Monday, August 30, 2010

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Another lovely afternoon with fun, friends and water.  Check out my rascally rascal schemer trying to squirt her friend.

Have a great day...try to avoid the wet end of the hose :)

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Lazy summer days are the absolute best.  Today, we read books, filled the paddle pool and set back for a truly relaxing afternoon.  Friends came by a little later on and joined us then for a BBQ.  Ah summer...

Enjoy your day!

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Car cleaning today.  Scrub, vacuum, glass, even the wax finish to top it off.  Then I treated myself by attaching the cute Disney family decals I bought in Florida this summer.

Have a great day!

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Dress up is always fun at our house.  Even the boys get in on the play.  These best buds are so adorable together.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

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First real manicure...well, sort of.  Dd accompanied me to the beauty salon today.  She was totally thrilled when Tara, one of the estheticians, offered to paint her nails while she waited for Mommy.  Awesome!

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This is the before photo,  I'm gradually moving back into my classroom.  I can hardly believe school starts in only two weeks!

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Look who came to visit today!  I haven't seen her is almost 6 weeks.  Boy oh boy do babies grow quickly!

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Nanny's garden is a wonderful place where you can find many interesting things.  Too cute!

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Project 365 Day 234

On the road again...I took this on our way home from Terra Nova.  We got underway before lunch and got home early.  I've spent the better part of this lazy day getting caught up on my 365 pics and this blog.  Whew...I think I'm finally up to date.  :)

Have a great day!

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Today, we went on a playground hunt and found a great one along the water in Shoal Harbour.  I couldn't resist including this shot because it captures her exactly as I see her these days.  Beautiful.

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While Daddy was in his meetings today, Mommy and dd went to Salton's Brook to visit the Marine Interpretation Center.  We have been before, but she enjoys it more and more each year.  The touch tank was well stocked with starfish, sea cucumbers, scallops, hermit crabs, small codfish, flounder, anemone, sea peaches...and more, I'm sure.  Dd loved finding all the creatures of different sizes and searching for more in the corals and under the rocks.  Wonderful curiosity.  This is just one of her new friends:

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The annual engineering retreat at Terra Nova began today. All the board members, Daddy included, have several days of meetings, but the families get to enjoy the resort. Evening festivities are shared by all. We have been fortunate to participate in this retreat for 6 or 7 years now and look forward to it every August.

In this shot, dd is a little surprised to find that the heated pool in Newfoundland is much colder than the unheated pool in Florida. That said, she only had a brief moment of hesitation before jumping in and splashing the afternoon away with some friends.

Have a great day!

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A wonderful blue sky with cotton clouds.  Keep the summer days coming.  :)

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Shenanigans at the park.  Dd and her friend always have a great time when they get together.

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Summer Transportation...

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It was a truly beautiful summer day today.  Warm, sunny with a slight breeze, it was the perfect day for a trip to Cape Spear.  We had a picnic and wandered around the most easterly point in North America.

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

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Yay!  We're going to have another new baby in our family!  Congrats to Auntie B and Uncle T!

That makes two new cousins for dd.  We already know that my sister is having another boy in November.  Dd wants this next one to be a girl cousin and wasted no time in telling Auntie B's belly to turn into a girl.  Priceless.

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Daddy and daughter are having their first camp out!  It came complete with BBQ, campfire, marshmallows, smores, shadow puppets and cuddles.  AWESOME!

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These are the most interesting white flowers I have seen in my garden.  I did not plant them, but found them growing among some moss under a black spruce tree.  Feel free to identify this plant if you know what it is.  I just thought they were a pretty, and unexpected discovery.

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Here dd is showing you her personally designed (by her), and custom made (by me) homework bag as requested by her grade 1 teacher.  Tinkerbell, purple sequins and butterfly iron on patches...Homework should be a breeze this year n'est-ce pas?

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School starts next month and dd is going to first grade.  I decided it was time for a desk, but could not find one I liked to go with her bedroom furniture.  So, I bought an unfinished one and am in the process of finishing and antiquing a new desk.  Hopefully we'll be able to park in the garage before school starts.  :)

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The first soccer game after our holiday!  These two friends were inseparable.  Too cute!

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With the good weather comes the yard work.  I almost finished the fence today, but ran out of stain.  Oh well.

Painting is one of those activities that should never really be too public.  The great clothes and hair...rubber gloves...socks in sandals...Hmmm.  Though I am covered in "oxford brown" in this shot, I don't think I was quite as orange as this photo shows.  Thanks, I think, to dh who took this lovely portrait for me today. :)

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I'm playing catch up tonight...Here goes...

A couple of days of rain makes getting out wonderful.  I love this butterfly and his smiley face.  The cutie in the helmet is also a favorite of mine  :)

Friday, August 6, 2010

Project 365 Day 218

And so it begins...I wonder how long it will take to sort and edit the mountain of picture files we created in Florida?  I expect to be looking, frequently, at this screen over the next few days.

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First day home...rediscovering toys and having adventures all over the house.  Too cute for words.  You take my breath away sweet girl!

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Waiting for our connection in Montreal.  I couldn't resist capturing this one.  She was such a good girl on a very long day of travel.

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Fun with Daddy in the pool on the final night of our holiday.  We wanted to stretch out every minute of this excellent holiday.

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Happy birthday sweet princess of mine!

Hoping you all have a great day!

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Woo hoo!  Guess who just landed their spaceship on Mars!  Mission Space was a highlight at Epcot today.

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Poppy taught dd how to make a fountain using pool noodles.  She quickly became a pro.  Here Nanny is coaxing her "Come on...Let's get Poppy!"

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My sweet girl got to open the Hoop De Doo Revue on Nanny's birthday!  A good time was had by all.

Have a great day!