Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Is it too late for Easter pictures?

So I finally got around to taking the kids yearly Easter picture in the "big basket". I love baskets and Peter got me this one at our 2nd Christmas. So for Eben's first Easter we started a tradition of taking the Easter picture in the big basket. I like to take it outside. So this year I had to wait because as you know, the weather didn't cooperate. So...almost 2 months after Easter I actually took the picture! Hooray!  I've also added all the other "big basket" pics from the past years. They change so much from year to year!! Plus, we seem to add a kid to the basket every year.

2008 - Jasper, Eben, Kivi and Opal
Everyone in yellow. Boys with blue striped ties.

2007 - Jasper, Eben and Kivi 
Boys in blue stripes and girls wore white.

2006 - Eben and Kivi 
Girls wore coral and boys wore blue, Eben's bow tie tied us together.

2005 - Eben with chicks
We actually wore blue and green but Eben has a sweater on so you can't tell.

2004 - Eben 
We all wore blue and khaki.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Our 8th Anniversary!

Peter surprised me with a 2 day trip to Victoria for our 8th Anniversary this year in May! He's so wonderful! And so are Grandma and Grandpa who watched Eben and Kivi and Auntie Tonya and Uncle Chris who made a home for Jasper and Opal! Grandma and Grandpa took pictures so when we got back we were able to see what Eben and Kivi were doing at the same time we were in Canada. Here are my favorites:

Eben (aka Superman) getting his face painted. Kivi opted for no paint on her face.

My handsome hubby and I at the sunken gardens at Butchart Gardens. 
I cried when I saw them. They are sooo beautiful! And no, I'm not even pregnant.

Eben and Kivi on the swings.

Our "in love" pose.

Eben and Kivi at Celebration park.

My new favorite flower, English Daisies. They had them everywhere.

Peter in front of Craigdarroch Castle.

Lying in the meadow of daisies by the castle. It was so peaceful and gorgeous!  Later, we went to a farmer's market on China St. and Peter bought me a cool silk skirt and top for Mother's Day. When we got home the kids showed us all the great things they did and Mother's Day pictures they made - it was so cute! I love being a Mommy. And I love our family! 

Thank you Grandma, Grandpa, Auntie Tonya, Uncle Chris, Marlee, Madison and Emma! 
We had a great weekend!