Wednesday, September 15, 2010

it's been a long time

Its been a very long time since any kind of update... life has gotten very busy!
Bentley played on a spring hockey team into the summer, the team did really well and it was a great group of boys!.. This morning the final cuts were made and bentley did well and made the A1 rep hockey team. Way to go for him, tryouts were stressful and he worked hard and it will be quite a season! Isabelle completed a kids triathlon and did awsome. She had so much fun! She had to swim, bike then run and she took it very seriously and was so proud of herself when she got her medal!we headed to the PNE in the summer and Belly brought her little friend, they had a blast! Bentley alo had a fun time and enjoyed all the rides he used to be scared of. Belly was sooo excited to watch Bobs and Lolo and then meet them. She has seen them before and loves them - she sings many of their songs and sang along with the concert! Bentley went to the island with a buddy and got to spend time with a really good friend he knows from Canuck Place for a couple day then they went to tofino for a couple days camping! He had a blast and it was great for him to get away. Isabelle was the happiest girl in the world to go to her dance teacher's wedding! She said it was the best day every! She danced for hours! In between the wedding and the reception we went for a walk in gastown! I love this picture for Stel and Belly and also enjoy the shoes in the john flueuvog bag Stel is carrying! One very happy little girl!Stel again participated in the Canuck Place adventure challenge triathlon! He did a fantastic job and had a great partner and crossed the finish line in record time! Thank you very very much to all who helped us out and sponsored Stel to support Canuck Place!Isabelle ran across the finish line with Stel and Chris!

Its been very busy over the summer!
Stel went back to work the day before summer holidays for Bentley - now with both of us working full time it feels like we are always running around like crazy! School started as well as all the extra activities the kids do, still not sure how we will get them both where they need to be!
Bentley started grade 5, he has the same teacher as last year and he is happy about that. Isabelle started kindergarten and seems happy! This is the one year that they will be together at the same school!
well that's a bit of an update on us.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Today our boy, our first born, our awsome big brother to Bentley and Isabelle, our amazing fighter and our Love turned 13 and we wish he was here with us Writing some messages on rocks to leave in the fountain...The kids really wanted to let balloons go at Canuck Place.

Sebastian you are so profoundly missed

Friday, April 02, 2010

Here we are, the Easter Long weekend and the end of spring Break...

Though it may be hard to notice in this picture...she played with a few pairs of scissors and cut off her braids! In the end after getting it fixed she lost about 5 inches. I went to pick her up at ballet, and looked at her and wow was I shocked - Stel hadn't warned me about the haircut. When i immediatley called to find out what happened, he so calmly said "oh, you noticed!!!" Uh Ya I noticed! After ballet we went to the hairdresser to have it fixed up. Not often do we get a photo of Bentley....without a goalie helmet on! Bentley has had a pretty good spring break. Friends over all the time, sleep-overs and a couple times to the pool, not to mention hockey practice and games have kept him pretty busy!!Isabelle is totally in love with dogs right now, especially Jasper, our friends dog. And they put up with her constantly following them around and laying with them.

After work many days over the past couple weeks I have been visiting my friends, as they sit at their son's bedside in the hospital. He had to go through some major back surgery and now infection - keep them in your thoughts.

For us, it's been a little over 1 year and 10 weeks missing Sebastian, with his birthday just around the corner and being in the hospital so much its been pretty tough.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Well, March is here... The 2010 Olympics have come and gone, the roads are re-opening the chaos is quieting down but the excitement of the last hockey game lives on! There was so much going on and so many great athletes and events to watch, but that gold medal hockey game- Canada vs USA was a nail biter.The Olympic Flame, wow was it ever incredibly crowded!
It was kinda sad to see the flame go out last night, I am hoping that it will be re-lit for the para - olympic games in a couple weeks.
It was nice wandering, but incredibly busy trying to get around. It was great to see so many happy people enjoying the sights and festivities. Sebastian would have LOVED the chaos and hustle and bustle of the crowds and shows and, well, all of it!
Spending a day with some buddies made the day much more enjoyable for the kids... Here they went skating at the outdoor rink at the O-Zone. Belly was intimidated by the crowds, but bentley did 27 laps!

When the mascots were first unveiled a couple years ago, were they ever mocked!! They have kinda grown on me since... Problem was, this was Belly's favorite, a sasquatch named Quatchie.
where the problem comes in is she believed his name was Krotchie - and when Bentley decided it would be fun to try taking her stuffed Quatchie she screamed "Don't touch my Krotchie" or at another point she saw someone else with the same stuffed toy, "hey, she/he has a Krotchie like me"

Well, what else... School is in full swing, Belle has registered for kindergarten in September - it will be nice that her and Bentley get one year at the same school. Hockey is over after a tournament this weekend, which I am happy about, but Bentley has been asked to join a spring team which looks like it will be keeping him VERY busy! Belly is still loving Ballet classes. but I am concerned about her other choice....I seriously cannot handle another goalie in the family

Saturday, January 30, 2010

I am really not too sure what to say so instead below you will see some pictures from the last few months

In the wee bit of cold weather we had in early December, the kids enjoyed skating on a frozen pond.
January 21st, 2010 marked one year since Sebastian passed away.
Bentley is doing great this year in hockey and is also excited about playing spring hockey also, I guess not break from hockey this year!
Belle still loves ballet and dancing around