Wednesday, August 29, 2007

August is almost over already, where has the summer gone.....

Stel is continuing to enjoy his training, less than 2 weeks till Adventure Challenge day!!! Yesterday he did a bit of everything, its tough and oh my, very challenging, but he is enjoying it. Ok, yes he is exhausted, but he said a good exhausted!!All i can really say is.... I sure hope that brush was not a return item as she called it her toothbrush!!! At one point she had all the plungers out!!

We got to spend some time with our adorable niece's at our house. It was so great to see them and they seemed to enjoy playing. Baby I still talks about them, I think she likes saying their names!! They had so much fun running around on the trampoline. It's too bad Japan is so far away!

The kids and I have been keeping busy too...
We spent a day up on Grouse Mountain. B climbed up the mountain from the mid point and followed a deer a wee bit. I and S stayed down as they couldn't get up there. The lumberjack show is always entertaining and S and B liked riding the chairlift and seeing the views.
We spent a day at the PNE, fun, hot and crowded as usual. The kids love the super dogs, they enjoyed some rides and wandering. S and B LOVE the log ride, especially getting splashed and B LOVED the crazy wild mouse mini roller coaster (which I think is scarier than the big roller coaster!!).
We ventured out to Castle Fun park which B has now renamed to Castle No Fun park, but at least we tried!!
We have actually seen a couple movies recently which is a change for us, B was bugging us to see Mr.Bean so we did that. B Loved is, we all enjoyed it actually. We also saw Daddy Day camp on a rainy day. B enjoyed it, thats all I can say about that one...We've also been up at golden ears provincial park on and off all week in between B's hockey in the mornings. we are camping this weekend and praying for no rain!! Stel will be up part of the time, B is so excited....he has been wanting to camp since before summer began.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Summer is just flying by.... It's almost the middle of August and Costco is full of Halloween Candy and Christmas decorations already!!!
Well Stel is really enjoying is triathlon training. This past weekend he was out for another run training session. These sessions are great as they are doing the trail he will be on for the race so its great practice. He has had some bike technical difficulties so he is shopping around for what will work better for him on this rough terrain. Thank you so very much all who have sponsored him, it is going to such a great cause.

We have gotten in some visits with my brother and his family who are visiting from Japan. It s great to see them all and spend some time with his girls. They are absolutely adorable. Here they are at the Tsawwassen Sun Festival parade.
Baby I is really enjoying some girl time with them and wanders our house saying their names over and over. The kids enjoyed the festivities after the parade. B and Stel had loads of fun in Sumo suits and also whatever this is called...

We also were fortunate to have spent some hours with my Uncle and Aunt from Michigan. B has asked to work on his chess skills for next time we see them! It was a really nice day.

Baby I's favorite saying right now are: stuck (usually with a bit of a scream), no (which she says a lot!), up you go (every time she falls, which is a lot) and there you go. She seems to have gotten a bit wobblier on her legs but is sure doesn't slow her down, just more scraped up knees!

We spent some time on Granville Island yesterday the kids and I. We had had an appointment at children's but when we got there they had to cancel so we enjoyed ourselves much more than if we were stuck indoors. The summer is going by so fast. The kids are all enjoying time in the pool and we are hoping to still get out camping but it may have to wait until next summer much to B's disapointment.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Jack and Angie

Jack and Angie, we hope you are continuing to enjoy your adventure...
We always look forward to your visits and wish you lived closer. Thank you so very much for your card, wow, is all we can say!!
Next time we will make sure we are not in hospital and be able to spend more time with you!
We hope you see this at some point and can't wait to hear about your trip when you get home.

much love,
jen, stel and the gang