Tuesday, June 26, 2007


This is a very serious warning for you chocoholics out there...

DO NOT BUY the MnM Meatshops "Chocolate Rush" ice cream.

It is a rich creamy chocolate with a fudge ripple and loads of brownie pieces and chocolate chunks and it is absolutely the most sinfully delicious ice cream you will ever put in your mouth. Every spoonful that is supposed to be the last leads into the next and the next and the next and before you know it the half-cup serving (who the heck can only eat 1/2 cup of ice cream anyways?!...bah!!) has turned into nearly the entire 1.5 litres.

Yup, devoured my 1.5 litres in about 3 sittings. And thus another warning: DO NOT sit down with the whole container and a spoon, actually try and go by the 1/2 cup serving taken out in a small bowl.

And then after all that you will be left feeling so guilty that the only thing to make you feel better is to treat yourself to another 1.5 litre container of Chocolate Rush ice cream. And so the evil cycle continues.

Don't say I didn't warn ya....

Friday, June 22, 2007

Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'

Another milestone for baby Sarah...

On Father's Day I was talking to Dad on the phone. I had put the baby down on the living room floor and went into the kitchen. Dad says, "How's Sarah doing?" so I peaked around the corner to look at her and I'm like, "Oh my Goodness! She rolled over!"

So yeah...I totally missed the event when it happened for the first time but she's now been doing it ever since. Every time I put her down she's over on her belly and then gets upset cause she can't roll back over onto her back again. so cute...before I know it, she'll be crawling...eeek! It's all happening so fast!!





Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Fathers Day

Happy 1st to my WONDERFUL HUBBY!!! and to my AWESOME DAD!!!

and to the rest of the great fathers out there. Hope you're all having a fantastic day!

Friday, June 15, 2007

Summer Splashing

Yup, we finally got a pool! Not exactly the one I want but a pool just the same. And oh what fun we had on Wednesday!

Richard graciously agreed to help Jamie and I start some landscaping in our front yard (he used to do landscaping and we really didn't have a clue where to start) so Tracey brought the 3 girls and a kiddie pool for some backyard swimming to cool off from the summer heat.

Jamie set up the pool, it was a bit chilly at first, but the girls didn't seem to mind too much. Then we set up our sprinkler. Oops! We put it towards the back fence but I didn't realize it would stretch so far and the next thing I knew Tracey was yelling, "It's gonna get the baby!!". Poor little Sarah was chillin' out in her little chair and got quite the shower of water before I had a chance to rescue her. She started to cry but calmed down very quickly and then even seemed to enjoy getting her legs splashed with water afterwards.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Pro Photographer in the Making

An old friend from back home, Michael Blanchard, has a website for his photography that I'd love y'all to check out.

Michael has always been an amazing artist (we took art classes together back in the day...I was learning, he already knew what he was doing...lol), did visual arts in University, now works as the creative director for Eclipse (clothing store), and really into photography. So far, I'm loving his work, I think he has a great eye.

Here's his (temporary) website:

The HDRs are gorgeous, aren't they? Leave comments for him on his site, I'm sure he'd appreciate it.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Pool Time

A little late with this post since the weekend is almost here again but for some reason blogger wouldn't let me add the pics before...anyways, here's my post from Monday...

Well it was another nice weekend. Weather was great, watched a movie ("Because I Said So" ...really liked it!), we spent some time with family at Erykah's birthday party, met our new neighbours, and we had Christa and Kristen over for dinner on Sunday night. Just the kind of weekend I like with a little bit of everything all mixed in.

Sarah had a first on the weekend ...it was her very first time "swimming" in a pool at Erykah's party.

Sarah and I swimming with the birthday girl

Erykah opening her presents...isn't she getting so big?

Friday, June 08, 2007


Happy Birthday to Erykah!! She turns 7 today...wow! Seems like only yesterday I was watching her come into the world. And now she's a big girl with friends and thoughts and dreams and personality and attitude all her own!

And after years of enjoying the most wonderful nieces in the whole world, here I am with my own little girl. And here are some of my little girl's latest pics.

Sarah in her Winnie the Pooh bathrobe - so super soft!

Pretty in Pink

That hair on your face is really prickly Daddy!

Also pretty in Orange

Sarah playing - although she doesn't really "play" yet, more like lays there looking at everything :)

Mommy and Sarah get a visit from Auntie Joann and Uncle Chris (we're so proud of Uncle Chris who is now DR. Uncle Chris!)

Sarah's Winnie the Pooh hat

Sarah and Auntie Tracey at Bella's Birthday Party

Bye for now!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

It's 3am I Must be Lonely

It's not actually 3am but close enough...it 4:37am actually and time is kinda all blurred together at this ungodly hour. Figure I may as well write a blog entry while waiting for baby Sarah to settle. She woke up at 2:55am for a feeding, did that, changed her, fed her again, tried to put her down, she fussed, changed her again, fed again, tried to put her down, she fussed, got her new soother to try, nope, took her to the spare room to lay down with her to see if she would settle, nope, tried aspirating her clogged nose, put her back in her crib with her old soother, she took that for a little while but spit it out again and fussed some more, took her up and tried rocking her, walked with her, shhhh'd her, tried feeding her again, etc. etc. etc. So then I decided..."Ok, she's fed, changed, burped, sang to, rocked, soothed, what else?" And then I put her into her crib and said "Goodnight baby girl, it's okay to go to sleep now." I walked away and closed the door and am now in the spareroom next door listening. She fussed for a bit and then I heard her sucking on her fingers which she often does. And then she fussed a little bit more but no crying at all so I left her alone. And NOW, woohoo! Just checked on her and she has drifted off all on her own....Good girl! And now mommy can return to peaceful slumber...at least for a little while. Night Night!