Thursday, December 23, 2010

Another Birthday! 1 year old Reuben!

These are just a few shots from the cake portion of the birthday. He's a fun little guy. Soooo busy and inquisitive! Happy Birthday to Reuben.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

John's Birthday

This is one attempt at a recent self photo shoot. We are all in it at least:)

Dirt cake is chocolate cake cut up ,mixed with chocolate pudding, topped with oreo cookies put through the food processor(to resemble dirt) and topped with gummy worms. Fun fun:)

Well the day has come and gone. My John boy is now a whopping 5 years old! :) He Got to have his friend Jackson sleep over. I took them skating, then we had at John's request Mac and cheese with hot dogs and a veggie platter with ranch dip and "Dirt" cake for dessert. They went sliding with Daddy after that and watched a movie with snacks and crashed without a peep between the 4 of them!:) I think it went great.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Chloe's Birthday

Princess Chloe:)
Prince Charming??:)

Chloe asks every year for her birthday to go to a hotel with a swimming pool. So the last couple of years we've headed down to New Liskeard to the hotel(far enough away to warrant needing a hotel and not too far we couldn't do it in a weekend.) for her birthday. Despite the kids having the flu I think we managed to have fun. 6 years old.. wow. She is quite a little lady. I'm pretty proud of her. The cake was baked by and decorated by daddy:) He's pretty talented ya know!
I'm not sure how many more years we'll be able to do that as it's getting pretty cramped for bed space in one hotel room with 6 people! But it's fun for now:)

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Boys are a special breed! :) I once read a saying that said
Little boys are the only thing God can use to make men!
Sometimes i catch myself daydreaming what my boys will be like when they are grown. A missionary, a humble servant.. a sometimes even wonder if they will stray from the Lord.. my prayer is that it wouldn't be that way. I ask John lots if he will still give me hugs when he is older. He assures me faithfully that he will.. I thought i should write this down somewhere just incase he needs a reminder!:) Gotta love those boys.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


This is just a couple of quick photos of our recent trip to the toronto zoo and marineland last weekend. We met up with my grandmother who had never yet met the boys. I met up with a cousin and her fiance at the zoo and my brother and his son at marineland. All in all a good holiday and hopefully it won't be 5 years before i see my family again.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

A First!

Dave is always telling Chloe to stop stretching she's not allowed to grow up, she has to stay daddy's little girl. But progress and change is inevitable.. Chloe has lost her first tooth.. here she proudly displays the prominent hole where "the tooth" used to be. What a cutie!

Friday, June 4, 2010


Here are a few pics from the last week of the children. Sometimes I can hardly believe how fast they are growing up. Nahum will be 3 at the end of the month.

Nahum was playing watersquirters with daddy and the other chidlren but he said he kept getting water in his eyes.. after the glasses were on.. look out!:)

John at green lake at kettle lakes provincial park. See the rubber dingy in the back ground. That's dave and chloe fishing!

How sweet!

Reuben is so jolly and rolling all over the place. He was 5 months on the 23rd of may.

A couple new to us additions...

Well seeing as i blog soooo often. I thought I'd update on some of the things happening here. We recently purchased a van for our growing clan. We are very thankful for it. It currently only seats 7 but a roomy easy to do up car seats 7 . It has the option to get a second back bench so in the future we may end up with that arrangement. For now we have lots of leg room and storage and towing capability. Which brings us to the next addition.
My brother in law had a tent trailer which he got from my mother in law and was looking to sell it. So ,with a name like "CAMPsall" we thought it would be great to move up from the tent we've used for the past several years. It makes the threat of bears a little less scary:) We used it for the first time on the may long weekend. It was wonderful. We hope to enjoy it with the children again this summer.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

All is well

Again an update on Reuben. I had him at the fracture clinic this week and the doctor saw on the xray that already he's starting to grow new bone to heal the break. He's also gaining more movement in the arm as the healing starts. The doctor said that in a year's time if you were to take an xray again we probably wouldn't be able to see where the break was! So what a relief. He's going to be fine and have a fighting chance with those other "rough boys" as Chloe calls them!:)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Reuben update

These are a few pictures from Christmas at my parents.
Reuben and I joined the crew Christmas morning from the hospital. It was a good day.

Just a little update on Reuben. I had him at emerg monday because when he was born he had gotten stuck with his shoulder under my pelvic bone after his head had been delivered so in order to get him out in a timely fashion the doctor had to reach in and get his right arm out and up over his head to turn him enough to get the other shoulder out. (yeah.. ouch) but during that process his collar bone was broken. I had been noticing his cries seemed out of pain when i moved him certain ways and he had little movement in his right arm compared to his left. I have an appointment at the fracture clinic this week with the specialist to see if anything might be done or if it's just a leave it to heal on it's own process which is what the ER doctors thought. But otherwise he's doing well. He and I are just about in the rythym for nursing. About 2 weeks old is when things start to toughen up during nursing for me and also his night times have been pretty easy going.. i get some solid chunks of sleep. Last night I slept from about 10:30 until 5:30. Nahum didn't even wake up. Nahum will often wake up once or twice a night to either pee or just say " I hug you" or something like that. Cute children i have:)