Crazy Hat Day

Yup, you guessed it.  Today was Crazy Hat Day at Miss E’s school.  She asked for a penguin hat.  May not be crazy but she rather liked like it and I am quite pleased with my handiwork.

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A Relax Birthday

Yes, I had an extremely relaxed birthday this year and it wasn’t even my birthday.  Our Miss K turned 11.  Instead of having a party at home we opted to have one out of the house.  Miss K decided that frozen yogurt was just the ticket.  This meant that all I did was stand there, enjoy and take pictures.  Where was Glenn and Miss E?  Why at a skating competition and then out for some Baba-daughter time much to both girls’ delight.











Once the guests had arrived it was time for games like move the candies from cup to cup with a straw and guess the flavour.  These girls were competitive.  They chose some of the more complex  flavours in attempts to confuse their neighbor like pistachio and tart.  I mean, I don’t even know how to describe the flavour of tart other than tart.











Now came the best part of the whole part – waffles with yogurt and toppings.  As you can see the girls took the whole yogurt and toppings things to a whole new level while I settle for a simple, plain yogurt.  Miss K was tickled when she got a candle in a waffle.  Yup, no cake this year just overloaded  waffle-yogurt goodness and a happy birthday girl.

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To make it all better, we had all three grandparents and two aunts here to celebrate with a barbeque.  Cake?  Nope.  The birthday girl chose a frozen cookies and cream pie.  As you can tell from the photo, she was thrilled with her gifts and ranked the whole day as AWESOME!

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Happy Easter

What a fun weekend.  We went to visit my parents in honour of my mom’s birthday and Easter.  The girls were tickled pink that their grandma loved the Chinese style mixed fruit cake that they had picked out for her, and Grandma was delighted that her grandkids chose something specifically for her birthday.


The next morning brought a lot of sun for the Lion’s Club egg hunt.  Once the faces were painted, tattoos applied and balloon bunnies secured all that was left to do was wait for the whistle and then start the hunt.  Poor Katrine pulled her groin when skating  on Thrusday so she moved much slower than usual.  That said, there were so many eggs she had no problem getting some.  After some treats it was time to relax (or if you are Katrine put your leg up and ice.).  The weekend drew to a close with Easter baskets, egg hunt and some gifts.  We came back home with two happy girls.

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Better than chocolate!
Better than chocolate!































One of the highlights was looking over at the coffee table and seeing a basket of eggs.  Nestled in the basket were some eggs that brought back memories.  I remember Scott and I decorating them with rub on decals.  Made me smile.  Happy Easter!


Say hello to my ukulele!

Thursday we had a very excited little girl on our hands.  Thursday marked the first day of her ukulele lessons.  When I picked her up at after school care, she literally ran in and out of the classroom crying “It’s music class, it’s music class today.”  This continued until she was actually sitting down with her instructor. I think that the picture can clearly express just how excited she was.

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Once the class started she settled right down and focused.  Since the class she has been practising with Glenn.  We have a two month trial and we will see how it goes from there.