The first part of this post is a thank you to two people who made my work day Halloween-tastic. Ms. B thank you for the gummies which will allow me to not steal from my kids. And then one of my awesome parents made a GF, dairy free cupcake special for me and it was delicious.
Last night I took Elspeth to the Halloween skate with a friend. They had a blast, got to dress up, skate and have some candy. What more could there be? It was a good end to a day with class parties and school parades.
The pumpkins are ready, seeds toasted and soon we will be off to trick or treat. Have a wonderful and safe night.
Here is our little with her brand new, fabulous drumstick cozies. Rainbow coloured no less!!! Look how happy she is. A great birthday present made by a great friend.
Both girls had events this afternoon so Glenn and I had to split up. Glenn took our Katrine to skate and she killed it. Watching the video she got on the ice wanting to win and that is exactly how she skated. Got her best score thus far this season!! Glenn’s phone was acting up so we only have the DVD he purchased but here she is with her medal.
Elspeth performed with her band this afternoon at the local theater. Last year she managed to do one set with them but this year she did both sets and the finale. There were a few times where she got lost but then she would look beside her and get back on track.
After a fun day out with some old friends we stopped for some lunch. They gave me the perfect chance to try Wahlburgers. I have wanted to try their burgers for a while but never had the chance. Yesterday I got the chance to try one of their burgers and it was mighty tasty as was the side of Yukon gold fries. Topped it off with their absolutely decadent truffle cookie and great company. Altogether it made for a wonderful end to a day out.
Well, our Elspeth may be small but she is turning 6 tomorrow. Can you believe it? Six. We marked this afternoon with a day out at the farm. And what a beautiful day it was. There was sunshine and a gentle breeze. An absolutely wonderful day in terms of weather made all the better with the addition of laughter and cherry pie.
The last two days were spent in a mix of family Thanksgiving and birthday moments. We were blessed to be able to celebrate with all of my family and Glenn’s brother. We will be able to spend time with Glenn’s mom this coming weekend when Elspeth performs with her band. In a way it is nice to be able to extend the time spent reflecting on all of the reasons that we have to be thankful and Elspeth is certainly not complaining about having her treats and gifts spread out over a few weeks. It is like the never ending birthday party.
Talking of birthday parties, the birthday fun actually began last weekend in the midst of our fair time. We had a tea party because that has been a favourite pastime over the last half year. One of the guest’s mother is a photographer and she took some photos for us. I have to say that she blew me away with her photos. They made my house look like something from pinterest when it really wasn’t too much. Most importantly though, all of the girls seemed to have fun which is very important given that this was the first party of the school year.
What is on tape for her actual birthday? Well melon and her favourite muffins for breakfast and a lunch made up of nibbles or as she says it “snacks”. After a dinner of pogos (her favourite while the rest of us will be eating more main stream), carrots and peas, it will be off to Sparks where she can share some glow in the dark goodies with friends before gifts and cake at home. She should go to sleep with a smile on her face.
Katrine? Well she worked Elspeth’s party and is eager for our next trip to the bookstore to spend her salary. Plus, she has been spending a lot of time working on a science project. The finished product is pretty impressive. Very proud of how much time she actually put into it.
And we will end with a photo of Glenn because he doesn’t get enough time dedicated to him on our blog and this is a really nice photo of him.
Fall is here!! And with it comes the fall fair. The girls had a lot of fun getting their entries together over the summer. I even got in on the action this year but don’t get excited because all of the Heather created things lost (it was nice making things alongside the kidlets though). One of the highlights for Katrine was making pastry alongside her Grandma by hand ’cause we don’t use no fancy tools; we do it old school. Elspeth? Everything was a high point for her. Heck, the day I was too take in her entries she was asking to make just one more craft.
The fair experience was great. Of course we just had to watch the Super Dogs show because those are some talented puppies. The kids loved the fair food and going through all of the buildings. This year we did something a bit different – we went to the midway. You see, little missy is finally tall enough to go on at least a few rides without her adult. Man was she thrilled to ride the Jumping Frog. Katrine? She chose to play a game instead of going on a ride.
Prizes? Oh, we got some of those. Three of my antique entries placed!!! (Yup, mama won for things she didn’t make!!) Katrine brought home three first place ribbons as well as quite a few other ribbons. Elspeth got one first place, and about 10 other ribbons. Plus, she walked away with a lovely plaque as the high points winner for Preschool. Not a bad start to the weekend.