Monday, April 27, 2009

Rebecca's Twin

Rebecca has a twin sister who lives in sunny California!! Well, not quite....oh yes, she DOES live in California, but she is of course not really Becky's twin :) But she may as well be! I've never met any other little girl before that looks SO MUCH like our Sweetie! Her name is Kira, and I met her mom Sarah on the Internet when the girls were around 1, I believe? We emailed each other occassionally and chatted a few times on MSN, but then somehow lost touch for quite awhile (nearly 2 years?) and just got reconnected again not long ago. It's been nice catching up and seeing pictures, and seeing that the girls still do look very much alike! Sarah posted a very similar post on her blog, she had asked me if it was ok for her to do so just before I was going to ask her the same thing! She was showing her 6 year old son pictures of Becky from my blog, and he thought it was his sister Kira, but couldn't figure out who all the other people in the pictures were! It would be so cool if we could all meet in person one day. Hey, I need an excuse to travel to California, wouldn't meeting Becky's twin be a good reason? :)

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Monday, April 13, 2009


We just celebrated Easter, the resurrection of our risen LORD!
I tried to get some pictures of the girls, but could not get one good one, Rachel is just too squirmy now and just won't sit still! Ahhhh, things were so much easier when she was 3 months old and she'd sit all pretty beside her big sister! Anyways, here are some attempts and also a picture I had taken at the mall of Rachel, courtesy of First Impression Portraits.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Birthday fun!

I'm now the mom to a 4 year old and a 1 year old! On March 29th, we celebrated Rebecca's 4th birthday, and on April 2 Rachel turned 1. Time really does go by so fast. Rachel is now walking and learning new things every day. Here are some pictures of the girls on their birthdays.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, everyone!!
I haven't been good at keeping up with the blog, but thought I'd do a quick update since it's been so long. We had a good Christmas, had both our parents here over the holidays, first time since our wedding that we were all together. We are settling into Edmonton and enjoying it here. It has been nice to still be able to see some of our Yellowknife friends on their way through Edmonton. We don't miss the -40 temps though! Calvin is enjoying his work, and the girls are both getting big so fast! Rebecca is going to preschool at Elves Monday - Friday, and Rachel is at home with me growing fast and learning new things all the time. She will keep us on our toes!
Here are some pics from the last while...

Rachel happy in the tub.

Becky and Rachel with Oma and Opa.

The girls with both grandparents.

Rachel and Oma.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Don't Google "Koala bear poems", or you will end up here!

I know, I know....I haven't posted in 4 1/2 months!! Do people even check my blog still? People I actually know, that is .... I just did a peak at my stats counter and saw that most people lately that have come across this blog did so after googling something to do with koala bears. These are some actual google searches that people did that brought them to my blog:

  • "koala bear poem"
  • "koala bear cookies"
  • "koala poetry"
  • "smiling koala bear"
and lots of others, many of which have to do with koala bear poems...who knew, that so many people were searching about poems to do with koala bears??
So...if you have come across this blog in search of something to do with koala bears, sorry to disappoint you!!
Actually, I'm thinking of changing the name of this blog. Even though I like koala bears and it's the nickname I've used for ages for Internet stuff...too many people are landing on this blog from all over the place thinking they will find something to do with koalas!!
I will post another actual family update with pics soon....

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Balloons and Smiles

We were at the hospital yesterday with the girls for Rebecca's last appointment with her pediatrician before we move away. While there, we went and got their picture taken next to their balloon on the Obstetrics ward. After your baby is born, you have the option of donating $100 to the hospital, which they use to purchase medical equipment etc. The child's name then gets put on a balloon and hung on the "Little Treasures" wall. We didn't do it with Rebecca, but after Rachel was born we decided to get them both a balloon. They were just put up while we were in Winnipeg, so we decided to go take a look while we were at the hospital. I thought I'd post these since I like the way Becky is smiling in her picture!

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I just noticed something on the tickers up Rebecca is 3 years, 3 months, 3 weeks and 3 days old, and Rachel is 3 months and 3 weeks old. ... that's a lot of 3s!!

Sunday, July 20, 2008


So it's been over a month and a half again since I last posted. Rachel is now over 3 1/2 months old and continuing to grow like a weed. It's amazing to see her grow and learn new things right before our eyes. She is now constantly rolling over from her back onto her tummy, and never stays on her back for sleeping at night. She always promptly rolls either onto her side or right onto her tummy when we put her down. The last 4 nights she's slept awesome, right through the night! Last night she slept from 9 pm till 8 am! :)
Rebecca is getting bigger too and in just a month and a half from now will be attending the Elves Society preschool program! Yup, we are moving to Edmonton in a month from now. Edmonton will be better for Rebecca in the long run, with more services and programs for her. The preschool program will benefit both her and us, as it will allow me to go out and do shopping etc during the day with Rachel. It's almost impossible for me to get out myself with both of them, which usually means I spend most days in the house.
We just got back from a very quick 2 week trip to Winnipeg, where we helped my parents move from their house into an aparment. The time was just not long enough though, and when we left the apartment was still piled full of boxes with nothing put away. I wished I could have stayed longer but it was just not possible.
Here are some pictures taken over the last month...

Rebecca & Rachel wearing their matching sundresses from Tante Barbara.

All smiles!

Sisters on Canada Day (and Daddy's birthday!)

With Oma & Opa in Winnipeg.

Monday, June 02, 2008

2 months old

Here are a few pics I took today of Rachel, who turned 2 months old today.

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Sunday, June 01, 2008


I managed to get a few pictures tonight of Rachel smiling. She's been smiling lots now but it's hard to catch with the camera cause it happens so fast! The second picture is my favourite.

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There was a beautiful rainbow out tonight. We don't have the best view from our house with all the buildings around, but here are some pictures I took.