Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 30

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How does your garden grow?
It's been raining so much here that we don't have to water the gardens.
And the mosquitoes have been hatching in record numbers!
We don't usually have a lot of them around our place,
but the kids are miserable with itch this year.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

June 29

It's finally outside orchid!
I can't remember the name of this plant,
but I do know that it is an orchid of some sort that grows outside.
This spring I thought it wasn't going to come up,
but eventually it made its appearance again.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 28

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Thank you, Kayden, for the bubbles!
And a very Happy 4th Birthday!
We had lots of fun this morning (...and lots of sugar!)
But what's a party without some sugar?

Monday, June 27, 2011

June 27

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the Tug-O-War at school track and field last week.

June 26

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After a long, cold spring
the flowers are finally starting to bloom,
much later than usual.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

June 25

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Better late than never!
Posted at 11:59pm

Friday, June 24, 2011

June 24

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Ahhh...June 24, the last day of school.
And the kids like to give a little gift to their teachers.
So they set about writing thank you cards to their teachers
when Dustin showed me this, the card for his teacher.
Hmmm, what's he going to think about our crazy family??
Why couldn't he just draw a pretty tulip on this one,
just like he did for his female teacher???
(or a soccer ball? or a bike? or a can of Pepsi?)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

June 23

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On our best behaviour!

Wishing my Oma in Holland a very happy 85th birthday.
We would have loved to be there to celebrate with her and the family
just like we did 5 years ago, but unfortunately that is not possible this time.
Oma, may God bless you richly.
Best wishes from our family to you.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

June 22

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Burping the baby 'Reuben style'.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

June 21

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Happy First Day of Summer!

And all good things come to an end...
including the lending of a wonderful camera to us.
I'm hoping that my hubby is successful in fixing my camera
or we will be back to camera-sans-flash.

Monday, June 20, 2011

June 20

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Today at school, the kids are celebrating Canada Day.
They were so excited to dress up for the day!

June 19

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Happy Father's Day to the Dads in our life!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

June 18

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Welcome baby Chelsey!
We are so excited that we have a new cousin to play with.

Friday, June 17, 2011

June 17

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Happy Friday!
Really hoping the sun comes out today.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

June 16

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These pictures are self-explanatory, aren't they?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June 15

I came downstairs to have this come wheeling toward me!
Perfect fit huh?

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Dustin brought his journal home from school yesterday and I found this inside.
This is what is says...

In My Closet
                               Have you seen my white and yellow closet?
                               It has a light, white door with carvings.
                               Inside are all my little shelves.
                               And there's a good smell.
                              You'll find some school clothes, and blankets, and crafts.
                               I love to keep my closet clean,
                               I will because the maid is mean!

I asked him who the maid is...he said "You, Mom"
....And his teacher wrote "Nice!"

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

June 14

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Love is...
Having a brother to share little secrets with!

Monday, June 13, 2011

June 13

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On Saturday, Reuben was complaining that his foot hurt,
so Dustin offered to fix it...and a few others body parts!
Thanks Opa for the's come in good use already!

And a Happy 6th Birthday to Kayla!
Josie can't wait to come over today.

June 12

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Sunday morning I came downstairs and I felt like I was being watched...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June 11

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Today's project!
Can you smell the bark mulch??

Friday, June 10, 2011

June 10

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#1 of the year.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

June 9

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Yesterday Josie had the opportunity to be in the school project presentation with her babysitter Vanessa, who made her this beautiful dress.  Josie loves the dress, and wanted me to take some pictures of her wearing it.