Sunday, August 29, 2010

Time Flies!

I have about a ton of pictures from over the summer that I have been meaning to blog about and I realized that if I don't get a post up soon the problem is only going to get worse. So, this is going to be big and probably missing a ton of summer info because I can't remember what happened. We will start off with the biggest news... we bought a house! The realization that we actually live here and will be staying here for the foreseeable future hit, so it just made sense for us to stop paying rent. Yay for me because even though it is pretty small it is WAY bigger than any apartment that we have ever had and we can finally use our kitchen table as a kitchen table! So here it is....


And a couple of the bedrooms because Grandma has been asking...

This the the play room.


And this is Anya's room, since this photo it has been painted bright green and has really cute white tissue balls hanging from the ceiling.


The upstairs bathroom.


Parent bedroom.

The girls and I spent a bulk of the summer hanging out in Utah at the grandparental house while Adam was here in Ottawa moving us and studying for his big Phd exam. Anya had a great time eating berries all day and destroying the house and finding all the dangerous places to play, such as this one....




Daphne spent a bit of time at Grandma's house as well, which Anya loved, and it is always great to have the grand-dog Roxy around as well.


Anya had a birthday while in Utah. It was super fun to have lots of Aunts and Uncles around for her big party and what little girl does not love a rainbow cake.











Some cute Bea

While in Utah I put Anya in swimming lessons. The first class was a mommy and me class. Anya has always hated the pool. Screams bloody murder every time we go in one. I know it is really weird, especially since she is not afraid of anything else but I guess that large bodies of water freak her out. So, we started the swimming lessons and for the first week she screamed and cried for the whole of our lessons. Then on the monday of the second week we had a sub teacher and for some reason Anya liked her and something clicked. Suddenly the water was not as scary to her and she slowly started to work her way deeper into the water and would actually go under. By the time she started the second set of lessons on her own she actually would have fun in each class.



Some cute girls at Thanksgiving Point






Halfway through August the girls and I flew back to Ottawa. Let me give you all a little flying tip.... Make sure when you buy tickets with multiple stops that you are given adequate transfer time. Never assume that certain online companies will sell only legal transfers. If you do not double check on your own you may find yourself stuck in the Vegas airport for 12 hours with a toddler who has no shoes because she broke her flip flop on the first flight and a baby, then you may have to take a red eye with said children to Toronto, then wait 3 more hours for your flight to Ottawa. Just warning you.
Since being home we have been keeping ourselves very busy. The house has about a million projects that I have been working on which I will show off my craftyness soon I hope. We have gone to a couple of zoos, enjoyed that last of the summer heat and have started back to school. Hope you enjoy the pics.







4 comments:

james n mary said...

congrats on the home purchase, sandors! is this considered an open invitation for a house warming?! haha!

I love her cake. I'm glad to hear life treats you all very well these days!

-Mary (and James too...I guess. And fox!)

D/E G said...

What a great house! Loved the quilts on the beds--I am excited to see all of your craftyness displayed--I think I lack greatly in that area! Your girls look so cute and happy; glad they had a fun summer full of grandparentalness!
Emily

Liz said...

He he, go Anya! Climb, climb! I am so curious, did she start talking? I know it's been forever since I've seen you, but I'm still wanting to know. And I LOVE the flouncy, colorful skirts!

Trevor and Liz Covington said...

the house looks beautiful!! The girls.. cute as ever... i love that little orange skirt w/the pink polka dots!!!