Friday, January 22, 2010

Go Canucks Go

As a Christmas gift, Uncle D and Auntie M gave the boys tickets to go to the Canucks skills competition.
Now in this house we don't have cable. And A is... how shall I say this... not a big sports fan. When we lived in North Carolina A and I went to a few hockey games as it was cheap and easy to get tickets, even the day of the game. Anyway, I tell you this because I had to explain the game to him. I clearly remember telling him what icing was as if he had never heard of it before. He just doesn't get into that sort of thing. One of our American friends had box seats through work so we went to a game. This friend and my husband were munching on appies and discussing music while I sat by myself and cheered. I was thrilled to see an NHL game from box seats! I digress.Back to last week, Uncle D and Daddy took the boys to see the "hockey game" after they rode the skytrain down there and had lunch at D and M's house. They got all done up with tatoos and wore their jerseys and had their mini sticks (all gifts from D & M).
Now at first we were worried about this little monkey's ability to sit still, but 2 adults to 2 kids seemed like a good ratio. And of course the itouch always helps pass the time.
In the end the only problem was K's mistaking "We are going to watch hockey with your uncle" for "We are going to go play hockey with your uncle". He was pretty disappointed that they didn't get to go out on the ice themselves.
And their favorite part? Riding the skytrain of course.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Playing catch up: December

In my fight with Blogger these pictures ended up in reverse order, out of spite maybe? Oh well. Here is what the season looked like at our house. Starting with the morning after....
Christmas morning...
Christmas Eve. Someone insisted on opening their new PJ's with scissors....
Here are some crazy faces on Christmas Eve...

Crazy faces on K's Christmas concert night. Hmm, a theme?
Auntie, Uncle and cousin A at the preschool concert
There is K in the middle on the right in a red vest. He is the one doing actions but not singing at all.
Gingerbread house made in Kindergarten
Decorating the tree...

Our big family ginger bread house.
Ok, that was the box, this is what it actually looked like. Don't look too close.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Christmas card Pics

In early December we had a quick photoshoot with my s-i-l and these are the awesome results most of these shots are now above my fireplace and look great!
I know these pics aren't new if you have me on facebook or got a Christmas card, but I must-stay-chronological, it's a compulsion I tell you.

I told you I am almost caught up!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Playing catch up: November

November is a blur of Kindergarten, Preschool, soccer practice, and lots of work, work, work. Did I mention a little reno fun thrown in for good measure? I was also a time when L finally got enough hair for pigtails....

When R figured out how to sound out words (still working on that).

We went to A's fancy Christmas party. This was what I got when I tried to sit the kids down for a real picture before we left.
I re-did L's dress by ripping off the pink rosettes and replacing them with a satin ribbon sash and adding sparkly shoes from Superstore.
K brought lego storm troopers to show and tell when he was the Jellybean helper.
More fun with L's hair. One hairband that I made and with her first ever ponytail!

Phew, I think I am approaching the current month, just a December summary and we will be good. The type A in me is finally relaxing!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Playing catch-up again: October

Here are some pics from the month of pumpkins and candy...