Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa Ray

Look who loves the snow



and his boots, and his snow pants, and his hat, and his mittens, and his coat...

Well LOVE is a strong word, but look who is tolerating them long enough to have fun outside in the winter!!

Uncle Kevin's Bird feeders




Eli-ism


Eli: (watching the birds on the bird feeder during dinner) Shh, be quiet everyone, he will think you are a creditor.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Christmas Fun

Monday, December 21, 2009

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Friday, December 18, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Longing for Summer



Aiden: How many days until we can go camping with Gramps and Lynn??

Monday, December 14, 2009

Xmas Pics



Some small house updates

Friday, December 11, 2009

Holiday Fun


Sunday, November 15, 2009

New Slideshow

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Aiden

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Aiden-isms























Aiden: I can't wear that shirt to school.
Mommy: Why not?
Aiden: It doesn't have stripes.
Mommy: Why does your shirt have to have stripes?
Aiden: It's the only way everyone at schools knows who I am. If I wear that shirt no one will know me!

***When yo are living out of a suitcase you have very few shirts to chose from...come to find out most of Aiden's shirts have stripes.




Mommy: What do you want to take for show and tell?
Aiden: Efa (Uncle Shawn's Irish Wolfhound)
Mommy: Your show and tell has to fit in your backpack. How about we take a picture of her and you take that.
Aiden: OK!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bowling with grandma Jodie

A Day at the Park

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sneak Peak


Nothing is final, but here is a sneak peak at our house.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Good bye house

Here's a slide show of some of the little changes our house went through.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Profound thoughts of a three-year old



Eli: Mommy, where do you put a dog when it dies?
Mommy: You burry its body in the ground.
Eli: But where do you put the head and tail?

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Last day of summer vacation

What a way to celebrate!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Recent Conversations...

Eli reflecting on himself after an arts and crafts project...

Eli: Mommy, I am a painted artist.
Mommy: You sure are Eli. You have paint all over your body.

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Eli: Aiden can I sleep with your stuffed animals?
Aiden: That's ok Eli, you should stick with your stuffed animals.
Eli: But I will be really careful with them.
Aiden: That's ok, just stick with yours. It's better that way.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Camping at Ottawa Lake

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

A "Puppet" Show

The boys created a puppet show using dog toys for Aunt Pat while in California.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Green Meadows Farm

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Recent conversations

Aiden: Mommy, I wanted my ketchup over here.
Mommy: Sorry Aiden, I didn't hear you.
Aiden: That's ok mommy, I still love you.

Eli: Mommy, I changed me into Uli.
Mommy? What?
Eli: I have a U now, not an E.
Eli: Call me Uli.

Mommy: Aiden, time to clean up.
Aiden: Arghhh. Pirates NEVER clean up and pirates NEVER EVER go to bed.
Mommy: What? Do pirates like time-out?
Aiden: We are just pretending. I will clean up.

Our California Vacation

Saturday, June 27, 2009

New scrapbook page

Thursday, June 25, 2009

An afternoon at grandma's

Monday, June 22, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day!


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Road Trip


More pictures to follow, but here is a page dedicated to Five Guys Burgers. A restaurant frequented by. Obama.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Zoo exhibit


What to do on a rainy day? Go to the zoo of course. Who goes to the zoo on a rainy day. Unfortunately lots of field trips, however we had 45 minutes to our selves in the special summer bird exhibit Wings From Down Under. Can't complain about that!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Let's Pretend



Eli: I bad guy, you good guy.
Mommy: No. There are no bad guys.
Eli: Yes Mommy, black is bad guy.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Experimental Cooking...


I have never made a cheese cake, but we needed one for dinner tonight. Here was my attempt.


Chocolate and Peanut Butter Swirl Cheesecake (Gluten-free dairy-free)




Ingredients

* 1 1/2 cups crushed Newman-O's wheat free dairy free cream filled chocolate cookies
* 3 tablespoons Earth Balance buttery spread with olive oil (lactose free/ gluten free), melted
* 10 5/8 ounces extra firm light silken tofu
* 7 7/8 ounces vegan cream cheese (Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese)
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 1/2 cup soymilk
* 3 5/8 ounces chocolate
* 1/3 cup peanut butter
* 2 tablespoons lemon juice
* 1 teaspoons vanilla
* 3 tablespoons cornflour

Directions

1. To make the crust, grease a pie pan.
2.In a large bowl, stir together the cookie crumbs and the
melted butter. Using your fingertips, firmly and evenly press
the mixture into the bottom and sides of the pie plate.
3. For the Cheescake, Preheat the oven to 180°C
5. Drain the tofu and put it and the cream cheese into your
food processor. Blend until smooth.
6. Add the sugar and milk, and process again until sugar is
dissolved, about 3 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients
(except chocolate, peanut butter and crust) and process
until completely smooth, about 3 more minutes.
7. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe container to a
point that it is soft enough to blend with the other ingredients
(be careful, it's easy to burn chocolate in the microwave). You
can also melt it on the stove in a double boiler.
8. Pour half of your blended cream mixture into a seperate bowl
and then fold in the chocolate until it is fully incorporated.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the pie crust.
9. Add the peanut butter to your remaining cream mixture and
blend again until completely smooth. You may want to taste test
at this point to make sure that the peanut butter flavor is
strong enough. If not, add one tablespoon of peanut butter,
blend, then taste test again. Continue in this way until you are
satisfied with the flavor.
10. Swirl the peanut butter mixture into the pie crust on top of
the chocolate mixture layer and bake in the middle of the oven for
about 55 minutes (do not allow to brown). Filling will be slightly
jiggly, not completely set until chilled.
11. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Refrigerate until completely
chilled (the longer, the better).

**Please note that Tofutti Better than Cream Cheese is not certified as gluten -free. The company states that all the ingredients are gluten-free but they state that the ingredients in the vanilla may or may not contain gluten. This may not be acceptable for individuals with severe sensitivities.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Who can give me a good title for these pictures?



All dressed up in his Sunday best...

Congratulations Uncle Keegan



Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

Aidenisms...


Aiden: Does Grandma have the Slime Flu?

Mommy: No. Where did you hear about the Slime Flu?

Aiden: School. At morning news time.

Mommy: What is the Slime Flu?

Aiden: A really bad flu.

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Mommy: Aiden, what did you do at school today?

Aiden: I breathed and walked around.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Spring has Arrived!