Saturday, October 30, 2010

A Quick Peek....

As I run from activities, appointments and Halloween events here is a quick peek at the house we will be living in until April. When I have more time I will update with our move story and try to express the saddness I felt leaving MY house.

Riley's room

The boys room

Our room

Basement and playroom...yes, we have taken care of the cord problems you may have noticed in these photos.

Living room and family room


Sunday, October 24, 2010

We've been...

Making dump and Goodwill Runs...apparently in the middle of the night.

Packing or wearing the buckets as our hats.

Drinking coffee, lots and lots of coffee.

Loading trucks and racing cars down the ramp.

Trying to make time to play....which leads to more coffee to get the packing done.

And we are all exhausted.

But we are keeping the prize in mind.

Cooper's Contemplates...

He even got himself a chair and his snack to help him figure out what the white stuff is all about.

p.s. please disregard the finger prints all over the window.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Wow! Two in just as many days. We are on fire here in the Hubbard household.

Simon: Mom, why are washing my sheets?

Me: Because you peed the bed last night.

Simon: No mom. I didn't pee my bed. I peed in yours.


Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Riley: Mom, when I get bigger I want to have kids.

Me: You do?

Riley: But I'm only having two kids.

Me: Why two?

Riley: Because three is just too many.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Dance Party

We are a dance party family.
We break it down several times a week after dinner.
The music blares.
Some of the songs are always the same.
They are old favourites.

The dance moves are on fire.

We have the pull through

The rock star

The scream and jump

The alligator guitar

The sit spin

It's a rockin good time.

This pretty much sums it up

Sunday, October 17, 2010

The Pain Joy Of Being The Younger Brother

Can you guess?

Watching intently
Sitting still

What's so exciting?

As Cooper says "man suck poop."

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Riley and I were driving to her dance class last Thursday evening. We were driving down a main road in Barrie when suddenly a police car drove out in front of us , quickly spun around, came to a stop in the road and a female police officer jumped out grabbed a man that was running down the side of road. She quickly pinned him down while he struggled under her grasp.
Side Note: The fact that the police officer was female has no merit to this story but the fact that she kicked his butt. YAY!

Riley quietly watched this all happen. I wasn't sure what to say to her. I stayed silent wondering if she noticed and if she would say anything about it. We began driving again and she said "Mommy, I think I saw someone getting arrested" I replied that I think she was right. The questions started coming..."why was he getting arrested?" "why was the police hurting him" "was he going to jail"..... I tried to carefully answer each question.

I will be honest, we shelter our children. Is this good or bad? I'm not sure. I mean we wont even let them chew bubble gum or watch Sponge Bob.

Then she said "mommy, that man was adult. Do adults do bad things?" I hate that she asked that question. I hate that I had to tell her yes. I hate that she continued to question the types of things adults do that are bad.

I feel like she grew up a little bit in that car ride. I know we can't shelter them forever, I know that if we don't talk about things like this someone else will, I know that there will come a time when she chews bubble gum and watches Sponge Bob.

I just wish it never had to happen. I wish that she stayed innocent. I wish there were no "bad adults" in this world to talk to her about. I just wish I could freeze time and keep the innocence....forever.

Monday, October 11, 2010


We are thankful for...

Pumpkin pie with extra Cool Whip

Time spent together

The beauty of nature


Windy days and flying kites in Snow White dresses

But most of all...these three gifts. These precious gifts.

And it begins....

The Lot

This is where our new house will be built.

A look at our dirt pile..

This will be the view from the back of our house....

We can not wait!

Pumpkin Patch

We spent a beautiful sunny day at the pumpkin patch with beautiful sunny friends:)

We posed for all the pictures

Rode the bikes

Conquered the corn maze

Rode the wagon ride

Searched for the perfect pumpkin

And enjoyed some apples among the pumpkins