S: Spring/Summer 2011
BC: The End
FC: Spring/Summer 2011
1: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories.
2: At the end of March 2011 we took a trip to Denver. One of the first things we did was have "Thanksgiving" at Sue and Ed's house (since we're not usually there in November). The kids had a good time playing with stuffed animals and the adults did a lot of chatting.
3: Top row: Uncle Chris, Annaleise, Aunt Theresa, Penny, Matt, Kari, Jeff, Sean, Nehemiah Middle row: Isaac, Uncle Ed, Aunt Sue, Nathan, Jenny, Gabriella Bottom row: Elijah, Sylvie, Grace, Sam
4: The kids had fun at Jump Street, and Flat Stanley got to come along, too. Unfortunately Flat Stanley had to spend most of his time in a backpack.
5: Even though it was spring, it was still a little chilly feeding the horses with Bumpa. Nathan fed horses carrots out of his hand, but most of the time the kids threw the carrots to the horses.
6: Daddy checks out the girls' ears. | April 2011
7: The kids love to feed the fish at Daddy's office. | Daddy helps Sylvie feed the fish in the small fish tank. | Ashton's Flat Stanley visits Daddy's office, too, and both Flat Stanleys get their ears checked. | Daddy helps Sylvie wash her hands after feeding the fish, and the kids check out the situation behind the desk.
8: Both Gabriella's Flat Stanley and Ashton's Flat Stanley made a few trips around Kelowna with the kids. In addition to watching the kids' show at home and watching Nathan play Lego, the Flat Stanleys also took trips to Casorso, met Mme Manfredi and Sofie from Nathan's class, went to Robb Card dance studio and went on a bike ride.
10: In April 2011 the kids helped Daddy dig out stumps, then assisted while he built raised-bed gardens for Mommy. It was a big job.
11: In May we celebrated Grandpa's 68th birthday. The kids had fun licking the candles (and so did Grandpa).
12: May 2011 Nathan teaches Sylvie how to play chess and he's happy to have a chess partner when Gabriella's at school.
13: Sylvie is a good guy in a boat fighting bad guys. Nathan is pushing her around in her boat. Sylvie 3 1/2 Nathan 6 yrs
14: Mother's Day Tea in Nathan's kindergarten classroom -- Mme Manfredi helped the kids sing songs and serve tea to the moms. May 2011
16: Nathan's Lego creations May 2011
17: Gabriella talks to Grandma Anna on the phone after pioneer day with her grade 3 class (May 2011)
18: Gabriella tries out her new birthday bike.
19: Gabriella's 9th birthday -- guests include Taylor, Lindsay, Alex, Sonya, Farrah, Payton, Aunt Bernadette, Nana and Grandpa.
20: Sylvie and Gabriella pose before the kids' dance show, then Gabriella and Nathan get ready to go in the car. June 2011, Gabriella 9, Nathan 6, Sylvie 3 1/2
22: Gabriella and the summer girls: Bryn, Halle, Hannah, Hannah, Riley, Maddox
23: Nathan and Porter get ready for their hip-hop dance in the dressing room at the theatre.
24: Out on the streets of Kelowna after the kids' dance show. June 2011
25: Payton came to the dance show with her Aunt Susie who was six months pregnant.
26: Nathan helps Sylvie become a pirate in the laundry basket; Sylvie and Nathan wait for their snack on the new picnic table. June 2011
27: Gabriella and Nathan were preparing to get a helium balloon down using the vacuum. Sylvie got herself settled in her room so it wouldn't be too loud.
29: The kids play with Pet Shops in the morning before Gabriella goes to school. June 2011
30: Sylvie does some dancing, then has a snack with Nathan. June 2011
31: Nathan the window cleaner
32: Last day of school! | Madame Manfedi presented Nathan's kindergarten class with certificates. Gabriella got to watch because she went home early after falling on the playground. Sylvie got to watch too even though it was her naptime. Nathan got an award for math and one for reading 94 books!
33: Swimming lessons--we rode our bikes to H20 for two weeks. Sylvie had her first lessons!
34: Nathan loses his top front tooth, then drinks from a straw where the tooth used to be.
35: The big book shuffle; Gabriella reads a book to Sylvie. July 2011
36: July 14, 2011 Daddy celebrates his 40th birthday! Nana and Grandpa hosted the party. The kids decorated and made him lots of cards and pictures. Payton, Jenny, Joe and Susie came, too.
38: A family is pieced together with hope and faith. A family is quilted and bound with love and grace.