Thursday, September 1, 2011

Montebello, puddles, clouds, and special times.....oh and MOULD!!!!!

Sooooooo yesterday it was exactly two years since we first met our beautiful little girl!!!
That would be a spectacular V8 moustache she has going on there!

It is amazing to think that it has been two whole years that we have been a family! We feel extremely blessed and so.....yep I will say unpopular as it is to say with some......LUCKY!!!!!! There I said it! Us....her....we are all soooooo freakin lucky!!!! We have such a fantastic life.....well I guess that I could do without the needles being poked in and out of my back twice a week to cause injury to promote healing to "help with my pain"....and well I guess that I could use to have more than 6 inches of my bed once in a while (hmmmm I wonder if those two are related....anyhow...)....and well I guess that I could do without having to pull the heavy during the battle of wills with a certain almost 3 year old:

(Adrian...I am borrowing this style of presentation of information from you because...well you are theeeee man!!!

Me: Clarissa it isn't nice to throw Mommy's tv remote across the room because you don't like the show that is on. Pick it up please.
Her: No!
Me: No???????? Yes please. Mommy and Daddy would appreciate if you would pick it up please. It is not ok to throw things in the house.
Her: No!!
Me: No?????? Ok we will sit here in front of the remote until you pick it up.
Me to myself: Nope, not going bend.
Me: We will sit here until you pick it up.
Me to myself: Ooooooohhhhhhhh big flowing tears and boogers....very good one......this is absolutely breaking my heart!!!
Me: All you have to do is pick up the remote and we will go back to playing.
Her: Wahhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!! NOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Don't want to!!!! Go away Daddy!!!!!! MOMMMMMMMMMMY!!!!
Mommy: Clarissa it is not nice to throw things. All you have to do is pick up the remote.

Anyhow this went on for what felt like forever......until....
Me: Ok, I will help you pick it up. We will do it together.
Her: No!!!!!! Don't want to!!!!!
Me: If we pick it up together then we can play with your Dora puzzle and have some raspberries.
Her: Ok. We picked it up and then had raspberries.....and all was well with the world again......
Well until we discovered this:
I won't go into the details here, but I will say that it is a huge pain in the butt!!!!!! Oh well for every problem there is a solution.

Anyhow, a couple of weeks ago we went to Chateau Montebello which was spectacular. Nanna and Poppa come up for the day and then stayed for dinner before heading home and the three of us stayed overnight. During the day Poppa and I......well these will tell you.....
We walked around the grounds at Chateau Montebello

We also got together with some of the families that we travelled to China with to celebrate the 2 year anniversary. (thanks sooooo much to Manon, Richard, Marie-Eve, and Emilie for hosting a fantastic day) It is so great to see the girls growing up.

Clarissa took some great pictures of the sky the other night....

Oh almost forgot that we had a great time playing in the puddles when it rain the other day