Sunday, May 31, 2009
Woot! Day 100!
So today was the day of the Barn Dance, finally and Tana (and I) have been looking forward to this for quite some time. Tana's teacher Mrs Bunkowsky is in a band. A family band and they were having a barn dance and we bought tickets to go. The band is called Legacy and the barn dance was totally awesome! I mean, how often do you get to dance on stage with your teacher?
It was the annual Spring Fling at school and back by popular demand was the Jar Bar. Kids bring in jars filled with goodies and for 2 tickets ($1.00) they get to take a random jar home. There were about 140 some odd jars to be taken home and Tana was first in line to get a jar and was not happy with the jar she got. She ended up trading jars later for something that was more to her liking!
Sigh. I spent the afternoon at the eye doctor's office checking my eye yet again so no fancy pictures. But this here's the Gags Unlimited car from the store of the same name! Exciting, I know! :-)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
For a kid who turned her nose up at Project 365 when I first mentioned it, she sure asks to be the picture of the day quite often and today was no exception. Here she is engaged in her newest hobby, knitting which her Cha Cha taught her. She's making a scarf apparently and so far, she's quite gung ho about it. Hopefully that intensity lasts!
Our dining room table has the unfortunate habit of becoming a catch all far too often. The kids various school prjects, bills, recipes and other odds and sods. Tomorrow I vow to clean it off so its not such a mess! Its on my To Do list!
Friday, May 22, 2009
Took the day off work to go to Lower Fort Garry with my daughter's class. Although a field trip is exhausting, it is soooo worth the price of admission to go. The kids are a total riot! I took tooo many pictures and had to pick one for today! We even managed to avoid the first thunderstorm of the season while at the Fort - it just rained on us while coming back on the bus! Good times!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This picture was taken after my son said something particularly funny. He said "My bum is spicy" - whatever that means and I just thought it turned out to be a nice picture of him. He's not smiling his "goofy" smile or half closing his eyes. Good one, Gav!
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Had a lot of good pictures to choose from today but I liked this one the best. It looks like she's not even on the tree but she is! Her thing is to race up the trees in the yard and then come back down. She's gonna go too far one time and won't be able to get down! Or the length of her leash will reach its limit! :-)
I love scrapbooking supplies but I really have a penchant for paper! I *love* paper - all kinds of paper especially patterned paper. I have a real fondness for heritage and school papers. So last night while at a girlfriend's scrapping, we had show and tell. Here's a sampling of some of the paper my friend received in one of her kits. Its a good thing maybe that I don't have unlimited funds to spend on scrap stuff otherwise I'd have more paper than I'd ever know what to do with.
After a game of bowling (which I'd promised my son) and supper at Subway, we rented a movie (which I'd promised my daughter). We got said movie in the picture and I found it to be quite entertaining. Not an Oscar winner but a few good laughs and good times snuggling on the couch with my kids!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
So today I started my "class". Its called Everyone Can Write A Little with Cathy Zielske and so far, I'm really digging it so it stands to reason it would be my picture of the day! I think some of us were tweeting so much today that we killed it for a while! Come, join us. Registration is open for a week yet!
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tana's apparently learned to play chess at school with the chess club (though I'm suspect on the whole "rules" thing that she's learned) and now she's obsessed with wanting to play. Her Dad dug out his chess set and she played a few games. She's quite excited about the whole thing and it looks like I'll be learning chess in the near future.
And that's exactly what we did. Blew off work this afternoon (Monday) to go caching with MHz. It was a beautiful day and the weather forecast was, well, forecasting crap so we took the opportunity go grab a few caches. Headed out to Headingley to experience the Headingley Grand Trunk Trail and found this bridge near one of our cache finds. We managed to find 8 caches, including a few of the Trove Chasers bowling caches! Suh-weet!
Sunday, May 10, 2009
The highlight of the day had to be Gavin finally learning to ride his bike with no training wheels! All it takes is a school yard and away we go. Way to go Gav! Proud of you and now I can look forward to real bike rides with the kids. Woot!
Here's my girl at her swimming lesson on Saturday. Slowly she's learning the proper technique and this lesson is going much better than the one she was enrolled in a few years ago. She really likes it (and it helps that a friend is in it with her).
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Although you can't tell, we're at Gavin's soccer game and underneath the pink blanket is Tana. She was playing her DS. Gavin's team won 6-0. he scored one goal!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
The self check unit at Superstore. While Superstore is not always my favorite place to be, I *love* the self check unit. Except these units at the Bison Drive location do not accept cash. Go figure.
My life is consumed by soccer these days (in case you haven't noticed) and my kids are at the center of it all. Tonight (Sunday) they were outside playing and Tana was teaching Gavin some skills, including how to do a proper throw in. I could hear them from inside the house, it was really cute and he was thrilled she was playing with him. He's a little obsessed lately.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Here's a picture of the loot I came home with after going on a shopping spree to The Scrapbook Cottage today in honor of National Scrapbooking Day. To see more particulars about this outing, visit my other blog at Just T!