Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Pa's 60th Birthday BBQ

On April 18th is was my Dad's 60th Birthday.  On Saturday we had the Gallimore clan over to have a birthday BBQ for him.  We BBQ'd up some Steak, Chicken and Salmon and had a great feast.  With the feast came fun.  We had lots of laughs and some crazy-time with the cake. A great afternoon had by all!
 Syd with her, as Auntie Shauna would call them, Disney eyes
 Darrell looks like he's up to no good in this shot
 Dad checking out his cake
 A golf cake of course
 Nothing like having your 4 Grandchildren help you blow out the candles
 (NOTE: At no time was alcohol ever consumed by anyone under 18 years of age! haha)
 Uncle Burke and Auntie Courtney had the great idea to eat the cake with no hands...
 Zach wasn't making enough of a mess so Burke helped him out
 What a great smile
 Your turn Uncle Burke

Below is a video of everyone getting in on the no hands cake eating

 Jen, Chrissy and Courtney
 Uncle Adam and Syd playing
 Zach playing ball with Uncle John
 Steve's kids tackling him
 Keep Away
 Waiting for Syd to take a picture with G-Dad
 It was IMPOSSIBLE to get a picture with them all smiling and looking at the camera.  This is the best I got. Not too bad...
 Grammee and Sydney
 Zach and Ally pinning Uncle Adam
Pa with his little girl

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Little Tommy

Last weekend we went down to Calgary to visit our Godson Thomas (Tommy) Scott Ginn. Little Tommy is the boy of our very good friends Tom and Shauna Ginn.  Over the past few years we, along with the Russells, have become very close with Tom and Shauna and are so blessed to be a part of their lives!
 Abby holding Tommy for the first time
 Zach with his Uncle Tom
 Chrissy feeding Little Tommy lunch
 Man, Tommy is one Good Lookin`boy!
 Shauna and Chrissy...and Tommy (He might be in every picture ;) )
 Auntie Sue and her Godson Tommy
 Abs and Syd playing
 Ally is absolutely smitten with Little Tommy.  She just LOVES helping take care of him
 Abs and Ally with their small Hot Chocolates from Tim`s.  They were very excited to get their own drinks. What big girls!
 The girls cuddling with Tommy
 What a great picture. Tommy wasn`t awake a whole lot while we were there but Chrissy caught him showing off his big beautiful eyes!
 Tom and Zach playing with the farm
 Boy and Mum

While we were in Calgary my Dad put us up in the Sheraton Cavalier and the best part about that is the pool and water slides!!!!  We went back to the hotel Saturday night and had a blast playing in the pool.
 Mum and kids getting into the cold pool
 Big Hugs
 What a great smile!
 Holding on getting ready to swim away
 What goofballs
 Chrissy and Abs coming down the water slide
 Abby has been so well in swimming lessons and she is so proud of herself that she can swim under water. It`s so awesome! I am so proud of her and it`s so neat seeing have so much fun swimming.  I cannot wait until Penticton!
More under water swimming

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Vancouver day 5 & 6

On day 5 after the aquarium, picnic, petting zoo and a great dinner we decided to go to Como lake near Brian and Anne's house to play and walk.  It was very peaceful and beautiful.

We stuck Bri in the back seat with his best buddy for the drive to the lake
Best buds
Check out the sweet walking sticks Abby and I found!
Hiking around the lake
Out on the dock
This is a cool picture Chrissy took.  A couple of creepy crows sitting in a dead tree. Spooky...
Posing by the beautiful flowers
They DO love each other
Como Lake
Group Picture

On Tuesday we had a little time to kill before our flight home so we went down to Port Coquitlam to play and explore

Playing on the shark
Whale watching
Think Abby will be a fireman? girl? maybe...
oh oh. Nothing good can come from this!
Boys vs Girls
Looks like the boys are winning
Anne looks in pain.  I think the boys won!
Relaxing. Not very often you can get the boy to sit still!
In a deep conversation (don't tell anyone that it is a fake one)
My beautiful wife
What a good looking couple
Best buds
Down on the pier
Smiling next to the ocean
At the edge of the pier with Grandpa
Walking with Granny
Walking along the port wall
The kids putting on a show for Grandpa
Grandpa playing the piano while Abby dances
Now the roles are revered and Bri is busting a move
  Sweet dance moves Bri!

Below is a funny video of Granny and Grandpa dancing

Zachy peeking
Chrissy with her Mommy and Daddy
Abs with her Granny and Grandpa
Spider swinging
He's going to hurt himself!!!
The adults taking a break

 Back at Granny's house...

Abby watering her Granny's flowers
Posign with Granny's pretty flowers