Monday, October 31, 2016

Breaking News this Halloween!

MOMMA'S BEEN ARRESTED!!

She was overheard as begging
"can I PLEEEEASE stay in here longer??!
This is like a holiday for me!"

OFFENCES:

- NOT LISTENING TO HER KIDS
- MAKING THEM EAT VEGGIES
- NOT LETTING THEM PLAY OUTSIDE
- BEING MEAN TO THEM
- NOT LETTING THEM TURN ON THE BUBBLE JETS IN THE BATH
- HELPING THEM WHEN THEY.DON'T.WANT.HELP
- NOT LETTING THEM EAT MORE CANDY

And the list goes on...and on...and on!

HERE'S HOW IT WENT DOWN!

Searching for a criminal on the loose
On the chase!
Take down!
Rhys - get the handcuffs!
Apprehended!
Back to the slammer!
Booked!
Great job partner!
A new car for a job well done!
Who's the boss now??!
Me & my babes!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Happy 40th Halloween Bash to me!




Thank you to all who came out to celebrate with me!! It was a SUCH a fun time!
Loved all the fabulous costumes - great job!!
I am SO blessed to have you all as family & friends!
xoxoxo

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Our family!

A beautiful night in August, spent at St. Patrick's Island.

The kids had a blast running thru the water (actually part of the river) - even though it was quite chilly. And the park was really neat too!
We will have to go back and visit next year.


Thanks Marie from Blue Lemon Photography!!
We had fun and the photos turned out amazing!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Dewald Family Reunion

August 12th weekend was another quick trip home to the farm and small town I grew up in.

We spent Saturday in town with tons of extended family for the Dewald reunion (mom's side of family).
It was nice to see the family members that we don't see that often. We played at the park where I used to play as a kid! They even got a few new cool pieces.



'Pete's Posse' tshirt - replica of the family shirt we wore at a reunion about 30 years ago. Pete was my Grandpa (my mom's dad. So it was all his and my Grandma's children, grand children, etc. that wore these shirts.
kids water fight!
Rhys getting ready to soak Skye ;-)
And we got to spend some time playing at the farm too.
The kids especially loved the new 'toy' Grandpa bought them! Not going to lie - it had me a lot nervous. Which is weird, because growing up on the farm, we were driving everything young!! It was the natural thing to do - haha. 


Rosie kitty.
Both kids love the animals.
riding double - not a great idea Grandpa!

Skye's 2 new pets - ladybugs
she brought all the way back from Grandpas
Rhys playing peek-a-boo

Cousin fun

My sister Cora, brother-in-law Ted and their little girl Aviana (who is the same age as Rhys) finally came for a visit on the weekend of July 22. They managed one last trip in before Cora has their 2nd baby!

Saturday we visited the zoo! It was the usual craziness of kids wanting to run wild, 4 year old attitude, one kid wanting in the stroller, the next one wanting out, not wanting to go home…but the kids had fun anyway, and the adults needed more coffee!



Sunday morning we went to Riley Park for 3 hours. It was packed for the gorgeous HOT day.
The kids floated their boats and played with the tubes. We had a little picnic before we left.


We will see them again in about a month's time when we go to visit the new baby!


My youngest sister Janessa, her husband Brett, and their kids - Vann & Veda - came a week after Cora's visit. We only had one free day to spend with them and had planned on taking them to see the zoo also, but it was POURING rain that day, so we went to check out the Sparks Science Centre instead. It was the first time we had visited, so we weren't sure where the best place to spend most of our time was. Near the end of our visit we found the toddler play area and that was by far the favorite!






Sunday, August 7, 2016

Annual summer vacation


We went on our annual summer boating vacation to Hayden Lake, Idaho this year from July 10 - 19.
It was a switch from our usual location of Montana, but we had been at Hayden Lake about 7 years ago. It was a little further drive, but the kids did not too bad.

daily recreational fishing off our dock - catch & release (only small fish around)

The lake was very nice and the house we stayed in was awesome! Right on the lake with a big deck for the kids to play on. The weather was so-so. Mid 20's but cloudy most days. We had a couple days of really hot weather, so that was good.

saw lots of deer everyday
our own cherry tree


the kids feeding a family of geese that would come by everyday for supper!!
rainy day vacation tradition - puzzles!
future puzzle masters
captain Rhys

video






video

look mama -  no hands!! super Ryan!
THIS is what happens when mama
doesn't go out on the boat!

 Besides boating, we got to make a few trips to TARGET (yay! still miss Target in Canada!), have fun one day at Silverwood amusement park, and visit some other parks and sites. 

Rhys grabbed this "lob-bi-lop" as soon as we
entered the gates and did not put it down until
we got home that night!
flashback! how old IS Garfield??! haha





buddies (most of the time)
look at this bed head!

little frog
goofballs!




lots of ice cream on summer vacation!