Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 31

Spending time with Blake after being at school all day.

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I love that monkey face that Blake is pulling!!

Monday, May 30, 2011

May 30

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Blake sleeps anywhere, but if there's a beating heart to listen to,
he loves it even better.
Cuddling with Papa last night.

And today we send out a very Happy Birthday to...
...Uncle Ryan
...Auntie Linda

May 29

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Happy Birthday Gramma!!!
And Happy Anniversary Gramma and Grampa!!!

We hope you had a wonderful day
and we pray that you will be blessed with many more years together!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 28

Here is a story that Dustin wrote in his journal on the way to Costco last night.

Enjoying some raspberries.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

May 27

Teddy and Teddi sitting in a tree.
First comes love....

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 Things in trees...some are more unexpected than others!

And in Babyville...
Is sleeping from 11pm til 6am considered sleeping through the night?
I'm thinking so!!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

May 26

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Blake has got to be the Master of Sleepville!
He can sleep anywhere...including in the bath!

May 25

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Now that I can access my blog again, here's yesterday's post.

We finally worked up enough courage to try this 'stuff'.
Sure hoping it will do the trick!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

May 24

So what do you think?
Is my baby gaining weight??  Huh!
Look at those cheeks...oh so kissable!
And those hammy hands...love them!

Monday, May 23, 2011

May 23

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Happy Victoria Day!
The kids are happy to have a day off of school...
and the weather is nice enough to spend the day outside...
planting bedding plants
pressure washing
playing in the sandbox
among other things!

May 22

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A man's best friend
Photo taken July 2010

Saturday, May 21, 2011

May 21

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Oh Reuben, how I love thee!
He's been feeling the presence of the new baby more than any of my kids.  He's used to spending days together with just me when the older two kids are in school...and he's trying to be really tough about this...but sometimes it hits both of us - hard.  Reuben, you are so sweet!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

May 20

My day today is filled with...

taking care of my sweet baby's sore bum (did I ever tell you that I hate thrush??)...

seeing this wonderful garden when I look out my kitchen window...

seeing evidence in my bird house of nest building...

seeing Reuben nurture his love for all things living...

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seeing this sweet baby that fills all my time lately...

Oh...I've been so blessed!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

May 19

Reuben is hired to 'do' Josie's hair

Trying to get a 'normal' picture

Josie presented me with this bouquet

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Josie will take any opportunity to hold and take care of Blake.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 18

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Here's Blake, doing what he does best...sleep!

The night before Blake was born...of course...my camera flash started acting up.  So this morning I took it to London Drugs to see if they could tell me what was wrong with it.  I am so sad to say that the guy told me I may as well buy a new camera because it's not worth the $$ to fix it.
Sniff, sniff, I love my camera though!
So I am using my camera without flash for now...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

May 17

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Blake's birth announcement and thank you cards were made by my Mom.
Thanks Mom, for a beautiful job done!
Check out her blog mariahsdesigns.blogspot.com

Monday, May 16, 2011

May 16

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May 16 - my due date...
but we've been blessed with Blake for 13 days already.  How sweet he is!
But I can't believe we are dealing with thrush already...he's not even 2 weeks old yet.  Really hoping that it won't drag on for months like with Reuben when he was a baby.  Sigh...poor baby...
PS if you have any suggestions for getting rid of thrush...effectively...leave a comment, I'm open to ideas.

May 15

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This is one of my all-time favorite photos.
Photo taken June 2009.