Wednesday, September 7, 2011

They're Both In School!!!

It's hard for me to believe that both of my munchkins are in school this year.  I wish RooRoo were here to put a picture up to.  She would have been starting grade 1 this year.  Here are the pictures of the kids.  Melody had her first day of grade 5 yesterday and Aizen's  first day of JK was today. 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Wedding Hairstyles For Tiffany

Hey girl!!! Decided I'd make a blog post with all the hairstyles I thought were elegant and fun.  I think we have the same style so I hope this helps a bit.   (((((hugs)))))

The ones that are flower girls pictures I think would look good with your petite face.

Flower girl 1 ~ favourite

Flower girl 2

Half up

Updo with beaded accents ~ favourite (this could work with a veil and then without the veil at the reception)

Updo with a tiara

Pretty ringlets

Unique and intricate

Elegant updo

Messy bun

Sorta half up and down ~ favourite

Half up down ringlets

Very elegant

Wispiesh updo ~ favourite

Hope these help honey!!! Let me know if you'd like some more ideas!!!!!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


It's Aizen's 4th Birthday!!!! Whooo hoooo!!!!!

We sure have been through a lot with this munchkin.  I was 18 weeks pregnant with him when his big sister Ruby passed away and his first ultrasound picture was the day before her funeral.  We saw him for the first time on Valentine's Day of 2007.  He PROUDLY displayed that he was a boy and here's his first perfect picture:

I went high risk with him as I did with all my other pregnancies.  Aizen wasn't planned but he was most certainly wanted.  I went in every week from 31 weeks to 37 weeks to get an ultrasound done and he Always had his hand right near his right cheek.  This picture is from when he was 34 weeks:

Here is the very first picture of him and look at what he did!  Wiggled his hand up so it could be by his cheek.  hehe

This is by far my FAVOURITE newborn picture of him.  Look at those little balled up hands and the nookie that looks huge on his face.

My little guy on his 1st birthday.  He's a total adrenaline junkie and was being held up in the air for this picture:

2 Years Old and trying his very first plum.  Oh he was so excited and he had it everywhere.

3 years old and he got tools for his birthday.  This kid will follow around his papa all day long and try to help him fix things.  It's still one of his favourite toys.

My little man just a few months ago.  Look how much he's grown up.  I can't believe it's the little peanut who used to kick me in the ribs and keep me up all night when I was pregnant with him.

We've had a lot of challenges with him but he's such a sweet little boy.  I can't wait to see how he develops this year.  School will be great for him and althought he is autistic and severely speech delayed he's thriving and suprising us with new things every day.

I love you Stinker Butt (((((hugs from mommy)))))

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Penguins And Stingrays

We are very blessed to have African Penguins and Stingrays at the Toronto Zoo. They are both magnificent creatures and they were my favourite things we visited today. We have season passes and have been waiting months for both of these exhibits to come.

They have the most intersting feet. I was expecting to see small and webbed feet like a duck, but their toes are more like a stubby finger with the webbing. They travel around in a little pack and are truly a co-depedant specifices. Enjoy the pictures.

Look at the bubbles in the next picture. It was so cool to see that from them. They will get air when they surface and release it just like we do when we are swimming under water.

We were SO Excited to see the stingrays. You can touch them and feed them. They are so very soft and will slow down as you touch them. After the kids were done, Daniel took them to the kids zoo and I stayed for another half hour just touching them and taking pictures.

Aizen touching a sting ray:

Melody touching a stingray:

Here Melody is feeding a sting ray. You hold the food between your fingers and put your hand down low to the bottom fo the tank, wait for them to hover over and suck up the food. It feels so strange at first but it's really quite ticklish after you get used to it.

Another picture of Melody petting a sting ray:

Melody's Birthday

I did a post over on my Bugaboo blog and thought I'd put a LINK to it here so I don't have to use up more photo space on blogspot here. We had such a good time and she had a mix of both boys and girls at her party. We went to a local ceramics shop and painted different pieces, the kids each got to pick their own. The finished pieces turned out so well. So, head on over and take a peek. ((((hugs))))

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


It's hard to believe but my little 4 1/2 pounder is now going to be in the double digits.  We're going to be having a fun party at a local ceramics store where the kids get to paint and their masterpieces will be done in the kiln for them.

I'll be sure to update with her "10 year old" photo tomorrow.

I love you sweet Melody and I pray that the next 10 years are filled with fun, joy, laughter and our great night time talks about the Lord!!!!!!

Melody 1 day old in the isolette:

1 Years Old:

2 Years Old (she was the flower girl at our friend's wedding):

3 Years Old:

4 Years Old and jamming at the Science Center!!!

5 Years Old (being silly as always with a pullup on her head!!!!):

6 Years Old and ALREADY learning to drive:

7 Years Old:

8 Years Old (that kid has some really long legs!!!)

9 Years Old:

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Bleeding Hearts Plant In Our Front Yard!!!

The bleeding hearts plant has overtaken this part of our front "garden".  It's such a delicate and dainty plant and it was planted the summer Roo passed away.  Melody wanted it there to remind her of her sister.  Miss you sweet RooBoo!!!!   ((((hugs))))

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


I just finished reading this really great book on introverts.  It's called Self Promotion For Introverts by Nancy Ancowitz.  It's more related to the business world and how to work on yourself but there were some really great things I learned from it.  The one that continues to come to me over and over again is one about receiving compliments.  Here's the quote:

Refute Negative Self-Talk Instead Of Compliments
How do you respond to compliments?  Do you deflect them or say that you don't really deserve them?  You may be so used to minimizing compliments that you're not even aware that you're doing it.  By denying a compliment, you are not only putting yourself down but you're also slighting the person who offered it by doubting her judgement or suggesting that her standards aren't high.  Instead why not graciously say, "Thank you"?

So often I don't think I'm good enough for compliments, they embarass me, I don't like the attention and b/c of my inner self dialogue I honestly don't believe most of them.  This quote really got me thinking of how I'm affecting the other person by responding the way I do.  It's kinda like saying thanks and then crumpling up their compliment and handing it back to them.  I know I get mildly offended when someone doesn't take my sincere and heartfelt compliments, but I never thought about how my rejection affected others.  I was too concerned with how I saw myself and what I thought about myself that it didn't even occur to me that I'd be hurting someone else's feelings by doing this.

I'm now trying to take an assertive role and genuinely accepting compliments when they are given to me.  It's not just about someone wanting to make me feel better, raise my self-esteem and help lift my spirits but it's about not hurting that person in return.  =)