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A thousand words

Fun in the snow

by DaniGirl on January 12, 2009 · 4 comments

in A thousand words,Ah, me boys

I spent a good chunk of yesterday playing on the computer, thinking about new themes and layouts and whatnot for the blog (what *is* it about January?) and updating to the latest version of WordPress (ack! Change!!) I hate that I have nothing to show for it, aside from no longer being able to comfortably navigate my own dashboard. Sheesh, usually a couple hours online gets me at least a post or two!

So, in lieu of a real post, I invite you to admire these pictures of Tristan and Simon enjoying the toboggans Granny and Papa Lou gave them for Christmas. Bonus: you can admire the nice pix courtesy of my new Fuji FinepixS2000. It’s no dSLR, but it captures some nice moments, no?

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Of course, there’s more on Flickr!


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They’re Canadian; of course I had to sign the boys up for skating lessons!

They’d never been on skates before. The morning started out with a lot of this:

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After a while of crawling around on the ice, Tristan had progressed to this:

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I honestly never expected him to get to this during his very first lesson:

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But, most of the time was spent more like this:

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Simon was content to stay more or less like this:

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Guess which one said he wants to sign up for hockey lessons next year, and which one said he thinks he’ll stick with swimming?


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Not a day goes by that I am not amazed by the simple fact of their love for each other.

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Bonus! A few gratuitous beauty shots, courtesy of the warm September sun:

Tristan, age 6 1/2

Simon, age 4 1/2

Lucas, almost 8 mos

(If you need more cuteness, there’s more on Flickr!)


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Simon’s first day of Junior Kindergarten!

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(My babies! What happened to my babies???)


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My boys, June 2008

Brothers, June 2008

Family Portrait, June 2008


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Lucas gets to know the family

22 February 2008 A thousand words
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Simon’s party

19 January 2008 A thousand words

Phew! For nine months, I’ve been worried that the Player to be Named Later would arrive just in time to disrupt Simon’s birthday party. That’s not to say he might not still arrive on his due date to share Simon’s actual birthday, but at least we made it through the party uninterrupted! We kept things [...]

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1000 Islands, 1000 pictures

14 May 2007 A thousand words

I remember back in the day, when a weekend away meant throwing a change of clothes in a bag and a stack of CDs into the front seat. This is how we pack for a weekend at the cottage with kids: It was an altogether lovely weekend to be outside. When we arrived, it was [...]

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Easter weekend in pictures

9 April 2007 A thousand words

We spent Easter weekend with Beloved’s family north of Huntsville. But first, we decorated some eggs. Mimi and Pipi (a French coloquiallism for Grandmaman and Grandpapa) live on the other side of a gorgeous four and a half hour drive through Algonquin Provincial Park. The boys were so good that I now have no residual [...]

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