Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Celebratory week

Sweetheart is having a busy week. She had her softball windup on Sunday and her coaches celebrated their girls. It was way too hot on an acreage in Whonnock, but a fun time was had by all. #3 said that she wished that there were more water activities.

Sweetheart waited in great anticipation for her certificate and candy bag. 

She's so sweet! And she looks so happy!

She went on an end of kindergarten field trip today with her class. They went to Lions Park in Port Coquitlam. Here she is having a snack with her friend Taylor.  

Taylor's Dad and Sweetheart's Mom were in the same kindergarten class at the same school 29 years ago. These two have known each other since they were toddlers. 

Having lots of fun with friends and it sounds like everyone had a really good day. It was a lovely cloudy morning and got sunny this afternoon.  

Can you see Sweetheart? She is on the very far left straddling the cement. It looks like her classmates overtook the skateboard park. It's hard to believe that her last day of kindergarten is tomorrow!!


We celebrated two very special graduates last night!

Connor came to Daycare from 2000 until 2006.

And Max also came in 2000, but he stayed until 2007.

And they are still very good friends, meeting when they were just babies.

We are so proud of this young man!

And equally as proud of this young man!

They graduated in a fairly small class of 111 students. Max is taking a year off to travel before he is planning to go to Douglas College in 2018. Connor is heading straight to Douglas in the Fall with a $5000 scholarship, and then he will be going to UBC afterwards to become a sports medicine Doctor. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Lovely morning

It was so nice out this morning. After our little heat wave on the weekend, it turned out to be cloudy and 17 degrees. We took advantage of the perfect play-at-the-park weather and headed to one of our favourites. 

Baby and Sweet Pea traded spots this morning when we dropped everyone off at school. 

Peek-a-boo you two! Preston was a bit nervous to go up here because you can see through the holes on the walkway, but it didn't take him long to join his friend. You could tell it wasn't his favourite thing to do but she was so encouraging to him. 

They all had so much fun playing and running around. Finn and Baby were done long before the other boys, but they all had a great morning!

Monday, June 26, 2017

A request

I had a request from Preston's mom today to send her a few pictures of Preston at Daycare. She was making him a book and wanted to be able to include his friends. More importantly, she wanted a picture of me and Preston......and she said a selfie would be just fine. 

She actually requested this of me a couple of months ago because he had been sent to speech therapy and his therapist told them to make up a picture book for him. All she really wanted was a picture of me.......and I didn't do it. I didn't really forget, but she didn't pursue it and then Preston started saying words and I just figured they didn't need it any more. I won't lie....I just really don't like getting my picture taken. And now that a few months have gone by and they have been using photo books, they have been working so well in teaching him words. So, fast-forward a few months and Preston needs more books to teach him more words. 

I looked through the past few months and I had couple of dozen or more pictures to send, but I didn't really have a lot of him with his friends. So I took out my phone after we picked up the after-schoolers and we concentrated on taking some Daycare pictures. 

He was actually very cooperative and we got a few cute photos. He really likes Baby Aubrie and is usually not very far away from her if they are here on the same day. 

Finn is is 3 and a half months older than Preston. 

Preston outweighs his friend Finn by almost 10 pounds.

Jade was so helpful with getting the little ones in the photos.

Preston's mom was so happy with the pictures of her little guy and his buddies. 

And I did take some selfies, but I am obviously not very good at it because I wasn't happy with any of them. So I asked Jade to take a pic and I think she did really well. But when you have one almost 2-year old on your lap, there is a really good chance another 2 year old might feel like he needs to come and sit on your lap too.  That's what happened today and I was very pleased with the result. Unfortunately, it's not what we were asked for so we will try again another day.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dance recital

It was Sweetheart's dance recital today. She had a show at 2 and another at 6:30, so she was a very busy girl today. They left the ball field in Albion at noon and had to be in Port Coquitlam for 1 o'clock. We took Baby with us so that she could have a nap and attend this evening's performance while SIL and Grandson headed off to a baseball wind-up.  #3 and Sweetheart spent all afternoon and evening at the theatre. 

She wasn't very receptive about getting her picture taken just after 9 o'clock tonight, but they turned out pretty good. She is extremely photogenic. 

She is so fun to watch. She knows all the steps and is just the cutest little tap-dancer! And she loves her flowers. 

Smiling for Daddy...and the promise of a treat. 

We love her to the moon and back again!

Auntie J came to watch her recital. 

Family picture. Not too bad for a bunch of exhausted people. It was a very very busy Saturday, starting with a 10 o'clock ball game in 29 degrees. And ending just after 9 pm at Sweetheart's dance recital. The only one in this picture that slowed down for a bit in the afternoon was Baby, and the rest of them were on the go. Everyone was yawning in the theatre.....I am sure that they will all sleep well tonight. 

Exciting morning!

Grandson's team made to the finals in their division and they played the Dodgers this morning. It was hot and sunny!

Grandson played an exceptional game.  Here he is hitting the ball out to center field. He got to second base on the play and advanced his teammate to third base. 

When he played first base, he was ready and focused. The ball is in his glove and it was an out at first.  I didn't get a picture when he caught the fly.....and it was three out for the other team. The score was 0-0 until the bottom of the fourth inning and the other team hit a run home to make it a 1-0 final.  It was a really good game and it was too bad that one team had to lose. 

The Athletics got 2nd place in their division. It was a hard fought battle and so fun to watch. 

Grandson received player of the game. He was so excited and so happy!

The sun was in the wrong spot and I have really shaded faces. But you can still see how excited and proud that my favourite grandson was. SIL coached another excellent season!

Again, I was standing in the wrong spot and the sun was shining through the trees. Hopefully, someone else has a better picture. I'm sure there were at least 20 other people taking this. What a fun time!

Graduation 2017

Hubby and I were invited over for dinner to celebrate this special girl who is graduating from high school this year. I took care of Naomi and her brother from 2002 until 2006. Now she is 18 and off to SFU in the Fall to study business. 

Beautiful family.  Brent is a teacher and taught #2 and #3 Science and Physics way back in the late 90's, early 2000's. He is one of those teachers that you never forget because he is so good at what he does. He actually became an engineer and then went back to university to be a teacher, and both miracles will attest to the fact that he is one of the best teachers that they ever had. 

Naomi with her Grandma Su. Sometimes she would come and pick up her grandchildren way back in the day, so we got to know her too. It was so nice to see her again. 

Congratulations Naomi! I am so proud of you!