Santa Claus Parade

This year the local parade became a night time event and both girls were able to participate.  Katrine with her school band who won an award and Elsepth with the Brownies.  A bit chilly but a lot of fun.

I had the honour of walking in the parade as well, as a parent helper.  Thank you Sparkly Owl!
I had the honour of walking in the parade as well, as a parent helper. Thank you Sparkly Owl!
Katrine is in there somewhere.
Katrine is in there somewhere.

Remembrance day

Here are some photos taken by a proud mom.

You can just see her feet from the concert on Friday.  She is playing with a full Sally Ann band as well as her pipe band.
You can just see her feet from the concert on Friday. She is playing with a full Sally Ann band as well as her pipe band.

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Getting ready for the parade.
Getting ready for the parade.

Fall Update

I know that the blog has not been updated for a while but now we are back on line so it is time for some updates.  Between back to school and sickness we have been a bit out of sorts.  I also thought that I had completely lost my camera for about a week (with about 345 photos on it) which literally had me in tears until Katrine found it in a place I had checked twice (my hero!). Hopefully that is the end of that and we are moving on to good things in this new month.  Now, what have you missed?

Obviously, there was back to school.  The girls enjoyed their summer but I think that they were both happy to get back to school and see their friends.  September also brought our yearly trip to the apple orchard and the Autumn Moon Festival which meant waaayyy too many moon cakes for the girls.  We also celebrated our nephew, Charles’, birthday with a trip to Medival Times which was lots of fun as well as gluten free for me!!  It also meant the start of Brownies for Elspeth and two months in, she is LOVING it.

Moon Festival
Moon Festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October started with Markham Fair where a lot of our gluten free goodies placed in the top ten.  Yippeee!  Most importantly the girls had fun doing the baking but come on, when gluten free goes out and kicks some gluteny butt, it is pretty darn exciting.  I also entered this year and brought home a second place for my GF chocolate cake which tasted heavenly but needed better icing.  Of course, Elspeth turned 7 but that is another post.

Markham Fair
Markham Fair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We were also lucky to be able to go to the convention center when the special Lego show was in town.  The girls both had a lot of fun and walked out of the building with sore finger from building so much Lego.  It really got Elspeth’s creative juices going and she has been Legoing quite a bit since.

Apple picking with mom.
Apple picking with mom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aside from Halloween, that has been our month.  I will say that I am very proud of how the girls dealt with me being so ill for like two weeks.  It messed with the normal routine.  Thank goodness I have been blessed with them and Glenn because it could have been a lot less pleasant.

 

Ice Cream Taste Test: lactose free vanilla bean
Ice Cream Taste Test: lactose free vanilla bean

Miss E is now 7!!!

Can you believe it?  7  Wasn’t that a while back?  Well yes but it has been a “fun” month full of a mix of wonderful items and not so fabulous items.  Elspeth’s birthday falls into the wonderful category.

She had a lot of fun at her princess birthday party with her friends.  There were games, crafts and laughter to be had by all.  She also loved her ice cream cake (block of ice creams covered with cream and sprinkles made for a simple yet declicious “cake”).  She had more birthday fun over the Thanksgiving with our extended family before it was her actual birthday.  I think that one of her favourite presents was the new penguin hat and mittens.  Got them just in time for the switch in temperatures.  Happy birthday sweetie!

...lemon pie for another.
…lemon pie for another.
Brownie for one celebrations and...
Brownie for one celebrations and…
Easiest ice cream cake ever.  Bar of ice cream covered in whip cream and sprinkles and voila!
Easiest ice cream cake ever. Bar of ice cream covered in whip cream and sprinkles and voila!
All ready for her princess party!
All ready for her princess party!