Tuesday, 30 June 2015

A Farewell to my Fellow Needle Nuts

Last week I got together with the ladies I meet with monthly for an afternoon of Cross-Stitch.

Normally we stop meeting over the summer & go to a play instead, but this time we decided to meet one last time, then go out to dinner afterwards.

I have spent many hours with these ladies, & gotten a lot of helpful advice on how to make proper French Knots (I will master them one day!).  I will miss them all very much.

Fortunately, one of the ladies lives in BC most of the year, not far from where we are moving to, so perhaps we will be able to meet up for an afternoon of stitching at some point!

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Sunday Pictures

Asher - 9 years
Chancery - 6.5 years

Asher: "I got a Simon Swipe for my birthday!"

Chancery: "And I got a frog from the treasure box at his party!"

Asher: "Why are you not letting me point to your frog, Chancery?"

Chancery: "I just don't want you to."

Asher: "Why are you taking pictures of us arguing?"

Chancery: "If we don't argue, she can't take arguing pictures!"

Friday, 26 June 2015

Last Day of Grade 3 & 1!

Today is the kids' last day of school!  Their day will be filled with not just the regular "See you next year!" goodbyes, but also "So long, farewell" goodbyes (but in French of course) 

Grade 3 & Grade 1 complete, now for the next adventure!

Last day of school compared to first day of school.
They've grown a little, but are still just as crazy!

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Asher Turns 9! (Part 2)

The second part of Asher's birthday celebration was going to a restaurant of his choice & he asked 2 of his friends from school to join us.  Asher as usual, chose the Pizza Delight Jail!

It was pyjama day at school, so Asher was still in his PJs when we went to supper! 

 He was excited to have his friends join us, & they had a great time together.  Since they all go the French school, but a few of us don't speak French, there was some discussion about which language they should communicate in.

It was decided that since they were Asher's French friends, French would be ok!

One of the boys gave Asher a 'Simon' toy, so we were entertained after dinner while we waited for everyone to finish eating.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Asher Turns 9! (part 1)

Due to a hectic weekend schedule, we celebrated Asher's birthday a little early.

 Asher had asked for an ice cream cake, so Chancery & I went to DQ to pick one out.  I was too late for a good photo of it, but Chancery picked one that looked like a watermelon with some large ants on it.

Asher made a birthday list of things he'd like...

He was quite pleased to have his first 3DS game!

And it's a Mario game!

Grandma got Asher a giant Mad Libs book!
(he's been asking us for ad-JEC-tives all morning long)

Asher likes watching PChad play Zelda, so a Zelda book seemed like a good gift

And the final gift...

"I think this is from Grandma Toots.  She always buys me big Lego!" 

"Happiest picture ever!"

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Sunday Pictures

Asher - 8.5 years
Chancery - 6.5 years

 Chancery: "My new doll and I are a twins!"

Asher: "Oh no!  Now there are TWO Chancerys!"

Chancery: "Yeah, you'd better watch it, Bub!"

Asher: "Maybe Digby will protect me!"

Asher: "I guess I'm on my own!"

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Sunday Pictures

Asher - 8.5 years
Chancery - 6.5 years
 Chancery: "I found my Yumi Bear, & it fits perfectly in my dollhouse!"

Chancery: "Yumi Bear is wearing a Polly Pocket swimsuit!"

Chancery: "Did you think Asher would be here?"

Chancery: "Well, he's late, so Digby took his spot."

Asher: "I was just getting a Lego creation to show everyone!"

Chancery: "Do you think Yumi Bear can go for a ride on your Lego car?"

Asher: "No, but the Lego car can push Yumi Bear's chair!"

Sunday, 7 June 2015

Sunday Pictures

Asher - 8.5 years
Chancery - 6.5 years
Asher: "Put the book away now, Chancery."

Chancery: "I just want to show everyone that it's like a comic!"

Chancery: "Ok, I put it away now."

Asher: "Why are you not listening to me, Chancery?"

Chancery: "I'm just trying to drive you crazy!"

Asher: "And it seems to be working exceptionally well!"

Chancery: "Smile & we're done!"