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happy birthday brooks and riley!

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Today we celebrated Brooks and Riley's birthdays. They have a combined age of 51. I know, they look fantastic.


Also, they refused to both look and smile handsomely at the camera at the same time.


And when they finally did, it became apparent that I should probably stop taking pictures with my iphone in drkened rooms, especially of small moving people.


Regardless. It was fun. And this was not me taking a picture of my toddler, drinking a giant pop, in a bar.


Happy Birthday Brooks and Riley!!

winter running. yay.

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Tonight at the nursery school swim party fundraiser (I'm sure that was the actual name. The fliers were rolled scrolls that were sent home with all the parents) I was talking to another woman who runs sometimes. I actually think the conversation started with where to buy nice shapely sports bras and ended with something like "Oh yeah, I run outside all the time, it's super fun and nobody who is a runner would ever consider bitching about winter, and all you really need is running shoes, and it's not even slippery and seriously, you're a total jerk for not running outside."

And I was all like, well shit, if she can do it I can probably maybe consider doing it.

Then I got home and the weather was beautiful and I wondered just how slippery the streets really were. Steven was a few minutes behind me in his truck, and I was in the driveway with a van load of kids who should have been in bed an hour or so earlier, but why wouldn't I run to the stop sign and back…

brownie sleepover

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Another high-quality iPhone picture!

Did you see what I did in that picture? I know. Hilarious.

Jordan and I spent the night "sleeping" in the Science Gallery (apparently we don't call it Touch the Universe anymore) with a hundred other "sleeping" girls from three different Girl Guide groups.

It was awesome - the museum part, not so much sleeping on the floor with a million other people, but the museum's sleepover program is fantastic. Each group was given an itinerary and a museum guide and had numerous stops to make. We watched a really good planetarium show, we sat in the auditorium and listened to a story teller (I loved this part), we toured the museum and spent a lot of time with a real live mummy (even if some of the littler kids freaked out when watching a video where the mummy turned all mushy and then skeletal, resulting in the kids having to go colour pictures in an area where they couldn't see the mummy, but where other tvs would still play…