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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013


There is still so much snow here in Ottawa and everywhere. Hard to believe Spring starts tomorrow.

Here are some pictures of James at Day Care. The photos were taken by his teacher on St Patrick's Day

He never stops for posing and is always on the move and it's difficult to get a real good shot.

Here is a brighter shot... She used a tablet to take these pictures.

Here's another little guy wearing green. This is Daniel.

Happy Spring everyone.


  1. Hahaha. James makes me smile. What a little ham. Daniel is sweet. He looks like his big brother. Don't you think?

  2. I am through with winter too. ALthough winter is going to be nasty to us tonight and tomorrow. The kids are looking forward to a snow day.
    Give those sweet boys a hug from auntie Ack.

  3. your little guy is really cute in his bling. :)

  4. So cute ~ both of them.
    Warm hugs from COLD Ohio.

  5. Sending warm California weather your way. Love the pictures of your Grandbabies. Ronda

  6. Oh Julia,
    The pics of the little guys brought big smiles here! So adorable!! I bet they keep you in stitches especially James at that age!
    Your comment on my blog today almost made me wet my panties! LOL! Running naked in the snow... if I thought it would end winter I'd be right out there with you!! LOL!!
    Hang tough and maybe we should go ground hog hunting one of these days! :-O!
    Cathy G

  7. Good evening Julia, little James makes me smile everytime I see his photo, he is such a precious little boy. Daniel, a perfect name for this little blessing. I'm sure by now everyone has settled into their new routine, how is James handling being a big brother? Have you returned home? If not safe travels my friend. Sending greetings from snowy Maine, Julie.

  8. Oh, my! How cute James is!! Yes, tomorrow is the first day of spring, but the weather surely is not springlike for many in the north. Here, we are probably having spring weather. Come south!;-)

  9. Such beautiful grandchildren. I know you are enjoying them so much. I am ready for winter to be over with too! We don't have snow but the cold will just not let go. I think Old Man Winter is saying, "this is your last winter here so I am going to make you suffer a little while longer." Sure wish it would warm up for when we leave in a couple of weeks.

  10. Such sweet boys...bet they will be great pals! Wish I could send you some warm...I cranked up my a.c. for a bit yesterday!

  11. the wearing of the green
    looks good around there:)
    such sweet treasures...i know
    they fill your days with love.
    it must be such a wonder
    to be a grandma...i look forward
    to those days:)

  12. lol! Cute! I think we're going to similar pictures of "James in College"... He's a fun person to be around! ;-) Happy first St. Paddy's to Daniel... and, Happy Spring!

  13. It is Spring! Easter will bring nicer times! Hugs!

  14. James is quite the Irishman and handsome as well. So cute. So is his little brother.
    Thanks for your comments yesterday. I read them when I got home. I did pray as I went into the hospital. It went well. Lots of people.....he was very alert and so sweet. It was more like a celebration. Still so sad and hard to believe he will be gone soon. You always have the perfect words. I am so glad that we are friends. Enjoy your visit. It's cold here as well but the sun is shining.

  15. cute wee people. are you still there? or are you back on the farm.

  16. I bet you are having fun. When are you coming home? Daniel is just perfect and so pretty. I love the pictures of James. He already looks like a big brother.
    Yes, I hope when you go home the snow is gone and you have green grass.

  17. Such a cute gaggle of little munchkins.

    I love the wearin' of the green.

    I agree with you. I'm so over winter. We are getting snow today. Happy Spring. Woohoo

  18. So sweet and funny! Love all the green and that little Daniel is so pretty...even if he's a boy, he's still pretty!

  19. oh my goodness Julia! congrats on a new little grandbabe! he is beautiful! and i know his big brother will love him! james has grown so much and is sure a cutie! how fun!! enjoy a bit of time away!!

  20. aw... jeeez is he cute or what?! hahaaa.... little ol jeans... what a character!

    Daniel is beautiful, Julia. What a gorgeous gorgeous complexion! looks like a cherub... he is a cherub...

  21. Julia- your grandbabies are adorable!! I know all about how wonderful it is to be a grandma-- it's the best thing ever!
    I hear what you are saying about winter-- where is the sun???

  22. Julia, They are so cute and Little James is a doll. Have fun with your daughter and those little ones. Cheri

  23. Oh Julia you have made my day posting these pictures of my sweet James and now another precious grandson Daniel.
    Their both adorable and you know how I love to see pictures of James. He is a go getter and I love how he is dressed for the day. haha
    So glad your still enjoying your babies.
    I can't believe your still having so much snow. I don't think I could handle it as long as you guys do.
    The storm that came trough the other night will keep me busy for a long long time with clean up.
    I was hoping for some rest this weekend but I don't see that happening.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  24. Such cute little peeps. James is doing a great job of sporting that hat lol

  25. aww gorgeous photos. and i dont want snow eighter, i live in denmark though and we still have cold, very unsual for our contry. i have a friend in thunderbay canada they have tons of snow also.
    but soon we all have spring so stay happy.
    have a nice easter to.

    1. I'm so behind on my blog reading. I can't believe I missed this adorable post!! Those boys are blessed to have you!

  26. just popping by to wish you and your lovies
    a most beautiful Easter, even if the snow and cold
    are still relentless.
    There will come a warming:)
    peace to you in the waiting
    and much much joy,

  27. I didn't get to say goodbye or thank you or give you a hug before you left for the airport, Julie, so I owe you all of that when I see you in the summer. Thanks so much for everything you did for us while you were here. We'll miss you! Hope you had a good trip home.