Friday, December 31, 2010

A Year in Review 2010

In honour of 2010 I figured what better then a photo year in review? So without further adieu

January 2010

Don't they look like babies? Wait til you see December 2010 the morph from babies to children is insanity! Oh and for info sake- the shiner the Tank is supporting is the first of many in his journey to bipedal.

(I couldn't find a more sad photo of him this is to draw you in, I think if I had a donate money button you may click just for the mere fact that you feel sad for this face.)

February 2010

Superkid turned 3 and we were able to utilize the Frosty Fest backdrop as her party scene. Old Fashioned skatin' and hot chocolate were all that was needed to put a glorious smile on a little girls face. 3 also marked the year she received her very first locket from Superdad. I don't know who was more proud- Supermom, Superdad or Superkid. There may have been a tear (or 2).

March 2010

Superkids first Disney on Ice experience; The Tank turned ONE. *gasp! and he ate cake, ohh did he ever eat cake. The Superfam also partook in a trip to Great Wolf Lodge for the first time ever. We had a blast, though Tank really challenged us in the sleep department as well as Superkid's superability to ruin a good thing by turbo-puking EVERYWHERE at the most inopportune time (read: down Superdad's back at a restaurant before arriving at our mini-vacation destination).

I took a quick opportunity to try and sneak a quick photoshoot of my Grandma with the kids. Cooperation is not their forte.

April 2010

Spring air brought us a new cousin, and Easter egg hunts and cake pops!!

May 2010

Tank's first hair cut, abnormally warm temperatures and happy to be free of coats and boot kids playing outdoors. We Ontario folks typically look forward to the less clothing required seasons but this was ridiculous to be wearing tank top dresses and shorts before the end of May. You can't even blame this on El Nino, its all global warming baby.

June 2010

Happy Father's day to Superdad! He enjoyed his very own coffee mug (that I still use when he's not looking because I admit- I love a good mug) and his newest audio toy pictured below. Trying to snap photos of the Supersibs is getting more and more difficult with the amount of movement the Tank insists on. Even with the perk of a DSLR I am still left with garbage shots because of his new found quick actions.

July 2010

With Supermom back to work at the end of April there was no vacation time to be had so we enjoyed hangin around the house and trying to stay cool in the ungodly temperatures, a quick trip to African Lion Safari was enjoyed on one of our many weekend adventures.

August 2010

A neighbourly trip to Marineland, desperately trying not to melt, growing my new front garden coupled with my love of ornamental grasses and watching the kids grow into who they are today!

September 2010

Our master bedroom and lower bathroom finally got their facelifts, Superfam took another trip to Great Wolf Lodge sans photo evidence and our usual trip to Parry Sound was cancelled due to abnormally cold and rainy weather.

October 2010

We're gettin' there, are your eyes bleeding yet from all this cuteness? Are you paying close attention to Superkid and Tanks morphing? Do it- scroll alllllll the way up and compare, did ya see it? Are you doing what I'm doing? *GASP. It just seems impossible to go from that to THIS.
Superfam celebrated October 2010 by fall family pics, fall trips to pumpkin patches, walk through Apps Mill and our favourite HALLOWEEN!

November 2010

November brought Christmas preparations and a superfantastic Sleigh ride to see Santa and Mrs. Claus. Superfam went to Santa Town and boy was this a hit for Superkid this year! She truly understood the magic of Santa this year and it was fun to see that magic come alive through her eyes.

December 2010
Santa has come and gone! 2011 is so close I can taste it. Here's to a fantastic year full of health, love and success. 2010 was a good year and we are hoping 2011 is great! The past 12 months have been filled with so much growth and love its amazing to watch just how much change Superkid and Tank have gone through. I cannot wait to see what 2011 brings for these two nuts!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gadzooks it is possible

Just when I thought grocery shopping for a family of four for two weeks under $200 was impossible the possible happened! 14 days of meals with room to spare for $184. Now we aren't eating prime rib or caviar here but we eat just fine as my hips would clearly give you enough evidence to suggest that we get by just fine.

Anywho here it is for your viewing pleasure!

Sunday- stuffed peppers with whole grain rice, whole grain Italian loaf and ginger cookies

Monday- Mexican crock pot chicken w/ whole grain rice (made Sunday) and pudding- after all we are kids at heart.

Tuesday- Shake and bake pork chops, baked potatoes, broccoli and apple sauce for desert.

Wednesday- Spaghetti & garlic toast

Thursday- Tomato soup (its a weekly staple here), tuna melts, fruit salad

Friday- Home made whole grain pizza and salad and pudding

Saturday- Home made chicken fingers with Sweet potato fries and ginger cookies

Sunday- Pirogies with onions and bacon, mixed veggies and apple sauce

Monday- home made mac'n'cheese, green beans

Tuesday- Honey dijon chicken, potatoes and peas

Wednesday- Soup & sandwiches

Thursday- Loaded potato soup with Italian bread.

4 medium Potatoes, peeled and cubed
3/4 cup chopped Onion
1 small Carrot, chopped
1/4 cup chopped Celery
1 1/2 cups Chicken Broth
3 tablespoons Butter, cubed
3 tablespoons Flour
2 1/2 cups Milk
1 tablespoon Parsley
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper
1 cup shredded Cheese

Add bacon or ham if you wish

Tip: double recipe as its a family fav!


In saucepan, combine potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, and broth. Bring to boil, reduce heat; cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes. Lightly mash. Meanwhile, in small saucepan, melt butter, stiri n flour until smooth. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir into potato mixture. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Add parsley, salt and pepper. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese until melted

Friday- Pancakes & bacon (who doesn't love a little breaky for din din? Heck we may even throw in some chocolate chips just to be bad)

Saturday- BIG family dinner for all December babies so we are ordering Nona's lasagna for this shin dig!

Sunday- Grocery day!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Joy and Magic

Today was a first glimpse of the future for us Superfam. I realized today that we have had it pretty simple up until this morning. It was our challenge to get up, get ready and get out the door for Swimming lessons and then to haul the fam to Christmas Town. This is a lofty goal at the best of times but to do more then one event in one day is like a kamikaze mission for me (I only claim the title Supermom, I don't actually believe I have any time saving superpowers).

The day went like this:

Wake up, bust butts to get shower, get dressed x 4 and eat x 4
Pack bags, make lunches x 2
Install carseats x 2
Pack car
Check car
Nag nag nag to get a certain ah hem Superdad moving
Re-check car
Realize Camera is not packed
Drive x 4 across town for swimming lessons
Drop x 2 off at lessons, take x 1 to bank and coffee shop for Superparent lunch (java is important whilst travelling).
Pick up x 2 from swimming, dry hair thoroughly
Install x 2 into car and feed
Drive 1hr through winter wonderland and grip door and center console and pray
Arrive to a Magical Christmas Town
Watch the joy of Christmas through the eyes of a child