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5Jun/12Off

Family Photos

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We decided to take some family photos in the park. The family photos didn't turn out at all but Nathan got some cute photos of the boys.

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31May/12Off

Marvin’s 3rd Birthday

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Marvin is almost four, but now that I'm back into blogging I wanted to share his 3rd birthday with all of you. Three was a magical birthday for him. It is the first one he will remember and the first one he was actively involved in planning. Birthday season in our family starts in June with mine and ends in September with Marvin's. All summer he was anticipating his special day and was always upset when it was someone else's birthday. By the time it was his birthday he was ready for the party to be his and new exactly what happened on someone's birthday. He requested a Thomas the Train birthday cake and was so excited that Lilia and Max were coming to his party. The night before his birthday he saw me making his cake and was anxiously waiting to see the finished product. I was up until 2am working on his cake so he had to go to bed before it was done. When he woke up I pulled it out of the freezer placed it on the table in front of him and let him look at it. He loved it and stared at it for a long time. He opened up his present from us. Put on his Thomas shirt and Engineers hat and could hardly wait for his party to start. His birthday was so magical for all of us because he was so happy and excited. We ate pizza, decorated our own Thomas cakes, played with trains, and pretended to be Thomas the train. It was a wonderful way to celebrate the birth of our perfect son into our family. He is funny, smart, confidant, active, opinionated, and very loving. Happy Birthday Marvin!!!!

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30May/12Off

Skating at the Olympic Oval

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The next few post will be things we did a few months ago. Nathan has made it super easy for me to blog and as I look back at our photos I've remembered some fun things we did. In the winter we went to westside leisure centre to swim as a family. As we were leaving Marvin noticed the ice rink and wanted to know what ti was. We went into the skating area and watched others skate. Marvin thought it looked like fun and was disappointed when we didn't go skating too. A few week after that Nathan suggested that we go skating at the olympic oval. All four of us rented skates. Charlie wore the smallest size and was such a trooper. The boys both held on to metal walkers and Nathan and I pushed them around the track. Nathan discovered that if we placed the walker under Charlie's armpits he was a little more stable. By the end of our outing Marvin got comfortable enough that he was pushing his walker by himself. We had a wonderful time!

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25May/12Off

The M Blanket

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Sewing! Do I like it or is it too frustrating to like. Marvin picked out some fabric, I designed a blanket and got started on my project right away. I have very limited sewing experience so I would be better off using a pattern. I cut out an M free hand, hated it then added fabric to it to make it look nicer. The material bunched up while I was sewing the M on. I had to do some seam ripping and then more seam ripping when I was working on the edge the the blanket. My last sewing machine needle broke when I was almost finished the blanket. The blanket has been folded up and put in my uncompleted project pile. Things that end up on that pile stay forever. Hopefully this blanket will have another fate such as getting completed and ending up on Marvin's bed before he's all grown up.

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25May/12Off

Seedlings

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Last year our community started a community garden and we were lucky enough to get a plot. I couldn't plant anything till June so I spent a lot of money buying plants from garden centers. This year I thought I would start my own cucumbers and tomatoes so I could save some money. You can see they aren't doing to well. I'm disappointed but I'll plant them anyway and hope I learn somethings so next years seedling will be better. My parents and a friend from church are giving me suggestions. I've transplanted them, watered less and have just added fertilizer. I planted some seeds into the garden at the end of April. The peas, radishes, carrots, and lettus are up. They don't look wonderful but they are alive. Even if my garden is a total flop I enjoy doing it and hope I will get better over the years. My main goal is to play in the dirt with my boys and to teach them how vegetables are grown. I come form a long line of farmers and farm wives with amazing gardens. I love dirt and vegetables. I feel like its in my veins or something.

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