Monday, 31 October 2011

Just In Case You Ever Wonder -Review

A few weeks ago, I was sent a copy of Just In Case You Ever Wonder by Max Lucado to review.  Today Chancery & I sat down to read it together.  She really enjoyed the illustrations, & I enjoyed the theme of the story, that the child’s parent will always be there for them, & that they are glad that God placed the child with them so that they could teach him about heaven.


I did think the market for this book might be a bit narrow since it is clearly written for Christian families.  The first few pages talk about how the parent was there when the baby was born, & will continue to be there as the baby grows.  That is something that will resonate with all parents.  Then it starts talking about how God placed the child in this family in order for him to learn about God & heaven, I thought that it’s a good point to make to those growing up in a Christian home, but won’t be very applicable for others.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 5 years

Chancery – 3 years



Chancery: “Asher has a fan that he made.”



Chancery: “I also made one, but I lost it.”



Asher: “She may have lost hers in a car, like this one.”



Chancery: “Do you really think that’s where it is, Asher?”



Asher: “Or maybe the car ran over it!”



Chancery: “Then it would be a car fan!  Ha, ha!”



Asher: “Sometimes Chancery’s jokes don’t make sense, but I just laugh anyway…”

Friday, 28 October 2011


Math is a subject close to my heart.  I have always loved it, & at one time I had planned to teach it.  This video introduces a new way to think about mathematics…



Thursday, 27 October 2011

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far…

Chancery & I were picking out her clothes for the day awhile ago, & I chose a pair of pink cargos pants, & a tank top for her.


Chancery: “Am I going to church today?”


Me: “No, not today.”


Chancery: “Then why am I not wearing jeans?”


I love that she figures that if she wasn’t wearing jeans, she’s dressed up.  Just like her Mum.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011


I’m a big fan of comfortable clothes.  Being warm is at the top of my list of priorities when I get dressed in the morning.  Hoodies are a winter staple.  I’ve got a rainbow array of them in my closet.


I was telling PChad the other day, that I was looking for some nice long-sleeved t-shirts to fill out my wardrobe, but I didn’t want plain ones.  I want them to have a bit of a design on them.


“Why don’t you look for something nicer than t-shirts?” he asked me.


“Well, then what would I wear with my hoodies?” I replied.


He responded, “Exactly.”

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 5 years
Chancery – 3 years
Chancery: “Asher, I like your bucket!”

Chancery: “Do you think I could put my ponies in it?”

Asher: “Hey!  Daddy hijacked our pictures!”

Daddy: “I just wanted to have some pictures too!”

Asher: “Did you see my bucket, Daddy?”

Asher: “I can put all kinds of cool things in it!”

Chancery: “Like ponies!”

Friday, 21 October 2011

I’m Looking For A Post…

I love reading the signs people post on posts.  But it’s even better, when people take the time to post gems like these…  enjoy!











Thursday, 20 October 2011

Strange Dreams

Chancery has been waking up the last few nights, crying in the middle of the night.  The first night I went into her room, & it took a bit to get her awake enough to stop crying.  Once she finally figured out I was there, she said, “I don’t want to have a time-out!”


I assured her that she had been dreaming, & she didn’t have to have a time-out.  She just laid down & went back to sleep, easy-peasy.


Last night, she woke up again, & I went into her room.  She looked at me & said, “Asher dropped a book on my foot yesterday, & he hurt me!”


I asked her if he did that in her dream, & she replied, “No, he did that yesterday!”


I assured her that it probably wasn’t on purpose, & now was time to sleep.  She promptly laid down & went back to sleep again.


While I’m not thrilled at being woken in the middle of the night, I am glad that it’s so easy to get her back to sleep, & it’s a bit funny the things that wake her up!

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 5 years

Chancery – 3 years



Chancery: “Asher is still finishing his breakfast, so I’m just sitting here waiting for him.”



Chancery: “I picked out my two toys to show you today…”



Asher: “I didn’t bring any toys, so I’ll take this one, Chancery.”



Chancery: “Asher tried to take my toy away from me!”



Asher: “Now I have my own toy, Chancery, so I will leave yours alone.”



Chancery: “Thank you, Asher for not taking mine again!”

Friday, 14 October 2011

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Dancing Fools

I think the kids may have been watching Barbie movies a bit too much…

I just love their dancing terminology!

Monday, 10 October 2011

I Hear Noises At Night

Asher has a habit of trying to read books in his pitch-black room after we put him to bed at night.  So, about 15 minutes after I got the kids in bed, when I heard him talking (he reads aloud), I figured he was reading.  I went upstairs, opened his door, & turned on the light.


“What are you doing?” I asked.


“Just singing a little bit, and praying to God,” he replied.


I couldn’t really fault him for that, so I just said goodnight again, & quietly closed the door.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 5 years

Chancery – 3 years



Chancery: “I’m looking for treasure!”



Asher: “Do you think you’ll find any here?”



Chancery: “Of course I will!  I just need to look for it!”



Asher: “Well then, continue your search!”



Chancery: “I found some!”



Asher: “You think I’m treasure, Chancery?”



Chancery: “Of course, Asher!  You’re the best treasure ever!”

Friday, 7 October 2011

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Big Plans

My friend Sarah took a trip to the States a few months back, & came back loaded up with treats we can’t get here in Canada.  She brought me things like Nutter Butters, Cap’n Crunch Berries, & Kix cereal.


Asher decided to veer away from his standard bowl of oatmeal for breakfast, & had tried Honeycomb, but this morning, he asked for Kix.  I asked him, “Are you enjoying your bowl of Kix?”


Asher:  “Yes.  I want to have Honeycomb tomorrow, & Kix the next day, & then Honeycomb, then Kix… until I die.”


Me: “Well, that’s not going to work, because you can only get Kix in the States, so once this box is gone, then we won’t have anymore.”


Asher: “Well, then I’ll just have Honeycomb, then Kix, until the box is gone!”

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

It’s A Lonely Gig

After I picked Asher up from the bus stop yesterday, he told me, “I think my bus driver feels lonely when all her customers are gone.”


Me: “Well, maybe she gets to go home & see her husband after she drops all the kids off.”


Asher: “Well, maybe, but I think she misses all her customers.”

Monday, 3 October 2011

Return Visit

After my parents left, they boarded a cruise ship with my Aunt Joyce & Uncle Winson, which had a stop in Charlottetown.


Chancery & I got to spend the day as tour guides, showing them a bit of the Island.



As we were waiting at the harbour, Chancery met a friend.  She went up & asked the Mountie, “Where’s your horse?”  He chatted with her for a few minutes until Grandpa & Grandma arrived with Uncle Winson & Aunt Joyce.



The weather was nice, but cool, so after an obligatory stop at Tim Horton’s, we were off to Green Gables.  Chancery kept asking, “Where’s Anne?” but we never saw her.

I think she only hangs around in the summer.



Chancery was really enjoying another day with her Grandparents, & “the other Grandpa & Grandma”, as she kept referring to Uncle Winson & Aunt Joyce.



We stopped by the beach…



but it was pretty cold & windy, so we didn’t stay long.




After lunch, we took our tourists out to Mr. Harrie & Miss Geesje’s farm.




  My parents had such a good time when they were there a few weeks before, that they asked if they could go back again!



Mr. Harrie & Miss Geesje graciously hosted us for tea & a farm tour.



We picked Asher up after school, & our last stop of the day was to the Poffertjes shop!


Before we knew it, it was time to say goodbye again.  The next morning, Asher asked, “How many more days until Grandma & Grandpa come back again?”  He was a bit disappointed when I told him it wouldn’t be ‘til after Christmas!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 5 years

Chancery – 3 years



Asher: “I’ve got a box full o treasures to show you today.”



Asher: “First is my Clubhouse Jr. magazine.  I like reading these.”



Chancery: “This is a good magazine, Asher!”



Asher: “Next is a picture that I coloured.”



Asher: “And my Cars puzzle.”



Asher: “And two cars!”



Chancery: “I’m a Pepper!”



Asher: “Thanks for watching!”



Chancery: “That was fun, Asher!”