Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Some of this, some of that

Things are busy. It is the busy season. Halloween, birthdays, parties, visits then Thanksgiving, Jon's birthday, Xmas, Sydoux' birthday, Mom's visit .... and then the busy season ends.

Last weekend Grandpa Jack came for a visit. The kids wanted to play but he kinda just looked at them funny. Eventually they agreed on a game of Guess Who. It is one of our new board games and Sydoux LOVES it. Bex can be a good helper. If only he could talk ... Anyways.

While here, GJ did a great treasure hunt outside. The kids love it, it is the best part from them.
We also worked on the outside right wall. Two more loads of dirt and one more load of stones. We are done with the stones on that side, but I think we need at least four more loads of dirt.

The weather was phenomenal and we all spend most of the weekend outside. The kids were running from house to house to house and having a blast. Nice weather just makes things easier.


I had ordered this book from the library ... I was number 241. Could not believe it. It took over three months for me to get: The Girl Who played with Fire by Stieg Larsson.
It is the second book in his series Millenium. I loooooved that book. Sooo engrossed in it, love the writing, the story everything.

And now I'm bummed. It is finished. I wish it could go on and on and on. Book 3 is not yet available here, but I'm going to use my secret weapon and have Mom mail it to me, as it is available in France.

The series are a huge hit in Europe, but no so much here. Oh well. I still think it is the best books I've read in a long long time.

Today was Bex' Family Lunch @ school. I have a few videos I'll try to post next time.

I'm trying to organize a soccer class for Bex for January. It is really easy to find 5 little guys to want to play soccer, so that is going well. I'm going to try to put Sydney in a more 'serious' league and we'll see how that goes.

Now some pictures:




Jack on the trampoline.
Getting on the trampoline to the delight of the kids


He really did give it a good try.




And he's down


Up again ... careful you kids though ...




The after the hunt picture



Counting the loot


YES YES YES












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Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Pictures

Here are a few!

We had such a good time:

1st at the Chik-fil-A party. The kids were running around wild and loved having their costumes. Plus there were several friends, and that always makes it more fun.

2nd we went to Halloween Bounce at Bounce U. Bex loved it. Sydoux was a little run down but she liked it as well. I had to pry them away!!!

3nd Lisa threw a fab Halloween Party at her house. So many Halloween treats, a treasure hunt, some crafts. Good time.

4th The Official Trick or Treat night. So much fun. We even did some with the little truck. Should have seen these kids driving from door to door. We also hooked up with some friends and it was a mad rush from house to house. We did get rained on and I did not care for that too much.

So it was all good. Well except for a fever here and there. I was terrified of the Killer H1N1 but here it has been rather mild. Fever in the morning then gone. Maybe it was something else.

Also pictures of the change of flag from Halloween to Thanksgiving.