Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Strawberry Picking

Christophers favourite item in his school lunch is a jam sandwich. But not any jam sandwich his moms strawberry jam on his sandwich. On Sunday we made our way to Bramble Berry Farms and picked enough berries to make two batches of jam.

We made a challenge between the kids. We knew that would keep them motivated especially Christopher who loves to be a winner. The tactic worked for a short while and Christopher and Charlotte worked against each other to pick the nicest berries. Sophia on the other hand a.k.a. our little director stood back and made sure her siblings were following directions. She's more of a tell you what to do type of person versus hard work type of person. I suppose the world needs leaders to :-)

The next day we cleaner berries and prepared the jam. We included Christopher in this task so he could see from start to finish how it all comes together. He is such a good helper around the house and loves to learn new things.

Monday, July 10, 2017


Who waits to go camping to make s'mores. Not this family. We sparked up our outdoor fire pit and cracked open a s'mores kit. Or as Charlotte says 'snores'


It has taken me 10 years to actually appreciate the home that we have.  A newer bigger house would always be nicer, but right now I love where we live.

It was a beautiful evening here in Stirling. Slight breeze kept the mosquitoes away. Jason and I enjoyed our keto drinks while the kids indulged in to many sweets. 

We sat and chatted, the kids were getting along. It was a beautiful night.  Even Parker sat quietly at my feet watching the fire.

Oak Lake 

We are so fortunate to live close to this small beach located in the Oak Hills. It's tiny and clean, but plenty of room for my little team to safely swim and play with other kids.   

This day we were meeting up with our good friends Rachel and Ashleigh and their beautiful children. 

The weather couldn't have been nicer. The kids all played together and I was able to chat with some like minded moms who also are moms to three kids.  

We ended our afternoon with a plate of poutine and French fries split three ways. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Bouncy Castle SURPRISE!!

Our friends the Dunlops own Extreme Rush - a bouncy castle , rock climbing fun party style business.

Amanda asked about dropping off a bouncer for Sophia since last week was her birthday!

What a great friend. Sophia was thrilled to have her private bouncer.  After hogging the bouncer to themselves for a good hour I began texting neighbours to come and share the wealth :)

Joe showed up, The Aylesworths, our neighbour Lauren, the Monks and finally our friend Shannon and her two kids Hunter and Paeton,

Sunday, July 3, 2016

My second love turned 7.

Last week our sweet girl turned 7.
Instead of a party or expensive GWL visit she asked for her very own IPAD. sOLD!!!

Of course there was still cake and a mini party at Grandma and Grandpa Kerrs house.

At 7 years old my little girl is having so much fun dancing at the Quinte Ballet, becoming an awesome swimmer and is our little budding artist.

We do the Zoo.

We desperately needed a trip to Costco.

Because we're season pass holders at the Toronto Zoo we opted for a quick stop there first before braving the Saturday Costco crowds.

I really wanted the kids to try the gorilla climber.  For $8.00 they can climb all day.  
These two only lasted an hour but it was well worth it.

It was a very short overall zoo visit but we did walk through the butterfly and African pavilions.

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Happy birthday Charlotte.

Putting you to bed tonight as a two-year-old, tomorrow you'll wake up is a big girl. Three years old? seems like only yesterday that we were meeting you for the first time.  
You continue to charm everyone around you. You're blonde curly hair and blue eyes catches everyone's attention. We can't leave the house without a stranger, how gorgeous you are. Daddy and I love you more than you'll ever know.  Even though you're bossy bold and full of spice we wouldn't want you to be any other way.