Monday, June 30, 2014

Smoothies & undies

Drinking smoothies while chillin' in your underwear on a hot day - it doesn't get much better than that!

Googling "dogs"

Caught red handed

Alexa was caught red-handed in daddy's wallet!

Dog crate

I have no idea why Alexa likes to lock herself in the dog crate at Auntie Jenn & Uncle Jarrod's house.
Maybe it's her strong connection to dogs...yea, yea...let's go with that.

Zoned out

I think the boys might be a little tires after an afternoon of swimming :)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Friday, June 27, 2014

Hanging out with the neighbors

Alexa and Nolan loves hanging out with the girls next door. Natalie and Sofia are so sweet.

Here's Alexa with Natalie.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Naked artist

She does her best work in the nude.

Crazy kids

Alexa always seem to end up with a bunch of pen marks on her face when she's drawing. Nolan liked the look, so followed suit.

Sunday, June 15, 2014


I still think about you every day, Dad. It's been almost 8 years since you were taken from us, and I still - each and every day - think about how different and better things would be if you were here.

We struggle almost every day with things that were so simple for you. You made everything look so easy. You made fatherhood, taking care of a house and a household look so easy. I wish you were still there to hug me when I was overwhelmed with work issues. Or to lend a helping hand when I had an broken pipe in my home. Or to help guide mom with the financial investments.
Everything in our lives is more difficult and painful because you're not here.

I am still angry that you - an amazing dad and best friend to Jarrod and I, and an amazing husband to mom - would be taken at such a young age. Why wasn't some asshole dad who didn't care about his family like you did, be taken instead? Why?!!

All I know is that I am so so thankful for the 27 years I had with you, and I hope you're happy wherever you are. You truly deserve to be happy - you spent your life taking care of everyone else, so I hope all that amazing love is being poured onto you now.

I love you and feel deeply saddened without you here, dad. I just hope you're getting the Fathers Day you deserve.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

"Happy poo poo face!"

Nolan finally took a poop in the toilet today!! Woohoo!!
I smelt a bit of poop in his underwear, so I took him into the bathroom. He then said, "I have more coming!"
So I put him on the toilet and talked to him softly to help him relax (he was previously scared of pooping in the toilet, thinking it would hurt). He then proceeded to do his business in the toilet!
Hopefully he will continue to do his business in the toilet!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Apparently Nolan ran into a tree at school. Poor guy got a fat lip and cut gum :(

Dad & Robert (his mini me)

Recently found a pic of my dad as we were packing up my mom's house, which reinforces the how much Robert looks like his grandpa :). Even the dimples!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Fun with the cousins!

The kids had a blast hanging out with Robert, Connor, and Auntie Jenn while Francis, Jarrod, and I packed up mom's house.
Thank you, Auntie Jenn!!

More bike rides