Saturday, February 28, 2015

a visit to english country

Our friends are here! The Lemieux-Lefebvres came all the way from Quebec City to visit us - okay, not just us, but all their friends from World Youth Day 2002 and Salt + Light Television. We are so happy to have had a chance to visit, catch up, play, and dine with you. Thanks for making us part of your vacation, and thank you for choosing Toronto over Cuba in your holiday planning. We've known each other for thirteen years (mind-bloggling!) and hope to remain part of your lives forever and ever and ever.

Friday, February 27, 2015

daddy's day

Happy Birthday, Daddy! Happy Birthday, David! We are so glad to celebrate you today but, more than that, so glad, so grateful to have you in our lives every single day. We love you! Let's eat cake!

that's more alike it

Here are my girls! We've heard quite a few times that Clara looks very different from our other babies but... maybe... this picture? This is the most alike that I've seen my smiley girls. Also, they are wearing matching sweaters so maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

slip sliding

Well, February continues with sickness and blech. After Joe and Henry got better, Clara and David fell with fevers. I stayed healthy because of my Super Powers. Until this weekend, when I learned that I, in fact, do not have Super Powers and am stuffed up with a head cold. Anyway, blah blah blah - we've had enough. So we went outside to toboggan those sick germs away. Here we go.












Saturday, February 14, 2015

from my sweeties to you


It's been a lovely day here today. Clara is her sweet self, Annie gave me lots of "I love you, too, Mom," Henry (and Daddy) got me a smoothie "because sometimes I take you for granted, Mommy" (those were really his words), and Joe followed me around all afternoon helping with the chores. They are the best Valentines I could have ever hoped for.

Here are more pictures of Clara because just because. And Annie because she was wearing jeans and looked like such a big girl in them. 




Friday, February 13, 2015

we are leaving the house!

Good news: Annie is very good at sharing. Bad news: she shared her germs and both Henry and Joe got what she had. But not at the same time, so as to extend this sickness in our house for as long as possible. So both boys missed school days and we've sequestered ourselves within these walls for almost the whole week.

Until today! It's a PA day and everyone is awake and feeling good and we are going to the library! Here we go! We can't wait to open that door and walk outside.






































Unless this one gets sick, too.... Please, no.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

six months

As of this past Thursday, little Miss Clara is six months old. And do you know what she did to celebrate? She slept through the night. Thirteen whole hours. I'm not delusional and don't expect this to be the norm, but she has definitely shown a better sleep pattern these past three nights. Six cheers for that.

Friday, February 6, 2015

pear-y delicious

Here are some pictures of a very cute baby eating solid foods for the very first time.
































Good bye, sweet innocent poop. Hello, food poop.

snow time

It's not quite a ski hill but it's good for some sledding. David and Henry pushed all our snow to one side of the yard and - ta da - a crazy good time.


followed by...



























Oh, poor Miss Annie. These last few days have been hard. So fever-ish. Not wanting to sleep unless connected to Mommy. Laboured breathing while sleeping (ie. such. loud. snoring.). Zero appetite. Incurable bedhead. Stinky sick breath. Blech.

But I think she's back today. A little more pep. Some regular sleep. Eating some food.

Welcome back, dear girl. We missed you. Promise you didn't spread it to anyone else?

Monday, February 2, 2015

snow day!

Today was a...

Hip hip hooray! Let's be honest... this would not have been a snow day in Saskatchewan. It was not particularly cold and the snow, while lots of it, was pretty fluffy and not very threatening. But who are we to argue when given a day free of buckling kids up and driving them to and fro. So, after breakfast and bathroom, we got on our gear and went outside to play and shovel. We were a good team, Joe and Henry with their yellow snow shovels and Annie with her dustpan, but we still gladly welcomed the neighbour who came to help us finish with his snowblower (and also very happy when, later in the day, another neighbour came to remove the wake the snowplow left at the end of the driveway. Thank you, good neighbours!). 


The rest of the day was cozy and sleepy and crafty and, in the case of Clara, gooby. We'll take a few more snow days, please.