Izzy, crazy as always.
Seasons Passes to Wonderland!
Taking in the Symphony- Tchaikovsky visits America.
Lots and lots of trips to Wonderland. We brought many friends on cheap days. Alex rode every single ride in the park, multiple times over. His bravery knew no bounds!
A Katy Perry concert with Kelly! Alex, Rob & Albert saw Spamalot that night instead.
Rob and I took in a Metal Music Festival. It was loud. He loved it!
Major girl drama with dentists but we found one she didn’t try to bite. Truth be told, for nearly a year and a half we could not get her to cooperate with dentists or hygienists. It was exceptionally frustrating. Her anxiety was overwhelming but we found a kind and compassionate pediatric dentist in Ajax whom we both now adore.
Camping at Darlington with friends. Short but sweet. Time is hard to come by for all of us now so a few days at a nearby campground was great fun.
Izzy’s favourite activity is clothes shopping.
Alex went go karting, and nearly took out a few employees along the way. This was a free fun day at Neb’s Funworld for all kids that joined up for their bowling league. Much to my surprise, the boy was a demon on the track. He started at the end and drove at full speed with a devil may care attitude. I actually closed my eyes a few times. I
He has also Magic-ed a lot this year. Thursday night is Youth night and Alex is one of their regulars.
He’s getting older. So is his sense of humour. Its getting harder to tell them apart. Here Rob is showing him horrific music videos from the olden days.
Worst nightmare come true. Dental phobic Iz needed dental surgery. It was an ordeal alright. We were happy to have gotten her to the dental surgeons office with little fuss but come mask time, it took all of us holding her down when they put her out. She had a tooth that needed to come and, because she refused to let anyone near her mouth, she also needed a cleaning and check up. We were terrified that things would be bad but the little bugger had no cavities at all. Its not the best feeling seeing your kid put under. Fingers crossed that was a one and only experience for us all.
15 years of wedded bliss, accomplished! Ok, not all the days of those years were entirely blissful but the stats work in our favour. Love this man, my best friend in the world. Many more years ahead, hopefully :)
Alex had a very growth spurty year. He’s within inches of taking his dad and uncles.
Yep, Wonderland! All the way into Fall.
Rob moved office buildings.
The kids learned to appreciate each other more. Ha ha.
A track & field meet. One of many school activities the girl joined.
Alex,, now joining me on grown up nights out, like Nuit Blanche.
My fellas, two peas in pod.
Rick Mercer taping with the boy!
My special treat for Izzy’s class. A litter cake for Halloween. It was positively disgusting and the kids loved it! They even fought over the tootsie roll poops.
Izzy was an Egyptian Princess and Alex was the Monopoly Man. It was a miserable night though (pouring rain) so their coats covered most of their costumes. The highlight was one family down the street with a cotton candy maker in their garage. They were the most popular house that night.
Reading a poem for the Remembrance Day Ceremony. This is a big deal for the girl who can be very shy speaking in public. She volunteered to be one of the readers!
Alex playing poker with the big boys at a family Christmas function. Moments like this really point out the passage of time. Out of frame are a bunch of little boys running around with mini hockey sticks. Alex found them loud and hyper. Alex. Alex found them spazzy. Oh, puberty, thou art a funny thing!
Izzy trying out 3/4 acoustic guitars at Long & McQuade. The one she’s holding was one of her Christmas presents.
An igloo cake for Izzy’s classroom holiday party. I rock. I know.