FC: Hill Family Yearbook 2010
1: A trip to the toboggan hill at Morrison Dam
2: Happy Birthday Daddy!
3: Ava and I enjoyed the Gala at the Canadian Figure Skating Championships at the JLC in London. Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir were the Canadion sweethearts that year and it was very cool to see them live! | Team Canada - off to World's!
4: Fun at the Dawson/Macdonald house! What a crew!
5: Sparks Sleepover! Ava joined Sparks in the fall. One of the highlights was this indoor campout at the Youth Centre. They pitched tents inside, played games, watched movies, made crafts, and decorated some leftover Christmas gingerbread!
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8: A fun night in the backyard followed by some couch cuddles to warm up!
11: Feb, 27/10
12: Kub Kar Rally! Jacob joined Cubs in the fall. A highlight, for sure, was the kub kars. Each cub built their own kar from scratch, with the help of their dads and leaders. Then they had a special night to race them. Such fun!
13: Futures Competition | We traveled to Guelph for Ava's first and only skating competition. She did very well! Jacob helped her make some posters to help us cheer her on! We were so proud of her for going out and skating in front of so many people!
14: March Break Getaway with the Downings!
15: We spent a few days in Michigan with the Downings. We stayed at the Sterling Inn in Sterling Heights close to where Dave and Alanda Pritchard live. Visiting them was the main purpose of our visit but the waterpark at our hotel was an added bonus! We had adjoining hotel rooms to add to the fun. So many of our favourite memories involve the Downings - we are so lucky to have them as friends!
16: We had fun visiting Mark and Sylena on March Break! The top pictures were taken on the Sky Wheel. Clifton Hill is always a big hit! We had supper at Planet Hollywood.
17: is in the air
18: Playing at the park in Tillsonburg with the Gignacs
20: Weekend Getaway in Niagara Falls at the Sterling Inn
21: Fancy Brunch at the Elm Hurst
23: Bunnies are brown. Bunnies are white. Bunnies are always An Easter delight. Bunnies are cuddly The large and the small. But I like chocolate one The best of them all.
24: Fun at the Children's Museum
25: Mommy is 36!
27: More Spring Accomplishments Jacob and Ava finished up another year of piano lessons and Jacob graduated from Music for Young Children. Their amazing teacher was Aimee Rau. At middle right, Jacob is pictured at his first ever Track and Field meet, held at SHDHS. Below, Jacob is pictured front right at his wrap-up for Cubs.
28: Grand Bend Beach, May 2010
29: Grandma and Grandpa Garner's 50th Wedding Anniversary | - Picnic at Happy Hills -
30: Camping with the McLaren's
31: at Storybook Gardens with the Downings
32: An Annual Favourite
34: We had another great vacation at Jellystone Park this year! We had visits from Uncle Pete and Aunt Beverly as well as Mark and Sylena. Then we were joined by the Downings as well as Drew and Lisa McDonald and their three boys for the weekend. As the pictures show. we were there for Canada Day. The campground had many special activities, including a parade, which were lots of fun. Jacob was one of the winners for best-dressed! We had fun campfires, craft time, games, activities, and even a dance. Jellystone Park is always a favourite!
36: The Maid of the Mist, Niagara Falls
37: I always knew there was treasure at the end of the rainbow...
38: My annual trip to Cropping Daze Retreat in Chesaning, Michigan with Sarah Aziz is always something I look forward to! Great food, lots of laughs, my favourite hobby, and some "me" time - who could ask for more?! | Fun at Cropping Daze Retreat!
39: Back to Jellystone Park! | This time we went with the Park family. They rented a trailer there and we camped beside them. Keeley and Kellen loved Jellystone too!
40: Searching for treasures at "Fossil Beach"
42: I hope you never lose your sense of wonder....
43: Ipperwash Beach
44: Jacob braves the cold water at Paradise Valley to enjoy the (primitive!) water slide | Ava all dressed up like Daddy! | Jacob and his counselors at Camp Bimini | Ava and Bryanne swimming in our backyard | Jacob and Fraser swimming in our backyard | Ava having a visit with Gillivray Bish
45: Jason and Ava waiting for the wagon ride at Paradise Valley | Ava and Erin made Beth an EasyBake birthday cake - so thoughtful! | Cozy by the campfire at Paradise Valley | Jacob in a classroom at Fanshawe Pioneer Village. He and I went while Ava was at Acting Camp | I took the kids to see Peter Pan in Stratford. Aunt Beverly came along with us. | Ava at Art Camp at the University of Western Ontario. Jacob did Science Camp
46: Adam and Brittani's Wedding August 7, 2010
48: It was a beautiful day. Jacob was honoured to be the ring bearer and he did a great job!
49: The ceremony was at St. Marys Catholic Church in Tillsonburg, the pictures were taken at Southside Park in Woodstock and the reception was at Goff Hall , also in Woodstock
53: Camping at Paradise Valley with the Gignacs -Labour Day Weekend- | It was windy and cold but, as always, we had so much fun!
55: Jacob is off to Grade 4, and Ava to Grade 2
57: Another Fun Weekend with Grandma and Grandpa at Ralph Macleod's Farm near Lucknow.
59: For Ava's 7th birthday, she requested dinner at Moose Winooski's in Kitchener. Always a family favourite!
60: Happy Birthday Ava!
61: Ava's guests were Erin, Bryanne, Rosie, and Sadie. Makenna joined us at the movie theatre, where we saw Alpha and Omega! Later that evening, Uncle Pete, Aunt Beverly, and Uncle Mark came for a visit and we had some more of the cupcakes!
62: More Fall Fun at Ralph's Farm! We had a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend, complete with a fabulous fish fry, a favourite tradition!
63: Fun at O'Shea's Farm
64: "Believe in happily ever after, and it will come true"
68: South Huron Optimists Halloween Dance
69: What a funny night this was... we had a blast.!
71: Carve out some good times!
72: Trick or Treat!
73: As per our annual ritual, we went trick-or-treating with the Parks. Both kids lasted much longer this year...a sure sign of getting older.!
74: Nathan and Sylvia's Wedding Nov. 6,2010
78: Breakfast With Santa! Fanshawe Pioneer Village
79: Fun with the Sim-Bish's and the Jorgensen s
82: SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!
85: Jacob | Ava
88: Boxing Day Fun at the Gignac's
90: Fun on our Backyard Rink
91: December 29, 2010 Jacob is 10! He had a sleepover with Jayden and then the Parks and Downings came for dinner
92: It brought a smile to my face to see Ava's doll's shoes by the door one day! | Ava made Uncle Mark an EasyBake cake for his birthday in December. | Dropping Jacob off at Camp Bimini - his first time going for a whole week! | Tobogganing at the Sim-Bish's on December 23rd. | Ava and one of her besties, Bryanne. Sleepovers are the best! | Skating at the outdoor rink at the pavilion in Exeter.
93: Jacob and Jayden at Jacob's birthday party. | Jacob and his friends played road hockey at the high school at his Birthday party. | The Downings and the Hills on our March Break Michigan adventure. | Jacob and Ava with Uncle Mark and cousin Daisy! | Sophie and Ava at Mark and Sylena's shower for Adam and Brittani in July. | Ava feeding the deer at Paradise Valley.