I had fun with my macro lens and the colorful flowers.
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May 15, 2010


Our imperfectly, perfect family photo...LOVE IT!

I knew if I didn't get this photo when I did,
it wasn't going to happen. So glad I took the
opportunity to gather everyone up before supper
at Mom & Dad's tonight (while my sister Amber
and boyfriend Chris are visiting) to take this
photograph. No color coordinated outfits or stress
about hair. The most important part was that we
were all here, all 12.5 of us.

We attempted to put the dogs in for a photo.
Didn't turn out as we had planned, but at least
we gave it a shot.

May 13, 2010


Trip to the Dentist
It was about time we found a local
dentist after two years of living here.
I took the kids to Dr. Bennings office
in Carlyle for their cleanings.
The kids were treated so well there,
they both thought it was so cool to
watch the televisions on the ceilings and
get their very own gloves & masks.
And when in the town of Carlyle,
stopping at the local bakery is a
must. Fresh cinnamon buns came
home with us that afternoon...yum.

May 12, 2010


When Scarlett & I drop off Ace at school in the mornings, we usually go on a little tour around to see if there's anything interesting to photograph. This morning we came across these birds on the river, having a nice morning swim.

May 11, 2010


I love having little helpers. They are going to be amazing when their little sister arrives!

May 10, 2010


Playing with plasticine today. Ace sculpted Auntie Christa's entire family, even their puppy!
Love the creativity that comes from afternoons like this.

More...Week In The Life Project

This project is almost complete and ready to send into for excited to see it all come together. Here's a look at page two of each day.