Friday, December 11, 2009

Monkey Chatter.

It seems like I never have enough time anymore to visit my blog and update as much as I'd like, never enough hours in my day!
Jill has just recently turned 5, she had a wonderful birthday party with 4 of her classmates. Not surprising to us, she wanted a cooking party(this girl will be an amazing little chef someday, writing her own cookbooks), we made pizza, cupcakes and had so much decorating with a million sprinkles adding color to my kitchen floor!LOL!
We are continuing to see changes in our baby girl, her speech has been slowly improving(starting another round of therapy soon), she has grown a couple of inches and is enjoying school immensely.
Her Santa list this year includes Bakugans, a coat for Charlie and a DS! I bet this good girl will be getting a few things on her list, wink....

Jen is doing fantastic, working hard on her piano and theory, excelling in her studies and still finds some time to enjoy her Brownie outings. Recently to my surprise she just finished reading Narnia, she is reading presently at a grade 3 or 4 level!! Amazing!! It warms my heart to see how much she is enjoying and loving their new puppy Charlie, I wouldn't be surprised if this soft hearted monkey didn't grow up and study to be a vet, she is like the animal whisperer.
Her Christmas wish list was a coat and toys for Charlie and some books. Santa will be good to her, I just know it...

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving south of the border.

To all those special friends south of the border, may you have a wonderful day full of many blessings.
Happy Thanksgiving...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Charlie's angels..

A man's best friend indeed.

My big girl just enrolled into Brownies, she loves it!

The girls are so in love with their Charlie. It didn't take long for him to figure the girls out. He goes to Jill for some good ol' play time, rough housing and fun, he goes to Jen for a loving, warm lap to curl up in. Either way, he loves his angels...

Saturday, October 31, 2009


We are ready for trick or treating, was a little worried that Jen wouldn't be going out door to door in the neighbourhood. She has been a little under the weather so has been at home for the last three days, I think we will be taking it easy and only going to a few houses.
We are ready for the ghosts and goblins, have a "Safe" Halloween!

Jen is too sick to go out tonight, she is fevered and is not even upset she isn't trick or treating.
My poor baby...

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Happy Halloween

We are all geared up for this weekend.
This is Jen dressed up for her Halloween Brownie Bash, she had a wonderful time!
Happy haunting everyone.....

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

From our family to yours "Happy Thanksgiving".

Thursday, October 8, 2009

For the new arrival..

Off to buy some supplies for our boy who is coming home tomorrow, such an exciting time around here!!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

With great sadness...

We are so saddened to hear our friend Viv lost her Mom today, thoughts and prayers going out to her and her family.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

It's a boy!

The girls picked their puppy today!
We told them this morning we were going to drive to Simcoe area to buy a pumpkin, we loaded them into the car and Daddy and I looked at each other and winked, we had pulled it off, the world's best kept secret.
The reaction was so adorable, confusion, shock, then sheer joy when we told them they could pick their puppy from the three boys. They picked the largest boy with the spots on his shoulder, just an amazingly beautiful puppy!!
We loaded two happy girls into the car, I looked back into the backseat to find Jennifer in tears.
Happy tears, yes we are in love...

Saturday, October 3, 2009

New addition.

One of these beautiful babies will be part of our family, the girls will decide tomorrow which one is coming home to his forever family next weekend.
So glad I am not choosing, I want both, LOL.

Full Moon Fever

We are preparing for a family Full Moon festival tonight.
We have purchased moon cakes, fruit, nuts and candy.
We will have some Chinese food and then take to the neighbourhood with our lit lanterns. Now if only that weather would hold off for our full moon viewing....
From our family to yours "Happy Moon Festival"...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Fall fairs.

Fall is here.
This is my favourite season, the colors, the smells, the harvest crops and the fall fairs.
The girls have been to two fairs and the third will be on Thanksgiving weekend.
I love to watch my girls faces while they ride the carousel, waving to me every time they pass me, it is magical....

Friday, September 11, 2009

Please join me...

Join me in wishing Sugar, Spice and a little Rice a safe and wonderful journey to her daughter. Her husband and her leave for China tomorrow, we couldn't be happier for them.
Sending hugs to you Deb, love the monkeys..

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First day of School 09'

Today was the first day back for the monkeys.
A day of mixed emotions, Jennifer was ecstatic to be returning to her friends, Jilly-Bean was apprehensive(as you can see in the above photo).
Standing in line my baby grabbed me for dear life and cried big crocodile tears. Keeping my composure I comforted her and sent her to the door, walking away trying to fight back tears. Talking to her teacher later in the day she told me that as soon as Jill went into the school the tears stopped and she was fine.
Jen on the other hand went to her line, didn't want Mom to kiss or hug her, not in front of her friends(yeesh Mom??)LOL.
The first day of school was fantastic, they came home so excited and they love their teacher, yes!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The point of Hunter's Point.

We have had the cottage at Hunter's Point now for six years now, such a wonderful find, out in the middle of nowhere, no electricity, no phones and no interruptions.
Just family time, it's all about the girls and making lifelong memories for them.
The point of Hunter's point is just that , family, it is just a wonderful place to get back to nature and the basics(no electronics, no phones ringing, no work and no other commitments).

There is a lot of relaxing...

Some boating, and some fishing....

Family time and cuddling...

Some pretty scenery thrown in...

More relaxing...

More fishing and happy times..
That's the point of our Hunter's Point......

Friday, August 28, 2009

Au Revoir

We are heading out tonight for our last vacation of the Summer. We are leaving to go to the cottage, look out fish we are on our way*wink*..

Friday, August 21, 2009

The love of my life.

Eleven years ago I married the love of my life.
Everyday I find a new reason to love this man, he is my best friend, the most wonderful Father and caring son.
I love you "Ralph", Happy Anniversary,
Love your "Alice"

photo credit, Puddin' pop

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

It's that time of year.

It's that time of year, back to school supplies are being purchased today.
For me it always seems a little sad to see the Summer end and the girls head off to school. For them, well, they can't wait to see old friends, meet new ones and share their Summer adventures.
My monkey are growing up, all too fast...

Friday, August 14, 2009

Company on their way!

Today is an exciting day for us, we have friends on their way for a visit. They are travelling from out of province to a reunion and are passing through to see us for lunch.
Jay, Sandy, Maia and Claire are from Jillian's China group, we had such a great time with them in Chongqing so we can't wait to see them again and get the girls together!
I'm sure I'll have my camera out, *wink*

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Still in vacation mode..

Were home, safe and sound but very tired.

Our vacation was wonderful, it was worth all the driving, putting up with the weather(rain and more rain)one holiday that won't soon be forgotten.
During our stay on the island I had the honour and privilege to meet this lady from of Sugar, Spice and a little Rice.I felt like I had known her forever, our visit at her local Tim's felt like a weekly gab session around our kitchen table.I would love to thank Deb for the wonderful Island treats, the wonderful P.E.I. dirt shirts for the girls(who behaved like little monkeys during our visit with Deb,really they aren't really like that Deb, I swear, LOL), the local dish Rapure and the strawberry preserves. Thank you so much!!
I can not wait to follow her journey soon, she will be bringing her beautiful little girl home very soon, we couldn't be more happy for her and her family!!
I continue to be in holiday mode, I have been sorting through pictures, will be posting some soon. The island scenery is such a beautiful backdrop for some monkey pics.

Friday, July 17, 2009

And were off...

We are packed and ready to go...

We are off to Prince Edward Island where Ann of Green Gables enchants visitors from around the world. I can hardly wait to take my girls to Green Gables, it's magical!!!
We will be camping on the Bay of Fundy and then driving to the Island to spend most of our time, can hardly wait to sit on the beautiful beaches and watch the girls collect shell, build their dream castles and cuddle alongside Superman, life is sweet.
Were off...

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I have been slacking off.
I will be the first to admit that blogging has taken a backseat to Summer. I have been visiting but do not always have the time to leave comments.
We are trying to get ready for our holidays, we are travelling out to the East coast, can't wait to dip our toes in the ocean!!
I leave you with a view from our sun room, this is Ruby as the girls call her, we love our Summer visitors!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day

Hop on over to I love faces site where you will find some fabulous photos of true partriots, enjoy!

What an incredible day we had, the festivities for Canada's birthday were plenty. There was birthday cake, games, crafts and dancing. They also had a bike decorating contest and the girls came in first and third, we were one proud Mommy and Daddy.

Hope everyone had a fantastic holiday.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Congrats to you Monkeys

Congrats Jilly-bean on completing your first year of Kindergarten, Mommy and Daddy are so proud of you!!
Now it's time to start your holidays, whoo hoo!!

Congrats to you Puddin' for finishing Grade one, we are so proud of you.
Can't wait to start our Summer vacation, yes!!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Girls just wanna have fun.

The girls school year is finally winding down, Jill only has three days left. There is no more homework being sent home.
So there is time for play and lots of it!
The Girls just wanna have fun.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The girls are head over heels in love.

The girls are head over heels in love.
Last week our neighbour got a new puppy, his name is Dexter and the girls can't not get enough of him! They are wanting to be next door constantly, we are feeling a little guilty, enjoying the perks of having a puppy without the vet bills or having to feed and pick up after him the yard, LOL. The girls are now begging us for a dog of their own, had to explain to them it won't be this Summer, too busy to train a puppy. For now our neighbour is being so wonderful, letting us spoil his baby.
We continue to be busy with finishing up the school year, upcoming school trips and sports, lots and lots of sports.

Monday, May 25, 2009

As you turn 7...

As you turn 7 tomorrow I can't help but reflect on this past year.
You have started grade one, went to school all day and have excelled in your studies.
You have made some many friends, you such a popular little girl, friendly and outgoing.
You have learnt to read chapter books, add, subtract and learnt about currency and how to spend and save it. You saved your money and bought two of your own Web*kinz this year, that made me so proud!
You have grown so much this year, you went from toddler to such a big girl, lost 5 teeth, taken an interest in fashion and now tells me what she would like to wear(and not, LOL).
I have enjoyed listening to you play me one of my favourite songs"Ode to Joy" on the piano, you have graced me with this song so many times you play it by memory. I am amazed at your musical gift, I hope you continue to nurture it for years to come, I see such potential.
You have started playing on a competitive, travelling fastball team, being the second youngest on the team, you are holding your own and enjoying the spirit of being part of the "team"
I love you more everyday, I am so proud to watch accomplish your goals, witness your determination and see you grown more beautiful inside and out. I love you Puddin' Pop, Happy 7th birthday.
Love Mommy.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

On the sidelines, that's where I'll be..

Nice weather is here and sport season is upon us. That means packing up the car(usually can hardly shut the trunk, LOL) with snacks, chairs and of course my camera to catch all the action.
Jennifer is playing on a travelling fastball team, she is the second youngest player on the team and is holding her own, so proud of her and her determination!!
Jillian is playing soccer, it is the perfect sport, it's fast, lots of running and it is sure to wear her out, LOL!! We are so proud to see her right in there, kicking that ball and enjoying every second of the sport(snack and socializing is pretty great too).
So if I am a little neglectful visiting my favourite blogs you'll know a few of the reasons why I am MIA. I will try to keep up with your Spring/Summer the best I can.
Enjoy the beautiful sunshine. ;)

Monday, May 18, 2009

Do I smell birthday cake??

Today is my birthday, as I climbed into my mid 40's all I can say is the years keep getting better and better!!
I woke to a kiss from hubby(as he was dashing out the door to work) and half hour later two little monkeys bolted excitedly through the bedroom door with homemade card in tow. They crawled into bed with me, cuddled and kissed the birthday girl. They presented me with a gift and easy bake oven cake and cookies, I thought my heart would literally melt.
Thank to all my family for making this the best weekend, I felt your love.

Hope everyone is having a safe and wonderful long weekend, enjoy...

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

To my Mother-in-law, thank you for being such a great "Mom" and Grandma.
Thank you for bringing such a wonderful man into the world, you raised him to be such a caring wonderful, loving person. He is a loving Father, for that I am truly grateful. Thank you for opening your arms and heart to your Daughter-in-laws, we feel so loved in your presence.
Happy Mother's day to you, all my love...

Note the funky hair and tired(but estatic) look in my hubby eyes, LOL. We had just returned home from China, tired and in love..

To my Mom, thank you for giving me life, making that decision at 16 years of age could not have been easy.
You have been a wonderful, loving, caring and nurturing Mother, never showing your struggles along the way. You have been there for me around every corner, been my support, my strength and guided me when I needed it.You once told me being a Mother was a lifetime commitment, it didn't end when your children left home, you have proved to me that I am never to old to have the love and support of my Mom. Your now a Grandma and it just makes my heart swell with such love and pride when I see you with my girls, they love their Nana.
Happy Mother's Day Mom, I love you..

To my girl's birth Mother. I hope you know in your heart how much I love you.
I promised to you the day I held our child, I would love, nurture, protect and cherish them for all my life and beyond.
So as tomorrow comes please now I will be thinking of you and holding you dear in my heart, thank you for bringing 2 beautiful little lives into this world

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sitting pretty..


Spring is here...

Well I did get my Puddin' to sit for a couple of shots. Jen is getting a little tired of the mamarazzi, she sees the camera lately and bolts in the other direction, all the while shielding her face like a star running through a crowded airport.
I love this picture of her it is one of my newest faves, she is so stunning, it makes my heart so proud, she is such a sweet girl inside and out.