Monday, February 11, 2013

Jaden's 4!!!

For Jaden's 4th birthday he wanted a League of Incredible Vegetables party.
Of course, Auntie Kendra made an amazing cake,
with a surprise inside!
It was super!
After his party his best friend and cousin Johnathan stayed for a sleepover.  

 Happy Birthday Jaden.  Have fun being 4!

Monday, November 26, 2012

It's hard to believe, but on Thursday Kaitlyn will be 9 years old! She had a few friends over on Saturday to celebrate. 
If you look closely at this picture you can see the girls are all blowing glitter.
Auntie Kendra of course made her famous birthay cake
and this year she helped all the girls decorate some fancy cookies.  Too cute to eat!
Happy birthday Kaitlyn! 
The thing she is most looking forward to about being 9: no more booster seat!

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Pender Island

After going to Pender Island three years ago the girls were dying to go back.  So this summer we went with Gramps & Gram, Oma, Brian & Andree and their kids, and Jeff came out for a couple of days.  The boys loved the ferry ride!  
 We rented a house that had a great view with ferries passing by every half hour or so
and beautiful sunsets in the evening.
These three spent many hours in the "warm tub."
We went exploring the beach
for sea creatures
and sea glass.
We didn't find anything washed up from the tsunami, except for maybe this coconut???
 We saw sooo much wildlife:
75 deer (only 5 had antlers)
16 orcas
24 seals
6 vultures
lots of sea stars, jelly fish and sea anemones
1 snake
1 heron
1 mink
and 1 dolphin. 
To name a few.  But the highlight was seeing this little guy sunning on the beach for over an hour:
 I think that's the highlight of Rachael's entire life!!!  You can't even get that close at the aquarium!

 Playing frisbee golf was lots of fun, too.
 Yes, we had fun young and old.  Well, I don't know how much fun Everleigh had, but at least she didn't complain too much.   The kids are already asking when we can go back.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Everleigh Anastasia

We have a new neice!  Everleigh Anastasia was born this morning weighing 8.4 lbs.
Kaitlyn was the only one who wanted to hold her new cousin.  Well, I (Sharon) held her, too.
She's so sweet and precious, as all babies are.  Congratulations Brian and Andree!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

New Rooms

The girls finally have their own rooms! 
After slowly working on the new room in the basement off and on since we moved in (4 years ago, can you believe it?) Rachael's new room is done. 
It's not a big room but it's her own. 
Which means that Kaitlyn also has her own room upstairs. 
We rearranged it so she has tons of room to play.
Better look quick because these are the cleanest these rooms are going to look in a while!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt

We couldn't have asked for better weather for our 11th annual Easter Egg Hunt.
We were a big crowd this year.
Jaden had so much fun running to find the next egg that his goodies fell out of his basket!
This was the first year we found all the eggs - and even two from last year!
We had fun playing in the beautiful sunshine,
and making chocolate popsicles. Happy Easter!

Science World

We decided a four day Easter weekend wasn't quite long enough so on Thursday we took the kids on an unauthorized field trip to Science World.
We hopped on Sky Train for the last bit of the trip for an added adventure.
The Lego exhibit was pretty cool, though it wasn't as big as I was expecting it to be.
Darcy put his building skills to the test
and Rachael and Kaitlyn rode "Lego" horses.
We had lots of fun there - so much fun that Jaden wanted to crawl right in there with the dinosaur!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Sleepy Head

Temper tantrums sure wear you out!