Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Emma!

Another little girl turns one! Time for cake, pressies, lollypops and tired muchkins afterwards.
Thanks for the party!
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First skate of the season

Too bad for you NHL players - nothing can stop us from getting out on the ice this season.

Waiting for the zamboni to finish. A canadian tradition.

Her first lap around the rink and she's showing off that she only needs one hand!

Just plain showing off.

Break time.

Alice reading every street sign she spots.
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Snowshoes and snowforts...

Best snow EVER for making a snowfort this year!
Too bad today's 45cm buried it. We'll have to get back out there and dig it out.
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Christmas, family, fun.

We were lucky to have a full house for our first Christmas in the new digs. Dave and Janette travelled west from Fredericton, and Lyse and René travelled east from St-Pierre. It was a great time, spent mostly hanging out at home, playing games, eating food and chatting. Oh and there were gifts too...


Estelle proudly (and happily?) displays the gift she made for Lucy and Guy

Guy reading the autobiography Alice wrote on her own at school. Very touching.

Merci Sol. Dommage que tu ne puisses pas être avec nous.

Cotton candy hat made by Lyse. Purse made by Sol.

Guy showing his Potter-esques excitement at his gift - a welding kit!
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

New Christmas Decorations

We decided to make sure our neighbours knew we were a little bit wacky by projecting some Christmas images on our front yard. Check out the video below and the full "instructable" below that:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Les Soirées Canadiennes (LMFAO)

 Je pense qu'il doit avoir un ptit vieux qui donne des lecons à LMFAO! Ca me semble comme des soirées magnifiques.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Christmas boxes

We have been participating in the Christmas food drive at Gran and Grandad's church for a few years now. The girls were real professionals.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Undercover Advent Calender

This year we constructed an advent calender from scratch for a needy family (all they need is hockey chauffeurs). Dad did all the drilling and Mon did all the decorating. For more details please follow the link below:

Sunday, December 09, 2012

I promise to share and be a friend

Alice joined the guiding movement back in September, but only just received her uniform and was officially enrolled. There's our little Spark-plug looking happy with her extreme ponytail and giant smile. As activities go, it's pretty low-key - no tournaments, no equipment to haul around, no rowdy boys!! (kidding about that last one) Actually, it's a little like attending a birthday party once a week.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


You may be wondering: Guy looks so damn sophisticated... is it the map in the background, or the vintage mini organ, or the modern fruit bowl, or that the picture is on its side. Well you're right. Nice job. Did you notice the moustache? Ah, yes it is Movember again. Time to let the inner Selleck out. If you wish to donate some money to support Men's Health please follow the link below. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012


I noticed lately that when I bend down to kiss Alice during school drop-off, she lowers her head into the collar of her coat. Suspicious. So I asked her about it at bedtime and she confirmed my worst fears - "Mummy, it's embarrassing when you kiss me on the mouth" Argh! We came to a healthy compromise, that I could kiss her cheek and give her a hug. But there was more - she wants to make sure I don't wave and say goodbye for too long as she walks away into the playground.

Shall I simply hide in the shadows or behind a tree to spy on her? Can I read her diary? Break into her Facobook account? Don't parents have rights?!?!?!?


Estelle mentioned the other day that at her daycare, they dance to two songs: Shufflin' and Ah-Nou-Ette. While we all knew the first song, we were confused by the second one... You mean "Alouette, gentille aloutette..."? No she said and sounded it out for us ignorant parents: Ah-Nou-Ette!!! After guessing many wildly different songs, Alice finally clued in and told us Estelle was referring to the LMFAO song "I'm sexy and I know it". Of course! We should have known.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Estelle's Sunday Shindig

Back to the classic family party for Estelle. So nice for us to have a chance to chat with friends instead of being overrun with kids, kids and more kids.
What's more important however, was that Estelle thoroughly enjoyed herself. She was happy to play with the kids, share her toys (and cake) and even hug and thank everyone for her lovely gifts.

Cookie decorating


Olivia likes icing!

Lick, Lick.

Tailgate birthday party!


Girls in costumes.

Ta-dah again (the amount of work that went into this merits 2 photos...)

Sit back and enjoy your moment, Estelle

Emma eats cake!!!!

Pressies, pressies are coming...
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