Friday, December 24, 2010

Ginger Bread

Well.. It's Christmas number 2 for Charlotte.
Oh how she's grown...
Oh how I've grown!
Last year this time I was a scared new mother, pretty much a milk truck for my new daughter.
This year- I am still a scared new mother- but not as much as I envisioned myself being. and as of about 3 weeks ago- Charlotte switched herself to a bottle.. so I can no longer be called a milk truck.. although I do miss it!
anyway.. here she was last year with our gingerbread house
Look, she couldn't even hold up her head!

here she is this year, a little girly, all ready for Christmas!

yumm gingerbread!

Wow... what a difference a year makes. 

Have a wonderful, blessed holiday my friends. 
Jane, Matthew, Charlotte and remembering our Noah. 

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Photo Update

We've had a busy few weeks. I've been getting a lot of substitute teaching work, Matt's been busy looking after Charlotte and looking for work! and on top of everything, it's almost Christmas!
I love being on daddy's shoulders! 

Here I am with Mummy

The littlest one in our family puts the angel on the tree!... I know.. not a good choice of PJ's for Christmas decoration night... but the Halloween pj's still fit!

here are the three of us

and, matty and I

all ready for a walk in bowring park

here are the three of us, looking a little Cyclopes like... only one eye for each of us!

me in my backpack

Charlotte in her adorable owl dress!

ready for the santa claus parade!

with Grandma GG

with Poppy!

and here she is with santa! hahaha
She hated him! maybe next year we might see a smile!
It's been a great few weeks! We look forward to the rest of the year, and welcoming a wonderful 2011

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Our Trek Across the Country

Ok.... So maybe from Ontario to Newfoundland isn't even half way across the country, but still.. it's long, and with a 1 year old, it's REALLY long!

1st, we went to Kingston. Matt's parents, siblings, and many of our friends live in Kingston. So we spent 6 days there before the big trip. So, with a FULL mini van, we drove the 3 hours from Brampton to Kingston

IN Kingston, we saw Auntie Kristin (It's annoying that the picture is sideways!)

and Uncle Steve and Auntie Tanya! (Uncle steve is growing some weird facial hair, Mummy thinks he looks a little like Abe Lincoln)

Also, It was my birthday! S I got lots of presents! 

Here I am looking cute!

Kimmy came to visit us, and we went out to lunch, and to visit Noah at the cemetery.  It was the first time I got to 'walk' around there! I really wanted to sit on the mud, but mummy didn't want my dress to get all dirty and then the dirt get on my carseat!

Here is a Panoramic shot matt took of part of the baby section of the cemetery

and, here I am waiting for my lunch... not very patiently :) 

There were many more pictures taken while in Kingston, but most of the time, I took them on my Mother In Laws camera, or on another camera which we have yet to locate :) We had a great week! It was a nice way to spend Charlotte's birthday!

So, off we went! Van full, and Matt with a.. Mustache! He was finished work and it was 'movember', so he decided facial hair was the way to go.. as you'll see, it didn't take long for him to shave it off

here is me, on our trek

Charlotte did a lot of this .. sleeping! which was great! 

Pseudo Casey came along, Charlotte loves him!

going into the tunnel in Quebec

In the Tunnel

The first night, we stayed in Levis Quebec, just outside Quebec City. A cute little hotel. We woke up to this.......

We woke up to SNOW... and then we realized we didn't have a snow brush, so we found a Rona, and got one!

here is matt, with the new snowbrush

We crossed over into New Brunswick! 

Watch out for MOOSE!
In NewBrunswick we stayed at my Great Aunt Fay and Uncle Sam's house! it was great to spend time with them! We got a picture or two... on the camera which we have yet to locate!

In Nova Scotia, we visited Sheryl and Christian. .. Chris bought a bunch of seafood, including Oysters. I couldn't bring myself to try them raw, Matt and Chris did though! 

Charlotte had lots of fun at Sheryl and Chris' house!

ALong the way, we saw our moving truck!!! 
and a fun car carrier! with squished cars on it!

Matt, happy to be almost home, and facial hair free

Cape Breton, almost to the ferry!

Here is the ferry to Newfoundland!  

And.. believe it or not, we didn't get any pictures of our drive across Newfoundland. We were tired, and just wanted to get to St. John's. It was dark when we passed the St. John's city sign... but we are here, and we are loving it! 

Photos of our time thus far... to come!