Saturday, April 30, 2011

Moving...

Yes... we are moving... AGAIN! LOL!! We are just moving to a different area of the city. We'll be back when the computer comes back out of the box. Wooo Whoo!!!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

this moment - fell asleep watching movie on the computer

{this moment}
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{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 


If you would like to see what others have posted or if you would like to join in here is the link to SouleMama's Blog:
http://www.soulemama.com/soulemama/2011/01/this-moment.html

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Just a Few Things

 Here is another RIO creation by Austyn. Here are the other two, older posts about Rio:
 Here is a flower Zoe made from our pattern blocks. She made it on a box that Austyn painted and altered.

 Austyn is still making hockey pictures of his monkey stuffed animal named Georgie. This monkey has been drawn in just about every hockey situation that you could think of. He has even been drawn scoring while the goalie does a hand stand goal to try and stop the puck!

 Zoe painting. She now draws her pictures before painting.

This is Austyn figuring out how to make his eyes go cross-eyed. LOL!! Self discovery! It's great to learn about our own bodies abilities! :)


Easter at Our House

 Things have been a bit crazy with trying to find somewhere else to live. So, I'm a bit behind in posts. Zoe and Austyn coloured some eggs before Easter.

Zoe decided to make a picture for the Easter bunny. Here is the front and it says "Dear Easter Bunny". She tried to spell it on her own.

 The other side says "From Zoe". Again, she did this on her own.

 She gave the bunny one of her eggs in another envelope and it says "For Easter Bunny" on the front.

 Here are the gifts left on the table. 

It took them a long time to search for all of the eggs. I'm wondering if I'll find one or two during our move.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dance Preview

 Daddy with his little girl cuddling before her dance.

 The kids dancing.

Her class quietly sitting while the teacher talks to us.


Lacrosse Practice and Goalie Practice


 Lacrosse season has started. Sports here in Edmonton differ greatly from sports in Ontario. If you play hockey in Ontario there is a good chance that you'll play lacrosse in the summer. Here in Edmonton most of the people we talked to never heard of lacrosse and were surprised when I told them that it's the official national sport of Canada. Here in Edmonton if you play hockey, you play hockey all year round.

 Lacrosse in Ontario is different than here in Edmonton. They take it much more seriously in Ontario and it's played close to the real thing with real games and they keep track of points just like in hockey. Here in Edmonton, it's just for fun and babied down for the kids. The nets are moved in, the kids rotate goal, and when they have games the kids play for short intervals with breaks and practices in between. There is no checking here (which is probably a good thing). A benefit of the way they do it here is that more kids get to try out being goalie and Austyn was one of the first ones to ask to try it out. He will be the goalie for the second game. A downfall is that the goalie equipment that is shared isn't in the greatest shape and is large for most of the kids. If there was one goalie the equipment would be customized for that child and likely it'd be in good shape.

 Here he is practicing with one of the coaches. He is learning how to stand and block.

 Instead of watching Austyn Zoe goes to the practices and games to socialize. Her friend brought beads and string. 

 The equipment makes him look so big! Not use to that. He is so thin normally. LOL!


He did well for his first practice. It's hard to stop balls that are coming from all directions so some got through. In a real game there'd only be one ball.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Book Sharing Monday - Dr. Frankenstein's Human Body Book

Are we just learning about how the body works? NO! We are learning how to be an assistant in the making of a human body! If it were possible to put a body together we would become great assistants. 

The pages are thick board book pages but don't let that fool you. This book is a board book to make it look thick and designed to look old. It's a great book that makes learning about the human body fun. There are many antique drawings yet it's well illustrated to help with understanding.

To join in on the fun of Book Sharing Monday or to read other entries visit http://canadianhomelearning.blogspot.com/

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hockey Party

 Hockey season is finished and we are well into Lacrosse already. We had a Hockey team party. It was fun.
 The kids had a great time.

 They played together.

All of the players who participated in the games. It was a really great season. They won two gold metals and were undefeated. Austyn got many assists. The coaches, kids and all of the parents were wonderful. I have a feeling we'll be keeping in touch with some of them.

YouTube Inspired Drama

Here is the original, popular twin baby boys talking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JmA2ClUvUY.
 Here is our kids' version of it! LOL!!


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