Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sunday with the old Foster Kids

Nikki bumped into our old foster family on Friday and she and their mom decided to let us take the kids for Sunday afternoon. We picked them up after lunch and took them to the park, then back to our house for some Wii, dinner, then back home. We feel a lot better after seeing our old kids and knowing they are okay. The kids were happy to see us and excited to see Winnie again.

A, who is not so little anymore. She grew 3 inches over 3 months and gained a lot of weight. Her speech and coordination is also a lot better.

Nikki, Winnie and A walking to the park. A didn't have proper clothes so we dressed her in Nikki's small clothing. Like we said, she is a big kid now!

A at the park

K playing on the equipment. He hasn't changed much but he can go higher on the park equipment than he could before.

Sisters reunited at last

A shot that A took of me and Winnie

Me and K went back to our condo park and played with the trucks

The old gang reunited. B was playing with a friend, so he didn't come.

Curtis' B-Day Party

It was my birthday on Sunday and I turned 28 years old. September 19th is also International Talk Like a Pirate day. Arrr.

Colin and Caleb playing with a toy

Baby Winnie on the floor

Me and Winnie blowing out the candles on the carrot cake

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

In the Sault

Susan playing with Winnie

The gift that Winnie received my Aunt Mary Jean

My aunt Sally holding the baby

Daddy holding Winnie in the sling

Gake holding Winnie

Claire and baby with funny knitted hat

Cousin Jaclyn and second cousin Emma

Myself and my brother at Lake Jobamageeshig

Michael getting some pretzels from our servant Stephen

The industrious little pooch Bo

Fishing with dad and brother. No fish were harmed in the making of these pictures.

Our niece Mackenzie with her favourite new cousin

Mackenzie riding the train at the Jocelyn County Fair

Some neat carvings at the fair, complete with functional hydraulic systems

Winnie with her new favourite toy, a helium balloon on a stick

Cousins 4ever

Nikki and Susan with baby at Batchewana Bay Beach

Rolling on the blanket on the beach

Nikki with her godmother

Everyone at Tim's right before Mackenzie and Dawn left for Thunder Bay

Gary with his girls

About to say goodbye

Gay and son-in-law walking to car (also pictured: baby)

As always, lots more pictures at the Web Album.

In Ottawa and Quebec

Winnie visiting with our friend Leslie

Winnie visiting with our friend Pedro AKA The Rib Chef AKA The Sleep Master

Indie and Pedro with baby

A rare picture with everyone

Sven with the baby at Haveli's, an Indian restaurant in Ottawa

Winnie with papa at the Quebec Info-tourist station

Nikki and Winnie outside a restaurant in Mont Orford, Quebec

Nikki and Winnie sitting on a dock on a lake near Magog, Quebec

At the "epluchette de ble d'inde" (corn husking) at Eric's father's house. Yum yum.

Winnie's first foray into solid food

A pregnant horse that frightened Nikki

At the church waiting for Eric

The bride walking down the aisle

The exchange of vows

Us at the reception

Nikki with baby