Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Today was a drizzly day, but I had some determined trick-or-treating boys and so off we went, to the Tiny Tots Parade, to wear cardboard costumes in the rain. They held up surprisingly well (both the costumes and the boys) and we now have A LOT of loot. Add that to the candy that we bought but didn't hand out... because only three kids came to our house. Joe was so disappointed... he, so very badly, wanted to hand out candy. So if you stop by our house in the next few days, or if we happen to greet you on the street, or if you live anywhere in the vicinity (ie. the world), don't be surprised if Joe gives you candy. The boy just wants to share his candy. How can a mom complain about that.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

gearing up

The boys and trains are getting ready for Wednesday. Here's hoping the coming Super Rain does not turn our cardboard costumes to mush.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

family walks

We're trying to get in as many as possible before winter weather arrives... this week. Here comes the cold, rain, and wind... so fare thee well, walks. We enjoyed thee.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

School photos. Sigh. He brings home school photo proofs and book order forms and I am going to spend this entire year wondering how he got to be so big so fast. 

Monday, October 22, 2012


It's fall and we have an enormous leaf pile.

Also, she's pretty cute.

And here's Henry, for the full round-up of kids in this house.
That's it for today, folks.

Sunday, October 14, 2012


The boys are very proud of this giant potato.

tighty whities

Annie wore tights today. I'm not sure why this amuses me so.

Friday, October 12, 2012

field trip

We took a drive to Crawford Lake today for a late afternoon walk. The brisk fall air meant some delightfully red noses and sniffles on the car ride home.

The Crawford Lake conservation area is also home to an Iroquois Village, and this one has a replica longhouse of the Turtle Clan. This was special for me to see because Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha was a member of the Turtle Clan and, this coming Sunday, she will become the first ever Native American Saint. I worked with Salt + Light Television to put together the documentary on her life (my January through April was spent reading, reading, reading and writing, writing, writing). You can see the trailer here, and the film airs on Sunday night at 9pm on S+L (and also on their website). If you have a chance, please watch. Kateri is an amazing woman and her story, filled with persecution and fear and pain, carries with it so much joy and love found only in the Lord.

annie's first...

trip to Ikea.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

choo choo

We went to the Halton County Radial Railway Museum on Monday. So Happy Thanksgiving to Joe and Henry because - yes sir - they are thankful for trains.

Friday, October 5, 2012

major poop-out

...means a nice, relaxing daytime bath for Miss Annie-pants. Look at her. All she needs are some scented candles and a good book to read.

Thursday, October 4, 2012