Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Aaarg - It's a Pirate Party!

Over the weekend, my youngest kiddo finally celebrated her 7th birthday with  group of giggly girls and one fearless gentleman!
Please don't ask when her real birthday is.

Check it out the fun...

paper boat snacks - courtesy of my super-cool niece;)

beware the pirate ship

the sweetest lil' pirate there ever was

the loot

a table fit for a pirate

land ahoy!

x marks the spot


Arrrg - we be searchin' for the pirate loot!

Thanks for coming, pirate friends!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

30 Photos in 30 Days - Day 18

Ahoy there Matey!

Way back in January my baby girl turned 7.
Most days since then, she's asked about her birthday party.

At last, invitations have been sent and the party preparation is in full swing.

On Day 15, I posted a picture of the invitiation.

Here is a sneak peak at the party decorations.
home-made cupcake toppers

Today, ships' masts in varying sizes are making me smile.
What's keeping you grinning?

Monday, April 16, 2012

30 Photos in 30 Days - Day 16

We sent our boy on a little adventure.
He's spending the next week in Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.

Today's smiles are courtesy of our adventurer.

On Sunday, we received an email from him.

 Today, we received another.

He's a young man of few words.
And...what about puncutation?
I guess he's saving the details for when he gets home!

30 Photos in 30 Days - Day 15

Parties that make my kids feel special...make me smile!

Watch for the party details to follow!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

30 Photos in 30 Day - Catching Up

Here's what's been making me smile...

Day 5 - Wearing Sunglasses

Day 6 - Studying with a View

Day 7 - Skipping @ Baba's

Day 8 - Egg Huntin'

Day 9 - Hockey in April

Day 10 - No Boys Allowed
notice the unhappy boy in the upper right
and the elated girl on the left

Day 11 - Thinking about time gone by.

Day 12 - Back in the creative saddle.

Day 13 - 5 Days for Freedom
Helping students develop their leadership skills while making the world a better place.

Day 14 - Spring Mantel

What's keeping you smiling?

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

30 Photos in 30 Days - Day 4

Today at school, I was walking down the hall and two kiddos stopped me.
"Are you Mrs. Bonko?" they asked.
"I sure am!" I responded

They looked at each other all mischievous-like and said, "We have a special delivery for you!"
From behind their backs came a pot of flowers.
Of course I gushed and went on and on about how they put a giant drop in my bucket.
Their reaction was the.best.
They clapped their hands and jumped up and down, genuinely pleased with themselves.

If I had had my phone with me, I would have been sharing a photo of that very moment.

I did find something else that made me smile today...
Nests ready to be enjoyed with the cousins.
 What made you smile today?

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

30 Photos in 30 Days - Day 3

Lately, I've spent a lot of time sitting right here.
I'm nearing the half-way point of my master's degree and many an hour has been passed in that there blue chair.

Tonight, when I pulled open my drawer, I saw something that made me smile.

I smiled for two reasons...
One, because a really great friend of mine gave me these notecards.

And two, because it reminded me of what I used to do for fun.

Okay...so these next ones aren't cupcakes...but who doesn't love a cake pop?
Keep Calm and have a Cake Pop!

I've been enjoying everyone's photos...thanks for playing along:)