Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Hi! It's Cinderella!"

Shantal- pooped from a day at school, Pablito (little Pablo)- look at those cheeks!!, Astrid- beautiful inside and out- I miss them!

I'm done reminiscing about our Peruvian travels for now...

So more recently when I was babysitting once the kids were told they could watch just one TV program. So that one program came and went and then we decided to play Cinderella. This was Elie's (4) choice. Her little brother got roped into being the horse for the first part, then the doorman for the rest. He soon up and left the ball to resume some colouring and rummaging through the bathroom drawer. But what I really wanted to share with you was this conversation:

Elie: "I'll be Cinderella. OH! My phone is ringing! Hello? (In the sweetest, most high pitch princessy voice you have ever heard).

Cue me, Sleeping Beauty, on the other Line.

Me: "Hi Cinderella. It's Sleeping Beauty. Are you going to the ball?

Cinderella: Yes, my dress is so beautiful. Is yours?

Sleeping Beauty: It sure is!

Cinderella: Oh I've just had a terribly busy day. {Wait, Shanna- what do princesses do during the day?}

Me: What would you do if you were a princess?
Back in her Cinderella voice:

Cinderella: Well, Sleeping Beauty, first I went to preschool and then I saw my babysitter and now I'm going to the ball!

Princesses go to preschool and have babysitters? Not in my day!! Well maybe they did...

Have a good day wherever you are!

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Sterling with Monica's bright yellow umbrella on Granville Island, BC. I'm going through TONS (and I mean it) of old and newish photos to put together a photo book of the last few years. I have come to the realization that I probably will not get around to scrapbooking them, although I certainly have enough paper, cutouts, ribbons, buttons, stickers, you name it. This is my chosen picture of the day:) However I may have already put this up here... I can't remember.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

The world=my oyster!

I guess I don't do things by the book.

A week ago, had you asked about my past and future life story, I would have told you this:

I was born in Surrey, BC,
Grew up in a house on a hill,
Graduated from high school,
Moved out and spent a fun year working,
Moved back home and finished two years of Nursing school,
Traveled with my sister to distant lands,
Came home and... back to the books... with two more years to go.

BUT. Try replacing the last line with:

Came home and signed up for nothing more than one psychology class, started handing out resumes left and right, sold $105 worth of textbooks, and couldn't wait to pursue a career in something that I really love.

That one's much better in my opinion:)

PS. I tried dried cherries for the first time today- they are fantastic! A little pricey at Thrifty's, but tasty nonetheless.

Happy Friday!