Friday, August 31, 2012

Day 244

The G Grandkids...all together, and all cooperating. This doesn't happen often, or for long...thank heavens for high speed shutters and digital cameras!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Day 243

The kids got to join me on a photo session at Kiwanis Park so that we could head out on the road to Calgary right afterward. Of course they had to pose for a shot or two :)

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Day 242

Out of nowhere, a flock of dozens of these little birds appeared in our yard! This photo only shows about 6 of them, but they were EVERYWHERE! They were chasing a swarm of tiny insects who also came out of nowhere. Weird, wild stuff!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Day 241

We love to see the temple! We are so blessed to have one in our city!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Day 240

Birthday breakfast for our two August birthday girls! And what a birthday gift - a second round of immunizations, too. Blech. But at least we started the day off right with a breakfast of champions at Dennys!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Day 239

TJ channeled her inner photographer by capturing some amazing wildlife shots for a contest in a magazine. Fingers crossed that she has the winning entry!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Day 238

Date night! This time we chose our favorite Asian restaurant - the BEST food ever!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Day 237

The girls have Archery on the brain these days. They have been practicing their shooting with a dollar-store bow and suction cup arrows, with a target taped on the sliding glass doors. So funny to watch!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 236

The moon looked incredibly big and close tonight. Too bad I don't have a camera to really do it justice!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day 235

B helping out with dinner by grating the cheese. She is always willing to be helpful and is anxious to learn how to do things the way mom does it :)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Day 234

While waiting to see "Total Recall", Lyndon couldn't help but post with the incomparable James Bond. I don't think Lyndon stands a chance against that gun! Can't wait for that movie to come out.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Day 233

Some serious 6 year old conversation going on here! JJ and her bestie - "A"!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Day 232

A sunset Sunday walk around Wascana lake makes for quite the view!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Day 231

Happy 8th birthday to our little monkey! She had a fun party at a waterpark with a few of her besties, complete with banana flavored cupcakes. YUMMY!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Day 230

Free admittance to the local outdoor pool means a LOT of laughs with good friends in the summer time! This time our friends the H family and the D family joined in the fun!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Day 229

I find the open prairie in the summer incredibly beautiful and free. The endless skies and the fields of golden wheat just open my heart up to possibility! LOVE IT!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Day 228

Oh happy day! Time for this almost-8-year old to get her ears pierced! And pink peace signs? Perfection!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Day 227

A circle of friendship! Our YW group (most of them) 2012~!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Day 226

Time to shop for your Christmas gift from Grandma and Grandpa. They sure wish they could have been here to celebrate with you. When you picked out this Mermaid toy, all I could think was, "this is just SO you!"

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Day 225

One of my favorite Sunday destinations - the Legislative Building in the summer. Amazing. Such care is taken to create these beautiful gardens and I could spend hours here, just gazing. I love loving here!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Day 224

Arrrrrrg! Happy 6th birthday to my lovely (and scurvy) Pirate, JJ! What a fun parrrrty. We sure love you, princess, and are so happy to have you in our family!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Day 223

JJ's pal "A" wasn't able to make it to her birthday party, so when we popped by for a visit, she had a gift for JJ to open. Now that is a great friend!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Day 222

I'm getting my "domestic goddess" on with my way cute frilly apron! Who cares if the food stinks, when I look this good?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Day 221

Does that look delicious, or what? Tamber and her friend helped to cook this delicious italian sausage soup, using some of the fresh basil that Tamber has been growing as part of a YW Value Project! It was amazing.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Day 219

You don't have to go far to have a fun campout! The driveway is just far enough away, and hey, the bathrooms are close!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Day 218

This was a first - while out on a date night with my husband, we saw this fun little box that sits at each table, and you can turn it on to hear the sound from any of the TVs around the restaurant! You can turn up the volume as high or low as you'd like and you can still visit while watching. Cool! (This was actually taken Saturday night - we don't go out for dates on Sunday :)

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Day 217

Helping out with the yard work! Many hands makes things sure go faster, and we got a LOT done!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Day 216

Exploring at the Science Center never gets old. It's wonderful to have an inquiring mind!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Day 215

Spent today making up some cute treat bags for the guests of our two birthday girls! One wanted a pirate party, and the other wanted a monkey party! I think they turned out so cute.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Day 214

Sometimes you have to find a spot outside to get some real quiet time - and to hide the fact that you have the iPad from your sisters!