Monday, September 26, 2011

went to a wedding

...and here is some of the fun!

before the wedding, we checked into our hotel - Noah was excited because it had beds and a sink! (that was about all it had going for it)

Ethan at the church waiting for the ceremony to begin:

Miles and Grace:

Christie and her parents:

Pr. Doug Reble, Christie and Mark:

The teariest speach I've ever heard in a while:

The coolio (and yummy) cake:

Most beautiful table decorations:

crayons to colour with:

Noah colouring: (before dinner)  His toungue is out because he was colouring, not because he was giving me a raspberry!

Ethan colouring (during the speaches and dessert) there just wasn't enough room for him at the table:

Noah just couldn't last the whole time: (it was about 9pm)

Ethan didn't make it either (about 9pm)

cutting the cake:

first dance:

It was a lovely day on Friday September 23, 2011.  We had a fantastic time, and are so glad that Auntie Christie has married Mark.


Friday, September 23, 2011

Going to a wedding

Our dear friend, Christie Morrow is getting married today to a soon to be very dear friend Mark Wolfe.  We are heading to Stratford for the event, and it looks like it is going to be a steady rain from the forecast over at .  Boo to that, but it shall be a wonderful day none the less.  This is what the boys are giving the happy couple:

Noah`s rendition of Christie and Mark in front of their house

Ethan painted Christie and Mark holding hands.



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Week #3 crop & create

Here we are...week #3 already in the crop & create facebook contest that Scrapbook & Cards today are sponsoring.  Good news: I won for my LO in week #2!!!  hip hip hooray!!! 
So, I'm entering this for week #3:  It is based on a Becky Fleck/pagemaps sketch from SCT spring 2011.  I turned it on the side.

Materials used:  pp-fancy pants; journalling tags-Laina Lamb designs; ink-ranger; doilies-my wedding stash (still!!); seam binding-unknown; thread-coats; pens-staedtler & sharpie; adhesive-beacons & my stick; letter stickers-simple stories.


Sunday, September 18, 2011

Trip to the ROM and the Jays

On Friday, we went to the ROM and saw the Jays BEAT the Yankees 5-4 in the bottom of the 9th.  Loads of fun (and a lot of walking).  Here are some photos.  (some of which I will be using at the Scrapping Nook's summer photo experience, btw!!)

Here we are in front of the ROM (just about 4 blocks or so away from Penny's apartment) and Ethan is hiding behind Brad.

Ethan would alow me to take his photo, but not the nice lady who offered so we could all be together.

Ethan in front of a large dinosaur skeleton.  He wanted to jump in the photo to be flying just like the turtle!

Here, Ethan is digging for dinosaur bones and fossels.

The boys loved the ships - there were lots of paintings and a few models.

Look waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay up - and here we are.  A couple right in front of us were the "go closer to home" contest winners, and got to move from this stunning view, to be right above the Jays' dugout. (they may have been hit by a ball later in the game, as many foul balls went in that direction)

Noah and I enjoying the game

Penny and Ethan enjoying the game.

Noah brought teddy with his Jay's outfit to enjoy the game.

Careful! don't blink - you may miss Bautista being walked again! (4x btw)

It must have been a long day, because in the 8th inning, Ethan fell asleep, and Noah tried, but by the bottom of the 9th, he just couldn't do it any more!
(about 10:30 pm)



Thursday, September 15, 2011

Crop and Create facebook challenge week #2

This is what I created for the Crop & Create facebook challenge this week:

materials used:  pp-cosmo cricket; cardstock-bazzill; letter stickers - pink paislee & authentique; sticker strip-cosmo cricket; thread-coats; journalling strips-bobunny; font-comic sans ms; doilie-the last of my wedding stash; ink-ranger; adhesive-beacons&my stick

Today we're heading "south" to make more memories.  Having dinner with Brad's parents and tomorrow we are going to the ROM and a blue jays game in Toronto, as the boys have a PD day.  Pictures to come!



Wednesday, September 14, 2011

JK - Day 1

Ethan began JK yesterday - what a day of excitement!  He was so proud to be on the bus, and he did talk about how much fun he had.  Here's to 13 more years of fun!

getting shoes on:

so proud!

taking a flower for his teacher:

off of the bus!  Thanks Kelly!

 A bit different for me - very quiet.  Did some errands without any boys, had a nice lunch out with just my hubby and even got some things organized at home.  Next day for Ethan isn't until a week from Thursday.  He is so excited, but has to wait again!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Grade 1 - day 1

Here are my photos of Noah's first day...

before he got on the bus (picked up at our house btw!!!)

getting dropped off.  New bus driver this year - "and she has a baby, mommy, right on the bus, with a car seat and a seatbelt and everything.  The baby isn't really a baby.  The baby is 2." ~Noah



back to the 100 photo challenges at the Scrapping Nook

I hope I can start to catch up - we've taken lots of photos, and I haven't posted them in a while.  Enjoy.

#72 - a family picnic (as set up by Ethan)

#71 Hiking - we hiked this small trail in Southampton to collect our "explore the Bruce" punch:

#3 moon light through trees.  I thought this was quite interesting - I took the photo at about 11 am:

#77 Noah is building a sandcastle:

#2 Just the water:

#79 summer pedicure (for 2011 this = no pedicure)

#53 foot prints in the sand or mud - how about racoon "footprints" on a lawn chair?!

#40 Weiners over a fire:

#1 sunset over water 

#52 watermelon up close:

#42 summer salads:


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cool September so far so...

...I've been able to create!

Here is one I'm entering in the "Crop & Create" facebook challenge.  It is based on a pagemaps sketch found in the 2011 summer edition of scrapbook and cards today magazine:

materials used:  pp- imaginisce; cardstock - bo bunny; letterstickers - october afternoon & doodlebug; adhesive - mystick & beacons; font - jester

materials used:  pp- imaginisce; cardstock - bazzill & bobunny; thread - ikea; pen - staedtler; 3d stickers - sandy lion; foam letter stickers - pink paislee
based on pagemaps sketch August 2011

materials used:  pp - imaginisce, bo bunny; cardstock - bazzill & bobunny; thread - ikea; foam letters - pink paislee; pen - staedtler; ink - ranger; adhesive - beacons

...and why am I using so much BoBunny lately, you ask???  Well!  Let me tell you.  Over at The Scrapping Nook Janice is running a BoBunny contest.  Read about it HERE.  How exciting!!!!  So, I've gone through my stash and have found all sorts of BoBunny - and that is why there is so much BoBunny on my LO's right now.  (Not to mention, I really love BoBunny, and it was really easy finding all sorts of BoBunny in my stash)

Here's one I'm entering in on the pagemaps blog: It is based on a sketch by Becky Fleck

materials used:  word stickers, journalling spot, sailboat sticker & pp - bo bunny; lace - maya road; staples - ek success; thread - coats; ink - ranger; pen - staedtler; letter stickers - cosmo cricket; corner rounder - ek success