Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone!  Today was such a nice day.  The kids napped so they'd be awake for the big event.  The weather was perfect for trick or treating.

By 6:30pm, we were ready to go!

In their matching capes

Our Jack O' Lantern

Trick or Treat!  Thank you!  Happy Halloween!  Bye!

Some scary homes along the way. Monkey said... "Let's go to the next one!"

Look at this loot!! Batman is watching over Monkey's stash. 

 Until next year!!!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Cheeky Monkey!

Happy Birthday Cheeky Monkey!!!  We ended up having 2 parties (even though we swore we wouldn't do that again).

Popo made him this dinosaur cake.  He did not want to cut the stegosaurus so we had to cut around it.  Needless to say, it was really hard to share this cake

He got lots of toys... magnadoodle, kitchen play dishes, cards, etc.  He didn't sleep that night. 

Our next party was with hubby's side of the family.  Everyone came to our place and the kids put on their costumes.  Monkey was Batman and Bunny was Superbaby.  We couldn't find a Superman bucket so Bunny has a Spiderman bucket to go with his Superman outfit.

Making trouble...

Monkey loves his new table hockey game 

Last stop on the birthday train...  the Markham Museum!  Today is his actual birthday and he had asked to have a day with dada, mama, and baby. So, we promised to take him for a special night out at the Markham Museum for trick or treat! 

We got there later than expected due to traffic so it was hard to take good pictures.

Welcome!  Some areas were definitely creepy due to the old buildings and all.  This, not creepy.  The kids liked it!

Taking a walk with Dada


They went to a lot of effort!

Here he is looking at a witch.   Not sure if he's scared but he is definitely waiting for something to go into the Batman bucket.

Happy Birthday Sweet Cheeks!  Now we can look forward to one more round of Trick or Treating and then it's time for Santa! 

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fall Leaves

It's starting to get cooler here but today was a nice day!
The kids were really happy to be playing in the leaves


More playing...

Baby Bunny loves soccer balls

Ooh... there's the pinky finger again!  (he still eats with this little finger sticking up!)

So good now at using his bike!

Kids are the best!!!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011


It's always nice when you know someone is looking at your ETSY shop.  But it's even nicer when someone groups together your item with a bunch of nice things!

Here's a link to the treasury or just take a peek at the snapshot below.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Our Tree has Arrived!

This past spring, I asked the City to plant a tree on the boulevard in front of my house.  I should have done this a long time ago as my house is the only one without a tree out front.  In September, someone came by to look at the property but then said we "might" get it this fall or we "might" get it next spring.  How specific...

Well, we heard a truck outside of our house and it sounded a lot like a garbage truck.  It wasn't garbage day but we were curious and when we looked out our window, we saw this

The kids were pretty excited.  It started to rain so these guys moved really really fast.

This is what we ended up with.

Baby Bunny is still a little wobbly

So easily distracted...

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Surprise

Today we had a little surprise waiting for us on our doorstep.  The pumpkin fairies dropped off one carving pumpkin and two little baby ones.  Thank you Nonna and Nonno!

What a nice way to cheer us up... especially since both kiddies are sick and the weatherman was wrong again.  No sun today.

Baby Bunny has a fake pumpkin in the toy room.  He can't say pumpkin yet but we know his word for pumpkin is "bum bum ba".  He also same "bum bum ba" when he wants us to read Hop on Pop.  It sounds slightly different so only we know what he's trying to say.  He's really trying to catch up to big brother.  He can say ball, spoon, socks, ma, da and understands so much.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Practicing for Halloween

We love Halloween and even more so now that we have kids.
Cheeky Monkey was Superman/baby for his first Halloween and a Toronto Police Officer last year.   

We picked up this scary guy at our local Walmart.  

Practicing for the big day.  This is the first year that he'll be big enough to climb the stairs on his own and say "Trick or Treat!".

I guess I better hurry up and start sewing his costume

Thursday, October 20, 2011

My City: Ontario Science Centre

This week we went to the Science Centre.  After going to Science Class, Cheeky Monkey was really excited to be going to the Science Centre.

Lots of cool things to read about and touch on the way in

GPS station - definitely wasn't an exhibit when I was growing up

Some very old trees!

The Weston Innovation Centre is really cool for kids.  Baby Bunny and I took a picture and it was "painted" on the big screen below.  The kids were in LOVE with the machine that shoots up little pieces of paper.  I'm sure there's a more scientific name for this thing...

Special exhibit

One of these guys is named Fred

In the old Science Arcade

Can you open the gate?


I love this little car @ KidsPark

Because the kids love to go grocery shopping at their height level.  The only rule is that you have to put the food back.  Feel free to put on an apron and get behind the register.  The kids can punch in how much food should cost and the register drawer actually opens.  Lots of fun here until a gaggle of bigger kids showed up.  Baby Bunny is really oblivious to all but Cheeky Monkey noticed the kids.

Future of Food?

Where we would be without one of these machines?

Maybe it's better not knowing...