Monday, September 27, 2010

Blue and the sky

The sky was so beautiful tonight that I had to grab a few pictures. It is amazing how something as simple as my family playing outside in this beautiful sunset really puts things into perspective.

This and that

So one of the best things about being a kid is tents in the living room. With our last couch, we could take apart the cushions and create a fort but not with this couch...tent. Owie chilling with his bad self and mommy at Jurassic Forest this weekend. I think I have been there every weekend since it opened. An annual pass is definitely in my future.
This weekend we went to the Edmonton Valley Zoo. Ultimately, it would seem that I pay admission for the petting zoo, train ride, merry go round and ice cream. He always looks for the elephant and she is always gone. This weekend, most of the animals were gone so it was just Owen and I playing Where's Waldo in all the cages. I need to take this poor kid to Calgary.
Jon has started guitar lessons and he is really into it. He practices every night. The guitar is really big and he needs a smaller one but I am waiting to see if this lasts more than one month.

scapbook page

I call this page "Roslyn"

I am posting this page for Roslyn. I have "scraplifted" my style from her. Previously I was known for stickers and die cuts...that is it. I never would think outside of that. Thanks to Roslyn's idea of doing what feels right and her many supplies that she donated to me, I am able to think outside the box and create what I think is one of my personal favourite pages.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sciene Experiments

Science! Jon loves his science projects so quite regularly we are doing science of some sort in our house.

Here is Mel, Jon and Braden being all mad scientists.
I am feeling so sick right now. I have a head cold and all my muscles are aching and that isn't helping my leg at all. I have another scan scheduled on the 28th and we will go from there.

BUT being sick doesn't stop me from trying to spend as much time creating memories with my boys when we can. I think that is so important as I want them to feel loved and look back and think that they grew up having a great life. Don't get me wrong...they annoy the crap out of me at the best of times and I am not one of those moms who think everyday is a blessing...there are days when I would give anything to be able to just jump in the car and go instead of packing snacks, juice boxes, ensuring that Jon is wearing underwear, finding "dirty" and where did Braden leave his right shoe just to go around the block. :)

This weekend we went with Mel and Quinn to the Jurassic Forest as they have never been before. The boys loved it as much as before. What a great place!
Don't Mel and I look scary???!!!! We are dinosaurs in case you couldn't figure it out.

So cute guys!

Holy cow, look..they are all looking at the camera and they are all smiling! There is a god. I really love my family! I would be just as happy being completely broke as long as I had my family. Everyone is completely different and yet we are so similar. Currently we are all living under the same roof and that can be very challenging especially for my poor Boris. He is doing well in a household of all Marleaus. I know days he feels like he is outnumbered but we all love him tremendously and don't know what I would do without him in my life. I love you Boris.

Last night we had a Scene It Marathon...boy did I miss the Dalby's last night as that used to be our Sunday night thing. The world was topsy turvy as Melody won Disney Scene it and you won't believe it but I won Music Scene it. It was hilarious...I won and I only got one question right...the final question was a Jessica Simpson question. Muahahaha....I thought Boris and Melody were going to blow up with surpise.

Monday, September 6, 2010

My Surprise 35th Birthday Party

So my wonderful husband worked really hard at planning a great surprise birthday party for me and it was this weekend. I was completely surprised! I was so thankful for people coming to my party. I don't have a huge group of friends but the ones I do have, are very close to my heart even if I don't see them often.

Look at this incredible cake Michelle made!!!!