My beautiful I take your hand, and we walk through the garden of life, may I be ever open to seeing the world through your eyes...full of innocent wonder, delight and joy. As you take my hand, and we walk through the garden of life, may you be ever open to seeing the world through my eyes...full of gratitude, wisdom and peace. May we be blessed on our 'ramblings' together. Love, Nana

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween, everyone!  What a busy day it has been!  First off to school, dressed in our halloween costume, to partake in a party with classmates.  Then a  parade around the school to visit all the other classes, and show off our costumes.
Already it is time to say goodbye to our friends, grab our loot bags and head for home, and hopefully an afternoon nap before the evening festivities begin.

Aidan's Scary Pumpkin
 After a quick nap, (Nana had one too!) it was off to Nana's house to carve the pumpkin!  
Great Pumpkin, Nana!
 Before heading home to go 'trick or treat' ing, a photo with Nana... 

Aidan and his 'Witchy Nana'!
Then back home, and into this year's costume - dressed as Papa, the construction worker!  Nana made the tool belt and suspenders.
'Construction Worker' Aidan

The weather was perfect.  A beautiful crescent moon shone in a clear sky, and the temperature was warm for the time of year.   Daddy and Papa stayed home to shell out the treats, while Momma, Nana and Aidan set off to 'trick or treat' not knowing how far we would go, or how many houses we would visit, this being the first real year Aidan has engaged in the Halloween festivities!  Well...there was no holding him back!  An hour and a half later, we arrived back home, with a tool box full of treats!

Let's go 'Trick or Treat'
 One tired Momma and Nana, and one tired little boy, with a belly full of treats.  What a fun time we all had!

Friday, October 21, 2011

A Day of First's!

The 'little love of my life' greeted me at the door at 8 a.m this morning, with a big kiss and hug for his Nana!  What a way to start the day!  He is usually in great spirits every morning, but today was special, and excitement was in the air!

Waiting for the big yellow school bus!
Off we went to school, where a big yellow school bus was waiting to take all the kindergarten kids to the pumpkin farm!  Aidan's first time on a school bus!  His first time to a pumpkin farm!  His first time in a barn full of cows, pigs, horses and chickens!  What a day!  Such excitement! 

Riding to the Pumpkin Farm!
I went along as a 'teacher's helper' with some other mums and Nana's.  A bumpy ride on the bus, but all the more fun the bumpier it was, judging by the squeals of delight from thirty little four and five year olds.  The day started cold and grey, with rain clouds rolling across the sky, but somehow the sun managed to come out and light up the autumn leaves and the hundreds of bright orange pumpkins dotted around the farm.

'I found a Pumpkin, Nana!'
After touring the barn and learning about all the farm animals, it was off to the pumpkin patch to pick our very own pumpkin!  And what a lovely pumpkin was chosen!

One Happy Little Boy!
The morning ended with a walk through the corn maze, then it was back on the bus and back to school.  What an adventure, and what stories we were told for the rest of the day.

I know a little boy who will be dreaming about pumpkins tonight!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is 'Thanksgiving' here in Canada!  A day to reflect...and acknowledge the abundance we are fortunate to be blessed with.  Though I do take time throughout the year for such reflection and gratitude, it is today that we 'celebrate' and give thanks in a tangible way.

The turkey is in the oven filling the house with it's wonderful aroma.  The potatoes and carrots we grew in the garden this year are in their pots and ready to cook.  Home-made pumpkin and apple pies grace the sideboard in the dining room.  Outside the leaves are a mass of red, gold, orange and green, falling ever so slowly to the ground...the cloudless sky an intense blue on this sunny, warm day.  Unusual weather for this time of year to be sure, but we'll take it -it won't be long before the first snows of winter blow across the land! 

I await the arrival of my little family - my dear husband, my beautiful daughter, her husband, and the little love of my life.  Together we will sit down to a wonderful meal...and give thanks!

On this day I give thanks for my health, my husband, my home, and my family.  Good health is a true blessing we only miss when we don't have it.  My home is small, but it is all I need, filled with treasures gathered over the years.  My family grace my days and fill me with joy, pride and love. 

Some of the things I am especially thankful for...

...the Lake and Autumn leaves at my sister's cottage!

...Autumn Leaves in the rain!

...Home-made Pumpkin Pie!

  And most of all... adorable, wonderful, beautiful, funny Aidan!

Abundant Blessings!