December 31, 2012

Birthday in Banff

DH's birthday is a few days after Christmas.  As this was a special year, we decided to mark the occasion by taking an overnight trip to Banff to celebrate.

The Christmas tree in the foyer of the Banff Springs Hotel

Posing by another tree in the hotel.  I took a number of photos and this was the best one.  One of the girls kept looking away and another one kept moving and dancing!

A gingerbread replica of the Banff Springs Hotel.  I believe it takes 150 hours to make.

The main hall set up for a wedding reception - isn't it beautiful

Dancing by one of the many small Christmas trees decorating the hallways of the hotel

The birthday boy enjoying brunch
We had a wonderful visit and hope to return soon.

Christmas 2012

Treats for friends and neighbours - white chocolate bark with cranberries, dark chocolate bark with blueberries and ginger, marzipan balls drizzled with milk chocolate, gingerbread cookies with royal icing and sugar sprinkles

Waiting to see Santa

Miss S left shortbread and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer

Christmas morning!

Playing in their new princess fort

October and November 2012

 Miss S's Seventh Birthday
Dinner at her favourite restaurant - Boston Pizza
Notice the tongue poking out - just like mummy when I concentrate!
Opening Beauty and the Beast DVD  
Smarties cupcake
Carving Pumpkins
Helping Daddy scoop
Scooping seeds and drawing the pumpkin's face
The finished pumpkins

My Birthday
Cuddles with my girls

DH and I went out to celebrate my birthday.  We had dinner at a restaurant called Wellingtons.  It was one of the first places we had dinner at when we first started dating (19 years ago)!
Rack of lamb - my favourite roast dinner

Dessert - Mud Pie

First Concert!


August 2012

Morning walk and play at the park

Trip to Dinosaur Provincial Park

Miss C's Third Birthday Celebration