Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sophie - gymnastics

Sophie has been working hard at her gymnastics class and was rewarded with her good efforts today. She passed her Purple badge from Gymnastics Canada. This is badge number 5.

Way to go Sophie! (old photo from June 2014)

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Christmas concerts

Both Sophie and Fynn had their school Christmas concerts this week.

Sophie had the added bit of preparation as she played Silent Night on the piano during the pre-concert

 as parents were being seated.  She did great and we are proud of her for taking a risk and performing in front of so many people.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Stuart McLean

On Tuesday evening, we went with our friends Bryan and Patti to the Stuart McLean Vinyl Cafe Christmas show.  It was a great show and we really enjoyed the mix of new stories about Dave and Marley and music from Chic Gamine.

Vic got a CD from one of Stuart's piano guy John Sheard.  He's a talented pianist and his Christmas music is beautiful.  Nice start to the season.

Friday, November 21, 2014

so happy

It was the final day of Fynn's gymnastics class today, so I went up to his school and watched for a few minutes.  He had such a grin on his face as he went though his stations.  What a kid!

In other happenings, Vic took the kids in for their flu shot (I got mine at work a couple of weeks ago) and they all did just fine.  Touch wood, we all stay healthy this winter.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


I used to scrapbook so much.  Literally every single day.  I had photos, I journalled, I did my own designs for page layouts and I posted them diligently on 2Peas (which is now defunct, sadly).  Something changed so quickly when Fynn was born.  Logically and naturally, I had less time.  I have tried to pick it up since he was born.  I did a number of layouts of him as a baby and then it petered out again when I went back to work after my maternity leave.  As the kids got older, I maintained at least a couple of pages a year for each of them.  Lately I have looked for ways to keep it as simple as possible but to still maintain some semblance of this hobby in my life.  I bought a kit online recently with a school theme.  I plan to do the kids' school photos.  I have ordered the photos and have the paper - the paper even has suggested layouts on line, so I should be good to go.

Wish me luck.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Vancouver Getaway 2014

Vic and I look forward to a getaway each fall around the November 11 holiday.  Usually the kids have a school Pro D day, so that often makes for a long weekend.

We took advantage of it and visited Vancouver to do a bit of Christmas shopping, visit his mom and take in a few sights.

The highlights:
- the play St. Joan at the Stanley (Joan of Arc)
- The Forbidden City exhibit at the VAG
- some really good food (Banana Leaf!)

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Halloween 2014

Halloween came and went around here.

The highlights:

- our little pumpkin holder that was in the figure of a mummy.  The pumpkin sat on the top and it made the "head."  Pretty cute.

- Fynn's minion costume was also darn cute, but he refused to wear all the accessories (the goggles really make the costume).

- Sophie's tulle tutu was pretty but refused to stick out like a pancake.  She still look lovely.

- Only about 12 kids this year.  Pretty quiet.

- Fynn went to a Silverbacks hockey game with his friend Luke after he did a bit of trick or treating.  You can tell your kids are getting older when they start being open to other things than just eating candy (although he did a fair bit of that too).