The triplets with Great-Grandma and Great-Grandpa.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
A cute story about Keona... she came downstairs yesterday morning and we had the following conversation...
Keona: Mom, I was reading my astronomy book...and I got to this page where it said that there was a big crash and two asteroids or something collided and formed earth. And then they said that a piece broke off and that's where the moon came from.
Keona: Yes! And I know that isn't true! God created the world. It made me so mad that I threw the book across the room!
Me: Wow. Well You're right...that isn't true. You know that God created the world... it didn't come from a big bang...just like we didn't come from monkeys! You can still read and learn about the planets..just ignore that part.
Keona: Oh...no! I'm not reading that book anymore! Why would someone just write their "opinions" in a book???
Haha...just a bit like her Daddy. We discussed how they were just theories and came up with a solution... :P
That's the photo from my grade 8 yearbook. His goal was to "go to high school everyday and only be late once in a while."
From that...to this:
Police have this message for Kyle Weese, wanted in connection with a senseless weekend shooting that left a young woman dead: turn yourself in, because we'll find you if you don't.
A Canada-wide warrant was issued for the 24-year-old murder suspect after bullets flew early Saturday outside the Duke of York tavern near Queen and Leslie Sts. Bailey Zaveda, 23, was standing outside the bar when a fight broke out between two men and one started shooting. She was struck in the torso several times and succumbed to her wounds, becoming the latest innocent bystander in this city to die in a hail of gunfire.
Not long after the fatal shooting police identified Weese as a suspect and released his photo. According to Det. Sgt. Gary Giroux, he's known to police and is considered "an extremely violent man."
Weese is "extremely well known to the uniform and plainclothes officers of 55 Division. He's a long time area resident, very extensive criminal record, very violent person," Giroux claimed at a press conference Sunday.
Four other people were wounded in the violent exchange, but they're expected to survive.
Honestly, my heart sinks every time I hear about another grade school friend who is now an addict, convict, prostitute... or whatever it may be. They never had a chance. I heard so many of them say, how they "didn't want to be like their parents"... and yet, 10 years later... we see the cycle at work.
For the majority of the people who live in "the city" of downtown Toronto...it is anything but, "glitz and glamour".
I realize this is a family blog...and yes, I do it to keep people updated with the kids ..and I will probably end up deleting this post...but I had to get it off my chest. My heart has never been more burdened for the youth of Toronto...
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Let me start by saying, that on Friday my wonderful, amazing, super sweet hubby stopped on his way home from school and picked out my new camera for me!!! :) I am a proud owner of a Nikon D60.
Can you tell that I'm a little excited??? He got a really good deal on it too! I have yet to figure it all out...but hopefully there will be some amazing pictures in the weeks to come!
I spent the night playing with my new "toy"... while Charity and Scott played Scrabble..
Eve practiced the piano....
And the others played lego and such like.
The kids had been looking forward to going on our "Nature Walk" all week. (that's what we use to call them in public school anyhow) It was just what we needed. To relax and enjoy the cool, quiet outdoors. I have always loved fall.
We walked by a little cliff(only about 15 feet high) but there was a creek below and I was paranoid about the kids walking near the edge. Go figure, it was Scott who leaned too near and lost his sunglasses over the edge. Keona said that was her favourite part. :P
We even got to see a cute little fuzzy caterpillar on our way out.
That night, we went grocery shopping and came home to BBQ. Scott even baked cookies after dinner! They were incredibly addicting too...
Did I mention that despite my hubby's wonderful baking- I have lost my last "Ella pound"!? Thank you Wii Fit. :D Now only 10lbs to go to my goal weight...
The boys watched hockey and I played with my camera some more... figuring out how to set the white balance and depth of field. Scott now thinks that I love my camera more than him. :P
Scott's yummy cookies!
We spent Sunday with Scott's family and had a great time and wonderful food! We went to church with them Sunday night and heard some good preaching too. Though, I didn't take any pictures...next time for sure!
And here's a look into our Monday of homeschooling....
Keona learning about how steel is made in science.
The triplets doing math.
Ella blowing bubbles in her walker.
Elijah leaning about Abraham and Isaac.
And Jed... yep, you guessed it. Causing trouble in the kitchen....
Friday, October 17, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Saturday, October 11, 2008
At least I got my camera working again. It's still making some very strange noises, and I don't expect it to last long...but it's working! :)