Thursday, April 28, 2016


Not much to report on today.  We did our regular homeschool stuff and tonight I went to my dance class and the homeschool meeting. 

So, here I give you a little look into something I like to collect.  I like to find unique coffee/tea cups.  I love this little one. When I noticed the Eiffel Tower on it I decided that as Sean and I work  through our travel journals, I'll look for cups that represent each county I "visit."

 Love the little flower at the bottom of the cup.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Earrings and Other Fun Projects

This morning the kids dove right into their own creative project.  They pulled out their collection of beads and other odds and ends and they each made me a pair of earrings!  It was the sweetest thing!

Here I am modeling the pair that Emma-Lyn made me.

Sean, being the enterprising lad that he is, started working out their business plan of setting up a lemonade/jewellery stand.

We spent some time doing our school stuff outside but it was still a little chilly so finished up at the kitchen table.

In the afternoon the kids and I tackled taking out the large ugly bush in our front yard.  We did a lot of cutting and shoveling, pulling and pushing and with much strength finally pulled it out of the ground.  Then the kids took turns carting away the twigs and branches in the wagon.

Once we had all that cleaned up Sean wanted to try out the juicer.  He and Nate set to work juicing our clementines, a couple carrots, apple pieces and a little lemon.  The end result was okay but not quite what they were hoping for.  I'm seeing more experimenting in their future!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Friends Helping Friends

Today we took time off from the books  to head in town to help out dear friends of ours.  Levi got to play with the Bowmans while the rest of us headed over to the Johnson's house.

My sweet friend Melinda and her family are moving back to the States and in a  bit of a whirlwind so we wanted to do what we could to help ease this stressful event.  The kids played together while Melinda and I went through shelves upon shelves of books and packed them up. It was nice to chat and pack together.

Melinda and her sweet little Abashai. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Tinker Time

 Today the kids enjoyed some tinker time with their homeschool group.  They each got to work with a different set of interesting materials to complete fun challenges.  They had to build a structure that stood up on it's own.  Then they had to make it taller.  Another challenge was to make something you could wear. And at one point they got to switch materials with someone else. Lots of fun creativity! The kids had a blast!

 Happily tinkering away.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Homemade Burger Love

This evening for a treat we had our own burger love creations.  Sean desperately wanted to try the Go Bananas burger from the Frosty Treat in Kensington but we just couldn't justify driving all the way out there for an overpriced burger.  

That's when we settled on creating our own burger masterpieces.  The boys decided to try to recreate the Go Bananas one complete with waffles, banana slices and hazelnut spread but minus the ice cream pop. 

 Marko created his own unique burger called the Renaissance.  It was made up of  a slice of Gouda cheese,  a 5oz prime rib patty, zesty relish, Dijon mustard, two slices of crispy bacon, radicchio and spinach with chipotle ranch dressing in a kaiser bun. He quite enjoyed his labour of burger love.

I on the other hand, am pretty much  all burgered out.  Even while tasting the latest burgers my taste buds just haven't been in it.  I just sit there thinking I'm eating--another-- burger. Sigh.   So tonight I opted for the ever popular simple salad!

 Nate and his Go Bananas burger.

 The Renaissance.

 The inside look of the Go Bananas burger.

My simple salad with a poppy seed dressing.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Colours for Cancer

This afternoon the kids took part in the Colours for Cancer fundraiser held at the Church of Christ.  All the proceeds go to the QEH Pediatric Oncology & the IWK's Oncology Deptments.  The kids enjoyed creating their masterpieces and enjoying some snacks.  Emma-Lyn and Nate also decided to get their face painted.

 Sean creating his "Morning in Tibet."

 Super Girl!
 Camo Boy
And this evening it was time for more cake as we celebrated this lovely lady's birthday!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Fun at Victoria Park

After we got our housework done we headed down to Victoria Park to meet up with our other homeschooling friends to hangout and enjoy the marvelous warmth from the sun!  It was glorious!

The kids had a blast and I thoroughly enjoyed myself as well. Afterwards we went to Owl's Hollow and each of the children got to plant a seed that they got to take home. A fun little way to celebrate Earth Day.

This evening I enjoyed a lovely time with some girlfriends.  We tried some more burgers, had some birthday cake and enjoyed a movie.  Great start to the weekend.

 My wonderful friend Alex and her daughter brought this fun ribbon stick to the park.  It was a hit.  Emma-Lyn really enjoyed it.

 Celeste and Holly with the ribbon stick.

Celeste decided it would be fun to wrap her mom up in the ribbon.  Alex is such a great sport!!