Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Miss Creative

There is nothing Emma-Lyn loves better than to make something.  She received a lot of very creative gifts for her birthday and these are just a couple of them:

She made the Lego set yesterday. I Love the dragon!  She made the teddy bear today and his name is Ginger. 

Something else fun that Emma-Lyn is receiving for her birthday is a bedroom make over!! She is super pumped about it.  Our lovely friend June came up with this gift and we're all working together to make it happen.  The kids and I started yesterday with taking down most of the wall paper and this afternoon June came over and we all worked on the tough spots.  We're having a lot of fun and looking forward to new room!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Emma-Lyn

My big girl turned nine today!  She was pretty pumped!

Marko had an eye appointment at the hospital this morning so we spent a fairly uneventful morning waiting in the waiting room.  I did manage to strike up a conversation with a lovely couple and enjoyed hearing how they ended up on the Island.  Always fun to make new friends.

After the appointment we spent some quality time at Toys R Us to pick up Emma-Lyn's birthday gift. The kids drooled over all the Lego toys and most of the stuff in the store.

We stopped in at DQ for some celebratory blizzards before finally heading home.  It was a late lunch for all.  Marko went to bed to rest while the rest of us puttered and I got ready for my first tutoring session. 

In the evening Grammie Peric and Auntie Linda and Uncle Henk came over for supper.  Emma-Lyn enjoyed all of her presents.  She loves getting craft items and was super excited about this pillow she got to make:
 And Levi was super excited to run around the house in Grammie Peric's hat!


Sunday, January 15, 2017

Emma-Lyn is Turning NINE!!

Tomorrow is the big day but we had her little birthday party this afternoon.

She had four of her friends over and we did gifts, cake and then munchies before they all settled in the living room to watch The Princess Bride.  And instead of doing loot bags, Emma-Lyn made a bracelet for each of her guests to take home.

It was a simple but sweet little birthday party.  The MacDonalds stayed a little longer to do supper and hangouts which was ever so nice.  We all had a wonderful time.  Emma-Lyn was very thankful for all her friends and her wonderful birthday party.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Curling Tournament

We were all down at the curling rink for 9:30 and a 10 o'clock start.  The kids were pretty excited and ready to go.  All of the players got a toque from the sponsor of the tournament which happened to be George's Deck and Recovery. The kids played three games but only four ends each.  There were some really great games out there today.  I have to say that the last game was the most nail biting and fun to watch and it didn't even include my kids!  It was the second to last rock and it landed on the button..the next team also landed on the button and so now they're sharing...back to the first and they throw wide..the second team with their last rock landed right on the button!!  There was much cheering and applauding! Such a great game!

The awards:

 Emma-Lyn throwing her rock.  This is her first year and she did really well and managed to win a point for her team.

This is also Nate's first year and he enjoyed himself immensely.

And Sean and his first win after three years of curling.  He loves this sport and is looking forward to going to Provincials in March!

Friday, January 13, 2017

It's Late so This is Short...but Sweet!


It's been a busy week.  We had a soft start to our homeschool days and things went well.  I think we're all glad to back into a routine again.

Tomorrow Sean, Emma-Lyn and Nate have a day long curling tournament which should be fun!

Mr. Cutie Pants!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Fun in the Snow

We had a couple of false starts and some not so bright and shiny moments but we did make it outside to go sledding together.  The kids had a blast!  It wasn't the best sledding snow but that didn't stop them from having lots of fun!

Gotta taste test the snow...

And away they go:

 Oh yeah, this is fantastic!

More snow, but now his hands are wet and cold, time to get in the van.


The older kids enjoyed throwing themselves back into the snow like this:



Monday, January 09, 2017

Hopscotch

Because sometimes ya just gotta play hopscotch...in the kitchen!