Thursday, March 19, 2009

Kindergarten Graduation

These are nearly a year over due but the following are some pictures I took at Isaiah's kindergarten graduation last spring. The story surrounding these events can be found here.

Looking back the kids all look so tiny!

He was either just standing or getting ready to sit in this one.

Isaiah must have gotten bored because he started making faces. Actually it was only one face and only briefly but long enough for me to take a picture.

Picture with teacher.

Spring Cometh

Pay no attention to the time and date on these photos. They were actually taken on Sunday I just didn't realise that the time and date (which I had not set) would appear on the photos.

Winter aconite at the community garden.

Purple crocuses at the community garden.

Checking out the ducks and geese at the pond.

Dogwood twig and bud ready to go.

Lilac twig and buds also ready to go.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Seven Months And Growing

Jewel has a mind of her own when it comes to food. I gave up trying to get the spoon back by force and just waited for her to drop it. Then I give it back to her with some more food on it.

Starting her on Veggie Tales already. Of course she just wanted to eat the DVD case.

With a pilfered blow pop. She's got fast hands.

Dress Up

More birthday festivities.

The cow boy.

The chief.

The traditional blow pop and birthday cards.

Birthday 2009

Since I've been threatened with bodily harm if I don't I'm going to try to keep up with the picture blog. Someone had a birthday today.

Taking a birthday phone call.

Mr. Bling.

The cake. Mom got to playing with the frosting a can.

Decked out in birthday gear.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Hazards of Being A Younger Sibling

Your older siblings will decorate you.

Words fail me on this one.

Ethan was similarly decorated. I don't know if it was his doing or Sophia's.

Jewel eventually saw the humor in this too. Ethan and Sophia were jumping up and down to show her how to jump in the command center (so named by a friend of ours). This she found funny enough to laugh at.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

Below is Sophia running wild with her classmates at the pumpkin patch the week of her birthday.

Say "whiskey" on the hay wagon.

Picking a pumpkin.

Posing with the pumpkin.

Posing on top of the hay bale maze. Actually I think I caught her in the middle of the potty dance.

Running free 'cause that's just what kids should do.

Thursday, October 16, 2008


The boy formerly known as the ghost is getting a little more comfortable around cameras.

Apple picking in September.

Getting ready to take off after inspecting big brother and the baby.

Covetously eying the paint, as hubby says, in Sophia's now purple room.

Mmmmm chocolate icing. For his next birthday I'm just going to pop open a can of icing and let him have at it. He never eats the cake.


For those who asked here are some new pics of the latest addition to the clan.

Little big sister with baby sister on her lap.

The ultimate big brother holding baby sister.

Caught the smile on camera. She's about 7 weeks in this picture.

Checking out Sophia's birthday festivities from underneath a quilt that great grandma made.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Birthday Girl

When I was a kid (alright I was a teenager) I wanted a purple bedroom. That never quite happened so I gave my daughter a purple room for her birthday. I had to talk her down from a deep dark purple but she's happy with the colour she got.

She's child of the week at school and wore this birthday crown home.

She insisted on a chocolate cake with chocolate icing and purple sprinkles. I couldn't find purple sprinkles so I got some extra purple icing instead. She was so excited about her cake that she sampled it before I got to icing it hence the odd shape.

She loves shoes and dressing up.

She also loves purses.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Dirty Jobs

"Hi! This is Dirty Jobs. Today we're going to talk about lava."

We had watched a Dirty Jobs marathon the day before he did this. The episode where Mike Rowe tags along with a vulcanologist must have really stuck with him.