Friday, June 27, 2008

Ahhh those summer days

Tonight the weather was warm.  So we headed out to watch some little league baseball, play at the water park and run around.

By the time we got home, the kids were tired, but it was still warm enough for Chris and I to sit outside and enjoy some time together.

The weather is supposed to be good all weekend.  Here's to enjoying it, and taking lots of photos!!

Monday, June 23, 2008


I got that call today.  You know the one, when daycare calls and said there was an incident.  The one involving the collision with your kid.  Your kid and the gravel?  That was the call today.

Just after 11am, my receptionist told me that day care called, and I was to call them back immediately.  That had never happened before.  I called, it was busy.  I called again, same thing - so I figured they were trying to call Chris.  Third time, I got through.  Braydon was hurt, and when they asked him his name, he said Chris.  That's the wrong answer.  I said I would be right there.  Then I did something I very rarely do.  I ran.  I ran through the courtyard at work, threw stuff onto my desk, grabbed my purse and ran to the van.  I called Chris somewhere in there, and told him I would be at the school in 10 minutes. 

Of course, on my way there, I hit every red light.  I'm not a panicky kinda Mom, but I wanted to get to him.  I knew if it was really really bad, they would have called the ambulance.  And luckily all my first aid knowledge kicked in and by the time I got there I was calm.  I had already had my Mom call ahead to our doc and made an appointment.

When I got to the day care, my very tough kid had a very very big bump on his head.  VERY BIG.  The tears had already gone, and he was well aware of his name and other particulars.  Like the long story of who he had been playing tag with, what happened......ya da ya da ya da.  So one big hug and off to the doctors we went.

He got a good check up and orders to lay low for the day.  Lots and lots of ice.  Wake him up a couple times through the night.  Any worsening, back to the doc we go.  But for now, he seems fine.  Low key, but fine.  

Geese couldn't have claimed this egg, it went straight to Ostrich status.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Proudly announcing....

The bike.  Still to be named - she arrived in our family this evening just after 7pm.  Daddy and bike are well.  She has shiny red parts and glimmering chrome.

A long wait

Well, the bike didn't arrive on Tuesday or Wednesday. He literally sat outside waiting last night. For me, I would be waiting by the fireplace - so I understand his anticipation.

But the call came through this morning - "the present" shall arrive at 6pm this evening.

So the waiting is almost over.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

His Christmas Eve

He couldn't sleep.  He cleaned up a special spot for it.  His jacket has a special spot in the closet, and his red helmet lay waiting.

One might think I am referring to Santa getting ready for the big night, but it's not.

T'was the night before the bike.

Yes, he bought his motorcycle and it will be arriving tonight or tomorrow (probably tomorrow).  He still doesn't know how to ride, but got a good deal on this  bike and decided it was the right one for him

I had to laugh when I went downstairs this afternoon and he was pacing.  Anticipating.  Excited. Just like me on Christmas Eve.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

My Scrapping

I just finished doing my second class at Scrap Arts, and this time had three students!  Ya!!  Hopefully word will get out and I will get more and more.  We shall see.

This is the creation for my fall class.  I need to do a boy's one too.  It's actually a canvas and I had a lot of fun doing it.

Scrapping Time

This is Braydon's most recent Lay Out.  He did it all himself.  He choose the papers, what he wanted to put on it, where everything went.   I know he won't want to scrap forever, but as long as he does - I will enjoy it.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Four Generations

While my grandparents are no longer - my children are blessed with grandparents AND great grandparents.  Lots of them!  They have Gumpmom, Nana, Papa, Great Granddad and Ericka. 

Today, Kaylee was able to meet her Great Granddad and Ericka for the first time, and Braydon got a reunion.  I love being able to capture photos of multiple generations, especially four generations at once.

Granddad and Ericka live over on Vancouver Island and we don't see them very often - so it was nice to have lunch today and catch up.

I hope one day I get to have a photo with my children, their children and their children.  How lucky could one get?