Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Hailey babe is 5!!!

I can't even really think about how special Hailey is without tearing up. She's my daughter...so of course I think she's special. But the day she was born, she also healed my wounded little heart and because of that she'll always have a special place in my heart. She's definitely a keeper! (my other two are equally as special...there are no favourites...and they also have their own special spots in my heart as well)

Anyway, we had a little party for her here in town. We invited a handful of local friends and CRAFTED!! That's all she wanted to so! We decided that the best way to craft with a bunch of 5 year olds was to book the party room at the Michael's store. It was THE BEST PARTY DECISION EVER!

No mess (at home at least), no clean up, someone else to entertain my kids, low cost, face painting...the list goes on you know!

The kids decorated pictures frames...

Paige took the whole thing pretty seriously

Opening all her girly gifts

She's just so sweet and happy and appreciative of EVERYTHING. In this pic she's just amazed by the stunning cupcakes we made!

And finally blowing out her candles

For my records, Hailey at 5:
  • is a genius...ok just a smart little cookie, she is starting to read little words, she did AMAZING in her kindergarten assessment (the principle kept commenting on how smart she was)
  • She LOVES all things girly - pink pink pink, makeup, nail polish, dresses, dresses, dresses, hair, makeup and more makeup
  • She's a BIG sister...a bit bossy (a LOT bossy) but adored by her younger sisters
  • She LOVES to ride her quad...but is lucky to have all pink gear as well as a pink camo quad
  • she LOVES holding and helping out with Baby Cait
  • She has LOTS and LOTS of friends, but is especially adored by little boys (a few of them are pretty certain she's their girlfriend...although she says she's only got one boyfriend...Denver. She's been taught well though and won't kiss him until they're old and married)
  • She LOVES babies but says she doesn't want any when she grows up...just big kids, because having babies hurts too much (oops...she's a bit too observant I guess)
  • She's sooooo excited to go into kindergarten this fall...and hopefully she wins her teacher over as much as she did her preschool teacher (who said Hailey reminded her a lot of Pollyanna...uh that's the sweetest thing anyone could say about my daughter)
  • LOVES riding bikes and mastered her two wheeler without training wheels this summer
  • Has a vivid imagination and LOVES playing make believe (orphan, cave woman, animals etc)
  • She really is such a joy to be around, she's sweet, innocent, lovely, spunky and a little bit sassy. Pretty much the perfect 5 year old. Right?


Saturday, July 21, 2012


We play.

We play a LOT.

We play a LOT...over and over again.

Our favourite place to play is in our own backyard.

We always have friends jumping on trampoline, through our sprinkler, or in the house.

But sometimes my favourite moments are when it's just the 4 of us girls...Hailey, Paige, Cait and I. This is when I get the best laughs out of them, the sweetest smiles, and the stillest moments (ok...and the best static filled hair)

Oh...I'm going to link up to my SIL's weekly Simple things post:


Thursday, July 12, 2012

If you don't use instagram

You should! Really, instagram is great! follow me@ meaganmccance

But if you don't use instagram...here's just a small taste of what we've been up to (all pictures courtesy of my iPhone):
Spray park, Paigey's Birthday, breakfast in new lawn chairs, year end soccer parties, big cousins letting little girls do their hair, laying out with baby cousins at the beach, winking babies, slide trains with cousins

It's been the summer of cousins. And that's just the way I like it

Monday, July 09, 2012

No desire to blog

Honestly...what has happened to my blogging desire? Part of it is because my camera isn't working all that well, part of it is that I have three kids and I'm pretty busy, part of it is because I never go on my computer any more (hello iphone), and most of it's because I'm lazy!

Anyway, the other day I took out my camera since I realize I hadn't used it in about a month (you know what they say about having a million pictures of your first kid and none of your last? Well I'm definitely moving in that direction.)

So I took a picture of the biggest and the littlest sister...aren't they pretty?

Paige turned three...and to follow with family tradition, she got her ears pierced. Poor girl had NO idea what was coming to her!

She was soooooo surprised!!! And very accusatory as well....like it was MY fault it hurt. Ok, it kind of was, since she didn't really WANT her ears pierced. Sorry baby

But she got over it quickly...and was especially happy while opening her Birthday presents

Then...the next day Hailey 'graduated' from preschool. We had a lovely afternoon in her class (songs, ice cream and games). Here she is with her certificate...onto Kindergarten now!!

Then the next day we let Paige invite 1 cousin and 1 friend to her "Birthday Party". She HAD a lot of fun playing, and opening presents!

And then...lucky us. My friend Julie is taking a cake decorating class and decided to make a delicious cake for Paige.

Lucky us because I don't do cakes...I just decided it's not even close to being a talent of mine, so I'm not going to even bother. It's a good thing my kids like ice cream better anyway!

So, other exciting events that occurred but weren't documents with pictures were: Camping, quadding, camping and more quadding, year end soccer parties, year end piano recitals, year end EVERYTHING!

Hailey turns 5 this week, so maybe I'll pull out my camera again. We're also planning to go camping...and I probably won't pull out my camera for that! ha ha! I'm clearly winning at this mom thing!