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Jul 3, 2008 - Miscellaneous    No Comments


Carter wanted some of Connor’s Orange Crush today. Connor said he couldn’t as he wasn’t old enough.

We all asked how he knew that (thinking from a health perspective).

Connor replied. I saw a sign for soda pop that said it was 7-Up!


Mar 11, 2008 - Miscellaneous    No Comments

Snow Fun!!

Ok I admit that the 56cm’s of snow in about 36 hours is crazy but it was cool to be in a storm again. Brings me back to when Winter was truly Winter; not like these wimpy winters that have been here since I moved to Ottawa.

Anyway, I am working as I write this so my writing is at a minimum unfortunately. I will let the pictures speak for themselves for the most part.

The boys out playing during the snow storm. Remember that we got 30 cms a few days earlier on Wednesday.

After the 56cm’s, here is the view (or lack of) from our guest bedroom. You will see later that the snow drift now connects to the roof of the house.

Connor jumping off the top of the hill by the driveway. The hill gets higher as you will see after my herculean shoveling effort. :-)

Shot of the neighbours car under the snow. Very cool picture as it looks like a clay model of a car that designers use.

Yes that is the boys at the top of the snow drifts!! Wild huh?

Carter dwarfed by the drifts!

Barbie and Carter in front of the same drift; You can see a slide mark from where the boys were jumping down from.

Shot across the street.

This is a picture taken close to dusk. Connor is peeking out from the top of the snow drift. You can see it’s way higher then the top of the van.

Another shot from across the street. Notice how the tree is completely covered.

Ok. Bad parent shot? I dunno. I had fun. Again at dusk, the boys and I donned the helmets and went down the snow drifts on to the road! Whee!!!!!!!!!!!1

Night shot looking down the street from on top of Mount 561 Cole!

Looking North from Mount 561 Cole.


Mar 4, 2008 - Miscellaneous    No Comments


Ok, why do I entitle this post Fashion?? Well it was kind of funny actually. Barbie and I were watching the Academy Awards last week and more specifically the red carpet arrival shows. Connor came from upstairs with Carter and started razzing us saying (in a singing voice), “You are watching fashion … na na na na na”) It was hilarious! He thought it was quite girlish that I was sitting watching this show. Anyway, almost every day I bug him and say “Fashion!” when he is watching something girlish on the tv or whatever. Good stuff!

Ok so how is the tooth-less one? Well he lost both front teeth now!! Yup. He is raking in the money from the tooth fairy (2 bucks a tooth!!). The last front tooth really took forever to come out but it finally did much to our relief as Connor was definitely getting cranky about it as he couldn’t eat most things. The next night a lower tooth came out as well. Here are some pictures I took tonight of his missing teeth.

Connor with no front teeth 

No teeth Ma!

Carter is not feeling well lately. He has been battling quite the cold. Last night he was his usual cranky self about eating and the next thing we know he is asleep at the table. Honest!! Check out the picture below

Carter sleeping at the switch

Today was not much better. He was running a huge fever and we picked him up from school early. Of course he insisted that he should go to his swimming lesson which I relented. (only because I know he truly loves it). He made it through the lesson for about a half-hour and then he started shaking uncontrollably as he was really chilled. I finally got him and the wife to bed (she is sick as well today) early and hopefully a day of rest tomorrow will get him fixed up.

Last week he was feeling a lot better. Here is a picture of him with cookie dough on his hands!! He loves eating raw dough that is for sure.

Cookie Dough

A quick update on Carson. He is also battling a cold. The last two days he has woken up in the morning with his eyes completely glued shut. It is kind of disturbing in some ways. He is looking around trying to see where he is and he can’t so he gets really upset. (wouldn’t you??) The only way to describe it is the old cartoon depiction of a person who is ‘dead’ with the x’s on his eyes. <shudder>

Anyway, he is certainly a busy body. His favourite thing to do lately is plunk himself down in the middle of the littel race track he was given. Kind of funny how he wedges himself into it. So cute.

Carson in the middle of things ... literally

What a funny guy!

In the middle of it again!

Finally here is a shot of Connor about to go to hockey on the weekend. He had three games on Saturday in a tournament. He scored 5 goals in the first game so he had quite the day.

Connor prepping for hockey

One last thing. I am getting a little annoyed with Winter now. They are forecasting another storm tonight/tomorrow with about 20-25 cm’s of snow on it’s way. Sigh .. there is no more room to put it anywhere!!


Feb 6, 2008 - Miscellaneous    No Comments

Gone but not forgotten

Connor and Carter both asked if Grammy and Grampy were coming back later today.

Oh well … we will see them soon.

With that in mind, I found this gem of a picture from last night when Carson was putting on goggles for Grammy.

Goggles Pizano

Also, I don’t know if you are a fan of Conan O’Brien but I am. Here is a video from last night as the culmination of his ongoing ‘feud’ with Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert over the last few weeks finally reached a boiling point. ;-)

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