Thursday, September 29, 2011

Can you tell....

that football season has taken over our entire household? Even Lola's artwork is football themed!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Friday night pizza party

If you ask Lola she will tell you that 'Friday nights are for parties'. We have had popcorn parties, movie parties, fashion parties, picnic parties, beauty work parties, and then just regular complete raging parties. But, her favourite by far are the pizza parties.
Pizza parties combine a number of her most loved aspects of all the other parties rolled into one; a pizza party involves pizza, a party, a picnic, a movie, and helping Daddy make dinner.
Lola and Daddy make some pretty delicious pizza.
Lola is in charge of selecting the toppings, which explains why every pizza made includes olives and red peppers.
If you are even in the neighbourhood make sure you stop by for a Friday night party!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Thirty Seven Months Old

Tasty Arts and Crafts

Arts and crafts time around our house has recently graduated from crayons and paper to things much more complicated. This weeks project was tissue paper lollipops.
Not only were they fun and fairly easy to make, they turned out really neat.

Stay tuned for more awesome arts and crafts to come; we have a whole kit of amazing projects to work through.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Celebrating Tamara's 3rd Birthday

Miss Tamara is now 3. We celebrated her 3rd birthday before she headed back out West after their Ontario adventure. It was her first experience being the one feted at a traditional Dunton birthday celebration.There was cake decorating.
Tamara requested a white cake with white icing for her special day.
Baba was more then happy to oblige.

We may have eaten some of the icing and the Smarties while we decorated.
I wore my best ballerina outfit. The femininity and softness of my skirt juxtaposed perfectly against the ruggedness of my bruised and bandaged legs.
And nothing is better then a birthday party where all the kids get a gift. I love my Princess book!
Mom picked out this t-shirt for Tamara. They didn't have a Tanta one, but she felt that this would be sufficient. Happy Birthday Tamara! We hope you had a great one!

Monday, September 12, 2011

For Mikey

So the internet is a weird place; I have these friends who I have never met, will never meet. I know way too much about their personal lives, and they have absolutely no idea that I exist. It is a strange friendship to say the least.

I have no idea how I found them almost all of them, but at some point I did and bookmarked their page and every now and then I check in and see how they are doing. In Jennie's Kitchen is one of those spots, checking in for a new recipe or an update on how her girls. A few weeks ago I was sitting at my desk with a coffee and pulled up her blog and was instantly saddened to read about the death of her husband. I sat at my desk crying for a woman that I have never met wishing that I could do something for her, anything to help her through the terrible heart ache of losing her husband way too soon. So, Lola and I (like many other bakers all over the world) set out to make her husband Mikey's favourite desert and share it with the ones that we love.
The Creamy Peanut Butter Pie was delicious and I still start crying just thinking about why we made it.

I wish that there was more that I could do for Jennie!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Happy 5th Birthday Beej

It is hard to believe, but my good friend Beej turned 5. He had Dylan over to celebrate his big day and to also unveil his new awesome play room. We spent most of our time playing down the basement away from the prying eyes of our parents.
It was a great party and when the parents made us come upstairs they gave us pizza and ice cream cake!
And then there were presents.And then we played Twister.It was pretty much the best party ever. And the adults really enjoyed themselves a lot too. Happy Birthday Beej!

Another Baseball Season Comes to an End

Dad plays baseball in the Beaches Church Division E League. It is pretty intense. Most of their games happen after bed time, but the rare night that the Jokes draw the early game card Mom and I go and cheer them on.
We like to show up nice and early so that Dad and I can get a good stretch and warm up in.
This particular game we got to watch the Jokes completely dominate their opponents and guarantee themselves a place in the playoffs. Dad has three games this week, it is pretty intense.

Go Jokes!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Family Cottage Vacation

This year for our family vacation we decided to get away from it all and head up to a cottage in Minden. Not exactly the deep north, but far enough to get us out of the city.Lola had been looking forward to our cottage vacation for months.
We all adapted to cottage life pretty quickly. There was lots of relaxing,
many arts and crafts sessions,
and breakfasts on the deck.
We also did lots of playing in the lake
and tickles on the dock.
We had lots of visitors too; Shaymus and Tamara came to visit (there are no photos of this visit). Beej also came for a visit and we spent an entire day playing in the lake and building sand castles. While I don't look like it in the photo, but I was so happy to have him over for a sleepover.
Part of our vacation took place on a golf course. Where Dad managed to finally win his first Johnny jacket. Mom, Beej and I hung out at the cottage while the rest of the adults participated in the 15th annual Johnny invitational; but we made it to the golf course in time to see all the teams coming into the 18th green.

Beej even got to drive his Dad's golf cart!

It was a great vacation and we will be back next year!