Monday, May 14, 2012

The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

The Good:

We had a lovely lovely weekend for the most part.  A BBQ with lots of awesome people, gorgeous weather and a near perfect Mother's Day.  Uncle Harlan made sourdough pancakes and Auntie Kathy brought mimosas (for the grown ups of course), the girls discovered the joy of Reddi Whip and we discovered that Ruby is the "Queen of the Pancake Hole"...whatever that means. 
Queen of the Pancake Hole!


The girls washing the patio ala Cinderella
After brunch, the girls spent the afternoon at Kayla's with Kayla's dad while Dara, Kathy and I went to get mani-pedis and we topped that off with some sitting in the sun.  It was all kinds of wonderful. 

Ruby white washing the fence ala Tom Sawyer


The Bad:
I did a LOT of laundry.  Like a lot.  Why?

The Ugly:
Thursday night, Lucy was puke city.  I took off Friday since I was up all night with her and spent most of the day with the washing machine.  Luckily by 2pm she was back to her old self.  Sunday night, Ruby repeated the process so back to the washroom I went.  We slept in a bit and she seemed back to her old self so I took her off to school. 

Phew! Let's hope that the puking train has left this station.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Miller Girlz Day of Fun

We took advantage of lovely weather and a free day to have a much need Miller Girlz Day of Fun.  We got up and hopped on the bus and headed downtown.  Mommy was satisfying her guilt that her girls never get to go to the library so went to work on her day off.  Ask me how much I love you Ruby and Lucy!  We hit the Spanish Story Time and visited with our friends Miss Cikeithia, Miss Mary, Miss Jenny, Miss Betsy and Miss Joan. We rode up the big long escalator and picked out some treats for our friends.  

After the library, we took a walk down to the market and got some mini donuts and then sat out at a cafe and watched the people while we ate them.  Lucy quite enjoyed the "chickens" aka pigeons and nearly got her head stuck between the railings of the fence at the cafe.  We also looked at the fish and the flowers.  Ruby suggested I buy a gold wig and Lucy waved at the doggies.  Then we walked over and caught the bus home.  

One our way into downtown, Ruby insisted on giving the bus driver a princess sticker.  On the way home, we jumped on the back of the bus and when we went to pay, the bus driver leaned over and said, "Hey looky here!" and it was the same guy as before!  He pointed to the sticker that was still there on his shirt!  Ruby was thrilled.

We headed home, picked up Ari from school and now the big girls are playing in the yard while Lucy naps.  Such a great morning!

Now some photos!  All out of order but I don't feel like messing with them :-)

The girls sharing donuts

Sharing some water -- note the railings where Lucy got her head stuck.

Doing the Tooti Ta in Spanish Story Time with Miss Tania

Shaker eggs!

On the Bus!

Lucy enjoying the ride in the ergo


Refreshing agua

All three of us
Lucy smiles
At the fish market!