Thursday, May 31, 2012


Can you see how Smudge is sharing the music with JJ?
Yes, she has one earphone and he has the other.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

He loves them...

Yes, JJ is fascinated with bulldozers. 
He sure look small beside it doesn't he?

He was itching to climb up and get inside the cab.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Not feeling well today

Somebody was kept home from school today as she was not feeling well.
This is the way she spent most of the morning.  Curled up in a chair, listening to music. 

JJ's Big Adventure

We had an errand to run the other day, and took JJ along for the ride...or should I say walk.  He wasn't content to just walk along beside the water though, he had to climb the fence every chance he got. 
I'm sure he was fine, but he did give me a few new gray hairs along that walk.  Amma and Buppa kept a tight hold on him all along the walk. 

Friday, May 25, 2012

Getting a new perspective on life

Some days, looking at things up-side-down, is the only way to view the world and make any sense of it. 
Try it, you might like it.  JJ does!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sweet music

By the look on her face, I think Smudge is hearing sweet music

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Flying High

Smudge is working hard learning to skip and she is flying high while doing it. 
Action shot

Working hard

Hasn't quite got the timing right, but will get it soon.

We took time out to braid her hair...

Then she was right back at it.  

This was all before the school bus arrived in the morning. 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Rock Star garbage man

On these warm spring mornings it is nice to be able to walk sister to the bus stop
Even though the bus is nowhere in sight, she lines up dutifully and stands patiently waiting for her ride to appear.
The other morning after walking sister to the bus, even though it was a tad cool, we stayed outside to help the garbage man with his chores. 
That's one big blue box, and JJ had to stop many times to rest and re-grip before he made it all the way up to the house. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fun...trouble...more the park

We all went to the park on Mother's Day.  The kids had a blast playing on the equipment while the adults chatted at a picnic table near by. 
JJ ran into a bit of trouble...hang on JJ, help is coming..
 Buppa was close by, and helped the lad find his footing again. Whew!
Time to wipe away a tear or two, fix a drippy nose...
then it was time to get back to
What fun!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

Happy Mother's Day Amma
I hurt my finger daddy. 

Both kids need a hug after Smudge hurt her finger. 

All smiles again, and time for Amma to put a braid in Smudge's hair

Then off to the ice cream shoppe for a Mother's Day treat.

The kids enjoy a romp in the park...

While Mom and Amma sit and relax.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fun with our Nova Scotia friends

What a treat it is to get together with old and dear friends.  Even though years pass between our visits, we seem to be able to pick up right where we left off, and the time apart just melts away.  We laugh a lot, and pack lots of fun activities into every minute of our visit. 
I think St Paul has made a new friend, and wants to go for a ride.

Mmmm,, lunch at Wheeler's Pancake House.  

We dined on pancakes and fresh maple syrup and feasted on the fabulous view 

Time for the girls to rock a bit and relax while the guys gallivant to take some pictures.
Next stop, a walk along the water in Almonte.

Thanks for the visit, it was total fun. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Being cute

I haven't sorted through pictures from last week yet, so here is one to tide you over until I get my act together. 
Cute huh?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Superhero JJ

Superhero waiting on the front steps for some action.

Waiting to surprise the bad guys.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

On holiday for a few days

Company is arriving from Nova Scotia today, so AC and I will be gallivanting for the next few days. 
See you next week.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Balancing Act

Yes, life is a balancing act, and JJ is getting lots of practice on his walks with Buppa

Friday, May 04, 2012

Working at Buppa's house

The Smudgster keeps busy working on her DS...
before she goes outside to help Buppa in the garden.
You can't see it in this picture, but she is busy burying, in the garden, a huge bunch of weeds that I just pulled from the grass. 
I think we need to get her some seeds to plant!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Walk in the park with JJ

We were treated to a mild, sunshine filled day on Monday, so we took JJ to the park. He had a grand time, and so did we.
We walked along the water's edge.

JJ ran hither and thither gathering sticks to throw in the water...

then checked out bugs and other treasures along the walk.

After our walk, AC and I sat on a bench and watched, as JJ scampered through the grass

Climbed trees

Summitted mountainous rocks

Stopped to smell the flowers.

It was a fun day.