Friday, February 27, 2009

Archival foootage - first feast

Lola's first "solid" food -- delicious sweet potatoes hand blended in the Minto Kitchen.

Lola is pleased.

Today is Grandpa Paul's birthday, so we will eat mushed up sweet potatoes in his honour.

Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


Look out, Phelpsy: there's a new fish in the pond.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Aunt Emily

This weekend we celebrated Aunt Emily's birthday.

Baba and Joseph decorated the traditional Dunton birthday cake. Grandpa Bill made the cake and it was delicious even though he didn't read the directions on the package, it still turned out great.

Joseph is the number one helper when it come to candle extinguishing and Smartie placement. He loves the large number of birthdays that we have in this family. Happy Birthday Aunt Emily!

This is my mom and I. I am wearing my totally adorable outfit that Tanta Ness and Uncle G bought for me in Florida.
Check out how cute it is from behind!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Two years ago today

Two years ago today my mom died. I miss her everyday, sometimes more, sometimes less and always for different reasons. Sometimes it will be a coupon that arrives in the mail or a sale at Shoppers; a woman drinking a coffee from Tim Horton's or a glint in my daughter's eye. The reasons, these reminders, almost always find me without warning and still take my breath away.

Today, missing her was expected so the reasons are different, there are a bunch and all of them make me sad. I miss her because I really could have used her help through the last year or so; it makes me sad that Lola will never get to hear all of her grandmother's crazy stories or meet her namesake. I miss her long winded phone call, e-mails, letters, and kisses; though at the time they all drove me crazy. This week the last phone message I had from her was deleted and I'm still dealing with the fact that never again will I hear my mom tell me that she loved me. Mom would have been so proud of my little girl and loved her so much, I think that is what makes what makes me the saddest.

I put together a bunch of mom stories when she first died planning on adding to it, but never got around to it. I have a couple other mom projects that I just can't seem to get myself to finish up, maybe one day...

Friday, February 20, 2009

Animal Week

It was animal week at Rainbow songs this week, so this is what I wore to music class today. Funky and appropriate, my mom does good work!Also, I love this Jolly Jumper thing!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Bringing you up to date

So, we are back to the land of ice and snow. Here are some pictures of what I got up to the last few days...

The final night of Spring Break '09 was a blast, the dance party rocked until bedtime which is when I puked in my mom's mouth, "wooooo Spring Break '09!"

All the single ladies put your hands up...
Bananas are delicious!
Dad sent mom these roses, all the ladies say "Awwww."

Now that we are home I am working on my dance moves in the Jolly Jumper. I can't wait for Spring Break '10!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Lovin' it in Florida

Seaside dining!
Nudie pool work, Lola prefers no swim suit while doing her pool work.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Let's get crackin'

The trip to Joe's Crab Shack was delicious or at least the adults told me that it was delicious!

Happy Valentines Day

I found a way to help pay for our vacation! Up till now I was giving them away!Dad looks a bit disheveled because he just finished up a tennis game with a gator, no seriously!Reading with Uncle G, he is on reading week you know...

The boys made a delicious Valentine's day dinner, it was amazing.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Six Months Old: A Retrospective

Day 1 - minutes old
Two weeks oldOne month oldTwo months old
Three months old

Four months oldFive months old
Six months old