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.
Monday, June 26, 2017
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.
Posted by Joanne at 9:16 PM
Saturday, June 24, 2017
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.
Posted by Joanne at 11:01 PM
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!
Posted by Joanne at 1:59 PM
Posted by Joanne at 12:23 AM
Friday, June 23, 2017
When I went to pick up Pretty Girl from school today, she was very excited to show me her book that her class had written and illustrated. The class received their books today and we were all very impressed.
Posted by Joanne at 5:17 PM
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
It was a beautiful first day of Summer! The weather was perfect for Primary Fun Day at Grandson, Sweetheart and Lucas's school........they all had lots of fun on this cloudy warm day. There was a great cloud cover for most of the day and the sun came out around 1:30 pm. It's the first and only time that they will participate in a Primary Fun Day together because my favourite grandson heads off to Intermediate next year.
After this amazing Fun Day, Sweetheart had a dress rehearsal for her dance recital this weekend and Grandson had a baseball game. He and his team are in the playoffs and they won their second game this week. Now they play in the playoffs on Saturday and it's looking to be a very very busy weekend!
Posted by Joanne at 10:00 PM
Monday, June 19, 2017
People are always commenting to me that I take care of a lot of boys. And they are right.....especially on a Monday. Aubrie came for a few hours today and Baby stayed for the afternoon, but from 2:20 on, these were my boys.
Posted by Joanne at 7:15 PM
Saturday, June 17, 2017
I needed to share a few more pictures from this morning. We all had so much fun!
Sweetheart and her team, getting ready to bat.
Sweetheart with her coaches, Sheena and Katrina
Pretty Girl played an inning as back catcher
Posted by Joanne at 8:22 PM
We started our Saturday morning at the softball field for a 9:30 am game.
She learned how to hit that ball really well off of the T. And because she played first base this morning, she got lots of catching and throwing in. I love watching the children run the dragon race at the end of the game.....I really think it's their favourite part of the whole game.
They all received medals and they were all very pleased. There are a couple of girls missing, but the ones who were there had a great morning! Our emotional little one cried because she doesn't want softball to be over.
Showing off her softball medal! Still a bit teary-eyed.
Again, they are all just so excited to run the dragon race at the end of the game.
DIL coached Pretty Girl for the third year and she did great. Her assistant wasn't there today and she was missing three girls. But these guys had a super season!
Posted by Joanne at 7:08 PM