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March Break Bowling

Oliver had a super fun hockey tournament in dartmouth over march break, which created some time to fill in between games.  We had a super yummy brunch/lunch at cora’s.
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Then we went bowling!  Emery was visiting nana and papa so it was just the four of us, but we rocked it!  We bowled for a while and then spent a little time in the arcade (spending $15 to win enough tickets for $1 worth of candy).  It was a fun few hours and a good way to pass the time.

Eleanor’s form progressed as the game went on.  Thank goodness for bumpers is all I have to say.

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happy birthday to me

This year, my birthday weekend (because everyone deserves at least a birthday weekend) was a road trip to NB.  The goal was to watch the Superbowl with my dad, but it had a whole lot of added perks!

Like a sprinkle donut break on the road.  20170204_100352Like lovely artwork by these two lovely ladies.  20170204_181938Like a little music-making, a visit, and cake with family.20170204_201002Like a little snowfall.20170205_160759Like snow angels with this angel.20170205_163744Like a little snowy outdoor fun with this beauty (and a few silly-faced selfies).  20170205_163851Like snowy follow the leader.20170205_164427Like a cheering buddy for the superbowl.20170205_172639_014Like watching the superbowl with this guy.  He might not be a cheering buddy when it comes to the patriot, but he’s my favorite guy to watch football with!  20170205_174455

Hubby and the kids also had cake for me on Friday night, so I guess I would call that a pretty full birthday weekend!


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Sunny day

Yesterday was a beautiful sunny day so the kids and I headed to a playground in our subdivision.  It was cool but we all warmed up kicking the soccer ball around.
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Even Eleanor got a few goals in (her brothers miiiiiight have been helped out a bit by letting a few slip by them, but they still count!).  20170102_135637

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The selfie including Oliver didn’t work out but I got one with these two cuties!!  20170102_135931

We went home and warmed up with some hot chocolate and super mario brothers!


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Volcano!

One of Emery’s Christmas gifts was a kit to build a volcano.  Over a couple of days Emery built the volcano and put the plaster strips on it.  Then he and Oliver painted it (working very well together I might add).

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It was a fun project and Emery got to build it from the beginning, which I think he really takes pride in.  And the volcano is still intact so we can erupt it again if we want!


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New Year firsts!

Nana and papa visited after Christmas and over New Year’s … it was a visit full of firsts!

Papa wanted to go geocaching.  He has heard us talk about it and was curious to see how it worked, so we went for a walk to find one.  It was a big box but there wasn’t much inside of it.   20161229_162549

We were the barker’s beauties cheering him on.  20161229_162542

Oliver had his first hockey tournament last week – four games over two days.  He got these new “dressy” clothes to use for his hockey games.  I can’t get this kid to put on jeans for school but he proudly dresses up for his hockey games!  20161230_111753

On New Year’s Eve we curled in a family bonspiel – nana, papa, emery, and I.  It was a lot of fun.  Emery has never curled the full sheet of ice and had to use the heavy rocks, but he did great.  I think he used some of the skills he has learned in the Ice Cubes program and learned more about the game.  20161231_101141

We had a great visit with nana and papa but today we are all back to normal business!


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Emery turns 6!

Emery … you are 6!

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You are our sensitive-but-sometimes-feisty, cautious-but-sometimes-impulsive, thoughtful-(okay-always-thoughtful) six year old boy today!

Your imagination is big and you are super creative.  You like reading and writing (especially writing) and crafting.  You love all the typical boy things – vehicles, minecraft, star wars – but will sit and play dolls with eleanor too.  You love playing with your siblings – you’re so loving.  You take pride when you do something well and wear it all over your face.

Here are some more things about you as you turn six:

  • You are a Beaver!  You look forward to Wednesday nights and seem proud to put on your uniform!
  • You are so great at reading – english and french!  You get more confident with your reading every day.
  • You started curling this year and have been killing it!  I hope you stick with it.
  • You still like snuggling from time to time.  We have big hugs, a secret kiss, and a song at bedtime (my favorite time of day).
  • You do have your moments when you fight back (to us and your siblings).  We correct it but part of me is glad you stand up for yourself.
  • When playing in minecraft, you surprise me with the things you build – they are so creative!
  • You like words and sounds and you often rhyme or pick out funny sounds within words.

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This year we gave you the choice between having the typical big party at our place with your friends or picking two of your best buddies for a sleepover and going somewhere special.  You chose the sleepover so we took luke and akshat to the indoor trampoline park, mcdonald’s, and then back to our place for cake and ice cream.  It was so much fun!

And of course we had our own mini celebration here today.  Regardless of how we celebrate, my goal is always to make you feel special… and I’m pretty sure we managed that!  

Love you to pieces… Mommy

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Halloween 2016!

My spooks!

Oliver knew months ago that he wanted to be a zombie hockey player.  He was a little hesitant when it came time to put on the makeup but loved it once it was on.  20161029_161505

When we first started talking about Halloween, Eleanor said she wanted to be a “sca-wee witch”.  Then it was a princess.  Then it was Elsa.  Then it was an “elsa baby princess witch”.  So I went shopping for her by myself!

I don’t know about scary but she is about the cutest witch I have ever seen!
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