Sunday, 30 June 2013

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 7 years

Chancery – 4.5 years



Asher: “We’re going to treat everyone to a little music this morning.”



Asher: “Chancery, you aren’t supposed to have started yet.”



Asher: “Chancery, you are not cooperating very well!”



Asher: “Fine, we’ll just start then, shall we?”





Asher: “That’s all for now!”

Friday, 28 June 2013


Celebrities impersonating celebrities can be very entertaining, especially when Ellen is involved!


Sunday, 23 June 2013

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 7 years

Chancery – 4.5 years



Asher: “It’s a beautiful day!”



Chancery: “It’s a bit bright!”




Asher: “You’re right, it is bright up here!”



Asher: “Put your head in a shadow, & it’s fine, Chancery!”



Asher: “Here’s what we learned… Don’t stand up there!”



Chancery: “Stay in the shade & you’ll be fine!”

Friday, 21 June 2013


Disney has a new animated movie coming out this winter.  Here’s a sneak peek…



Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Petit Papillon

Asher had an end of the year concert at his school last Friday.  Chancery & I enjoyed the 2 songs his class sung, even though we didn’t understand much of them…


Asher didn’t spot us in the crowd until after he had performed, so in the video he is looking around trying to find us.  Overall it was a really good concert!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Song Writer

Chancery came up to me & told me the other day that she had written a song, & she wanted to sing it for me.  I asked if I should make a video of it & she was quite willing…

Yes, we’re still working on those ‘R’s

Monday, 17 June 2013

Treasure Hunt

Friday was my first foray into entertaining 4 kids on my own.  I’m not one of those who thinks throwing a huge kids’ birthday party sounds fun, so I like to keep it small & simple.  Have a few kids over for a sleepover, & cake & call it good.  I even served Lucky Charms in the morning!


Since PChad was not yet home from his trip, I decided to just give Asher 1 gift from us, but to make it something the kids could play with together if they so chose.  I figured I should make a bit more of a to do about it since Asher would be getting a small gift from Jack & a smallish gift from me, & I wanted to make sure to kill some time as well.


So, I told Asher that he needed to check the dryer for me.  He often unloads clothes from the dryer for me, so he figured I was sending him to do a chore, instead he found this…


And, as planned, the boys went outside (despite the rain), & played for an hour ‘til dinnertime.  I call that a success!

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 6.5 years

Chancery – 4.5 years



Chancery: “I have a new dress, so I wanted to show you before anyone else comes.”



Chancery: “And my Daddy is home from his trip!”



Chancery: “Daddy, I missed you!”



Asher: “Ok, I’m here…”



Daddy: “Hey, Buddy!  I missed you!”



Asher: “Really?  I’m glad!”



Daddy: “Of course I missed you!”



Chancery: “And me too, right, Daddy?”



Daddy: “Yes, I missed you all!”



Asher: “And the next trip you go on, we get to go too!”

Friday, 14 June 2013

Asher’s Birthday Part 1

PChad has been on a trip for the last 10 days.  Today Asher came home from school & asked, “Will Daddy be home before my birthday?” (His birthday is next weekend).


“Yes, Daddy will be home tomorrow,” I told him.


“Oh good.  I didn’t want him to miss Father’s Day, & it’s on Sunday!” Asher replied.


It was really cute to hear that Asher was more concerned about PChad missing out on Father’s Day than Asher’s birthday, or maybe he just figured that if he was home for Father’s Day, he would also be home for the birthday.




Today we celebrated Asher’s birthday by having a friend over for a sleepover.  It’s the first time the kids have had friends sleep over, & I figured it would be less fighting if Chancery had a friend to play with too, so we decided to have our friends Jack & Violet stay over.  We are celebrating a week early since Jack & Violet will be moving to Newfoundland next week, & won’t be around for Asher’s actual birthday.


We had frozen pizza for supper, since everyone loves pizza.  Jack exclaimed, “Oh boy, pizza again!”  I’m not sure when he last had pizza, but at least he was excited about it!  Then it was cake time.  I had asked Asher yesterday whether he wanted a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, or a yellow cake with chocolate frosting.  He decided on the yellow cake, but then I told him that I didn’t have one in the pantry, so I’d have to go to the store to get one in the morning.


Asher: “I’ll just have carrot cake then.”

Me: “It’s ok.  I don’t mind going to the store.  I can get one in the morning & bake it while you are at school.”


Asher: “That’s ok Mum.  I don’t want to have to send you to the store for it.  I’ll just have carrot.”


Me: “Are you sure?  Because I can get the other cake quite easily…”


Asher: “Yes, carrot cake will be fine.”



So, tonight I served carrot cake, but Jack said, “Sherilyn, I don’t really want a piece of cake.  I’m feeling quite full.”


Me: “Are you sure?  I can cut you a small piece so you can try it.”


Jack: “No, sometimes I find the frosting too sweet, & I don’t like it.”


In the end, he decided he would have some cake, & announced, “I really like this cake!” but he only ate a few bites.  I guess we’ll be eating a lot of cake in the next few days!  Good thing PChad will be coming home tomorrow to help us out!


Next week we’ll have a SEVEN year old in the house!


As a large crowd waited before a Green Day concert, Bohemian Rhapsody started to play…



Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Mother’s Day Tea

Chancery’s school had a Mother’s Day tea last month.  The kids worked really hard making certificates stating why their mother was the best, desserts, crafts, & sang a song.


The certificates mostly said things like, “My mother is the best because she loves me,” or “…because she gives me hugs & kisses.”  My two favourite ones said, “…because she lets me touch her ear,” & “…because she has a squishy tummy.”  I was just thankful that I am the best mom because I love Chancery!



The kids made a special craft for their moms, & made the wrapping paper & wrapped the gifts themselves.



Chancery was very proud of her wrapping paper.


We also invited Miss Geesje along since Grandmothers are encouraged to attend & our Grandmas live a bit too far away.


The gift this year was a foot butterfly!  I thought it was a very creative gift, & I love it!

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 6.5 years

Chancery – 4.5 years



Asher: “Have you seen this picture?”



Chancery: “No, what is it about, Asher?”



Asher: “It’s about Scooby Doo on an adventure inside a computer game!”



Chancery: “That sounds fascinating!  Tell me more!”



Asher: “There’s a monster that’s trying to win the game.”



Chancery: “I bet it’s just a man wearing a mask, Asher!”



Asher: “That’s why I like Scooby Doo, there are never any real monsters to be afraid of, Chancery!”

Friday, 7 June 2013

Good Manners

Chancery had her Intro to Kindergarten day today.  Basically they give all the Kindergarten kids the day off so that the kids who will be in Kindergarten next year can come to school & see what the morning will be like.


As we walked the kids into the building to their classrooms, we were met at the doors by the Principal & the Assistant Principal.  When Chancery was next to the Principal she stuck out her hand.  He fumbled a bit, then took her hand & shook it.


“Oh, we’re starting off with a handshake!” he exclaimed, “I like it!”


I guess Chancery is just so used to shaking people’s hands as we go into church that she figured that’s why the Principal was there.

Staring Contest

Samsung came up with an interesting marketing technique for the new S4 phone…  Would YOU be able to stay focused?


HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 6.5 years

Chancery – 4.5 years



Chancery: “Asher is busy right now, so you can just take pictures of me, Mummy.”



Chancery: “I have on my pink sparkly dress today.”



Chancery: “Don’t I look lovely in it?”



Chancery: “It’s my favourite!”



Asher: “I’m not quite finished.”



Asher: “Done!”



Asher: “See?  Here is your homework!”



Asher: “Can you do all to problems?”



Asher: “Let me know when you are done & I will check your work for you!”