March 2010

Life25 Mar 2010 07:06 pm

Bonaporte now has a permanent abode on one of our living room walls. It (he/she???) has changed the look of our upper floor dramatically for the better. When applying the paint I was a little nervous but once it dried, it looked great.

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Here is Leah posing with her cool, new scarf that I finished for her just in time for spring. I’m pretty sure she won’t grow out of it by next year though I might have a hard time finding a snazzy jacket like her cool brown one to match it for next winter.


She is one stylish, little girl… maybe I could take a few notes. 🙂

Life20 Mar 2010 10:58 pm

I’ve been loving this weather we have had lately and though I’m sure there is more to come, I want to take advantage of it as much as I can. It is beautiful and warm. Early in the morning is still is a bit chilly but by mid morning all toques are off. If I’m working in the garden, a jacket is not needed either.
Who better to enjoy the outdoors with than with your best buddy? These two are such good friends. They spend so much time together yet are still thrilled to see one another and play. They laugh, run, take turns copying each other and laugh some more. It is fun to watch.
Our backyard is uneven which causes the occasional fall. Leah used to just jump back up, unless she was really hurt, and continue on with what she was doing. Now she requires acknowledgment (Are you okay Leah?), physical affection (Let me kiss it better) and sometimes even wants help to get up.

This time, she saw her friend fall so she fell right beside him intentionally. I waited to give any sort of attention to her to see what she would do. Instead of getting right up again, she stared at me and then started dissecting the grass. When I did acknowledge her fall, then she got up and went back to play. What a character.

Life12 Mar 2010 06:39 pm

I have pruned back many overgrown bushes and trees throughout the yard but no pruning has looked as nice as these forsythia branches. Though I will save the mass pruning for when it is supposed to be done, a little early pruning to add some flowers into our home is worth it.
The wallpaper is gone, the wallpaper residue has been eliminated, plaster has been applied, sanding been done and a decision has finally been made. Our wall is going to be painted tomorrow. Here are the colours we chose from. To see what we finally chose, you will have to come visit (or wait awhile as I am sure I will post some pics at sometime).
Leah learned to walk with the help of this walker. Now she uses it to run circles around the house with her friends while squealing and laughing.
Our indoor garden is growing like crazy. Last Saturday we planted the seeds and they have already grown some nice looking sprouts.
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With some of my daycare kids are off with their moms on spring break, Leah and I have been enjoying some one on one activities we normally don’t do together. She still loves being with her daycare buddies though.



Morgan made us burgers the other night and requested earlier that day I made some special buns to accommodate the size of burgers he was making. He made a papa burger for himself…
…and a toddler burger for Leah.
My only complaint was I that I would like a mama burger for myself. Those papa burgers, while delicious and filling, were a little big for me. But really, how can I complain when my husband makes a great supper for us?

That was really all over the place but that is kind of like our life. Different experiences interwoven and connected by the people experiencing and sharing them.

Life08 Mar 2010 08:15 pm

The other day, Leah and I walked to one of our favourite parks, stopping at a friend’s place so they could walk with us. Their apartment complex, which we used to live in, has beautiful trees in bloom. I couldn’t resist a few shots.



We both had a lot of fun. Leah has became more adventurous, even with other kids at the park. I loved watching her interact with the equipment as well as the kids while I talked and occasionally played, assisted and photographed.


It doesn’t take much to get her hair flying.

Leah loved being on the saucer swing with her buddy. I loved to watch her face erupt with excitement when she played.


What fun times!

Life07 Mar 2010 04:49 pm

Spring has seemed to arrive very early this year with cherry blossoms in beautiful bloom and hyacinths brightening up the drab soil.


Likewise, my gardening friend and I got into some action this weekend by planting our vegetable seeds. They need to be started early indoors where it is nice and warm so they can grow to be robust plants before being able to withstand the outside garden.

I’m tending to them as we have large windows where they can bathe in the sun rays while they grow. Some of the seeds are as small as sesame seeds so they need careful tending which I hope I can provide in order for them to flourish. It’s hard to believe they will be producing juicy tomatoes amongst other vegetables this summer from such a humble beginning.


Here is a sampling of what will be in our gardens this year.


I have also been busy this past week or two making room for these seedlings in the backyard. It used to be a gravel cover spot to park vehicles but with a lot of muscle and sweat, it will be transformed this spring. Unfortunately, once some of the gravel had been removed, all we saw was clay. It still can be a garden spot it just means more work to make it happen.

We have had amazing weather which has been very conducive to working outside. Though it is hard work, it is lovely being in the sunshine. Every time I’ve gone out to work, I’ve had to take off my jacket or sweatshirt as the sun shines.

This week calls for rain which will bring opportunities to get some of the indoor work off of my list. I hope to show you some progress in that neglected department soon.