Thursday, July 18, 2019

Strawberry picking fun

I'm back!!! Who missed me?! Life has been busy with work and two kiddos at home. We also just came back from 10 days in NYC so lots of pics to download and stories to share. 

In the meanwhile, here are a just a 'few' pics of the very end of July when we went strawberry picking. The girls and I usually try to go once a year but this was D's inaugural visit... 

We headed to Marcy's Berries, our regular haunt for strawberries.






Strawberry picking was late this year as spring and summer came late...



Vine ripened strawberries are the very sweetest!!



Matching dresses are my jam.




Hard work makes us hungry so a little family lunch out for the win.


And some more posing LOL.






Have a wonderful (hopefully) sunshiny weekend, lovelies!

Monday, July 1, 2019

A little hair donation

Hello lovelies and Happy Canada Day to this sweet country of ours... So happy to call you home, Canada!

Last year, A decided she would donate her hair... I'm not a fan of longer hair for little girls, I'm going to admit... I find they look so cute with little bobs, lobs or shoulder length hair. But obey her wishes we did, and we grew her hair out to donate .

Here are a few pictures of her little adventure...

We took a few before pics... obvi...




Big sister also got a trim.




My hairdresser of almost 9 years, Jef, did C's locks... and she got a hand massage. #extra


And a steamed drink...


There was so much hair!!! 



All done and so proud of her look.



So was big sis.



My girls are very pleased with their new 'dos. And so is Mom so she doesn't have to spend all summer braiding hair :-).








Friday, June 28, 2019

Last Day of School!!!

And we are out... for those lazy, crazy, fun summ-summ-summa days! Can you tell we are excited!? Here are just a few of those last days of school photos.


 They wanted to dress up in matching outfits for their last day and have all their goodies in tow like the gift cards for teachers and letters. I've been doing this for 5 years now, handwritten from the kiddos  and it almost always brings a tear or two from the teachers they are gifted too. I also always get a little Starbucks gift card for their support teachers for Phys Ed, Music, principal and admin in the office. 

Also, en tow snacks for the class party and my old makeup for "makeovers" for my fourth grade class. 



And a side by side is mandatory... how these girlies have grown! 





My bestie Jenn and I took the girls out to dinner and a show to celebrate year end. A was legit hangry and in fine form. First stop, Graffiti Market with their touch screen tables where you could order from the table and play games on it as well. 


It's only June but this girl's tan is maybe 4 shades darker already!


One of C's swim friends was in the cast of Annie at a local theatre so we all went to see her. 



And that's it for last day of school fun! My girls have both had wonderful years of growth and goodness in this school year. Now they get to enjoy some summer vacay fun!!!

Happy last day of June, loves!








Wednesday, June 26, 2019

What's Up Wednesday- June 2019!






Hello end of June! The sun's shining and summer's here... We are stoked for the end of school and a whole lot of fun has been happening! 

What we're eating this week?

A whole lot of odds and ends.
Monday- turkey kolbassa vegetable soup
Tuesday- end of year swim picnic so we didn't have to cook!!!
Wednesday- I'm thinking grilled seafood and veggies?
Thursday- out to dinner and a show for the last day of school
Friday- We're having a colleague of D over with his family so BBQ for sure 
The weekend is just so far away but a little of this and a little of that!!


What I'm reminiscing about
The days when summer was ALL about taking it easy. Now it's lots of fun but not all the downtime my kiddos used to have when they were babies.

What I'm loving
All of this sunshine and the pool time we are finally getting. ooh and my little backyard patio right by our bedroom where I've been sitting to enjoy the sunshine.



What we've been up to…

Back to back entertaining over the weekend which I usually try to never do but I'm finding happening a couple times this season. C's swim friends (and then A's school friends) came over for a swim on Saturday. 

Mom tip: I usually make all the kids eat fruit and veggies before I get into the sweet stuff.... which their lovely friends brought so much of....



Their parents joined us for drinks after and it was so nice chatting with everyone. Her swim friends are a good group of girls!!

And then Sunday, our framily came and every.single.one of us went in the pool. The temp was 93 and we were very happy.




What I'm dreading…
Nothing!!

What I'm working on
Wrapping up lots of little stuff before my kiddos are home and before all the summer fun/trips are happening.  Errands, chores, organising, assignments...

oh and I got some highlights and a cut



What I'm excited about…
Tomorrow-- when school's out and my lovelies get to start their long weekend early. Woot woot.


What I'm watching/reading…
Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale--- it's such a gut wrenching fictional piece about two sisters during WW2.

And not too much watching TV in the summer. My free time is spent with my books... oh and my family.


What I'm listening to..
My kids bicker LOL... 

What I'm wearing…
Bright colours, sunnies and hats!


(and clearly little to no makeup)


What I'm doing this weekend…
Entertaining some, going to 2-3 parties, maybe a little strawberry picking, packing stuff and Canada Day.

What I'm looking forward to next month? 
No school, a little down time, a lot of family time and some summer fun we have planned!!


What else is new?
Guess who was the top  single fundraiser in her swim team... thank you to all our lovely family who donated. Sidenote, we also won a TV for your efforts.

Just hanging around with her girls after.


She never met a swing she didn't want to be friends with...




Have a wonderful Wednesday, friends!
 Linking up with  Shay and Shaeffer








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