Sunday, January 31, 2010


Jake has re-discovered his love for snowboarding & has gone a few times this winter season:

Guess who's DYING to try it?

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Disney On Ice

'Disney On Ice -Worlds of Fantasy' came to Phoenix two weekends ago. I wasn't sure if Abigail would be too young to enjoy it but we had a blast!

The day before a friend 'warned' me that all the little girls dress up in Disney dresses (would never have guessed that, thanks Colette). So Friday afternoon I'm in Toys R Us letting my two year old choose her first Disney dress "insert rolled eyes". I've never been a princess-dress-mum so I was surprised when Abby starts naming off Belle, Snow White, Sweeping Beauty - I didn't know she knew all these (how does Disney do that - market to our toddlers without us even knowing??). Anyway, she wanted Ariel but they didn't have it so she chose Tinkerbell:

And, you've got to give it to Disney. They don't do anything less than 100%, the show was very impressive:

You couldn't wipe the smile off her face, or stop the singing & dancing, the whole day:

As I put her to bed I thought "if this is how happy it makes my girl, even I believe in Pixie Dust. Goodnight TinkerAbby".

Reading with a 2.75yr-old

Me: look at the dinosaur Abby, he's sad, why do you think he's sad?
Abby, with sad face: ah, poor him, he's sad because ... he wants a birthday.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Conversation with a 2.75yr-old

Me: Abby!! How many times do I have to tell you not to do that?!
Abby: Three.

Thursday, January 7, 2010


So it may seem that I have posted a lot on how hard it is to deal with the Phoenix heat in the summer. It was the hottest July on record in 2009 so I was at least a little justified. BUT, I'm here to undo some of the complaining. Because Jake, Abby & I spent New Years Day in the back yard. It was a perfect 72 degrees. Abby tried to master her new car, Jake tended to his plants & I read my book on the patio furniture like a happy cat napping in the sun. We also stole these off the neighbour's tree that hangs over into our yard:

And my parents sent pictures of their New Years Day:

Happy Shovelling Dad! Are you counting the days till you come back?! Heehee.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

In Other News ...

Courtney got married! About 20 hours after Greg proposed, in quite a whirlwind story:

Congratulations to the happy couple - can't wait to see you soon!

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Years Eve

Goodbye 2009, Welcome 2010!