Friday, August 31, 2012

August Break: Saying Goodbye to "Summer"

I write this post today with a heavy heart. After this weekend the kids are back to school and we get back into a routine. However the Fall for us means moving. In just about two months we will be saying goodbye to our friends here and moving to Massachusetts. 

I know we will get through it even if we shed a few tears along the way. 

I leave you with pictures of a few wonderful ladies I have met here in Canada. 

I will miss them dearly! Thank you for a great summer filled with wine, movies, and plenty of laughs! Cheers to two more months! Lets make them count! :) 


Thursday, August 30, 2012

August Break: Fun in the Sand

My preschooler and toddler love to play in the sand at the park. We have been going to the "sand"park a lot this month.We are trying to savor the last month of summer. I can't believe how much both of them have grown this summer, and I enjoy seeing how much they love each other. 

When did he get to be a big boy?! 
Have you been doing a lot of one thing this month? Please share your adventures with us! 


Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

August Break: Summer Days

We are trying our best to soak up the last days of summer. 

I love the colors in this Instagram pic I snapped!

Gardening with the family.

Who needs the beach?

 I'm hoping for one more family adventure before summer closes.

XOXO Sarah

Monday, August 27, 2012

August Break: Maternity

Happy Monday! I had the pleasure of taking maternity pictures of my sweet friend Elisabeth and her family. She is expecting her fourth baby in October. She is finally getting her baby girl. 

Hope you enjoy these pictures! 

Doesn't she look great?!

Friday, August 24, 2012

August Break: Colors

I've decided to paint my table. I think I'll do it a soft, buttery yellow.

What do you think?

xo Sarah

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

August Break: Lists

I love the anticipation of a new season. For me, it's like a fresh beginning. I can recharge, re-do my schedule, wear new clothes (or just ones I haven't seen in a long time), and set new goals for myself.

I've been a little too busy making myself lists. It's my way of making an attempt to organize the millions of things running around in my head!

I'll hate to see summer go, but I love me a fresh start!

XO Sarah

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August Break: BuskerFest Port Credit

On Sunday we went to Buskerfest in Port Credit. A busker is a street performer. We were able to see two acts. The kids enjoyed it especially the face painting and balloons.

This act was Snap Boogie. Yes he flipped over all those people.

Throw 2 Catch was the name of these street performers
Flipping through a ring of fire! Amazing!

Monday, August 20, 2012

August Break: Tough Mudder

This past weekend my hubs did the Tough Mudder. It is a very challenging 10 miles course filled with obstacles, swimming, and mountain climbs. It was quite an event to witness and I am so proud of him for doing it. In the process for preparing for this challenge he lost 45 lbs. He did the challenge with 6 of his friends. This is not a course you can finish by yourself. it is about comradery. It is not a race but a challenge! 

Here are some pictures from the event.

Getting them hyped up " Hoorah" 

The funky monkey
Even as a spectator we had to climb the mountain. This is one of the many uphill climbs

Trying to get up Everest

10,000 volts of electroshock therapy


All the Mudders! Finally finished it in 4hrs and 45mins! 
My hubs said he would do it again. It was a tough challenge but he said it was fun. 
Have you or anyone you know ever done one of these types of challenges? 


Friday, August 17, 2012

August Break: Nap Time

Hi Friends!

Today while Liza sleeps and I try to kick my headache, I can't help but think about my grandmother.

Today would have been her 85th birthday. Last year, we celebrated with cake and presents on her porch. She had the biggest smile while we were singing to her. Happy Birthday, Mari!!!!

Today I also lost a cat. My childhood cat was put to sleep this afternoon. So sad! What makes it worse is that I lost two of my three cats at home this summer too!

I am ready for Fall! And for the weekend! We will visit some friends tonight and celebrate another friend tomorrow at his wedding! So exciting!

I'll leave you with my little sleeping beauty.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

August Break: Wednesday

Today is a pretty laid back day. Liza had music class this morning and I spent nap time reorganizing my linen closet (the one that didn't actually hold any linens). I was lucky enough to enjoy some post-nap crabby girl cuddles too! Now, we're getting ready to go play outside! We hope you're having a fabulous day!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August Break: I want to play outside

I am unsure what it is about this picture but I love it! My boy was looking outside at the slide. 
Its been raining a lot here lately and we have been stuck in the house. :( 

How has the weather been where you are? 



Monday, August 13, 2012

August Break: Fishy

Today we are drawing outside and weeding the garden.

"Look mom! I made a fish!!!"

Friday, August 10, 2012

Rain rain go away

It's been rainy here for the past two days. Here is my little girl playing with her leap pad to pass the time on this rainy Friday!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Baby Bump

I am 15 weeks today :)

Enjoy the very bad iPhone picture!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Niagara Botanical Gardens & Butterfly Conservatory

We went to the Botanical Gardens near Niagara Falls. The last time I went there I was 10 years old. I actually can't believe I didn't go sooner, especially since we live so close. It was beautiful! 

I kept trying to capture this butterfly & luckily it stayed for a minute after landing on the flower

Right next door to the gardens is the Butterfly Conservatory. The butterflies are flying all over the place  in a natural habitat. There were so many pretty ones, but they were hard to capture because they were so fast. My big girl kept trying to get one to land on her finger, but didn't have any luck. It was a good experience if you are in the Niagara Falls area you should check it out.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Friday, August 3, 2012

Girlie Fun

Last night I had two of my friends from here over for a drink spur of the moment! We always have a great time!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Picnic and Park Fun


Sarah's Girl picnicking at the bike path

Katey's big girl at the park near the pond