Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Favourite Sweater

This is Jacob's favourite sweater. My grandma made it for Scott (my brother Scott, not to be confused with my husband Scott) to wear when he was skating as a kid. My mom saved it and Jacob absolutely loves it! He wears it so often.

Great Grandma Dolson, it's a hit!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Junior Choir

Logan has really been enjoying singing in the junior choir at our church this year. They meet for a practice once per week for 1 hour and 15 minutes! They have a snack together, learn their songs and play a game or two. They are also learning how to warm up their voices, how to follow direction and basic music skills! They sing at least once a month as part our church service. It's a wonderful program where our musical Logan is really thriving. 

Warming up in the chapel before the service.
He's a very serious chorister.
During church.
With such seriousness.
A shot of the whole choir on the screen in church.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Easter Sunday

(I know it was a week ago but these pics are cute! Our internet is being weird these days, so I can't always get on to post.)

Nothing much exciting happened around here on Easter Sunday after the egg hunt. We got dressed up, went to church and then came home and hung out. It was a beautiful day though!

Squinty Jacob in the sunshine.
She moves SO much! This is the best I can do.
Several attempts at a group shot...





Pretty girl in her Easter bonnet.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Feeding the Birds

There are two things in this post that I really don't like...birds and crafts. But my kids like both so I took one for the team and helped them make some "bird feeders" when they were home from school on Easter Monday.

We have one "real" bird feeder but it's for niger seed. We needed more for the feeder but Scott didn't know it was specific and bought regular birdseed which will not work in our feeder.

So I rounded up some toilet paper tubes and some peanut butter and we waited for Norah to take a nap and headed out to work on them!


That's a fresh jar of peanut butter there!
I realized the boys have limited knife and spreading skills. Something we should probably work on.
Concentrating hard.
So focused.
Tasting the peanut butter.
It took a long time. Mostly because they just kept gooping the peanut butter on. I helped with the spreading.
Then we rolled them in the seed.
They liked this part better.
Logan too!
Now a very messy jar of peanut butter!

Then we headed to hang them all over the yard. We made 5 in total (I had supplies for more but they were done). The idea was that you just slid the toilet paper tube onto a branch but we quicky realized that we have very few reachable branches in our yard! So it was a bit of a challenge.

I'm bending the branch so he can reach...
Logan climbed up higher (smart!) to see if he could reach.
Nope. Still nothing.
Poor guy.
We did have to improvise a bit!
Today, they are all gone. I'm not sure who or what ate them but they're gone. The boys want to make them again soon!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Remembering


Yesterday, the world lost a beautiful person.

Virginia was a friend of mine who I never had the pleasure of meeting IRL (in real life). We became friends with a group of women online, all who were expecting a baby in June 2012. In the several years that we have known each other, we have grown close. Not only sharing parenting tips, successes and failures but also letting each other into our lives more personally. Several of these women are now some of my closest friends.

Last April, Virginia was diagnosed with a form of leukemia. For the last year, she fought SUCH a hard fight. She had so many challenges and met them head on, fighting for more time with her young family.

Last night, she passed away. Her husband and family are left to pick up the pieces and raise her two daughters without their mother.

There are so many messages to take away from a life that is taken from us too soon. But for now, prayers for the family and those closest to them is all we can offer.

Many hugs to my fellow Junebug mamas tonight.

May you rest in peace, Virginia. And my God comfort Mike, Olivia, and Emily and all those around them.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Easter Bunny Visits

The Easter Bunny doesn't play a huge role in Easter at our house. This year he left a book for each kid and hid some eggs. The boys were excited but Norah didn't know what would happen so we actually had to wake her so we could do the egg hunt before I left for an early church service.


Not super happy to be awake yet.
A favourite for Jacob!
She might have been sleepy, but she was ready with her basket!
Logan got a new book about space.
Searching for eggs...
She found a few too.
Success!
Trying to get it open..
Yum!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Good Friday

We spent Good Friday in Norwich with my parents and grandma. It was a nice family day!

Tried to get a couple group shots before we left home...




The boys wanted to do one standing but it's a lot harder to contain Norah that way!
Silly Jacob
Logan
She sat still but wouldn't move away from the outlet...

Grandma brought some bunny ears that Jacob liked.

The "men"ensuring the pies were equally divided.
Norah waiting for her piece.