Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

Passover Seder


Sabbath lunches

It is my complete blessing to have some very kind and gracious young people at my church who humour me by coming for Sunday lunch.  They are an immeasurable blessing to me and my family, particularly my kids, who adore them all.

Here is this Sunday's sticky festivities:

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Back in Business...

The sap is running again... yippee...

Watching the boil with Uncle Jason

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Lego Contest 2016 - Gold and Silver

It was the 25th Annual Lego competition at the Aviation Museum yesterday and the Braden showed very well.  We spent a good 2 weeks stepping on lego around here in preparation....

Cole came is first in the grade 4 to 5 category, and Gabe came in second in the grade 7 and up category.

Essy did well, and I thought her creation was very good, but she was quiet in explaining her creation to the judges, so we'll work on her presentation skills a bit more next year.  She was the cutest presenter, for sure.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Mom Plans

I have all kinds of plans.  
My benevolent parents gave me their surplus office furniture, so I have an actual desk to sit at a sewing machine with a full bobbin ... now I just need to, you know, actually sew something...

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Foley Mountain

We hiked up Foley mountain on a cloudy and soggy day - the view was worth it.

Aunty Lekis - Bird watching

Slow sugaring season

It hasn't been a great sugaring season at home or at the cottage, but that made time for getting instruments out and making some music together and and eating pizza with the extended Gideon clan.  Nine kids altogether!!

Essy rocking out with the mandolin. 
Having pizza with the cousins. 


Cole has been taking more of a ... "can you play with Essy while I do ...blah blah blah..."

This small window into Cole and Essy's life together is pretty typical.  

Good friends...

Saturday, March 12, 2016

good balm

My good friend Vanessa, from Welsh Hill Farms www.welshhill.com, just posted this no her blog and I am sending ti round so you can all buy her lip balm and make her famous...


Sugar sugar....