Tuesday, 27 October 2009

The One With the Citrouilles

Alright internet, I understand. My blogging has been sketchy lately, I haven't been keeping up my end of the bargain. But do you have to be so cruel as to leave me ZERO comments on my last entry? My big huge photo-filled post about my preshus baby's birthday party? Including pictures of our new house? And CUPCAKES? Man, if you want to break up with me, just do us both a favour and get it over with already.

No? Well OK then. I'm not picky. But I sure would like to HEAR FROM YOU. Don't make me do another post about Roman Polanski, people!

End of lecture. Sigh. Moving on:

We spent all of last weekend just hanging out. Still recovering from the previous week's activities extravaganza, we were happy to keep cooley cool boys. (name that show!)

We managed to get organized enough to go down the the Jardin Botanique (that's Botanical Gardens for all you unilingual types) to see all the awesome Halloween stuff.

Liliane's favourite word these days is citrouille (see-troo-ee - Frenchy town speak for pumpkin)
so it was like vocab nirvana once we made it past endless greenhouses of distinctly NON-Halloween cacti, bonzai and the like.

Look! 2010 Olympics themed pumpkins!

In stripes we trust.

The biggest see-troo-ee of them all!

You might even say, The Great Pumpkin. If you're a Halloween special-nerd like me, that is.

Crappy photo karma.

Case in point: this is the BEST photo I could find of her with some actual decorated pumpkins. And no, she's not sitting on a prickly pear or anything, I promise.
After the pumpkins we headed outside to meet up with our pals Julie, Joyce and little Rosie (Liliane's BFF, we mothers have decided) to check out the lanterns.
There was a super cool outdoor play area for the kiddos to burn off steam and to take some cool photos:

And away we go...

We still had a little light left in the sky which made for some yummy photo ops. I could have photographed that place for hours, it was gorgeous.

Julie and Rosie having a bit of a singalong.

As an aside, I will let you all know that Rosie has since come down with croup. We're keeping an eye on Liliane in case Rosie decided to share her croup as best friends are wont to do. So far, so good.
Again with the photo karma.


Let me get this straight... If you get sick tomorrow, you should be all good by the weekend. I'll wait to get it next week so we can still hook up for Halloween, kay?

Five dollars is a very small price to pay for 45 minutes of metro ride's worth of entertainment.

Voilà. Are you happy now? No more silent treatment?
In other news... anyone else so OVER hearing about the H1N1 virus? We here at NPLH will all be receiving the vaccine as soon as it becomes available - you? Thoughts? Discuss!
I'll be back soon, no whining. Unless it is in the form of a COMMENT. Ahem.


Vanessa Zacharias said...

*hangs head in shame*
Please know that I am a die-hard blog follower... like check once a day with bated breath to see if you've updated us!
LOVE this post -- so many fun places. Especially love the ginormous picture frame.

maguiresaunt said...

I'm with Vanessa...check daily for new/exciting/hilarious/thought-provoking posts! And also like Vanessa, I love the giant picture frame. Sorry for not commenting on the b-day party post - I sometimes wonder if you get tired of hearing how awesome I think your picture captions are?! :o)

Angela said...

Gorgeous pictures. Your daughter is a cutie.

Regarding 'other news'... I can't make up my mind if I'm getting 'the shot' but I think we're all completely sick of hearing about it.

maguiresaunt said...

Oh...H1N1...sick of hearing about it, talking about it, planning for it!! Oh well, seeing as I'd like to continue to be paid, I'll continue to hear/talk/plan about it!

Jaime said...

The thing is, I would comment but my comments are usually pointing out (in a concerned younger sisterly way) some of the less "hip" things you may say. Really, when you think about it, I'm looking out for you best interests, because with my comments it'll take longer for Liliane to be embarressed to be seen with you! Gosh, I'm a good sister! :)
Love you

Ps I am also very sick (oh dear, I punned) of hearing about swine flu

susan said...

That place you went to (the Jardin Botanique - I was just trying out my French, how'd I do? I usually only ask where the bathroom is!)
Anyway, the garden looks AWESOME! And talk about some great pictures!! (I'm with everyone else...holy huge FRAME Batman! It's great!)

Sorry, I don't comment as much as I should...but...hmmm....when was the last time you commented on mine woman?? *wink*
(actually it could have been recently but because I have children I have no memory, I best go check my blog...and you best leave a comment!!)


Shawna said...

Love the pumpkin museum - if you can call it that! what fun! and that frame, oh so fabby!

H1N1 - we're not getting it, it's not my bag...maybe we should, I don't want to be dumb about it, but as of right now we're not getting it :)

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