Somewhat New Beginnings

Sunday Aug 20th –


We had a companion with us on our usually, very quiet Sunday morning drive.

A sprout with a recent interest in learning to spell and that morning was no exception, though it was ‘Uncle Mikes’ language that she was wanting to write.

So our morning was filled with ‘What’s that letter again? What next? What’s that say? Is this right?’ 😜

Until we said no more spelling and the rest of the drive passed with light, background singing from said sprout 😏

Lunch was planned and prepared by the bro and after church we all gathered there to eat steak, crab, garlic toast, cucumber salad and shrimp 🍴



Before we got there for lunch though, we had to make a deal with the sprout 😎

We were only minutes away from town and she hadn’t stopped talking during the ride BACK from church, so Mike told her that if she could stay  quiet until we got to town, she would get birthday cake Timbits 😜
The rules were foggy to her for the first couple of seconds and then she grasped the notion and surprisingly enough, she didn’t utter another peep until we said she could! πŸ˜‚



The hubster and bro-in-law headed over to our place after lunch to get the first coat of white paint on and then the dad left to go back to working away from home, having to bid his adieu’s to the visiting ones πŸ˜”πŸ’•


Monday Aug 21st –

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Primed And Ready

Friday Aug 18th –



The mom and sis were town bound, meaning I was left on little person duty for a while 😏😜

After stuffing them with butter and salt covered noodles, the miniest one went for a nap and I decided to be the awesome aunt and allow a movie for the less mini one 😜

Such a win win situation, she thinks I’m nice for letting her see a movie and I got quiet time to read/relax beside her πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»

The guys were at our place, mudding and sanding away (where else would they be πŸ’πŸ») but they returned when the mom and sister did, since they’d brought back Chinese food for lunch🍲

The afternoon brought Bob with it as well, as he had returned from work to spend the weekend with the fam ☺️

Saturday Aug 19th –


Mike and I got up and enjoyed coffee and stroopwafels (which are now a daily food item since our basement if full of themπŸ˜‰).



After Uncle Mike read a couple of books to the early rising Little, we left at 8:30 and began the process of de-dusting the house, which we knew would be no small feat 😬


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Plans Unplanned

Wednesday Aug 16th –

Michiel and I headed into town.

He was literally about to drop me off to clean and then he could about his business, when the house I was scheduled to clean, canceled πŸ™„

I managed to swap it out with another job and still got to go work but it did mess up the day, plans becoming slightly, unplanned 😬

We ordered pizza to take home for a late lunch/early supper, went for a nap and then over to work on getting the last of the sub floor put down in our house.

”Twas then a lazy evening on the couch, new plans made for the next day.

Thursday Aug 17th –

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Unfortunate Witnesses And Deep Contemplation

Friday Aug 4th –

The Mom and Sister had been painting up some color charts and the layout of little, brightly painted squares looked appealing so I joined in 😏🎨




(Mom may or may not have drawn out both the sister and I’s graphs πŸ™ˆ)

After that, company was due to arrive so table was set and lunch prepared.
Well, Mom had already prepared it all so it was heated and laid out, hot, summer borscht soup and fresh, seed filled bread πŸ˜πŸ‘ŒπŸ»



Mike joined us, as he’d been working at the house and he arrived moments after a can of pop had burst in the hallway closet 😏
Pop upon the ceiling, walls, drawers and contents of said drawers 😬

I got out of cleaning that, by going and cleaning a freshly plucked plant that the babies had decided, needed a pot no longer 😜 Continue reading “Unfortunate Witnesses And Deep Contemplation”

Noise And Distraction Filled Blank Spots

Monday July 31st –


With the wee-ish two around, the day’s go by, perhaps not with speed but with more noise and distraction filling the blank spots for sureπŸ˜‰

Mom made a tasty potato soup, specially for Alaina as that is one of her favourites, luckily for us we also got to enjoy it πŸ˜πŸ˜‹


The big sis and I headed over to our place in town, cleaning up the floors Mike had yet to put plywood down on, so he could finish doing that without having to pull nails and scrape off drywall mud.
The dust became so thick while sweeping the basement from all the refuse that had been falling down during the reno’s, that is almost became foggy to even see across the whole basement 😜

Once we ended our time there and cleaned up, we all settled in around the kitchen table to paint (including Alaina, the elder of the two youngersπŸ˜‹).



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A Prance Through Rebelling Nature

Saturday July 29th –

The sister cooked, I painted and wrote, Mother child reared 😜

The enchiladas Pro had whipped up, were on the menu for a late lunch, so Mike returned from working on our house to join us in eating our ‘once a year’ Mexican meal, always prepared by Pro πŸ˜‹

I made everyone mojitos and we ate out on the deck, enjoying the weather and the fare 😁



We planned on no supper, due to the late lunch and prepared snacks to have while watching a movie that Alaina could enjoy with us/or more so us watch with her, to appease her, as musicals aren’t the all time fave in our household πŸ˜‹

Alas, when we went to play it, it hadn’t actually downloaded, so the whole evening plan was undone πŸ˜πŸ™„


Sunday July 30th –

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