Saturday, May 6, 2017

Brendan is 4!

My baby boy turns 4 today!
Where has the time gone?
I still so clearly remember the day he was born.
We had waited and waited and he was worth every day of it!
Such a cute little kid he was (and still is)
Brendan you brought a lot of change when you joined our family, going from 2 to 3 was the hardest time for me, I didn't seem to have enough hands to get the work done.
But looking back now I wouldn't trade it for the world!
Our families helped out so many times in so many ways and I was able to just sit and hold you.
And when I look back at pictures now I cant believe how you've grown up!
That time, though not the easiest was so very special!
You are getting to be such a smart kid!
I cant believe you will be starting school next Fall!!
Being your teacher will be an adventure!
You're personality is so cute!
We love you're facial expressions and how serious you take things and into everything you get!
You put your whole heart into life and living, and its a joy to watch!
God bless you in the next year Brendan!
We love you so much!

Meeting their baby brother!





3 weeks old 



3 years old.




Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Is it Spring Yet??

Her Brothers and sister went to play outside.
She was rather sad about the fact that she had to stay inside.
So I opened the door for her.
She was very happy to see the sunshine and the outdoors!
She kept calling for the puppy to come!


The snow is melting!!


Puppy!!!!



Thats the look of pure excitement!!


The puppy came!!!!


 She is one happy little girl!!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Wedding Work

Almost 1 month ago, January 28, my sister Rita married the love of her life, Frank.
It was a beautiful wedding, which I don't have pictures of cause I was to busy being at a wedding, and went off without a hitch!
But no wedding is complete without it's fair share of work.
And I love getting ready for weddings, it fun and its pretty!
Rita had asked me to be in charge of the decorating, and she made it easy for me, by getting together all the stuff she wanted, all I had to do was put it on the tables. :)

They invited 300 people so we got an early start.
Randy and Brendan making many trips in the elevator (maybe more than they needed) to bring everything down stairs.


Rita starting with setting up tables.



We set up 30 tables.


Next came the table clothes.


And then folding napkins. Ruth had found a really pretty way to fold them, so I let her be in charge of getting people to help her. :)


They folded.


And folded.


And folded!


Meanwhile we got the table runners and centre pieces on the tables.





Then the dishes.



The finished tables!!








The it was snack time!!!


 After that we headed up stairs and got the sanctuary ready.



Raechelle and Sophia waiting for the rehearsal to start.


Flower girl and ring bearer.


Singing names.




Guest book attendants. With super cute smiles.


Saturday, February 11, 2017

Christmas gathering the Third

We were all going to gather at my parents for the day on the 26.
Starting the morning with brunch, then games, hockey, supper and gifts.
But the night from the 25 to the 26 it began to snow and blow.
And it snowed and blowed hard!!
When we got up that morning Josh went out to see how the roads looked;
It took him awhile but once he got back we decided that it wouldn't be a good idea to leave now.
So we settled in for a relaxing snow day.
By 4 in the afternoon the weather had cleared up, and all the other family members were making their way to mom and dad.
So we asked to borrow the truck, got it loaded and headed out.
The roads were a mess!! We plowed through many snow drifts, but we made to my parents by 5.
And it was nice to see everyone. 




We set up a hot chocolate bar and got supper ready.


After eating the guys went out for hockey and the kids and the ladies played games.











After everyone made it back inside it was time for gifts!!!!


Janelle and Grandpa.


Brendan


Sophia


Kayla




Taylor


Andrew


Admiring what Grandpa got.


Stools that my brother built.


Matching toys.



Sophia got a puppy.




Much to Taylor's delight!!





We all ended up staying for night and brunch the next morning. It was a really fun time even though it wasn't exactly what we had planned.