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Sleepy Sunday

I didn’t want to wake her up by trying to turn her to face the camera, but here’s Monkey fallen asleep on the floor around 11:00pm after a long day out!  And no soother needed here… what a change from when her tooth was coming through!  Hopefully last week’s troubles are over.  Her molar’s through now and her digestive tract issues are over, to put it delicately. 😉  I’m feeling so much more energetic and back to normal and Bee and TT are both feeling better too.  Pro-d Day on Friday, so a short week as far as school’s concerned.  My optimism is high at the start of this new week!  If I stay up too late though, that won’t be the case, so I’ll keep this nice and short.

Subcoming to Sleep
Subcoming to Sleep

 

Is it too early to start thinking about spring?  In the last week I’ve started thinking about how soon spring will start.  Perhaps I can blame my husband because he always tells me that spring starts in February or March around here.  I bought some fabric last year that I’d like to make circle skirts with for the girls, so we’ll see if I can get that done by the time spring truly rolls around.  And I have dress patterns for different fabric for the summer, so those are my sewing goals for the coming months.  Unfortunately, I have to clean our apartment up before I can sew, otherwise there’s no room to lay out fabric and set up the sewing machine.

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Happy 2011!

Jelly Bean and Monkey

Monkey's Christmas present!

Every time I sit down to write, I try to ask myself, “Am I writing something anyone’s actually interested in hearing?”, which is why I’ve restarted this post a couple of times now! 🙂  By the way, I don’t have any pictures from our holidays because my laptop is in for repairs before the warranty runs out.  So, I’m adding random shots from the last couple of weeks.  My parents and sister bought me a new flash, so I’ve been having fun playing with it a bit, between cleaning the house, dealing with a cold, and getting woken up at night by a teething baby.

We had a busy Christmas and New Year’s, with lots of travelling.  We started out in Sidney on Vancouver Island.  Day one started with the coastal buffet on the ferry between Tsawwassen and Swartz Bay and a visit to Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre.  J, Little Monkey and I had all been to the aquarium before, but it was new for Bee and TT.  Bee and TT now have a year’s pass to the centre, but I don’t think we’ll be using them again.  😛 

TT's Teddy

It still surprises me when TT poses for a picture!

On day 2, we headed across the Mill Bay ferry to Mill Bay and then drove to Crofton, where we caught the ferry to Salt Spring Island.  We enjoyed lunch at a restaurant overlooking the ferry terminal, and then drove over to catch the ferry back to Swartz Bay.  On the ferry, we got to go up to the bridge because one of J’s friends works on it.  The girls were shy about it… maybe because we told them the captain would make them walk the plank if they were bad?? 😉 

Day 3, we headed to Victoria to visit Craigdarroch Castle, grab some Subway, check out the Christmas tree at the Parliament buildings and enjoy Beacon Hill Park.  We took some silhouette shots for J’s profile picture on facebook because his old one showed himself with Bee when she was a baby!  We enjoyed our three days together before heading to family Christmas celebrations. 

Bee and her Teddy

Bee and her Teddy at Long Beach.

On day 4 it was pouring rain, so we headed straight to my folks’ house near Parksville, for “Christmas” the following day.  On Christmas day, we enjoyed an early morning (for us;)) ferry ride, the 10:30 from Departure Bay to Horseshoe Bay, in order to be with J’s family for Christmas dinner, presents and a game.

To finish off the last day of our Sailpass, we headed back to my family’s house.  Tuesday through Thursday night, we stayed at Terrace Beach Resort, where we stayed before. We enjoyed gorgeous weather and sunsets, hot tubs in the evening, electric fireplaces, a bear outside the door rummaging through the garbage can, and yummy food courtesy of my mom and cookies courtesy of Theresa.  Monkey also acquired a new nickname: Swiper!  The girls borrowed a Dora dvd from the office at the resort, so when they saw how Monkey always steals food and toys from her older sisters, Papa called her Swiper.

Long Beach

Monkey/Swiper and I at Long Beach.

I also have a birthday within the first week of the year, so we’ve celebrated that a few times.  On the twelfth day of Christmas (my birthday), my true love gave to me a digital picture frame!  I’m just waiting on my laptop to get the pictures transferred to the picture frame.  Confession: actually, I’ve started choosing pictures I want on it since we do have all our pictures backed up on an external hard drive!

So, now it’s back to school and back to work.  I’ve been trying to get the apartment back into shape, but it’s difficult when the Christmas influx comes.  I have another confession: I haven’t actually finished unpacking from our holidays.  I think I have one more bin to do!  Then maybe I’ll get around to making some New Year’s resolutions that I can break! 😉  Anyone else do that? 

A Barrel of Monkeys.

A barrel of monkeys!

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