Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Pictures from Auntie Kathryn's visit

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Auntie Kathryn and a very tired Joey!
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Alex at the Calgary Zoo

They're a little late but here is a picture of Joey and his godmother Kathryn and a great closeup of Alex courtesy of Joey our little photographer...Aaron thinks he'll be working for Playboy when he's older...you wish Aaron!

Last weekend Auntie Kathryn and Jeff came to Calgary for a couple days and we had the pleasure of their company for Sunday dinner and then they graciously offered to take both boys to the zoo after Joey came home from school Monday. The boys always have fun with Auntie Kathryn and it looks like they'll be seeing a lot of Jeff in the years to come and they've taken a liking to him. (I think the feeling is mutual.)

Today was a crazy day! We celebrated Zeke's birthday and had a little party, poor Zeke, he ate lunch then opened his presents, had some birthday cake, ran one lap around the dining room table and barely made it to the bathroom to throw up. I think it was a combination of too much activity/excitement and too much food.

I also talked to the Dayhome Registry to find out about pricing and rate increases and was asked if I was interested in taking over for Lonni. Tammy and Lonni volunteer to operate a registry so people can phone either of them and access a database of over 250 dayhomes in our area. Isn't that crazy? So, it looks like I may be replacing Lonni, she's done it for 2 years and needs a break. Everything is on computer so it shouldn't be too hard, just answering the phone calls, questions and emailing information. Maybe I can just sign up for a year. I didn't give a definite yes or no but said they could keep me in mind. They're trying to organize our next meeting asap. so I guess I'll find out then. Like I need another project! Oh well, it'll put my organizational skills to the test!

Monday, January 30, 2006

We survived another Monday!

After Joey having those two extra days off I think he was looking forward to the school bus coming this morning almost as much as I was!
We've got another busy week ahead! Tonight I headed over to Lucie's for a quick intro to blogging. Good luck Lucie! A lot of it is self-explanatory so I think it's a lot of playing around with it to see what all you can do.
Tomorrow is Zeke's birthday party and I have yet to make his cake, wrap his gift or whip up a card for the little guy. I'm sure by 7 o'clock tomorrow morning it'll all be done though. Thursday is another seminar at Joey's school for 'advocating for your child' and then it's Friday again, thank goodness, a busy week seems to go by faster than an uneventful one! Aaron has Tuesday, Wednesday off so he'll be around to help with the kiddies, although I think he may try and take Joey tobogganing by himself. Joey could have kept tobogganing last time we went but Alex was tired and cranky so we had to leave, this way Joey and Aaron can have some fun together.
I think my goal for the month of Feb. is to dust off the digital video camera and start putting it to good use. I keep thinking of all those times when I should have been taping it....better late than never, right?!?

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Our visit to Alix

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Joey the ballerina - just kidding Aaron-
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Kirsten and Kacie
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Joey sticking his bum in Kirsten's face - sorry Kirsten
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Kyla maxin' and relaxin'
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Alex and Kacie playing barbies

Apparently Alix isn't as far away as I thought. It was two hours from my house right to Tina's which isn't too bad.  We left at 8:30 and were home for 4:30 although Joey kept telling me that he was staying at Kacie's house.  Sorry Joey, maybe when you're about ten years older... Alix is a cute little town, I'm not sure what the population is but it's definitely small, there's a Food Town instead of a major supermarket and there's no name-brand restaurants and there's no Tim Horton's...I don't think I could do the small town lifestyle, I'd probably be driving into the city every other day.  Tina's actually a city girl as well but she's adjusting quite well I must say and the kids seem to love it there.  I suppose we'll have to visit more often than once every six months!  Thanks for the visit guys! (And as mentioned earlier the next blog is Tina's picture for you Steve get a good look now because I'm sure I'll delete that post by the end of the weekend! I'm sure you'll understand why when you see what I look like. Ha Ha!)

This one's for you Tina!

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Lesley, Dusty and Debbie
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Allan, Les, Nicki,Debbie,Tina,Sean,Dusty,John, Jen
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This is Tina's favourite outfit...never got it on film to prove though...
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Lesley and Baby Calvin
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Cal's 1st trip to Calaway Park with Cindy, Sean, me and I think John or maybe Mark?

Alright girlfriend as much as I hated to post the nasty pictures of me I thought we should show Steve the dominitrix in his little lady....notice the handcuffs Steve?!? Tina , if I would do this on just a regular average day could you imagine what I'd do to you at your Stagette, Bridal Shower, eek...wedding day?  The phrase "Tina and Lesley Kickin' It Old School" comes to mind...Maybe things are good just the way they are, hey?  Just kidding! We wouldn't want to give your mom a heart attack would we? Although I'm still going to send you the bridal magazines...we can hope can't we?!?

Friday, January 27, 2006


What a long couple days it has been! Poor Aislynn had a viral infection in her mouth and has been quite contrary which makes it hard on the other kids. But we all survived.
Heather came to babysit tonight so I could sneak away to the Partylite show, I was disappointed with the cash and carry table, all that was left for candles were ball candles which just aren't my thing. I think they look funny when you burn them and what's the point of having them if you're not going to burn them. They also discontinued a whole bunch of fragrances that I like although they have brought in a few good ones. But I think I still got sucked into putting in another order, if you spend $50 you can buy a set of three mini jars for $5 and Carrie will through in a dozen tealights too. I can't pass up a bargain like that now can I? Don't answer that Aaron!
I managed to get most of my housekeeping done tonight so I think we're off to Alix first thing in the morning. I phoned Tina to see if I should bring the boys toboggans and apparently there's no hills in Alix so I think I'll just bring snowpants in case they feel like playing outside, it's supposed to be 6 here so hopefully it'll be close to that at their place. The kids haven't seen each other for a while and I think they'll need to blow off their energy outdoors for awhile.

Sorry it took so long Mom!

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Well my scanner is having a few issues today so I didn't even attempt to do the suckers. The top two cards are the Valentines ones for the teachers and friends. The first one was the rubber cement on glossy paper technique and the second is kind of scrapbookish with some dimensional dots under the hearts and crinkled paper.  The bottom two cards are from class. You can't buy the love definition stamp that size anymore but there is a set of four small definitions which would probably work the same and are going on my wish list.  You can't really tell but the heart has glitter fused on with the heat & stick glue.  The second card is the scratch and sniff lemonade card/pocket. If you lift the flap up there's a package of lemonade tucked inside. Apparently you can do it with cocoa too. 

Some people just have too much time on their hands don't they?

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Yeah! Our Ralphy Bucks Came Today!

What a nice surprise to find $1600 in my mailbox this afternoon! I'd heard that they were going to tax the boy's cheques but apparently they didn't. We didn't make any big plans for the $ except to go towards our holiday so hopefully that'll cover the car rental, insurance and gas. Aaron's hoping to rent an SUV, he's still bitter about me picking the Windstar over the SUV. Men don't get over stuff like that too easy do they?
Today was a very busy day with all seven of the kids...complete chaos at times but for the most part it was managable. I'm sure I'll appreciate my Friday night pick up time by the time it rolls around. Heather has graciously volunteered to watch my boys tomorrow night so I can pick up some more candles for everyone. I'll be shopping for H, myself, Mom and Leanne, which means it could easily turn into a couple hundred bucks in Partylite.
The boys and I are planning a trip to Alix to visit Tina, Steve and their three girls. I think we haven't seen each other since they babysat for us in August for one of the weddings we went to, so we're long overdue! I think any other time we've tried to hook up my kids have been sick or we've been away when they've come to the big city. Aaron's got a guys' night with Phil after work on Saturday to go to a hockey game.
Aaron also met Joey's teacher this morning for parent-teacher interviews and got a glowing report about our Joey. Apparently his speech is coming along really well and he's quite the social butterfly. We've got a few goals to work on until June and I think we'll be able to meet them. So far Joey's met and passed all of the goals set for January. We've enrolled him for Kindergarten at Providence so he'll get the same door-to-door bus ride which he seems to enjoy. Providence is in the process of finding a facility in the deep south for all of the kids in our area. That would be nice for Joey to not have such a long bus ride!

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

We've just about made it through 'hump day'!

I've successfully finished my cold and passed it on to Aaron and the boys are starting to get runny noses so I'm sure they'll be next.
I feel like I have a million things to do and in a short period of time but that's the chaos I'm good at...Valentine's Day isn't too far away and before it hits I have to make 8 fancy cards for Joey's teachers/helpers, 17 cute cards for Joey's classmates and 10 cute cards for the dayhome kids from Joey and Alex, and then cards for their cousins and friends...that's not even broaching the Valentine's crafts which I do with the dayhome kids. I haven't even planned those yet and one of the providers in our dayhome registry wants to swap ideas next week, so I better get my butt in gear!
Today we hit plus 13 in the afternoon so we played outside for most of it, I'm hoping that the fresh air will help put the kids to sleep faster. I can dream can't I? Tomorrow and Friday there's no school so I'll have Joey and Danny all day, and it's only supposed to be plus 4. I guess it could be a heck of a lot colder, all of our backyard snow has melted now and there's no snow in the 7-day forecast so I'll be putting the tobbogans away for now.
Aaron's working prayers Friday night and works this weekend so I won't be going to Carrie's Partylite cash and carry 1/2 price sale. Sorry Mom and Heather but I can't see myself bringing the boys with me, not if I want to be invited again next year that is. But Aaron's an optimist and said 'just look at how much money you've just saved?' Well, where's the fun in that Aaron? My candle collection's running low, only about 12 dozen tealights left, and I wanted to pick up some cheap gifts to go with the teachers chocolate hearts. Might just have to do Starbucks certificates.

Who are you trying to kid Dad?You suit being bald!

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 Well, here it is...the good, the bad and the ugly. Just kidding Dad!  I was looking for a closeup of him with the bald look and came across our group picture from the night we went to Jubilations with Uncle Paul, Auntie Cheryl and Amy.  What a fun night! Amy was even a good sport and danced up onstage for her 'birthday'.

Monday, January 23, 2006

We rocked the night away!

What a great concert! There were two opening bands that I can't remember (they weren't that good) and then Live played opening for Nickelback. I think Live was just as good as Nickelback. Their lead singer had some cute dance moves...for a rocker that is...And what's a concert without Marg, Aaron's co-worker, an enthusiastic old-school head banger bopping the night away. I think that with the exception of Fleetwood Mac (because Mom and Dad went with us) Marg and her boyfriend Steve have gone with us to every concert at the Saddledome. And at each and every concert you can count on Marg headbanging and jumping around for the entire time. It makes it fun to say the least!
Hope Hillary Duff is just as fun for you guys down East! I'm already checking out what the next concerts are coming this way...

Sunday, January 22, 2006

We finally broke in the tobboggans!

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Finally!  We got an inch or two of snow Friday and it was +6 out today so we decided to take advantage of the snow before it all melts.  Tomorrow is supposed to be +8 so I don't think the snow will be here for too long. 

The boys really enjoyed their tobboggans and after a few rides down they were ready to try it on their own.  Of course Aaron and I would have to walk down still to help them bring their sled back up. 

We have a man-made tobboggan hill in our neighbourhood so now that the kids are old enough I think we'll have to visit it more often,  I think we've only been twice this year.

On another note, I've been working on a little project trying to research the local dayhome rates just to see if I'm still in the right price range.  Well I was in for a HUGE surprise!  Apparently the going rate is now $800/month.  Can you believe that?  When I started my dayhome two years ago it was $500-$600 so I thought $550 was good....well...now what do I do?  A $250 price increase isn't very fair to the parents but then I don't want to be selling myself short either...something to think about...

Saturday, January 21, 2006

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Obviously I'm still working on the pictures!

Here is the one of the Johnston grandkids (except the MacLean boys).  Tammy, Hike, Heather in back, Angie, Me, Allison and Krista in  front.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Yes boys, you're grandparents were pretty cool!

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Phew! I've finally finished scanning all of the pictures Mom gave me!  It only took about two hours to do but now I have to crop and label everything...which could take a while.  And I have come across more pictures of Dad and some siblings from when they were kids so I'll try and post those for everyone.

This is one of my favourites though! I think in ten or fifteen years time we'll have to pull it out and show Joey and Alex how cool Nannie and Papa were, although hopefully they will still be pretty cool.  I hear Dad's kicking motorcycle tires again...

Auntie Kathryn is coming for dinner Sunday with her boyfriend Jeff,originally we were going to go out for a grownup dinner but haven't been able to track down a sitter so it'll have to be a whole family event and then Monday Kathryn and Jeff have volunteered to take the boys to the zoo once Joey gets home from school.  Bless their hearts!  That's our Nickelback concert night so the boys should be good from Grandma and in bed by 7:30!

Have a great weekend everyone! Aaron's working so I'll be hanging wallpaper border in the kids playroom by myself...or trying to anyways!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

I think I'm losing the battle with the terrible 2s!

I don't remember Joey going through this phase but then again I was pre-occupied with a newborn at the same time.
This morning while the kids and I were counting out their three fig newtons Alex looked up at me and says Mommy, I want 9 please! So, I thanked him for saying please but explained that they have a 3 newton limit because along with their little cup of applesauce they'd be too full for more cookies. Wellllllllllll, that was the wrong thing to say because he started shrieking I want 9 cookies and he kept counting to 9 in a very loud almost screaming loud voice. But, I wasn't going to give in to him (or so I thought). The minute I had my back turned on him he collected 6 other newtons from his friends and when I caught him afterwards with all of these newtons he quickly licked them all and said I told you 9 Mommy.
This sounds totally like something Heather would teach him! Maybe not purposefully but he picked it up from someone!
And the bullying...I'm just glad Uncle Henry has a tough little Madison because it sounds like her and Alex could very well be two peas in a pod!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

I've had my Stampin' Up fix for the month...

What a fun night! I almost forgot how much I enjoy my Ladies Nights and lucky for Aaron the boys were good and in bed by 8 o'clock so he pretty much had the night to himself to do his thing.
Cindy is visiting tomorrow with Brooklyn and Mackenzie so that'll give the boys some playtime with their cousins and will give me some adult conversation!
Joey has a new friend in his class named Alex. His teacher says they play together, sit together and run around together...this could be Joey's first best friend in the making...he talks about him afterschool, I think, it is a bit confusing with his little brother being Alex as well.
Last week Alex wouldn't answer to his name, he decided he was now 'AJ' (Alexander Jacob) although he pronounces it 'IJ'. It was so funny! I'm not sure where he comes up with these ideas, he's way too smart for his own good some days!
Joey seems to be adjusting to his new smile! He was quite proud to show off his loss to the bus driver this morning, I'm not sure I was quite prepared for there to be such a large gap though. His tooth didn't look that big when it was actually in his mouth still, I'm sure I'll get used to it just in time for the other front one to fall out!
So, in the end Aaron and I compromised and the Tooth Fairy gave Joey a new I Spy book and a cool wallet with the chain attached and a new $20 inside. And you know what Joey said...nothing...he didn't seem to understand any of it, all he knew was that he got a new book. I'm sure we could have skipped the $ and he would've been okay with it. But traditions have to start sometime...
www.splitcoaststampers.com is a good stamping site for you to check out Mom for card ideas!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Another milestone for Joey, another gray hair for Mommy...

Here is Joey's first picture of him without his front tooth! At about 4:55 this afternoon (right before my dayhome pickup time) Alexander decided to knock out Joey's tooth!
It wasn't a simple knockout, the root was jaggedly broken off and then Joey split his lip during the whole experience. So, I phoned the dentist and my friend Jacquie from next door so I could drop off Alex because Aaron was still about 30-40 minutes from being home, and off to the dentist (yes, the Doogie Howser dentist) we go.
So, a quick extract of the root and xray to confirm it was all out and we were on our way home.
This is not how I planned my Monday to turn out! Now I just have to convince Aaron that Joey doesn't need a crisp $100 under his pillow...

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Sunday, January 15, 2006

Mom and Dad are rocking the night away as we speak...

They're at the Bryan Adams concert tonight which reminds me that Aaron and I have date night coming up to go see Nickelback and Live. I can't wait! Last year was a good year for concerts, we seen Nickelback, Godsmack, Aerosmith, Metallica, Rod Stewart (Aaron didn't go to that one) and Fleetwood Mac with Mom and Dad. That's one thing that we enjoy, going out to listen to some good loud music! Aaron's work has seats in the 13th row so we get a chance to buy the tickets from his boss before Ticketmaster tickets go on sale so we don't have to sit in the nosebleeds.
We had a great weekend at the Beck's cottage, we arrived about five minutes before they even got there so they were very surprised! We didn't get any snow while we were there so we went walking down to the campgrounds/river and checked things out down there. The boys even checked out a hockey game on the ice. Both boys outgrow their winter boots already, we didn't realize it until we went on the big hike and they wanted to be carried half of the way home. So I had to buy them another pair of new boots for this season...could be worse I suppose it could have been outgrowing all of their winter gear at the same time, it was hard enough finding the right size boots. This happened with Alex last Feb, so I really should have known better.
I'll have pictures to post shortly...
Only two more sleeps to Stampin' night...I swear I'm having withdrawals...

Thursday, January 12, 2006

TGIF Tomorrow!

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What a week, potty training came to an abrupt standstill when poor Alex broke out in a diaper rash from the soggy underoos...our goal is August so we've given ourselves lots of time!  Aaron and I went to the Hitmen Game Wednesday night with Sheldon and Leanne, Hitmen won, YEAH!  Although to be honest Leanne and I only go to socialize and people-watch.  Heather came over to visit all of the kids today and we went Costco shopping.  Now that Christmas is over I think I'm spending more time waiting in lines there, but it's Costco, that says it all. I still have to watch the CBC Avian Flu documentary from last night, Mom said it's pretty scary, I'm not looking forward to it but I'm thinking that I'll need to get my head out of the sand sooner than later.  I think we're off  to the cottage to surprise the in-laws tomorrow night for a weekend visit.  Unless you're reading this Deb and in that case SURPRISE! (I've got lasagna, breadsticks and caesar salad for Saturday's dinner)  We had a lice scare at my dayhome this week, luckily it turned out to be nothing but just the thought of it has me itching...at least I've got boys so if need be I could give them a #2 special...as long as I don't get it we'll be jussssst fine!  Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

High School Reunion...Do I Dare?

Well apparently it's been ten years this spring since I graduated from high school. I got an email from an old classmate Jen asking if I was going to the reunion and I didn't have an answer for her. It's not until May/June so I've got some time to ponder (lose the extra baby fat, which we all know isn't really baby fat but are too polite to say so) or time to make up some fabulous excuse of something way better that I'm doing on the same night.
Mom went to her 10 year reunion and said it was a good time, I think she must have won the "person most travelled award" because in the army she must have been cross-country twice by then. Ha Ha.
Oh well, I have lots of time to make up my mind and change it again.
I'm back in the stamping game soon enough! My next class is next Tuesday and although it was only a two month break it really seemed much longer. Christine (my stamping teacher) is also starting up a Ladies Bunco Night which I've been invited to, I've played once before but with ladies I didn't really know all that well so it wasn't as fun as I think it should have been. We'll see. Aaron's been wanting to start up a Poker Night but has been dragging his feet so I think I'll have to take on the project and get it going for him. He sure needs some time with his dogs to unwind ( Where my dogs at Dad?)
Potty training has taken a little break, Alex broke out in a huge rash tonight from the wet underoos, apparently Joey had tougher skin than Alex did, but we'll keep trying...one way or the other he will be trained by the summer!

Monday, January 09, 2006

We seen the 80s Jen, this is the 90s Les...

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Those were the days of tight black clothes, black nail polish, lots of silver jewellery, and bright red lipstick...this isn't as bad as the Boy George look but a close second...

This picture was taken in front of Nannie and Papa's house on Heath Court in Newcastle, this was the summer of my 'bad girl' days when Mom and Dad sent me to my grandparents to stay out of trouble...I think it backfired though because if memory serves me right I met some guy at the Tim Horton's and he ended up moving to Kingston...it was a good try though Mom and Dad!

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Day 2 of P.T. and I haven't given up...yet...

Day 1 wasn't so great, one pee standing at the toilet and a whole bunch of wet waffle underoos. I almost re-considered the whole training thing but then remembered that Joey was slow on the get go but by the end of the week he had it down pat. Day 2 was pretty much the same as yesterday although Alex just didn't give himself enough time to get down his drawers for the most part. We'll see what Day 3 has in store for us and it's also a social week, we're celebrating Brian's birthday Tuesday (so that includes a car ride in underwear-I'm cringing just thinking about it) and then Wednesday is the Hitmen game so hopefully Grandma won't mind the possibility of soggy pants.
The boys and I had a nice relaxing weekend, Aaron went back to work yesterday and jumped in full force with a visitation tonight and prayers Monday night...back to the same ole, same ole I suppose. Although he said two weeks wasn't long enough. So, the kids and I hung out around the house, Alex got a haircut before bath time tonight and that' s about it. It's not too often that we do nothing, but I sure enjoyed it!

And eventually Mom will get around to figuring out pictures and will post Dad up on stage at Jubilations...it really was a Kodak moment!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

My potty training nightmare has begun....

And we're off to a badddddddddd start! Joey woke up in the middle of the night climbed into bed beside me and let loose, this is only the third time he's wet the bed since being potty trained a year ago so I can't really complain but at 2 in the morning, it's just not a good thing.
Alex is excited to be wearing those little waffle underoos (they're so sissy looking), but hasn't quite made it to the toilet in time yet. Hopefully by tomorrow things will start to look a little drier! Our goal was to have him trained by the summer but he seems ready now so we thought we'd (which really means I'd) give it a try.
Aaron's back to work today and not too pleased about it but he sure did enjoy his two weeks off, sleeping in, staying up late...

Friday, January 06, 2006

Who else has a blog?

Hello everyone, as I was perusing Jen's blog I came across that Auntie Anne has a blog, so now I'd like to know what it is so we can all check out what else is going on, in that end of the country...don't hold out on us...
Jubilations was a blast, Dad was up on stage performing stunts and H and I went up for H's birthday and my un-birthday.
I think Mom will have to do the pictures from tonights event...
It's been a long night and Joey has a dental appt. at 7:30 tomorrow morning,what was I thinking?

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Only 3 days of vacation time for Aaron then it's back to work...

The skating idea didn't happen this week, it turns out that all of the stores in Calgary are sold out of the wee skates (that's fine with me) so we'll have to wait a little while longer. I don't mind the boys learning to skate but I think it would be better to do them one at a time, after all there is a 2 year difference between them.
I've got all of my housekeeping done and am ready for the next round of guests. And while doing so I found some Christmas presents that I had hidden...I bought the boys animal flashlights from Costco and Alex had found them before Christmas so I moved them upstairs and lo and behold that's where I found them tonight. At least I'll have a new toy to occupy them when we all go out tomorrow night...I don't mind bribing my kids...

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Happy 30th Birthday Heather!

I know your big day isn't until Thursday but I had to seize the opportunity when I had it...so...you can hate me for it and get over it by Thursday night!
For the most part I think I picked out some very flattering pics of you! And for the others...well...paybacks a bitch like Mom said. On the upside I managed to not include any bathtub pictures of you as a baby! But due to bad planning the pics are in reverse order...c'est la vie.
Can't wait for Jubilations night. I bought you you're birthday girl ribbon to wear with pride, tee hee...
Happy Early Birthday to you Candice! It's nice to have someone to share your day with (right Uncle Paul) and for those who didn't know I share my birthday with Kelsey. There's your useless trivia for the day!

The Early Twenties....

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This one's easy August 13th, 1999....
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I think H was 22 for this look...
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New Year's Eve in Cold Lake...
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Nannie, Heather and LeeAnne...

The Teenage Years...

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Heather at 18-ish...
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This was in Kingston, so Heather's about 17...
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This is a tough one to figure out...by my hair colour I'm guessing H is 20 here...

The childhood years...

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H in grade three I think...
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H when we visited Nannie and Papa's house way back when...
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Heather at her communion ceremony....

The Grandkids with Granmere

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The childhood years...

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H in grade three I think...
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H when we visited Nannie and Papa's house way back when...
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Heather at her communion ceremony....

Oh Baby Baby....Guess Who?

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This is our little Heather...30 years ago...
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Heather the gymnast!
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Heather and I when we lived in Kingston the first time...

Monday, January 02, 2006

Surprise! Happy 50th Birthday Mom!

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Here's Mom and Dad on Mom's High School Reunion night...
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Mom driving her shiny new Saturn...it's another red one...
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Nannie, Mom and LeeAnne at my wedding reception...
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Mom wearing high heels...that so never happens....
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Oh look...it's another red one...and Mom and Dad...
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October 11, 1975...who are those good looking people....
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The newlyweds cutting their cake...
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Christmas of '78
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The bride and groom again....
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Mom and her first grandson Joey...
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Mom and cousin Gary who is now 22 I think...
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Mom and her new son-in-law Aaron
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A younger MacAulay clan....

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This was about fifteen years ago...
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Mom and Heather and cousin Nicholaus at Julian and Tara's wedding...

That's all folks! Thanks for joining me in the trip down memory lane...Mom may get even at a later date...although I did put the Boy George picture of me in this mix so she can't be too upset with me...

Have a wonderful 50th birthday Mom! You have accomplished a lot in these past years...you managed to put up with Dad for over 30 years...you raised two great girls...you have a hand in raising your two grandsons...you have a lot to be proud of!

I've posted this two days early Mom's actual birthday is January 4th but she'll be here visiting so I wanted to be sure I got this down without her interfering or deleting. Ha Ha!