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Pretty, Happy, Funny Real this week is Ella’s first week at skating.

She’s working on stopping here.

She’s not really sad in this picture.  The coach drew lines on the ice for them to follow while working on various skills.  Ella had so much fun.  Since she’s been skating since she was 2, they moved her up to the second level group.  Ella can’t wait for next week.

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Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week and I can’t believe it’s nearly Thanksgiving.  For various reasons only my family will be here.  I just found out today that Belinda and Stefan are coming up.  We’ll be having chicken instead of turkey because there isn’t enough time to thaw one of my big turkeys.  That’s OK, we’re not obsessive over food, it’s the company we like on holidays.  Ella will be very happy (it’s a surprise) because she was sad that we weren’t going to Grandpa and Grandma Lorraine’s.

So I got brave on Monday and went to the fabric sale at the farm of one of Colin’s Mennonite friends.  I’m so shy when it comes to doing something like that.  You should have seen the looks I got when I walked in the machine shop door!  I swear everyone stopped shopping to have a look.  I was getting a rather cold reception until an older lady came over and asked if she knew me.  I told her I was Colin Fletcher’s wife Paula and we had a little chat.  After that everything was OK.  Most of the fabric the ladies brought up was polyester (that’s mostly what they use for their dresses) whereas I like cotton.  But the prices were good and the prints were pretty, so I picked out a couple of pieces.  And I found a cute cotton one for Ella.

The middle one is more of a light purple than grey.  The top one is obviously the one for Ella.  The bottom one is about the colour of my favourite dress from the summer and is a little more ‘seafoam green’ in person.  New fabric makes me Happy.

And here’s my Funny girl.  First she’s wearing ear muffs on one of the most beautiful days we’ve had all of October.  But I’m sharing the picture for another reason.  Do you see how she’s holding the phone and talking to Grandma?  She’s got the phone under her ear muff so she doesn’t have to hold it.  What a funny girl!

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I was busy the other day and Ella decided we needed some cookies.

My Pretty, Happy, Funny girl sifting the flour.  I’m not sure how she manages to wear so much??

Real -cookies didn’t even make it to the cooling rack before the vultures were circling.

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Some Autumn fun for our Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real post this week:

Our first official nature walk of the 2014 school year.  The first day of Autumn seemed like a good day to go walking.

Ella’s pink dress shows up too much for hiding in the grain corn.  She’s only 3 rows in so it shows how easy you can get lost in a corn field.  Also, you really can’t hear anything in a corn field.  Especially this time of year because everything rustles and crunches.

We had some company for our walk too.

And of course, Daisy came too.  Though she was more interested in chasing the cats than walking with us.

The acorns are coming along on Daddy’s oak trees too.   They look so cool at this stage.

Our nature table is all set up for the first day of Autumn.  This year we have something new.  The beautiful Autumn girl came all the way from Israel!  Daria at Art of Felting made her especially for us.  I’ve done some felting and I can assure you that Daria’s prices are very reasonable.

And here’s a funny for this week:

It used to be that Ella loved having her picture taken, no I get faces like this more often than not.  She looks so tall in this picture too.

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Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week I want to share the PRETTY sunset we had the other day.

Ella is a very HAPPY girl.  Grandpa decided to get rid of Grandma Isobel’s keyboard and asked if Ella would like it.  Ella has always loved piano.  When she was little we would go to the nursing home with the other ACW ladies and she would sit at the piano and play like she knew what she was doing.   Grandma Isobel would be very Happy to see Ella playing her keyboard.  Now I just have to find a good place for it to live.

I found a great place online to get my bras.  Most of the stores don’t carry ‘big girl bras’ and these ones are so pretty.  Usually they arrive promptly and correctly but yesterday this arrived:

Yes, it’s pretty but it’s also a 32D!   In REALity, I probably haven’t worn that size since grade 9  :)  Ella thinks it would fit her.  Luckily the folks at Adore Me are very helpful and an exchange is already in the works.

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Ella was very Happy to be invited to my friend’s trailer for a few days.  Michelle’s over in Bancroft which is a 2 hour drive.  I decided to take a short vacation too instead of driving back and forth 4 times.  Found a cute cottage to rent.  Turns out it was literally across the lake from where Ella was staying.

Just the right size for Grandma and I (Daddy was too busy to come and Grandma needed a vacation)

Perfect size for a couple.  If you brought kids, you would have to hope for perfect weather or they would drive you nuts.

The only thing I didn’t like was the alleged ‘staircase’.  Obviously they didn’t have the Building Inspector out after construction because the ‘staircase’ was basically a ladder.  It was all I could do to get my suitcase upstairs.  It was nerve-wracking coming down in the middle of the night for the bathroom too.

It was beautifully cool so we didn’t go in the lake, but there’s a dock and paddle boat for visitor use.

Ella had a good time and found out that Momma isn’t the only one who makes her mind  :)  She was also very happy when Momma and Grandma arrived to pick her up.  As much as she likes to be a ‘big girl’ Ella misses her Momma when she’s away.  Which makes Momma very Happy.

Oh yeah, since it’s throw back Thursday, I’ll share the picture I posted on Facebook:

It’s my sister and I (and Raggedy Anne of course).  Belinda is nearly one, which makes me nearly 4.  Guess we see where Ella gets the red/blonde highlights??

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Just a short Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real this week (I’m supposed to be working, shhh).  My garden continues to suffer under the vetch invasion.  The mosquitoes are terrible this year so it’s hard to want to be outside pulling weeds.  Ella has even been inside much more this summer than usual.

For some reason I always seem to forget that this rose bush is hiding under all the vetch leaves.  It’s such a Pretty full red rose.

My day lilies are finally starting to flower and that makes me very Happy.  They seem to be late flowering this year, especially compared to the wild ones.  I don’t know why these ones are so dark.  They are supposed to be tiger lilies.

And of course, another picture of my Pretty, Happy, Funny girl all excited and ready to go at the water park.  Note the ‘lazy river’-type ride behind her?  I’ve decided that is more my speed these days  :)

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