Monday, 30 April 2012

Cloudy Skies

I love to sit and watch clouds. They are almost mesmerizing the way they move and change shape. Our sky has been full of clouds today and tonight I sure hope they bring rain cause my lawn seed needs some watering.

Hmm is that sun I see trying to peek through?
A lovely silhouette of Emm.

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Penthouse Suite?

Now this is what  I'd call a "birds eye view"  or perhaps the "penthouse suite" Not sure if it's two nests together or one large one.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Sam's New Friend

Meet Sam's new friend Kobey Boon! The girls and I had the BEST time playing with Kobey tonight so his Mom & Dad could have an evening out. Sam doesn't like everyone especially kids but he sure seemed taken with  Kobey tonight.

Sam loves to roll around on a blanket and apparently Kobey too!!

The girls sure had a FUN time playing with him.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Bike Ridin' Season is here again!

Hmmm perhaps her helmet needs to be tightened!! LOL Tonight we went for a bike ride, well the kids did and I walked behind them, or ran sometimes LOL.  Emm learned how to ride a 2wheeler lastyear and didn't take her long to remember how to do it again.

If you look close enough you'll see her tongue stickin' out! A true Bignell trait that is!!

Oh there's the LOOK from Ely!!! It can bring on a variety of things with her, tonight she just wanted the camera out of her face. LOL
Emm's off and gone and Ely's thinkin' about it!

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Take your seats please!

I was invited to a very FUN show this afternoon full of dancing and acrobatics! It was a full audience and I was very lucky to have the last seat. My girls performed ballet, gymnastics and some interesting moves all together. LOL. 

Miss Emmarsyn
Miss Elyzabeth. 

Sure was a great show!!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Pretty Flowers

Pretty Flowers!! Great friends gave me a pretty boquet of flowers for my birthday last week and they are still pretty as ever. 

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

My First SLR

I've always had point and shoot cameras and I was given an older Pentax camera when I was young but my very FIRST SLR is pictured above on the right. I was in my 20's and splurged on a Canon Rebel SLR it's a film camera and we were inseperable!! I finally put new batteries in her today and she's got film in her still. I wonder what sort of images I'll find when the film gets developed.

 My dad gave me the other Canon Rebel and it too still has film in it.  Film will  probably be obsolete soon and it's too bad cause these would be great cameras for my girl Emm to learn on.  She's only 5 and already is showing a big interest in photography. 

Monday, 23 April 2012

A good day for naps

Today has been cloudy and rainy and about 8C I guess my girl Ely thought it was a good day to nap. She fell asleep in the truck on the way home from school and slept for 2hrs. Sure hope she goes to bed ontime tonight! LOL

I think Sam and Buster agreed with her too.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Another reflection capture

Finally a calm day here in GP, NO wind!!! It's a balmy 12degrees out and such a NICE day.  I finally remembered my camera and stopped by this creek/slough to see if I could capture another reflection shot. I tinkered with the editing a bit. 

Emmarsyn took this photo, I think she just might like photography as much as I do. She's taken some pretty good pictures .

Saturday, 21 April 2012

The joys of TEETHING.

Oh the joys of teething! I remember it well the runny nose, constant drooling and runny poops! LOL. This little cutie is cutting her top teeth this week and she's been very good natured about it too.

Kitchen tools sure help those gums feel better.

Oh my we look pretty in our new hair band today!! We r all gonna miss this cutie pie and her brother and her Mom when they go home tomorrow. We've sure enjoyed their visit!!!

Friday, 20 April 2012


Sittin' on the edge of a trail were a few cattails. I enjoy their colours.

Thursday, 19 April 2012

My newest model.

Gabby was playing on the floor today and I just couldn't resist capturing her.  Trouble was she "loved" my camera and wanted to play with it too.

Sure is hard to resist those eyes!!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Outside Fun

A beautiful sunny day here in GP so we decided to walk to pick up Emmarsyn from school. 
Ely and Qwanell decided we had time to play for a bit at the park though.  The slide held all the FUN today! 

Emm playing in her yard at school.  I played around with some charcoal editing tools for this one.  Kinda makes her look like she's in jail though. LOL OOPS!

Monday, 16 April 2012

New Friends

Miss Ely and her new friend Qwanell!!! She's 4 and he's 3 and they are the best of friends this week.  Sure hope it stays that way cause his Mom has been my bestest friend for a long time!!!

Sunday, 15 April 2012


Isn't he CUTE!!! LOL Probably not one of my best photos but sure is a keeper!! My fabulous hubby was leaning over me tonight and I just turned the camera up and "click". 

On a much cuter note, here is Miss Gabby and her big brother Qwanell!! Two very cute kids.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Miss Cutie Pie...

I finally got to meet this cutie pie!!! Miss Gabrielle Richards. I've been waiting a long time to meet you and you are a very SWEET GIRL!!!. She is a fabulous traveller too, made her first treck to GP today in rough conditions and never got upset!!! I'm very happy her and her brother get to visit us this week.

She sure loves the camera too!!!!

Friday, 13 April 2012

After the rain...

The rain sure gave everything a fresh look and left some nice puddles around.
Even the grass is starting to turn green.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

It's Raining It's Pouring....

It's raining it's pouring the old man is snoring...LOL I LOVE to watch the rain. It seems to give everything a fresh new look after the winter snow is gone and the smell is sooo FRESH.
 By the looks of these clouds it's gonna settle in for a while.
Hmmm I wonder how inviting this "pond" in Grandma & Papas backyard will be in the morning to the girls and the dogs. LOL 

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Planting Sweat Peas...

Finally a nice evening and Grandma thought it would be a great idea to plant her sweat peas!! BOY did she have LOTS of help too. 

Ely's gettin trained up on how to plant flowers.

See she has LOTS of help!!
Emm's checkin' out the worms.....eeeek.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

The adventures continue...

Another blustery evening brought more adventures with Grandma. We went for a walk down the road and into Papa's pasture where they climbed mountains and walked with Diego. Grandma showed them Papas "toys" and the "dump".
 Emm started out riding her bike and then changed her mind however she neglected to take the helmet off.
Ely walking down the mountain looking for purple flowers.

Run there's a dinosaur coming behind us and he breathes fire. LOL Oh my what imaginations they have.