Sunday, December 30, 2007

Then end of 2007

Santa has come and gone, the kiddo's are all happy and having fun. 2007 is coming to an end very soon and looking back we have had a good year. The kids are growing and changing and so much fun, and our life is busy and chaotic but thats what we expect.
Baby I looking cute in her christmas dressWe have been busy, baking for the holidays, shopping(helping Santa out a bit), seeing friends and family and out on the mountain sledding. Of coarse there was still ice time and starting New Years day B has a hockey tournament.
Friends came over with their little ones and Baby I had some sharing issues at first then she had fun with the kids. She is the tall one on the right. The little girl on the left is a couple weeks younger and the little boy in the middle is a few months younger than Baby I. I went to high school with their daddy's and it is so great getting together.
We headed up to Seymour Mountain, it was sooo beautiful and so much snow. We have found that the truck has some advantages..... we were able to make our own parking spot in the snow after driving around a while and finding NOTHING. S loved sledding, it was so great seeing that smile!!!!! Baby I was scared near the top of the hill and by the bottom, laughing and wanting more...
B Loved the day, no attitude just a happy kid. It was great. The boys having fun in the snow!! It is always more fun with friends!!!

She took S's hat and was so happy with herself!! Talk to you all in 2008. We hope you have a wonderful New Year full of Health Happiness and Joy

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Its been a busy week, as usual I guess....
The week began with S very unwell and ended up in the ICU briefly.. He spent the rest of the week home and sleeping, he is now starting to wake up and feeling a bit closer to normal.

B has been helping out a Ringette team by being their goalie. He is very shy with the team but when on the ice he is a team player. They had a tournament this weekend and they won 2 of the games thanks to the help of the tournament MVP - our B!!

When she saw Stel outside on the ladder she was very excited and had to climb on the bench and talk to him...Baby I is loving the Christmas season, all the lites and Santa's and the music. This year we put some lights on our little tree out front and Baby I put on some decorations.

Monday, December 03, 2007

This year is just flying by....

The kids are growing and so busy, they are keeping Stel and I busy. Baby I loves her dolls and anything girly

We had a big snow over the weekend, it was really beautiful , our foot and a half of snow Sunday has turned into flooding everywhere today!

B's hockey team picture, he is on the ice 5 and often 6 times a week.The arena is staring to be far too familiar to us!! He is enjoying it though and that's what counts.
We went to a Christmas party Sunday, yeah we ventured into Vancouver in all the snow.... anyways it was so beautiful to be at a Christmas function with all the snow around. the kids had fun, B was soaked from playing, and what a great shot he had in this picture!!!S loves Fin, the mascott for the Vancouver Canucks Hockey team, no matter how S is feeling Fin makes him happy.

Friday, November 09, 2007

We have had another busy couple weeks. B is doing very well in school and he reads so well and enjoys books and school work.
Baby I did not like walking on the Beach, and really hated the wind, but she was cute anyways.S Loved the Beach and the stormy weather the day before, but for this picture it was nicer outside. It was way to stormy and windy for him to sit on his own the day before this one!Stel chose what Baby I was going to wear, let me just say, white capri's while climbing around wet rocks and stuff, not a very great idea!!!B LOVED the wind, it was hard to stand during some of the gust but so much fun climbing. This is one thing he loves - climbing and adventuring in the outdoors.
Our frinds came over to Hornby for a day to visit and we had a great time. The power was out most of the day because of the storms so we went outside to play! We were about to pack up our stuff and head to their place off the island but the power came on at the last minute, too bad. Baby I loves playing with her friends and talks about them all the time.


This is a great picture and looks like he is being safe!

Wait for it, ya just scroll down a wee bit more.............................................

Yup not a shock!!!
The wave was over his head at one and he was soaked, but laughing. Somehow none of us were surprised he got totally soaked!!!

B and I were checking out the cool starfish, they weren't actually starfish they were the ones that are huge and look like a sunshine. There were also a bunch of crabs climbing around on rocks deep in the water
The kids were playing video games in S's room at Canuck Place. We were there for a couple days after Hornby Island trying to settle a couple medications for S.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Our girl is almost 2

Our little Baby I is almost 2, less than 12 hours to go (oct 30th 2005 she was born while B was at a friends house for a sleepover and S was in hospital very sick and it was pouring rain outside...)

Today she had a little party with a few little ones.They made their own bear, or in our case a Puppy at Build a Bear. They played some games and colored while each one got to stuff their bear.After they finished stuffing their animal they all put their hearts in and they were all sewn up. It was then time to wash and brush their animal. They all had fun at this station, from there they went to find bows or things to put on, the girls had more fun with this than the boys... Baby I did not love this part when they sang but for turning 2 she did very well during the whole building process and waiting turns.They headed for snacks and cake. The cake was a big hit and so cute. She loves her new pink computer, now hopefully she will leave ours alone a bit more...Well, 5:45 and she was out...Exhausted from a very fun exciting day. The boys loved the cake, though B wanted the least girly peice we could find, lol and he didn't want a bear so he went and got a raindeer webkinz instead. We can't believe she is 2 already, they are all growing up soo fast

Sunday, October 21, 2007

It's the end of another busy week....

The kids and I spent the week up at Camp in Squamish with Canuck Place. Its been fun and exhausting. We saw a bear and lots of bunnies and the kids had loads of fun. They loved going into the pool each day and all the activities. Stel came up friday night and we headed to whistler later Saturday morning. It seems to be tradition to head to whislter after camp and love wandering around. Baby I must have been exhausted after all her walking. Everyone seemed more energized after our ice cream cone!!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Life just seems to get so busy at times, then add a long weekend and we are exhausted!!

We were on the Island on the long weekend, yes we were crazy enough to try catching a ferry on the apparently busiest long weekend of the year. We did well on our way over, we only had to get up at 3:45am shower get ready and take the sleeping kiddos to the van by 4:30am and head to the ferry terminal. We picked up groceries and snacks in Coombs, Baby I loves the goats on the roof so we had to visit them again. B loves the bookstore and S also thinks the goats are funny. Luckily we caught the ferry and were on our way to Hornby Island. We got a chance to visit up on the higher part of the island and the views are breathtaking! B and I were watching the fish and the so many kinds of starfish. It was so cool B said. B had so much fun outside on one of the ferries, the wind was crazy and the water was splashing over the sides, Stel and I were out with him and we all got soaked but he had so much fun. We enjoyed some beautiful scenery, some insane winds and rain and some very encouraging appointments.

On our way home we stopped in Parksville and B and Baby I played mini golf, then Stel, S and B went in the bumper boats. S was so excited, he laughed and squealed - he was happier than we've seen in a very long time. They all got soaked but had so much fun! We then headed to Nanaimo, we visited my Auntie Pearl. We then headed to the ferry terminal to wait 4 1/2 hours to catch a ferry and got home just in time to collapse into our beds! The alarm clock rang far to soon this morning. We had a very successful Happy Thanksgiving long weekend, hope you did too.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Can you believe September is over already! Wow time flies by, the kids are growing up way too fast.

We have been busy....
B is back into hockey full swing, school is going, he's got a great teacher and I have great hope for a good year for him. He enjoyed going to a couple pre-season Canucks games and loves seeing his friends again. Baby I loved the hockey game and the hot dogs!!
S is doing really well right now. Baby I is doing well also. She is a very busy little girl, she got her first bite from one of her little buddies. She didn't know what happened to her, she was very mad and upset poor little one!

We were on Hornby Island for a few days and thought this was a very cool bike rack!! We spent some time exploring the beach, and B and I enjoyed watcing the Deer's wondering around while we were in the hot-tub. We had some issues with S's G-tube breaking and realized how tiny of an island Hornby is!! Our friend came to Hornby for a day with her girls which was great. We hadn't seen each other for a long time, the kids loved the hot tub.
We visited the market in Coombswhere the goats live on the roof. Baby I really liked seeing many different animals while we were gone; deer, goats and cayote's!! B loved the market in Coombs- he found a 2nd hand book store. I couldn't believe how great his reading has gotten, S really enjoyed B reading to him!

We will be heading back to Hornby for a few days coming up, the kids are going to camp again this year with Canuck place in Squamish and lots of appointments is whats coming for us in October....

Saturday, September 08, 2007

WoW is really the words I have for STEL.

CONGRATULATIONS and we are so VERY Proud of you!!!

Well its been a long day but a very good day. Stel is tired but did great.

The race went really well..... Stel did the kayaking on his own so was slower than the double kayaks, but somehow passed most people during the biking. The run got changed to 9.8 km from the 8 but he is a Champion! We spent the day at the park cheering him on during the transitions and played. After 10 hours in Deep Cove we are happy to be home. If you press the little play button that is stel coming into the finish... videoA huge huge THANK YOU to Everyone for your support. Stel was able to surpass his goal for monies for Canuck Place thank You.We will add some more pictures when we get them

Monday, September 03, 2007

Tonight is the final sleep before school starts...

Stel has 5 more sleeps until the Canuck Place Adventure Challenge. He feels about as ready as he can be, Saturday morning he went for his final bike training up the mountain.

We had lots of fun camping at Golden Ears Provincial Park. Stel left us there Friday evening and so he could go to training and returned later Saturday afternoon. The kids had lots of fun. B enjoyed cutting the wood and he and I enjoyed playing games in the evenings after S and I were sleeping. He loves exploring and climbing around in the woods as well as some swimming in the lake. S enjoyed his time as well and of course loved the 4 wheel driving. Baby I did very well except with the walking on the road. She loved the lights!!!She had fun on the beach and talking to every dog in the campground!! We were prepared for any weather this time so a little rain didn't affect us and we had a great time. The tent clean-up... getting all the air out!

S got the coolest new thing.... It's called the I-Gallop. I am not able to post video for some reason but it looks weird but way too cool. It is exactly like riding a horse, is actually meant for adults as a core and abs exerciser but is awesome for S. He used to ride horses but they wouldn't let him once he became dependant on oxygen and he is doing so well on it. B loves it and both Stel and I have tried it and it really is like riding a horse and Baby I will tolerate it for short times if we hold her hands.

We will let you know next week how the triathlon goes. Thank you so very much to everyone who has sponsored Stel.