Monday, April 29, 2013

April 29

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Someone's singing for his supper!!
Mr. American Goldfinch wants fresh nijer seed I'm thinking.
So happy to see that these cheery birds are back.

April 28

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Wood Duck Story: Chapter 2 (see here for Chapter 1)
Looked out the window this morning to see 3!! male wood ducks in the slough!!
(3rd one by the arrow).  They were and fighting with each other.
Then one of them went in the nest box, came out,
and a while later the female came out and swam away with one of the males,
with the other males following close behind, trying to pull out a few tail feathers.
This could get interesting yet:)

April 27

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So excited to meet our new little cousin/nephew Jordan!
Congratulations Geoff and Melissa, with the birth of your baby BOY!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

April 26

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I was wondering where these two were hanging out.
I found them behind the shop playing with this.
They had poured about 2 litres of orange juice in the gas tank.
Funny that it didn't roar to life!!!

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 24

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Mr. Froggy is sure good at playing dead.  He had the kids completely convinced...
But after we took a really close, good look, we noticed that he was breathing!!
Josie's convinced she's going to take him to school tomorrow.
Hope her teacher doesn't care:)

April 23

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Loving the sunny weather this week:)

Monday, April 22, 2013

April 22

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Chocolate Lasagne
The best lasagne you'll ever try!!

Stir together and press into a 9x13 baking dish.
  36 Oreo cookies, crushed (I used my food processor)
  6 Tbsp melted butter
Cool in the fridge while you do the next step.

Mix until light and fluffy:
  1 - 8oz pkg of cream cheese, softened
Add and mix well:
  2 Tbsp cold milk
  1/4 cup sugar
Stir in:
  1 1/4 cup Cool Whip
Spread over crust

Combine and stir until it starts to thicken:
  2 small pkg instant chocolate pudding
  3 1/4 cup cold milk
Spread over cream cheese layer.
Rest for 5 minutes so the pudding can firm up.

Spread remaining Cool Whip (remaining from the 1 tub) over the pudding layer.
Sprinkle 1 1/2 cups mini chocolate chips over the Cool Whip.
Cool for 4 hrs in the fridge before serving.

April 21

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Remember the wood duck nesting box Rich made last year?
Well, a pair of wood ducks found it this year and has started laying eggs!!
Everyday they come together, she goes in the nest box while the male (pictured here)
swims up and the down the slough in front of our house.
So exciting!!!  Hope we will be lucky enough to see the little ones soon...

April 20

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Josie got another turn to take Barnaby home for a few days.
Here she's quickly writing some more in his journal before hopping on the bus.

Friday, April 19, 2013

April 19

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Reuben was so excited to make Papa lunch on Wednesday...all by himself.
He happily delivered Kraft Dinner to Rich in the shop.
Thursday lunch....he plunked a box of ...Kraft Dinner on the counter,
filled a pan with water, turned the stove on...and made lunch for Rich again...
this time with a few wieners to change things up.
Rich didn't have to guess who made his lunch again.
Then today at lunch, I heard Reuben coming with a box of KD again.
You can imagine the bawling fit he threw when I said no.  I'm sure Rich will thank me.
The aspiring cook is planning to surprise his whole family with gourmet lunch tomorrow though.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

April 18

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Dear Secret Sister...
You made my boy's day today.  He couldn't quite believe his eyes when he came home
from school to find a birthday gift waiting for him from you.

Thanks also for the beautiful stepping stone and the yummy jelly beans.
We have been so spoiled...again!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

April 17

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No words needed:)

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

April 16

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Happy 10th Birthday Dustin!!!

Monday, April 15, 2013

April 15

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Adah, you made Josie's day today:)
She misses you too...
See you in May:)

April 14

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I see Banana Bread in our future:)
Took all the overripe bananas out of the freezer, thawed them,
blended them, then scooped it into ziploc bags and put them back into the freezer.
Now all I have to do is take a baggie out, thaw it in warm water and make some banana bread:)
Takes up a lot less space in the freezer this way.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

April 12

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Feeding caterpillars to the Happy Man
on the Rotary Trail by the Great Blue Heron Reserve:)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

April 11

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Dustin went on a field study to Cheam Wetlands with his class today.
It's serious business, recording producers, consumers, decomposers,
herbivores, carnivores, omnivores, and keystone species. 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

April 10

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Blake ate his entire supper with one hand on his car.
When I went to take a picture, he pulled this funny face:)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

April 9

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Painting day #1...

April 8

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Playing trains

April 7

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Making cookies:)

April 6

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Dussy throw the ball SO high!!

Friday, April 5, 2013

April 5

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This was waiting for Rich on his alarm clock when he went to bed last night.
The story behind this?
Josie showing that she wasn't impressed that Rich watered down her juice.