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Cool weather & great friends

We are fortunate that on the days when Lincoln’s  regular day care lady (Irene)  is unavailable we have a group of friends we can call on for last-minute child care. Lincoln loves this too and never raises a fuss no matter where I drop him off – he has, however, started throwing mild tantrums when I try to get him dressed to go home at the end of the day, the little stinker.

Lincoln always goes to Jody’s on Fridays to hang out with her and her four-year-old daughter Hailey (and her husband when he is home from work). Jody is also our dedicated back-up day care during school holidays when Irene closes.

Before the snow fell Jody captured this shot of Lincoln and Hailey playing in the leaves.

Lincoln also goes to Owen and Rutka’s (Cohen and Oli’s mom and dad) during the week sometimes. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Midway better watch out for when these two get older.

Two little monkeys sitting in a tree.*

*please note that Owen was standing behind making sure they didn’t fall when this picture was taken. But it won’t be long until they are climbing up there themselves!

Our friends Nicole and Aaron (they have two young boys, Blake and Chase) also watch Lincoln for us when we need them. I don’t have any photos of the three boys (yet) but once I do you’ll be the first to see them.

In honour of American Thanksgiving, which for me means amazing deals during Cyber Monday (think Black Friday but for the Internet) I would like to thank everyone who takes care of our little man when we can’t. We are lucky to have you in our lives.

Now if only we could convince the grandparents to move out West…


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Happy Halloween!

What a fun-filled day we had at the Simmonds’ House! We canned 10 jars of pears, 5 jars of pear sauce and 6 jars of yellow tomato salsa. We carved 3 pumpkins and we took one hamburger out trick-or-treating!

Lincoln loves his pumpkin.

Helping scoop out the pumpkin guts.

Carving two pumpkins at once!


Happy Halloween everyone – this is fun!

Lincoln’s personalized pumpkin.

Lincoln the hamburger – with cheese.

Lincoln didn’t really like some of the other costumes the kids were wearing and even cried a few times. But he loved all the decorations, especially the other pumpkins.

Sitting on the front stoop with dad after a night of trick-or-treating.

Lincoln collected a lot of candy and we only had a handful of trick-or-treater’s, which means there are a lot of tiny candy bars that will be brought to work tomorrow.

Now that Halloween is over it can only mean one thing – let the countdown to Christmas begin!




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We have so much trouble finding boots for Lincoln because of the size of his legs. I had ordered three different sized rubber boots from Old Navy last month, a size 4, 5, & 6, and even though they all would have fit in the foot, we could not get them over Lincoln’s leg. I sent them all back and we have been on the hunt ever since.

At the thrift store this weekend we found this pair for $1.

But because of this:

And this:

We had to make a slight modification so we could get them on Lincoln’s foot.

At least he has waterproof footwear now!

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Pumpkin Patch

We spent Thanksgiving weekend with our good friends Ricardo and Azure-dee in Vernon. On the drive there I spotted a billboard advertising a pumpkin patch and knew we had to make a visit.

We went on Saturday while the turkey was cooking and we were not the only ones who decided to spend the day amongst the corn, gourds and pumpkins.

Lincoln fell asleep just as we were turning in to the patch so we had to wake him up. He had a quick rest on top of a pumpkin but kept busy exploring.

He liked stacking the gourds on top of the pumpkins.

He kept tripping over the vines but managed to stay relatively clean.

Hey, where’d you get that hammer?

From dad of course!

Lincoln was too tired to swing the hammer so no pumpkins were harmed in the making of this post.

Glenn joined us on the family outing and after a game of catch the brothers needed a quick rest in the field next to the pumpkin patch.

Lincoln enjoyed his first Thanksgiving dinner – unfortunately for him he went to bed before the pumpkin pie made its appearance.

We came home with three pumpkins, four baby pumpkins, some decorative corn and a bunch of gourds. We can’t wait until it’s pumpkin carving time!

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