Friday, 29 June 2012

Best Old Navy Commercial!

And no creepy talking mannequins!   I used to be quite a big fan of New Kids on the Block, so after seeing this ad, I just had to share it!




Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Asher’s 6th Birthday

Friday morning, Asher walked into our room & announced, “Hello, it’s my birthday!  Where are my presents?”

And a Good Morning to you too!  I gave him one gift before school, PJD Motorcycle shirts that matched the shirts we gave PChad for Father’s Day.  He was super excited about that.  I probably could have gotten away with that being his gift, but there was more to come!

IMG_7692We had cake after dinner, Asher had asked for a train cake, but the only one I could find was Thomas.  I figured he was a bit old for that, so I chose a Transformers one instead.  But just before we had cake he told me he wanted a Spiderman cake, so I don’t think it mattered either way.


Then, it was time for gifts!

Yumi gave Asher a kite, & some Lego.

He got a map of the States & the World from Grandpa & Grandma V.


A camera…


a Spiderman watch…


and two books with CDs from us!

Asher had a great birthday, & really enjoyed his family birthday party.  He told a lady at church that he felt much older the next day.  He is six afterall!

Monday, 25 June 2012

Traumatic Event

On this little island, there are quite a few foods that we can’t get.  I am used to it a bit, since moving from the States, & having lived in England for awhile, there are certain foods that we have grown attached to, but are simply not available in Canada.  However, there are numerous things that we have discovered which seem to be in other parts of Canada, just not on PEI.



My friend Natasha told me earlier in the week that she had found Golden Grahams at one of the grocery stores, so after dropping Asher off at school, Chancery & I stopped to pick up a box, since it is one of PChad’s favourite cereals.


I parked the car, & got out.  I opened Chancery’s door, & started to unbuckle her seatbelt when she started yelling at me, “No, I don’t want to go in there!  This is the store with the yucky food!”


A few months ago, I had bought a package of pitas which had a huge mouldy spot on them, & apparently Chancery remembered the incident, & thought all the food in the store was of the same quality.


“We are just here to get some cereal,” I told her.  “The cereal here is good!  They have Golden Grahams!”


“Just the bread is yucky?” she asked.


I don’t think she will ever be willing to buy a loaf of bread from that particular store…

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 6 years

Chancery – 3.5 years



Chancery: “Do a funny face, Asher!”



Chancery: “Asher had a birthday, and now he is six!”



Asher: “And I got a Spiderman watch for my birthday!”



Chancery: “He also got a camera!”



Chancery: “So he can take a funny face picture of Mummy and I!”



Chancery: “Wasn’t that fun, Mummy?”

Friday, 22 June 2012

Modern Day Blues

Conan O’Brien went to some local schools & wrote some new songs based on the children’s woes…




Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Driver In Training

Chancery & I were driving to the church after dropping Asher off at school yesterday.  There was a car ahead of us, & as we approached a stop light, the car in front stopped, despite the light being green.


I gave a short little honk, to let them know they could go, & from the backseat, Chancery urged, “Perhaps you should drive, Lady!”


The timing, & delivery couldn’t have been  more perfect!

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 5.5 years

Chancery – 3.5 years



Chancery: “I like to pretend that I am a lady with a dog.”



Chancery: “Sometimes I pretend that I am watching birds.”



Asher: “And sometimes I pretend that I am a warrior.”



Chancery: “Really, Asher?  A warrior?”



Asher: “Yes! I strike fear into many a heart!”



Chancery: “I guess you’d make a pretty good bodyguard, Asher!”

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Wet Sweater

I was telling PChad at breakfast today that Asher had found his sweater that had been missing for a few days.  Asher was playing outside the other day, & held his dripping wet sweater up announcing, “I found my favourite sweater!”  It had been through a few rainstorms in it’s week outside.


PChad turned to Asher & said, “It’s not good to leave your clothes outside.  They can get mildew on them, & that’s not good for your skin, & it won’t come out of your clothes, & they will stink.”


Asher: “What’s mildew?”


PChad: “It’s a black organism that grows on wet things.”


Asher: “Well, you can wash the mildew off.”


PChad: “No, it doesn’t come out, & your clothes will always stink.”


Asher: “Well, you get the mildew off your skin.”


PChad: “I don’t have mildew!”


Asher: “Yes!  It grows in your arms at night while you are sleeping, & then you put that stick in your arms in the morning to take it away!”


I asked, “Do you mean deodorant, Asher?”


Asher: “Yes!  It takes the mildew away!”


PChad: “That’s not mildew, that’s just for sweat.”


Asher: “I’ve seen the blackness under your arms, Daddy.”


At this point PChad & I were both laughing, but I had figured out what Asher was referring to, “That’s just hair under PChad’s armpits, not mildew, Buddy!”

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Travel Weary?

We were driving back from bringing Asher to school this morning, when Chancery informed me…


Chancery: “We flied in an airplane once.”


Me: “Where did we go?”


Chancery: “To Grandma Toots’ house…  No!  To Grandma V’s house!”


Me: “Yes, we flew to Grandma V’s house, then she drove us to Grandma Toots’ house, then we flew back home from there.”


Chancery: “Yes, & I watched TV on the airplane to refresh myself, because it was such a long ride on the airplane.  And I really like to watch TV!”


Me: “What did we do when we were at Grandma’s house?”


Chancery: “We had a bath, and I liked it!  And we ate there… and that’s so funny that I can’t even laugh!”

Monday, 11 June 2012

Turning the Tables

At naptime, I heard a little sing-songy voice coming from Chancery’s room.  I quietly snuck up the stairs, & opened her door.  Chancery was sitting on her bed, with her pillows stacked, & her stuffed dog, Ginger, on top.


Me: “No, this is not what you are supposed to be doing.”


Chancery: “Sorry, Mummy.”


Me: “You need to lay down & go to sleep.”


Chancery: “You frightened me though!”


Me: “Well, you are being naughty.  If you weren’t being naughty, you wouldn’t have been frightened.  Now, lay down & go to sleep.”


Chancery: “Then don’t frighten me anymore.”


As if it’s my fault she wasn’t sleeping…

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 5.5 years

Chancery – 3.5 years



Asher: “I’m going to put on a light show with my new finger flashlights.”



Chancery: “I think it would work better if you turned them on first.”



Asher: “If I point them at each other, it makes a pink light, Chancery!”



Chancery: “If it was lasers, we might be dead from them.”



Asher: “But they are just flashlights, so we’re fine!”

Friday, 8 June 2012

Is it Possible?

I’ve always loved MC Escher’s designs, trying to wrap my head around some of his drawings.  Here’s a lego build of one.  Click on the link for more info!

Lego MC Escher



Thursday, 7 June 2012

Sweet Little Baby

Asher brought a book in to our room this morning.  It was called “Sweet Little Baby”, & it was about Jesus being born.


Asher said, “Sweet little baby!  Awww, no fair!  I don’t remember when Jesus was a little baby!”


Chad replied, “Well, you weren’t born yet when Jesus was a baby.  He was born a really long time ago, but aren’t you glad that people wrote about it, so we can know the story now?”


Asher: “Yes, but I also wish they had taken a picture.”

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 5.5 years
Chancery – 3.5 years
Asher: “We are so excited about lunch today!”

Chancery: “We are going to someone’s house, but we don’t know whose!”

Asher: “And they don’t know who is coming to their house for lunch either!”

Chancery: “It’s a MYSTERY!”