Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Our little Architect!

I came upstairs to find Lilly making her track designs. She didnt have enough piers so she went to the Tupperware drawer and figured out how to make her own! Here she is testing it out. Note she also used left over tracks to hold up the other side. I was amazed at her ingenuity!
Look at that!

Here is an aerial view of the track in progress. She also used the bridge in her design. No help from Mommy on this project. See the strategic use of buffers as well in the project. We cannot have the trains running off the end of the track. :)
More testing of the tracks to see if the trains run smoothly. I wasnt sure a year ago when we started to buying this Thomas stuff what would come of it, but this is well worth it!

Mr. Strong and Sensitive

All I could say was, "awwwwwww"...

Snow snow and snow...

There doesnt seem to be a shortage of this stuff this year....

Events in November 2008... yah I have been busy :)

I took the kids to Remebrance Day at the cenotaph this year. It is really important they know about this. Above is part of the parade of flags and below Lilly is wearing a photo of my Grandfather who served in WWII. He passed away this year.

This is what happens when you mix 2 kids who watch Bob the Builder, and Daddy not being fast enough putting the groceries away... Palisade of Pop

Sunday, November 2, 2008

First Hair Cut!

Cutting the pony tail!

Oh my gosh, my baby's baby-hair is cut off! I got to keep it though.

She was quite excited!

The finished "do". What a cutie!

I decided to run in and see if I could get my hair done or at least make and appointment. They could take me right away - lucky! Then Lilly says, "I want my hair done too!"

I made sure that she was serious and she was. This is the result! No fear and she was quite thrilled with herself, being a big girl and all. She had a great time! It was a suprise, but it was so much easier brushing her hair tonight.

*sniff* my little girl is getting to be so big!

First Snow Fall

Ahh the first bit of snow... ok we've had enough it can go now. Although the kids were so thrilled to see it! (until they realized that snow suits were part of the deal!)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Kids say the darndest things PART II

We were driving by one of the car dealerships in town and from the back seat I hear:

L: That drives me NUTS!
M: (surprised) Lilly, what did you say?
L: Cars on the grass drive me NUTS!
M: Cars on the grass drive you nuts?! (think to myself, where did this come from?)
L: Cars should drive on the road, not on the grass. They have to be safe, on the grass is not safe, if you were going to the french fry place (Mcd's) and cars were driving all over the place that would not be good.
M: (trying not to laugh) I agree, cars should be on the road. Good thing that you noticed!
L: yeah.

We tried this later with Daddy in the car and a "set-up" from Mommy - Daddy got a good chuckle too!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Kids say the darndest things

Before I get into this I should provide some background to this story. A little while ago Drew was fixing our gate and needed to use the screwdriver to get the large screws out that held in the hinges. His faithful and ever-present assistant Lilly was close at hand learning as much as she could about screw drivers and associated hardware. It should also be noted that Daddy-dear is the best "fixer" in the world according the Lilly and should anything be broken she is optimistic that Daddy can and will repair it. Too bad we cant all add this to our resumes huh?

I was a little worn out the other day and just needed a few minutes of shut-eye while Lilly played trains and Aidan was napping. True to her inquisitive nature Lilly had to come and ask me if I was all right. I explained that I wasnt feeling well (tired) and just needed to rest and take a break for a bit. Here is the conversation that followed:

L: Mommy are you ok?
M: Yes, mommy just wants to feel better. I need to rest for a few minutes.
L: You feel bad? Daddy can help you. He is a good fixer.
M: That's good sweetie (trying to get her to go play)
L: Daddy can screw you, you know.
M: (eyes open in surprise)
L: Daddy can screw you to pieces and then you will feel better fast. He is good at screwing.

My nap ended there... as she proceeded to explain how to screw things... with the screwdriver...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Our little girl... Princess Hard Hat

Well... at least she's well-rounded in her interests. The versatility of a 3 year old... I had to share these photos, they are just too cute.
Hey Grandma, the dress fits, it's just a little long but it's great! I think the wand will get more mileage than the dress though! :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

More big machines

How lucky can you get! Cheap entertainment at its best!

Fun at the airport

Daddy got to go on a plane recently... the kids loved the planes! Watching the plane take off was fantastic!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Big machines!

Friends and big diggers!

View from up here!

Nothing beats the entertainment value of big machines and construction! We've had a lot of it this year! Woohoo!

Our boys...

Only three weeks apart in age - they get along quite well. Here are Aidan and Zach (aka Zoodle) having a great time together.

Summer Bliss...

Carefree, warm, and play play play! I guess we all get to re-live our childhoods through our kids. What a terrific gift.

You guys are too funny!

Kids will be kids and wreck the couch, or make "nests" out of any and all blankets they can find!

Bakers Assistant

Aidan likes to be in the middle of things in the kitchen. Here he is helping with clean up or was it taste testing? The thing is I cant remember what the heck it was I made, only that is was really good... if I remember I'l update it.

What a cheeky little boy huh?

A boy and his bear...

Thanks to Auntie Eden, Aidan now has a new friend in Howey the Bear. Howey was built at the Teddy Bear Workshop. He is quite soft and cuddly. He sleeps in Aidans crib and gets his share of hugs!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Aunt Eden Visit: Departure... we miss you

Waiting for the train to come. Checking out the tracks at the station and watching the level crossing down the way.

Auntie Eden about to board the train. Wow we are so close! Lilly was surprised at how "loud and stinky" the train was. Aidan was scared whenit pulled up to the station. Lilly has been carrying around her train book that Eden gave her all day!

Bye Bye Auntie Eden! Thanks for the visit! We miss you already. Hope that you had good train ride!

Lilly was surprised at how empty the station was when the train left! She wanted to know where all the people went!

Aunt Eden Visit: Doon Village

Here we met a cow named "Lily" as well as sheep, pigs, chickens and goats!

Aidan enjoying the view of the barnyard. Both kids are fascinated by the animals there.

Lilly and Auntie Eden out side the general store.

Aunt Eden Visit: Mountain trek

Auntie Eden came to visit this summer and we got to do lots of things together! Here is the trek up the "biggest hill" We had a lot of fun!