Saturday, July 19, 2014

first lost tooth

Fynn's big news today was that he finally lost his first baby tooth.  He was one of the last of his friends to lose his first teeth. We were eating hot dogs at home for lunch today and he announced his tooth fell out during one of his last bites.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

sophie - 10

It's hard to believe that she is almost 10 and a half.  I feel like she is really growing up this summer.  I don't want to say too quickly, because to be honest, I really like this mini adult who hangs out around our house.  She is responsible, has her own ideas, picks her own books and knows her music.  I am hardly impartial, but I also think she is gorgeous. 

Saturday, July 05, 2014


We were down in Kelowna today and I stopped into Michael's with the kids and we picked up a couple of supplies need to make little Lego terrariums.

Just a little apothecary jar and some moss.  Cute!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

wrapping up

Ah, the kids' official "school year" activities are now wrapped up:
- piano
- gymnastics
- soccer (he made the newspaper)
- swimming lessons

I like getting swimming lessons out of the way in the late spring so we have one less thing to schedule in the summer.  Sophie passed her level 6 but Fynn will need to redo his Level 2.  We are proud of both kids for trying hard and putting in a good effort.

We are away for a few days for Canada Day but will be back next week.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

final day of soccer

Fynn's final day of soccer.  Boy that kid loves it.  Everyone comments on how happy he is and how big is smile is when he is playing.

He did well.  He scored the only goal in the final game. 

Dad did well as co-coach with Neville.


Sunday, June 15, 2014

piano recital, father's day...

Sophie had her year end piano recital on Saturday.  She did great and her practice (30 min per day approx) has been paying off this spring. 

Today we went to Margaret Falls for a walk for Father's Day.  The falls are running hard this time of year.

Later the kids went to a movie, How to Train Your Dragon II, and Vic and I had a bit of time to just relax.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

The Weekend Lens

We travelled to Vancouver this weekend to celebrate Vic's mom's 87th birthday.  We arrived in Langley on Friday night and drove down to White Rock to walk along the pier.  Pretty but pretty busy.

On Saturday we drove down to Commercial Drive and had brunch in a little hole in the wall place.  I like that Commercial is not "commercial" and there are no franchise places along the strip.  We wandered around, looked at some of the interesting murals and then headed over to Stanley Park and went to the Aquarium.  We hadn't been there since July 2011 and there have been some big renovations (grand opening is next weekend).  The dolphin show was probably the big hit with the kids and seeing the under belly of the big sea turtle in his big tank.

Nice (but noisy) dinner at the Olive Garden with Grandma H and Russ.

Home on Sunday...tired but good.