Sunday, February 8, 2009

Where oh where is the grass???

Well it certainly has been a long winter! The snow is finally starting to melt after an entire month straight of cold, below freezing days. I'm sure we are in for a few more big storms but it is nice to look out side and see a couple patches of grass this morning.

I'm back to work now and the girls are both in daycare. Avery just started at Martina's daycare this past week and she is adjusting great! She has had a rough week as she is trying to cut 2 or 3 molars all at the same time! Poor baby is not eating or sleeping well. Martina loves JK and is reading now! She just moved up to level B for reading and may move up to C within a couple of weeks! That will put her at the end of SK level for reading! She's learning so much and she is picking up stuff so quickly.

Bob has worked all winter which is a nice change from the last few years and I'm slowly adjusting to being back to work. It's exhausting but we are managing. We have started painting the house (finally) and Martina's room was just painted. We just need to add the chairrail and then it will be ready to decorate. She has a princess theme for a little princess!

I've been scrapbooking more lately and I'm holding classes and crops once a month to help others with their books.
Christmas was fun this year! The girls loved their presents and Avery just spent the whole time dancing to all of her musical toys! She is becoming quite the ham like her sister. She is a much bigger stinker though! She likes to get into everything, aggravate her sister and grab things she shouldn't have and run! It makes for a busy day but she's just so stinkin' cute!

I hope everyone had a nice holiday and stayed warm this winter!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

What a great weekend

We were gone to Chatsworth for the Johnny Cash Bash that Bob's cousins put together. Boy did we have fun! Martina was in heaven being on the farm and she was so good all weekend. She was so comfortable around all the animals and she helped Auntie Laura collect chicken eggs and feed the animals. When I asked her what her favorite part of the weekend was she said, "Everything". How awesome is that! Avery did really well for sleeping in the tent and being around so many people as she is not usually a crowd person. She loved the animals also. When Bob sat her on one of the horses she said so loudly, "Hiiii". It was with so much excitement in her voice. It was so nice to spend time with everyone and meet some new people. And it was so relaxing. Doug and Laura have a beautiful farm. I'll add some pics from our weekend. We did a photo shoot with the girls on Monday afternoon and I love the pics!

Martina started her first day of school today! For JK they do a staggered entry so she went today and will start full time on Monday. She had so much fun. The funny thing was as soon as she was done her picture that she had to draw she went right for the farm and the animals and she played there for about 30 min. She loved her room and her new teacher and she is very excited that her best friend is in her class.

Here are some pics:

Sunday, August 3, 2008

It's been a while!

Sorry it has been so long since my last post. Things have been really busy around here and I kinda forgot. Avery is now 8 months old and she is so busy!! She's crawling, pulling herself up, says hi, dada, nas (bananas), ma, and more, and she also waves now. This all happened in about 2 weeks. She's been crawling on her belly for a month and a half but now is crawling on her hands and knees. She's getting so big, so fast. I only have 3 months left of maternity leave and I'm very sad to have to go back to work.
Martina is starting JK in September and is very excited. We are going school shopping this week. Should be fun! Bob really likes his new job and we are enjoying the new house. We are going to start painting finally and then it will feel more like home.

The summer has been nice but wet. We've gone to Zooz several times and the library. We also went camping this week. Martina loves camping! Bob and I are going to see the play We Will Rock You next week in Toronto. Should be fun! Summer is going by so fast! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!

A few pics of the girls!

Monday, June 2, 2008

6 months already!!

I can't believe how quickly Avery is growing! She is now 6 months old and boy is she a busy girl! She is rolling her way around the room and looking for anything and everything to get her hands on. She just cut her 2nd tooth and she's been sick all week. She's now on antibiotics so she is starting to feel better. She thought she would share it with me first. Martina is 4 now and boy she will make sure you know it. She really is getting her own personality. It needs some tweeking and guiding from us but she is quite the diva. We are pretty much settled in now. Only the laundry/craft room needs to be unpacked. The kids love it, the dog loves it, and I am so much happier to have more space. Although it is alot more to keep clean! hehehe. We've been very busy in May and hopefully things start to slow down in June so we can enjoy the sunshine. We've started back to Zooz and Martina was able to feed the giraffes, bunnies, horse, and goats. She is such an animal lover.

I hope everyone is enjoying the nice weather finally. Here are some pictures of the girls:

Friday, May 9, 2008

Settled In

Well we are pretty much settled in to our new home. Most of the unpacking is done (hard to believe)! We still have painting and decorating to do, stuff to buy and the toy room and my craft room still need to be unpacked. But for the most part we are able to live comfortably and just plug away at the rest. I'm so glad the move is over. It was so stressful. The girls are adjusting VERY well. There have been no issues with them and the dog absolutely loves it here. I am so happy that we can finally let Martina out in the back yard and not worry about her now that we have the fenced yard.

Avery is getting so big so fast. She is now mobile!! She is rolling and twisting her way around the room. She really wants to keep up to Martina! Martina was stationary until about 7 months but not Avery. She is going to be one busy little girl.

Well I only had time for a wuick update! I'll post more pics soon!

Monday, April 21, 2008

1 week left!!

Well, we have 1 week left in our house until the move. It's been a crazy couple of months. The girls are growing so fast, it's hard to believe Avery is almost 5 months old already. We are just about finished packing and are very excited to move into our new house, yet sad to leave this one.

The girls are good. They are both fighting a throat infection right now, so that hasn't been too fun, but they handled it well. This is just a short update and to show some new pics of the girls.