Archive | October 2018

Easter 2018

Well I missed sharing this event remotely close to the day as well. Oh well, enjoy the glance back.

Easter was a bit rough. I had a few sick kids the week before so there was question of us going anywhere or doing anything. But we managed.20180401_090035

In the morning we did the usual church service. Of course the girls had to have Easter clothes and dresses. Even the boys dressed in their Sunday best to make a nice showing. The twins also helped server Easter breakfast.20180401_093426

Of course we took tons of dressed up pictures! The rest are at the bottom of the post! (Zander is in white)20180401_081500

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I had a chat with the Easter bunny and this year everyone got a book with their goodies. Big smiles for everyone there.20180331_225253

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We then had our second Easter egg hunt of the season (we did a previous one end of March). The Novak’s were invited to a larger hunt and told to bring us along. It was quite the event with lots of amazing prizes. Everyone did rather well.20180401_161241

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After the hunt it was time to go to the Novak’s for dinner. Good food, good friends… Snoopy! It was a great day. Family isn’t always blood related. Sometimes they are friends who you couldn’t imagine living without!20180401_171344

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And now for the rest of the family photos. (Zander is in white)20180401_121132

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March Already! Woo!

Here I go, March 2018… catching up in a timely manner. YES! Or not… my fast and furious blogging took a hit with the much anticipated Karyn visit AND a semi surprise last minute Shauna and Jeff down from Canada weekend. And then life in general kicked my butt… but here I am.20180328_234601

So… March, what was March… it ended in Easter weekend. So we had our own little egg hunt in the house. The twins did the hiding for the younger 3.20180331_121040

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We also decorated eggs.20180331_150916

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And even made square ones!IMG_20180331_214359_802

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The other “themed” day was St. Patrick’s Day. We had all sorts of green stuff going on.IMG_20180317_100926_312

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I jumped all in on working on Irish and Celtic knots. I have purchased a few books and some lovely satin cord. Definitely a skill I need to find time in the fall to continue with.20180317_153021

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I invested in some gorgeous reversible sari skirts which I can tell you NOW I wore ALL summer. There is something amazing about wearing bright colours and patterns that swish when you walk.

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There was plenty of time spent at the YMCA, of course. I hope it has been at least somewhat fun for the staff to be such a major part of my kids’ growth and enjoyment!20180325_111909

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I took a walk down memory lane and bought a Tamagotchi! If you don’t know what that is… well I won’t ask your age, cuz that could end up sad.IMG_20180323_215210_715

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There was plenty of time spent petting the fluff that is the chinchilla.IMG_20180330_130357_717

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Echo lost teeth, important teeth – the front ones – and they took FOREVER to grow back in.IMG_20180319_195807_664

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I got in my crafting time. Crochet keeps me sane after all.Message_1520976686682

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And we did plenty of school.IMG_20180313_113943_664

Ken and I even snuck in some dinners out dressed to impress.IMG_20180316_224326_543

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And we helped celebrate Jeffrey’s birthday. Which ALSO means, Mystro pics! You can thank me later!20180303_202457

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I love how the twins can be before and after pics at the same time.IMG_20180331_222318_219

My final thought on this quick WAY belated peek back at March… WOW was my hair long!!! And that is that.20180308_141649

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Dance Baby Dance

As mentioned in the birthday post for Echo HERE, she started her first ever dance class this summer. It was a huge success. One of her favourite staff members ran the class, and she had nothing but fun.

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We not only go the necessary dance shoes, but also picked up a little purple dance costume for class wear. Which of course was a huge hit.

With summer plans and such the YMCA decided to have TWO dance recitals. The first, luckily, the Friday before Karyn was to drive home so Echo had 4 people in the audience just for her. Ken, myself, Karyn and Trinity all came to watch.

Echo was the only pupil from her class to make that recital so she danced with Grace TWICE! They ran threw the performances twice to give everyone a good chance to see their child and take pictures.20180810_170629

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Then at the end they received a little certificate… and some snacks! It was a lot of fun.20180810_171602

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The following week there was a second performance in the gym. This time Echo was not the only one in her class AND her brothers came to show support!20180815_180957

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It was fun to watch the dance again, and Echo was all fired up to sign up for the next session which runs until Christmas season! I will be sure to share images from that one as well!20180810_170627

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