April 7, 2011


Papa brought Amaya home from her little vacation yesterday.  Since is it quite far, he usually stays a day, or two or four... and we love having him around.  This moring we met up with my sister Shayna and brother in law Paul at Perkins for brunch. 

Tayah was getting a bit antsy waiting for the food to come, when my sister suggested I give her the lemon wedge from my iced tea.  Sounded pretty yucky, but I was willing to give anything a shot if it would occupy her for a few minutes.

She loved it, like... "mmmmmmm .... mmmmmmmm...... mmmmmm " over and over, and ate it all.  Now that I think back Amaya was the same way.  My silly girls.

April 2, 2011

Big Black Box

I love Tayah, I really really love her lots, but oh man can she get into trouble.  It's so fun to watch her explore her surroundings and try to figure things out.   Today was no exception.

As I was making dinner, I looked over to find this.....

Of course, leave it to me to go grab the camera before taking her away.  She was quite proud of her new accomplishment. 

April 1, 2011

Let There Be Grass

There was a celebration this morning in the Pereira household.  I looked outside, and much to my surprise, I saw something odd in our backyard.  Something I haven't seen for a very long time, too long if you ask me.  I saw GRASS!! 

Ok so it was just a small patch, but it's a start!  Au revoir snow... you are very pretty but we hope you don't come back for a long time.

March 31, 2011

In It To Win It

I have always enjoyed watching American Idol, I really do think it's both fun and entertaining.  And let's face it, there is some amazing talent out there.  We have made it somewhat of a family event this time, and we all enjoy when Wednesday rolls around and we get to hear everyone singing.  This year, our favorites are....

              James Durbin                                                                             Lauren Alaina

                                                                          Scotty McCreery

March 30, 2011

Faux Spring

As much as we have enjoyed this past winter, we really can't wait for the arrival of spring.  Unfortunately, it's just not quite ready to come visit yet.  We have had some really nice sunny days, but there is still a ton of snow on the ground. 

I decided that maybe if I dressed Tayah in spring clothes, it might just give our good friend Mother Nature a little hint.

We are all missing Amaya, as she went out to my dad's house for a visit.  Apparently she is not missing us as much, she is far too busy playing games, going on the quad and playing in the snow.  She always has a great time there!

March 29, 2011

Empty Space

I love being Canadian.  I love the freedom that living in this country allows.  I also however love that I live close enough to the United States to go awy on some mini vacations and do some great shopping.   My husband may joke, but it really is true, I LOVE to shop, and I love a great deal even more.

This trip was no different than any other, we found some super cute stuff for the girls, for the house and even a few things for mommy and daddy this time!

I think this picture speaks for itself....

If you ask me, I should have hunted for a few more goodies, appears to be alot of empty space in the back of our SUV!

March 28, 2011

Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

We love finding cool little places to eat when we go on vacation.  Today we returned to a diner we found the last time we were in Fargo, called Krolls Diner.   It's a 50's style diner, and we love both the atmosphere and the food.   Thank you Krolls for another super yummy meal that everyone loved!

March 27, 2011