Friday, September 28, 2012

A few more...

Once everyone's hair and makeup were perfect, they all gathered outside for a group photo.
The bridesmaids were asked to buy a blue dress in any style and shade that they liked.  They blended well didn't they?  The Flower Girl was asked to wear cream with a blue bow....just perfect I would say.
Once the photo op was finished they all got into the Limo for the drive to the venue.
At the venue, Dani posed with Amma for a picture.
Then she was whisked away to wait with the Bridal party. 
The guests all gathered on the deck and waited for the ceremony to begin.  We waited and we waited...then an announcement was made that the DJ was stuck in traffic, and there would be a slight delay.  We didn't mind, as it was a beautiful day, and a wonderful spot to sit and visit with friends and family. 
As you can see from the picture above, the aisle wasn't very long, and by the time we knew what was happening, Danica and the other junior Bridesmaid were on the move and down at the front.
This is the only clear shot we have of her, and she is deep in concentration.
Sarah and Brian waiting...
Then they were on their way down the aisle...
...and Danica was sitting in the front row with Mommy waiting for the Bride. 
I sure hope another photographer got a good pic of her coming down the aisle.  Sigh!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

First of many...

OK, I finally sat down to look through the pics from last weekend, and get some posted for all my fans. particular fan who lives in Montreal, and loves the Flower Girl as much as I do.  I know she wants to see ALL the pics, goes.
We all gathered in the hotel on Friday afternoon, and Auntie Alycia helped me do Dani's hair.  After the braids were in and the bow attached, it was time for a snuggle on the couch.
JJ and Auntie Allyson were playing a game, and by the looks of it, JJ was having a blast.  Too bad I didn't get Auntie Allyson in the picture too.
Dani and Mommy gathered at the Bride's house with all the bridesmaids to get dressed with them
The bouquets were made of jewels and feathers, not flowers.  Absolutely beautiful I must say.
Ok, it's time to get her dress on.
A swirl...
...or two in front of the mirror...
and a few poses for mom to take some pictures.
A quiet moment...
and a final pose.

She was pretty as a picture and all set to go.  More pics to come tomorrow. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Picnic in the Park

We had sunshine and blue skies the other day, so we packed a picnic lunch and headed to the park.  MMM, peanut butter sandwiches taste so much better when eaten outdoors. 
JJ sure enjoyed his sandwich.
In between bites, he ran down to the dock to check things out...
...then back up to the picnic table to visit with Amma.
After lunch I took my coffee down to the water's edge...
...and helped JJ find some fish.
Buppa took lots of pictures...
...and stopped for lots of chats...
...and giggles along the way.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Afternoon walk

Pictures from the wedding are on the computer, but I haven't sorted through them yet.  Hang are a few more from last week to bring you a smile this morning.

While sister is at school, JJ spends a lot of quiet hours with Amma and Buppa.  We try to get out for a walk each day, and all enjoy the sunshine.  We have shadow walks and puddle walks.  I like the shadow walks the best, but JJ likes jumping in puddles on our puddle walks. 
On this day it was a shadow walk.
We stop often to inspect all sorts of interesting things along the walk.  Here we are looking at the maple keys getting ready to fall.
Of course he has to climb on every rock or electrical box along the route.
Amma is always happy to stop and rest while he does a dance on the top of the box.
Then it is off  to chase our shadows once again.

Monday, September 24, 2012

More Ruffles...

We were away on the weekend for Auntie Sarah's wedding.  I have lots of pics from the wedding, but don't have them sorted out yet, so I'll share a few pics from last week to tide you over.

We spend a lot of time on the front porch in the mornings waiting for the bus.  Dani likes to help Buppa with his morning coiffure and get all the ruffles out before she leaves for school.
Looks like they both have fun.
This it is time to play the clapping game with Amma.
Dani is getting really good at it.
JJ gets in on the fun during after school snack time.

Friday, September 21, 2012


No beading after school today.  It was a day to sit and relax with Amma's iPad and play a game. 
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Thursday, September 20, 2012

After school activity

Not only do we have the girl for half hour before she gets on the bus in the morning, we also have her here for an hour after school.  She is usually pretty tired after a busy day at school, so she has a snack, and then is allowed to relax with a book, or the computer for half and hour before getting ready to head for home.  On this particular afternoon though, she wanted to do some beading with Amma. 
So I found her some elastic cord and some beads, and she made herself a necklace.
Total fun for both of us! 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Excited arrival

This is how Dani arrives at our house in the mornings. Fun of energy, and raring to go.  She jumps out of the car, dances along the driveway, and bounces enthusiastically into the house. 
Oh if I only had a smattering of that energy, I would be happy! 

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


We have about half hour to wait for the bus at our house in the mornings now, and the weather has been so nice and warm, we spend the time on the front porch.  We have a small portable radio out there and both Dani and JJ love to search for a station, and groove to the tunes when they have a chance.  
Dani finally found her favorite station, and is getting lost in the music.
Eyes closed...enjoying the moment.
Oops, now eyes wide open and not sure if she like this song or not.
Ah, that's better.  We're groovin' again.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cleaning house

Oops, I am still cleaning house, and found this old picture from the summer.  Seeing as I don't have any new pics ready from last week, I am posting this one to tide you over. 
Hopefully I'll get more new pics soon.  Stay tuned....

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fun around the campfire.

For Buppa's Birthday celebration we had a campfire in the backyard after dinner.  
JJ thought it was great fun...
...and so did Sister.  The marshmallows were delicious too.

Thursday, September 13, 2012