Monday, 30 November 2015

'Tis But A Scratch!

Mom and dad were out of town for something, and the older sisters were in charge. John was still in elementary school. And yes it was only a bruise, and he healed up surprisingly quick, but dang was it ugly!

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Travel Hopefully

This was the old Toyota Van we called "The Toaster". Looking back, we still have very little idea of how we actually managed to pack as many kids in as we did. Especially when we traveled three hours to The Lake with luggage, bedding, and food for a week.
A reminder, friends, to travel safely and carefully!

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Down. Set... HUT!

Football at this age is basically setting up for a tackle. I forgot that I was supposed to let myself get tackled as part of the game and just scooped Daniel up and gave him a hug.

Monday, 23 November 2015

Important Message

Sometimes, you just gotta say something while you still remember it.

Thursday, 19 November 2015


In grade 6, the class was watching this Christmas Cartoon that I thought we were too old for, but everyone else seemed to really enjoy. I liked the concept of the story, but it lost my interest pretty quick. I hadn't realized my friend Lisa was in the same boat, until this scene happened.
I'd like to point out too, that the birds chosen in the cartoon were: (I think) a Sand Piper, A Raven, a Goose or Vulture (I couldn't quite tell) and a Owl. NOT. AT. ALL. What we were expecting. We were laughing so hard that the teacher told us to be quiet. It took me a while to figure out that nobody else was laughing. Which kind of made it funnier.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Blending with the Crowd

Patricia was allergic to Olie, so Olie was trained to stay out of Patricia's room. This was the only time Olie tried to sneak in.
Wednesday was my sister Patricia's, and my brother-in-law, Will's Birthdays! Happy Birthday to Patricia and Will! Hope your day's were awesome!
(*note for anyone who doesn't know: Will is married to my sister Jeanne. Not Patricia.)

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Puppy Dog Tales: D'aaaawww

It's always nice to sit in a sunbeam. It's even nicer if you have a puppy to lean on. Oliver was the only kid who got away with this, because he was the only kid to try it.
Today is Oliver's birthday! Happy Birthday to my awesome, nature lovin', nephew!

Thursday, 5 November 2015

Everybody Get's One

She may be cute, (frankly I believe all of my nephews and nieces are adorable) but if Lucy doesn't want you, she makes it very clear.

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Seeing Double

Aiden and Tristan aren't identical, but it's hard for two years old's to know who is who. Even if they are brothers.

Monday, 2 November 2015

The Isle of Sodor

In case you don't know, the Isle of Sodor is where Thomas the Tank Engine lives. I remember when you could only see Thomas on Shining Time Station, as a story told by Mr. Conductor.