Thursday, December 12, 2013

Why Eat The Orange?

When you can just eat the orange peel!! :)

Well I thought that tonight would be a good time to give everyone a bit of an update, it's bee awhile.
Winter is officially here! The temperature has been really cold for the past week or two so we have been spending our days inside. Once this cold spell is over I hope to let the kids play outside, before the snow gets to deep.
Last week Josh and I went out to the city to watch some curling and do Christmas shopping. We had a lot of fun, it was nice to have some time just to ourselves, thanks to Josh's parents for taking the kids!

The ice got finished up this week so we had our first hockey game on Tuesday. I had a lot of fun, although I'm really rusty, due to missing out on all of last season. :)

The kids are doing great! They did all get colds this week, but they seem to be getting over them already, which is wonderful! We have really been enjoying having Josh inside more, the kids love it, and so do I! We don't get as much work done, but thats what Winters are for! :)

Andrew and Makayla play together all the time! I never see one and not the other, and now that Brendan is sitting they will often get out their toys and play around him, which he really enjoys (as long as they don't get to close) :) Brendan is growing so fast! I just got out all the 12 month clothes yesterday, I can't believe how fast he has grown from a little baby to a boy with his own personality. 
I am so blessed to be the mom to these 3 precious gifts!!

Tomorrow we are heading over to my parents house to do some Christmas baking!! And that will bring us to the end of this week, leaving us with just one more week before Christmas. Right now we have plans right from the 23rd to the 26th and another gathering on the 29th and one more pending, so it's going to be  a busy time, but so much fun! I can never get enough family time, it's so precious.

Well I think that's all the news I have for now. 
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year!!

Monday, December 9, 2013

On Cold Winter Nights

Popcorn is a VERY special treat at our house. And when it's cold and snowy outside, theres nothing better than a bowl of fresh warm popcorn and the smiles and giggles of happy kiddos.

Careful measuring and dumping.

Happy babies are so much fun!! :)


Ever so intently!

Saying cheese!!

Ready to go!!

Happy kids!

A kiss for his sister.

All 3 blessings.

Popcorn = goofiness.

Their tummies are full, my heart is full!

Saturday, November 23, 2013

My Baby growing up…

At 6 months and 4 days Brendan started sitting, he really, really likes it!!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Christmas Shoe Boxes

We have been packing shoe boxes for a few years now, usually I just do it, but his year…. Well I had 2 little ones that are all into presents now since we just celebrated birthdays, so I thought I would get them to help me, and teach them about giving.
They had a lot of fun and for the rest of the day whenever Andy saw the boxes he would say, those are for little kids who don't get any presents. I hope that they will have learnt at least a little something, It is never to early to teach our kids to give.

We watched a youtube movie of kids opening their gifts, that got them excited to get started.

Ready to fill the empty boxes.

Picking out stuff to fill the boxes.

The boxes all ready to go.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

The Terrific Twos!

We celebrated another birthday at our house on Sunday, Makayla Faith turned two, such a wonderful time in a child's life, so much learning, so much growing and in the case of Makayla, so much loving to do! :)
Makayla is  such a precious little girl, she brings endless smiles and laughter to our family, she is very smart for her age and a quick learner. She as a mind of her own, which she doesn't mind sharing, and she has a soft spot in her heart for babies, especially her little brother.
Kayla, you are such a special little girl, we are so blessed to have you in our lives!
We love you Makayla Faith!!

A few things about Kayla:

She likes to help in the kitchen, like really likes to help! :)

Makayla loves her cousin Hailey…

 and her brother Brendan…

and her brother Andrew. :)

She loves her uncles.

Makayla loves to help, and she's really good at it!

She likes popcorn a whole lot!!!!

And she enjoys the water.

 Kayla LOVES her Daddy with all her heart.

She loves to smile her goofy smile. :)

We love you Kayla, you are a treasure!!