Monday, 24 April 2017

17/52

  "a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: Pictured with two of his three hockey coaches at the 2017 Hockey Awards. Jackson didn't receive a Star this year (they only give our three per season) but will always be one in my eyes. 

Lily: Taking a break on a stump after a long walk in the forest. 


Monday, 17 April 2017

16/52

 "a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: Purchasing a couple of stuffed bunnies at the book store for some special girl "friends" for Easter. Kills my heart. 

Lily: Her dad has a radio show on our local community station every Friday night. Occasionally Lily (often as one of her alternate personalities) will make an appearance on Cowbell Radio to discuss whatever is on her mind. It's guaranteed entertainment. 

Joining in with the lovely Donna and others for Living Arrows 


Monday, 10 April 2017

15/52

"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: Mowing the lawn displaying some legs that haven't seen the sun in a long while! :)

Lily: We visited our local resident driftwood alien recently and I figured she'd be thrilled to meet him but I was wrong. She didn't want to get too close to him and wanted to leave as soon as she got her picture with him. Usually things like this are right up her alley but apparently not this time. 

Joining in with Donna and others for Living Arrows. 

Monday, 3 April 2017

14/52

"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: Golf season is about to begin and he's pumped about it. He got a new bag and a friend gave him his old (but pratically brand new) clubs. Now all he needs is proper shoes and he's ready to roll. 

Lily: We've had a bit of sunshine here and there lately so she's back to flipping around on the trampoline. Once the better weather hits, this girl is always outside and the trampoline is one of her favourite places.

Joining in with Donna and others for Living Arrows


Sunday, 26 March 2017

Back to Reality - Goodbye Spring Break

Spring Break has come and gone for another year. I'm always a little sad (well a lot sad) when it ends as it means the kids are on their way to finishing school for the year and getting older and moving on. They grow so fast. It seems our SB always consists of the same things - hockey, a trip to the city as well as the Skagit Valley, movies (we saw Hidden Figures and Beauty and the Beast), several walks in the woods and trips to the beach plus lots of time with friends and family.

 We've had a good break. I only worked 3 days of the 2 weeks so I'm feeling pretty relaxed other than my bad arm.  My right arm/shoulder has been causing me grief for a couple of months now. I recently got a cortisone shot in my shoulder and really hoped that would do the trick but all it seemed to do was move the pain totally to my arm. I hoped it would heal with no work but no success. Back to the doctor I go I guess. 

Anyhoo, it was good to have some time off. Jackson said today that he was looking forward to school tomorrow to see everyone. Lily had some tears when I kissed her goodnight as she isn't interested in going back just yet. They both do great with routines so I'm sure it will only be til the end of the week for things to go back to life before the break. I've already signed agendas, made lunches and laid out clothes for the AM. Back to reality begins in the morning. 

13/52

"a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson & Lily: Bigger, older kids posing for their Mama once again in the daffodils of the Skagit Valley. See 2015 here and 2016 here. I love yearly traiditons and this one is one of my favs!!!

Linking up with the lovely Donna and others for Living Arrows.

Thursday, 23 March 2017

12/52

 "a portrait of, and occasionally a quote from my children, once a week, every week, in 2017"

Jackson: We went to North Delta last week for a hockey tourney. Jackson scored the game winning goal in two different games and received the MVP for game 2. The team went on to win Gold (4th) in their division. The teams were evenly matched so it was great fun to play and watch. 

Lily: While in North Delta, Lily and I and some good friends went to see Beauty and the Beast in IMAX 3D. While we both felt a little dizzy initially, it was such fun to see the movie in a great theatre, especially with those new extra comfy seats. 

Joining in extra late this week with beautiful Donna and others for Living Arrows.