S: Fall 2011
FC: September - December 2011
1: Tanner's first day of second grade. Silly me...Audrey & I walked Tanner to school and since it was his first day we stuck around to wait for the bell...whoops! NOT a cool thing to do! Audrey and I walked dejectedly back home...We miss him when he's at school! | September 1st, 2011
2: Tanner's 7th Birthday! This year Tanner invited his friends Theo White and Korbin Adams to see Spy Kids 4 instead of having a big party. He still got spoiled at home though! I bought this AT-AT last year and have had it hidden all this time! It was a big hit!
4: acombe Corn Maze | Endless fun! And Audrey really DID get lost!! | Sept 17, 2011
6: Tiny Dancer | Dancer's Edge Studio
7: Dancing Girl | Audrey is taking a jazz/ballet combo class and absolutely loves it! She is always excited when it is her "dancey day" and especially likes her ballet shoes and her purple leotard.
8: is a little world created by love.
9: "In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln
10: Another beautiful day at the Jungle Farm! The sun was shining and it was the perfect day for a visit to one of our favorite spots. | September 24th, 2011
13: Fall Days Are Fun Days
14: "Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower." - Albert Camus | We spent Thanksgiving weekend out at Grumpy's this year. The ping pong table and fooseball was all set up and ready for action! The kids all played so well while the grown ups competed at wall pong! This is Aunties game of using a tennis racket to bounce a ping pong ball against the wall. and counting the repetitions....we did this for hours! BY the end of the night Daddy was the reigning champ! The food was fantastic and the weather even better!
15: It's Turkey Time! | Gobble 'til you Wobble | Audrey thought this wig made her look like a lion and ran around roaring at everyone!
16: A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero
17: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
18: The "menfolk" spent lots of time checking all of Grumpy's relics to see what they could get running and what was truly dead. Uncle Warren's parents came to visit for the day too and Grampa Shearer spent time taking the kids for rides on his fancy quad. All in all a great weekend!
19: May the bounty of the season fill your heart and home.
20: "Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn." - Elizabeth Lawrence
22: We love our evening walks around Cranna Lake
23: Fall Days Are Fun Days
24: HIP HOP
25: Tanner is in Hip Hop dance classes this year. We are so proud! He was the first boy dancer to be named Dancer of the Week at the studio! He enjoys dance and especially likes to try new break dance moves!
27: 1st Lacombe Scouts Fall Camp Deer Valley Meadows Alix October 29th-30th 2011 | Lot's of adventures at this year's fall camp. It was an "all sections" camp out and included Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, and Venturers. We went on a hike to a "bear" cave, practiced fire building (and smores building!) and played lots of games.
29: On the second day of camp Tanner was invested as a white tail and Daddy was invested as a leader. We are looking forward to an exciting year of new adventures! | Beaver Scout Promise I promise to love God and help take care of the world. Beaver Scout Law A Beaver has fun, works hard and helps family and friends.
30: Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!" - Dexter Kozen | Daddy: pumpkin designer extreme!
31: Trick or Treat! | It's Franken-pumpkin!
32: Tanner made it a little farther this year than last but Audrey still outlasted him! Tanner came home to help hand out candy instead while Audrey managed to finish out the neighborhood! | Too cute to spook, but not to sweet to trick or treat
34: "Little Girls are Heavens Flowers" | Audrey loves having her picture taken!
36: LIVE | L A U G H | Chris's 40th Birthday 80's Hair Band theme! A Rockin' good time! | Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you.
37: "Imagination is more important than knowledge." - Albert Einstein
38: making | Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breaths away. | A beautiful day out at Grumpy's! We spent the day playing on the sleds...although I think the guys spent more time tinkering with them then actually driving them! Tanner spent much of his time babysitting baby Nia. She just loves him and he is so good with her. It was Mom's first time driving the sled and I loved it! 3rd December 2011
39: It's the little moments that make life big.
40: ~Audrey's 1st Skate!~ December 11th 2011
41: Winter Fun Audrey was so excited to try skating. She stayed on the ice for a long time and really stuck it out. Tanner is getting better too. Practice, practice, practice! I was so proud of them both!
42: Christmas Treats! The annual Christmas baking/gingerbread house decorating weekend! YUM YUM!
44: December 2nd, 2011 | Audrey is so scared of Santa! She would not go near him but he was able to sneak up and snuggle her up for a picture as long as Tanner was holding her hand! | Dear Santa, This year Tanner would like the Battle for Geonosis Lego set and Audrey wants a Caillou doll!
45: Tanner's Christmas Concert Dec 14th, 2011
46: Oh Christmas Tree! I could not resist buying these mini ornaments of my favorite childhood toys!
47: Trimming the Tree! | Dec 17th
48: Family Is The Best Part Of Christmas | Christmas Eve was a perfect day for sledding! And snowboarding! It turns out Tanner has a knack for it! We spent a few hours on the hill with Auntie and her clan then went home for hot chocolate supreme!
49: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days
50: Tanner's Star Wars Advent calendar | Everyone should have a Yoda Clause!
51: in the things you can't see...believe in the magic of Christmas
52: Enjoying The Holly Days | morning
53: Dear Santa, I Was Very, Very Good
54: Dear Santa, Define Good | We spent Christmas morning at home building Lego and playing with our new toys! Afterwards, off to Calgary! | The dads in their new Vancouver Millionaires shirts!
55: Believe In The Magic Of Christmas
56: Dad took Taylor and Tanner to Canyon to try their hand at snowboarding. They took a lesson and tried their best but it is harder than it looks! Maybe next year Mom will get to try it out!
58: Let the games begin!
59: Out With The Old And In With The New...This Year Is Going To Be Great!
61: Friends may come and go but family is a forever bond.
62: let's count down to the | new year
63: EVERYONE loved Taylor's Wii game , Just Dance! We danced the night away!
64: Enjoying The Holly Days | I'm Dreaming Of A White New Years!!
65: We love sledding at grumpy's! | Bring on 2012!!