Thursday, December 08, 2011

Horseback Riding

 Here is Jackson on Symphony - He loved horseback riding, so happy on his b-day to be with his friend Victoria :)

 Off Jackson goes!!!
  No fear at all!

 Oliver patiently waiting to ride the black horse named Black Beauty!

 Hudson waiting to ride Symphony - all 3 boys chose the tallest horses

 At one point Hudson let go and said "Look Mom, no hands"

 Oliver, you are too cute, I love how excited you were to ride Black Beauty!!

 By mom, see you in 1/2 hour!!

Hi ho silver  AWAY!!!!

Gingerbread House and Christmas Cookies

 We look forward to decorating cooking for almost every holiday.  Oliver was all ready to go.  He said, "I better take my shirt off for this"... he did very well, only one bowl of sprinkles fell to the floor!

 Jackson had been asking me for a few weeks to decorate cookies, he was in his glory, decorating and eating the sprinkles.

 Very Focused - good job Hudson!

 Hudson really didn't want to smile for any of the pictures but he did give me one ;)

Almost finished, do they taste ok??

 Delicious Mom!!

 The cream cheese icing is my favourite!!

I could eat these everyday!!!  

Last but not least, our yearly gingerbread house!!

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Jackson Turns 6

Jackson I cannot believe you are 6 years old today.   Time has flown by, I can't believe that at this time 6 years ago you weren't even born yet, we had to wait until 1:30pm for you to arrive.  Now, look at you, you are in kindergarten.  I love you so much, and all the questions you ask, you are a very curious boy who loves to talk, just like your mom.  I'm so happy you had a great party, it made me happy to see you loving every minute of it.  May this year be filled with happiness, laughter and loves.  May it be filled with everything you wish for and more !  You can see from the picture above, so happy with his CARS 2 Movie!

 Football Pj's

 A new shooter that flies out a jet, awesome!

 Look at this great voice changer, my brothers thought it was great, I am going to use this to wake up Dad every morning!!!

 Transformers - this is a typical boys house!  That's why I'm adding some pink to the tree this year!

 A playdough pizza making machine - do you think dad will notice if I switch his regular pepperoni with a pepperoni pizza from my playdough machine?

 LEGO - "mom I love how the boat and come apart"

 Mom and Dad, I love the scooter, can I ride it in the house?

 Jackson requested a beach themed party in December - he wanted a swimming pool cake.  Getting ready to blow out his candles!!!

 Make a wish!!!

The pool cake, I made with oreo cookie ice cream, then filled the buckets with chocolate cake and chocolate mouse, the kids were a bit hyper from the worms and chocolate seashells.  A great party, tons of fun. Once all were in bed and the house was cleaned.... A highlight for me, holding my baby niece Alice and having her fall asleep on me, as I watched some TV.  Thanks to all who came, Jackson had a great great time.  I was so pleased with how everything went.  What will we do next year? :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Yearly Pics

 Well here is our annual family picture taken on our front lawn, you aren't able to see our house from this shot, but hey you get a nice look at the neighbours car and house :)




My 3 Musketeers :)

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Nigel and Susan Get Married

We had a fabulous time at Nigel and Susan's wedding
"Raise Your Mustache"!!

The Happy Couple :)

John and I - we had a great time, good food, great friends, lots of fun dancing!

Congrats to you both, all the best!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween

Tonight was Halloween, we had such a blast, the weather was beautiful and if it weren't a Monday I could of walked all night with my boys. They were so excited and said thank you at each house. Every year it gets easier to just let them run house to house. I loved every minute of it.

3 Excited boys ready to get some loot.
Jackson as Thor, Oliver as Monster #1 and Hudson as Monster #2

I loved their costumes, they will make great dress up clothes for their toy box!!!

You did well boys, sleep tight, get lots of rest you will have a long time to get all of this!!!
Happy Halloween :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Have a Spooktakular Halloween

Happy Halloween! You will have to wait until later to see the boys in their costumes. I just finished our annual caramel apples, delicious!!! White Chocolate coated caramel apples topped with cinnamon and brown sugar, the others are coated in caramel, milk chocolate and skor bits!!!! Good thing I will get up early to do my work out!!! So much fun!!

The boys had a blast with the pumpkin carvings, they didn't want to get messy so they would say, square eyes please..... a triangle nose and then we went on our way, with mom and dad carving the pumpkins. Jackson's is at the very front, Oliver's in the middle, and Hudson's in the back... the back one, needed to have lots of teeth.
Stay tuned for more pics!!!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A New Nephew

The boys were so excited this week to finally meet their new cousin Will. He lives in Vancouver and was born this summer. Baby belongs to Johns sister Cathy and her husband Jamie, just in case people are wondering who had this new nephew!! This week was their first time meeting him and they loved it!! They adore him and just wanted to hug and kiss and hold him all the time. Lots of love to you Will - we hope we can see you more and more!!

I had to add in the other shots with Will, we tried a few times to get a serious picture but these funny ones make me smile!! Welcome to the party Will - I think you boys will be up to lots of mischief!!

Hudson, Will, Jackson, Oliver

Oliver did not want to be in this picture. Oh Will, I had tons of fun snuggling with you!! I sure miss you!!! Auntie loves you very much!!!

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Thanksgiving !!!

We spent thanksgiving this year in Minot, we had a great time and the kids had a blast with their cousins, I snapped this picture just before we were about to eat thanksgiving dinner, way too cute..... John and Oliver worn right out!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

You can call it "Fall" , If that's what you please, But I say, "I love Autumn!"

Autumn has arrived, and we are loving every minute of it. I'm sure the boys get tired of mom saying "wow, look at the leaves", "isn't it beautiful", Autumn is my favourite time of the year. We headed out to the corn maze this afternoon, with our friends Jonathan and Karen along with Jessie and Josiah. The kids loved it. Enjoy the Pics!!! Ps.... Thanks Jackson for posing for this picture!!!

Oliver giving "Mini Me" a big hug!!!

Hudson, on the hayride!!

Born to be Wild!!! Each year they seem to have grown a bit more!!! Best buds for life!!!

There were a few vehicles for the kids to play in. Hudson was playing in this car and to his surprise there was a cat, sleeping on the back area by the window. I love his look of surprise ..."there is a cat there....what the heck??"

Hudson you melted my heart today, watching you hold the bunnies!!! You are definitely the leader of the pack but it was so nice to see your gentleness shine through today :)

Way toooo cute!!!!! Love you Hudson!!!

Oliver you loved the bunnies as well!!! You seemed more perplexed as to what to do with this bunny in your arms!!!!

Jackson loved spending his time driving!!!

Jessie, taking the boys for a ride!!!

Oliver feeding the goat a carrot!!!

Getting ready to pet the brown goat!!!

Hay bale maze - great jumping Oliver!!

Woot Woot!!! We did it!!!
Josiah, Hudson, and Jessie!!!

Being the leader, as usual!!!

Hay ride for Oliver!!!

Having fun!!

Jessie and Hudson in the corn maze.... this was a very dry and hot year, so the corn wasn't that high. High enough for the kids to have a blast - it was just their size!!

Hudson all ready to dive on in!!!

The boys deciding to have quiet time in mom and dad's room!!!

Whose got big and scary eyes??
OLIVER - that's who!!!