S: Fall / Winter 2012
FC: of change
1: 3 | So grown up! Here's to a fantastic year! Sept 4th 2012
2: of playschool! | Audrey had her playschool orientation on September 6th. I can't believe she's ready for school!
3: Audrey's first official day at Loving to Learn Playschool was the 10th of September. She was soooo excited to be a "big" girl! We went shopping and she picked out her first day outfit and loved packing her backpack with her school shoes and snack. Of course, I shed more than a few tears on my way home!
4: September 15th, 2012
6: These Are The Moments I Live For
8: Sept 17th was Audrey's first special helper day. She got to do the calendar, ring the gong, be the line leader, and do show and tell. It was so fun to see her play with her new friends!
10: KRAAY FAMILY FARM a.k.a the Lacombe Corn Maze
11: Audrey went on her very first field trip in September. It was very exciting to have the whole farm to her little class. She mostly stuck with her friend Parker and they had a great time playing and checking out the animals!
12: "An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest." - Judy Hand
15: Playing in the leaves! | The more you laugh, the longer you live. | September 30th, 2012
16: You can't stop my shine, | What a sweetie!
17: "...and this is you Mommy cuz you have hair (apparently all over my cheeks and chin too) and you are holding your magazine in your hands!" | "look Mommy, it's Daddy! See, he has ears!"
19: Clearly this years Thanksgiving highlight was Tanner learning to drive the quad! | Austin made Audrey their own special Thanksgiving dinner...
20: What a handsome young man!
21: Pretty little girl!
22: Monsieur Caramel
23: Tanner's class guinea pig poops nonstop! Audrey started calling him the "poo pig"!!
24: By the 23rd of October we were blanketed in snow. One of our favorite things to do is "colour" the snow. We spent a long time outside shoveling and playing....and more shoveling! Audrey thought she would do a good deed by shoveling the pathway!
25: It seems Tanner's window well attracts the salamanders from Cranna Lake..After talking to some people it turns out that they like the warmth coming from the windows but are unable to climb out once they are in the deep well. So we end up with a bunch of "salamandersicles!
26: Cats and dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole. - Bettina Eddie
27: The new members of the Stinson family, Mustachio and Beau | At the end of October, after a year of debating, we finally decided to adopt a couple of cats. We chose them at the RDSPCA. Beau was irresistible with his big blue eyes and enormous feet. Mo chose us. He was just 5 months old and so friendly and sweet we couldn't leave him behind..
28: 1st Lacombe all sections camp. Oct. 27th-28th 2012 It really paid off to sell popcorn this year... kids got to toss one pie for every $600 sold! The leaders were such good sports!
31: This year both Tanner and Mike were invested as cubs! The kids chose Dad's leader name....Ikki! What a name! | INVESTITURE
34: Hallowe'en fun
36: Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen, Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!" - Dexter Kozen | I found the CUTEST
37: The "indoor" costume! | Trick or Treat! | little fairy at dance and at Playschool!
39: Tanner could not find a costume he liked this year. He wasn't even going to go trick or treating. Dad gave him a black eye and off they went! Audrey on the other hand, was dressing up in everything. !
40: "Good times are even better when they are shared"
41: "The more you laugh the longer you live" | Grey Cup party and Journey concert with Sonja
43: Home is where there's someone to love, and someone to love us. | November 15th,2012
45: love us. | LIGHT UP THE NIGHT FESTIVAL | November 30th at Cranna Lake | This was such an exciting event and right out our door! We all went and made"luminaries", drank free hot chocolate, watched the awesome fire dancing, and enjoyed the great fireworks!
46: MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND | We had two concerts this year. The Grade 3 immersion students performed at the Rotary festival as well as at their school concert
47: This year, Mme Tiong taught French music class. She is so enthusiastic! The kids did a fantastic job at both concerts!
48: Chocolate Snowballs | Lemon coconut balls | PERFECT gingerbread folk
49: ...and our yearly tradition...making an enormous mess decorating sugar cookies! | CHRISTMAS BAKING!
52: This fall Audrey danced both ballet and hip hop. Her hip hop dance routine was called Ain't no Party and ballet was called Sweet Pea. It was nice to get to know our new neighbor Anja who was also in her ballet class. These are pictures from the rehearsal.
54: Future Stars December 15th So proud! She danced this time! She did a great job for both dances. By the finale she was a little overwhelmed and tired!
55: Reach for the stars!
57: Dear Santa, this year Tanner wants everything Halo! And Audrey would like a cookie build-a-bear with lots of clothes!
59: DINNER WITH GRAN
60: Almost time... Dec 22
63: We figured that since this guy has been hanging around since Tanner's birthday we'd better decorate him too! | Cinnamon decorations that we made!
64: SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!
66: TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS AND ALL THROUGH THE HOUSE NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING, NOT EVEN A MOUSE...
68: This year we spent Christmas Day at home. The kids were up so early (530) to open their stockings and then all their gifts that Mommy and Audrey both crashed on the couch for a nap before lunch!
70: Taylor's here!!!! Let the Kinect dance party begin!
72: Christmas with the cousins at Grumpy's
73: New baby for Christmas! Baby Felicity born Dec. 24th!
76: This beats being buried in the sand any day!
77: This year we decided to do New Year's Resolutions together. Everyone thought of their own and we all sealed with a thumb print!
80: January 1st 2013
81: SNOW FUN