Sunday, December 1, 2013

Navy Club Christmas

(If there's anyone still checking..)

Today we went to the annual kid's CHristmas Party at the local Naval Association. They put on a good morning of entertainment, lunch and a visit with Santa
The three amigos in their Christmas duds.
Jacob participating in one of the songs.
Pretty girl watching from the table.
Logan (in the vest) being a pirate.
Norah and Santa (and no tears!)
A serious Jacob with Santa.
Happy Logan with Santa.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday Jacob!

Another year has passed and today Jacob turns 4! 

Our smallest baby at birth.
Sneaky 1 year old.
Wondering around the park at age 2.
On his way to meet daddy for a birthday lunch when he was turning 3.
Just last week before going to meet his teacher for the first time!

It was really nice to have a year at home with Jacob while Logan was at school. Even though Norah had to tag along with us, Jacob got to show more of himself to me and be the one who decides what to do when. He still seems so little but has tackled the first week of school without issue and is excited to go back

With his big brother before school. They fight but I think Jacob has been happy to have Logan to follow to know what to do at school.
Jacob loves to help at home. He likes to help me bake a lot and has started helping with supper when he can. He also LOVES vacuuming and he does a pretty good job 

Getting the cat hair from under the buffet.

He still loves Norah and tells me every day after school that he really missed Norah. HE is also still attending speech therapy and is getting better all the time. Right now he's working on longer sentences and mastering words with several syllables.

Happy birthday Jacob!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Jacob's First Day of School

Jacob seems so little to be off to school already, but he is! We met his teacher on Tuesday and then he went on Thursday and Friday. This week, he'll go every day.

He's been a bit reluctant to talk about school and usually said he was nervous but he seemed awfully excited on his first day. I think that going to the bus stop daily last year prepared him for what it would be like. Plus all the kids already know him and talk to him.

He wants to be a garbage truck driver!
He was a little awkward to take a picture of.
That's a big backpack!
He wanted to show off his new shirt that was hiding under his sweater.
A failed attempt at a picture of all three of them.
Brothers off to school together.
The kids drop their bags at the bus stop and play until the bus comes. Jacob did that but quickly picked him back up, put it on his back and started asking when the bus was coming...he was pretty excited.

Just waiting.
Finally the bus arrived and off he went! He only turned around once when the driver told him to to wave at us!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Logan's First Day of School

Logan started Grade 1, French Immersion last Tuesday. He was pretty excited about heading back to see his friends this year! Much different from last year!

This year he wants to be a police officer!

Big guy ready for Grade 1
Enough pictures, Mom!
Side view.
He had a great first week and is already learning a lot of French!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Exploring our own City

We're pretty good at taking the kids out and doing lots of different stuff with them but there are lots of things really close to home that we've never tried out!

A couple weeks ago we loaded into the van and headed to the trails at RIM Park by the Grey Silo Golf Course. We took a good walk through the trails and even though they got a little bored the boys sitll asked if we could go back another time!

I attempted a pic of all three of them...

We got to see some people canoeing too.
It was a beautiful day.
After our walk, we headed to a new to us playground that everyone loved.

The boys wanted to drive Norah around.
She loves slides.
She's a climber!
2 cuties.
Playing store.
A sweet picture of Norah on the fake grass.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


At the end of July, my mom and I took the kids camping at Laurel Creek Conservation Area. It was super close to home so Scott was able to come by in the evenings to join us.

We had a broken tent pole, a leaking tent, more rain than we were hoping for and some cranky kids once and a while but we did ok.

Checking out the boat dock in the early morning.
Norah on the beach.
Playing with Logan.
A rare moment of her sitting still.
All three kids watching daddy cut wood for the fire.
Everyone loved the fire...especially Jacob!
The boys at the beach.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Visiting Norwich

The summer usually brings a few extra trips to Norwich to use the pool and air conditioning! This year there is a new splash pad in town so we decided to check it out too!

The Optimist group in Norwich did some serious fundraising to be able to add the pad to the community.
Jacob pushing the button to turn it on.
Logan loves the water shooters.
It was a pretty dark day but the boys still had fun.
Some of the cool water features. 
Again with the shooter.
It was a cool day so we made Norah watch from the sidelines.
Contemplating what to do next.
This umbrella of water is my favourite.

We then headed to mom and dad's for some more water fun.

Even Scott who cleaned the eaves troughs.
Swimming with Grandma.
 Norah with Grandma.
She loved floating around.
Three floaters.