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Fire at Canada place?

Sunday we headed towards Edmonton to have a 2 days for a change of scenery and go to the passport bureau at Canada place on Monday.

Last year(2011), I  had my child’s passport application sent back to me twice because of the photo. The first time I got the photo from wall-mart(bad idea) and the dimension was wrong, the second time they could see the chair behind my daughter so it was not good?!?! They were probably scared they wouldn’t recognise my daughter at the airport if she didn’t have a chair behind her like the photo.

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Failing the life test

More than a year ago I took a first aid course. Something I needed for work. Of course it’s been a while and honestly I don’t remember much. I have always wondered how I would remember anything in case I had to help someone. I guess nobody knows how they going to react in an emergency situation.

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Cookies and cuddles

I just love baking cookies before Christmas . I always try new recipes and bake old family ones too.  One of my favourites is oatmeal and dates sandwich cookies. I love everything that has dates in it. I try to make small amounts of each because we end up eating cookies until Easter.

My next try is going to be macarons , I don’t know which kind yet (probably raspberry)but I already bought the almond powder. I found  a recipe direct from France at Total Immersion-French style . It looks absolutely delicious. It would be a perfect treat for Christmas with a nice pink-red colour! We will see if I can manage to make those cute little patisseries.

I am taking the time to watch Christmas cartoons and movies with my daughter having a hot chocolate and testing a cookies or two. Christmas decoration everywhere in the house, cookies, cuddling on the couch! Life is good at home!

Send me an Army General

I wish I was one of those perfect stay-at-home mom that can keep their house clean and free from clutter everyday. I am so far from this picture it’s depressing. When I clean a room I almost feel like locking the door so it stays clean for a  while.

Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that and as I clean a room another one gets trashed. A friend of mine often use to say to me:

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Tricky little fingers

It happens to everybody to lose things right? Well here it happens in my home maybe a little more often. We are constantly looking for the remotes of all kinds. We always find them though. Sometimes underneath the sofa or under a cushion.

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The Santa fever

In the middle of the night ( more early morning) my daughter sneaked into our bed and snuggle against me. It was kind of cold and she was warming me up. I was asleep and woke up a little thinking I liked the warm cuddle but then I thought she is so warm ! So  I really woke up and she had a fever…

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What the TV is off ?!?

I was reading blogs again when I just realized that there wasn’t any background noise like usually…So what’s going on? What is Hubby doing? He is playing on his iPhone with Missy. Trading a screen for another? Yes but it seems easier to stop  the little screens for a while and there is more interaction. We can use Skype on it to talk to his mom in Australia now and the quality of the video is better than on my laptop.

I kind a like it when the TV is off…it is so peaceful! So if I count the screen in here there is 1( TV), 2 (desktop),3 (laptop), 4 (iPhone), 5 (portable DVD player). Wow! Maybe we should look at each other once in a while. I  miss the time when we did not have satellite TV and just a few channel. We still used to found stuff to watch but also found more time to interact with each other.

The ultimate solution is probably not to have any satellite connection and only watch DVD’s in the week-end sometimes. I will try to explain that to Hubby nowI don't know smile. He will probably tell me that we should get rid of my laptopCrying face

Christmas craft : Easy Christmas stars

Christmas craft: christmas starThe other day on my search for Christmas craft ideas I came upon this amazing post. A step by step guide about how to make paper Christmas stars.

So Missy and I went shopping for scrapbook paper. We picked the Christmas ones of course and got 2 sheets of each to make some huge stars.

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The lazy mom story box

I love to read blogs, especially other mom’s blog. It makes me feel more “normal” Surprised smileand usually it is full of amazing ideas for all kinds of little thing that needs a solution or just fun activities to do with your child. Today I came upon a wonderful post  that just made sense to me.

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What is your favourite Christmas decoration?

gingerbread houseIf it’s too early for Christmas decorations well it’s too late for us. The other day when it started snowing ,the Christmas spirit got us ! Missy and I, all the sudden felt like putting the lights outside. Those blue DEL lights are so cute so we couldn’t resist but putting them up on the fence. Too bad what the neighbours might think because we love it and we put the tree inside the day after.

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