Saturday, July 25, 2009

Beans First Ice Cream Cone!

I really am a terrible blogger lately. I intended on posting these pictures shortly after the Vacation pics but I think the fun in the sun took me away. Too busy in the summer to sit down at a computer for any length of time. So here are some pictures from the beginning of July when we were still at G & G's house and Hunty ate his very first Ice Cream Cone all by himself. He ate every last wee morsel. Bath time followed shortly there after. I have a video at home I will post of this same event that I'm sure everyone will enjoy.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Things I Need to Remind My Self.

"A beautiful mistake...the idea that nothing is really a mistake,that every choice is a lesson,who shapes who we are,who we become..."

"A strong woman is one who feels deeply & loves fiercely. Her tears flow just as abundantly as her laughter. A strong woman is both soft & powerful. She is both practical & spiritual. A strong woman in her essence is a gift to all the world."

"Today, let's fall in love with the woman in the mirror. The one you see everyday but seldom truly look at, the one who gives more than she ever takes. Today let's take nothing, not this day, not this moment, not this chance, not even ourselves, for granted, let's first love who we are."

"People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed
only if there is a light from within."

~ Elizabeth K├╝bler-Ross ~

If we don't change, we don't grow.
If we don't grow, we are not really living.
Growth demands a temporary surrender of security."

~ Gail Sheehy ~

If you look at what you have in life,
You'll always have more.
If you look at what you don't have in life,
You'll never have enough."

~ Oprah Winfrey ~

Your own words are the bricks and mortar
of the dreams you want to realize.
Your words are the greatest power you have.
The words you choose and their use establish the life you experience."

~ Sonia Croquette ~

Friday, July 10, 2009

New Yarn FTW!


A few pics of my very first Yarn Bombing Sighting!
In the Heart of The Platzl in Kimberley no less!

And my pretty new sock yarn!

Vacation Here We Come!

The Bean Packed his Suitcase to go to G and G's!
Apparently, he was ready to go without any clothes!

"We leaving yet Momma?"

On the Road!
I <3 B.C.

We found out that Hunty loves him some Cheesies!

Ok... Ew!

Driving into Radium.

The hoodoos on the way to Cranbrook.
They are always so pretty!

G and G have their own Herd of Deer it seems.
They think there are about a dozen or so that wander in and around there area.
There was one Momma that we saw feeding two little fawns.
I took this pics through the screen door so as not to startle them.
I apologize for the blur.

Daddy and Beany having a big breaky before we head out to Fort Steele for the day.

G and G making up a breakfast big enough for an army!

Sam looking lively in the morning!

"Enough Pics Already Mom! You coming to eat?"

Great Grandpa and the Bean!

If you take a look in the background you can see the chaos this tiny man can do!

My favorite pictures!
Daddy and Beanzors having an afternoon nap!

"I has Trucks!"


"I am SOOO ready for my push now please!"

Young Mr. Caleb.
Caleb is my cousins Son. He is 4 and totally cute!
He came with us to the park for Canada Day.

We needed a coffee before the festivities so we headed to the Safeway where you are always guaranteed to find a Starbucks!

The boys hit it off instantly!

Ohhh... I wanted cute little Canada Day shirts for Hunter and Caleb but was
unsuccessful in finding one small enough for Hunt!
But we got a really kick ass shirt for Caleb for 3$ at the Giant Tiger!

Here is Caleb with his Nana.
Nana is my Aunty Lori.
She has a son my age who I grew up with nearly attached at the hip.
Jason now lived in Vancouver with his wife and young son Ty who is pretty much a spitting image of Jason.
Caleb is my Cousin Kirsten's son. Jason's sister.
I'll draw a family tree later.


Here we have Nana and the Bean lounging on the grass!


Some of the musicians who performed for the festivities.

Ran into ManWoman!
He's a sweet heart.
ManWoman went to school in Cranbrook with my Grandparents although I think they are a few years older. My family has known his family for many years.
He is a wonderfully creative and peaceful soul.
He is inked in Swastikas to promote change in the way people see and understand the swastika.
"It is our aim to detoxify the swastika.
Its original meaning is the auspicious blessing at the source of life"

"Give me that darn camera Momma! Sit down and have some fun already!"

LoL! These are great! Hunter really liked Caleb, and poor Caleb didn't know what to think!

Here is baby girl Teagan!
She is my cousin Lindy's baby girl.

Check out the Roxie Sandals!

Here is Lindy with Teagan.
We were so lucky to see her there at the park.
Quite a lovely surprise.

I needed a pic of these two standing beside each other.
Teagan is 6 months and Hunter is 15 months and he is MAYBE 1 inch taller!

The Cutest Roxie Sandals EVER!

Teagan ate some grass.

Our new friend Nevin.

Caleb loves the Cranbrook Girls Bugle Band!

They did put on a great presentation!
Caleb was glued to the performance!

He He He!
Nevin being silly and playing peek-a-boo behind his stroller.

Rocking out!


Very Yum!

Nana Pam with Hunter and Nana Dana with Nevin.

OMG! If there is one thing I know it is that Kids LOVE Goldfish!
I brought out a small cup of Goldfish and I had four kids swarm me as if they hadn't been fed in DAYS!

"Mom, I sure hope you have more Goldfish somewhere!"

Here are the Four Generations!
Great Gramma Pauline, Me, Hunter, and Nana!

Heading back to Calgary with Nana!

Hunt finally decided to sleep, but only after we realised that he was STARVING and on the verge of dying from STARVATION!
Thank heavens for Mcdonalds.

Finally, we saw a black bear meandering across the road in the park!