Monday, 16 October 2017

42/52

  "a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson & Lily: Some may consider me ridiculous but I hope and have most always gotten certain photos from my kids along with and even before the weekly shots I've been getting for Living Arrows over the years. I NEED :) a birthday shot, pumpkin patch photos (as seen here), several in their Halloween costumes, a shot with Santa, in front of the tree Christmas Eve and on Christmas morning with their stockings, a first and last day of school photo, one with their current teacher or somewhere at the school - I'm sure I'm missing some. I have a big list. The kids are used to my camera in their face. I suppose my required photos are a lot of passing holiday's but I do also insist we get several with grandparents and special people in our lives every single year. May be silly to some, but I LOVE photos, I always have and photographing certain milestones of my kids is important to me. I guess i feel like you never know what tomorrow will bring. Hopefully one day they will love that I have captured all these memories for them. I know I will cherish them forever. 
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Monday, 9 October 2017

41/52


 "a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: My boy went to see IT with his friends this week. I kind of can't believe it. 
He's too young for that isn't he?! Wishful thinking I guess.

Lily: She's a lover of fall just like me and happy to pose in front of or amongst the leaves any time I ask. 
She's my muse and I'm so grateful for her.  

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Sunday, 1 October 2017

40/52

 "a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: My sweet little big man turned 14 on the 30th. He's a strong, athletic, happy kid. He is kind and well liked. I love him so much. 

Lily: Unlike previous years, she is happy to have a bit of a busier schedule. She has joined the school bike club, is in Acro and Musical Theatre at the dance academy and has just last week become a Girl Guide. We'll see how things go but so far so good with that much on her plate. 

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Friday, 29 September 2017

Almost 14!!!



Another year, another birthday quiz. My sweet little big man will be 14 tomorrow!!!  He's been taller than me for ages and is very close to overcoming Neil in height soon. He's kind and loving with a load of smart-ass mixed in to make him whole. Some of his answers are similar or exact to last year''s and others different without any pre-reading. I'll always question the where he wants to go to school answer but am thrilled to be the kindest person he knows. I'm sad he's into Family Guy however I know that's pretty normal for a teenage boy. He's a good kid, people tell us that all the time. I love him so much. 14! As ever, it's crazy and shocking. I know it shouldn't be but it is.

1. Tomorrow you'll be 14, how do you think you'll feel when you wake up
     "no different"

2. What are you most proud of yourself for?
     "being a good sport"

3. Describe yourself in three words
    "fun, athletic and a good person"

4. What do you want to do when you grow up?
     "MLB player"

5. Where do you think you'll go to college
    "I want to go to the University of Oregon"

6. Who is your hero?
    "Justin Smoak"

7. What do you like most about school?
    "foods class"

8. What is something that makes you angry?
    "when I have a lot of homework"

9. What makes you happy?
    "hockey and baseball"

10. Who is the kindest person you know?
      "my Mom"

11. What is your favourite
      movie "Field of Dreams"  food "a good peanut and jam sandwich" song "Way Back by Travis Scott" month             "December" tv show "Family Guy even though Mom hates it"  book scoffs..."Nothing at this time"

 12. Where do you hope to live when you grow up?
      "Toronto" 

13. Do you dream of anything?
      "making the MLB"

14. Describe your family...
      Dad "nice guy"  Mom "great" Lily "annoying and nice"

15. What do you like about your sister?
      "that she doesn't bug me too much"

We missed doing an  "Almost 10" but click on the others to read how his quizzes differ. 
Almost 9, Almost 11, Almost 12, & Almost 13

Monday, 25 September 2017

39/52


"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: He's addicted to his phone and it kills me. It's so tough these days to stop the madness. When I take the phone away he is basically helpless and has no idea what to do with himself. It's a battle for sure. 

Lily: Here I thought I'd let the week lapse without taking any photos of my girl. Then I went to upload some other pics and found these gems. She LOVES a wig and becoming someone else. She begged me for this wig in the dollar store the other day. I gave in and I think she's put it on every day since. 


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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

38/52


"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: He LOVES our puppies but is certainly more keen on George than he is Penny. She can be a real little brat though so I understand I guess. :)

Lily: Her and I got out of our cozy beds to a rainy Sunday morning and walked the Terry Fox run with my mom, sister and nephew. We ran for some special people we've lost to cancer that we know would've loved to be getting out of bed to go for a walk rain or shine. 

All shots are from my phone this week. Going back to school means life is a little bit crazy pants. I don't know how to keep up with everything but hopefully somehow I'll manage and pass my course. Fingers crossed!!!

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Monday, 11 September 2017

37/52

  "a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson & Lily: Both kids had a great first day of grades 7 & 9. This was the very first time EVER I didn't push certain clothes for the first day and hilariously Jackson wore the same shirt that he wore for the first day of grade 8. Hockey started this week (yay for Jackson's getting AP'd on the rep team this year)and dance begins next week. The routine of a school year has begun again. 

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