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Cruise!!

On a break working late tonight, thought I’d blog even though no one blogs anymore. I’ve prepaid my hosting fees for at least another year I think? So I’m going to blog! Ha ha.

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A few pictures from fall last year. Watson playing in this old tree shelter that Derick added a little deck to. Makes the perfect jumping off board for the trampoline. :) Not much cuter than a little toddler who can’t even talk play make believe with toys!IMG_3006

Well this might be cuter. Lol. Totally busted Chipits thief! Not that he cares. I was pretty impressed he got them open actually. I used to hide chocolate chips in my closet as a kid. Oh was that just me? And jello powder?

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I’m not sure anyone is more excited to get older than Baker man. He wants so much to be able to do all the things Van and Boss can do. I scored this little turtle shell for 25 cents at a thrift store, and it’s perfect for my little “-inja”.

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Derick found this bike at the dump and sprayed it up nice for his bday. Ha ha. Added a few stickers, good as new. :) I love how easily pleased kids are. I really believe kids come to us so sweet, and the trick is not spoiling them and ruining them like a piece of bad fruit. Ha ha. Some days I feel like we’re winning, some days we’re losing!

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Van with his lego combine he built. Didn’t even know he knew what combines looked like in that much detail! Lol. The kids can pretty much have as much lego as they want since it’s the most adorable thing to see their little lego creations! They’ve got a little city going on in their bedroom nook. Ha ha. This Christmas they got some “girl” colours just to give their lego box some diversity. Ha ha. Though I’ve always taught them girls don’t have specific colours, that every colour is for every person if they want it to be. Never hurts to mix in some pink and purple into the box.

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In October a bunch of our close friends were going on a cruise. We’d been thinking about it leading up to it, but just couldn’t make up our minds! A week before we decided to go for it! Since we finally decided to definitely try for another little one in the coming year, (I’m due August 28!), we thought it would be awesome to squeeze in another trip before the pregnancy and newborn grounded the whole family for a good couple of years. Ha ha. So glad we did! Not sure if going on a cruise could ever be a bad choice! Ha. Especially with good friends. :)

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We ported out of Galveston, Texas, and I loved spending Saturday night and Sunday morning there. Why oh why can’t Canada have a billion old houses and buildings just packed with amazing history and character!? Well, western Canada. I really live in the wrong place. I mean, I like the mountains…but…I also like Target and Nordstrom Rack. I love shopping online and shipping stuff to Babb. I like to joke that I’m just going to the mall when I head there to pick up my packages. Ha ha. A mall full of my pre-packaged orders from every one of my favourite stores in one place just 30 minutes away. A girl can dream. I digress. palm

This resort in Mexico was definitely a highlight for me. Love me some pool lounging. Not a huge fan of salt water…or big waves…
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I know I’ve said it before, but I really can’t recommend a cruise enough! And I get crazy carsick super easy, but the patch totally did the trick for me both times now. No seasickness at all. It’s like stepping into a completely different world for a week! Makes you feel ten years younger…or something anyways. Lol. Like you’re going back in time to when you were a completely irresponsible kid again. IMG_3183IMG_3200

Ha ha Derick still waking up from a little nap. We definitely stayed out a bit later than we should, but that’s half the fun! I like this picture because it shows our cute tiny room. :) IMG_3235

Not quite tall enough there Pam…
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Thinking of the buffet food on the ship is bad for a pregnant mama late at night surrounded by easter candy not yet broken into by the shorties.

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Soon after we got home we had to go to Calgary for something. Can’t remember what now? Hmm maybe our doctor’s appointment with my high-risk ob-gyn I think! Just a little pre-planning consultation. Grown-up decisions aren’t the funnest. :( We took the boys to the waterslides for the day. Nothing like leaving your kids to make you feel a bit guilty and plan something fun for them soon after!  I hate the nerves of worrying about them when you’re gone. I remember driving to Calgary with all of them packed into our truck thinking how relieved I was to be back home with them all! Not that I wouldn’t still go next time I get the chance. Ha. IMG_3260IMG_3307

Every Sunday I get annoyed I have choir practise after because the boys are all changed by the time I get home from church and I never get enough pictures. Ha ha. I LOVE dressing up my little men for Sunday. :) IMG_3447

Watson in his cousin’s monkey costume that I swear when Van wore it, he was like 4. It’s so bizarre how your oldest children feel so old and your youngest feels so little at the same age! monkey

Boston’s obsession with dressing as food thankfully continued this halloween. I actually wore his banana costume to an adult party. Ha ha. It didn’t fit so great…ha. Baker is wearing a bear costume my grandma made my brother (Trenty bear) as a kid. The monkey was the worst at cooperating for pics…if it isn’t obvious. banana

Van wanted to be a construction guy, then after getting his costume together, realized if he added a moustache he’d look just like his Papa (a former ‘construction guy’). They are pretty cute together! I remember dressing as the same thing in grade six…when I was 12. Ha ha. Weirdo. And a pic with Boston and his best friend donkey…carries him around everywhere. Though Donkey got some competition this Christmas. Ha ha. oaoa

All right, time to raid the baskets and then head to bed. Good thing I know the bunny has all ready placed a huge bag of mini eggs outside mama’s door! Ha ha. Happy Easter friends. :)

March 27, 2016 - 8:09 pm

Amelia Crippen Low - Ahhhhhh…the cruise. So many great memories. :) so glad you came. And all your Halloween pics are adorable. Love that banana and what a cute bear costume!!

March 27, 2016 - 8:10 pm

Amelia Crippen Low - PS my mini eggs are gone. :( we went through 2 of the big bags BEFORE Easter. I guess I’ve had my fill. (for the record I had some help.)

March 27, 2016 - 10:36 pm

Stephen Heggie - That Pic with Van & Fred is priceless….and Yah! what is Watson “saying” in that first pic. haha

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