As the world turns….

Life has been a whirlwind of activity lately. The kids are playing a lot of hockey which usually means driving all over small town Alberta looking for a rink we’ve never been too.

This weekend our club put on their tournament so we spent the weekend working at that while the kids played games. It was also Nicole’s birthday so that meant throwing a few parties. First, there was the party after their last game on Saturday, because that was her real birthday but we couldn’t have a ‘real party’ due to the hockey schedule. Then there was the little party that evening with just the family. Then the next day we played more hockey, and yesterday ( a holiday in Alberta ) we had a ‘real party’ with all her friends from school. Its exhausting to usher in a new year with this kid!!

As usual, the adopted Grandparents came through with the coolest gift ever. Here is one very thrilled 8 year old with her new digital camera!

We already uploaded a hilarious mixture of pictures of her and Grant playing dead and of course, self portraits.

In other news, the long awaited decision came down from the ogres (that would be me and Ron) about the possibility of having a dirt bike for the kids. Poor Grant, he’s been asking me since last summer, ‘have you guys finished thinking about it yet’.

We picked up a beautiful little Yamaha dirt bike but, of course, that is like torture because there is still two months of winter left.

The other night when checking the kids before bed, Ron came and got me to have a look at our son. That kid is so cute. And he really, really loves his helmet!!


He didn’t even wake up when I turned the light on so I could get a decent photo! In fact, he didn’t even wake up when Ron pryed it off.

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29 Responses to As the world turns….

  1. TSDUFF says:

    How cute is that!!!! Reminds me of my 5 year old grandson going to bed with his enormous boxing gloves on… precious!!

  2. Kyahgirl says:

    Hey Terry-nice to see you. I didn’t know you had a grandson but he must be a cutie!

  3. meredith says:

    at least he’ll be Safe when riding that new dirtbike, eh? My parents lived in Calgary for a while. Beautiful, but COLD…ugh. Your children are absolutely beautiful. Stay warm.

  4. neva says:

    awwww… too sweet! and Happy Birthday to your beautiful little girl! how fun to have multiple parties! (more so for her than for you, i suspect 😉 )

    we have similar pics of our boys when helmets and knee-pads were a part of their daily “gear” — what i wouldn’t give to see them care about such precautions today (something happens when they grow up, and “safety” kind of flies out the door. sigh) xox

  5. justine says:

    Ha ha, that’s adorable. Awww.

  6. jan says:

    How cute. It’s like he didn’t want it to disappear while he was sleeping.

  7. Doug says:

    A good sleeper, your Grant. Happy birthday to Nicole.

  8. ames says:

    What precious pictures!

    My 15 year old cousin plays hockey too-he was actually in the hospital a few times with injuries. Broken arm. And just this week he needed a cat scan because he got a hockey stick to the neck and was knocked out. Lots of fun that sport.

  9. quilldancer says:

    Love the helmet wearing! That’s some dedicated waiting! And, Happy Birthday to Nicole.

  10. IDV says:

    Wow! I’m surprised that Grant hasn’t popped with anticipation.

    Although, it’s a good job he hasn’t, as that helmet certainly wouldn’t’ve contained all the mess…

  11. IDV says:

    Umm… That sounded rude. I didn’t mean it like that. I’ve obviously spent too much time at Piggy & Tazzy’s.

    * scarpers *

  12. pia says:

    I would sing but that would ruin Nicole’s birthday month. Hope it rocks!

  13. Meow says:

    What a great photo. Kids do the cutest things.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Take care, Meow

  14. logoâ„¢ says:

    OK, your little people are soooo precious!
    That pic of Grant in his helmet is just priceless,
    I love it.

  15. Kyahgirl says:

    Meredith-welcome! 🙂 yeah, Calgary is cold, Edmonton is just tropical though (kidding, kidding)

    Neva-I know you understand these things. Thanks for the birthday wishes, they have been passed on.


    Jan-no, he never lets it get too far out of sight.

    Doug-yes, he’s a great sleeper…its all that innocence and purity you know?
    Thanks for the birthday wishes.

    ames-yes, hockey can definitely be dangerous, especially when they are older and checking is allowed. at this age its non contact, thankfully.

    Bronwen-thanks 🙂

    quilldancer-he’s like a dog with a bone.

    IDV-anticipation luckily can’t cause head popping 🙂 Don’t worry about soundngi rude, I didnt take it that way.

    pia-thanks for the birthday wishes. I’m sure your singing can’t be any worse than mine….let ‘er rip!

    meow-yeah, they do don’t they?

    logo-I guess a motorcycle fiend like yourself really ‘gets’ it eh? yeah, cuteness abounds here.

  16. ariel says:

    Happy Belated Birthday to beautiful Nicole!

    the helmet photo is precious. doesn’t it show our true affection what we sleep with? 🙂

  17. shayna says:

    Your kids are darlin’… 3 birthday pary’s??? WOW..

    and how cute is your son! 🙂

  18. Mailyn says:

    your kids are cute!

  19. Urban Chick says:

    aw, that is so sweet!

    happy belated birthday to nicole (who is the exact same age as my friend’s little girl!)

    UC x

  20. G says:

    That is too precious! Well that will safeguard him even in his dreams. Too funny. Happy Birthday to Nicole – sounds like it was a good one. xox ~ G

  21. zydeco fish says:

    I wish I had a dirt bike when I was a kid. Maybe it’s not too late. Trouble is, there’s no place to ride them in downtown Toronto.

  22. Monika says:

    Very cute kids! In Icleand we always congratualte the parents on teh kid´s birthday as well…so I would just like to translate that sentiment: Congratulations with your daughter 😉

    Sleeping with that helmet? That is dedication pure 🙂

  23. Margaret says:

    Hi, They are adorable! Happy Birthday to Nicole and Happy biking to Grant when the snow goes.
    We have snow here and it feels like a interior winter today.The snow is the light powder that skiers call Champagne. I don’t think my flowers are very impressed with the white blanket of cold white stuff on them.
    It’s March and after the wacky winter we have had they should have stayed in the ground for another month!just to be sure it really is spring.

  24. Wow those kids are so cute. And you a very nice blog. God bless.

  25. The Phoenix says:

    That’s a great picture! Looks cozy.

  26. I’m back! Lots of catching up to do – you can take off Runemeister and add me!

  27. weirsdo says:

    Very cute kids. We also have multiple birthday celebrations around here.

  28. tsduff says:

    Only another week before you get to hit the road – I’ll wave as you go by… 😀 Wish I was going too.

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