Thursday, May 31, 2012

Gymnastics Lessons

This Spring both Abby and Zach are taking Gymnastics.  This is Zach's first time and he loves it.  Especially having his best bud Ally in his class.  The smiles on these two kids are priceless during their classes.
Abby is continuing to progress and is doing quite well.  She loves this class because two of her buddies are in her class,  Kassidy and Addison.
Below are some pictures and a video from their classes last week.

Zach doing a log roll
Going up the ladder on all fours
Zach on the rope
Zach really loved swinging on the rope as you'll see in the video!
Ally about to swing on the rope
Big stretch!
Monkey Bars
Hanging upside down
A master of the rings
Not sure what this is called but sweet balance Zach
Another bar hang
Kassidy and Abs playing
About to summersault
Hopping up onto the pommel horse
Backwards fall
Boom! Down onto the mat
Balance skills!
More mat work

I am very proud of the kids.  They are both doing so well and have so much fun in class!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Swimming Lessons

 Big smile for teacher Niki
 Abby going off the diving board
Abs jumping off the board (iphone doesn't take the best action shots...)
 Swimming back to the edge of the pool
 Another action shot
Abby and her buddy Anika watching and learning
 Big smiles
 Zach having fun with teacher Niki
 Tummy float
 Playing with sponges
 Abs and Anika

Here's a video of Zach swimming on his back with Teacher Niki

Here's a video of Abby doing the front crawl with teacher Rianna

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Enjoying a Nice Spring Evening

Last weekend Steve and I were in Kelowna for our annual 4 day golf trip.  This meant the girls were at home taking care of the kids by themselves (For the record, Steve and I appreciate that SO much).  Yesterday we were told that Chrissy and Sue were going out on a date and that the kids were all ours.  The girls went out for a nice dinner and movie and Steve and I took the kids on an adventure.
I took the kids over to Steve's and brought their bikes.  We then headed out on a huge bike ride. I used google earth to do a rough estimate of how far we travelled and it was about 1.67 km.  Our kids Rule!  So proud of them.  They did such and awesome job and loved it!!!

 Heading out at the start of our ride.
 Ally riding along
 Taking a pit stop checking out the wetlands
 Ally and Abs checking out the Ducks
 The kids riding their bikes
 3 Pelicans
 The Pelicans were very cool.  They were eating which was neat to see. just diving their heads into the water to grab fish.

After our long bike ride we went back to Steve's house and played in the backyard while supper was being BBQ'd
 Syd playing in the Lake house
 Abby and Zach being silly in the baby swing
 A big smile from my boy
 It was such a nice spring evening that we decided to eat outside.  BBQ's smokies and hot dogs. Delicious!
After dinner we played a little while longer out in the yard.

I brought the kids home and put them to bed.  Both kids were out cold within 5 minutes of me putting them down.  I think we may have to take more bike rides before bed!!!

Friday, May 04, 2012

Driving Range

A couple of weeks ago Dad and I went to the driving range to get ready for the G8 and took Big Zach along with us.  He did quite well and had lots of fun hitting balls with Grandad and Daddy

Here's a video of Zach hitting the Big Dawg!

Zach showing off his 7 iron
Big Swing