Saturday, March 27, 2010

we're back, we're back

Joseph and I are frequent flyers. Just one week after coming back from Shaunavon, we hopped back on a plane to head to Saskatoon. This time, I was covering the Episcopal Ordination of Bishop Donald Bolen in the Diocese of Saskatoon, and Jojo was coming with me for some good Grammie time. Yup, Grammie is a Super Grammie and she came to stay with us and play with Joe while I was working. They had some good walks, a few naps, some french fries, and a bunch of cuddles. Thank you, MAMMIE! (as Joe likes to yell)... we'll see you in May!

So this is me at work...

And this is us at play...

Joe hanging out with Grammie in the hotel and at the corner of Ledingham and Ledingham.

Sharing spaghetti...

Toilet paper trail. Helps us find our way back into the bathroom.

Ready to swim. Love it.

And we FINALLY got to meet Olivia Kostyk (and her little, little sister Georgia).

And we were SUPER happy that Nicholas Molyneux arrived in time for a visit with him. He's awesome, just like the rest of the Molyneuxs.

See you later, Saskatchewan. We always have a great time when we're there!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

spring cleaning

Though it wasn't as warm as it has been this past week, we ventured out to clean up our backyard (with our postage stamp sized yard, it didn't take long). Joseph showed some good prospects as a gardening helper.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


There are good puddles in Shaunavon.

Meanwhile, Joseph dug around in the water for rocks. And then he ate them.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

100 years


Grandma Girodat is 100 and we were so happy to celebrate with her.

And these are the pictures of everyone else who was so happy to celebrate with her, too.

home again

We're in Shaunavon to celebrate Grandma's 100th birthday. Here is our diary so far...

birthday cake for mom... shaving with Papa...

checking out birdies on the farm... helping Papa get his truck unstuck...

... and getting the best seat in the house to watch the washing machine.

Grandma's party is later today, so more pictures to come!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

happy birthday mmmum

Joseph greeted his mom this morning with the usual "mmmmum" but on this very special day added an "ahh-ooo", which is his way of saying "I love you".

Last night, I managed to invite a few people over to our home for a Birthday dinner without Gillian knowing, so we enjoyed surprising her when she came home from work. Blowing out the candles was a true team effort.

Today we spent a fun day together, capped off with watching Gillian play basketball. Before the game started, Joseph got to run around a basketball court for the first time ever. We'll show him this picture when he's 6'5" and dunking in high school.

And all of a sudden, he grabbed a ball, and shot it from center court ... the picture below shows his follow through ... swish.
Joseph was enthralled by the game. He sat and watched contentedly the whole time, except for once when he squirmed to get down from my lap, and standing on the ground, pumped his fist at the court saying "go, go, go!" We're so glad he likes sports.

And here's mum (#4) in action, whom we were so proud to watch (they won) ...

We love you soooooo much, Mom! Happy Birthday.