Saturday, December 31, 2005
Thursday, December 29, 2005
We also had a game of which Parent and Child know each other best, its along the lines of the newlywed game. Tracey and her ma flew away with that one....Ryan and his mom tied with Auntie Gail and Kathleen. Maybe next year guys!
Wednesday, December 28, 2005
We woke up the next morning to Josh "mommy daddy its Christmas its Christmas, oh hold on a second I will be right back" before I could adjust my eyes to an awaken state he returned "ok I am dressed lets go downstairs". We had a few stall tactics but they only got us so far. Once our kids saw that Santa had come they were bouncing with excitement. Our tradition (passed on from Ryan's parents) is that the stockings are hidden around the house, so the first job of the morning is to begin the stocking hunt. So the boys did just that. The morning was full of the reading of the Jesus Birth, gift opening and breakfast. We had to wake our little princess up at 10am, she hasn't been feeling all that great she had a bad cold, and has been sleeping quite late. We woke her and she had some catching up to do with her gifts, but her brothers were very capable aids. After we finished our morning we headed over to grandma and grandpa's for more Christmas fun. We had the same fun festivities there accompanied with an amazing dinner mom made. It was delicious. Christmas Day is my moms birthday, I always feel bad for her having to cook this huge meal on her birthday, but she never complains. And trust me the feast was grand and delicious. We had a competitive game of Rumoli that night....of which I was of no threat, I borrowed more then I ever won. Don't even remember who was declared the winner...Maybe Sharon, Becky or Cara Lee. We had a terrific day with family.
Friday, December 23, 2005
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
How lucky are we, we get to have two Christmas Celebrations. Marc and Nat are off to the UK for Christmas so we had an early celebration with the Douglas clan this past weekend. We started off our holiday at Seymour mountain for some tabogganing(sp). I was a bit nervous at first I have not been in years, but after a few runs it was all good. Although I did get Nat pretty good one time in putting my feet down early, she got a refreshing spray of snow...oops! I still say we were gonna go through the fence! The kids had fun too. After our fun in the snow we went to Nana and Papa's house for a yummy soup supper and games. That night Josh and Caleb wrote a letter to Santa with their Auntie Natalie, explaining the circumstances. Left carrots and cookies, and some oatmeal glitter out on the deck so the reindeer would find there way! We slept over that night, and the boys woke up the next morning very excited as Jolly Ol'St Nick did find his way after all. We had a great Christmas Day, with Nana and the boys acting out the Christmas story with a paper dolls! And of course way too many presents! We ended with a Christmas feast! It was tons of fun. Now this weekend we get to do it all over again, how perfect is that. I think this could be every kids dream, two Christmas.
Merry Christmas Everyone!!!
Friday, December 16, 2005
Some of you may know the rough start we had to this whole skating lesson thing this year. If you don't I will give you the short version! On Josh's first lesson(of this year) he was asked to leave the class 10 minutes in, and join the primary one level (he was in primary two). There was other issues there with how they handled it but hey after a bunch of phone calls and a strong letter I think they know how we felt. Regardless Josh had fun with it and didn't seem to notice the shuffle. He passed his Primary One class! Way to go Josh. He is a very cautious skater, which is so funny because he was always so fearless he has changed so much when he was four I am telling you a whole new personality came now that he is 5 1/2 we are finally getting use to this new person. The one thing his teaching did not check off was "skates with speed" which gave us a good chuckle because you will never see anyone more turtle like then our Josh. Gotta love him!
Now as for Caleb, the boy has speed! He will jump on the ice stick in hand and move about freely with confidence. Today I saw him playing pass with his dad on the ice, it was way too cute. Of course Caleb insists on having a good brawl with his dad too, drop your gloves and stick and go for it! The only problem here is this little guy fades fast. You get about 15-20 max minutes out of him and then he is done. But we think that is pretty good for now, especially at 3 1/2yrs old. I think Caleb is definitely ready for some lessons and will thrive on the teacher interaction. But I think you have to be four so we will see what we can do in the New Year.