Sunday, June 29, 2014

Abby's School Carnival

On Wednesday we went to Mills Haven Elementary for the afternoon for a Teddy Bear Picnic and carnival.  The weather was a little cold and rainy during lunch so we had a picnic in the gym.

 Me, Rascal and Abby eating chips
 Mum with Abby and Rascal
I like this picture of me and my girl
 Chrissy was able to get a nice picture of Zach and his Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Holm, before he went back to daycare for the afternoon.
 After lunch the weather improved and we went out to play at the park before the carnival began
 Abby with her best buddy Ava
 Hiding in the trees
 Nothing like a blue lollipop! Nice blue mouth Abs!
 Abby getting her face painted
 The dolphin is coming together
 Hey Auntie Sue, like my face paint?
 Butterfly Ava and Dolphin Abby
 A nice picture of Abby with her Grade 2 teacher Mrs. Massey
 Playing the beanbag toss
 Abby manged to hit 3 of 4 targets
 Go Ava Go
 In the music room playing musical chairs
 Ready for another song to start
 Abby's buddy Abby F with a sweet blue tongue
Ava and Abby playing musical chairs.

We had a lot of fun at the carnival. A big thank you to all the teachers and students who helped put the carnival on.  It has been a great school year and the kids can't wait for Grade 1 and 3 to start in the fall.  In the meantime we have countdowns on to Auntie Megan and Uncle Ian's wedding next weekend, Penticton in 2 weeks and Calaway Park in a month.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Kindergarten Showcase

Today Chrissy and I went to Zach's Kindergarten Showcase.  Their year end performance with a few songs and then a picnic snack with Mum and Dad.  We had a great time and enjoyed Zach's songs.  Here are a few pictures and videos from the Showcase:

 Waving to Mum and Dad
 Big smiles

"Welcome Song"

 More big smiles
Standing beside his buddy Jake

"What Do You See?"

 Ready to perform
Zach's Buddy Kevin

"The Waves At The Beach"

"I'm A Little Star"

 Wearing the Oilers Star he made for the showcase
 Snack time
Sitting with Mummy
 Zach with his Mum and Dad
 Mummy/Zachy selfie

Great Job Zachy! Mum and Dad are very proud of you! We're now looking forward to Spending the day with Abby on Wednesday at her year end Carnival!!!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Gallitown Family Fun Day

We had such a great day yesterday. Just one of those days where everything goes right.  I play golf with Pa, Steve and Jeff bright and early and had a decent round.  Came home and relaxed with the family for a bit before we went out.  Dropped Abby at her friend Kassidy's birthday party and the Chrissy and I took Zach golfing to a small pitch and putt. After we picked up Abby from the party we went to W.E.M. for a great dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory and shopping at Old Navy.  Went home, played in the front yard for a while and then off to bed.  Great day. A few pics and videos below.

The Sandpiper golf course has a 9 hole pitch & putt course. Absolutely fantastic for Zachy!

 Me and my boy heading out to the course
 Everyone got a Sharpie and marked their ball
 Zach used a Grandpa Ball
Nice form Zachy
 About to nail the ball
 Pretty happy with himself! Love it!
 Daddy teaching him to chip
 "Ok, now you try"

A video of Zach putting

Close but no cigar
 Time to hit drive or as her called it, the "Big Puppy".  "Let the Big Puppy Eat"

Here are 2 videos of 2 great drives he had

Nice drive Zach
This drive is so awesome! You can hear in my voice how proud I am!!!
 Great round Zach

After the round we had to kill some time before we picked up Abby so we went and got some ice cream

 Mum and her boy

We managed to get a couple of pics of Abby with the animals at Kassidy's party.  Abby had such an awesome time.  She got to see and hold so many animals! Lizards, guinea pigs, rabbits, dogs, cats, ferrets, a parrot and more.

 Abs feeding the Parrot
 Abs with a white ferret

Then it was off to W.E.M.

 Dinner at Old Spaghetti Factory

Then back home

 Chrissy and Abs fooling around in the front yard

The last 2 pictures are of Zach with his medal for completing year 2 of Ball Hogz Ball Hockey. Congrats Zachy!

 Zach's Medal
 Zach in his jersey and medal

That's it for now.  Check back later for more updates.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Daycare Kindergarten Graduation, Camping and Learning To Ride Bikes

We have had a great week.  Zach and his best bud Ally had their Daycare kindergarten grad, we went camping to Gull Lake for Father's Day and both kids learned how to ride their bikes on 2 wheels!  Here are a bunch of pictures and videos from our week:

Showing me his thread on his hat is Oilers colors!!!
 My beautiful niece Ally
 Another good shot of Alyssa
 Singing a song they had prepared for us.

Here's a video of part of that song.

Here is a list of the class achievements.  Notice Zachy. Class Clown!!!!

 The Clown

The clown waving to the crowd

 Listening to teacher
 Big Smiles
 Singing their song
 Eating some graduation cake
 Love this picture.  Best friends! Someday, 12 years from now, we're going to have a very similar picture :)
 Congrats Zachy!
 The daycare did these Grad pics.  Very cool.

Last weekend we went to Gull Lake to do some camping and celebrate Father's Day

 Down at the lake
 They do love each other
 Playing in the water
 The kids just love the beach and water
 My beautiful wife
 Sue enjoying the nice weather (And holding her kids hoodie)
 Syd just loved playing in the sand and water
 The crew playing
 Grandad made his way down to check out what everyone was up to
 Squirting water
 Oh Oh, Mum had to go out to grab a run away toy
 Nice moves Mum!
 While we were playing we got a visit from a bunch of Pelicans
 Big Birds!!!
 The kids at breakfast in Grammee's Trailer
 Abby and her Mum doing tricks at the playground
 I think they're ready for the circus!
 Walking through the campground
 Pretty toes
 Back at the beach
 More hugs
 Me and my bestie
 8 Pelicans playing in the water
 Syd and Zach playing cars
 Pa and I on Father's Day

On Saturday, while camping, the boys took off for a half hour to go to the trailer dealership in Lacombe to grab some parts.  When we got back Chrissy and Susan had the kids riding their bikes and trying on 2 wheels.  Zach was the first to pick it up and since Abby has learned and Ally is well on her way!!!

 Riding bikes

Here are a few videos of Zach learning to ride his bike

On Father's Day I made the kids play boccee with me.  After a bit of whining they settled in and had fun

 Explaining the rules

When we got home I took Abby to a great path near our house to get her comfortable on 2 wheels.  Here's a few videos from our progress

I am so proud of the kids.  Chrissy and I were hoping they would be on 2 wheels before we went to Penticton in July and it looks like they will be :)

This week the kids had Crazy Hair day at school. Pretty awesome hair.  Thanks Mum!!!

 Blue and pink Mohawk and some crazy pigtails!

What a great week!  Doesn't get much better than that!