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Thursday, April 16, 2009

Great couple of weeks. One of the highlights was meeting baby Dylan (belongs to Chris & Miia of Halifax). The super duper little caper stole our hearts during his wee visit to London. Thank you Miia for doing the drive!

Kyle and Rebecca :-)

Mike reading to Lily and Dylan. Lily was quite patient with Dylan when he tried to eat her books.

Lily is all ready for her Easter Morning Egg Hunt. Connie set it up for the younger ones to be able to follow footsteps to eggs. Whalen found it too easy!

Lily and Cora comparing notes in the laundry room.

Lily and her super sonic puddles!


I love this photo of Lyle. He's quietly surveying the yard to see what work needs to be done before he starts his new job next week.

At 21 weeks pregnant I'm beginning to take the shape of a pear :-)

For years we've been promising Uncle John that we'd go bowling with him, and we finally did this past Monday!

Uncle John and Lily setting the pins.

Yeah - the two year old kicked my butt! And yes, my husband got three strikes on his final frame to edge towards victory!

The Szala-Pilon-Vickers party

Seriously - I go bowling just for the shoes :-)

The Children's Museum is always a great place to go during a day off school. On Good Friday they offered cookie and egg decorating as well as a viewings of the Easter Bunny.

Lily's hair is getting seriously curly these days!

Lily and Mike decorating her cookie

Lily is wondering what all the fuss on the other side of the room is about. Yet another great example of her 'stink face'.

Lily enjoyed visiting with Baby Dylan from Halifax. She especially enjoyed rubbing his forehead and calling him Fuzzy.

Chris and Miia's love ~ Dylan

Lily would run up to Dylan and 'tickle' him and in response he would give her a great big giggle!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Welcome back :-) I find it rather sad that it's been more than a month since my last blog. However, life has been hectic - in a good way :-)

We had March Break where we had my nephew Whalen, my niece Cora, their dad Anthony and his girlfriend Liz down for a visit. We also attended my cousin Diane's baby shower as well as a visit with our friends in Courtice. It's been rather hectic - but fun!

School is going well. I spent about 18 hours working on report cards at the end of March and have started my final term with my grade 6 and 7 students. I know that I'm a candidate to be hired by the School Board that I'm currently working for, but we haven't heard whether or not there is a job for me. We're still waiting....

Here are some pictures, in no particular order....

Karen and I smiling for the camera! It's been a year since we were in Teacher's College together!

Mike has started he seedlings in our basement. We're part of a community garden and he and Lily are already on top of things!

Lily and Mike at swimming lessons.

And she's off!!

Lily is checking out the ducks below the bridge.

Szala family photo at Gibbons Park in London.

Arden enjoying the spring.

The Baby Shower Crew - my cousin's 13 year old Dakota, my Aunt Chrissy, cousin Diane and the co-organizer Natalie.

A photo of the gift in better in light. I had fun making it for my cousin and her upcoming little boy.

An attempt at capturing the gift that I made for Dianne.

It's been almost ten years since we met and we still love each other :-)

Mike and Lily at the park. A few minutes after this Lily was watching a young boy on the teeter-tawter and got her nose bonked that resulted in her first ever nose bleed :-(

The baby shower wiped her out.

Lily is using the microscope at the Children's Museum.

Spring has Sprung!

Lily is trying to keep it all together!

Lily LOVES reading books and being read to.

Lily at the Take-out at the Mini-McDonald's at the Children's Museum.

Moving from the Native exhibit to the Pioneer exhibit.

Lily and her horses.

Lily and Whalen waiting for the horses.

Cora and Liz are involved with with system of maple syrup.

Get him, Cora!

Mike is explaining to Lily that maple syrup comes from trees :-)

Lily and Mike on a pony ride at the Maple Sugar Bush.

Lily enjoying her ice cream cone - I'm sure of it!

Pamela and Mike :-)

Pamela and Whalen.

Group photo at the Children's Museum ~ Cora, Pamela, Whalen, Lily, Mike, Liz and Antony.

On St. Patrick's Day, Lily and I hung out with Erin, Prue and Gigi at the Children's Museum. Erin and Prue attempting to make the balls bounce.

We hung out with Gigi on St. Patrick's Day :-)