Wednesday, April 20, 2011

birthday girl

Middle Child turned 5 this April. This picture was taken on her birthday...a new family tradition that includes a list of our favourite things.
  • She absolutely loves dancing and counts the days to Saturday morning dance class.
  • Little girl sandwiches are when Mommy and Daddy sandwich her in a big hug!
  • Lattes = warm milk at bedtime.
  • She still loves her asi's...her favourite is always Aunty Rhian's newest creation.
  • She recently asked if she could do tap dancing in the Fall simply for the high heeled shoes!
  • a favourite past time is arranging ALL of her dolls and stuffies for tea parties as seen here

The really rosy cheeks is a result of the makeup she secretly applied for this pajama/tea party

  • Most days this little girl can be found with a marker in hand. We really enjoy her creative drawings....

She described this picture as her and I in a storm with smiles because we are together and we have umbrellas to keep us dry. She also said it was
her job to keep the butterfly dry. She got me down perfect as you will find me in a t-shirt and jeans most days. Middle Child is a girly girl and drew herself in a dress. She has told us she wants to be an artist when she grows up. I personally think she is well on her way at 5.

We celebrated her birthday at the Party Closet. Baba & Gido were here and unfortunately Grandma broke her ankle the day before she was supposed to leave and did not make it. Middle Child had lots of fun with her friends from school and dance and of course, cousin E. The girls dressed up, made bracelets, had their makeup & nails done and performed an amazing fashion show! Big smiles all around....

Middle Child certainly loves being the centre of attention! Look at the smile on her face while the girls circled around her...
Party crafts included personalized loot bag tags that could be reused for schoolbags, backpacks, etc.
Customized cutlery bags that are also available through paper by paperdolls and handmade photo cupcake toppers and cupcake wrappers. I must say this is still my favourite part of the kids parties!!


The "boys" joined us at the end for cupcakes and cake. Littlest Boy was too busy eating to take time to smile!
As you can see, April was cold and we still needed our winter parkas.

Happy Birthday Middle Child!
You will always be our little bit little and a little bit big!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Grandpa and Grandma Bev came to visit us for a week this March. We had a lot of fun at Cora's enjoying our favourite meal...breakfast, playing at Chucky Cheese and creating new friends at Build-A-Bear!
Grandpa and Grandma Bev also got to see Middle Child in action at dance class. She was working extra hard for her audience...

Middle Child was worried about her grandparents being lonely in the basement guest room and offered some of her stuffed friends for company...isn't she thoughtful!?!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

mommy guilt saves the day

This Spring, my alter ego "Dr. Sam", had the opportunity to go into the kids classrooms and speak about making healthy snacking choices and proper brushing.

Unfortunately, I started violently vomiting the night before and was in no state to leave my bed, never mind go into the school. Middle Child was devastated and through tears pleaded with me to come. I am convinced it was sheer Mommy guilt that got me out of bed.

On the way to school, I actually had to pullover to throw up in a neighbour's yard...sorry neighbour! I was however, able to hold it together during my presentation but had to miss the one I was supposed to give that afternoon at the kids former daycare. Can you see the sweat on my brow?? The power of a four year old's tears and Mommy guilt is truly amazing!!