Saturday, May 5, 2012

Because there just doesn't seem to be enough pictures of Ell.  I thought I would share a few recent ones.

At Galaxyland

Enjoying Rib Night

In his Easter Best

Listening to Lincoln 'read' a story

Exploring the garden.

What a cute guy!

I am off to do my first Triathlon of the season in Olds this weekend.  Wish me luck!

Happy Saturday!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Candy Sale

This past Sunday we spent the day working around the yard and in the garage.  At some point during the morning Zachary asked if we could have a garage sale.  Murray explained that we were not organized enough to have a garage sale yet.  Zachary then asked if he could set up a lemonade stand, but Murray explained it was only 9 degrees outside and probably not many people would like lemonade.  Zachary then asks if he could have a candy sale.  "A candy sale?" Murray asks.  "yeah a candy sale, with all my treats from my treat bowl" Zachary replies.

"sure why not."

Zachary chose to use his kitchen from downstairs.  Printed his own sign (with a little help) and asked for a stool to sit at.  We also decided to bike around our neighbourhood to'advertise' the sale to a few of our neighbours.

P.S  He told all the neighbours that he was saving money for Paleontology School!  hahaha

In all he made about 7.00 dollars but we had to shut the sale down after an hour or so because he started to eat more than he was selling!

The added bonus:  We sold all of Zachary's leftover Halloween, Valentine's Day, and Easter candy...Yeah!

Happy Thursday!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Zachary Turns 4

Last month (yes last month that how far behind I am on my blogging) Zachary turned 4.  And let me just say that my little man has been planning his '4-year-old-dinosaur-birthday-party' since the day after he turned three.  Most of the ideas for the party came straight from him.  He knew he wanted to play pin-the-tail-on-the-dinosaur and he was specific about having a 'dinosaur land cake'.  Murray and I did our best to deliver.

Here are a few pictures.

Zachary the morning of his birthday.

new guitar!

I'm 4!

Pin-the-tail-on-the-dinosaur (drawn by Murray)
Elliott watching intently

Now Elliott's turn

Benny has a turn.

Dinosaur Dancing

Bouncy castle fun

Dinosaur land cake

Yum Yum.

All in all it was a great party.  Thanks to everyone who came to help us celebrate. 

Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Whirlwind Weekend

This past weekend was a busy one for us.  It started with a Tae kwon Do tournament and ended with a birthday party with a wedding and a hotel stay in between. By Sunday night we were all very tired.

First the Tournament.

Early Saturday morning Zachary completed in his first Tae kwon Do tournament.  He went through the Shadow Warrior obstacle course and competed in a high kick contest.  He did well through the obstacle course but being the youngest (and the smallest) at the tournament did put him at a disadvantage in the high kick contest.  In the end, he left with two certificates (one for completing the obstacle course and one for Best Etiquette) and a really big smile on his face.

Morning bow in.

Waiting his turn to go through the obstacle course. 

Under the bridge.

Through the snake pit.

a big kick to finish.

So proud of our little man.

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Family Day

Because I had the week off of school last week, Family Day turned into Family WEEK around our house. I was thankful to have some much needed quality time with my three favourite men.

Last Saturday, we took the boys the Galaxyland.  Admittedly, standing in lines and being in crowds at the mall is not my idea of a good time but Zachary has been asking to go for awhile now and since we had some cheap tickets we decided to pack our patience and head to the mall.  (the things you do for your kids...)

Elliott on the carousel. This is his new camera face.  You will see this face (a common theme) through the next few pictures.

Zachary trying out the bumper cars.

Murray mimicking Elliott.

You can sure tell they are brothers when they are making the same cheesy face.

At the end of the day, braving the crowds was worth it because we had a lot of fun together.

Happy Monday!

Friday, February 17, 2012

February 17th

This weather has been amazing!  Hard believe we were puddle jumping today.

Fun. Fun. Fun.

of course I had to get in on the fun too!

Happy Long Weekend!  
Hope its spent making happy family memories.