Sunday, 26 January 2014

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 7.5 years

Chancery – 5 years


IMG_0923 Chancery: “I hope you are not planning on shooting me with that, Asher.”


IMG_0924Asher: “No, but maybe I’ll shoot it at Mummy.”


IMG_0925 Chancery: “Have you thought this through?”


IMG_0926 Asher: “You are right.  I’ll just play with it after the pictures are over.”


IMG_0927Chancery: “That’s a much better plan!”

Monday, 20 January 2014

Snow Fort

We have a had a lot of snow already this winter, & the kids really, really wanted a snow fort, but the snow was not the right kind of snow for snow fort building (try explaining that to kids!).  Well, after awhile we had gotten enough snow that we just dug out under the picnic table, & viola, we had a fort!


The kids had a great time playing in the fort, but unfortunately (or fortunately, depending how you look at it), our snow has all melted, & the fort is gone… for now!



Sunday, 19 January 2014

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 7.5 years

Chancery – 5 years


IMG_0913Chancery: “I have a funny little monkey that I decorated with stickers!”


IMG_0914 Asher: “That’s nice.”


IMG_0915 Chancery: “Thank you, Asher!  That’s so nice of you to say!”


IMG_0916 Chancery: “I love my little monkey!”


IMG_0917 Daddy: “Smile, everyone!”


IMG_0918 Asher: “Like this?”


IMG_0919 Asher: “I have a black cat.”


IMG_0920 Chancery: “And I have a black dog!”



Chancery: “So we can play with them together!”

Monday, 13 January 2014

Hello? Hellloooo?

A few nights ago, after PChad had put the kids to bed, Asher started calling out, “Daddy?  Daaa-ddy!”


I was tutoring, & PChad was on the phone, so neither one of us could answer him…


Asher: “Daddy?  Daddy!  Is anyone there?  Hello?”


“There has to be someone!”


“What if there is a fire?”


It was nice to know that he was so concerned about fire safety, but when PChad got off the phone & went to see what the fuss was about, he got this report…


Asher: “My neck is sore.  It’s so sore, it’s like it was cut off like Nearly Headless Nick!”


It was quite the analogy!

Friday, 10 January 2014


Talking with friends the other day & we were commiserating about the lack of sleep you get with babies & toddlers around.  Then, a few hours later I saw this article on Facebook.  Some parents of young children changed he lyrics to “Royals” by Lourde.  I had to share it with you all…

Click here for the song



Thursday, 9 January 2014


I recently went through my camera & found the first snowmen of the season hiding there.  It’s fortunate that the kids made these snowmen then since the snow we have had since has not been conducive to snowman building.



IMG_0637 Here is Chancery’s incorporating the twine from the Christmas tree as hair.




And Asher’s has some dead flowers for hair.  We had carrots for the faces this time & did not need to use broccoli as we did last time, & the kids enjoyed the tortellini eyes!

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 7.5 years

Chancery – 5 years


IMG_0860 Chancery: “Happy New Years, everyone!”


IMG_0861 Asher: “It’s 2014 already!”


IMG_0862 Chancery: “Asher was so excited for the new year that he couldn’t sit here any longer!”


IMG_0863 Chancery: “But I bet he’ll be coming back…”


IMG_0864 Chancery: “Any minute now…”


IMG_0865 Chancery: “See, I told you!”


IMG_0866 Chancery: “What are you going to do this year?”


IMG_0867 Asher: “I’m going to play with my sister!”

Friday, 3 January 2014


Here is a nice mash-up of Gangnam Style & Linkin Park… Enjoy!


Thursday, 2 January 2014

Shared Homework

Asher was helping Chancery with her French reading homework one night.  She only knows a few of the shorter words so far, so I thought the way they read through the book was pretty clever!