S: Stinson Family September - December 2010
BC: Not much matters in life but family
2: My First Day Of School | "Mommy! We have 3 recesses!"
3: I can't believe you're already in Grade one. You have grown into such a little man and have changed so much just over the summer. We are so excited to see what this year brings for you. Of course, I cried watching you go ; (
7: Everyone must take the time to sit and watch the leaves turn. ~Elizabeth Lawrence~
8: I love the leaves, I do not know why. Is it their colors or how they fly? They crunch and crinkle Under my feet; I pile them up And take a leap!
11: September has been a cold, wet, windy, month. We have still enjoyed the evenings by dressing warmly and getting out and running around....literally! Daddy and Tanner worked so hard to fly the kite....with not much success! Must have been a defective kite!
12: And then came the first weekend in October...25 above! | Record breaking temps!
13: We spent the whole day at the Jungle Farm!
15: Beavers night out The Lacombe Corn Maze It was a beautiful night to spend at one of our favorite spots! After winding through the maze we checked out the pumpkin patch and enjoyed some hot chocolate!
16: The big "show" at Bower Ponds! Another lovely fall day with my amazingly talented kids!
18: We Give Thanks
19: The whole family worked together to fill the woodshed at Grumpy's!
21: A family reunited Very Thankful this year to have Bev and Travis with us. Words cannot describe what it was like to finally meet our baby brother! He looks so much like us and just like Grumpy!
23: The "Angels" sigh...Julie always got to be Farrah Fawcett! It's not often we are able to get a picture of all three of us girls. We had a nice visit with "Auntie Bubbles" and, as always, we were sad to see her go. | October 16th, 2010
25: MUSTANG HELICOPTERS another awesome Beaver's outing!
26: The dark side rules! | We really dressed up the house this year! Tanner was so excited to wear his costume!
27: Happy Halloween
29: Trick or Treat! | Audrey loved trick or treating! it was such a nice night but tanner was done after only about 20 houses! so we came back and sat outside to hand out candy instead.
32: Audrey's first haircut! November 2nd, 2010 | BEFORE... | Audrey did not trust those scissors! She did not know what to think but was definitely NOT going to sit on her own. I held her on my lap and it all worked out. How nice to see her eyes!
33: You Make My Sun Shine | AFTER!
34: STINSON FAMILY CANCUN ADVENTURE! NOV 3-10, 2010
35: We started our holiday at the Holiday Inn at the Calgary airport. We were all so excited we did not get much sleep! | SO EXCITED!
36: Crown Paradise resort our resort was beautiful! We got in late in the day so had to wait until the next day to check out the beach. it was incredible!
38: Que camino a la playa? | Which way to the beach? The weather was cool...by Mexican standards...but perfect for us! We all loved the beach! Audrey was very cautious and never did get too close to the water. The current was very strong so that was a relief for us!
39: so proud of tanner! he wasn't the least bit scared of the ocean and ran right in to test it out!
40: Lovin' the beach!
42: "Mi corazon esta en Mexico"
43: November 2010
44: My favorite part of our holiday was NOT having to cook or clean! Most nights we just hit the buffet so Tanner could have his burger and fries but this was our night at the Italian restaurant. Audrey is not used to restaurant eating!
45: La Piazza Ristorante
46: The beach is that way Daddy! We went for a nice long walk on the beach one afternoon. The weather had been rainy and the ocean rough as there was a hurricane off in the Caribbean. This resulted in lots of seashells all over the beach! We came back with an armful!
48: Tanner and Audrey loved the unlimited Pina Colada's and Miami Vice's (a mixture of a Pina Colada and strawbery daquiri.) Tanner always made sure there was no "booze" in his! | We spent our days in Cancun on the beach, at the pool, relaxing, eating, and drinking!
49: The pools were very nice but were very cold! We preferred to swim in the ocean!
51: Wayne's boots Daddy will do anything for his kids! We knew about the mechanical bull and Tanner really wanted Daddy to try it out! However, as soon as he got on Tanner was so embarrassed he didn't watch! Audrey and I were so proud though!
52: Audrey was content to sit and play in the sand while Tanner and his new friend Bodie from Colorado built sand castles and jumped off the sand "cliff". The water was so warm and the waves were just perfect for body surfing! Mommy and Daddy had to be dragged out of the ocean!
54: explore | We spent an afternoon in town at La Isla. We lunched at Hooter's of all places and enjoyed the aquarium. Upon our return we were treated to a coincert by the kids!
56: ...NEVER COULD FIGURE OUT WHAT TANNER AND AUDREY HAD AGAINST THE KIDS CLUBS....
57: LOOKS LIKE WE PICKED A GOOD DAY TO LEAVE!
58: "A vacation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in." Robert Orben
59: Our last night in Mexico just happened to be Fiesta night at the buffet! The kids loved the Mariachi band that played while we ate. Even Puppy got into the spirit!
61: 'Tis the Season! December started off with a Christmas concert at the Memorial Centre. Tanner's class performed two songs. Tanner was nervous but he did a fantastic job! The next week the Holiday Train came to town. The entire school walked to the train tracks to watch the show!
62: "Dear Santa, For Christmas, I'd like the Battle of Endor and please bring my baby sister some Moon Dough!" As always, Tanner posed for a nice picture with Santa. Audrey did too...only she prefers the stuffed one!
63: We can't quite see it in these pictures but the gingerbread man in the back is a stormtrooper and he's holding a red gummy for a lightsaber!
65: J O Y | Mmmm Cookies!
67: Dear Santa, I can explain... Audrey trimmed her own little tree this year...she kept pilfering the decorations off the big tree! She just loved the little rocking horses!
68: We love living so close to the sledding hill! Audrey had a blast and couldn't get enough! As always, Tanner and Taylor did too!
71: Christmas 2010
72: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!"
73: BJ Kids Party Cabin Fever, Sylvan Lake
75: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days | Gramma and Grampa and Uncle Chris, Auntie Linsey and Violet all came up for a visit before Taylor went home. Audrey shared her new dollhouse with Violet and Taylor loved her beautiful diamond kiss necklace. Of course, Tanner couldn't get his lightsabres away from the dads!
76: Dear Santa, I want one of everything
77: It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
78: Christmas Eve 2010
79: "And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, How could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more." ~ Dr. Seuss
81: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days | Christmas Morning 2010 This year Santa brought The Battle of Endor for Tanner and Moon dough for Audrey as requested! Tanner also got Bobo Fett's ship the Slave 1 and Audrey got lots of Dora stuff! Mommy and Daddy got Ds's for each other!
83: Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!
85: The Morrow kids... Travis, Heather, Julie, and Bubbles! | Christmas and Boxing Day at Grumpy's
86: The snow fell gently all the night. It made a blanket soft and white. It covered houses, flowers and ground But did not make a single sound