Friday, April 18, 2008


It is currently 23* here, the sun is shining, the birdies are chirping.
Doesn't spring just make you happy?

Monday, April 14, 2008

Phew... slows down again somewhat! Do you ever have one of those weeks where EVERYTHING seems to happen at once? Last week was one of those around here!
First, it was Turn Off the Screens Week here in London, which means no TV, computer (except for homework) or video games. Luckily it was gorgeous weather all week, so the kids managed to go the whole week without complaining once! This was a common sight:

We did make a couple of exceptions so Tim could show his Wii to company. We had Jeff and Ian boxing on it.... quite funny!
Wednesday we had Art's cousin and his wife for dinner, since they were visiting from Carman MB. We also had another family from the church who are also related to Ian and Robin. It was fun, and nice to catch up!
Thursday B&B and family came for dinner after attending the Poultry show here in London. No fancy face painting for the kids this year, though. Too bad, we always look forward to seeing their fancy makeup. Last year they showed up looking like this:

Beth and Zachary

Jeremy had a shark painted around his mouth, but he had eaten most of it off by the time he got to our place. His mouth was the shark's mouth,it was really cool.

This is Bethany and Jeremy's from two years ago:

Aren't they gorgeous?

Friday night was our annual Ladies Auxiliary hosted Euchre Tournament. This year we had 15 tables, which works out to...60 people! It was a lot of fun. At the end of the evening, we have "prizes". When I held up the bicycle horn and asked who should get the prize for being the loudest, everyone yelled "Art!" I don't know why....

Saturday we threw a surprise bridal shower for my brothers fiancee, Kathryn. It was in the afternoon, we did a tea theme. Boy, was she surprised!

It was a very nice afternoon, Kathryn got lots of nice gifts! Since Barbara and I were there with only Bethany and Deanna, we thought it would be nice to go out for dinner with the girls. We dragged Sherri and Kathryn with us and took off for Swiss Chalet. Not something we girls do very often, but it was nice. Maybe we should have more dates, hey girls??

This week Art is up in Northern Ontario, which means he will be gone til Friday. Phooey! But the weather is supposed to be nice again, so the kids and I will be spending lots more time outside!

Have a good week, everyone.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Gonna be a long wait til Christmas!

You know the song "All I want for my TWO FRONT TEETH"? That will be Amanda's new theme song - but hopefully she'll get them before Christmas!

One tooth came out earlier this week. After walking around today looking like Nanny McPhee,

I convinced her to let me try to pull it. She wanted to tie a string to a doorknob and her tooth.... we tried that - no luck! How do you keep the string tied on to a slippery tooth???
Finally - success with good old wiggling and a kleenex. She's pretty happy now!

Natalie wanted her picture taken too - apparently she lost a tooth too - ahem.
Since Art is away (and has been since Wednesday), Amanda got to phone him to give him the momentous news!

"Dad, guess what! My tooth came out!"

So, for all of you that I told "Just remember Allison is the twin with the missing front tooth" - yeah, never mind. You'll just have to ask them who's who. Sorry.