Wednesday, April 13, 2011


I was cleaning my camera the other day and Keira was the only one home with me. She was fresh off of loosing another tooth. So that's what she is admiring in her fingers in the first shot.
You can see the nice gap in the last picture. That tooth hung on for dear life. Can you believe she will be 7 next month!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kylie's Speech

This week Kylie participated her school's Speech Fest contest. She was very excited to enter this year and spent all of Spring Break working on her speech. She worked so hard. She spoke on Geo Caching which has quickly become one of our family's favourite hobbies.
First she had to make it out of the classroom preliminaries. There were about 6 other classmates vying for 2 spots to speak in front of the school. She made it through and on Wednesday had the opportunity to speak in front of the whole school. Four kids from our school were then chosen to represent in the district wide speech fest, 2 primaries and 2 intermediates. Kylie was one of them!!
We were every proud and excited! So yesterday we loaded up the car with Grandparents, kept Keira home from school and off we went to the district speech fest. All 3.5 hours and 47 speeches of it!! Oh yes. That's right.
Lots of very interesting and entertaining speeches were heard and when the results came in, Kylie won second place in the primary division!! We are so proud of her! I felt she really deserved the win (of course) but not just because I am her Mom, but she really worked hard on it. Very hard. So I hope she learned a valuable lesson, hard work really does pay off!! Way to go Kylie!!

Turn up your volume and you can listen to her speech. I missed a wee bit of the beginning. Oops.

Here she is! The silver medal winner!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Silly Statues

We made a little trip to the zoo yesterday with the Kirby kids and their Dad. My girls like to play statue as they run through the North American Wild section of the zoo. We come upon them along the trail, standing in a crazy pose. We make a silly comment about the statue, poke them or just keep walking. Usually they laugh before we get past them and then run ahead for another pose.
Yesterday they taught their friends the game.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

First Day of Spring

Not only is this a first day of Spring post. It's the first blog post on this blog for 2011!!
The first day of Spring, brought the sun! We are craving the sun so badly. The rain seems endless lately and even flowers and blossoms that were in bloom this time last year are still curled up and hiding.
We hit the geo-caching trail with the Floyd Family along with another Twitter friend Vicki and went off to Burnaby lake. 5 adults and 5 kids we traveled the paths searching for treasure. 9 caches we found and lots of pictures were taken. Both Gwen and I armed with our macros, there were plenty of new growth, buds and even a frog waiting for us to photograph. Oh, yes there were a few pictures taken of the kids too, I have included those :) . Gwen and Anthony's little guy has a real liking for Keira and they held hands for most of the day. Sometimes Kylie jumped in too.

Last signs of old, bring in the new!

Kaylum was showing the ducks his little hippo. They weren't really interested.

Hand holding

Coordinate checking

Bush whacking

Classic Keira

Sandwich Monster

Goofy boys

"couple more meters"