Monday, May 3, 2010

Things to do


A day of packing, cleaning, laundry and errands requires some knitting. Something that has a beginning and an end. Something small...for someone small. A new baby girl can't have too many knitted garments.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

End of April

Less than two weeks and this will be home.


This is it. This is where we are going to be living. What could be better...well...maybe a house. Now that this area has been level it looks like a real house site.

Of course, there is still plenty of work to be done. Road to be finished, stumps to be moved, perhaps more trees to come down.


Time out from house packing and moving preparations for a little friend time at the beach.


Yup...kids and nature. They just.. go together.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

While inside the house I am packing, outside dozens of Waxwings are waiting for their turn at the Holly bush. How do they know whose turn it is? They are organized, systematic and move quickly on when their work here is done. I think I could use some lessons.

The road is beginning to look like a road.



Now that the trees have been cleared, the site for the house is looking more like a yard. Above the site a long ditch has been dug to let water continue to flow without affecting the yard. If you say yard enough it really helps.


Ferns grow everywhere in my yard (said it again).

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Saturday, April 24, 2010

April 17


The day was marked in the only way it should be for a 10 year old boy. A few friends and Star Wars...lots of Star Wars. From the preparations for a Jedi training obstacle course to the movie watching while tucked into bed, these boys were all about Star Wars. It was, absolutely, a celebration not to be soon forgotten.


TEN YEARS!

Happy Birthday Joseph!






Sunday, April 11, 2010

This is just the beginning.



We know this is the place for us.


Our first meal. Each of us trying to imagine what adventures are waiting.

First, there is work to be done, trees to come down to make room for a house and wood to be piled.


There was still time for a little adventure and the discovery of a tiny salamander deep in the woods. We will watch him for a while and then take him back to his home.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Spring Rescue

It is important to mark the beginning of Spring with an event. So when the neighbour's new kitten climbs a tree it's time to call in the fire department. I've always enjoyed what a small town has to offer and this is one more thing to add to the list. A volunteer fire department that takes all calls seriously.

And when a ladder and plenty of help is unable to accomplish the task..

..well bring in the LADDER truck.

One kitten rescued.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Adam and Audrey

This past month (March..ahem), found everyone enjoying the last of the snowy days in different ways. Audrey was ready for the snow to be GONE and so she spent many days snug inside working on a variety of projects.

Oscar received a one of a kind needle felted cat toy...

and Doris was given a new bed.

Adam waited patiently..well..not sooo patiently for his parcel to arrive. New snowboard wax. That couldn't possibly be a cat on the table. Not in my house. Not on my table. Yikes.

Can you believe that one of the most important snowboarding lessons is to learn how to iron. What a perk!

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And so one more winter has come and gone. Thoroughly enjoyed but hardly documented. Ah well, spring is a time for new beginnings.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Hibernation

I'm not really sure where the past month has gone. There seems to be so much activity an yet so little made it to my camera.



Joseph loves being home, spending time working on whatever catches his interest on that day. For Joe this could mean lego battles, adventure novels... or even a little math.



Any day can be a science day. In fact, when you have the option to do what you want when you want all day everyday can be the right time for a little experimenting.





When you are on a roll you gotta just keep going.



I'm happy to be able to stay home because... it does look rather cold out there.





Not everyone is interested in staying inside when the snow is piling up and the wind is blowing, and when Adam calls for a photographer... well what's a Mom to do?




















Snowboarding. Apparently, five (..yep 5) times a week to Martock is not quite enough and so the backyard must be converted into a board park.










There are soooo many tricks to be practiced and perfected that there are simply not enough hours in the day and so..









...lights must be set up so that the riding can continue well into the evening.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

This week required much creating for a birthday. Even when you're 40, party favours are fun.


Everyone was in on the creating. Joseph spent part of each day planning, preparing and filming a movie. The possibilities are endless when it comes to lego...and star wars...and battles.

Audrey perhaps dealing with a little horse withdrawal.

Finally, my weekly frustration. I mean challenge, really, honest. I notice that, once again, a week has gone by without a picture of Adam. That may be because that would require him to be home for more than food. He has been taking advantage of so much fabulous snow and a babysitting job!