Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday fun day

Some pictures of the kids at a local fair for “Dorval day”

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Sunday, August 28, 2011

circus

On Friday night after the daycare party I surprised Naomi with tickets to the Shriners circus that was set up in the parking lot of our local mall.  It was the first time that I had seen the circus in a temporary instalment.

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I gave her the choice of an elephant ride or make up – of course the make up was her choice …

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Trying to eat cotton candy without messing up her “lipstick”

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Elephant rides! Note to self … when you go to the circus, bring more than $20 …

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This guy was amazing … gave me a bit of a heart attack but really cool …

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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Daycare graduation

Yesterday was the last day of daycare as Naomi starts kindergarten next week!  She is really excited about starting school though I know she is really going to miss her daycare provider, Roxana.  I promised her that we would go back and visit every once in a while so she could keep in touch.  We have been really lucky to have such a great daycare where Naomi has always felt safe and happy. 

At pick-up time Roxana invited us for cake and drinks which was a lot of fun and allowed us the opportunity to say goodbye to Roxana and the other parents that we have gotten to know over the years. 

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Here is a picture of the amazing cake.  Layla is Naomi’s BFF and she is was also “graduating” and will be going to the same school.  These two will also be taking skating lessons together on Saturday mornings – they just can’t get enough of each other!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

13 years!

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A couple of pictures from our anniversary dinner.  The restaurant was in a very old house – we had a good laugh at how low the door handle was.  The food was surprisingly modern though – I guess you could call it Italian fusion.  In the photo, that is my appetiser, salmon tartar.  It was delicious.  It’s hard to believe that we have been married for 13 years already.  I guess what they say is true, time flies when you’re having fun.  ♥

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Here’s a picture from our wedding.  since it was in 1998 I do not have a digital album (I should make one though).  My scanner is also not working so this is a picture of a picture.  Anyways, you get the idea. 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sailing camp

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For the past 2 weeks Francis has been going to sailing camp.  It has been quite a change from the sports camps he is used to but he really loved the experience.  The group that Francis was in was called Opti.  Each day the class of 12 set out on 6 little sailboats with the instructors in a motor boat.  The kids got to learn all the sailing terms, how to tie knots, how to put the boat together and how to take it apart and how to navigate and steer using the wind.

Francis is already looking forward to doing sailing lessons again next year where his age will put him into the “white sail” group.  Tomorrow he’s off to hockey camp for the last week of camp before school begins on the 31st!