Monday, 22 May 2017

21/52


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

Jackson & Lily: Tragically all I have this week is iPhone shots and blurry ones at that.  Jackson had something every single night including umping for the younger kids, 3on3 as well as his own baseball games. Lily and I went away for a couple of days then returned for the  long weekend which was full of bbq's and activities. Life has been a little crazy but wonderful. 
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Monday, 15 May 2017

20/52


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

Jackson: I feel as though I hardly see him anymore. Getting a picture is getting harder and harder. School, hockey, baseball, umping, girls and friends - he's a busy guy. 

Lily: This little lady passed her Babysitter Training Course this week. She can't wait to get babysitting although says "no babies" for right now. 

Bobby & Evan: I miss them terribly and they've only just left a couple days ago. I'm planning a post on them very soon.  We hit the homestay jackpot with these two boys who came all the way from China for three weeks at just 10 years old. What an adventure! We really couldn't have loved them more or cried harder when the bus pulled away on Friday. There has already been contact since they've arrived home and I hope it will continue always. 
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Monday, 8 May 2017

19/52


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

Jackson: Jumping season is back. This was taken seconds before he went in and felt the cold of Ruby Lake. 
Lily: Loving my girlfriend's swing underneath a canopy of blue skies and cherry blossoms. How much more picturesque can you get?!
Bobby: He's wit and charm rival Neil's. He loves to throw things right back at him and we love it too. 
Evan: Quiet and sweet. How I will miss his words after every meal "That was very fine Jen. Thank you very much."\
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Thursday, 4 May 2017

18/52 including Bobby & Evan



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

Jackson: Swinging hard at the first practice of the season. 

Lily: Being a monkey at the park. 

Bobby & Evan: These boys have stolen our hearts. Visiting from China, they are staying with us for three weeks to get the "Canadian experience" and improve their English. Week one was wonderful. Bobby understands Neil's sarcastic sense of humour and throws it right back at him. "Get off Centennial Drive" is one of his favourite expressions. Evan is very sweet and a much quieter personality. He lets Bobby do a lot of the talking. After every meal "Jen...that was very fine. Thank you very much." I don't know how I'm going to say goodbye in two weeks but somehow I'll manage I guess. 
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Monday, 24 April 2017

17/52

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

Jackson: Pictured with two of his three hockey coaches at the 2017 Hockey Awards. Jackson didn't receive a Star this year (they only give our three per season) but will always be one in my eyes. 

Lily: Taking a break on a stump after a long walk in the forest. 


Monday, 17 April 2017

16/52

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

Jackson: Purchasing a couple of stuffed bunnies at the book store for some special girl "friends" for Easter. Kills my heart. 

Lily: Her dad has a radio show on our local community station every Friday night. Occasionally Lily (often as one of her alternate personalities) will make an appearance on Cowbell Radio to discuss whatever is on her mind. It's guaranteed entertainment. 

Joining in with the lovely Donna and others for Living Arrows 


Monday, 10 April 2017

15/52

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

Jackson: Mowing the lawn displaying some legs that haven't seen the sun in a long while! :)

Lily: We visited our local resident driftwood alien recently and I figured she'd be thrilled to meet him but I was wrong. She didn't want to get too close to him and wanted to leave as soon as she got her picture with him. Usually things like this are right up her alley but apparently not this time. 

Joining in with Donna and others for Living Arrows.