Saturday, May 26, 2012

A Whole Hand

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Vaughn and his Best Friend Teddy

It happened Sunday May 20th, 2012 my baby boy turned a whole hand old.  Where did the time go, I know all parents say this but it is just too true not to say.  I remember bringing him home and wondering what he would be like at 2, 4, 5 and so on . . . and here we are at 5 and I am just as amazed by him today as I was the day we met.

This has not been an easy year, I feel like we have thrown him every curve ball possible and that we have failed him in so many ways.  But in spite of us, he thrives.  Vaughn continues to surprise me as he takes each challenge in stride and works it out.   

Vaughn is tenacious about life about what he thinks is important.  He is not easily swayed and I pray that will serve him well as he grows and is faced with many choices.  I am so proud of him and how he cares about his friends, his teachers and even his sisters.  He is silly, serious, smart and adorable. 

My continued prayer for Vaughn is this

Lord, develop him into a man of character, who loves You above all else.  Let him know and sense You in every part of his life and may he seek You in the choices and decision's he's faced with in every stage of his life.  May he be kind and compassionate to others and passionate about the life You have given him and most importantly You.  Keep him safe, healthy and let this year be a year of stability and roots.

Vaughn I am honored to be your Mommy, and I can't wait to see where this year takes you!

Vaughn and his friend Samuel holding their golden eggs at his Puss in Boots Party

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's day

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Vaughn brought home his first Mother's day craft from school today.  It was a booklet that said Mom you're the best on the outside and then each page said something nice about Mom's on the inside.  He had coloured pictures all over it and I have to admit I was excited for my first Mother's day craft. 

I said, Vaughn you made me a Mother's day book, I love it!  He looks and says, "No Mommy that's a book about outerspace, see I drew space in it."  And if you look inside he really did draw space all over it.  Somebody missed the point of craft at school :)

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Heat Wave

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Shorts, Sandals and Sunburns are the 3 S's that can sum up this glorious March week.  

The weather so so perfect we couldn't get enough of it.  Digging in the sand, painting with sidewalk paint and enjoying every glorious minute!






Bunk Beds

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 The long promised and long awaited bunk beds have arrived!  

We've been telling the kids for quite awhile that they were getting bunk beds but each time we got the money saved up, something happened and we needed it for something else.  I was so ready to move Charlotte out of our room and into the crib so we saved and were able to get the bunk beds.  A spontaneous road trip to Burlington to get the bunk beds on a beautiful afternoon made the whole thing more exciting for the kids.  I really miss living close to an Ikea, the kids were hilarious, it was like walking back into a part of their Edmonton life.  We've eaten many an Ikea meal and have missed them.

 All tucked away in their new beds




Vaughn loves having the top bunk and Greta thinks her big girl bunk beds are pretty awesome. 

My Growing Girl

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Charlotte is growing, although she's tiny she is still growing.  
Here she is trying out her exesaucer for the first time

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

French Braid

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My Mom is a master at the french braid, I always had the best braids growing up.  I never learned how to do it though, I wasted all my practice years at sleepovers getting my hair braided instead of braiding of learning on my friends.

I'm learning on Greta, I think I'm getting better, it's not easy but thankfully she lets me practice while she watches TV.  This was my first real attempt, not too bad for watching a few YouTube videos!  Next is the sideways braid . . . that one may take me awhile

Concerts

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When we left Edmonton we left our most favourite Kindermusik class and Mrs. Wiebe.  I was a little concerned that my kids love for music would diminish because we weren't in music classes anymore . . . I shouldn't have worried.  Vaughn and Greta have started putting on concerts with their kindermusik instruments and the microphone Greta got for Christmas.

Sometimes they ask me to turn on music so they can play along and sometimes they make up their own songs.  For example yesterday Greta sang about her favourite pair of Minnie Mouse pants

I love my Minnie pants
I love to wear my Minnie pants
etc

Vaughn's song went something like this

I'm dancing and singing on the stairs
I'm singing with my foot on the wall

It was pretty hilarious!  Right now their stuffed animals are lined up on the stairs so they can be the audience for their concert.  A love for music is important to Matt and I so I'm glad our kids are developing it.



Crazy Hair Day

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We love the fun dress up, crazy days at school and at church!  Our Wednesday Family night has had several pajama nights which are the best ever, no need to get your jammies on when you get home just straight to bed!

Vaughn's school had the required Crazy hair day.  I don't know if you knew this but Crazy Hair Day can be hard for boys, there really isn't much you can do to a short hair cut.  Luckily one of my friends posted how to dye hair with chalk on Pinterest.  Thanks to that Vaughn got to rock some blue hair for this years school Wacky Hair Day.  Next year I'm thinking big, let's go rainbow!


This is how we roll

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 This is how we roll in the Jamieson house . .  .

Music Parties
 Chillin with or giraffe
 Deep conversations on the playmat
 Treehouse in Mommy and Daddy's bed
 Dress up with buckets and Lightening McQueen
 Crazy Craft Project's with Oliver and Jackson
Just loving life

Valentines Day

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Valentine's Day had a new element this year, which was handing out Valentine's in school.  Giving Valentines isn't the same as when I was a kid, you must give one to every person in your class, a much better system in my opinion.  Vaughn had the job of writing his name and his classmates names on each card.  He did a great with only a little whining.  He was sick the day they handed out the class list in school and since I don't know the names of all his classmates we ended up with just 3 days to get them done.  But he stuck at it and took the job of picking the right card for each of his friends very seriously. 

I'm also learning that every holiday, special day equals excessive amounts of sugar.  I couldn't believe what he came home from school with!  Am I the only parent out there that doesn't appreciate their kid coming home with a bag full of candy! 


Valentine's day equaled heart shaped toast, cards and pizza for supper.  Supper with my family that I didn't have to cook sounds like a pretty perfect day to me :)

Making New Friends

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One of the things I was worried about when we moved was if the kids would make friends and have friends their own age at our new church.  I shouldn't have worried, Freedom seems to be bursting at the seems with kids.  I'm pretty sure they out number the adults on Sunday mornings. 

Thankfully Vaughn and Greta have both made some good friends at church.  Greta is really loving her friends Chaya and Makayla and luckily I really like both their Mom's so playdates work in our favor.  It means so much to be able to build new friendships here.  Vaughn's little church friend happens to be Chaya's older brother.  I love that they are going to grow up with strong friendships at church. 

Here are Vaughn and his buddy Ben and Greta with Chaya and Makayla

Thursday, February 2, 2012

December 2011

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