Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hello everyone, well I have to say that 1/2 of November til now has been a bit of a roller coaster. We were all hit with the flu and really bad cold's, which we're still struggling with. Jackson turned 5 and now Christmas is upon us. 2010 has been a great year with even a trip to Cuba. Enjoy the pics below, I will post Christmas pics later on!!!

Jackson turned 5 and got the pirate ship he wanted, he had only been asking for it for the past 6 months. It was a fun time with good food and great friends.

Here are all the friends that came to celebrate, Jackson requested hotdogs and pizza bagel bites plus many fun snacks, the kids really had a great time!!!

I have to say this cake isn't one of my proudest moments, the cake just didn't seem to turn out the way I wanted it to. One of the guests even said "what's it suppose to be..." but not soon after that Jackson's best buddy Josiah came up the stairs and looked at it and with a big WOW he said, It's a rocket cake..... well I think that was the best statement of the night, Josiah you made my day, thank you so much for being a sweetie!!!

Decorating cookies!!!!

Making the annual gingerbread house, I think more candy made it to their mouths than on the house, but that's ok with me!!!

Finished Product!!!

Drinking hot chocolate and waiting for popcorn as we decorate the tree!!!


Annual christmas ornaments, this one is hard to see but it's Oliver's ornament, a pig!!!

Hudson's ornament, again hard to see but its a blow fish!!!!

Jackson's reindeer

Mommy's new starbucks mug 2010!!!!!

Daddy's ski goggles, to match the skier, and the ski boot!!!

The Tree!!!!!

Reindeer Hudson!!!!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween

Well another Halloween has come and gone, tonight was a bit chilly but as you can see, Winnipeg costumes come equipped with scarfs and mittens!!! Jackson wanted to be Mack Truck again and Hudson and Oliver still loved last years costumes, so it was pretty easy for me. Next year will be the stresser trying to think of 3 cool costumes but hey I have a year to think about it. Life in our household is busy. Jackson is in swimming lessons and piano lessons, loving every minute of it. Hudson and Oliver are in bunk beds and are thrilled to pieces about it. Hudson is on the top and Oliver on the bottom, (the cave). Soon birthday parties for John, Jackson, Oliver, and Hudson, plus Christmas, I think I need a trip to the spa!!! We are loving every minute of this adventure and wouldn't change it for anything!!!!! Only a few pics this time.

Mommy and her boys
Hudson the giraffe, Oliver the lion and my buddy Jackson as Mack Truck!!!!
The boys were so fun to watch this year, especially Oliver and Hudson. Last year we pulled them along in a wagon and they would slowly walk to each door. This year they were running to each door, screaming "trick or treat", having a blast, so great to see they big boys they are becoming!!!

We continued our tradition at our friends place, trick or treating, eating lots of delicious food, and those caramel apples, covered in white chocolate, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar... I am not eating anything this week!!!!
Thanks for always hosting Karen, we wouldn't miss this for anything, we love it.
Jackson, Josiah, Oliver, Abbey, Hudson, and Jessie!!!

Best Buds
Victoria, Jackson, Hudson, Landon, and Oliver!!

Oliver came home one day from daycare, he is suppose to be a police officer....
the red stuff on his lips......jelly of course from the doughnut he ate!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fun in Autumn

Best Buds
Oliver, Josiah, Hudson, Jessie, Jackson :)

Something is up with my blog post, the above picture was suppose to go in the middle but not sure what happened, so my usual commentary is below

I have probably mentioned this many times in the long time that we have had this blog but I LOVE AUTUMN, if I could have it my way, I would want fall until December 1st then it could snow and snow. I love the coolness in the air, the crisp mornings, the colours changing around me and going for walks with a nice sweater drinking a pumpkin spice latte. We went to a corn maze/petting zoo/hay ride place and it was great. A beautiful afternoon, spent with great friends. I put a pic of Jackson's grad from his old daycare. I don't know if I mentioned it before but all 3 boys are in the same daycare and it has been wonderful. Happy Fall to all of you and hopefully I'll have more posts this season!

Jackson and Ali - we miss you, thank you for everything over the years.

Jackson and his buddy Tyson. They started in the infant room together and were inseparable over the last 4 some years, I'm sure they miss each other .

After the grad ceremony a majority of the parents and the kids went to Boston Pizza, from my perspective it was a gong show, my kids were CRAZY - I felt very overwhelmed, it was like my boys took a dose of "CRAZY PILLS", hopefully the other parents didn't care.

Oliver eating his spaghetti, I'm not sure if he came up for air!!

MOM, why a picture, can't you see I'm trying to eat, I'm a growing boy!!!!

Hi Mom, "cheese" - ok I better start on my spaghetti and catch up with Oliver!!!!!

Mom says she'll have to buy a cow and more freezers when we are teenagers, I don't understand why???

Entrance to the corn maze, good buddies!!!!

Jackson and "mini me", Hudson and Oliver kept pulling his tail :)

The whole gang
Nola, Oliver, John, Jonathan, Karen, Jessie, Josiah, Hudson and Jackson !!!!

Family Picture - stay tuned, this may be our Christmas Card Pict!!!!

Hudson loved this goat, his name is "Bert", he was very friendly

Oliver kept chasing the rabbits, he wasn't sure he wanted to hold them, just touch them!!

Hudson - such a sweetie, he held about 3 of the bunnies!!!! He was trying his very best to be gentle.

"Born to be Wild" are you singing it ???

Friday, September 17, 2010


Finally, here are some pics from our trip to Cuba. We had an amazing time, the weather was unbelievable, over 35 everyday with some days over 40,it was so nice to get away and just have some relaxation time and time with John. I love my boys dearly with all my heart but this mommy needed some well deserved time on a beach, thank you John for the great b-day present, this is a trip I will remember for a very long time!!!

Here is a pic of the pool, it was huge and we walked past it all the time on our way to the area where we ate.

Here is the opposite view of the pool, as you can see we are tucked away in our own little hideway, if you look at that hill in the background, we hiked up it one day and got some pics, it was so nice that we had no other resorts around us, just peace and quietness, exactly what we wanted!!!

Everywhere we looked everything was so lush, the grass, trees, and flowers were beautiful!!

THE OCEAN - so beautiful and blue!!!

This was the first view I saw when we arrived at our resort, I just sat and looked at the ocean and thanked John for bringing me on this trip, it was a long day, arriving at the Winnipeg airport at about 4am - so after flying for a long time, it was so great to see this picture - I felt like it was a dream just to see the ocean so close.

Here is the opposite way, looking at the lobby!

Clear blue waters - hello fishies!!

The coral was amazing, I couldn't believe all the colours, we snorkelled so much on this trip, it was amazing!!

Some towel art, left by the maid :)

We used the paddle boat many times, this day the heat was very intense , so in jumped John!!!

Supper one night on the balcony, we were serenaded by a mariachi band and they sang
"Besame Mucho" very romantic !

A walkway leading to our room!

John heading out for a scuba dive, he was out for about 2 hours, he really enjoyed it and I relaxed on the beach and I read a book.

This was the view from our room, we paid for garden view but got upgraded to oceanview. It was so nice every morning to pull back the curtains and stare off into the beautiful blue ocean!!! LOVED IT - everyday I kept saying, "I can't believe we're here!!!!"

View of our room, ours is the last one on the left hand side on the bottom. If you click on the pic you will see our towels hanging on our chairs.

Swimming in the ocean!!!

We had a big rain storm one afternoon, everyone one cleared off the beach except us and 2 other couples, it was great just sitting in the rain!!!

Here we are out one night at the Italian ala carte restaurant, it was delicious!!

After the Italian meal we walked past the main eating area and saw it was "Cuban Night" I had to get a picture of this guy!!

Here we are at the top of the hill that we hiked up to. It was so hot this day, and the view was well worth it.

The view from top, you can see the whole resort. Awesome.

Here we are in Havana, it was another hot hot day, but we had a great time touring around Havana, here we are atop a hotel that Ernest Hemingway stayed at for I believe 5 years.

Another pic in Havana!

Back at the resort, we would sit at those tables and chairs each night for a evening perfomance!

More towel art!!

Relaxing on the beach!!!

Our last night, enjoying a meal at the Cuban ala carte restaurant!

Time to go home - it was incredible but now I'm ready to head back and give my 3 monkeys kisses and hugs!!! Time to get back to reality and craziness - wouldn't change it for anything!!!
Adios :)