Friday, November 30, 2012

Here's Your Hat, What's Your Hurry?

Tonight Gumdrop brought what we've all been waiting for..... the keys to Grammie & Grampy's new place!

Gumdrop is one tough landlord.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Couch Potato

Sometimes, after a long night of flying to the North Pole and back, Gumdrop just can't wait to curl up on the couch with a snack and watch a show.

Time to put your feet up and see if the game is on, hey Gumdrop?

A nice & cozy Tinkerbell blanky, a bowl of Plentils, and a cup of syrup. What more could an elf ask for? Well, okay. But they don't make elf-sized Snuggies.

Hey Gumdrop, quit hogging the remote.

Ah, the glass teat. How we all love letting you turn our brains to mush.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

If You Build It.....

Well actually, if Gumdrop builds it.... the Raine kids will knock it down. At least I'm pretty sure that's how tomorrow morning is going to go.

Gumdrop, architect and builder.

Enjoy it while you can, Gumdrop. The Rainezillas are coming.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Look Out Below!

Gumdrop and some friends headed over to the toboggan hill tonight to get a few runs in.


Hey, no texting and tobogganing!

What a daredevil. Gumdrop should really get a helmet.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Take A Hint, Woobs

Sometimes nature calls, even if you're an elf. I'm totally taking advantage of this fact in hopes Gumdrop might inspire Ruby to get a little more interested in the potty.

What's an elf gotta do to get a little privacy around here?!?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Snow Angels

Gumdrop must have been looking out the window today while Talia and I were making snow angels in Grandma and Grandpa's driveway!

Da Bears

Ever since Talia was a wee babe, she's loved all the knick-knacks at Grandma's house. Her favourites are the bears that are in adorable poses both inside and outside.  This time Ruby finally noticed them as well, and spent a fair amount of time screeching about "Dat bee-yah! Dat bee-yah!!!" After we determined she was not demanding Grandpa get her a cold one, we figured out that the bears are Woobs' favourites as well.

Gumdrop is as big a fan as the girls are. Here he is, hitching a ride with one of the bears.

Road Trip

This weekend we took things on the road and headed out to K-town to visit family and take in the Santa Claus Parade. That little sneak Gumdrop followed us all the way to Kenora!!

 Gumdrop! So glad you could make it!

 "Going to Grandma's.... Where life is good."

Peeking in the window from the porch, waiting for someone to open the door in the morning.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


..... one Gumdrop in the tub!

Tonight Gumdrop took a bath. Once a season, whether he needs it or not, Gumdrop fills the tub with marshmallows and takes a layer off.

 I feel like an elf perv even taking these pictures.

 Ah, this is the life, hey Gumdrop?

Get right on in there at that armpit, Stinky.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Self Portrait

We leeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrve to colour over here at the Raine Drop. Seriously. My kids colour for hours. We just got 2 new boxes of crayons for our Raine-of-Terror Hallowe'en Party less than a month ago and most of them are already worn down to tiny nibs. 

So tonight Gumdrop brought some colouring sheets to share with the Raine kids. They are pictures of himself. He's modest like that.

 Nice job staying in the lines, Gumdrop!

Of course he's a lefty, just like all 3 of my kids. It's all in the details, friends.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Candy Land

Gumdrop and Woody have become pretty good buddies over the last couple of days. Here they are, having a late-night game of Dora Candy Land:

 I wonder how much $$$ these guys have riding on this game?

Woody must have the same physiotherapist as the Raine kids - he's practicing his criss-cross-applesauce sitting!

Ugh, single green. Tough break, Woods.

Gumdrop got the ice cream cone! This game is in the bag.

Monday, November 19, 2012

At the Rink

After Team Gumdrop's crushing hockey defeat earlier this week, Gumdrop decided he'd better brush up on his skating skills. Here he is pushing his skating trainer - or his "pushy" as the Raine kids call it.

 Looking a little shaky there, Gumdrop!

 Intense concentration

 Why Gumdrop, your skates look delicious!

Now you've got it, buddy! Keep on practicing!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Let It Snow

We here at the Raine Drop love winter. Love it. Since we (finally) got snow, we've practically been living outside. Yes, we love summer - swimming, camping, cycling, lazy days in the sun, and all that jazz. But there is something about winter that really calls to us.

Gumdrop obviously has been paying attention to how we roll over the last week. I'm sure, being from the North Pole and all, he's tickled pink to have ended up with a family that loves the snow.  Tonight he got busy and made himself a snowman!!

That Gumdrop and his perfect timing - how did he know I happen to have a "snowman kit" all ready for the warm, sticky-snowman-snow weather this week???

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Story Time

Gumdrop is an avid reader and firm believer in early literacy.  Here he is doing a little home reading with the Smurfs, teaching them about Santa.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Hockey Night in St. Adolphe

Tomorrow morning Talia & Declan have skating lessons, so clearly Gumdrop and his friends were inspired to get out on the ice. Here they all are after Friday night shinny:

Obligatory team photo


Even though his team lost, Gumdrop was still the 1st star.

 A broken nose and missing teeth? Settle down, Potato Head. It's just rec hockey.

 Big Naked Baby thinks life is just one looooong game of shirts vs. skins.

 Are you kidding me? Who invited the giraffe?

 Let's face it, these 2 were just eye candy.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Short Stacks for the Short Stacks

Gumdrop made breakfast! 

 What a spread.

 Yummy, elf-sized pancakes

 And of course he made a batch that are dairy-egg-gluten free for Woobs. He's so thoughtful.

Go ahead and take a load off, Gumdrop. Wash that delicious pancake down with some syrup. You deserve it.