Tuesday, June 30, 2009


On Sunday we went and picked strawberries at a near by pick your own berry farm. We went early in the morning to avoid the heat and crowds (although it was pretty busy when we got there). The kids were great doing a fair bit of picking. We had a competition Boys vs Girls, and behalf of all men everywhere I am proud to say the boys won (even if we had some secret help from Isla putting berries in our basket by mistake).

I think we will be back to pick more berries (to make some jam)


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Late Breaking News

(please read this in your best TV News Anchorman voice)
This just in...Late Breaking News from the Hardie house:
Isla, the cute, adorable, talkative 22month old has used her potty! Reports indicate that the little one asked for her potty while eating her supper, she then proceeded to go and get the potty out of the washroom, bring it into the kitchen and then use the device!
Back to your regular scheduled programming.



Monday, June 22, 2009

Cottage Country

This past weekend we spent at Jen's family's cottage. While the weather wasn't the greatest (it was very weird, sunny one moment cloudy the next and the raining later) I think we all enjoyed the cottage. I enjoy the cottage for the peace and quiet, no phones, no computers, ok there is a TV but there is no cable!
I had taken friday off work, with the plan to go up to the cottage early on friday. For that to happen Keir was going to have to miss his friday afternoon, but Keir didn't want to miss school on friday because it was "PJ Day". So we ended up going up after Keir's school finished.
Here are some of the better pictures from the weekend.
Cuty pie Isla enjoying an Ice Cream cone

Keir really enjoying his ice cream cone

When you are at the cottage you have to have Smores

This picture makes me laugh, Isla trying to blow up her floaty

This pic also makes me laugh, I think Keir saw a fish in the water so he is jumping out

That is all for now
Take Care

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bob the Builder

For the past week they have been digging up our street to put in the sewers in our neighbourhood. As you can imagine it involves some big heavy machinery, which Isla and Keir are fascinated by such interesting equipment.
Here is the excavator as it came in front of our house:
The kids were so interested that we would eat meals at the window to watch the action:

They actually worked pretty quick and only took a couple of days to cover the area in front and beside our house. We were only unable to park in our driveway one night:

It is actually pretty funny: you would think a 5year old boy would be totally captivatied by Bob the Builder being in front of his house, and Keir is but he eventually looses interest in watching and goes and plays, but Isla is absolutely enthralled and you have to pry her away from the window and watching the machines.

That is all for now
Take care

Monday, June 08, 2009

No Pics

No Pics this week, but a update none the less. Last week was really busy for me: I was away from home (for work) for three days. I missed Jen and the kids a whole bunch, but I was very busy so the time away went by real fast.
Isla seems to be doubling her vocabulary every day, her latest phrase is "See you later"
Keir is really getting into reading and spelling words, obviously he gets this from his mother :-)
We had a nice weekend, it was my dads 65th birthday on Saturday and we had a nice celebration with a small group of friends and Neal and Nancy. Keir and Isla stay up till past 10pm, which was great because that means they slept in to 8am on Sunday!
On Sunday, we were up to the cottage, actually Jen drove up and I biked up, it was a great ride and my longest ride so far this year 83km. It did start to rain for the last 30min of the ride but it was not to bad. It pretty much rained the rest of the day but it was just nice to be up at the cottage.
That is all for now
Take care