Thursday, December 08, 2016

Crafting Fun

This morning Sean opened his Advent book and it was Pioneer Christmas Crafts.  I had already picked out a craft for us to do and the kids were super excited to get started.

I have to say, it was a really fun way to get our day started.  The kids enjoyed painting their jars while talking about to whom they would give their masterpiece.

The snow is now gently falling and the kids are having quiet time. Soon we shall be on our way to Charlottetown for a dance rehearsal, a bit of shopping, a little treat and a look at some fun Christmas light displays.

Snowman Fun

I meant to post this picture back when we got all our snow but I think the power may have been out when I wanted to post it so here it is now:

My kids are so crazy...cute...but crazy.

We had a quiet day today and this evening I did some Christmas shopping and Marko went out to dinner with his coworkers.  He came home with ribs for me!  I think MarineNav should have more dinner dates!!

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

We Met the Lieutenant Governor Today!

Today the Lieutenant Governor and his wife hosted a lovely open house at his official residence, Fanningbank.  His honour was quite a gracious host. Upon our second walk through the house, he stopped the kids to give each of them his official pin and he stopped for a photo even though someone more important had just arrived.  It was such a cool experience.  The kids and I have been studying Canadian history and were all in awe at being in this beautiful place where the Charlottetown Conference delegates enjoyed various social functions.

 The Honorable  H. Frank Lewis, Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island.

 All geared up for our second walk through this grand home.

 The dinning room.  The table dates back to 1834 when the house was built.

 A beautifully decorated chandelier.

There are nine functional fireplaces throughout the home. 

Monday, December 05, 2016

Sean is 11!

Sean is now officially 11! We had a pretty low key day. We got our school stuff out of the way and then ran some errands before coming home to watch Mythbusters.

Auntie Linda and Uncle Henk came for cake and presents in the evening.

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Sister Time

This morning the kids and I went to Wood Islands to pick up my sister.  I'm so glad that the weather cooperated and the ferries were able to run on schedule.

We enjoyed a delightful visit.  While the kids played Karina and I were able to just chat together like old times and discuss and remember things that matter to us as sisters.  I definitely think we need more sister visits just like this one!

 Here we are taking Karina back to the ferry terminal.

Sean's party was pretty low key.  He didn't want any fuss or fanfare just his friends, some cake and gifts and a movie to watch.  They had a great time together!
 Sean was ever so excited to receive this gift.

It's Late and I'm Sleepy

It has been a busy and full past couple of days. 

Today Sean, Emma-Lyn and Nate went to their curling tournament.  Levi and I sat and watched for a bit and then returned home to get some work done. I managed to clean the house and work on a costume for one of the kids for an upcoming birthday party they will be attending.

In the afternoon I made some mint chocolate sparkle cookies for my folks and homemade mac n' cheese for supper.  In the evening Sean's friend, Gabe came over to spend the night.  Tomorrow afternoon we will be celebrating Sean's birthday and Auntie Karina is coming over tomorrow--that is if the ferry is running.

This evening I enjoyed a lovely night out with some wonderful mamas and we had the most delicious chocolate cake smothered in caramel sauce--it was sooo good!

And this is a picture of a couple of ornaments on our Christmas tree.  I enjoy these red disco balls quite a bit as it reminds me of the ornaments we had on the tree when I was a kid.

Thursday, December 01, 2016

Our Advent Calendar is Ready!

There is a Christmas/winter themed book for each day leading up to Christmas day under the tree.

These are all books we already had on our shelves in case you were wondering if I went out and bought more books!! The kids were a little suspicious this evening at bedtime as I was searching their bookcases for any Christmas books and I wouldn't let them read them tonight.  Hopefully they will be pleasantly surprised in the morning!

Monday, November 28, 2016

Winter Wonderland

In case you were wondering our power went out shortly after I posted last night and it didn't come back on until 8:30 this morning.  There are still many people without power and they may not get power back before late Tuesday into Wednesday.  In fact, only part of Montague has it's power back thus far. We had our friends the MacGregors drop in for coffee and all the enjoyment that having electricity brings.

This afternoon I went for a little walk down by the waterfront and took a few pictures.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Storm is a Blowin'

A short but sweet post.  The storm is blowing snow this way and that and there are power outages across the Island.  So I'm typing quick to get this post up before our power goes out.  Right now it looks like some parts of Montague are out...Stay cozy and warm folks!
We've been decorating! Kids were thrilled!