Friday, December 31, 2010
For the next year and next decade I am going to try and take some advice from Bennett and William W. Purkey who said:
"You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth."
I hope you'll try too.
Oh, how Bennett loved those belly dancers....
Thursday, December 30, 2010
December has pretty much been a blur. Since we had such fun at Disney last year we thought we would go again and bring my parents. What we thought would be a relaxing, fun vacation in a warmer climate turned into a bit of an ordeal. On our first day there my father ended up in the hospital with an infected foot and had to have surgery - he was released the day before we left. Overall he had some great treatment and a good experience with Florida's healthcare system - having insurance helped of course. He's happy to be home and the foot is getting better. Hopefully we'll be able to convince him to try Disney again someday.
It was a crazy week with my dad in the hospital and Bennett and my mother both celebrating birthdays. Neither went as planned but that's life I guess. Fortunately, Auntie Bonnie managed to save the day with a quick birthday party the day we left Orlando.
If I were to ever get a tattoo it would probably include the words "*#it Happens". Those who know me well would know that's pretty much the theme of my life - especially for the last four years. Bennett found out when I was 5.5 months pregnant that life can be one heck of a bumpy ride. So you might as well hang on tight, try your best and squeeze in fun whenever you can.
And that's pretty much what we did on our Florida vacation...enjoy the video and the song.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
We went to our local Santa Claus Parade this past weekend. Bennett was so excited all week and would ask about it every morning. It was cold so we bundled him up in last year's snow suit (which is too small - I must go shopping soon). I even made hot chocolate with milk on the stove and filled our thermos. Bennett was so very patient as we waited for 45 minutes for the parade to start and then another 2 hours for it to finish. He cheered and waved at every float and happily sipped away at his hot chocolate milk. As you can see in the video above, he was so star struck by Santa at the end that he waved with his right hand!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Bennett had a great Halloween. He had two parties because he goes to two schools! On the actual evening he had a lot of fun knocking on doors. He was actually rehearsing before he left. He would walk up to a wall, knock on it and say "Trick or Treat, then candy, then thank you, bye, bye, next house". By the time it was all done, he was back at home and had even more fun handing out the candy. He kept looking out the window saying, "more kids, I hope so".
He is turning into a bit of a chatterbox (music to the ears)! I'm going to try to get some it on video soon.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
The Wiggles put on a very good show. We all loved it and I'm kind of sad that by the time they make it back to Canada, Bennett will likely be too old to go again.
Sam - the Yellow Wiggle. Bennett's jaw pretty much hit the floor when he walked right beside us.
The only Wiggle that wasn't there was Murray. His replacement was great though. Of course Dorothy the Dinosaur, Henry the Octopus and Wags the Dog made appearances.
Dancing to Hot Potato.
More dancing...this is my favourite video.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
The hardest part was keeping the temperature stable but it worked out.Maybe not the fanciest table setting but hey - we WERE camping! And the food was good.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Just a few pictures of the new house. We've been here for 1.5 months now and I think it feels like home for all of us. Bennett settled in very quickly - he even refused to drive by the old house the day after we moved. Murphy took a little longer and paced for the first few nights. We haven't unpacked much but fortunately there's lots of room to hide the boxes. We have yet to hang any pictures and there are only curtains in the living room and blinds in our bedroom. We've met most of our new neighbours who seem very nice although we really miss our old neighbours.
Lots of work left to do but we have lots of time to do it!
Monday, October 4, 2010
Bennett had a great time - as usual and enjoyed stopping (a lot) to examine every pine needle, leaf, blade of grass, etc. He also had fun rolling in the grass - a new favourite. You can watch his antics as well as enjoy some of his developing language skills in the video at the bottom.
I promise to deliver a couple more updates this week including the promised house photos as well as a JK update.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Pictures of the new house next....stay tuned....
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Here's Bennett helping to wash the vehicles. (As you can see, he's really not that much help).
Bennett and Grandma practicing counting to twenty in French. He did a lot better the first couple of times. It seems Murphy wants to learn as well...
Speaking of Murphy....here's a picture of him napping with Jim. I don't know how he stayed balanced up there.
And now for some pictures of the house. Not much to look at. The outside is done except for some trim work and our garage door. Inside, we have drywall. They are supposed to paint and texture our ceilings this week. I was reassured by the builder yesterday that I was ok to hire movers. I've started the packing - there's no looking back now...
Dining Room & Kitchen