Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

It was chilly but without snow, despite you believing that as a snow princess you could make the white, fluffy stuff appear. But your costume was a hit with all who saw you. And we had three pumpkins: a Tinkerbell, an evil one and Jack Skellington. And then there's all that chocolate, chips and candy. My tummy already hurts from all the loot you've eaten since we got home...

Thursday, October 22, 2009


We were stripping you down to put on your pajamas last Wednesday night when we saw something quite curious on your torso. While there weren't many, maybe a dozen, it looked like it could be only one thing - chicken pox! In an age where all kids are immunized against the spots, we were quite surprised so we kept you home from school on Thursday and took you to the doctor. One look at the then quadrupled spots, he said, "Yes, those are chicken pox." And that was that. Keep you home until they all scabbed over.

"Nana, I have chicken spots," you told her when we got home.

But you weren't even that uncomfortable and your energy was boundless, jumping and posing incessantly in your Halloween costume. By Tuesday, they'd all but disappeared as quickly as they arrived so you were back at Amy's yesterday. And school today, just in time for orange day and to pick up your school pictures!

Awww, your first school picture. Too cute.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Hopefully it wasn't the last nice weekend

Last Saturday, you, me, Dad and Nana went to Pumpkin Hollow to go through the corn maze and get some pumpkins. It was a beautiful Saturday morning in the more than beautiful Lumsden valley. We took a tractor ride out to the maze, you answered all the questions right to get us out of the maze, you went on a tractor/barrel ride, played in the corn box (alternative to sand), rode the horse swings, went on a pony ride and ended it all jumping into a big pile of hay. All in all, it was an awesome way to spend a couple hours. And thank god we did it then because it's been cold and rainy ever since!