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Thursdays are Rachel Preschool days. She goes in for about 2 hours on those afternoons.

preschool time!

I can’t tell you how excited she is to go to school! She asks almost every day if it’s HER day 😉

preschool time!

and she just can’t wait to go all week long as her big brother and sister do, and taking that bus too! and having her own lunchbox! *sigh* I don’t have babies anymore… 😉

preschool time!

Last week I went in with her and took pictures.

preschool time!

I loved seeing how well and at ease she is. She’s sucking every things up, participating,  and working and being her best!

preschool time!

They finished some crafts, tried to continue lines, played, ate their snacks, read a story and sang and danced.

preschool time!

She was really happy to have me there and so proud to show me what she could do and being all big girl!

preschool time!

Les jeudis après-midi Rachel va à la prématernelle! Elle aime tellement ça, elle demande à tous les jours si aujourd’hui elle va à l’école comme son grand frère et sa grande soeur.. Elle veut prendre l’autobus, avoir sa boîte à lunch. 

La semaine dernière, je suis allée avec elle passer l’après-midi. Ce qu’elle était contente! Elle pouvait finalement me montrer toutes les activités auxquels elle prend part, et montrer comment elle est une grande fille! *soupir* mais où sont passés mes bébés???

Les copains ont donc fait la causerie, un bricolage, les jeux la collation, un travail écrit, l’histoire et les chansons. Ouf, ça fait un 2 heures bien rempli!

she’s 5

I forgot and never posted pictures of my baby being a big 5 yo girl!

she's 5!

I think it’s partly because we all had influenza… partly because her Bday is dec 23rd and we are starting to be busy with Xmas stuff.

she's 5!

Pictures are ok I think, neither mommy or Rachel was in the mood and it shows a bit 😉

she's 5!

I had to take them in the living room and light is difficult there, so I ended up having less than 15 pictures for about 175 one taken.

she's 5!

She just couldn’t wait to be 5 and go to school every day (that would be next september!) and take the school bus, and having her own lunch box… She’s my little ray of sunshine! she gives the best cuddles and wants to take care of everyone…

she's 5!

 

Mon bébé a maintenant 5 ans! déjà 🙂 J’avais oublié de faire un post pour sa fête… avec la grippe qu’on a eu et le fait que son anniversaire est le 23 décembre… Ni elle, ni moi étions dans le “mood” et ça paraît un peu lol! j’ai du faire les photos dans le salon et la lumière n’est pas super là, donc j’ai environ une quinzaine de bonnes photos pour 175 qui ont été prises. Rachel avait très hâte d’avoir enfin 5 ans et aller à l’école à tous les jours, et prendre l’autobus, et avoir sa propre boîte à lunch 😉 (se sera pour septembre!) Elle est mon petit rayon de soleil!

Girl’s tea party Bday!

We celebrated the 2 girls birthday this last weekend with their friends. I really wanted to throw a tea party, so I suggested it to Camille and the deal was closed in seconds. I knew if Camille was sold on it, so would Rachel since she wants to do everything her older sister does 😉 Yes. I’m sneaky like that sometimes… That and the fact that I really didn’t wanted to do a princess party.

Camille made the invites (forgot to take pictures of this) with a tea cup drawing on the front.

Tea party Bday!

I found this at the thrift store for a whopping 5$ 🙂 And the kids were gonna take it home as a gift too since I really didn’t need 10 tea cups and saucers lol!

Made some decorations… (my kitchen IS yellow, so it’s really difficult to take nice pictures…)

Tea party Bday!

With old necklaces,

Tea party Bday!

paper flowers, balloons,

Tea party Bday!

tissue paper pom-poms (they are now residing in Rachel’s room!) and doilies as placemats…

Tea party Bday!

We had lots of food too for afternoon tea and snacks! We had the cookies we made last week, cucumber sandwiches, fruits and veggies, cheese and cupcakes 😉 I still can’t believe they ate it ALL! I can tell you they had a light dinner lol!

Tea party Bday!

they painted Xmas decorations, they got excited all over the house (I thought that having 8 girls wouldn’t be that bad… never underestimate the power of a party… and the size of your house lol!) ate, and ate and ate some more… Most of the kids didn’t like the chocolate-thai herbal tea I made though, so they had milk in their cup 😉
I’m just happy that my kids had a blast… and that is now over!

Un tea party pour les filles! On a fait quelques décos, trouvé des tasses à thé et soucoupes au centre bénévole (les enfants les ramenaient à la maison par la suite en guise de cadeau!) et beaucoup de bouffe! Je suis encore étonnée par la quantité de nourriture qui a été ingérée durant la fête! Les enfants ont peint des décos de Noël en bois, ont couru et se sont excités partout dans la maison (je m’étais dit que 8 filles ça ne serait pas si pire… euh, non!) et ont eu du plaisir en masse! Mes 2 cocottes étaient très contentes de leur journée, et moi, très contente que cette journée soit terminée 🙂

 

No baby anymore

Yep, that’s right! My last baby has entered the milestone and started PreK this afternoon…

My last baby at school...

She was way too excited by this event!

My last baby at school...

She spent hours making drawings for her new teacher all week…

My last baby at school...

She kept asking how many sleeps before she goes to the same school as her big sister (and brother)…

My last baby at school...

We ended up being at the school doors 20 minutes in advance 😉 She thought it was taking too much time and we needed to go like NOW lol!

My last baby at school...

That gave mommy time to take pictures 🙂 and maybe to let a tear go down…

Mon dernier bébé a commencé sa prématernelle cet après-midi! Elle était tellement excitée! Elle a fait des dessins des heures durant toute la semaine pour son nouveau “prof”… Elle était tellement impatiente d’y aller que nous sommes arrivées devant les portes 20 minutes en avance 😉 Ça a donné le temps à maman de faire des photos… et peut-être versé une larme…

Pattern try: Mary’s Fancy sash dress

Camille was really in need of new dresses (Have I ever said that I have 2 really girly girls?) And she’s hitting that age where it’s becoming very difficult to find older girl dresses that is lengthy to our taste (yep, hers too)… And everywhere I was looking there were only cotton dress patterns, the one made for hot summer days, not cool winter ones.

Girl's world!

As I was drooling  going through that book (again!) and cooing over those lovely and colorful dresses the bulb went on!  I could make one for winter using heavier weight fabric and she could wear it putting a long sleeve t-shirt underneath… I mean duh, that was so obvious 🙂

So,  I took some 2$ corduroy from the thrift store I new she would love and a contrasting cotton skirt and went to work…

Pattern try: mary's fancy sash dress

Easy to make! I had a bit of trouble with the bias binding at the neck and armholes but it went fairly quickly! I was going to make some of them for summer and I think i’ll make bodice linings for these ones.

She LOVED it! in fact she was wearing it the next morning when I woke up and I had to make a point for her to get it off lol…

Pattern try: mary's fancy sash dress

I really like the contrasting orange sash, it pops up a lot! I just need to find a long sleeve t-shirt now 😉

And since I had about  a yard left, I made a matching skirt for her little sister

Pattern try: mary's fancy sash dress

Rachel was estatic!

Rachel's new skirt!

I thought there were too much fabric as the skirt is bunching at the waist but she loved the fullness…

Rachel's new skirt!

(she wanted to take pictures with her dolly!)
Mommy’s happy, both girls are too!

Rachel's new skirt!

Still can’t belive she’s starting preK tomorrow afternoon…

Camille a besoin de nouvelles robes pour l’hiver (qui devrait arriver un jour!) et on commence à avoir de la difficulté à trouver cet item, particulièrement apprécié dans cette maison, à une longueur convenable… J’ai donc essayé un patron pour une robe d’été… avec du tissu d’hiver, en l’occurence  du corduroy (2$ du centre bénévole) et une jupe de coton de chez Reitmans! Patron facile, fille aux anges! Vu qu’il me restait un peu de tissu, j’ai fait une jupe pour Rachel! Et elle était absolument ravie!

Pinteresting: Paleo chocolate-chip cookies

Rachel was asking for a couple of days for us (read her and I, no brother or sister includes here…) to make a cake… So I gave in 🙂 but no cake was made!

Pinteresting: paleo chocolate-chip cookies
A cake means flour and days sitting on the counter teasing me out…! so we made the next best thing (or should I say the BEST thing?!) and went for cookies.

Pinteresting: paleo chocolate-chip cookies

I had this recipe for grain-free chocolate-chip cookies sleeping on my board on Pinterest for awhile so we gave it a go.

Pinteresting: paleo chocolate-chip cookies
I made double batch and it only yielded 2 dozens. I changed the recipe a bit and put 1 cup almond butter and 1 cup peanut butter and replaced almost all of the honey by agave syrup.  The recipe was quick to make and Rachel was a happy girly!

They ended  up being tasty and the kids were kind of disappointed to only have 2 cookies each lol!

Pinteresting: paleo chocolate-chip cookies

Find the recipe here!

Pinteresting: paleo chocolate-chip cookies

Ça faisait plusieurs jours que Rachel me picossait pour faire un gâteau! Puisque je ne voulais pas me commettre sur un tel projet (gâteau= farine + des jours sur le comptoir à me faire de l’oeil pour que je le mange) nous avons donc décidé de faire des biscuits, sans farine bien sûr!  La recette est facile à faire, très goûteuse mais ne donne pas beaucoup de biscuits (une douzaine par batch) J’ai fait double recette et j’ai changé une des tasses de beurre d’amandes par du beurre d’arachides et presque tout remplacé le miel par du sirop d’agave. Je vous retranscris la recette en français (prise ici si vous voulez voir l’originale!)

Biscuits sans farine aux pépites de chocolat (donne 1 douzaine)

  • 1 tasse de beurre d’amande
  • 1/4 tasse de miel
  • 1 oeuf
  • 1/2 cuiller à thé de bicarbonate de soude (p’tite vache)
  • 1/2 cuiller à thé de sel
  • 1/4 tasse de pépites de chocolat (ou plus!!)

Préchauffer le four à 350F. Tout mélanger les ingrédients et déposer par cuiller à thé sur une plaque garnie de papier parchemin. Cuire 8-10 min.