Monday, August 24, 2009

Little Mommy

Such a little Mommy. She asks me almost everyday if the baby will like her:-) She's a great big sister! Jennifer is benefitting from her practicing to take care of the baby.

Ben's Wedding

We were in NY this past weekend for our dear friend Ben's wedding. Brian and Ben have been friends since grade 4! Ben was a groomsman in our wedding, and Brian was a groomsman in his. It was supposed to be an outside ceremony, but due to weather (crazy rain!) it had to be inside. They had the wedding at a place called the Crooked Lake House, which is very neat and very old. It was a popular hangout back in the day, and was Teddy Roosevelt's favourite place to come when he was Govenor of New York. That reminds me of Newsies (love that movie!). Anyway, the place was starting to need some tlc, apparently business has been slow the past few years due to the economic times, but wow, what potential in the place. It was very castle-like, I loved it! The room where they got married was a newer addition, so no stone walls or anything:-(

Ben & Nicole!

I was sitting beside Ben's great-aunt, she's about 75 or something, and she asked me who I was. I said I was one of the groomsman's wife. She said "Which one? The handsome one?" pointing at Brian. I thought that was cute and funny.

Recessional, walking with Gabe, Ben's sister.

Ben & Nick, cake cutting

Maybe a little hard to see. It was the first dance and the entire wedding party joined them on the dance floor and did goofy dances.

Program on each seat, after the ceremony we were each to say a prayer for them and place the rock in a big vase at the front, they will keep the vase/rocks in their home. Nice idea.

Awesome table assignments. Ben is a worldclass mountain climber, and has been everywhere, literally, climbing. The take home gift was a small jar of homemade jam, with a tag on the top with your name and the name of a mountain he has summited.
We were at the Vinson Massif table, a 16-some-odd-thousand ft high mountain in Antarctica.

On each table was a pic of him at the summit, and an explanation about the mountain and his experience there. Ben is one of only about 600 people to ever summit Vinson Massif (which is impressive in rock climbing world)
We had lots of fun at the wedding, and are happy for our friend!

Things We Miss

We miss having Janessa and Jillaine with us! Here is one funny reason why:

"Put the cord up"...this is what I meant...

...and this is what they would do...

I would spend 5 minutes each nap time trying to untwist and unravel the cord in the proper way. It's like one of those Chinese puzzle things! But now every time I put the cord up I laugh and remember their vacation with us! Such a fun time!

Monday, August 17, 2009

North Carolina Fun

We spent the weekend in NC visiting some good friends. They live near this awesome park, with little rides for the kids, a carousel, boat rides, and a train. I didn't get any pics of the train, as we were all riding on it. It took us around the park, and went under a little tunnel and everything. It was very cool. We had a great weekend and the kids all had a blast together! Now I just need a little sleep to recover:-)

Swinging high!

Boat rides. Brooks loved this! Our little friend Bobby is "driving" them in front.

A happier Brooks, safe with Daddy on the Merry Go 'Round

The first attempt on the Carousel, Brooks was very nervous. His little body was shaking. He really doesn't like trying new things like that, he's very timid at first.

Kenna watched it go around and claimed the kitty cat right off the bat. She loved it, and wasn't scared at all, which is what we'd expect from her.


Kenna: before. It was long! Just a little trim for her.

Brooks: After. It's short!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Silly face!

While I Was Sleeping

While I was napping the girls were in charge...and look and what happens!

A big princess hammer Brian 'won' at Busch Gardens for being a weakling in the sledge hammer whacking game, I suppose. The kids think it's awesome.

Pretty Princess

Mr Potato Head


Oh, poor, poor Brooksie!

He is a pretty boy...but come on!

After all was said and done they dressed him up properly. I'm sure he was grateful:-)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Another Baby

Just cause we could never have too many blue-eyed cutie pies around here...

I am due on March 23rd...

Kenna only likes girls, and Brooks only likes boys, I think they'll be thrilled either way though:-)


Loving the princess dress up!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Random pics

Eating lots of cherries!

Thank you girls. It's a bunny rabbit. Poor boy.

Snuggling together!