Sunday, September 30, 2007

Happy Birthday, Nathan!

Nathan celebrated his 18th birthday on Sunday with a new Sharks cap and jersey. He can wear them to the game on Friday!
I attended my last Flippers executive meeting last night, handing over all of my files and information to my predecessor. It feels very good, even though I know I'll be getting calls this year to help her out.
We have 4-H club awards on Friday the 15th, and then my commitments there are done as well. What will I do with all this time on my hands? I'm thinking maybe getting involved in cadets somehow, as all three boys are there now. Will letcha know.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Our Grandparents Went to Hawaii...

...and all that we got were these (very cute) bathing suits!

Tonight after dinner Don said he was taking the girls swimming so I could have a break! He got them all suited up in their new bathing suits from Grandma and Grandpa and off they went....

I'm finding it increasingly difficult to take a good picture of both girls. When Jordyn can stop being in perpetual motion for more than 2 seconds it will get easier... you hear the silence? It really is golden!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Papa Loves Me, This I Know...

...for my t-shirt tells me so!

Guess who couldn't resist these t-shirs when he saw them at the art & wine festival?
And Jordyn and Patience love their papa, too!

Friday, September 21, 2007

What Does An 18-Year-Old Say...

When he receives 2 Opening Night Canucks vs. Sharks BOX SEAT tickets for his birthday?

Nothing! He's speechless!

Last night we gave Nathan his birthday present early, so he'd have plenty of time to choose who he would ask to go with him. This morning he said he'd "narrowed it down" to about 5 people!

He said, "This is probably the last time I'll be an opening night Canucks game, where they play against the Sharks, in these kind of seats..."


Thanks to my brilliant husband for procuring these tickets. It'll be a game Nathan never forgets.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

The Shopping Fiend Strikes Again!

Sean came home last night from his trip to Hawaii with my parents and he returned with an entire suitcase filled with his sisters' fall/winter wardrobe! Unbelievable! Here they are in their snuggy fleece outfits. Thanks, Mom and Dad!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

First Day of Preschool

This morning Jordyn and I took Patience to her very first day of preschool. It was just a "warming-up" session, lasting an hour, where they learned all the rules, etc. She loved it, as we knew she would. The weather has been so lovely here that Don and I took Jordyn in the double stroller, along with Storm, to pick Patience up. It's quite a workout pushing that stroller 3/4 of a mile, each direction!

When we got home I took advantage of the sunshine and and washed the van and the car. The girls "helped" me. After all their help, we took all their wet clothing and hung them on the line, gave them a quick bath, and then both girls went down for a rest. Patience doesn't "nap" during the day...but she will gladly "rest" on the couch with her pillow and blankets. I can hear her snoring right now...quite a rest!

Dylan is practicing everyday with the volleyball team. Since only 13 boys showed up for the team, there will be no cuts. Dylan says that the grade 9s on the 9/10 team are really good, and that this year's team is going to be hard-to-beat. His first tournament is on Friday and Saturday at a local school, so we'll see how they stack up.

Sean is playing the trombone in the grade 7 band. He has band on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, so I can drop off his instrument when I drop off and pick up Patience from preschool (her school is at Sean's school). He's getting ready for his Hawaii trip with my parents, Jacob, and Hailey.

Nathan appears to really be enjoying his senior year. He's taking only classes he likes by teachers he loves. He's working across the street at the berry farm on weekends and is enthusiastic about cadets. He enjoys having his own wheels and has been a responsible driver, and a huge help (taking Dyland to school early, picking him up late, etc.). It's amazing to me that this is the home stretch of Nathan living with us. Nathan purchased Dylan's laptop computer, which wasn't getting much use, for $300. That money brings Dylan dangerously close to having his New York trip paid for. And now Nathan has a very decent computer to watch Shark highlights on, and play NHL 2007.

Don is working so hard on both the trees and with the computer consulting. Last night he didn't get home until after 2, and then had a meeting at 8 a.m. He's been taking advantage of the lovely Indian summer to finish up some trees at Radnai's. They're nearly done down there, and both Dylan and Nathan have been a huge help.

Jordyn gets her 18 month immunizations today. That will suck.

Okay, I think that about wraps it up!

Monday, September 10, 2007

New Coats and Haircuts...

Tomorrow is Patience's first day of preschool, so I thought today was a good one for haircuts and a new winter coat! It's still warm here, but fall weather will come out of nowhere, and I don't want to be caught unawares. Jordyn, although nervous, was very good and still for her "big girl" haircut.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

First Day of School!

Well, technically Sean did go to school yesterday, but only for 90 minutes so it hardly counted.

Here are Nathan and Dylan getting ready to drive off to their first day of Grade 12 and Grade 10, respectively.

And here is Sean leaving for Grade 7, where he is the "big man on campus."