Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween...

It's October 31st and my Halloween baby is 25 today so I baked him a cake...


Long gone are those hectic Halloweens of simultaneously trying to get supper on the table for visiting in-laws, making sure homework was done, getting costumes on and face make-up done and doing my best to make sure that in the midst of all that we were having some sort of small celebration so that Chris would feel special and wouldn't feel like somehow his birthday was getting lost in all the chaos. My concern over it was for nothing - years later he said that Halloween was the best day of the year for him.

Now things are different. A simple cake for Chris to mark the day. And the focus of kids has shifted to the kids on Richard's school bus so we prepare treat bags to give to them...


... so that they feel special.

Happy Halloween! 

Until next time...
Susan :-)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

And Three Years Later...

I'm back. Because Jen and I have been scrapping lately and she tells me that I really need to put my pages on my blog again. So here's the latest...


So the story is that sometimes Jen and I like to be totally annoying to Robert to try to get a reaction out of him - which he never gives us - except for eventually making an "L" with his finger and thumb on his forehead to signify what losers we are (in his opinion only, because as part of the page above states, Jen and I are actually super cool).  ;-)  In this instance we were riding the carousel at Fort Edmonton Park and every time we passed by Robert we pretended to be screaming in fear. About the fourth time around he finally indicated we were losers and ignored us. That was it. No other reaction, not even a smile - but Jen and I sure had a good laugh.

The sketch I used is from one of Christine Davidson's Creating with Sketches books.

Until next time...
Susan :-)