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fabulous friday challenge

Thursday, 31 May 2012

A big thanks to everyone who participated last week! I always enjoy seeing your photos and they always leave me so inspired. Thanks so much for taking the time!

Here's one of my favourite shots from this week. It's a picture of my sister. In a few short weeks, I'll get to meet my new niece or nephew. I am so excited! ♥

Fabulous Friday

Your turn! Post away and have a wonderful weekend!

Just a reminder of the rules:

1. The picture has to be taken by you.
2. The picture has been taken during the past week and it can be a picture you have posted earlier in the week.
3. Link up using the link to your individual blog post and not your main blog address.
4. Please include the Fabulous Friday button (below) in your post to link back to my site.
5. Leave feedback for five other participants. Let them know what you think!
6. By linking up you are okay with me re-posting your photo here if you are chosen for the top five.






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day 120 - long ago before the earth's crust cooled

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Today was a day of geocaching and we covered a lot of ground.

We found a cache at the church where I was a flower girl in the 80s. That church (and the marriage come to think of it) is no longer.

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Then we cached behind the primary school I went to. It's now an OPP training station.

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Oh my god. Add in an "I used to walk to school 3 miles uphill both ways" and I've turned into my dad.

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day 119 - take 37

Okay guys. Mommy needs to get a nice picture of the three of you for a project I'm working on.

Alright, Ava. You're too scared to climb down the stairs? Okay. I'll just take a picture of the boys and I'll get you later.

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::sigh::

Why is this so difficult? PLEASE. Just one picture.

The boys finally become serious...

And Ava picks that exact moment to try to climb down the stairs. Damn it.

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Finally after take 37, a decent picture.

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You know, you'd think that after a billion and one pictures taken, this would get a bit easier.

Apparently not.

On a totally unrelated note, happy birthday Nana!

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day 118 - fo shizzle my wizzle

Monday, 28 May 2012

Today we went from casual caching to commitment and submitted the two caches we hid on Earth Day. We are responsible for making sure they are properly maintained and away from muggles. They survived rain, snow and high winds and were untouched, so we picked good spots.

Here's Ava holding our first cache - a cache filled with random trinkets, a pen and logbook.

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Kindergarten. Teaching children the alphabet, addition and gang signs since 1856.


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day 117 - stolen gum tastes better

This photo is a perfect example of why I will never have a clean house or gum in my purse.

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day 116 - the great fish rescue

Friday, 25 May 2012

Around seven o'clock tonight, I started to wonder what on earth I would blog about today.

The blogging gods heard my call.

Ten minutes later I was upstairs packing away laundry and I heard Ava scream for me. I went running into the room to find water everywhere and Tooty Toot flopping on the hardwood floor. The boys were fooling around and they knocked her plastic container off the bookcase and it split in half.

I grabbed an empty container and ran over to where she was flopping helplessly on the floor. Then it hit me. Oh shit - I have to touch this thing with my hands. Fighting against the part of me that was saying, "This damn thing cost $3.99. Wait for it to stop flopping, pick it up with a kleenex and flush it."

But no. Three little sets of human eyes and three little sets of fish eyes are watching me and expecting me to do something about it.

Enjoy your new home, Tooty Toot.

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fabulous friday challenge

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Welcome to another week! We have been blessed with lots of beautiful weather lately and this past weekend was a long one, giving me extra time to take pictures of the kids.

Here's a shot from Monday.

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Your turn! I can't wait to see what you came up with this week. Have a great weekend!

Just a reminder of the rules:

1. The picture has to be taken by you.
2. The picture has been taken during the past week and it can be a picture you have posted earlier in the week.
3. Link up using the link to your individual blog post and not your main blog address.
4. Please include the Fabulous Friday button (below) in your post to link back to my site.
5. Leave feedback for five other participants. Let them know what you think!
6. By linking up you are okay with me re-posting your photo here if you are chosen for the top five.





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day 115 - touche, environment canada

Apparently this is what happens when Environment Canada forecasts a big snow storm and you call it a liar.

Snow. Everywhere.

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day 114 - time for a trim

Today was haircut day. I wish I had something more exciting for you, but it was a pretty run of the mill, ordinary day.

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day 113 - adventures on earth day

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Another cache found and another first today - we hid two of our own caches not far from our house.

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It was a great day to be outside exploring. Two things are obvious to me as the day comes to a close:

1. We are hooked on geocaching.

2. Miley Cyrus apparently hangs out down by the river.

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day 112 - going to that big swirlie in the sky

The day has come. Our last fish, Mater, is about five minutes away from a swirlie.

The kids got to pick out new fish from the pet store. Here they are with their purchases. Ethan's fish's name is Tootie. I'm totally okay with that, however it doesn't resemble the Tootie I'm thinking of.

Oh wait. It's Tootie Toot.

No it's Stinky Stink (yes we are at the everything-fart-related-is-hilarious phase).

Wait a minute...it's Mater 2.

I have no idea what his name is. All I know is that Mater number one looks to have made a recovery and we have become a four fish family.

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Owen's fish is Fish. Oh wait a tick.....it's MoQueen 2.

Part of the project 365 documentation process is documenting the everyday goings on in the world. Now in no way am I suggesting that the new Happy Meal is as earth shattering or memorable as Burger Buddies were to my childhood, but a mini go instead of half the fries we would throw out anyway is a brilliant idea in my opinion.

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Oh my god, if there were Burger Buddies here right now I would eat a dozen of them.

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day 111 - winding down before bed

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

A totally uneventful day. Here's Ava playing on the iPad before bed.

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day 110 - the bunny rabbit and the giraffe

Finally on the mend, here's Ava and Owen playing dress up before bedtime. The iso was really high, but I'm okay with it. You get the moments when you can and anything is better than using my flash.

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day 109 - thank you little caesars

Today was a reminder that as nice as Toronto is, if I had to drive there every day and sit in traffic I would go insane.

God bless you and your drive thru, Little Caesars. ♥

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day 108 - bedtime fun

Friday, 18 May 2012

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you are having a great long weekend so far. Here is my photo from day 108. Ava was playing the iPad before bed. It was taken with my iPhone so it's not the best photo I've ever taken, but I like it.

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Enjoy the rest of your weekend!



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fabulous friday challenge

Thursday, 17 May 2012

I have taken a crazy amount of pictures this week and am so behind on my editing. I have so many shots I want to post but I have to catch up first!

Here's my favourite shot from this week. I took this photo of Ava tonight while on a photo walk for the camera club I belong to. Ava came with me and once again the kid took better pictures than I did.

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Thanks for joining me for another week! I can't wait to see what inspired you this week! Have a fantastic weekend!

Just a reminder of the rules:

1. The picture has to be taken by you.
2. The picture has been taken during the past week and it can be a picture you have posted earlier in the week.
3. Link up using the link to your individual blog post and not your main blog address.
4. Please include the Fabulous Friday button (below) in your post to link back to my site.
5. Leave feedback for five other participants. Let them know what you think!
6. By linking up you are okay with me re-posting your photo here if you are chosen for the top five.







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day 107 - the sickness continues

Owen was down for the count today. After several days of high temperatures and fevered power naps we went to the doctor. You know the drill - it's a virus that must run its course.

And it did. All over our hardwood floor when he threw up and ended up back in the bath.

Poor Owen.

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As sick as he is, that child can still rock the hell out of a pink bathrobe.

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