Sunday, 31 July 2011

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 5 years

Chancery – 2.5 years



Asher: “Today Chancery is going to read a book to us.”



Chancery: “The pirates like to siiiing, and plaaaay…”



Asher: “Chancery, I’m pretty sure that’s not what it says…”



Chancery: “Asher, I am the one who has the book, so you don’t know what it says.”



Asher: “But if you look at the words, Chancery, they don’t say what you said!”



Chancery: “You have read this book lots of times, Asher, so I thought you might be bored with what it says, so I made up something new for you!”



Asher: “Well, in that case, READ ON!”

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 5 years

Chancery – 2.5 years



Asher: “Today I am going to be a robot.”



Chancery: “Daddy helped Asher make this costume…”



Chancery: “It’s pretty neat, eh?”



Asher: “The robot has entered ‘sleep mode’.”



Chancery: “And now we’re awake again!”

Friday, 22 July 2011

Ever Had A Bad Dream?

Pchad’s on holidays for a few weeks, so we’ve been busy going here & there, doing fun summery stuff.  I’ll catch you up on our activities once we’re back to normal around here…


Here’s an amazing dance to tide you over!



Sunday, 17 July 2011

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 5 years

Chancery – 2.5 years



Chancery: “Do you think this is a piece of liquorice, Asher?”



Asher: “I doubt it.  Mummy doesn’t let us have candy in the livingroom.”



Chancery: “Well, that’s true.”



Asher: “But maybe we can have some candies later, Chancery.”



Asher: “When I went in Mummy’s room this morning, I asked her right away if I could have a lollipop.  She said no, but I’m planning on wearing her down over the course of the day.”



Chancery: “That sounds like a pretty good plan, Asher!”

Friday, 15 July 2011


Dairy Queen has always had good ads.  I think this one is particularly good.  It brings back the 80’s, doesn’t it?

Makes you start to wonder, what else could you fill a piñata with?



Thursday, 14 July 2011

Something Nice

Asher was in a complaining mood the other day.  After he woke up from his nap I told him, “We’re going to the beach!”


Asher: “I don’t want to go to the beach!”


Me: “Well, we are going to the beach anyway!!!!”


We went & the kids had a great time playing in the sand & the waves.  When it was time to go, I told the kids, “OK, time to pack up to go home!”


Asher: “I don’t want to go home!”


Me: “You didn’t even want to come to the beach in the first place, & now it’s time to go home for dinner!!!!!”


On our way home, I was beginning to feel quite hungry.


Me: “I can’t wait for dinner, we’re going to have chicken!”


Asher: “I don’t want to have chicken!”


Me: “Asher, you have been complaining all day.  I don’t want to hear you say anything else unless it’s something nice.”


Asher: “Please can I not have chicken?”


It wasn’t exactly what I meant, but I think he was beginning to get the idea…

Wednesday, 13 July 2011


Friends of ours were staying in cabins over the holiday weekend, so we went out to join them for dinner one night.



Chancery was having a hard time getting the hang of badminton.  I think she was confused about what the point of the game was.  She kept trying to put the racket through the net.



There were a few other couples who came out for dinner that night too, so we ended up having a pretty big crew.



Asher stole PChad’s chair & thought it was hilarious!  It was about this time that it was also pointed out that the two of them were matching.



Asher really enjoyed the watermelon



We ended the night with a campfire & s’mores.  It was a perfect day of ‘camping’.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Baby Chicks

We are part of a vegetable co-op this year.  It has been quite the experience for me, since I have to learn how to cook around vegetables, instead of making the menu based on meat.
The farmers we get our veggies from also have a few animals, & I took the kids out to the farm to see them last week.


Asher is at that stage where he really wants to hold, or touch any animal he encounters, but as soon as he has, he’s looking around for the next thing.

He enjoyed the chicks, but then he wanted to go ‘pet’ the chickens…

Luckily I could distract him by drawing their attention to the swingset.

And of course, who doesn’t love a tire swing?

Apparently it became more of a bucking bronco…

The kids had a great time on our little farm adventure.  I’m so glad they have the opportunity to experience a bit of farm life sometimes.

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 5 years

Chancery – 2.5 years



Chancery: “I’m waiting for Asher.  He went to get something.”



Chancery: “What did you bring, Asher?”



Asher: “It’s a list of things that I wanted to do the other day.”


Asher: “Can you read it?”

(hover the mouse over the picture for the text)



Chancery: “You are a pretty good writer, Asher!”



Asher: “Thank you, Chancery!”



Chancery: “You are WELCOME, Asher!”

Friday, 8 July 2011

Summer Girls

Just because I felt like it was time for an oldie… and it brings back a lot of memories!


Thursday, 7 July 2011

A Break In Tradition

Saturday mornings we always end up at McDonald’s for breakfast, but as the kids are getting older they seem to enjoy the playplace less & less.  Since it was pretty nice weather this last Saturday, we decided to head out to the Preserve Company for breakfast & a stroll through the gardens.



We were greeted by a few musicians near the parking lot



Followed by a brief game of ‘King of the Castle’



The hammock was put to good use



We spied some rare wildlife…



Took a run through the orchard…



And picked a few flowers (don’t tell!)


It was a great break from the normal routine, & the kids were sufficiently tired out after a morning of running around!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Summertime Has Come!

Last week I took the kids to an end of the school year party.  There were lots of activities for the kids, followed by snacks, & cake & ice cream!


As soon as we got there, Asher noticed that he could get his face painted.  He jumped in line & requested a tiger.



We also met some of our friends & enjoyed ourselves immensely!



Chancery had a good time with the bubbles.



Strangely the best part of the day seemed to be when the kids found the chalk bucket & loaded all the chalk back into it!

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Beginning Early

IMG_5864Asher received some lacing cards from my mom, for his birthday.  I got them out, showed the kids how to use them, & watched them go to town.



A few rules were added in along the way like,

“Don’t put the strings in your mouth.”



Asher got very into the project.



Hopefully in a few years I can get him to do the mending!