Saturday, December 31, 2005

What are YOU doing today?


How are you celebrating the last day of the year?
Liam and his dad are building a snow fort and they've been at it for hours (there really isn't that much snow to use!)

Happy New Year one and all

I love original art work


Anything my child brings home that is truly a part of HIM, I just love it to bits.
Do you have any beautiful art work around your home today?

Friday, December 23, 2005

A Wedding Created in Heaven


Took you two long enough to find each other.

May only Heaven be better than this!

Love Aunt Donna

Family Wedding !


Congrats to Andrew Patterson (sister Lynne) and the beautiful Miss Helen

This couple waited a long time to tie the knot and it's not going to be one of those silly slip knots

Congrats "kids"

Love Aunt Donna

I'm a (step) Gramma !!


Welcome to our little planet Alexander Shaw

You sure have the Shaw good lucks.

Go get'em Tiger !!

Love Gramma Donna

Sunday, August 07, 2005

Communing with Nature


Meet Chippy -- Liam sure did.
This little chipmunk was a hungry one.
He managed to get quite a few peanuts from all of us.
He has such cute round cheeks -- now which one am I talking about? Ha ha ha

My boys in the dining room


Cleve's has great food as you can tell by the happy faces of my guys, anticipating their next meal.
My favourite meal was venison, and I'm not telling why ;-)

My idea of a vacation

Welcome to the beach at Clevelands House, Muskoka. This was Monday, a glorious day. The rest of the week was blah weather, but the sand between my toes on a hot summer day (while my boys played in the lake) was truly a divine experience

Day out with Thomas

What a fun day. We took Liam to St Thomas to see THEEE Thomas the Tank Engine. We went for a little train ride and everything.
My little engineer thoroughly enjoyed the day. I can't believe we were eating hot dogs at 10:30 in the morning. This mom stuff is tougher than it looks!

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Liam leads the dance!

Wasn't that a party?
At the celebration of Shannon and Wayne's nuptials, Liam and Kira took to the dance floor early. He learns early. Is any girl safe from his Bondish charms?

I did it !!


After 20 some odd years and even a change of venues, I finally completed my BA in Sociology.

I'm officially being "admitted" to the University here. I prefer to say I'm a Western Hood :-P

The nice pro Chancellor wouldn't let go of my hands, she was soooo pleased to admit me. I had to admit I was pretty pleased too.

Thanks for all the support friends and family!

Saturday, April 23, 2005

Mother Nature's Practical Joke

Environment Canada's Official Weather Warnings
WarningsLondon - Parkhill - Eastern Middlesex County3:26 PM EDT Saturday 23 April 2005Heavy snowfall warning forLondon - Parkhill - Eastern Middlesex County issued 15 to 20 centimetres of snow by Sunday evening.This is a warning that heavy snow is imminent or occurring in theseRegions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.A spring storm currently south of eastern Lake Erie is tracking to the northeast and will continue to bring winter like conditions to southwestern Ontario tonight and Sunday.Wet snow will continue over Windsor and Sarnia. Wet snow has also begun over the Elgin and London areas as the cold air wraps around The low. In addition snow is occurring to the north of London.. Especially over the higher terrain of the Dundalk Highlands. Due to the warm ground the snow is not expected to accumulate very much at first. However some areas may see between 5 to 10 centimetres of wet snow tonight with an additional 5 to 10 centimetres Sunday before the snow tapers off late in the day. This would give storm totals of 10 to 20 centimetres over these regions.An additional concern over the extreme southwest is that the wet snow will stick to trees especially those with foliage and the weight of the snow combined with brisk winds may cause damage to trees and power lines.

Sunday, March 06, 2005

Boy in the Bubble?


Liam and mom in the high places at Adventures in Wonderland.
Liam? This is great running around in the tunnels!
Mom? My knees are killing me, I'm going to get stuck, I just know it

Both of us waving to dad, safetly ensconced on the floor below

Having a Ball


More Adventures on Wonderland. Can you find the birthday boy in this picture? What you're really missing is all the giggles. I try not to squish the balls as I move around and Liam just disappears like a dolphin into the middle of them.
Oh to be four again

Birthday Boy And Dad


Yesterday, March 5, 2005, my baby turned four years old. Where has the time gone? Here he's playing with his favourite present Mobilo and he can make excavators and helicopters a lot faster than daddy can. This is the view I usually have of my boys. Life is grand :-)

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Can you answer the riddle?

Paul Harvey Writes:

We tried so hard to make things better for our kids that we made them worse. For my grandchildren, I'd like better.

I'd really like for them to know about hand me down clothes and homemade ice cream and leftover meat loaf sandwiches. I really would.
I hope you learn humility by being humiliated, and that you learn honesty by being cheated.
I hope you learn to make your own bed and mow the lawn and wash the car.
And I really hope nobody gives you a brand new car when you are sixteen.
It will be good if at least one time you can see puppies born and your old dog put to sleep.
I hope you get a black eye fighting for something you believe in.
I hope you have to share a bedroom with your younger brother/sister. And it's all right if you have to draw a line down the middle of the room, but when he wants to crawl under the covers with you because he's scared, I hope you let him.
When you want to see a movie and your little brother/sister wants to tag
along, I hope you'll let him/her.
I hope you have to walk uphill to school with your friends and that you live in a town where you can do it safely.
On rainy days when you have to catch a ride, I hope you don't ask your driver to drop you two blocks away so you won't be seen riding with someone as uncool as your Mom.
If you want a slingshot, I hope your Dad teaches you how to make one instead of buying one.
I hope you learn to dig in the dirt and read books.
When you learn to use computers, I hope you also learn to add and subtract in your head.
I hope you get teased by your friends when you have your first crush on a boy\girl, and when you talk back to your mother that you learn what ivory soap tastes like.
May you skin your knee climbing a mountain, burn your hand on a stove and stick your tongue on a frozen flagpole.
I don't care if you try a beer once, but I hope you don't like it. And if a friend offers you dope or a joint, I hope you realize he is not your friend.
I sure hope you make time to sit on a porch with your Grandma/Grandpa and go fishing with your Uncle.
May you feel sorrow at a funeral and joy during the holidays.
I hope your mother punishes you when you throw a baseball through your neighbor's window and that she hugs you and kisses you at Hannukah/Christmas time when you give her a plaster mold of your hand.
These things I wish for you -- tough times and disappointment, hard work and happiness. To me, it's the only way to appreciate life.
Written with a pen. Sealed with a kiss. I'm here for you. And if I die before you do, I'll go to heaven and wait for you.

Paul Harvey RIDDLE:

When asked this riddle, 80% of kindergarten kids got the answer, compared to 17% of Stanford University seniors.

What is greater than God, More evil than the devil, The poor have it, The rich need it, And if you eat it, you'll die?