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Feeling kind of nostalgic this week for Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real so I’m going to do a Throwback Thursday kind of post.

Ella ‘knitting’ with her crayons.  She went through a phase a couple years ago where she said she hated knitting and would never knit.  I had tried teaching her but because she couldn’t do it like me she was frustrated.  I am Happy to say that she has recently picked up her needles again and seems to be getting it.  I love in this picture how she’s holding her crayons nearly exactly like I do my needles.

My very Happy girl.  This is the Christmas that Momma and Daddy got her Olivia and Santa got her the Calico Critters house.  And of course Ella loved the matching nightgowns too.

Funny.  And people wonder why Ella’s so tall.  It’s hard to believe that now (2 years later), Ella is nearly at my nose.  I don’t know how that child grows so much every year.

Funny, Ella and her faces.  And who couldn’t love a chocolate face?

Pretty -my beautiful girl Easter morning a couple years ago.  We are lucky to have a semi-professional photographer at St. Barnabas.  He caught Ella in this glorious sunbeam.

The Real is that cropping season is in full swing.  Daddy works very long days and sometimes doesn’t get in until Ella’s heading to bed.  When he is in, he’s often tired and cranky.  But we are Happy for the nice weather so we can have a picnic lunch with Daddy out in the fields.


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My girl is very Happy that we’ve got the screen house up now.  Any day now the mosquitoes will be out and looking for blood.  With 60 acres of swamp along the river we have more than our fair share of the little blood suckers.

My Pretty girl taking a selfie with her ‘house guest’.

My Funny girl making us an afternoon ‘snack’.

The Real is we got Ella’s blood work results yesterday.  She is allergic to dairy, eggs, citrus and possibly beef.  Great, what are we supposed to eat now??  At least wheat was OK.  Trying to make my grocery list and I can’t think of a thing for lunches.  Seems most of our lunches are cheese or egg based.

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It’s hard to keep my Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real post to a reasonable size this week.  Uncle Stefan and Auntie Belinda took us to the Ripley’s Aquarium in Toronto on Saturday.  Ella has been wanting to go to the aquarium since before it was built.

It was hard to look up at the CN Tower on Saturday.  The clouds were moving so quickly it made you dizzy to look up at the still tower.

Not hard to get Ella to smile today.

The displays were just amazing.

I like the silhouettes of the big sharks and rays.

This tunnel was the coolest display.

The sea-horse were really hard to get.  This area was darker than the others for some reason.

The jelly fish were really cool.  Did you know that under ultra violet light the females are pink (the four lobes in the middle).

“Petting” horseshoe crabs.  Very cool.

Ella, Auntie Belinda and Uncle Stefan.

My favourite picture from the weekend.  Heading over to the Roundhouse (and Steam Whistle Brewery) and the playground.

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I didn’t know whether to make this a Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real post or a Farm Girl Friday.  So I guess we’ll call it both  :)

The end of March our ready to lay hens arrived.  They aren’t used to me, so they pile up in the corner when I go in the pen.  They’ll get used to me and Colin soon.

The hens last year were too young.  It took nearly 6 weeks for them to lay.  Not exactly ‘ready to lay’, though we didn’t get charged any less!

But I’m Happy to say that the hens got off to a great start and I had half a dozen later that afternoon.  I’m really happy now because the hens are almost up to regular ‘large’ sized eggs.

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I should have taken a picture today for Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real, but it would have made a better as an  April Fool’s picture.  We woke this morning to a white world again!!  We got a couple of inches of snow over night.  They even cancelled the buses for today.  Luckily it has mostly melted since it’s a gorgeous +16C.  I’m ready for spring.  I even picked up an 84 (+20 bonus) pack of Reactine  :)

I DO have some pictures of my Pretty, Happy girl to share.

All dressed up and waiting for her turn at the carnival for skating.  The ‘costume’ was a bright skirt and white top, good thing we had this practice skirt left from Highland.

A pretty good pin wheel considering they literally had one night of practice for the carnival.

And I think her favourite part, free skate with all the big girls.

Momma is happy to have her Monday nights back, but Ella will miss all the fun.  I wish arenas around here would keep their ice in longer than March.

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Just a quick Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real post this week.

Have you seen the ‘Ever After High‘ dolls?  They are the children of all the fairy tale characters like Snow White, Mad Hatter, Cinderella, etc.  Unlike those awful ‘Monster High’ dolls I like these ones and think they are cute.  Of course there is a website too and Ella enjoys playing there.  Well, it turns out that Rapunzel had twin daughters and one is a long-haired red-head that Ella just fell in love with.  Wouldn’t you know it, but here in Canada they only sell Holly and Poppy O’Hair together for nearly $60?!!  Obviously, not buying that!  So I put a call out to all my friends back home in southern Ontario -thank goodness for Facebook.  My best friend (since I was 6) went on a family cruise over March break and guess what she found in West Virginia?

Holly O’Hair being sold by herself!!  Needless to say, my Pretty girl is so very, very Happy.

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My Pretty, Happy, Funny girl doing a St. Patrick’s day worksheet.  She got to the part where it said that people of Irish heritage not wearing green could get ‘punched’.  So she ran up stairs and changed her shirt.  When she came down I showed her it said ‘pinched’.  Then she promptly pinched me!

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