Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas morning - best yet!

Christmas really is for children. We had so much fun preparing gifts for the girls (not too many) and instilling the magic of Christmas in them (especially Alice) They were a joy to behold all sleepy-eyed and snuggly pj-ed when we brought them down to the tree, with a giant communal gift. It's difficult to gauge who is enjoying the train set more so far, the girls or mum and dad.

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you to all those who sent and brought gifts from afar. Everyone was just right for the girls, and almost all can be shared, for double the fun!

Estelle hoping that next Christmas she'll need hairclips too!
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Sneaky Santa

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house....

Only Guy and Lucy were playing with the new trainset! Ahem, putting it together, that is.

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How do you fondue?

Although we stayed in on Christmas eve, we still made it special by hosting the girls' first ever fondue party. Cheese with bread for the first course, salad, and chocolate fondue with fruit for dessert. Can you guess which on Alice was especially fond of?

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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Another Joker in the House

Because Grown-Ups Have Birthdays Too!

Just before Guy left last week, we celebrated his mid-December birthday. Not to be confused with the other celebration that takes place later in December. Never the two shall meet...

Anyhow, while there was no jumpy jump, no animal shaped cake and only 2 measly balloons, we all had a great time!

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Aint that a Guy face?

Desharnais', what do you guys think?

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sweet Alice

Alice is starting to scribble grocery lists with her mom as well as figures with arms and legs attached to the head (many of you already have portraits ready).
When she feels silly, Alice likes to throw in a little Gobbledegook (giberish) into conversations. Below is a video of her telling me what I want for my birthday:
For the record: I do NOT want a Didad or Pikey for my birthday. I will however accept all the Lucy that is available on such short notice.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Time to get started

All around our neighborhood, Christmas trees twinkle through people's living room windows. Us? We're not quite there yet. We've still got to find our snow shovels and send out the Christmas cards. No worries, we'll be busy little elves this weekend!

Alice showing off the few decorations we have up.

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Saturday, December 05, 2009

Movember is Over

1 out of 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during the course of their lives.
When detected early prostate cancer is curable 90% of the time.
Dont be shy, get checked (after 40; easy for me to say).

Movember is finally over. If there are any last minute donations, just let me know and I will donate in your name and collect later (trucker-style).

The Mo brings much happiness.

No-Mo causes seriousness and makes me look like my No-Mo-Bro.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Scanning Macaroni?!

We wanted to share a few of Alice's recent school projects with you (especially you, Daddy) She really loves going to school, and always wake up with an extra spring in her step on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Other days of the week, we play school, so her friends and teachers are never far from our daily lives.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

Christmas Bazaar!

What fun we had at the Morin-Heights United Church Christmas bazaar this morning. Soup, sandwiches and dainties, a craft table, and baked goods for sale. Thank-you Morin-Heights church ladies (and Grandad!)

Soup, soup, wonderful soup!

Less smiling more spooning, Auntie K!

Estelle's chic new sweater from Great-Gran.
The European trends are just fab this fall!
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"Pareil comme Simonne"

Alice aime beaucoup son amie Simonne et elle s'est décidée qu'elle aimerait avoir des cheveux frisés aussi... Alors nous avons mis des tresses dans ses cheveux mouillés avant de se coucher, et ce matin, voila! Une tête toute frisée!

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The Early Shift

This picture was taken early this morning before Estelle was fully dressed. In fact here she is running away from me, coy smile and all, as I try to corral her into her dress. The time? Who knows, but look at the window, it's still dark!

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Party time

Lucy making some last minute repairs.
The BIG TABLE making its official debut. The big kids got to eat on a small picnic table in Estelles Room.

Not only was Gareth getting totally inappropriate gifts (see below), putting wrapping paper in his mouth but he was also teaching Estelle to stick out her toungue. This behavior is duly noted.
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Estelle's First Birthday

Estelle has been 0 years old for 365 days now (as Alice would say). We had a great big party in her honour.
Gareth was rather shocked that she liked cake so much. Its cake, she has mostly been eating luke-warm barley poridge so far... what did you expect.

Estelle showing off her new-found mobility. She has all but given up her bum-shuffling ways now and spends her time going from room to room picking up things and bringing them to us.

I will get to you later Mr. Turtle.
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Bunny Cake

Estelle has grown quite attached to her bunny (AKA Mr. Bun Bun). So it was appropriate that her first birthday cake was a bunny (carrot cake).

Most requested part? the eyes of course!

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