Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Our soccer star!

Well, there's a first time for everything, and last night was our first experience as soccer-parents! How fun! We were a little unsure of how Geneva would do, and it did take her a little while to warm up to the idea, but she had lots of fun! It helped that her good buddy Daniel from school was on her team. (that was intentional) She was so proud to wear her purple soccer uniform, and has been wearing her new soccer shoes all month outside. She claims they maker her run faster. You should have seen her snails' pace as she went around the cones in the warm up drill. Hilarious. It was very very cute to watch the mob soccer. Mini-mob, actually since they just play 3 on 3. It's called micro soccer, and it's a very very good idea, especially for 4 and 5 year olds!

G and her buddy Dan

Proud soccer player!

Memorial Day wkend

On Thurs we left poor Derek car-less for the weekend and headed to Gma and Gpas! What a good hubby I have. His car broke down on Weds and he still let me go. He was at home with no (motor) means of transport til Sunday. He got some good bike-time in, and we have amazing neighbours who saw he was ditched and took him places, even brought him lasagna and took him out to dinner!
Anyone looking to sell their car? :0) We're in the market for a "new" vehicle.

They each got their own turn to go around the block with Grandpa. Brave girls.
Helping Grandma

Quality time with Uncle Bobby

And quality air time too

Huismans hike!

We had some long weekend visitors! Ed and Lori and the kids came up for the day on Sun. It was beautiful out and we spent most of the day outside. Mucho fun had by all.


Cool cats

Darla, the newest member of the fam. What a cutie!

A snuggle with Uncle Ed and Abigail

The crew, minus the photographer!


Taking a break

I've never seen a 13 year old stand so still in my life!
Later on, 2 birds ate right out of his hand so the patience paid off

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Mother's Day at Opa and Nana's
Mom and Rita, we love you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much!!!!

Brookie and the boys... Logan in the middle of an in depth convo

What a great babysitter this big cuz is. :)

Helping Uncle Rudy

Good buds

Soccer baby!

Can you tell how much Micah likes the jolly jumper? He got the hang of it right away.

Testing cereal out for the first time. And the consensus is.....

(p.s. please ignore the fact that our very manly baby boy is wearing a pink bib)

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Our new shed

These are for Grandpa who wanted to see pics of the new shed Opa built us! It's quite a bit larger than I thought it would be, but I'm so happy with the way it turned out! Derek had lots of fun working with his dad, and the two of them did an amazing job.
THANKS OPA!!!!!!!!!!!!
You're a pretty swell guy. Complete with an attic for storage, ladder, workbench and shelves inside. What a workhorse this almost senior citizen is (hehe, he's turning 65 this summer!)
p.s. I have no idea how we fit all the stuff we have in the tiny little tin shed we had!

Seeing how the inmates feel

later that hour...

end of day 1!

What a great helper!

putting the size into perspective

finished product!!

she's a beaut!

where the old shed used to be... and the start of a small privacy type fence.