Thursday, February 28, 2013

February 28

Holding a baby bunny for the first time. 

Even though this little bunny looks like he's having a bad hare hair day,
he's still so cute.  What a difference from two weeks ago!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

February 27

I was out for a walk today and all of a sudden I heard
a swishing sound behind me. I turned to see this Cooper's (?)
Hawk snatch another bird out of the grass along the road. 

Take a look at the size of it's prey!
And he seems pretty proud to show it off too!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Secret Sister Reveal

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For the past year I've been getting sweet little gifts, cards and other wonderful
things from my secret sister.  Next week is the big reveal:)  Oh, the suspense!
It's been a great year and looking forward to doing again in the coming year.
If you are reading this and you are part of the 'secret group', hope you've all
told SK that you are coming so she knows how many people to count on....
plus it's going to be a lot of fun!!  (and please carpool if at all possible).

February 26

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My girl...

Monday, February 25, 2013

February 25

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Trying out his brother's fireman hat.

February 24

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Posted this picture on Saturday.
That evening there was a knock on the back door
and there stood my niece Kim with a box of this for me!
Apparently I hadn't checked at Holland Shopping Center.
Thanks so much, Kim!  It's delicious!!!

Edited to add: and Josie just came home with a bag full
of tea bags from her friend Amy's Mom.  Thx Lianne!!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

February 23

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Pure deliciousness!!  Pickwick Zoethout tea...
Unfortunately I haven't been able to find this in Canada.
Anyone know of a place to get this??
Do tell!!

Friday, February 22, 2013

February 22

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Thank you Secret Sister!
What a wonderful surprise to find this in my mailbox yesterday. find a good hiding spot for them...

Thursday, February 21, 2013

February 21

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Reuben and his preschool class had a trip to the
Popkum Fire Hall this morning.

The highlight for him?
Spraying over the four orange cones with the fire hose!

The question most kids had?
Why are the fire trucks at this station not red?

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

February 20

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This is what Blake found so interesting in yesterday's picture.
The p**p truck.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February 19

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What could be so interesting outside??
Anyone want to guess?

Monday, February 18, 2013

February 18

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Couldn't believe the bright colors on this house finch.
Is Spring just around the corner???

February 17

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Found this in the bathroom...

Saturday, February 16, 2013

February 16

This morning, the kids built a bat box with the Young Naturalists' Club
bat box building workshop.  As a group, we built eight boxes,
four of which will be erected in the Great Blue Heron Reserve
and four at the Camp River Wilderness area at a later date.
  I've always been a bit creeped out about bats but after this morning,
I think we are going to build our own boxes to encourage the bats
to come to our place!  If one bat can eat 600 mosquitoes in one hour,
bring them on!!  Very interesting morning.

Edited to add...
We even made it into the local newspaper!!

Collecting our supplies. 

Counting out the necessary screws. 

Screwing our bat box together.

Roughing up the center post.  The rougher the better.
This makes it easier for the bats to crawl up and cling to.

Screwing the roof at shingles on.  It's very important to have sealed seams
to keep the heat in.  The warmer the box, the faster the babies will grow.

Painting our finished bat box.
Each bat box can hold up to 300 bats at a time!!
Bats are endangered in our area because of the fact that there is very little
'housing possibilities' for them.  By building and erecting bat boxes,
we will encourage bats to repopulate, and thus helping us clear the air of
pesky mosquitoes and other insects.
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Friday, February 15, 2013

February 15

Never know what you'll find in a rusty old car...

Two young boys practicing their driving skills:)

Thursday, February 14, 2013

February 14

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Happy Valentine's Day!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February 13

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Four little hairless baby bunnies.
Can't wait until they are cute to look at and to hold:)

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

February 12

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Higher than Mt. Cheam!

Monday, February 11, 2013

February 11

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Recently the kids spent a few hours at Opa and Oma's house.
Thinking they might go for a walk,
I asked the kids if they wanted the old camera along.
Of the 50+ pictures they took, this was the only one that wasn't blurry.

February 10

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

February 9

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What a surprise to find this on my kitchen counter this morning!
Thanks Murphy and Murphy's Mom...
Every last bite will be savored...Mmmmm!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013

February 8

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The weather was so nice yesterday afternoon.
So spur of the moment...I loaded the kids' bikes in the back of the van
and off we went to the Rotary Vedder River Trail for a walk/bike ride.
Next time maybe I should plan a bit better...
some toques and mittens would have helped.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

February 7

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'Sending' you a bunch of happiness.