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Archive for June 2008

My beautiful sister

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Today we had a fantastic day out and I was able to take some engagement pictures of my sister and future brother-in-law. Here are some pictures of my sister, Melissa. Pictures of Craig and the happy couple to follow tomorrow...







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My little EJ

Thursday, 26 June 2008

Here are some recent pictures of Ethan. These were taken about a month ago.





This one goes out to my AdFarm family...



Here's a little known fact. Ethan's middle name is James after my dad. His nickname is EJ. His nickname comes from Days of Our Lives bad boy EJ DiMera.



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Ava and her binoculars

Wednesday, 25 June 2008

A couple of weeks ago my mom made Ava a pair of binoculars out of a tube of wrapping paper. Talk about a blast from the past. When my sister and I were growing up, we always did stuff like this. I can't tell you how many macaroni pictures, forts and detective agencies we founded way back in the day.









And when exactly was way back in the day? Let's just say I can remember the days when Michael Jackson's video for thriller was more creepy than he was, I was going to marry David Hasselhoff and it was many years before Elmo roamed the earth. Instead, a certain blue furry monster ruled Sesame Street...



I knew this song by heart...



the first record I bought with my own money had this song on it...



and who can forget this classic from my parents' record collection...



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Summertime

Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Can you believe it? New posts from me three days in a row. I am trying for every day this week.

This is a shot I have been after for a while. After many failed yet hilarious attempts, I am finally getting somewhere. Big thanks to Amanda for spinning Ava around and around until we were all ready to get sick...



This is typical Ava and reactions like this are getting harder and harder to capture as she refuses to let me take her picture. As a result any pictures I get of her now are through total trickery...



Ahhh...the pasty white skin that can only mean the beginning of summer...



Speaking of summertime, this song goes out to three crazy chicks who have convinced me to go see the New Kids on the Block in concert in September. You know who you are.

They're a bit on the washed up side, the dance moves haven't changed one bit and something strange is going on with Jordan's eyes, but the tune is pretty catchy. Without further ado, I give you...the New Kids on the Block.

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African Lion Safari

A couple of weeks ago we took Ava to African Lion Safari as she loves animals - especially elephants, giraffes and rhinos. It was a hit with her as well as a blast from the past for Jason and I. I remember going when I was about five years old and my sister and I freaking out because the monkeys were jumping all over the car. Here are some pictures:

Ava watching the elephant round up...



Ava wondering what on earth is going on. Where did all of these monkeys come from? I like how the air conditioning is blowing her hair around.



One of the monkeys was pretty interested in Ava and she found them equally entertaining. Jason and I? Not so much. This was about five seconds before two monkeys slid down the back window of our van, bending the wiper. Damn monkeys...

This also marked the end of Ava's attention span. We let her run around the van while we drove around the park and it was right about this time she discovered my lip gloss in the front of the van as well as the change in the ash tray...



Owen in his carseat...



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Father's Day

Monday, 23 June 2008

Here are some pictures from Father's Day last weekend. Upon review, I have discovered that I don't have any pictures of Jason with the kids. Not good. Anyway, here they are.

Ethan is on the left and Owen is on the right...



Ethan...



Owen...



Ava and her first popsicle of the year...



Ethan and Emma in the hammock...



The boys playing together. The boys got a good look at each other and they started to babble back and forth. They got pretty worked up and it was pretty funny to watch them interact.



Ethan...



Owen top...





Chevy McDougall...





Ava and Emma...



All five McDougall grandchildren. Not a great picture, but it's the best I was able to get considering Ava won't let me take pictures of her anymore and it is almost impossible to get five kids to look at the same time...



Ava being pushed on the swing by Aunt Karen who was not photographed at her request. :)



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Playing in the hammock

Friday, 20 June 2008

Here are a few pictures from Father's Day. Ava and her cousin Emma were playing in Grandma's hammock.

Ava won't let me take pictures of her anymore, so I had to get creative...



A picture of Ava as she whizzed by...



Emma playing in the hammock...



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The answers...

Wednesday, 11 June 2008

As promised, here are the answers and the results tallied from both polls (the one that didn't work and the one that didn't).

This is Ethan. 75% of you guessed correctly!



This is Owen. 80% of you guessed correctly. 7% thought it was the same kid, and at a quick glance it sure looks like it, but nope. Different kid. :) One way to tell is that they both have cowlicks, but Ethan's is more prominent. Another quick way is Owen has a birthmark in the centre of his forehead (easier to notice when you click on the picture and view the bigger image). The boys also have slightly different shaped heads - Ethan's head is more long and Owen's head is more round. The final clue was that they are wearing different t-shirts.



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Here is a picture of both of the boys taken the same day. Ethan is on the left and Owen is on the right.



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Pop quiz

Monday, 9 June 2008

Sorry for the delay in posting. Things have been pretty crazy lately. Here are some recent pictures along with a quick quiz to test you. Answers to come on Wednesday!







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