Saturday, September 20, 2008

What Not To Wear

We had come home from Target and had just bought Halloween wear. Mia insisted that she put hers on. Then she found her pink cowboy boots. She thought she was something else and just pranced around the house. I think the bling from her shirt is taking away from her fabulous shoes. As Stacy & Clinton from what not to wear would say....I think we have a fashion emergency!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Stitches - Now with Pictures

Yes we have had our first round of stitches here today. We had always thought that our fearless child Mia would be the one to get them first, but Ethan proved us wrong. Ethan split his forehead open on the corner of a doorframe at the baby sitter's house. He hit it so hard that he took a chunk of drywall from the wall. Thankfully Amy was still there and saw it happen. There was blood everywhere but Ethan calmed down relatively quickly. Amy who has never done well with blood, proceeded to vomit and almost passed out. After a trip to the ER and 6 stitches, Ethan was back to himself in no time. Ethan was a real trooper, he even took a nap while they were putting the stitches in! When we came home he wanted to run around outside and play hide and seek. It seemed to bother Mama much more than Ethan. It was quite a day and we are exhausted from this unexpected excitement. We pray that we never have this much excitement again!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Day at the Farm

Steve's Grandma & Grandpa have had their farm in the family for more than 100 years

The Ciliska farm

Grandma Thelma & Grandpa Charlie take Ethan to show him the new tractor

Grandpa Charlie teaches Ethan how to steer

What a ride!

Is there a horn on this thing??

Checking on the bunnies

Grandma Thelma helps Mia swing

Look how high I can go Mama!

Alright, when can I have a turn?

Grandpa Charlie

Grandma Thelma

Ethan & Grandpa Charlie

Going for more tractor rides

Playing hide & seek

Sword fights

The Ciliska pirates ..Matthew & Ryan
Where the treasure be matey??

We found the treasure

Ryan playing with Mia's toys

This is what happens when you eat too many Timbits
Cousins....Brittany, Ethan & Ryan

Cousins...Mathew, Ryan & Ethan

Mia & Aunt Joan deep in conversation
Mia running around

Grandma Thelma & Grandpa Charlie with most of the grandkids


Ryan & Ethan playing hide & seek

The serious farmer in Ethan comes out

Grandma Carol lovin on Ethan

We had such a beautiful sunset

Then the moon came out...a beautiful sight to end such a fun day!

A few fridays ago we went to Canada to visit Steve's Grandma & Grandpa. Grandma Thelma & Grandpa Charlie live on a farm that has been farmed in the family for over 100 years. Ethan & Mia had so much fun running around the farm. Grandpa Charlie recently won a brand new tractor and loved showing it off to Ethan. We were also able to visit with Grandma Carol, Aunt Joan & Uncle Mel, our niece Brittany, our cousins Collette & Brian and their boys Matthew & Ryan. We had a barbecue and played alot of hide and seek. Aunt Joan even hid a few things so the " pirates " could go on a treasure hunt. We also made sure to buy a box of Timbits ( very delicious donut hole type things) from Tim Horton's ( a very yummy Canadian donut chain) because they are a tradition for Ethan and Grandpa Charlie to share them every time they are together! I think Steve's Canadian roots definitely has influenced both Ethan and Mia when it comes to Timbits! They can't get enough of them! Everyone had such a great time. We hope we will be able to do it all again real soon.