Tuesday, July 29, 2008

midnight summer's dreamy day

as the summer cruises along, we're finally enjoying some family time
it was a dad day as we took the flag ship out for a cruise
it's been since last century when I last went for a canoe and this is the first for me and fiona. way too long in coming
Paddling along, thinking of Dad and how he loved this boat.
glad it's finally in the water and being used.

VBS week and I'm just a parent - observer and doing my best to supply feedback and keep a low profile. they're doing well and it took 4 of them to do what I did for 3 years, and they want to double that core team for next year.
Fiona's loving it
here she is with her buddy in their fresh t-shirts

We're off to see Anne of Green Gables in Port Hope on Sunday - I'm psyched about the musical. Last time I saw it, Dave Komel played Gilbert and Judy the sister was Mrs. Lynde! I did sets.

Moppet morning tomorrow.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

A Midsummer Night's Day

This is the blog equivalent of posting a note on facebook to say what I just ate for lunch and what I think the cat is thinking.

I played baseball this afternoon.  Hit 100% going 5 for 5 but somehow only got home once.
Simon is having a rebellious day.  The cats both went to the Vet'$ today.  Turns out both are some degree of sick. Kidney problems likely. At least they seem a little happier to be home from the Vet.  I don't think they will be so happy to be on their own for a month.

A friend has a '63? blue Chev Impala.  We were talking about it the other night, tail lights and wheel covers and the like.  Thinking about it today I wasn't sure what year or model the Chev we had was.  Naturally first thought was to pick up the cell phone and give dad a call.  Second thought was how much he probably would have enjoyed that call.
I'm glad Simon likes cars.  He recognizes the logos of most the major manufacturers.  I wonder how many of them will be around when he gets his license.

I finally got most of the wedding photos posted on bradtanella.com.  We are both very happy about how it all went.  It was great that everyone came together for our day.  

Chloe seems to be changing daily now.  She finally has the 2 top front teeth almost in for a total of 4.  Her sign language is very clear with intent now.  Her vocab is now up to about about 10 words with CAT and AGAIN followed closely by mama and pama and alot of things that sound like either head or hat.  She started crawling this week, a week or so after managing to pull herself up and stand on her own.  She loves to cruise along furniture and walls.  The safety gates went back up this week.  
I was trying to feed her dinner earlier this week and she just kept her mouth closed apparently in a not hungry phase again.  Then Simon asked if he could feed her.  With him, she scarfed down that bowl of beans, rice and broccoli puré, then a second, then a yoghurt, then some cookies.  He seemed like such a big brother.

I've still got taxes and invoices and paperwork to do on top of all the rest before we go.  It doesn't look like we'll get the week 'honeymoon' we had hoped for.  Maybe a few days on our own at least.  

We went out for a family bike ride last night for the first time since Chloe's arrival.  She and Simon really enjoy the ride in their kid seats behind us.  It made for a pleasant midsummer evening.
Going out for a family bike ride reminded me of the once or twice Mom and Dad managed to heard us together for a ride though town.  I recall we ended up downtown at Dairy Queen and the bandshell before heading home.  I'm sure somebody had a hissy fit about something along the way, but I don't remember that.  I just remember it being a nice summer outing with a relatively large family.

Last week I took the kids to a local public pool.  Chloe is a fish, well more like a jelly-fish as she loves the water but isn't so mobile as yet.  Simon is still working on the swimming thing but loves to jump in off the edge or get thrown up in the air and land in the water.  Remember Dad taking the kids to Summerville pool?  I wouldn't be surprised if it only happened the once but the memory of playing around, getting launched into the air and chasing each other around still stands out.  
I guess it shows how some of the little things can make a difference.

Hey Dave, when and how will be organize content for Vol. II of the book?

Time to get dinner going.  Gas BBQ.  Simon may never know what it's like to pour out the charcoal briquets in a pile, and toss in a match after dousing them in enough lighter fluid to completely burn the paint off the bbq.  I suppose that's a good thing for him, and us.  
How did we all survive our childhood with all our limbs intact?

Hope you all had a good weekend.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

funtastic Fiona with CRAZY HAIR

Well, it was a busy Saturday July 12th.

Mom did a gig at a community fun fair and got a super gig at the Annual Festival of Trees out of it.
Fiona got CRAZY HAIR with colour and clips
just in time for her Musical Makeover Birthday party for Katie and Bethany over at our fab Hacker family's place that afternoon.
Mom had a whole 2 hours to herself! and did pr stuff for moppets
then the computer went down and I lost all my photo edits. ah well.

have a super week coming up all
and DO keep a posting

lets see The Calgary's NEW HOME!
hugs from the farm

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

what exactly happened at 3:45 on 060708?

Lorne was going through the photos and thought to see what was happening exactly at the moment 345678

The date stamp on Gordon's digi cam had this shot!

way cool!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Well Wed

Married? Yes married.

and now you can:
See the big albums with slideshow HERE
the simpler album HERE

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

July and celebrations begin!

Happy Canada Day
Happy Birthday Nana Arlene

Just 3 days to family arrivals begin at the woolley wonderland
Just 5 days to wedded bliss

celebrate one and all

Pix to come