Monday, August 17, 2015


Finally!! Time to go to Kricklewood Farm!! I can't even begin to explain what a sunflower field does to my soul!
I don't think I could ever resist smiling when I see this!

Even Maelie was a *bit* into it, though she wouldn't admit it! Here she is taking a selfie!

A more serious look...

Maelie had enough but she was a great sport! Especially in this heat!!

Ta-Da!!!! Love this pic...

More selfies!!

After I took a failed selfie of myself, Maelie showed me how it was done!

But Maelie... we can't see the sunflowersssssssss!!

Once back at the barn, a crew of goats were staring at us! Note that they didn't really want to step out of the shade...!


Thank you for letting us visit the sunflowers! We'll be back for sure :)

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Long Island Locks

Sometimes some weird things happen! and I know they happen for a reason.

This past weekend, I told Maelie to hop in the car. We'd leave for an adventure to take pictures. Not knowing where we would end up, we just left.

I had checked Facebook and a colleague was selling her tickets to see Theresa Caputo that night. I always wanted to see her, but the tickets were so pricey. I offered my colleague to buy them at half the price if she didn't have any other offers, but I couldn't afford the full price. We just had to wait to see what she would respond.

So, back to driving someplace... at one point I turned towards a park that had a small sign saying "Locks" with an arrow. We were in an area I'd never been before.

Maelie and I walked to see the locks, and lo' and behold... this is what we saw:

Now what are the odds that we would end up at the LONG ISLAND locks, the same day I was waiting to see if I could go see the LONG ISLAND Medium?? I figured it was a sign! Once we left the locks, I got a message from my colleague that she would let us have the tickets that night!!

Maelie managed to climb a tree!

I love taking pictures of her!!

Maelie stood on the gate of the locks. Soon after a boat came in and so they drained the water out.

Aren't her new shoes cute?? :)

We headed out to pick up the tickets for the show, shopped a little while we waited, and then went to the Canadian Tire Center! It was an awesome show. I love how healing Theresa is. So many people got answers they had been waiting for for years!!

Next road trip? Pictures with sunflowers!! Now to convince Maelie that it will be awesome....

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Summer vacation 2015!

I just got my pics off my camera and realized that I did not carry my camera everywhere this year!! It was so hot during our vacation that the less stuff attached to your body, the better!
I really like this one of Lucas though. What we don't see on the picture is that he was trying on Maelie's flip flops!


When Maelie looked at the pics on the camera, and she saw this one below, she was wondering why she had such hairy legs!! She thought she had shaved! Thankfully, she realized it was Lucas trying on her flip flops!

We visited the Lake and the kids enjoyed swimming. We had SUCH hot weather!

Nathan looks like he is walking in the air!

Lucas enjoyed grabbing Maelie and throwing her up in the air!

Beautiful view!!

Wherever we go, the kids have to spot the frogs and toads.

They loved the boat ride with my dad's cousin Pierre! The teens look so cool there at the front!

One evening, I have my three nephews to myself! I took them go-karting. Nathan was old enough to go on the small go karts. Brennan was still too small, but he got to ride as Lucas' passenger.

We stopped by the park and water games.

This is the part that Maelie enjoys the most! The ATV!


After a week away from home, we returned to our place, and Jo and the boys came too. It was still nice and hot, so the pool was quite convenient!

We went to spend a day at Calypso and I don't have one single pic to prove it! I did get a super tan though!!

The next day, we went to Bate Island. The squirrels and the geese were SO friendly!!

And they were a bit greedy... they wanted to steal Maelie's purse!

If there is a rock & water, the rock MUST be thrown!

Lucas looking like the ever so cool teen ;)

Sadly all vacations come to an end and reality kicks in!!
It was great while it lasted, and so sad to see my family go.

Good bye summer vacay... until next time!

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A quick dip in Quebec!

Before our week off with Jo and the boys, we had a quick visit with Jacinthe and her family in Quebec! Now that they moved out there, we don't see them as often as we wish! They welcomed us with open arms .... and pool!
We played board games all weekend, enjoyed each other's company, and the girls swam & shopped.
Such a great beginning to my summer vacay!! :)

Monday, July 20, 2015

Weekend in Vald'or!

We headed off to Vald'or to visit my dearest friend Kath and her family :) Her kids are a bit younger than Maelie but they enjoy each other like just like old friends would!

Rock throwing is a very popular sport for young and old!

Tree carving to leave our mark!

Maelie's request was that Kath take a pic of her in the hammock :) SHe's seen many pics on Kath's instragram in her hammock, so this was the ONE thing she REALLY wanted!

ahhhhhh.....this is the life!!

This is a pic she fell in love with!

We had a great time, we visited the beach, played board games, ate fajitas, and talked and talked and talked!! I am blessed to have such wonderful people in my life!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Greeting committee! & cute pets

Naomie was gone for a week to visit the Grand Canyon with her class. We babysat Peluche during that time as Sonia and Patrick were out of town. When we went for a walk one day, Mika the cat was out too. Peluche doesn't care if you are a dog, a cat a bird, a bear, etc....! he LOVES you!

So happy to get to smell his favorite cat! Mika is SO relaxed, he just nonchalantly walks around our street.

After this waslk, we went to Naomie's school to greet her! The trip was very demanding physically and emotionally, so we wanted to be there to support her. Maelie made a sign for her to welcome her back!!

Friday, June 26, 2015

June picture dump!

June is a story told in Blackberry pics!
A few warm pool days :)

A sweet girl - love her so much!!

This basket was a gift from her sisters when she was very little!! Sadly, it was time to let it go to someone else who would enjoy it...

Loving her sombrero!!

It was also a month of for me to celebrate my 40th bday!!! Maelie took over the decorating with nice flower balloons!

She and I have an inside joke about construction cones... so she made me happy bday cones!! Gotta love her thoughtfulness!!!

This is the most positive bday news ever! :)
I was also treated to some PB & chocolate cupcakes at work from my manager! yum! delicious!!!
End of school teachers gifts... Thankfully we had one or two cool enough days to bring them to school! The gym teacher had gobbled his up before the end of the day... so no worries that they would melt!!

Once school was out, Maelie attended my work BBQ and she was put to work cooking the hot dogs!