Friday, February 20, 2009

Ireland

Andy had to go to Dublin on business, so we all tagged along with him and added on the weekend in the Irish countryside (for a very nice Valentines day!). We had tons of fun - so lucky to be able to go along! It was absolutely gorgeous, and Dublin was a great city!





Dublin & the kids

How do we find the playground?

Yeah! Signs of spring!
Picking flowers at Christ Church

Look at that floor!! (Christ Church)




Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Android

A few weeks ago Sophie and Edison visited the Google London office and got to meet Android.


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Snow Day!!

London had the worst snow storm in 18 years this week (a whopping 8 inches in some places), which closed Edison's school along with much of the public transportation for 2 days (yay, Andy got to stay home too).
Lately I have been yearning for the sunshine - not the low on the horizon peaking through the haze kind, but real full sun. Maybe all I needed was some snow! I didn't realize how much I missed it. It has been so bright and fun to have London covered in snow - and everyone outside enjoying it!
As always if you want to see more pictures you can go to www.buteau.org

On the way to school (back 5 min. later)































Sledding at Richmond Park






Monday, February 2, 2009

Chunks out of the house...

The day of the ultrasound was a bit eventful - for one, it was sunny and oh, so nice to see the sun! After returning home from the park (with both kids - Edison was home sick all week) I heard a loud scraping noise and then a crash on the side of the house. When I went out to check it out - I saw that a rubbish truck and come a bit close and smashed into the side of the house, so I chased it down the alley and got his card - then called the rental company who is taking care of it. Sometimes it is nice to be renters!

It's a Girl!



We went in for an ultrasound last week. Everything looks great with the baby - heart, spine, legs, arms, etc. The kids are really excited to have a little sister! Edison is still convinced there could be 2 babies in there (as are a lot of people that see how big I am) but we are assured it is only one, and she is kicking like crazy!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Practice Photos at Kew Gardens

For Erin's birthday I scheduled a photographer to take pictures of our family. We were supposed to meet the photographer at Kew Gardens yesterday but we decided it was far to cold to get any good pictures of the kids. We called off the appointment but decided to go to Kew Gardens anyway just to take some 'practice' pictures. Here are the results: